“Streets of Bakersfield” was recorded by Buck Owens in 1973. Owens joined Dwight Yoakam on his cover version in 1988. The Yoakam cover features great accordion accompaniment by Flaco Jimenez. The Yoakam cover was more successful than the original version.
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Jimmie Rodgers recorded his “Standing on the Corner (Blue Yodel No. 9)” in 1930, backed by Louis Armstrong and Lil Hardin Armstrong. Johnny Cash and Armstrong performed it in 1970.
The great soul singer O. V. Wright released “A Nickel and a Nail” in 1971. If you don’t know his work, I highly recommend his music. The song has been covered by other fine artists such as Little Milton, Otis Clay and Don Bryant.
“Hotcha Cornia” was performed by Spike Jones & His City Slickers in the 1943 film Thank Your Lucky Stars. I didn’t know much about Jones other than the reference to him in “Up On Cripple Creek” by The Band but this is great. It looks improvised but must have been painstakingly choreographed. The song is a fusion of “Song of the Volga Boatmen” and “Dark Eyes”.
“(There’s) Always Something There to Remind Me” was written by Bacharach and David. Dionne Warwick recorded a demo in 1963. There have been multiple versions but the first time it reached the top 20 was in 1983 when it was released by Naked Eyes in a synthpop style very different from earlier versions.
“The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo” is a British music song that was made popular by Charles Coburn. I know it’s in at least two films: Lawrence of Arabia (which I was watching on TV today) and The Magnificent Ambersons.
I have attached clips from both. In the Amberson clip, it is sung near the end. It is also at the end of the much briefer Lawrence clip.
“She’s About a Mover” was a Tex-Mex style hit from the Sir Douglas Quintet in 1965.