Singing in a dialect and "Authentic pronunciation" (UNCLASSIFIED)

Eric Nielsen ericbarnak at GMAIL.COM
Wed Dec 1 21:36:50 UTC 2010

On Sat, Nov 20, 2010 at 2:54 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at> wrote:

> On Sun, Oct 31, 2010 at 12:34 PM, Eric Nielsen <ericbarnak at>
> wrote:
> > I would like to add Pat Boone's version of "Tutti Frutti" to your
> > list--under worst, of course. To be fair, I've heard that he really
> didn't
> > want to record the song but bowed to management pressure.
> >
> Uh, you know, I've always rather liked Pat Boone's 1957 recording of
> "Love Letters In The Sand." In fact, I have it in my iTunes. But be
> cool with that info, okay? You don't want to square me off.
> --
> -Wilson
I'll frame myself because I like a lot of Pat Boone's recordings, too. But,
to me, he just sounded so uncomfortable singing "Tutti Frutti". At least he
didn't attempt singing the original lyrics:

“Tutti Frutti, good booty / If it don’t fit, don’t force it / You can grease
it, make it easy"


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