Saturday, December 07, 2013

Art At Artie's

I was watching one of the stranger episodes of The Sopranos, "Luxury Lounge" with the closed captioning on.  A scene in Artie Bucco's restaurant, Nuovo Vesuvio, started and the CC identified the background music as Motown.  Except it wasn't.

It was "La-La (Means I Love You)," definitely soul, but not Motown. The Delfonics were a Philly band and that song, their biggest hit, was released on the Philly Groove label.

Later, in another scene at Vesuvio, the music was described as soft rock and roll.  Perhaps, but I don't know.  The song was "Whispering Bells" by The Del-Vikings. Decide for yourself.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you were the caption transcriber, how would you have described it so it fit comfortably in the little black word box? I would have stuck with "[music]"

3:33 PM, December 07, 2013  
Blogger LAGuy said...

How about Soul or R&B music? Or does every soul number from a certain era have to be described as Motown?

3:49 PM, December 07, 2013  

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