Bring on the Lucie by Hallelujah the Hills

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I love this cover of “Bring on the Lucie” by the Boston-based and totally excellent band Hallelujah the Hills.

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  1. Avatar Hologram Sam wrote:

    I’ve been listening to a lot of the Lew Stone orchestra. I imagine Paul’s dad listened to him as well. He was a top British bandleader in the 1930s.

    Here is his recording of “PS I Love You” from 1934
    Did Paul hear it on the victrola as a child and remember the title?

  2. Avatar Hologram Sam wrote:

    Here’s another Lew Stone record: “From Me To You”
    I’m starting to see a pattern here.

  3. Avatar Hologram Sam wrote:

    My hypothesis: Paul’s dad had a ton of sheet music in the house. Paul couldn’t read music but he remembered all the song titles. “P.S. I Love You” “From Me To You”
    And then (perhaps unconsciously) regurgitated them as a Beatle.
    Has anyone ever asked Paul about Lew Stone?
    And John admitted in 1980 interviews that he loved the old stuff; Bing Crosby and others.

  4. Avatar Hologram Sam wrote:

    What the…! And now I see another old 1930s tune called…. “Cry Baby Cry”
    At this point I’m afraid I’ll uncover a 1934 Cole Porter fox trot number named “Why Don’t We Do It In The Road” if I continue my investigations…

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