The now-defunct Australian jug band The Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band’s ‘Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me‘ was that cool banjo-heavy song playing over the Aussie crime drama Bay of Fires, Episode 8 end credits this week.
The track began playing on the dark comedy right after Stella climbs into the crashed bus and sees Manfred trapped in the driver’s seat.
She takes the money, puts it in the trunk of her car and turns around to see the bus explode.
‘Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me‘ was then played over the end credits of the season finale.
When was The Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band’s version of the song released?
Interestingly, the song was originally written way back in 1919 by Carey Morgan who composed the music, and lyricists Chas McCarron and Carey Morgan.
(*Chas McCarron tragically died of the Spanish Flu in 1919 at the age of just 27 before the song was ever released).
It has since been recorded by luminaries such as John Denver, and Bing Crosby, but it was The Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band’s version that graced the ending of Bay of Fires this week.
Their version came out on the band’s second studio album Wangaratta Wahine, which was released in 1974 on the Image Records label.
An album that charted at #14 on The Kent Music Report chart (now known as the Australian Music Report) in Australia.
The fast-paced track with that sweet patter chorus is a damned fun song, isn’t it?
Listen to The Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band’s ‘ ‘Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me‘ as heard of Bay of Pigs in the video, and on the band’s Wangaratta Wahine album down below.
The first season of Bay of Fires is now streaming on Apple TV, with hopefully a second season on its way soon as that was a helluva cliff hanger ending, eh?
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