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Jill Barber — Oh My My
Album: Chances
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Released: 2008
Length: 4:39
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Oh my my (Continues for most of song)

I went to the doctor
Knocked at his door
And he said girl what can I do you for
And I said doctor
For a start
The man I love has done and broke my heart

And he checked my pulse
And fever too
And he said girl theres nothing I can do
You are love sick
There ain't no cure
I fear the devils knocking at your door

He sent me home
And straight to bed
And gave me pills
To rest my head
But it won't do
Cause all I want
All I need
Is darling you

I said please (please) don't let me go (don't let me go)
I said please don't let me go (please don't let me go)
I said please (please) don't (don't) let me go
I said please don't let me go (please don't let me go)

You wouldn't have it
Or any of that
You took my love
But you couldn't give it back
You let me go (You let me go)
You walked away (You walked away)
You broke my heart (You broke my heart)
In everyway (In everyway)

You left me crying (crying)
You left me blue (blue)
You left me dying over you (you)

And I said please (please) don't let me go (don't let me go)
I said please don't let me go (please don't let me go)
I said please (please) don't (don't) let me go
I said please don't let me go (please don't let me go)

And the doctor said
Why you dig a grave
This poor heart might be to weak to save
And I said doctor (doctor)
I'm not ready to die (doctor)
I said doctor won't you say you'll try

And I said please (please) don't let me go (don't let me go)
I said please don't let me go (please don't let me go)
I said please (please) don't (don't) let me go
I said please don't let me go (please don't let me go)

(Clarinet Solo)

He said your heart
Will never be the same
He said you
May never love again
And I said doctor
The love I had to start
I gave it to the man who done and broke my heart (broke my heart)

Broke my heart (Broke my heart)
Broke my heart (Broke my heart)
He broke my heart (Broke my heart)
He broke my heart (Broke my heart)
He broke my heart (Broke my heart)
He broke my heart (Broke my heart)
He broke my heart (Broke my heart)

Oh my my
Oh my my
Oh my my
Oh my my
Oh my my
Oh my my
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Oh my my
Oh my my
Oh my my
Oh my my
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Oh my my
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Oh my my
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 Jelani wrote:
 ziggytrix wrote:
 this is just wrong...

 

And yet, so right.
c.
 ziggytrix wrote:
 this is just wrong...

go good.



                                    GONNA HAVE TO LET YOU GO, BABE.
                       
                                     Take care - here's a 4 to take with you {#Wink} ~ 


 

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IDK man.....no matter how great the groove or the voice I can only listen to the line "oh my my" so many times before I want to start kicking the dog or something :^ /
 SteffT wrote:
{#Dancingbanana}I started it on a 6 and ended up with an 8, such fun!

 
LOL I just did the same thing!
Oh My My.....
 SteffT wrote:
{#Dancingbanana}I started it on a 6 and ended up with an 8, such fun!

 
from 8 to 9 me
{#Dancingbanana}I started it on a 6 and ended up with an 8, such fun!
Saw her and her band do this at the Halifax Jazz fest a couple of years ago...amazing woman!
What's the name of this song again :^ /
What a great song and performance! Other songs have continued to follow, but this one keeps coming back.
Hoo Wee!! Oh my, my!!
{#No} 


 
This kicks ass !

 
So fun.... love it{#Bananapiano}
and I stopped playing clarinet{#Frustrated}
Snapping my fingers, tapping my toes, and wagging my head from side to side ...
 endoboy wrote:

As a production artist, I can't tell you how many times I've wanted to say the same thing to the clueless commenters of visual art. Just because you don't like something, don't discount the skill and planning that went into it. My favorite example is the photographer Joel Peter Witkin (Whitkin?). Some of the most disturbing, grotesque stuff Ive ever seen, and very grunge, before there really was grunge, but the man had mad photography skills, before the days of Photoshop, and no mater how sick the material, it was made just the way he wanted it to be, and with great skill.

So, say you dislike it, even hate it, but don't say it sucks if you don't know the history or skills it takes to make it.


 
For those who have any interest in exploring the World of Joel Peter Witkin, here is a portal
https://www.edelmangallery.com/witkin33.htm
Knock my socks off, drop my drawers and trip over myself... Wow! The song is a blast!
Oh, my my! I turned on CBC-TV this morning to see if the Olympics were on, but instead I found Jill Barber singing a version of this to Mamma Yamma. (Hey, it's children's television!) Jill stepped in to buck up Mamma Yamma because the toothless yam in an apron was afraid to go to the dentist. (Hey, it's children's television!)

Here's the link:

https://www.cbc.ca/player/Shows/Kids+Shows/Kids%27+CBC+Music+Videos/ID/1523563696/ 

You should know that when I went to view this just a few minutes ago, I received a message that said the video was unavailable. I have no idea why. But for your warped viewing and listening pleasure (and to satisfy your inner child), I hope it's back online soon. 

The video of this song is fantastic. Such a great tune!


 fuzzy wrote:
You gotta see her live. She's so underrated.

Oh how she moves
When on the stage
Gets in a groove
She can't escape
Totally surrendered
To the spell rendered
By ghosts of lost love remembered
 

I'd like to see her, but it seems as if she rarely performs outside of Canada. 
*edit: Oh, she does have some shows scheduled in the Northeastern U.S. and Chicago.
Just what I needed to wake me up and get me through the afternoon!


Funsies!{#Angel}
 Businessgypsy wrote:
ScottFromWyoming wrote:

The fonts are fine. The cover's just half-finished is all. Maybe the two faces don't belong together, but there's nothing wrong with either of them. I'd actually like to know what the script is... seems like something Veer would put out but it's like finding a needle in a haystack, browsing thru font after font.

Thanks for the illumination, Scott. I'd also say the cover is as the designer, art director and publisher at https://www.outside-music.com/ intended. Obviously going for a period look, and the headline over photo block was often used in cover art from 1940 - 1960 - partly because (in the days of multiple plate stripped, masked and registered film negatives), it was less costly to do the mechanical art if you weren't dropping a lot of type out of a large four-color-process photo. The combination of a woodcut style sanserif masthead and brush font script was common in the era of hot (lead letterpress type fit into a chase) type when your choices were restricted to the sizes and fonts in the typesetter's cabinet.

This is what Barber had to say about the intended feel of the recording in an interview with the Brunswickian:

Her new album has a lounge singer aspect to it - the listener feels like they are transported back to the ‘40s in a smoky hotel bar. But more than just the era itself Barber wanted to recreate the feeling of romance in the music.

"I think I've always written songs that are pretty romantic and I think that romance has been lost in a lot of modern music so I look to the old classics. I just wanted to deliver it and bring that sound back to contemporary songs," said Barber.

Given that, the art director probably researched some classic torch and ballad cover art from the period as a reference for the finished piece. Absolutely no reason for a San Francisco company like Outside, with access to top level designers locally to just accidentally do something shoddy.

Maybe they overthought it and allowed the search for historical accuracy to overshadow mass appeal, but this is a certainty: The fonts aren't bad, as in thoughtlessly chosen. The cover's not half-finished, but finished to the standard set by Jill Barber's own concept. You may not like it from your own personal aesthetic perspective (I don't), but don't mistake the work that went into this as anything less than a professional effort to respect the recording artist's desired feel of the work.

Crikey, I thought I retired from being a Creative Director years ago. Much ado about nothing, but that's the biz.

 
Sorry to dredge this up 2 years later but I'm sticking with my "half finished" diagnosis. They may have gotten what they were after, but it falls flat for most of us so that means more work is needed. However, this larger version shows a little more subtle "aging" detail that in real life probably makes the art look better. I still think they needed a gothic font to balance out the frilly-ness of the two fonts they have. Or just maybe the song titles in Britannic Book.
 
 
 
Also, the art as I see it in the RP version knocks out the dirty white to just white, so that makes the layout seem off-kilter... slightly horizontal rectangle floating in a white square gives odd margins. Click it for larger version. 
 
Edit: If they'd just let that pink background flood the cover, or at least go up to behind the Chances title, I'd like it better. I agree that they probably scoured used record stores for period examples; I wonder if it's an homage to a particular album.
 



Oh my, my, indeeed!  Love this, and the 50s artwork on the album cover.
the album cover is fine...

the music is fun too...

steady.
 endoboy wrote:

As a production artist, I can't tell you how many times I've wanted to say the same thing to the clueless commenters of visual art. Just because you don't like something, don't discount the skill and planning that went into it. My favorite example is the photographer Joel Peter Witkin (Whitkin?). Some of the most disturbing, grotesque stuff Ive ever seen, and very grunge, before there really was grunge, but the man had mad photography skills, before the days of Photoshop, and no mater how sick the material, it was made just the way he wanted it to be, and with great skill.

So, say you dislike it, even hate it, but don't say it sucks if you don't know the history or skills it takes to make it.
 
A sizable portion of the members here are graphic designers and/or artists, including the poster to whom you were responding. "Clueless" would better describe a presumption that one is the only person here who knows about "production art" or its history and required skills.  I do share your frustration about uninformed criticism, however, but that seems to happen in every field.

 Businessgypsy wrote:
 endoboy wrote:
So, say you dislike it, even hate it, but don't say it sucks if you don't know the history or skills it takes to make it.
Thanks for the vote of confidence, endoboy, but I have to point out that ScottFromWyoming is also a working designer and always makes pretty well thought out points in his debate. The input from all concerned raises the level of consciousness concerning this sometimes arcane biz considerably, and is much appreciated.

 
oh please...who actually buys the album for the artwork anymore...who actually buys the album anymore, period?

Love this!
 endoboy wrote:
So, say you dislike it, even hate it, but don't say it sucks if you don't know the history or skills it takes to make it.
Thanks for the vote of confidence, endoboy, but I have to point out that ScottFromWyoming is also a working designer and always makes pretty well thought out points in his debate. The input from all concerned raises the level of consciousness concerning this sometimes arcane biz considerably, and is much appreciated.

Now that JB has decided that the money likes her lower register, she's doing much more of it. I do approve FWIW.

Love it!  Just listen to that bass... Ohh my, my!
Great track.
 macbags wrote:
Have I grown old, or has paradise? Don't telll me its me.
 
sometimes I think that only a daily basis
 Businessgypsy wrote:
ScottFromWyoming wrote:

The fonts are fine. The cover's just half-finished is all. Maybe the two faces don't belong together, but there's nothing wrong with either of them. I'd actually like to know what the script is... seems like something Veer would put out but it's like finding a needle in a haystack, browsing thru font after font.
Maybe they overthought it and allowed the search for historical accuracy to overshadow mass appeal, but this is a certainty: The fonts aren't bad, as in thoughtlessly chosen. The cover's not half-finished, but finished to the standard set by Jill Barber's own concept. You may not like it from your own personal aesthetic perspective (I don't), but don't mistake the work that went into this as anything less than a professional effort to respect the recording artist's desired feel of the work.

Crikey, I thought I retired from being a Creative Director years ago. Much ado about nothing, but that's the biz.


 
As a production artist, I can't tell you how many times I've wanted to say the same thing to the clueless commenters of visual art. Just because you don't like something, don't discount the skill and planning that went into it. My favorite example is the photographer Joel Peter Witkin (Whitkin?). Some of the most disturbing, grotesque stuff Ive ever seen, and very grunge, before there really was grunge, but the man had mad photography skills, before the days of Photoshop, and no mater how sick the material, it was made just the way he wanted it to be, and with great skill.

So, say you dislike it, even hate it, but don't say it sucks if you don't know the history or skills it takes to make it.

Have I grown old, or has paradise? Don't telll me its me.
Oh, my, my...{#Yes}{#Motor}{#Notworthy}
Great record! Congratulations to Jill, who is getting married today!!!
Reminds me of Joan Osborne .....
Cant't Handle this...bleech....sounds like everyone favorite hate-Katie Meula and the Oh my my's.....can't take it....MUTE

This is just plain fun to listen to!  I am always amazed at how great the selections are on RP.
ScottFromWyoming wrote:

The fonts are fine. The cover's just half-finished is all. Maybe the two faces don't belong together, but there's nothing wrong with either of them. I'd actually like to know what the script is... seems like something Veer would put out but it's like finding a needle in a haystack, browsing thru font after font.

Thanks for the illumination, Scott. I'd also say the cover is as the designer, art director and publisher at https://www.outside-music.com/ intended. Obviously going for a period look, and the headline over photo block was often used in cover art from 1940 - 1960 - partly because (in the days of multiple plate stripped, masked and registered film negatives), it was less costly to do the mechanical art if you weren't dropping a lot of type out of a large four-color-process photo. The combination of a woodcut style sanserif masthead and brush font script was common in the era of hot (lead letterpress type fit into a chase) type when your choices were restricted to the sizes and fonts in the typesetter's cabinet.

This is what Barber had to say about the intended feel of the recording in an interview with the Brunswickian:

Her new album has a lounge singer aspect to it - the listener feels like they are transported back to the ‘40s in a smoky hotel bar. But more than just the era itself Barber wanted to recreate the feeling of romance in the music.

"I think I've always written songs that are pretty romantic and I think that romance has been lost in a lot of modern music so I look to the old classics. I just wanted to deliver it and bring that sound back to contemporary songs," said Barber.

Given that, the art director probably researched some classic torch and ballad cover art from the period as a reference for the finished piece. Absolutely no reason for a San Francisco company like Outside, with access to top level designers locally to just accidentally do something shoddy.

Maybe they overthought it and allowed the search for historical accuracy to overshadow mass appeal, but this is a certainty: The fonts aren't bad, as in thoughtlessly chosen. The cover's not half-finished, but finished to the standard set by Jill Barber's own concept. You may not like it from your own personal aesthetic perspective (I don't), but don't mistake the work that went into this as anything less than a professional effort to respect the recording artist's desired feel of the work.

Crikey, I thought I retired from being a Creative Director years ago. Much ado about nothing, but that's the biz.


 Leslie wrote:
Music = pretty good

Fonts used on album cover = pretty bad
 

 BillG wrote:


I'd agree pretty much, though I'd probably go with:

Music = very good

Fonts used on album cover = very bad
 
The fonts are fine. The cover's just half-finished is all. Maybe the two faces don't belong together, but there's nothing wrong with either of them. I'd actually like to know what the script is... seems like something Veer would put out but it's like finding a needle in a haystack, browsing thru font after font.

About Britannic Bold ...

Linotype usage sample for Britannic Com Bold
Designer: Wagner + Schmidt Foundry, 1901
Britannic Bold belongs to the Britannic Font Family which is part of the Assorted Collection.
Britannic was originally created at the beginning of the 20th Century, and comes by way of the old British foundry, Wagner + Schmidt. Today's digital version of Britannic includes five separate font styles, one of which — medium compressed — is an all caps design. Britannic is a sans serif face with a vertical axis and a high degree of stroke contrast, especially in the heavier weights. This typeface exudes a degree of elegance that has not often been matched in the century that has passed since it was first drawn.


Saw Jill last night at the Yaletown Live venue in Vancouver for the Olympics... She was a character and this was one of the last songs she played in a great set. If she's in town you should bring your sweetie and check her out.
She played a free show here in Vancouver on Sunday but I found out about it too late to go, oh well.
 sdn wrote:

Yeah.  Same here.

 
Are your Kidding!!!  The headphones are turned up and I'm doing the chair dance.{#Bananapiano}
(Bill we need a chair dancing smiley!)

Can you spell G-O-S-P-E-L?
 michaelgmitchell wrote:
Too much for me.
 
Yeah.  Same here.

Don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing!!! (and damn she got it)
I think it's perty kewl!{#Daisy}
I know most of you love it. I can't get past the repetition. Don't bring up the obvious. Just this particular track. Too much for me.
 lmic wrote:

Aw heck, please don't blame the poor, innocent typefaces for bad overall cover design. I'm not saying they're the most elegant ever, but they do support the '40s-standard theme of the music.

 

They suit the theme of the cover.  Thank you for correctly referring to them as "typefaces" instead of "fonts".
 AvoidingWork wrote:
As long as you're at your computer...  https://www.jillbarber.com/
 
Seconded! You can listen to any and all the songs from Jill's albums on her site.

I found the chorus repetitious and annoying...  After only the first go-around. {#Yawn}

that's something special
 200 wrote:

oh my my, i'm gonna have to let her go.
 
please someone do. {#Headache}
 avidfan wrote:
I'd LOVE to hear more of this.  Wow.
 
As long as you're at your computer...  https://www.jillbarber.com/


Triplets of Beleville!

oh my my, i'm gonna have to let her go.
Oh my myyy....{#Bananapiano}
 Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
alternates between cloying and cool for me at different times (different plays).  Lands at a six and I still can't make up my mind

 
I feel exactly the same way about this song.

This song makes me vomit. {#Puke}
alternates between cloying and cool for me at different times (different plays).  Lands at a six and I still can't make up my mind

 peyotecoyote wrote:


sooooooooooo jealous!
 

Actually this is a song I didn't appreciate from the CD until I saw her play it live at the Black Sheep Inn in Wakefield, QC this winter.

(maybe 100 or so people + Jill & her band - awesome)

She oooozes warmth & earthy sexiness and this song is really 'acted out' on stage.

This song is all about delivery & she really delivers live.


I don't mean this as an insult, but the cadence of this reminds me of a Leann Rimes song.  The one where she's in the women's prison in the 1920's.

I love this song. I think Measure for Measure is her best though.
 boubabe wrote:
Saw her at the Edmonton Folk Festival this weekend.   She fabulous live if you ever get the chance to see her.  This song is an absolute hoot as a call and response with the audience!
 

sooooooooooo jealous!
The 'New Big Band' sound is way cool.  I mean hep.
 Pyro wrote:
I like her voice, but the lyrics are sorta repetitious. 

He broke my heart.  Oh my my. ad intinitum

 
yeah, except for the opposite. her voice, it do grate on a nerve.

Saw her at the Edmonton Folk Festival this weekend.   She fabulous live if you ever get the chance to see her.  This song is an absolute hoot as a call and response with the audience!
 Pyro wrote:
I like her voice, but the lyrics are sorta repetitious. 

He broke my heart.  Oh my my. ad intinitum

 
Sorry you're bored - you just don't want to hear about it, right?
But oh my my - he really did break my heart!  {#Cry}

 Pyro wrote:
I like her voice, but the lyrics are sorta repetitious. 

He broke my heart.  Oh my my. ad intinitum

 
Yeah, but still says a lot... not only with words but through that fascinating groove


Gorgeous {#Smile}
I like her voice, but the lyrics are sorta repetitious. 

He broke my heart.  Oh my my. ad intinitum

I'm soooo with you on that one.
 EssenceLumin wrote:
I soooo love this song. I bought the cd after hearing it here on Radio Paradise. At least 1/2 of the rest of the songs are gems too.
 


I soooo love this song. I bought the cd after hearing it here on Radio Paradise. At least 1/2 of the rest of the songs are gems too.


 Leslie wrote:
Fonts used on album cover = pretty bad
 
Aw heck, please don't blame the poor, innocent typefaces for bad overall cover design. I'm not saying they're the most elegant ever, but they do support the '40s-standard theme of the music.

Oh Sister, where art thou?  

Oh My My .... (rinse & repeat) until I want to shut the radio off
sorry Bill - Madrugada + RadioHead were amazing - this was a let down of epic scale .... I guess you cant win them all the time


the real thing would be cool right now.  Not this
love it!!  {#Cool}
Jill? Good stuff. The chorus?

Blah, blah blah, blah blah blah
Blah, blah blah, blah blah blah
Blah, blah blah, blah blah blah
Blah, blah blah, blah blah blah
Blah, blah blah, blah blah blah
Blah, blah blah, blah blah blah
Blah, blah blah, blah blah blah

Downright grating, IMHO - your mileage may vary.
 avidfan wrote:
I'd LOVE to hear more of this.  Wow.
 
There are a couple more songs from this CD on the LRC. One is the title track and the other is called "Never Quit Loving You". Both songs are good, but my favorite is "Never Quit Loving You" and I think that would fare better on the regular playlist. However, I'm not sure if they're going to make it to the regular playlist, because they've been on the LRC for a long time.
It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing... just QUITE doesn't get off of the ground.  -6-
I'd LOVE to hear more of this.  Wow.
Oh My My,this chick I like! #8   {#Yes}
Causing a foot-tapping frenzy here .....  {#Dancingbanana_2}  

The more it goes on the better it gets.
Oh my myyyyy....A great RP discovery.
Quite enjoyable!  This would be nice followed by some Dr. John.

It's cute, but large parts of it scan to "When the Saints go Marching In", methinks.

{#Headache}
I thought this was Jess Klein at first, their voices are so close...
the ritm is sufficient for a nice dancing.
 Leslie wrote:
Music = pretty good

Fonts used on album cover = pretty bad
 

I'd agree pretty much, though I'd probably go with:

Music = very good

Fonts used on album cover = very bad
Music = pretty good

Fonts used on album cover = pretty bad
 Droidac wrote:

I thought this was Joan Osbourne for a minute there....


 
Me too.  I like it. {#Dance}{#Dancingbanana}{#Naughty}{#Dancingbanana_2}
Bop bop bop de dop...Diggin it.
Nice - I like this better than her faux-Sarah-Harmer stuff.
Hey, my upload! Thank you Bill. nigelr wonders if this is authentic, yes, these are new original songs, and there is no sampling whatsoever. Special kudos have to go to producer Les Cooper, he wrote the arrangements for the backing band which includes a 10 piece string section. A couple of groups, the Good Lovelies and the Sojourners were brought in to provide those cool, authentic backing vocals. Les also co-wrote some songs with Jill, as did Ron Sexsmith. This song is the most uptempo number on the album. To get more of a taste of the album you can go to www.jillbarber.com where all of Jill's albums are streamed.
Reminds me inevitably of the main theme of The Triplets of Belleville. I kept waiting for the vacumm cleaner to kick in...   {#Tongue}
 Mandible wrote:
I'll bet there's a correlation between high ratings and scantily clad beauties on the CD cover!
 
and your rating was?........

Outstanding!{#Guitarist}
I'll bet there's a correlation between high ratings and scantily clad beauties on the CD cover!

I thought this was Joan Osbourne for a minute there....


One nice piece of jazz right here.
Please Lord, tell me it's 'real'.........
that's a strange one - I really like it !


Yumm!
i dig it
I said doctor! Mr. MD! Can you tell me what's ailing me?

Like this, I think