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Old 03-06-2010, 12:44
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[/Quote Hit Record by Brooke Benton
The song’s lyrics are an instructions manual on how to make a hit record. The irony is this was never a hit record.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nk4NhLMgDG8/Quote]


Talking of which

The Old Payola Blues - Stan Freberg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0WDr0fJV2I

A minor hit here but butchered. In the USA it was over side one and two but here they only released side one and cut the last 20 seconds which instructed the listener to turn over.

Basically unless you knew what Payola was/is then it made no sense whatsoever.
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Old 03-06-2010, 13:16
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[/Quote Hit Record by Brooke Benton
The song’s lyrics are an instructions manual on how to make a hit record. The irony is this was never a hit record.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nk4NhLMgDG8/Quote]


Talking of which

The Old Payola Blues - Stan Freberg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0WDr0fJV2I

A minor hit here but butchered. In the USA it was over side one and two but here they only released side one and cut the last 20 seconds which instructed the listener to turn over.

Basically unless you knew what Payola was/is then it made no sense whatsoever.
I have heard this before, but only the butchered version you mention. This is the first time I've heard it in its entirity. Thanks.

I think this was his last single and the only one he released in the sixties. All his other comedic classics (my favourites being Little Red Riding Hood and his send-up of the Banana Boat Song) were from the fifties, so can't submit them to this thread unfortunately.
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Old 03-06-2010, 13:25
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This is one of my favourite 'humourous' songs of the 60s...

Jake Thackray - La-Di-Dah
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaSKICzeTaE
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Old 03-06-2010, 13:30
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Good track. Shocking Blue were a great band. Venus was a fantastic record, but as it was from 1970 and also a massive hit it fails to qualify for this thread on two counts (unfortunately) ... and the less said about that travesty of a 1980's cover version by Banarama with the assistance of Stock, Aitken and bloody Waterman the better!
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oh how refreshing to find someone else who rates venus the same way i do! i HATE the camped up s/a/w version.
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Old 03-06-2010, 13:35
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oh how refreshing to find someone else who rates venus the same way i do! i HATE the camped up s/a/w version.
Just as well that Miles is (in all probability) not looking at this thread!
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Old 03-06-2010, 21:26
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I remember hearing a version of 'Everytime That You Walk In The Room' the old Searchers hit, by a woman (about the same time) and I'm sure she was French and called Jeanne something, anyone else remember this?
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Old 03-06-2010, 21:31
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You don't find 'Mother's Little Helper' by the Stones on too many compilation sixties albums, that I know of.
I've only ever head it on 'Aftermath' their own album.
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Old 03-06-2010, 21:37
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thanks for that

i like pet clarke, several of her tracks never charted, 'colour my world' for eg.
This Petula Clark song "Les Gens Diront" was the B side of a Pye single in 1961
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLmlbmGxgf8
with better sound quality than the french Vogue EPs.
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Old 03-06-2010, 21:53
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I remember hearing a version of 'Everytime That You Walk In The Room' the old Searchers hit, by a woman (about the same time) and I'm sure she was French and called Jeanne something, anyone else remember this?
Maybe Jackie De Shannon? I'm sure she wrote the song.
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Old 03-06-2010, 22:10
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You don't find 'Mother's Little Helper' by the Stones on too many compilation sixties albums, that I know of.
I've only ever head it on 'Aftermath' their own album.
Wasn't it released as a single ?

I'm sure it was in the charts.

A Stones one that wasn't a chart hit was 'Tell Me' from one of their first couple of albums........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUa_gHbHmQE
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Old 04-06-2010, 07:30
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Wasn't it released as a single ?

I'm sure it was in the charts.

A Stones one that wasn't a chart hit was 'Tell Me' from one of their first couple of albums........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUa_gHbHmQE
mothers little helper wasnt released as a single, unless it was on a 'b' side.
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Old 04-06-2010, 16:55
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Today's contribution from me:
The Third Bardo - 'I'm Five Years Ahead Of My Time' (yeah, I get that feeling a lot too)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHyGVEXmJGc

I honestly haven't a flippin' clue what's supposed to be going on in the video, but enjoy!
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Old 04-06-2010, 18:04
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Four more from me today:-

Good Times by the Easybeats
Best Aussie band of the sixties by a mile.
Their brilliant 1966 single “Friday on My Mind” was far too big a hit, so I’m submitting this minor hit from 1968 instead, which imho is just as good.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNiY0siZY3Y

September in the Rain by Dinah Washington
Minor hit in 1961 for the legendary Jazz singer. Good song.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvB6rrnzDM8

Incense by the Anglos
Fabulous track from 1965.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoBLajb22A0

Sunshine Girl by the Parade
Those who enjoyed the Cowsills and Association tracks might like this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8RrjiJ43L8
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Old 05-06-2010, 10:35
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heres one from 68

lemon tree, william chalkers time machine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajdRr...eature=related

strawberry alarm clock - rainy day mushroom pillow (cant think why i like this! lol)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vH0Yf...eature=related

from 66 the lords - death bells at dawn
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoMtz...eature=related

from 65... the lords - poor boy .... well dodgy dance routine! lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUL5d...eature=related
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Old 05-06-2010, 10:53
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a question for you knowlegable 60's folk... 'hi ho silver lining', known as a jeff beck track, but who else did it? because the jeff beck version isnt the one played on the radio at the time.

(its not a quiz question..i dont know the answer! hoping someone could help me out here)
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Old 05-06-2010, 12:13
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Allmusic.com suggests it was done by:
The Attack
Bad Manners
Jeff Beck
Black Lace
The Full House Revellers
Funsong Band
Hello
Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers
Vinnie Jones (wtf???)
Jimmy Mack
Wilson Malone
The Revelers (or Revellers)
Studio 99
The Yardbirds

Take your pick...
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Old 05-06-2010, 12:33
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a question for you knowlegable 60's folk... 'hi ho silver lining', known as a jeff beck track, but who else did it? because the jeff beck version isnt the one played on the radio at the time.

(its not a quiz question..i dont know the answer! hoping someone could help me out here)
It was written by Scott English, who had a hit around the same time with a song called "Brandy" (which Barry Manilow later covered as "Mandy"). I'm not aware that Mr. English ever recorded "Hi Ho Silver Lining" himself, but he may have done.
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Old 05-06-2010, 12:42
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This is one of my favourite 'humourous' songs of the 60s...

Jake Thackray - La-Di-Dah
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaSKICzeTaE
I do rather like this song, thanks for posting it.


Here are five of my favourite comedy &/or novelty songs of the sixties.
Most of them were actually quite big hits, which means that I’m breaking the thread rules a little here, so apologies for that.

Speedy Gonzales by Pat Boone
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0p9q...eature=related

Surfin’ Bird by the Trashmen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZThquH5t0ow

Goodbyeee by Peter Cook and Dudley Moore
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5ya_Gq8d4Q

Hard Day’s Night by Peter Sellers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLEMncv140s

They’re Coming To Take Me Away Ha Ha by Napoleon XIV
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnzHtm1jhL4
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Old 05-06-2010, 13:02
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Allmusic.com suggests it was done by:
The Attack
Bad Manners
Jeff Beck
Black Lace
The Full House Revellers
Funsong Band
Hello
Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers
Vinnie Jones (wtf???)
Jimmy Mack
Wilson Malone
The Revelers (or Revellers)
Studio 99
The Yardbirds

Take your pick...
most of them were post 60's, others i know off...might try 'the attack'..not familiar with them

It was written by Scott English, who had a hit around the same time with a song called "Brandy" (which Barry Manilow later covered as "Mandy"). I'm not aware that Mr. English ever recorded "Hi Ho Silver Lining" himself, but he may have done.
'brandy' was a hit in '71, 4 years after beck etc.. interesting though
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Old 05-06-2010, 13:07
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indeed it was the attacks version im familiar with



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DD7KkJopku8
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Old 05-06-2010, 13:16
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indeed it was the attacks version im familiar with



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DD7KkJopku8
The Jeff Beck version is the only one (up to a few minutes ago) that I've ever been familiar with, but I have to say, having just heard it for the first time, that the version by the Attack is pretty darn good.
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Old 05-06-2010, 13:21
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Has anyone heard of Vic Dana?

This song "Crystal Chandelier" (Liberty 1965 - british pressing) is the only record I have by him.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrvZH...eature=related
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Old 05-06-2010, 14:38
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Has anyone heard of Vic Dana?

This song "Crystal Chandelier" (Liberty 1965 - british pressing) is the only record I have by him.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrvZH...eature=related
nope, and judging by that track, its not my bag...sorry.
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Old 05-06-2010, 20:16
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nope, and judging by that track, its not my bag...sorry.
Not a big fan myself but he had some success in the USA.

|Here is an early attempt by Mickie Most and the gear (Thats Alright) before he switched to producing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mm3BTqQuc3k (features Jimmy Page).

If you like french music you may have heard of Claude Carrère who ran a very successful label for many years in the 60s and 70s. Here he is trying his luck as a singer in 1957 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNZSsFId8WY , I think he was rather better as a producer "Sur un coup de tête" (RCA 1957)

And finally from 1969, an early recording by Agnetha Faltskog "Framfor Svenska Sommaren" ("Before the Swedish Summer" Stereo) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iv4IwCeRMoo
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Old 06-06-2010, 14:41
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Five from me today:-

Is That All There Is? by Peggy Lee
1969 version of Leiber and Stoller’s magnificent ode to disillusionment, with orchestral arrangements by the great Randy Newman, and words sung (but mainly spoken) by legendary Jazz singer Peggy Lee.
IMHO this is a masterpiece.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VscVP_Gt_s

Just A Little by the Beau Brummels
Good track from 1965.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tm8gt...aynext_from=ML

Going Out Of My Head by Little Anthony and the Imperials
This is quite a well known song as it was covered by many respected artists.
However, I don’t think any version was ever a big hit in the UK, and certainly not this one.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d2uGfPlEzI&feature=fvw

Psychotic Reaction by Count Five
Great track from 1966. Not entirely sure if this is Garage or Psych. Actually, it’s probably Garage, I was just thrown by the “Psych” in the first word of the title.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=As-PFa-a4PU

Past, Present, Future by the Shangri-Las
An entirely spoken-word meditation on lost love backed by the moody piano chords of Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata.”
Cheesey yet beautiful.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdmSW...eature=related
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