Thursday Theme Song
Hootin' Anni's memory-awakening meme
To see what songs
Anni, I can't rewrite the lyrics because there are none.
Above, and right, in the Metro.
© Photos by Richard Schear
and Kay Davies
The first version of Midnight in Moscow I heard was the popular recording by Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen, in 1961.
Later, The Ventures tried it. It's a little more melodic than Wipe Out, but perhaps not as much fun! Did you know The Ventures are the best-selling instrumental band of all time?
While checking on YouTube I found, as I often do, something I'd never heard before. This recording of Midnight in Moscow is done in a beautiful Dixieland style by a group called The Village Stompers. I can never resist a Dixieland beat.
However, if you are looking for a real Russian experience, and you enjoy the balalaika, listen to this version by the Osipov State Folk Orchestra.