Title: Little Green Bag

Artist: George Baker Selection

Album: Little Green Bag

Year Released: 1970

What It Is: It’s a song most film buffs now, thanks to Quentin Tarentino’s Reservoir Dogs. Before then, it made appearances on some 1970’s hit collections (which is where I got it first). George Baker was the stage name of a Dutch singer and his group made some light, frothy Euro-pop for the masses in the early 70’s. What this has, though, is that great bass line!

Riffage / Hookage: Well, there’s that bass line that everyone knows!

Cowbell?: Interesting drum work, but alas, no cowbell.

Words Of Wisdom: “Lookin’ for some happiness
But there is only loneliness to find
Jump to the left, turn to the right
Lookin’ upstairs, lookin’ behind, yeah!”

You know, the more I think about it, the more this song fits the movie, lyrically at least.

Mixology Report: Sure. It may have been better as a ‘surprise’ before the movie was released, but you know, that’s the way it goes.

For The Good Of The Order: They had another hit with another earworm of a song, but “Paloma Blanca” induces cringes for the most part. And then Slim Whitman covered it. Yeesh.

Here’s the original clip from the group. What a half-assed attempt at lip syncing…

Of course everyone knows this. Ok, maybe not EVERYONE. But still…

And you know there are skidillions of wedding parties that did parodies, but how about Reservoir Clowns??

(Sorry, imbedding video keeps crashing my browser. So I linked ’em. DEAL! Thanks!)