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Do You Research Your Entertainment?

I like to learn. Maybe you do, too. But what I like to learn is the oddball stuff, the stuff that one ordinarily doesn't think of.

Well, I was watching a TV episode of Campion , the program based on author Margery Allingham's fictional detective character, Albert Campion. The role features actor Peter Davison.

In at least one of the episodes, Campion is quietly singing a song with the partial lyrics,

Wherever you go,

Whatever you do,

I want you to know,

I’m following you.

Looking this one up, I discovered it is a song from the 1929 Duncan Sisters movie, It's a Great Life . The earliest rendition of the piece by a male singer that I am aware of is:

I'm Following You Lawrence Gray

One of the best-known renditions features a feminine voice.

I'm Following You Annette Hanshaw

In the Campion episode, the song is not sung with romantic intention, but to evidence his hot pursuit of the criminal!

In our age, the lyrics are considered, sadly, suggestive of stalking. Figures, doesn't it?


Image Credit » Pixabay https://pixabay.com/en/background-old-fashioned-music-1363069/

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lookatdesktop wrote on July 16, 2017, 3:47 PM

I wonder if any newer versions of this song exist. Those old record recordings have many scratches and make it hard to really appreciate the music. Thanks for sharing. I will be looking up that song to see if any newer versions using the same lyrics exist.

lookatdesktop wrote on July 16, 2017, 4:02 PM

Oh I just fond a link to a radio theater about one you might be familiar with: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Og1pKGeOHeY

VinceSummers wrote on July 16, 2017, 4:31 PM

Of course I am aware of the TV shows (I have a copy of each and every one). And I am aware of the books. But I was NOT aware of any radio shows. Hm! I'll have to listen... Thanks.

lookatdesktop wrote on July 16, 2017, 5:10 PM

I just downloaded about 8 of these from YouTube, to listen to later on. They are easy to listen to. The voices of the characters are British but still pretty easy to understand. I like this. I never realized this kind of vintage radio play recording was even out there until just now/ Thanks to you I was able to find out something new today from something that is very old as far as entertainment media is concerned. I think you will love them. If you need more links just ask.

MegL wrote on July 16, 2017, 6:38 PM

Extraordinary diction! Very clear enunciation. Yes, the thoughts expressed in the song might not be acceptable these days. Things can change very strangely.

lookatdesktop wrote on July 16, 2017, 7:18 PM

The records of the old days when the phonograph record and Victrola were the then, state of the art, were not the best but even a record disc if well cared for that has no scratches is lots better for sound and clarity. Today we can turn something innocent into something very sinister because we now live in an age of wickedness unlike the innocent times that came during the generations before us.

Last Edited: July 16, 2017, 7:45 PM