Bob Fosse Dreams of Napoleon In Leather

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This song combines a short story I wrote about the son of gangster who goes to strip clubs with the late Bob Fosse and pop tune about Attila the Hun.

Now its an REMy song envisioning Bob Fosse as played by Roy Schider in All that Jazz. I like the electric mandolin riff and the airy background vocals. The sound of this tune is influenced by Karen O’s theme from Where the Wild Things Are.

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He smokes his cigarette with force
she does one last pirouette
and files for divorce

Bob Fosse dreams of Napoleon in leather
and the queen of England in a purple boa feather
Bob Fosse dreams of Napoleon in leather
Bob Fosse

Nothing gets you high as heels
and nothing’s quite as shy
as innocence reveals

Bob Fosse dreams of Napoleon in leather
and the queen of England in a purple boa feather
Bob Fosse dreams of Napoleon in leather
Bob Fosse

Rubber boots and fog machines and Lenny Bruce and Ben Vereen
Garter belts and pumps and tights and Liza ‘neath the smoking lights

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from I Will Take You Back, released November 18, 2014
Dan London - lead vocals, harmonies, guitars, bass, mandolin, Mtron
Will Dickson - drums
Kurt von Stetten -shaker, tambo, harmonicas, cowbell
Mike Quinn - harmonies

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Dan London Boston, Massachusetts

Dan London is a singer-songwriter-guitarist-bassist. (See TheLongwalls.com ) He’s a gumbo cooker, bourbon drinker, and a friend to words both great and small. He hails from New Jersey, an only child in a wilderness of Aqua net. He now makes his home in Boston where he lives with his wife, their cat, and an unapologetic belief in the power and beauty of the popular song. ... more

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