Stand Up For The Lady – Rising Sons
This is an old song. How do I know, well it refers to a form of chivalry that has all but disappeared from out society. Now I don’t want to get into a debate about whether it is a good or bad thing that this no longer happens, I just want to put the song into context. So, with lyrics that today may seem a bit politically dodgy, one needs to remember that back then, this would have been regarded as a ‘good’ message in a song.
Apart from the lyrics, the song is a nice sing-a-long ditty that was written by Paul Ditchfield (who was in the Bats) that has a foot tapping rhythm, a nice echo-ey vocal and some funky sax thrown in for good measure. The Bats were well known for producing quality pop songs and in ‘Stand Up For The Lady’, they could easily have kept it for themselves, but The Rising Sons did a great job of it.
Hailing from Pietermaritzburg and featuring Rod Kielly on vocals, Andy White on bass, Gerald Hawes on keyboards, Malcolm Watson on guitar and Dave Campbell on drums, Rising Sons took the song to number 13 on the Springbok Radio charts and number 11 on the LM Charts. All in all it was a good mannered song.
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