A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from June 10, 2021
“Big Apple Waltz” (song by Sweet, 1979)

"Big Apple Waltz” is a song from the album Cut Above the Rest (1979) by the English glam rock band Sweet

New York City is referred to, and the chorus is:

“I’ve been so long in the city
The city has been so long inside of me
Been so long, it’s a pity, I’m so far away
But I still do The Big Apple Waltz.”



Wikipedia: Cut Above the Rest
Cut Above the Rest is the seventh studio album by the English glam rock band Sweet, released on Polydor Records in October 1979. It was their first album release following the departure of their original lead vocalist Brian Connolly. Connolly had begun recording this album with the band at the TownHouse Studio in Shepherd’s Bush, London, but his vocals were subsequently wiped and replaced by vocals from bass player Steve Priest and guitarist Andy Scott.
(...)
Track listing
All songs written and composed by Steve Priest, Andy Scott and Mick Tucker except where noted.

Side one
1. “Call Me” (Scott) - 3:42
2. “Play All Night” - 3:15
3. “Big Apple Waltz” (Priest, Scott) - 4:03

Genius.com (lyrics)
Big Apple Waltz
Sweet
Produced by Sweet
Release Date October 1979
(...)
I’ve been so long in the city
The city has been so long inside of me
Been so long, it’s a pity, I’m so far away
But I still do The Big Apple Waltz

YouTube
Sweet - Big Apple Waltz (1979)
May 29, 2010
silksashbash
From the “Cut Above The Rest” album and with Steve Priest taking lead vocal is this ballad “Big Apple Waltz” released as the follow up to “Call Me” in 1979 with little or no marketing behind it.  Shame because it was a nice song and would probably have done better with some advertising and airplay.

Twitter
Rock&RollDisgrace
@TheScreamingDan
Big Apple Waltz by Sweet is one of the most perfect songs ever written.
5:15 PM · Oct 18, 2013 from South Norfolk, England·Twitter for iPhone

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Lass X
@Lassx
Remembering 9/11
RIP
Sweet - Big Apple Waltz (1979) http://youtu.be/2VmNqvu0tKQ
3:04 PM · Sep 11, 2014·iOS

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