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Largo — White Man's Melody (w/ Cyndi Lauper)
Album: Largo
Avg rating:
6.6

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Total ratings: 677









Released: 1998
Length: 7:13
Plays (last 30 days): 1
In the bosom of europa
Little liza was caressed
By the music of the angels
Playing underneath her dress
She saw the great caruso
And that's when she fell in love
She'd think of him as elvis
If she knew who elvis was

Spinning round and round
You can hear her moan
She's all by herself
But she's not alone

Wonderful things happen to me
Whenever I sing that white man's melody
Wonderful wave - wash over me
Whenever I sing that white man's melody

By the shores of the gitchee goomee
She was floating on her bed
She was deaming of al jolson
And what she thought he said

He was looking in the mirror
He was putting on the paint
Said the hardest thing about this job
Is being what you ain't

Just an old white man
In a strange new world
Can you come out tonight
Little buffalo girl

Wonderful things happen to me
Whenever I sing that white man's melody
Wonderful wave - wash over me
Whenever I sing that white man's melody

From the loins of the liberace
Sprang a million little tunes
And they whirled around eliza
Like so many little moons
Every jewel held a secret
Every flourish held a clue
As he held her in a rapture
Singing I'll be seeing you

Wonderful things happen to me
Whenever I sing that white man's melody
Wonderful wave - wash over me
Whenever I sing that white man's melody
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 Dwallie wrote:
Thought I was hearing Roy Buchanan back there...
 

I was thinking Mike Campbell.
First few notes had me checking if this was Sonny Landreth.. alas no. Not bad Cyndi, but I DARE them to use this exact one a pharmaceutical ad.
Oh, no  Sounds like Cyndi is channeling her inner Yoko at the end of the tune.
 sfyi2001 wrote:

Horrid.
H O R R I D.
And 15 years earlier she had just about the biggest hit in the history of recorded music with 'Girls just wanna have fun' !

I think it's a safe bet that her phone no longer 'rings in the middle of the night.'

{#Crown}

 
Blah blah blah

Horrid.
H O R R I D.
And 15 years earlier she had just about the biggest hit in the history of recorded music with 'Girls just wanna have fun' !

I think it's a safe bet that her phone no longer 'rings in the middle of the night.'

{#Crown}

Never heard this much soulful  blues from Cyndi! Was never a fan but this ROCKS! Love it.
Was hearing "Wonderful" as "WTF" before I saw the lyrics.
Great stuff
 fatcatjb wrote:
I hear a lot of Joan Osborne...Cyndi rocks this! Is that Big Brotha and the Holding Company on guitar? Yowza, I don't smoke and I really need a cigarette

 
Eric Bazilian
What the hell, this is rocking and new to me, had to check closer, Cyndi Lauper, what the hell.
{#Daisy} Cyndi is cooking with gas.
WHAT THE WHAT?!? {#Eek} This is AMAZING! {#Hearteyes}

edit: Well, maybe not those vocal gymnastics at the end, but whatever. Cyndi can do as she pleases!
bumping to a 9. Great music..
Wonderful wave - wash over me.
    Thanks Cyndi!
I hear a lot of Joan Osborne...Cyndi rocks this! Is that Big Brotha and the Holding Company on guitar? Yowza, I don't smoke and I really need a cigarette
Black Velvet, anyone?
Enjoying this just the same.
Funny. Was gonna ask if this was Stevie Nicks ................ Nevermind. Cyndi Lauper can do whatever she wants. Not bad.
 Baby_M wrote:
I liked it up to the point where she broke into a Yoko Ono imitation.
 
Came here to say this, exactly 1 minute after you posted.
I liked it up to the point where she broke into a Yoko Ono imitation.
 bh1 wrote:
First thought this was Julie Miller, Good song well done.

 
Funny my first thought was Skye Edwards of Morcheeba!
First thought this was Julie Miller, Good song well done.
Nice change. Great tune.
You put this one on anytime late at night .... :-)
Wow.  Wouldn't have guessed who this was.  8 straight out of the box from the Bristol office.
 Huey wrote:
Surprise.....I stopped what I was doing to see who this was. Excellent. 8.

 
Same here. Logged in just to rate it. A strong 8.
Lauper has become a fabulous blues artist.  I recommend her recent solo material.
Just a little bit, erm, dreary.
 time after time
gregskrtic wrote:
Can't get the image of the girl who just wanted to have fun out of my mind...  {#Stop}

 


Can't get the image of the girl who just wanted to have fun out of my mind...  {#Stop}
Thought I was hearing Roy Buchanan back there...
Surprise.....I stopped what I was doing to see who this was. Excellent. 8.
"From the loins of Liberace"? What the....???
drover wrote:
Too bad her goofiness in the 80s effectively prevented audiences from taking her seriously, because Lauper has a great voice. I might also add that I saw her interviewed recently and she has aged quite gracefully.
Right on! She's a fine singer.
veegez wrote:
Knock knock! (who dat?) "She-bop She-bop"! :mrgreen:
:eyes: if the leather cub I happened to be waiting for when I posted that had shown up looking like early Cindy ! :roflol: with or without a bodywax. :ask: I can relate to a hot and joyfully low-down sister cause I'm in touch with my own inner slut
I love me some Cyndi. :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana:
philarktos wrote:
Wel, I'm over fifty and I think the girl's got a hot low down groove goin, and it's perfect, as I await a hot knock on the door. !!!! :eek: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
Knock knock! (who dat?) "She-bop She-bop"! :mrgreen:
Wel, I\'m over fifty and I think the girl\'s got a hot low down groove goin, and it\'s perfect, as I await a hot knock on the door. !!!! :eek: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
I\'ve seen Cyndi do many guest appearances and think she\'s just fantastic and talented. Met her back in the 80\'s in Daytona where I was bartending at the Plaza Hotel. Thiis is great stuff....TY RP :notworthy: :clap: :clap:
Originally Posted by irka: I have never heard this song before and I think it's great. Quite a departure from the stuff she did before. Is this Largo CD available anywhere? I can't seem to find it here (Montreal).
Irka, if you're still looking for it, I bought it at a Chapters in Toronto.
Originally Posted by Johray63: Question is; would we ever have known her without the goofiness? Btw, I think, at least a song like Time After Time is a very nice classic (Miles Davis even covered it!)
Yes. Yes, he did. In one of the most bizarre A&R moves in the history of the record business. That cover actually got Miles added to the rotation of at least one major market Easy Listening station in the mid-80s. I know this for a fact 'cause I was doing time there when it happened. Highly weird.
Originally Posted by Johray63: Question is; would we ever have known her without the goofiness? Btw, I think, at least a song like Time After Time is a very nice classic (Miles Davis even covered it!)
i agree, "time after time" was a great song. by the way, wasn't it the hooters who backed her up on her first l.p.? of course that could be bad if you didn't like the hooters.
isn\'t she white? Dot
That\'s cyndi Lauper !! Wow, I would never have known, I always think of the girls just wanna crap :clap:
Wow, Cyndi Lauper sounds great! This is the first time hearing this & it makes me want to hear more.
I really like this bluesy feel. something to groove to at my desk.
Originally Posted by drover: Too bad her goofiness in the 80s effectively prevented audiences from taking her seriously, because Lauper has a great voice. I might also add that I saw her interviewed recently and she has aged quite gracefully.
Question is; would we ever have known her without the goofiness? Btw, I think, at least a song like Time After Time is a very nice classic (Miles Davis even covered it!)
Nice, Cindy\'s voice and the guitar underneath create the perfect tension throughout the song. As somebody here mentioned, too bad her WWF and cheesy 80\'s pop days will alway overshadow how really talented she is. I heard her do this accapella thing in the studio at a local radio station... absolutely amazing. This is a great track. ;)
Originally Posted by Patti_M.: ...as I really like Cyndi. She has a great range. pbm 8^)
Hey 8^), are you related to (8?ยป? (just kidding) :D
Originally Posted by irka: I have never heard this song before and I think it's great. Quite a departure from the stuff she did before. Is this Largo CD available anywhere? I can't seem to find it here (Montreal).
Irka: I had to resort to getting this CD from half.com (ebays other half)as I could not find it anywhere. Got it for $6.00; not bad! And it's a good CD! I wanted to buy it after hearing 3 cuts from it here on RP, this song being one of them as I really like Cyndi. She has a great range. pbm 8^)
Too bad her goofiness in the 80s effectively prevented audiences from taking her seriously, because Lauper has a great voice. I might also add that I saw her interviewed recently and she has aged quite gracefully.
I don't like her but this is an excellent effort.
Originally Posted by red: i like her but this is not one of her better efforts.
I have never heard this song before and I think it\'s great. Quite a departure from the stuff she did before. Is this Largo CD available anywhere? I can\'t seem to find it here (Montreal).
i like her but this is not one of her better efforts.