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Old 06-06-2010, 17:02
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Oh blimey...........thanks for that Peggy Lee track, that was brilliant

I've got a Peggy Lee CD, but it's earlier stuff.........never heard that one before !
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Old 06-06-2010, 17:14
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Oh blimey...........thanks for that Peggy Lee track, that was brilliant

I've got a Peggy Lee CD, but it's earlier stuff.........never heard that one before !
You're welcome.

If you're a fan of the great, female Jazz singers of the dim and distant past I submitted a 1961 Dinah Washington track on Friday.
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Old 06-06-2010, 17:22
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You're welcome.

If you're a fan of the great, female Jazz singers of the dim and distant past I submitted a 1961 Dinah Washington track on Friday.
Yeah, I noticed it........cheers........
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Old 06-06-2010, 17:28
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By the way...........great idea for a new thread !

I'll start one !............
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Old 07-06-2010, 15:58
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a couple from sonny n cher

baby dont go
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciQkRJdIwAc

the beat goes on
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN_cZa_zhlo
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Old 07-06-2010, 17:24
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Lesser known (but nonetheless excellent) songs by two big name bands:-

Legal Matter by the Who
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBMEFxEhu_8

Animal Farm by the Kinks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9sY3NKP7is


Original versions of two songs that were very big UK hits for other artists:-

I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Gladys Knight and the Pips
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah1cv...eature=related

Bend Me Shape Me by American Breed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK1PpD1z-gs
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Old 07-06-2010, 22:07
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A couple of later Phil spector productions :-

Sonny Charles and The Checkmates Ltd. - "Black Pearl" (1969 A&M release)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZbmNU2rHRk

Darleen Love - "Lord if you're a Woman" (record is dated 1977 but was it a 60s recording not issued until 77?)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_ZQjKJSGi4

Finally
Vikki Carr "With Pen In Hand" (Liberty 1969 - minor british hit).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwXrkQTh4vI
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Old 07-06-2010, 23:48
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Some brilliant 60s covers, original artist in brackets.

Ramsay Lewis - Wade In The Water (Eva Cassidy)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsyQDdVvLW4

Double Six - Tickle Toe (Count Basie)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN7_eBrctCQ

Mongo Santamaria - Watermelon Man (Herbie Hancock)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEOOte8YkbQ
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Old 08-06-2010, 00:11
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Some brilliant 60s covers, original artist in brackets.

Ramsay Lewis - Wade In The Water (Eva Cassidy)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsyQDdVvLW4

Double Six - Tickle Toe (Count Basie)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN7_eBrctCQ

Mongo Santamaria - Watermelon Man (Herbie Hancock)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEOOte8YkbQ
Eva Cassidy died in 1996 aged 33, which means she was born in 1963, so I somehow don't think she recorded the original version of Wade In The Water.

I've not heard the Double Six track before. I rather like it. The French were never very good at rock'n'roll, but they've always done Jazz rather well.
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Old 08-06-2010, 00:18
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Two of the members of Les Double Six were also part of the more well known French jazz group, The Swingle Singers who were most famous for their intepretations of Bach although I've always preferred Jacques Loussier's Play Bach myself.
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Old 08-06-2010, 00:24
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Judy street - what


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wI4ClmAyWXs
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Old 08-06-2010, 20:57
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Duke of Earl by Gene Chandler
I love Doo-wop music, and although it’s usually associated with the 1950’s, a lot of great tracks were still being recorded in the early-sixties.
This is the 1962 original version of a song that was a big hit for the Darts in the late-seventies.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9PoU...eature=related

Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? by Chicago Transit Authority
Recorded in 1969 before the band dropped the Transit Authority from its name and became plain old Chicago.
The piano intro to this track is a little overlong, but once the song actually kicks off the wait will have been worth it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcHlH...eature=related

Ruby Baby by Dion
Being a big fan of Doo-wop I’m naturally a big fan of Dion (with or without the Belmonts).
I love “Runaround Sue” and “The Wanderer”, but both were big UK hits and not really obscure enough for this thread, so I’ve gone with this other gem from 1962.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wthq9...eature=related

Abraham, Martin and John by Dion
By the late-sixties Doowop was very much out of vogue, so Dion tried his hand at Folk Rock.
This is his 1968 tribute to assassination victims Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King and the Kennedy brothers.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYX0l...eature=related
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Old 09-06-2010, 18:17
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A few more rarities

"Dear One" - Tony Victor (Decca 1962 prod. Joe Meek)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-iKnQrypTI

Cyril Davies & His R&B All Stars - "Country Line Special" (Pye Intenational 1963)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkMmp_Eb73Q

True Story - Twice as Much (Columbia 1966)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoYKqhMZy4Y
I have one of their songs "Crystal Ball", doesn't appear to be on YT.

Paul Simon - April come She will (BBC Radio, 1965)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibnzKeA6yxI
Broadcast on "Five to Ten" - Light programme

Brad Newman - "Somebody To Love" (Fontana 1962)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5gK5APfCas

The High Numbers- "Zoot Suit" (Fontana 1963)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aununfiPy9U
changed their name for greater success......

Finally - one from France - don't know if it was released here
Christophe - Aline (1965)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-E_Hyn53acA
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Old 10-06-2010, 00:56
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Cyril Davies & His R&B All Stars - "Country Line Special" (Pye Intenational 1963)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkMmp_Eb73Q
Great stuff!

Eat your hearts out Beyonce, Rihanna, Usher, etc.,etc.,etc., this is what PROPER R&B sounds like!
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Old 10-06-2010, 16:00
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Lesser known (but nonetheless excellent) songs by two big name bands:-

Legal Matter by the Who
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBMEFxEhu_8

Animal Farm by the Kinks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9sY3NKP7is


Original versions of two songs that were very big UK hits for other artists:-

I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Gladys Knight and the Pips
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah1cv...eature=related

Bend Me Shape Me by American Breed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK1PpD1z-gs
i love that version of Grapevine - James Jamerson at his best
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Old 10-06-2010, 16:01
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Eva Cassidy died in 1996 aged 33, which means she was born in 1963, so I somehow don't think she recorded the original version of Wade In The Water.
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The water would have been up to her ears!

Blind Boys of Alabama do a great version of that track
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Old 10-06-2010, 18:37
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i love that version of Grapevine - James Jamerson at his best
I agree, it's a great track, although I have to say that I think that Marvin Gaye does it better. Having said that, my favourite version of the song is by Creedence Clearwater Revival, so what do I know?


I've got a mixed bag today from 1961, 1963, 1966 and 1968 respectively:-

Tossin’ and Turnin’ by Bobby Lewis
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghFBvBmXv4E

Eighteen Yellow Roses by Bobby Darin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-5ZUpE8PMw

Full Measure by the Lovin’ Spoonful
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nace1xqUFDw

Didn’t We by Richard Harris
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BQSFlfK2rg
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Old 10-06-2010, 18:45
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Kenny Everett tried his luck as a recording artist in 1968
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTq1XjOoYpU

as did Tony Blackburn in 1969
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpubz...next=1&index=8

A song that failed to chart
Peter Sarstedt - "I am a cathedral" (United Artists 1969)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7JPbv4rHlI

And who were "The Orchids"? (Decca 1963).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bZrqANPnwk

Finally
The Pentangle - "Once I had a Sweetheart". (Transatlantic 1969). This only reached number 46.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfxcpXRWZQk
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Old 10-06-2010, 18:57
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The Pentangle - "Once I had a Sweetheart". (Transatlantic 1969). This only reached number 46.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfxcpXRWZQk
Oh, I do like this. She has such a beautiful voice.
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Old 10-06-2010, 19:12
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Here's Neil MacArthur aka Colin Blunstone lead singer of The Zombies with his own cover of their greatest hit, She's Not There
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FRgB7PkCLM

And two more covers by Graeme Allwright, a singer from New Zealand who came to Paris in 1948, not speaking a word of French., from his much underrated '68 album Le jour de clarté

Jusqu'à la ceinture (Pete Seeger - Waist Deep in the Big Muddy) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWP4rLMecxg

Graeme Allwright - Suzanne (Leonard Cohen) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnCRH7o0RZw
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Old 10-06-2010, 19:55
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The Pentangle - "Once I had a Sweetheart". (Transatlantic 1969). This only reached number 46.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfxcpXRWZQk

Reminds me of another beautiful song "Earth Song" by Mary Hopkin -stunning record, and although almost 40 years old still sounding very fresh.
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Old 10-06-2010, 22:01
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The next four were minor, hits but well remembered

Timebox - "Beggin" (Deram 1968)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54On0uLtdJc

The Flirtations - "Nothing But A Heartache" (Deram 1968)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_aaA-SeSlQ

Gloria Jones- "Tainted Love" (1964)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSehtaY6k1U

Max Romeo - "Wet Dream" (Trojan 1969)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C79spWeuakU
According to my book this reached number 44 and I assume it was banned off the radio!

Finally, one I have on a "Disky" compilation CD from Holland and apparently recorded in 1969
Byron Lee & Mighty Sparrow - "Only a fool"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQkcooGz3BE
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Old 10-06-2010, 23:22
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Finally
The Pentangle - "Once I had a Sweetheart". (Transatlantic 1969). This only reached number 46.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfxcpXRWZQk
i know them for their other hit in feb 1970... 'light flight' the theme for bbc tv's drama 'take three girls'... lovely track!
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Old 10-06-2010, 23:23
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The next four were minor, hits but well remembered

Timebox - "Beggin" (Deram 1968)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54On0uLtdJc

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ive already posted that one!
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Old 11-06-2010, 00:17
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ive already posted that one!
You did!

So here's an early offering from Genesis on Decca in 1968.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcyOMiYdvN8
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