Saturday, September 24, 2016

Song of the Day # 979 Wayne Newton

(That's Danke Schoen. Apologies for the misspelling above)

Wayne Newton, a Las Vegas mainstay throughout the sixties and seventies. This is his signature tune, much beloved of John Cooper Clarke, who regularly uses it as the signing off track on his radio shows, Newton, whose mother is half Cherokee and father half Patawomeck, although he also has English, Scottish, Irish and Welsh stock. An immaculately delivered song that brings to mind Chet Baker's suave, metropolitan, asexuality, transposed to showbiz.

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