Sunday, March 25, 2012

With Only 39 Years Left to Live, It's Time I Finally Got Around to Digitizing My Cassette & Vinyl Collection [Part 17]

The McGuire Sisters - May You Always b/w Achoo-Cha Cha (7" on Coral Records, 1958)

The A-side of this single by The McGuire Sisters is a dull affair, pedestrian in its arrangements and sentimental yearnings, but the B-side involves allergic reactions which, as we know, always make for great music (though not always). This tune's theme is universal, which explains why it's a worldwide hit, with an admirable flexibility allowing it to be performed with everything from an inoffensive Branson, Missouri twist to an oddly instrumental man-with-stuffed-monkey camp fest. Now all we need is someone to write a tango about mental depression.

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