Monday, April 22, 2013


“He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” is one of those dorky songs from growing up days you’re almost embarrassed to list, not to mention admitting a liking for. Liking it may be taking things a little too far, let’s just say it was very present at the time and continues to conjur up sixth grade confusion quite well when listened to 55 years later: Laurie London. Girl? Boy? What’s with the accent. How come songs like this stick in your head when there’s records like “Twilight Time,” “Tequila,” and “Purple People Eater” competing for earspace? Nevertheless, it’s on my “School Days” Top 40 and there it will stay until death do us part. But please don’t play it at my funeral.

Laurie London • He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands • 1958

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