|David Lindley - Gimme Da 'Ting|
(Apr 12, 2010 - 15:44)
| xeno wrote:|
Hi. I actually really like Gimme Da'Ting, and I was googling around because I couldn't determine elsewhere whether David Lindley actually wrote it, or if it was from someone else. I am using it in a song list I'm making in Rhapsody Online, and I wanted to see if I could get another name for it, because Lindley's cover/recording of it is the only one I've found.
I find it odd that some posters don't like the song that much. I find it very good. Perhaps it takes that Sears Roebuck taste. At any rate, I find all of Lindley's stuff very enjoyable, and generally a good dose of what I think of as reality. My story of Lindley is my friend Phil, a serious Dead fan, taking me and the Rayo dog to Pacific Beach for a rest (and to buy his pickup I think) the Summer I was trying to divorce my future ex-wife, whom I now count as a very dear, but thankfully distant friend, and still one of the most beautiful women I've ever known too, if that matters (it really doesn't to me, but it's good story material). He played me Very Greasy, which he had on CD, and I was immediatly hooked, though oddly my favorite track at that time was Tiki Torches at Twilight. Now I think "Pay the man" is, but frankly I so far enjoy all his stuff. Anyway, I now work on the Rhapsody Online project and listen to more music than I thought I ever would, and I find Lindley one of my favorites. Enough lavishment of praise though.
So I want to know if Gimme is really written by David, and even so if it has any other heritage, which somehow I think it does. Can someone help me on that? Can I get some spelling for any alternate tracks?
No, it's an old Lord Kitchener song - you could call it "classic soca" - "Gimme De Ting" or "Gee Me The Ting" is how you can google it; here's a youtube:
... but no real video, just a travel poster.
And here's a different recording with a different feel, and real, real cool (this is the one I heard way back when when I got turned on to it) - check the bari sax:
The El Rayo X vibe on this song is cool but not quite authentic - but so what? The production is clear and the playing is hip (though Kitchener's bass player does less and plays it groovier) - the best thing in it for me is the percussion. Usually, playing every instrument in the kit is a weakness, but this guy is really driving the song - and, if you can dig this, he's matching the sophisticated wit of the song with his playing (great sounding cymbals, too), and he's nicely up in the mix and gets a wide pan, too.
I also "find it very good". Good luck!