Monday, January 10, 2011

"One Night In Bangkok" by Murray Head.

OK, more 80's "quasi" one-hit wonders: This artist's "almost" one hit came in '84 with an Ulvaeus/Andersson/Rice composition originally written for "Chess", a concept album and musical. It compares the decadent nightlife of an Asian capital with a game of chess. The rap very appropriately mentions "King" Yul Brynner. Anders Glenmark provides the chorus. Intricate Jethro Tull-esque flute solo. #1 in 4 countries, #3 US & Canada and #12 UK. Last show tune to chart in the Top 5. Artist? Song?

Yesterday's answer: Cirino and The Bowties. Teddy Randazzo was a much better singer - I'm glad he also recorded their songs.

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