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Elvis Costello — Hidden Charms
Album: Kojak Variety
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Released: 1995
Length: 3:29
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Her lips are sweet
Her legs are big
Her looks can make you
Dance the jig
Her touch is so soft
Her heart is so warm
What knocks me out
Is your hidden charms

Her voice is so soft
Her love is so true
I think about her
That's all I do
She's weak and wanton
In my arms
What moves me darling
Is your hidden charms

When I hold you
In my arms
Brings out all of your
Hidden Charms

Her kiss is so pure
As the morning dew
A real gone love
Is exciting too
Her eyes that talk
They say "c'mon"
What kills me baby
Is your hidden charms

When I hold you
In my arms
Brings out all of your
Hidden Charms
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 sfyi2001 wrote:


                                   


                                     Willie Dixon tune.  
                                     GREAT, guitar from James Burton.
                                     This cut is a 2 without it ~




 

Sorry.  No cut from Mr. Costello is EVER a 2. 
He puts on a really good show.

Saw him open for Dylan. 

 Both were full of " piss and vinegar"!
The Guy is so able to sing so many different styles of music. {#Notworthy}


                                   


                                     Willie Dixon tune.  
                                     GREAT, guitar from James Burton.
                                     This cut is a 2 without it ~




{#Bananapiano}

Elvis in his cool state

Nice!  I like......


 msymmes wrote:


Yes... There is a DJ hall of fame and Bill is the first inductee !

 
seriously?
 Skydog wrote:
it's not that i don't like Costello
it's just i have never had time to fit him in
and sometimes he does seem silly
but when Bill scatters these Costello songs around i like it a lot 
is there a DJ Hall Of Fame? 

 

Yes... There is a DJ hall of fame and Bill is the first inductee !
 Skydog wrote:
it's not that i don't like Costello
it's just i have never had time to fit him in
and sometimes he does seem silly
but when Bill scatters these Costello songs around i like it a lot 
is there a DJ Hall Of Fame? 

 
Spot on
 QuestionMark wrote:
Is that EC doing the guitar on this song?

 
If it is he is very good.
it's not that i don't like Costello
it's just i have never had time to fit him in
and sometimes he does seem silly
but when Bill scatters these Costello songs around i like it a lot 
is there a DJ Hall Of Fame? 
Last listenable? Not sure anything really is from him, sorry. 
 jbunniii wrote:
Not bad at all. This may be the last listenable recording Elvis Costello ever made.

 
Agreed.
Is that EC doing the guitar on this song?
 rdo wrote:

Wtf?? Isnt defile in your dictionary?  It means that to earn a one a song must really stand out as one that really is sucko barfo...a play on the phrase defines a generation..and dats the last time I will splain myself to you oldsaxon!
 
ya didn't really...Why is this defiling a generation...really...got an argument or are you just shouting crap?
Man this is good. When Elvis is on the mark he is fantastic.
Yeah Baby {#Bananajam}
Woooooaaaaaoooow.   {#Surprised}
First time I hear about this album.
Thanks, Bill!!!    {#Notworthy}
{#Clap}  {#Clap}  {#Clap}
 msymmes wrote:
Absolutely outstanding.  This man is a genius.
 

 
{#Yes}
Not bad at all. This may be the last listenable recording Elvis Costello ever made.
 EdmoJoe wrote:
This version is OK. Willie Dixon original version is miles better.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1230ZQ0aho
This version is OK. Willie Dixon original version is miles better.
 oldsaxon wrote:

And what, exactly, does that mean?

 
Wtf?? Isnt defile in your dictionary?  It means that to earn a one a song must really stand out as one that really is sucko barfo...a play on the phrase defines a generation..and dats the last time I will splain myself to you oldsaxon!
Es mejor la versión de Link Wray{#Guitarist}
Absolutely outstanding.  This man is a genius.
 
 rdo wrote:
2
I only give 1s to songs that defile a generation.  
 
And what, exactly, does that mean?
2
I only give 1s to songs that defile a generation.  
Well...wow
Outstanding!
This is an AWESOME CD. Thanks for playing it!
I have never even HEARD of this album before. RP should be a/k/a Music Education University or some such. 

 
bass 10  guitar 9  vocals soso
Freakin' Awesome!! Thanks Bill! {#Bananapiano}
Wonderful benefit of having one of your all-time favs being a world class musicoligist.  You get introduced to some fantastic original songs and artists.

Thanks to EC for this album - to all out there -dig in and go find the original artists
 TerryS wrote:
Nice laid-back set, Bill.  
Also, Always been a fan of rhythm and booze heh.
 
..."da blooze"

 glydev wrote:


The guitar player, Marc Ribot, is the wonderfully talented axman on many Tom Waits records. He has overcome his hand and finger limitations to produce a great idiosyncratic sound.

OK, who is actually playing guitar on this ?
 

James Burton

{#Whisper} follow the original link...
I wanna hear "Jump, Jive an' Wail" by the Brian Setzer Orchestra now. {#Bananasplit}
Nice laid-back set, Bill.  
Also, Always been a fan of rhythm and booze heh.


more from this disc, please!

Always loved the bass line here.{#Bananajam}
Jack White has actually broken the first finger on his left hand so many times that he doesn't even use it when playing guitar. And of course Django... nice to see people overcoming all sorts of obstacles to keep us entertained   {#Guitarist}
 Hastur_T wrote: 

The guitar player, Marc Ribot, is the wonderfully talented axman on many Tom Waits records. He has overcome his hand and finger limitations to produce a great idiosyncratic sound.

OK, who is actually playing guitar on this ?
Not a big Costello fan but him and band really do a great job on this
 accordionista wrote:
First time I've heard the original! I believe Colin James covers this- any of my fellow Canucks know?
 
This isn't the original - this album was Elvis playing tribute to his favourite songs, and this was a blues tune from the 60s' (I think - Willie Dixon?)
And yes, Colin James did it on his first cd - still does it live, too.

Great, now let's hear Howlin' Wolf do it.  https://www.radioparadise.com/content.php?name=songinfo&song_id=35117
I'm not a huge EC fan, but this is NICE!! Go James Burton, my hometown man!
wildkard wrote:
Yup. I grew up listening to Colin singing this, and probably enjoyed it more than I was ever willing to admit in public. It's on his very first CD released in '88.
I was a closet Colin James music lover too. I believe his self-titled disc released in 1988 was the first CD I ever owned. I might even still have it somewhere.
Love Elvis C. Is he playing the guitar on this? --Never mind, I just scrolled down a little farther...
accordionista wrote:
First time I've heard the original! I believe Colin James covers this- any of my fellow Canucks know?
Yup. I grew up listening to Colin singing this, and probably enjoyed it more than I was ever willing to admit in public. It's on his very first CD released in '88.
Elvis C. never ceases to amaze me, back in '77 to now; thanks RP for playing a rare classic from a rare classic; man, this station MUST stay! I live in Japan and NEED RP!!
junebaby65 wrote:
Who is playing the sweet guitar licks?
James Burton
First time I've heard the original! I believe Colin James covers this- any of my fellow Canucks know?
I stand corrected. There is some decent music coming from EC. Certainly, we run the gambit of EC music on this station.
Never pictured Elvis going out on the jump blues/swing tip. Nice to hear.
The guitar player, Marc Ribot, is the wonderfully talented axman on many Tom Waits records. He has overcome his hand and finger limitations to produce a great idiosyncratic sound.
I like the way EC drags out the last line of the verse: "Brings out all of your... hidden charms". That's an effect not many singers can pull off.
Who is playing the sweet guitar licks?
js5280 wrote:
Same, not bad. Usually I'm desperately grabbing the remote looking for mute. However, Diana Krall and Elvis Costello? C'MON! It still shakes my faith in humanity. Diana sounds, plays, (and looks) hot. Elvis, not so much.
He was on this show Two and Half Men a while back. One of the characters said to him "You know you should really stop with the ballads. PUMP IT UP, now that was a song"
pyxxel wrote:
Finally.... an Elvis Costello song I really dig! :bananajumprope: :bananapiano: :bananajam:
Same, not bad. Usually I'm desperately grabbing the remote looking for mute. However, Diana Krall and Elvis Costello? C'MON! It still shakes my faith in humanity. Diana sounds, plays, (and looks) hot. Elvis, not so much.
bobrk wrote:
Tasty. Never heard it before.
Me neither, but I like it. Good stuff!
Finally.... an Elvis Costello song I really dig! :bananajumprope: :bananapiano: :bananajam:
Tasty. Never heard it before.
dejavu.... charm... :jump: :kiss: :notworthy: :daisy: Elvis baby... :dance:
:yes:
bigstory wrote:
Anyone know who plays lead guitar here? I'm wondering if perhaps it's Brian Setzer.
... :guitarist: ... Part of a Review by Stephen T Erlewine... "...With Almost Blue, Elvis Costello wanted to be a honky tonker. With Kojak Variety he's a crooner, picking forgotten tunes by both minor and major artists (anyone from Screamin' Jay Hawkins to Bob Dylan). Costello and his band (featuring guitarists James Burton and Marc Ribot, drummer Jim Keltner and Attraction Pete Thomas) Kojak Variety does what any good covers album should do — it makes you want to seek out the originals." ... :guitarist: ...
Anyone know who plays lead guitar here? I'm wondering if perhaps it's Brian Setzer.
Poor. I do like quite a lot of EC's stuff, but that one is just a weak pastiche. Yawwwn...
Well, it's not Howlin' Wolf - but it's pretty good. I dig Elvis.
Bill, this is one sweet segue!
jeff_montgomery wrote:
Are you kidding me? IMHO RP would be much better if it it played less than 200 Elvis Costello songs per day. (Sorry bill, just wish we could get off this EC kick...).
Ah well, since it's not YOUR station I guess you don't have much say now, do ya? I'm just ultra glad that B&R love EC as much as me! Whhhheeeeeeeeeeeeeee! :dance:
i dont care what nebody says i heard EC sing this song into the mic on his guitar! and it was unbelieveable
LOVE Elvis! I've never heard this one before. I just missed a chance to see him live a couple weeks ago. He's here in my hometown recording and album and did a couple gigs. Can't believe I missed that! I have seen him on the street, though. Not the same as hearing him play, sadly.
mindless wrote:
:( I listen to RP pretty much all day but still I seem to miss the Elvis Costello songs! :cry: :-({|=
Are you kidding me? IMHO RP would be much better if it it played less than 200 Elvis Costello songs per day. (Sorry bill, just wish we could get off this EC kick...).
nexxia wrote:
is he getting maried? :)
he just recently married Diana Krall.
:( I listen to RP pretty much all day but still I seem to miss the Elvis Costello songs! :cry: :-({|=
Nice one !! :clap:
is he getting maried? :)
I really need to add some EC to my collection! :frustrated:
I really need to replace this disc. My friend \"borrowed\" it. Five years ago. :lol:
You should play more EC. Everybody should hear more EC. Old stuff, new stuff, it\'s all good.
Nice.....very nice.