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Re: The evolution of ""Jail"
Tijuana Jail's peak position was April 20, 1959, #12 on Billboard 13 weeks on the charts. I believe it was the followup to TD ?
I recall the first time I heard "Tijuana Jail", I thought it was great..funny and just sparkled...Then I heard the OUAT version was knocked out...How did the song go from being an almost staid calypso song to the almost Elvis-like version on that?
I ask because I hear clips of TMJ doing the song as the original single version live..which seems almost lifeless...
While BGR didn't do the song as fast as OUAT, they did a great ,lively rendition...
So, my question is this...when did the arrangement change? I can't recall if there's a live version of it with the Guard Trio and how that was handled...Anyone know?