Posts from 10th January 2004

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Jan 04

MICHAEL HOLLIDAY – “The Story Of My Life”

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#68, 14th February 1958

Hiding in here somewhere is a gentle love ballad that Holliday decides to ignore. Instead the song goes uptempo and the singer is joined by a rogues’ gallery of backing singers who trill, hum, b-dum and doodle-doo whenever he so much as draws breath. Does it ruin the record? Far from it – the droll arrangement means “Story Of My Life” sidesteps smarm in favour of charm, ending up as a sweet statement of love’s unshakeable confidence.