179 – Carry That Weight – Flotilla DeBarge
Original recording: July 2 – August 15 1969
Ukulele Version #179 recorded May 11th 2012
Flotilla DeBarge : Vocal David Barratt: Ukulele and everything else
Produced by David Barratt at The Abattoir Of Good Taste
Written by Paul McCartney
Credited to Lennon & McCartney
ABOUT THE SONG
It was all falling apart.
John hated Paul. Paul was exasperated with John. George wanted the next part of his life to begin and Ringo wanted a holiday.
Paul in good Catholic tradition felt guilty.
Why was it all falling apart?
Was it him?
He knew that the weight of keeping it all together since Brian Epstien had died was down to him and so he wrote his hymn to himself.
The Ukulele Version is a more jolly affair. The great Flotilla DeBarge knows not guilt or shame or any negative emotions whatsoever. All she is is pure joy wherever she goes. Do you have a weight on your shoulder? No prob – Flo will help you out.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Flotilla DeBarge- actor/singer- has been featured in films "To Wong Foo, thanks for everything, Julie Newmar- Flawless. Television shows- Law and Order and H.B.O.’s "Angels in America directed by Mike Nichols.
Flotilla made her broadway debut in Roundabout theatre company production of The Three Penny opera with Jim Dale, Alan Cumming and Cyndi Lauper.
Has performed with Joey Arias at Town hall NYC as background vocalist and was opening act for Nellie McKay’s "I Want to Live" show at Hiro Ballroom NYC and also performed background vocal on Ms McKay’s Normal as Blueberry pie- tribute to Doris Day CD.
You can see a live performance of Flotilla DeBarge at Joe’s pub- Justin Bond Halloween show and "My Ass" by P-Flo (Pickles & Flotilla) a parody of My Dick by Mickey Avalon on YouTube.