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Alice Russell — High Up On The Hook
Album: Putumayo: A New Groove
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Released: 2006
Length: 6:00
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Oooh

Can I stop my hobo wandering days, now?
I guess I'll hang my tears out to dry
I seem to notice more and more every day, now
You got my heartstrings breathing so right
I hang my coat high up on the hook now
I'll put my gloves down on the side
And I know that they will still be there when
I get those feelings need to run and go hide

I'm getting lost in with you every day, now
Or just sitting quietly side by side
Climbing towers and gtting mystery trains, now
Making tea and settling down
Kites, ice creams, jumping jumping trampolines, now
Waking up and I'll tell you last night's dream
Seeing things that no one else has, seen now
You're pulling on my heart of silk and strings

Can I stop my hobo wandering days, now?
I guess I'll hang my tears out to dry
I seem to notice more and more every day, now
You got my heartstrings breathing so right
I hang my coat high up on the hook now
I'll put my gloves down on the side
And I know that they will still be there when
I get those feelings need to run and go hide

Ohhh
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 jimtyrrell wrote:
What a great composition.  9
 
 
+1 today....now at a 9....this song is fine!  Long Live RP!!
That is a top tune
 chamrousse1450 wrote:
Alice is great. There are even better tunes than this on her discs, I highly recommend Pot of Gold and My Favourite Letters. This lady teaches a lesson in true artistic interpretation of Soul.
 
Gosh, consistent opinions...;-)
Alice Russell rocks.
Many years on I notice she's creeping up playlists around the world.
Perhaps finally her talent is noticed.
 fredriley wrote:
I think I rather prefer George Formby's "When I'm cleaning windows"...

 
Well, here you go, the very next piece today!  Hope you're still listening...  Bill never disappoints :)
I think it was skipping there for awhile.
What a great composition.  9
 
 fredriley wrote:
I think I rather prefer George Formby's "When I'm cleaning windows"...

 
You just missed it, Fred.  Bill played that about 15 minutes ago.  Here you go.
I think I rather prefer George Formby's "When I'm cleaning windows"...
I love the Putumayo collaborations and have a large collection spanning their great world music. {#Smile}
Great voice. Sounds like a vintage Amarican chanteuse from the 1940's. Classic big band style jazz voice. Nice.
yessss for the  voice & the ryltm 
Dig baby dig
 oldman wrote:
For anyone interested this is from her "My Favourite Letters" CD
love that spelling of favorite, us Americans have bad spelling{#Tongue}
 

...not to mention bad grammar
For anyone interested this is from her "My Favourite Letters" CD
love that spelling of favorite, us Americans have bad spelling{#Tongue}
 fredriley wrote:

Don't tune away, just hit the mute button and come back in 5 minutes. With the eclectic music range on RP, there will always be songs which you just can't stand (for example, Van Morrison's just come on which is an insta-mute for me).

 

LOL {#Yes} Exactly!  There is always the PSD (Play something different) button too.  Stop complaining and making negative comments people - EVERYBODY IS DIFFERENT!  Thank goodness {#Biggrin}
Does anyone hear a regular sound in the background that sounds remarkably like a phone on VIBRATE mode on the table?

I had to take my headphones of 3 times to check. 
Woop!!  {#Bananajam}
This song is really gaining on me. I gave it 7 on my last listen, but tonight I'm leaning toward promoting it to an 8. Has my feet moving! Txs Bill!
Ok! That's what I need in this moment! Alice Russel and a glass of red wine! Good song, a 7 for me
{#Dance}  Another sassy beat...  Tanks Bill
A fun tune for the end of the work week. RP does it again.

 haybaler wrote:
Has anyone else noticed the resemblence to "Hypnotized" by Fleetwood Mac from back in the seventies? 
Nevertheless,  nice tune.
  
It does have that two-chord "shuffle" structure, but I don't hear much other similarity except for some bits of the melody line and phrasing - seems like different tempo and chords.  That's a great tune, though.  I like this one as well.
 TheKing2 wrote:
so this is always the moment when I tune away from Radio Paradise. It is the sole one song played here that makes my physically ill. That totally annoying organ intro, lousy voice is just driving me up the walls.

 
Don't tune away, just hit the mute button and come back in 5 minutes. With the eclectic music range on RP, there will always be songs which you just can't stand (for example, Van Morrison's just come on which is an insta-mute for me).

I love this song!  Was the reason I purchased the CD.
 TheKing2 wrote:
so this is always the moment when I tune away from Radio Paradise. It is the sole one song played here that makes my physically ill. That totally annoying organ intro, lousy voice is just driving me up the walls. 

where is the "don't like" button? 

("bad dentist" is good)
 
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so this is always the moment when I tune away from Radio Paradise. It is the sole one song played here that makes my physically ill. That totally annoying organ intro, lousy voice is just driving me up the walls. 

where is the "don't like" button? 

("bad dentist" is good)

 ca1vinandhobbes wrote:
7 → 8 after the xylo bit :-)

 

Listening to this song for the first time, and liking it. Reading the posts while listening, reading your post just as the xylophone solo is performed, and smiling at the coincidence of it as I agreed.
 tutakea wrote:
i seem to disagree with most of you, sorry. i think this song sucks. acoustical torture. it´s like going to a really bad dentist...
 
Try "Munkaroo" then. Only a dead person couldn't groove to that one.

 tutakea wrote:
i seem to disagree with most of you, sorry. i think this song sucks. acoustical torture. it´s like going to a really bad dentist...
 

As a matter of fact, I heard this while getting my root canal the other day.

It didn't help.
i seem to disagree with most of you, sorry. i think this song sucks. acoustical torture. it´s like going to a really bad dentist...
Man, I'm really groovin' here at the office!!!!!
Alice is great. There are even better tunes than this on her discs, I highly recommend Pot of Gold and My Favourite Letters. This lady teaches a lesson in true artistic interpretation of Soul.
I'm jumpin in the pool and groovin on the moon...
Haven't heard this in quite a while
Great!!
7 → 8 after the xylo bit :-)

dig.
Still dig this very cool song!
Sooooooooooooooooo grooovy! :-)
 haybaler wrote:
Has anyone else noticed the resemblence to "Hypnotized" by Fleetwood Mac from back in the seventies? 
Nevertheless,  nice tune.
 
No - but would like to hear Bill line it up behind this one    ;-)

This is not my music!!
please let it stop {#Frustrated}
 some_call_me_john wrote:
the steady rhythm and Alice's voice, remind me of Nancy Sinatra's Boots song Nancy Sinatra's boots
 
right on man
Has anyone else noticed the resemblence to "Hypnotized" by Fleetwood Mac from back in the seventies? 
Nevertheless,  nice tune.
GREAT + GROOVY!
surprise-attack!

I give it a 90.  It has a beat and you can dance to it.
{#Mrgreen}
the steady rhythm and Alice's voice, remind me of Nancy Sinatra's Boots song Nancy Sinatra's boots
 iam_overlord wrote:
Best xylophone solo ever!
 
{#High-five} Right On! Xylophone, now there's an instrument you don't here mentioned much when it comes to pop/rock music.

Love it
The perfect time to be repetative...
I love it too!  BTW.  If you like the songs RP features  from this CD...You'll enjoy the entire collection.  8.
 namp wrote:
A repetitive stupidity...
 

There's a repetitive line, yes - but just listen to what else is going on...

It sounds like everyone playing on this is just loving it - and so am I - 8


A repetitive stupidity...
 iam_overlord wrote:
Best xylophone solo ever!
 
If by "best" one means "most repetitive," then yes, sure. . . .

I REALLY dig this song!!{#Notworthy}
 Exene wrote:
This makes me want to go drink a martini. Vodka. With three olives. And flirt with someone at the bar.
 
Cheers {#Cheers}
wheeeeee!!!!! Luv the beginning of this tune. a sevenish song. I feel hip.

If I didn't have a headache before...
This makes me want to go drink a martini. Vodka. With three olives. And flirt with someone at the bar.
 Proclivities wrote:

I think you mean "imminent"; maybe you should turn off that strobe light.{#Cool}
 

See what I mean — i can't even spell....actually this song is growing on me...
 cherinoel wrote:
....I feel like an epileptic fit is eminent
 
I think you mean "imminent"; maybe you should turn off that strobe light.{#Cool}
The "keyboard" you hear is a vibraphone. It's like a metal xylophone, but it has a pedal which allows the bars to ring (like the sustain on a piano). I love it, too!

Best xylophone solo ever!
Wow - I thought I'd come here and find all sorts of negatives but, alas, I am in a minority!  Actually, I love the singing; it's that annoying repetitive keyboard (or whatever it is)....I feel like an epileptic fit is eminent
I'm really love'n this.{#Dancingbanana_2}
Fantastic ! or is it just that it suits my mood today...I'm flying!{#Daisy}
it's good @ work...makes me more hardworker{#Whipit}
..switching stations now....
 jagdriver wrote:
Infectuous!
 
I believe you mean infectious?  That's a good word for this.
Infectuous!
Alice Russell - High Up On The Hook     Happy
Pete Yorn - For Nancy                             Happy
Beatles - Cry Baby Cry                            Joy
=
Bill trying to make up for
Rabbi Shergill - Bulla Ki Jana                  Oy

7 ==> 8



9 just for this first name ALICE and the kick off  ( increase your Baffles it's to ....) sorry for this bad english)

OK Bill You got me "High Up On The Hook"
I've been slack and broke of late, but...
$10 Tuesday's a Go! {#High-five}


This is good!
It's not often I'm moved to comment, but this track had a bit  more class and unexpected nuances than usual. I'lll be looking for more of Alice Russell.
Hopefully including the upper torso...{#Tongue-out}
This is the second time this song has fooled me with that horn interlude toward the end.  It sounds almost exactly like something from a Sufjan Stevens album, so I thought for sure it was a segue to him... :)
 sdn wrote:
Stray Cat Strut?
 

Nothing like it.
Stray Cat Strut?
 ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:

I believe that is a vibraphone.
 

I stand corrected. That's what I meant to put...I guess I had xylophones on the brain.
{#Beat}   <—  Xylophone on the brain
kellis wrote:
{#Bananapiano}{#Bananajumprope}

The most appropriate comment so far on this excellent song.

{#Bananapiano}{#Bananajumprope}
I can't decide whether to be charmed or annoyed. Oh well.
Danimal174 wrote:
I don't mind her voice, but the music (with the exception of the xylophone) is a little too repetitive for me.
Second that. I've never been irritated by a marimba before. Whole new experience.
Like the song, like the girl, like the baby photo, love the tit comment! :clap: :bounce: :clap:
laprincessa wrote:
I dig this song so much and she's incredibly beautiful too! (I have no idea who the guy is, but looks like it could be her brother)
Hey, I have both of those helmets!
Danimal174 wrote:
I don't mind her voice, but the music (with the exception of the xylophone) is a little too repetitive for me.
I believe that is a vibraphone.
7 8
I don't mind her voice, but the music (with the exception of the xylophone) is a little too repetitive for me.
EssexTex wrote:
Kind of Amy Winehouse...without booze n' crack
Without booze 'n' a crack...that could be uncomfortable!...oh!
Man somebody is JAMMIN on the xlyaphone! Like the song whether she has big tits or not...but honestly if she was really hot too, then I might be even more inclined to check out a live show...what dude wouldnt? (Gay is an obvious answer)
The tits-talk is funny. :roflol: Nearly more funny than the song. It's only average... :ask:
horstman wrote:
No Alpine. It's just that you are a major asshole. That's all. :ass:
spunkyboy62 wrote:
This would go great with a martini. After work, of course.
The PC nature of this thread is sphincter tight!
nice..very snappy
I likey!!
Alpine wrote:
That's all great, but does she have big tits?
You can always tell when the kids are out of school.
is this the same Alice Russell on Morcheebas Back to Mine?
horstman wrote:
No Alpine. It's just that you are a major asshole. That's all. :ass:
Hey, I happen to really like breasts... wait what are we talking about here? :drunk: :moon: :whistle: Oh ya, don't worry, I gave her an 8 because her cover is hot for a drawing.
Alpine wrote:
You have something against breasts? Or are you just real up tight?
No Alpine. It's just that you are a major asshole. That's all. :ass:
geordiezimmerman wrote:
Idiot
On ya, Geordie! :bounce: :cheers: :wave:
oh, i really like this. got me tapping :dancingbanana:
geordiezimmerman wrote:
Idiot
You have something against breasts? Or are you just real up tight?
Alpine wrote:
That's all great, but does she have big tits?
Idiot
geordiezimmerman wrote:
this girl can sing. seen her a few times,she is signed to a brighton label,been big on the brighton scene for a few years now, worked with the likes of Bonobo. Great voice,she gives it her all on stage.
That's all great, but does she have big tits?
this girl can sing. seen her a few times,she is signed to a brighton label,been big on the brighton scene for a few years now, worked with the likes of Bonobo. Great voice,she gives it her all on stage.
EssexTex wrote:
Kind of Amy Winehouse...without booze n' crack
no. no. no!
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nice until the record started skipping at the end...twice
This would go great with a martini. After work, of course.
oppositelock wrote:
Oh! I would like to hear that! Just bought this CD thanks to RP. Very cool all the way through. Even my kids like it. :music:
https://www.myspace.com/alicerusselluk The player has a few of her tracks here
How many of y'all remember what a "stuck record" is? Still, I like the song!
Kind of Amy Winehouse...without booze n' crack
d00kie wrote:
I really dig her! Her cover of 7 nation army is BadASS!
Oh! I would like to hear that! Just bought this CD thanks to RP. Very cool all the way through. Even my kids like it. :music:
Uhg! The intro bars always turn me off. Mute.
I really dig her! Her cover of 7 nation army is BadASS!
I dig this song so much and she's incredibly beautiful too! (I have no idea who the guy is, but looks like it could be her brother)
...i can't articulate how much i love the organ with this song - then the vibraphone kicks in and just pushes it over the top... ...honestly, i've never given any putumayo records a fair listen...after seeing them in so many yuppie market kiosks i can't help but expect them to be tourist-trap drivel-by-numbers...
bcorcoran wrote:
I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not. :rolleyes:
I was irritated with this song's repetitive, screechy & bubbly sounds at the time -- but now it is not so bad. I am finding my opinion of a song depends on how irritated I am with work . . . . .
Like listening to this very much
sunnysoul03 wrote:
I gotta get this album...so many songs on here catch my ear
Mine came last weekend. It's really fun. A very good purchase. :dancingbanana_2: