Saturday, November 15, 2008

Number 433 - George Baker


Number 433

George Baker

"Little Green Bag"

(1970)
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Genre: Rock
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Finally, a Paint by Numbers i can complete! As for keeping the main colour inside the lines .... well that's another thing. Now, Quentin Tarantino is world famous for his movies, yanno, like Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction & Reservoir Dogs. What i admire about Mr Tarantino the most, is not just the visual side of his expertise but more so the musical ear he has been endowed with. He seems to have this knack of compiling a CD length full of forgotten one hit wonders of songs, film after film and making music from a forgotten time to be hip & cool all over again. George Baker must be ever so grateful ... don't ya think?
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George Baker is Johannes Bouwens from Holland, a singer, guitarist, and keyboard player. As the leader of the five-member George Baker Selection, he was part of the "Dutch invasion" of 1970, when such groups as the Tee Set and the Shocking Blue also had USA. hits. The Baker Selection scored with "Little Green Bag" (number 21 pop) and "Dear Ann" (number 93 pop), then disappeared for five years, returning with a third, final hit, "Una Paloma Blanca" (number one easy listening, number 26 pop, number 33 country), in 1975. ~ [William Ruhlmann, All Music Guide]


Little Green Bag
I wanna be ... a Bee Gee
"Little Green Bag" is a 1969 song written by Jan Visser and George Baker (credited as Hans Bouwens), and recorded by the George Baker Selection at the band's own cost. The 7″ single, debut of the George Baker Selection, was released by the label Negram. The B-side was "Pretty Little Dreamer". In 1970 "Little Green Bag" appeared on the album Little Green Bag of the George Baker Selection. The song reached the number 9 position in the Dutch Top 40, and the number 3 position in Belgium. In the summer of 1970, it reached the number 16 position on the Cash Box magazine chart and 21 in the Billboard Top 100 in the U.S.. In 1992, when the song was used in the film Reservoir Dogs, it became an international cult classic. Also in 1992, the song reached the number 1 position in Japan, after it was used in a Japanese whiskey commercial.
In 1999,
Tom Jones released a cover of the song recorded with the Canadian band Barenaked Ladies on the collaborations album Reload.
The song features a "jazzy" bass intro, with a tambourine played on the off beats. The bass line is played twice followed by a drum groove with a "bounce" feel. The vocals start and are sung in a mellow, cool way, then they build. By the chorus the song starts to resemble romantic Spanish music. ~ [Source: Wikipedia]
For Tom Jones see Number 740 & #943
What does Rolling Stone think about George Baker?
The heist flick that intro'd Quentin Tarantino gets spiffed up for a two-disc, tenth-anniversary DVD with colors that pop like a whore's lip gloss. It's all here: hoods with color-coded names like Mr. Pink and Mr. White; the gabbing about tipping and Madonna's pussy; the tension generated by showing the before and after but not the heist itself; and more of that infamous sequence in which Michael Madsen's Mr. Blonde cuts off a cop's ear to the tune of "Stuck in the Middle With You." Besides deleted scenes, you get interviews with cast, crew and a few critics (including yours truly). The best bit is a look at the films that competed with Dog at Sundance in 1992. Motormouth Tarantino barks like hell that he didn't win (In the Soup did). Down, boy, you did fine. ~ in short Rolling Stone do not know who George Baker is. Really. ~ [Source: Rolling Stone 2002]
For Madonna see Number 478, #572 & MM Vol 1 #077
Rolling Stone magazine deemed their '433rd Song of all Time' was "Ramble On" by Led Zeppelin. Led Zeppelin has appeared in The Definitive 1000 @ #577 & #957
Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs ranked this song at Number (George Baker Selection?) and the Album ranked at (Sounds like a bakery full of cheeses)
This song has a crowbarred rating of 77.5 out of 108
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