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Classic Rewind: Conway Twitty – ‘Danny Boy’

One of the young Conway Twitty’s early pop hits was this unique rock and roll versin of the traditional Irish tune:

2 responses to “Classic Rewind: Conway Twitty – ‘Danny Boy’

  1. Razor X November 2, 2017 at 11:24 am

    I hate this — one of the very few Conway Twitty songs I dislike. It’s not the way this song was meant to be sung.

  2. Luckyoldsun November 2, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    That’s sort of the idea, with a spoof.
    BTW, in many famous, emotional, versions of Danny Boy–(Bing, Jim Reeves)–the singers mix up lyrics and leave out the climactic, final verse, so the listener never really “gets” the song. One of the best “straight” versions is a relatively recent one by Irish-born, American tenor Frank Patterson, from the movie “Miller’s Crossing,” where the rising emotion of the vocals matches the words that are being sung. (The Ray Price ’70s version, played on Sirius XM, deserves kudos for at least getting all the words, but with its lush orchestration and vocal histrionics, it comes close to dissolving into parody.)

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