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Samuel’s Musicians Of The Week

It’s that time of the week again, the time when I make an announcement for my Musician(s) Of The Week Award. This week the award goes to Hot Chocolate, and the feature song this week is So You Win Again. This was a tough choice as Hot Chocolate have many good songs, but I think this is one of their best and most memorable.

Just to admit one mistake
That can be hard to take
I know we’ve made them fall
But only fools come back for more
Being the fool I am
I figured in all your plans, darling
Your perfumed letters didn’t say
That you’d be leaving any day

So you win again, you win again
Here I stand again, the loser
And just for fun you took my love and run,
But love had just begun
I can’t refuse her
But now I know that I’m the fool
Who won your love to lose it all
When you come back, you win again

And I’m not proud to say
I let love slip away
Now I’m the one who’s crying
I’m a fool there’s no denying
When will my heartache end?
Will my whole life depend on fading memories
You took the game this time with ease

So you win again, you win again
Here I stand again, the loser
And just for fun you took my love and run,
But love had just begun
I can’t refuse her
But now I know that I’m the fool
Who won your love to lose it all
When you come back, you win again

When will my heartache end?
Will my whole life depend on fading memories
You took the game this time with ease

So you win again, you win again
Here I stand again, the loser
And just for fun you took my love and run,
But love had just begun
I can’t refuse her
But now I know that I’m the fool
Who won your love to lose it all
When you come back, you win again

Samuel

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#1 Comment By Chuck Berry On January 29, 2006 @ 11:20 pm

Glad to hear that you are back Samuel. Was worried another tree may have fallen through the roof. You sounded very busy and I hear it has been quite hot up there.

I do not know this song. I will have to listen. Is it funk music? Are the singers black or white or is it just like a top deck chocolate from cadburys?

#2 Comment By Samuel On January 29, 2006 @ 11:49 pm

Well we had a severe thunderstorm alert, but nothing seemed to happen in Canberra, so the roof survived this time.

I would describe the song as a bit of a funk/disco combination. Interestingly, this was Hot Chocolate’s first song to reach number one, and was released in 1977. More details on Hot Chocolate can be found at [5]

#3 Comment By Chuck Berry On January 30, 2006 @ 12:05 am

Thanks just checked the link. I have heard ‘You sexy thing’ lots of times. Now I know who sings it. “I believe in miracles .. do.. do.. you sexy thing”. Good melody to that song.

We have had very hot weather in melbourne recently. A huge storm the other night sent a huge LIquid Amber tree though a neighbours roof. The roof was made of cement sheet and made quite a mess. I was very concerned for their safety but luckily the were in the kitchen at the time. I helped them tarp it but I wore a mask as old cement sheet may contain asbestos. The asbestos cleaners are coming on Monday to clean it all up so the roof can be repaired.

#4 Comment By Chuck Berry On January 30, 2006 @ 1:29 am

I have been thinking about the song “I believe in Miracles” by Hot Chocolate and it has led me to ponder the question of why I have not as yet been selected for
‘Musician of the Week’?

Since the chocolate brothers have been awared this honour, I feel I fit at least five of the criteria.

1. I am Black

2. I am Hot

3. I have a brother called Coltraine

4. Most of my hits were in the fifties and not in my forearms (unlike Errol Brown).

5. I use a ‘Gibson’ guitar and like other famous ‘Gibsons’ I have been heard on AM radio and seen on TV thousands of times.

However, there are three factors of which I must publicise that may rule me out of contention.

1. I walk like a duck.

2. I put a vodoo curse on Michael J. Fox that makes him shake because he went back in time and played ‘Johnny B.Goode’ at his parents school dance. He trumped me on this and played it even before I recorded it.
A very selfish man even if it was noble that he try and make his parents ‘relate’ to each other so to give birth to him.

I’d have much prefered him to play Normie Rowes’ version of ‘Shakin’ All Over”.

3.I took Yahoo Serious hostage and threatened to shave off his hair if he ever and I mean ever let Martin Plaza from ‘Mental as Anything’ cover my song ‘Rock n’ Roll Music’ for a film about inventing bubbles in beer.

However, i was forced to let Yahoo go with all his hair intact because he bored me to death by telling me about how comedy works on different levels and so on and so on.

Hopefully Samuel considers my application considering that I have also been inducted into ‘The Rock n’ Roll Hall Of Fame’

#5 Comment By heatseeker On January 30, 2006 @ 1:20 pm

I’m just wondering when the homegrown icon of Aussie music Joe Dolce is going to get a guernsey for “Shaddup your face”, which, in my humble opinion was a far more worthy contender for our National Anthem than “Advance Australia Fair”.

That said, yes, I think Chuck has a fine body of work, and does the duck walk better than anyone I know.

#6 Comment By heatseeker On January 30, 2006 @ 1:21 pm

Pure poetry, and there’s something for everyone:

‘Allo
I’m-a Giuseppe

I got-a something special-a for you
ready?
Uno
duo
tre
quatro!
When I was a boy
just abouth the eightth-a grade

Mama used to say: “Don’t stay out-a late
With the bad-a boys
always shoot-a pool

Giuseppe going to flunk-a school!”
Boy
it make-a me sick
all the t’ing I gotta do

I can’t-a get-a no kicks
always got to follow rules

Boy
it make-a me sick
just to make-a lousy bucks

Got to feel-a like a fool

And-a mama used to say all-a time:
What’s-a matter you? Hey! Gotta no respect

What-a you t’ink you do? Why you look-a so sad?
It’s-a not so bad
it’s-a nice-a place

Ah
shaddap-a you face!
That’s-a my mama. I can remember!
Big accordion solo!
Ah ! Play dat again! Really nice
really nice!
Soon-a come-a day
gonna be a big-a star

Den I make-a T.V. shows and-a movies

Get-a myself a new car
but still I be myself

I don’t want-a to change a t’ing

Still a-dance and a-sing

[ t’ing about-a mama
she used to say:
What’s-a matter you? Hey! . . .
Mama
she said it all-a da time!
What’s-a matter you? Hey!
Gotta no respect
. . .
That’s-a my mama!

Hello
everybody!
‘At’s out-a dere in-a radio and-a T.V. land

aid you know I had a big-a hit-a song in-a Italy with-a disc?
Shaddap-a you face,
I sing-a dis-a song
all-a my fans applaud

Dey clap-a da hands
dat-a make me feel-a so good;
You ought to learn-a dis-a song
it’s-a real-a simple –
See
I sing: “What’s-a matter you?” You sing: “Hey!”
Den I sing-a da rest
and den at de end
we can all-a sing:
Ah, Shaddap-a you face!
0.k.
let’s-a try it
really big –
Uno
duo
tre
quatro!

What’s – a matter you ? Hey !…

#7 Comment By Chuck Berry On January 30, 2006 @ 9:00 pm

Thanks heatseeker. I must agree and think that Joe Dolces’ “Shaddup your face” wins hands down when it comes to Australian anthems. Apart from his obvious lyrical prowess, I think his straw bowlers hat, white singlet and moustache won plenty of hearts.

Running a close second would have to be Mark ‘Jacko’ Jacksons’ ‘I’m an Individual’. For those who are not familiar with Marks work, he used to play Australian Rules Football. He also starred in the ‘Energizer’ battery commercials and made the Australian phrase ‘Oi’ an internationally recognisable term and was later habitually juxtaposed with “Aussie Aussie Aussie”.

Jackos’ rap sheet also includes a spoken word tour with Mark ‘Chopper’ Read. Jacko opened for Chopper and did the audience warm up. He would warm the audience up by finding the most attractive woman in the front row and say “Show us ya tits”.

Jacko starred as a trucker/gun for hire in a short lived American TV show. The name of which has slipped my mind.

The lyrics while not as eloquent and universal as Joes, still were something most can relate to. They went something like this

” I’m an individual you can’t fool me
An inda bloody vidual you can’t fool me”

The rest have slipped my mind too.

#8 Comment By jam tart On January 30, 2006 @ 9:34 pm

I think that’s not the only thing that has slipped, Chuck.

Are you sure your real name is not Chuck A Wobbly and you are attempting to lull us all into a false sense of security?

#9 Comment By Chuck Berry On January 30, 2006 @ 9:49 pm

My real name Is Charles Brown. And no I am not trying to put one over you. And you questioning my integrity means peanuts to me.

It was pointed out to me today by my next door neighbours, who are actually black, that I am infact white. I call my neighbours Sue and Dan. They are infact from Sudan and I can’t pronounce their names very well because my tounge does not roll.

I thought I was black. I mean I wear an ‘m and m’ tracksuit and listen to and drink Ice T.

#10 Comment By flakey blondie samspam On January 30, 2006 @ 10:47 pm

That’s strange we have an man Charles Brown that lives across the road. My Fifi often runs and excitedly pees on his lawn , when she sees Charles pet mutt Snoopy.

#11 Comment By heatseeker On January 31, 2006 @ 11:09 am

My mutt Sam regularly tries to have, shall we say, sexual relation swith my beighbour’s leg whenever he ventures too close to the gate ….

#12 Comment By heatseeker On January 31, 2006 @ 11:09 am

Oh, and to clarify my puppy’s name is Samantha.

#13 Comment By Kooky_Pound_Puppy On January 31, 2006 @ 11:02 pm

i would say it is that time of year all the horny hounds on heat, I hope Nattie is Desexed she will be a wanted lady by the local mob

#14 Comment By flakey blondie samspam On February 2, 2006 @ 12:33 am

Wow your adorable samatha sounds like such an affectionate puppy. Your neighbour must be so flattered with the attention.
humans could learn a thing or 2 from the so called dumber animals.
So touching…..God bless you Samatha