Game of Hearts
Eddie Walker (with Lenny & Kenny) Game of Hearts 45 (Vica, 196?)
Another mystery single here but damn if it isn't infectious. Eddie Walker's "Game of Hearts" starts of with a cool funky beat. The vocals come in and - yag!- they are some odd combo of lounge, Broadway, jazz, and talent show styles. Even towards the end, when band puts the funkiness into overdrive, the vocals are showbiz in their wildness. The more I listen to this songs - and I've listened to it a lot - the more I am puzzled and the more I like it. The flip side is a near lounge ballad, nothing remarkable enough to post.