07/04/2014

Abbey Road re-mastered/remastered ??? (7/04/2014)

Vraie Stereo.


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Cet LP non-remasterisé sort le 10 octobre 1987. UK PARLOPHONE CD-PCS 7088 // EUROPE CDP 7 46446 2. Le disque Let It Be est fin prêt mais il doit attendre la sortie du film, encore en phase de montage. C'est pourquoi Paul demande à George Martin de les aider à enregistrer un autre album, mais à l'ancienne manière, c'est-à-dire en s'enfermant à Abbey Road et en collaborant comme au bon vieux temps. C'est de nouveau Paul qui fait cette démarche, seul Beatle à croire encore au groupe. Se doutant que l'histoire touche à sa fin, tous, y compris John Lennon, sont d'accord pour retrouver l'esprit de leur meilleure époque pour ce qui sera vraisemblablement l'ultime album des Beatles.

C'est ainsi qu'en juillet et août 1969 John, Paul, George et Ringo retrouvent la plus pure essence des Beatles et s'enferment dans les studios d'Abbey Road pour y enregistrer, en totale harmonie, bien que pas toujours ensemble, un disque mémorable auquel ils donnent le nom des studios et de la rue dans laquelle ils sont situés, Abbey Road.

On y trouve deux chefs-d'oeuvre de George, Here Comes The Sun et Something (c'est la première fois qu'une de ses chansons figure sur la face A d'un 45 tours). John interprète Come Together puissant et cadencé, Paul se donne à fond dans Oh! Darling et, sur la face B ils unissent magistralement une série de morceaux inachevés lors d'enregistrements précédents. Ringo lui aussi, avec un petit coup de pouce de Paul, signe Octopus's Garden. Sur la pochette on voit les quatre Beatles traverser le passage piétons de cette rue : le fait que Paul soit pieds nus, ainsi que d'autres détails figurant sur ladite pochette relancent les rumeurs relatives à son décès présumé des années auparavant. L'album sort au mois de septembre 1969. Maintenant, l'on peut dire aussi que les Beatles jouent aussi de la POP MUSIC comme tant d'autres. HARDEST THE BETTER !

Après la sortie du disque, et malgré les efforts de Paul pour maintenir le groupe en vie et revenir à la scène, les autres considèrent l'aventure terminée. Le premier à prendre la décision de quitter le groupe est John Lennon qui en fait part directement à Paul, acceptant toutefois sa demande de ne pas rendre la nouvelle publique. A suivre avec Let It Be...

http://youtu.be/C_k-yqfoRk0 (Come Together) http://youtu.be/iLnVOyhqSi8 (Oh! Darling)

http://youtu.be/IrW7dlDHH28 (Something) http://youtu.be/QboA41mP7qg (Octopus's Garden)

http://youtu.be/C5E_zXbmrlM (Here Comes The Sun) http://youtu.be/IM2Ttov_zR0 (She Came In Through The Bathroom Window)

En fait, il ne s'agit pas d'une remasterisation mais d'un transfert analogique vers un support numérique.

Maintenant que ce CD est sorti, EMI pourra en effectuer une véritable remasterisation. Il faudra attendre 2009 pour avoir enfin ce CD en stéréo numérique. D'autres CD Abbey Road sortis aussi en 1987 se verront retirer la mention "re-mastered" mais peut à peu celle-ci reviendra en douce!

 

 

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27/01/2014

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (27/01/2014)




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01/06/2013

Bill Haley "Rareties" LP, Malaysia, AMBASSADOR A 98100 (completely unknown of origin? : I'm not quite sure at all !)

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This LP compilation in 1979 is still completely unknown of origin. I remember when I bought it, in early January 1980, the record dealer told me it was coming from Malaysia. No, it wasn't. This tremendous LP has been manufactured and released in the USA (America) in 1979. J'appelle ça de la basse vengeance : j'en ai par dessus la tête que les anglais et les français (ces derniers ont purement et simplement supprimé une bonne discographie toutefois considérée comme un torchon irrécupérable!] me prennent pour un rigolo ou simplement pour un imbécile. ["you're the expert"! My foot! (English-speaking Wikipedia)] sous le fallacieux prétexte - parce que je n'hésite pas à (d)écrire la vérité - qu'ils se croient les uniques papes de Bill Haley alors qu'en Belgique nous sommes bien mieux informés qu'eux!). De toute façon, s'ils ne détiennent pas l'info avant quiconque, elle est considérée comme fausse, voire pourrie! Il y a des articles qui dérangent beaucoup de monde: tant mieux! La vérité n'est pas toujours bonne à dire. Il est hors de question de fausser la vérité et de toute façon, je n'en ai rien à fiche!...***I call that low revenge: I have some over my head which Englishmen [(Pommies :-)] take me as a funny guy or simply as a nunskull. ["you're the expert"!] My foot! (English-speaking Wikipedia which destroyed the DECCA Sessions as well as the other ones) under the fallacious pretext - because I don't hesitate to write/tell the truth as true as possible - that they believe they are the quite unique popes on Bill Haley (it's not bad, but I've seen much better!!) whereas in Belgium we got a better information (early 1970 for me and Alain Darmor 20 years beforehand!!) than them!)! In any event, if they don't hold information before whoever, it is regarded as false, rotten! There are articles which disturb many people: hardest the better! Chris (G.): just have a look! Convinced? Think, you might have to update and correct your own discography. So, the truth is not always good to say… ! Anyway, it is out of question to twist the truth and I couldn't care less what they're up to! Pure de papas, it's quite hot here in Belgium...(today June 1, 2013, the sky is blue ;-) http://youtu.be/t6LDwZSyYHA : Viva la rock r 'n' roll from the German motion Picture by Werner Jacobs "Hier Bin Ich, Hier Bleib' Ich" (Here I am, here I stay). Première : 8. Januar 1959 im Stuttgarter Gloria-Palast.

12/04/2013

Pochettes EP : version française 9 (Dick Rivers-1) J'en suis fou

 L'un des noms d'acteur d'Elvis Presley "Deke Rivers" que les Frenchies auraient prononcé "duck" = "canard" ou "deck" = "porche". Hervé (Forneri, de Nice ex Chats Sauvages) choisit une phonétique plus simple qu'il est impossible de massacrer. En réalité, Dick est le diminutif américain de Richard. Malheureusement pour Dick, ce mot prendra plus tard la signification de "b*te"...Néanmoins, il assume et en rigole plus ou moins. Cet EP est sorti en juin 1963 sur Pathé EG 696 (B1). "J'en suis fou" = "Love me do". Dick est accompagné par "Les Gladiators" (des Anglais) sous la direction de Paul Piot.

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02/03/2013

Dionne Warwick sings The Beatles (1969 & 1994 + 2004)

Dionne Warwick-CD 1994Marie Dionne Warrick became Warwick because of a mistyping. She was born Marie Dionne Warrick in East Orange, New Jersey, December 12, 1940.***Daughter of Chess Records' gospel promotion department head, was a regular performer, playing piano with The Drinkard Singers gospel group, managed by her mother.***She formed The Gospelaires, with sister Dee Dee, cousin Cissy Houston and friend Doris Troy, and they sang in churches throughout New York and New Jersey.***Soulful recorded in Memphis, Tenn. with producer Chips Moman, reached US #11 and US R&B #2. However this album failed to chart in UK.***This album features three Beatles' songs : We Can Work It Out, A Hard Day's Night and Hey Jude.***16 tracks CD : 10 songs + 6 extra tracks) original recordings re-issued by DISKY DCD 5401 DW, France/ The Netherlands, 1994  to become a satellite of the UK major EMI later in the 90s. Original US Scepter Records SPS 573, 1969/1/1. ***Dionne studied at Hart college of Music in Hartford, Conn., before joining Cissie Houston as backing vocalists on records by Garnet Mimms, the Drifters and others. Her first solo disc was Burt Bacharach's haunting "Don't Make Me Over", which reached No. 21 on Scepter Records in 1962 but failed the UK TOP 20 best-selling singles.

Dionne Warwick was Bacharach's Muse for a long time.

Track list as follows: You've lost that lovin' feelin' (5/69) - I'm your puppet (3/69) - The look of love (1969) - Make it easy on yourself (11/63) - People got to be free (5/69) - You're all I need to get by (5/69) - We can work it pout (5/69) - Try to remember/live (1968) - I love you Porgy (Dec. 21, 1965) - Reach out (10/64) - Hurt so bad (1972) - A hard day's night (5/69) - Do right woman-do right man (5/69) - I've been loving you too long (5/69) -People get ready (5/69) - Hey Jude (5/1969.) 

Other references: UK: Pye International NPL 28122, NSPL 28122, 1969 - CAN: Scepter Records SPS 573, 1969 (# 16) - GER: Scepter Records SHA-S 401, 1968/SHA-S S 401, 1969  - USA: SRMSPS 573, May, 1969 - FR/BEL: disques vogue CLVLXS 372, 1969 - NZ/S. AFR.: Pye Slp6016, 1969 - IT: Scepter Records SLCS 7007, 1969 - NL: SPS 573.

Produced i.a. by Burt Bacharach (b. May 12, 1928 - present.)

Last Soulful "Plus", Jan. 01, 2004: CD compiled by Rhino (Handmade) : an internet  - only purchase disc - Limited Edition (5,000 copies) 

 

http://youtu.be/FzWFNjei_SI (We Can Work It Out)  http://youtu.be/mKpZBogB7m4 (Hey Jude) http://youtu.be/HFxLlYLc7s4 (A Hard Day's Night)

 

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08/01/2013

The Beatles: Hey Jude / Revolution (8/01/2013)

The Beatles had symbolized optimism, their disintegration  symbolized optimism fading. In the end the Beatles left us with not just a collection of fine songs (recorded by countless other artists as well as by themselves), but also with then reminder of a spoiled dream; they left us with the most nostalgic music in  the history of rock. This picture cover is the most beautiful ever made in Western Europe (Italy, PARLOPHONE DP 570 (for export), Aug. 30, 1968). Hey Jude topped the UK chart #1 (17/09), #1 (24/09), #2 (26/09). In October, this single hits the UK chart #4, #3 & #2 while Mary Hopkin topped on 12, 19 & 26/09/1968. In November, the last chart positions in 1968 were #10 & #11. UK reference: PARLOPHONE R 5722 (instead of Apple 1) (le last Beatles' on PARLOPHONE), Aug. 30, 1968. AOT, #1 in UK, Belgium, France. Apple publishes their first 2 singles on the same day : Frank Sinatra (Apple 1, "The lady is a champ, a rewording of The Lady Is A tramp/Maureen Starkey) never commercially released at the time while the second one; a single by Mary Hopkin (Those were the days on Apple 2/ to become Apple 1002) will also top the charts as well as THE BEATLES during the same month (September). Tidbit time : A single of the Cream's Those were the days was released by Polydor.

Apple 3 : is a Jackie Lomax song produced by George Harrison.

Hey Jude was the biggest hit on a 7" record of the whole Beatles' history. Their song took the lead of the charts all over the world, and more than 5 million copies were sold before the end of the year.

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12/09/2012

Peter and Gordon: Nobody I Know + I Don't Want To See You Again

peter and gordon - nobody i know - UK single.jpgpeter and gordon 45 B capitol 13-06-2012.jpgpeter and gordon - nobody ESRF 1566 (12-09-2012).jpgpeter and gordon - papier vert - i don't...(12-09-2012).jpgLeft to right: UK single DB 7292, #10, 1964, Sept. 1964 - US single 5211 [July 1964], #12, 1964 - FR EP ESRF 1566, 1964 + I Don't Want To See You again:  DB 7356, 9.09.1964 - US Capitol 5272, Sept.21, 1964, #16 (UK DNC) also a McCartney composition, it fails to make UK Top 50. French EP ESRF 1677, 1965.

 http://youtu.be/DFnbPDjK500 (Nobody I Know) - http://youtu.be/ELan83bDjeM (I Don't Want To See You Again)

Sept. 1964: their 2nd EP is released in UK on Columbia SEG 8337 - Australia : EP SEGO-8348, 1964.

Dec. 1964: Album I don't want to see you again makes US #95 (UK not issued). 

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06/09/2012

All This And World War II

UK DLP Riva RVLP 2, Nov.5, 1976, UK chart highest position #23 - US Double album 20th Century 2T - 522, Dec.31, 1975 - CAN Warner Bros. Records 2U 4739, 1976 - GER Warner Bros. WB 66 049, 12/1976. Arranged and orchestrated by Wil Malone. The London Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Harry Rabinowitz, and The Royal Philarmonic by David Measham. Some original picture sleeves : Michelle by Richard Cocciante (taken from the DLP) [RCA Victor PB 10867, France, 1976; Let It Be [new topic to come] by Leo Sayer who also contributes I Am The Walrus and The Long And Winding Road (UK Chrysalis); Come Together re-recorded by Ike & Tina Turner (this picture sleeve is a French re-release [UNITED ARTISTS RECORDS UP 35.880, 1975]; Get Back [new topic to come] by Rod Stewart at the end of 1976 (Warner Bros.) - Some other songs included in this DLP : She's Leaving Home by Bryan Ferry; Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight by The Bee Gees; Yesterday by David Essex; Getting Better by Status Quo; We Can Work It Out by The Four Seasons; Strawberry Fields Forever by Peter Gabriel; A Day In The Life by Frankie Valli...Some lyrics are slightly altered from the copyright work to "meet the artistic requirements of the performers". all this and world war II (recto-5-09-2012).jpgall this and world war II (verso-5-09-2012).jpgcocciante - michelle - 1976 (s.k. - 21-10-2011).jpgrod stewart - get back - 1976 - (s.k.) 22-10-2011.jpg

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http://youtu.be/1xFMUpl9V5s (Richard Cocciante)

http://youtu.be/DEX8nydydSI (Leo Sayer '76)

http://youtu.be/h0HwjbMWYII (Ike & Tina Turner's cover of Come Together included in the DLP All This And World War II)

 

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28/12/2011

Ray Charles : Let It Be

1977/02/28 (28.02.1977) : Ray Charles is attacked while performing, by a man who rushes on stage with a rope and tries to strangle him.

1977/11/19 : True To Life, a one-off return to Atlantic with a Crossover Records production climbs to US #78. This album is released in November 1977, US reference Crossover/Atlantic 19142 - UK reference London SHU8509.

Left : US album - right : Belgian pressing I Can See Clearly Now (s) Johnny Nash reaches #35 on the R'n'B chart b/w Let It Be. Both songs are taken from the Belgian LP 143.015-Ray Charles-True To Life distributed by FONIOR BRUSSELS/BELGIUM - A DIVISION OF THE INTERNATIONAL PELGRIMS GROUP IPG.

Belgian reference : London/CROSSOVER 26.548 y. Arranged by Larry Mahoberack / Produced by Ray Charles.

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17/11/2011

RAY CHARLES (Pt 2) : Beatles' songs : cover version of Eleanor Rigby

charles - US single 45-11090 - 1968.jpgcharles - the sun died - eleanor rigby - 1968 - 17-11-2011.jpg1946 : ... Then moves to Jacksonville, FL., after his mother's death where he begins playing for his living with various bands, including The Florida Playboys, Henry Washington's Big Band and Joe Anderson's band.

1968 : US abc RECORDS with dual logo TANGERINE Records 45-11090, Eleanor Rigby makes #35 and b/w Understanding #46. UK #36 in July. (UK EMI/STATESIDE SS 2120.(b/w Understanding)-BELGIUM #30. FRANCE 1968 : first issue on EMI/Stateside FSS 580 b/w I won't leave. 2nd issue on abc 45-8023 released on 27.07.1968 b/w ELEANOR RIGBY (produced by TANGERINE Records) with A-side as The Sun Died from Il Est Mort Le Soleil originally sung by Nicoletta b. Nicole Grisoni, 11.04-1944-present. Song signed Pierre Delanoë-Hubert Giraud / adap. by Ann(e) Grégory (aka Arlette Kotchounian) and Ray Charles. French ref. : Riviera EP 231 302 M - S  121.199, 1968.     http://youtu.be/VauhWg5hv0U (Nicoletta-1968) - http://youtu.be/QH81RJtakRU (Eleanor Rigby-1968)

The story about the French label Riviera (not RIVIERA nor Rivièra) is not so simple. It was founded by Eddie Barclay's (Edouard Ruault) sister Nicole in 1950. Apparently, their first releases are dating to 1953.

Ray Charles : The Sun Died :   http://youtu.be/rJlQNfqfbv8 

 

 

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30/10/2011

RAY CHARLES (Pt 1) : Beatles' songs : cover versions sung in English - Yesterday

1946 : Ray,CharlesRay Charles : b. Ray Charles Robinson, Sept.23, 1930, Albany, GA. -DJune 10, 2004, who has lived in Greenville, FL., where he sings in the Shiloh Baptist church and the Red Wing café where proprietor Wylie Pittman lets him play the piano, since age 2, and been blind since suffering from glaucoma at age 7, after witnessing his younger brother George fall into a washtub and drown in the family's backyard, having studied music (classical piano and clarinet) at St. Augustine's School for the Deaf and Blind in Orlando, FL. Then... (to be continued...).

August 1967 : Ray Charles Invites You To Listen, the first album to carry the ABC-Tangerine Records dual logo, reaches US #76.

December 9, 1967 : His re-working of The Beatles' Yesterday makes US #25. 

January 1968 : Yesterday makes UK #44.

B-side : Never Had Enough Of Nothing Yet.

US 45 r.p.m. record : abc RECORDS / A PRODUCT OF TANGERINE RECORDS, reference : 45-11009 - Matrix 45-TRC 303-A 

 http://youtu.be/Bzk0n7h6I-o

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11/10/2011

Chansons des Beatles (D) interprétées en français (pt 4)

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11/11/2010

Sgt. Pepper's Only Dart Board Band - Twist And Shout (28/08/2010)

All their videos can be seen on YouTube and Facebook (and some of them at MySpace) with their friendly permission.

I filmed this video while there were playing it at the Fiestacity in Verviers on 28.08.2010. The original version was cut by The Top Notes in 1961. 1962: The Isley Brothers move to Wand Records, where they team with producer Bert Berns. Blues ballad Right Now is another flop but, for the follow-up, Berns presents his own song Twist And Shout (originally by The Top Notes). July : Twist And Shout tops R&B chart and peaks at US #17, becoming a classic reaching a wider audience through/thru The Beatles version. With the current dance craze, Wand has The Isleys record Twistin' With Linda; it makes US #54. Twist And Shout makes US #61. This video is also featured on their MySpace website. Jan.11, 1963: The Beatles complete 10 new tracks for their debut album Please Please Me in one session at Abbey Road studios in 15 mins. short of 10 hours. John's vocal for the said cover is recorded in 1 take as an afterthought to complete the album's tracks.

 

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28/10/2010

Sgt. Pepper's Only Dart Board Band - The Beatles' Just Seventeen

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjWVrcjHBlE

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Pas dupes Sgt. Pepper's Only Dart Board Band pcq à l'origine (à Hambourg, les Beatles la chantait sous ce titre bcp plus r'n'r que la version LP sur Parlophone. Il reste une trace d'un simple sud-africain qui utilise Just Seventeen avec en sous-titre ISHSThere ! Il y a une image de ce single dans l'un de mes album photo HTFR (sur facebook). La cover de SPODBB est splendide. Rock and roll ! The hurricane (SPODBB) destroyed everything in its track !!!

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05/03/2010

Something new about the tune Stack O' Lee Blues (5/03/2010-last update 13/03/2010)

Down Home BoysFrom the Bill Haley WB Sessions) :***The true original cut of this song was recorded circa 1899/1900 but unreleased until May 1927 on BLACK PATTI 8030-B (American Record Company/ARC) by Long Cleve Reed & Little ('Papa') Harvey Hull - Down Home Boys (trio including Sunny Wilson also from a late 1895 nursery rhyme called "Bad Man Stack-O-Lee"-trad. is dating back to 1903).***Lee Shelton (b.03/16/1865) alias Lee Stack (sometimes wrongly spelled as SHELDON (who died on March 11, 1912) shot Lyons because of his Stetson hat in a poker party.***And finally, one word about Billy Lyons whose real house hold name was William Lyons (born in 1864) presumed to be a Black policeman.***It seems the first songs to appear are dating back to 1923 : (Fred) Waring's Pennsylvanians-vocal refrain by Vernon Dalhart, (Victor 19189 A recorded on 10/16 as well as Frank Westphal & His Regal Novelty Orchestra (Columbia 32d recorded on 10/18).***Tidbit-time: Archibald (Leon T. Gross) sometimes called 'Archie Boy') recorded Stack-A'Lee (Pt1/Pt2) released in 05/1950, 07/1955 and 01/1959 (Imperial x5068, x5358 and x5563-(s) Leon T. Gross, Sr.).***Nota: William Lyons died from his wounds on 12/26/1895 (death certificate No 3605) and burried two days later in the Bridgewater plot in St. Peter's Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.***Maybe Billy Lyon's was Archie Boy's alias Leon T. Gross, great-greatgrandfather (??). Image: Down Home Boys : L to R : Long Cleve Reed (gtr), Little 'Papa' Harvey Hull (vcls), Sunny Wilson (gtr).Stack O' Lee Blues - original issued in 05-1927billy lyons - death certificate

25/12/2009

Paul McCartney

December 25, 1967 : McCartney announces his engagement to Jane Asher (Peter Asher's sister).paul and jane

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02/10/2009

Bill Haley y Sus Cometas : Girl I've Got News For Hugh - 2/10/2009

Bill Haley y Sus Cometas : Girl I've Got News For Hugh : this is the entire correct title of his song composed by Haley & Frank Pingatore.***It was first issued in Mexico on the MADISON Orfeón LP Record/album 12339 in October 1963. Note that "Hugh" is sometimes spelled as "You" just like an eponym Ray Charles' song which has been issued on the LP Genius & Soul = Jazz released by ABC-Paramount/Impulse in March 1961.***The said song composed and written by Ray Alfred, a Ray Charles' pseudonym was extracted and published as a single in June 1961.

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09/09/2009

The Beatles (Fr.) : l'événement marketing du jour - 9/9/9

beatles - 9-9-2009Un événement ? Sûrement pas pour tous les médias belges ! Ainsi, Grégory Willock n'en a pas touché un seul mot à son JT de 13:00 sur RTL TVI ni même Michel De Maegd dans celui du 19:00 !***Ce mercredi 9/09/2009 sort un bijou édité par EMI UK comprenant 14 CD's remasterisés pratiquement en HD par Guy Massey, Steve Rooke, Sam Okell assistés de Paul Hicks et Sean Magee (+ 1 DVD) au Dan Lacksman SynSound Recording Studio à Bruxelles (choisi par EMI Belgium).***Véritable événement musical de cette fin d'année, cette réédition des albums des Beatles était attendue depuis des décennies par les millions de fans du plus grand groupe populaire de l'histoire.***Tous les CD's sont "enhanced". Le 14° contenant les anciens Past Masters 1 & 2 sortis en GB début mars 1988.***Bien accueillis en GB (#49 & #46 le 19 mars 1988 mais avec moins d'impact aux USA où ils se classent US #149 & US #121 les 9 et 16 avril suivant.***Maintenant, la question est de savoir s'il faut absolument se le procurer d'une manière ou d'une autre ou de le switcher. Ce magnique coffret dont chaque "enhanced" CD est en "gatefold" se vend depuis ce matin à 9:09 chez les disquaires. Je suis dubitatif comme Gilles Verlant: le prix tourne autour de 250 € mais je l'ai vu affiché à 199 € et il se vendait comme des petits pains ! Si vous ne possédez encore rien des Beatles (heureusement que Sir Paul McCartney avait pu racheter les 251 [sur les quelques 365 répertoriées] chansons achetées par Michael Jackson [v/article ATV Music Publishing] et que vous avez les moyens financiers et le matériel adéquat (un ampli numérique qui pourrait éventuellement diffuser les chansons en 5.1 si vous possédez un home cinema).***A noter que les premières rééditions des LP's mono sur CD ne le sont qu'en mono (AAD) et ceux en stéréo le sont en ADD alors que EMI voulait du "ADD" pour tous les albums et sur l'avis contraire des fans. Finalement EMI a cédé à la toute dernière minute en apposant une pastille AAD sur les lettres ADD déjà imprimées sur les livrets.*** March 7, 1987: as the group's back catalog is systematically released on CD, The Beatles' timeless popularity is underlined as they return to the charts all over the world.***Ce 9/9/9 n'est pas une coïncidence puisqu'il s'agit de l'ancien no de téléphone de Scotland Yard qui contrôla le HP britannique dans le courant des années 70 (v/autre article) suite à des magouilles dont au moins deux personnalités anglaises du showbiz que je ne peux décemment citer ici. Notez que je le pourrais puisqu'elles furent condamnées et que de toute façon il y a prescription.***Note: le LP Live at the Hollywood est proprement ignoré.***Je resterai à jamais un fan et je suis sûr qu'on parlera encore d'eux dans 100 ans voire au-delà et/ou dans l'au-delà.***LONG LIVE THE BEATLES !!!

26/06/2009

Tribute to Michael Jackson - R.I.P. (26/06//2009) - updated 25 June 2010

Michael recorded the best-selling LP Record/album of all time "Thriller" released on Dec.1, 1982 surpassing The Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band ! It will sell 45 million copies worldwide until June 2010 and hit #1 in every Western country including UK and US, where it will spend a record 37 weeks at #1. From it will come an unprecedented 7 Top 10 US hit singles.******Michael died at home yesterday in Los Angeles at the age of 50. R.I.P., Michael. Sure, lotsa people won't never forget you...***The Girl Is Mine, an excerpt from the album Thriller (1st December 1982), hitted #8 in UK in Nov. 1982 and US #2 on 8th January 1983.***Say Say Say again with Jacko hitted at #2 in UK in Nov. 1983 and topped US chart the following 10th December.***En Belgique, Thriller a été 18 fois disque de platine entre 1982 et juin 2010 (540.000 exemplaires vendus à raison de 30.000 albums pour être "platine".***45 millions de copies vendues dans le monde entier.***Sources: Eric Vink, président de Sony-Belgique.jackson - thriller lp - 75 pppA1-Beat-Macca2-1982A1-Beat-Macca3-1983A1-Beat-Macca4-1983A1-Beat-Macca5A1-Beat-Macca6

28/04/2009

About the Bill Haley DECCA Sessions (24/04/2009)

Over time, over a period of 3 years or more, important information was added on the Net. That's why I've had to modify or change some sources become quite inaccurate.***Au fil du temps, sur une période de plus ou moins 3 ans, des informations capitales furent ajoutées sur le Net. C'est pourquoi j'ai dû modifier voire changer certaines sources devenues tout à fait inexactes. Il fut un temps ou les deux logos "Decca" / "DECCA" coexistaient pour finalement devenir DECCA.

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28/03/2009

DECCA SESSIONS (3) : Where on earth did Bill Haley... (2009/3/28)

...discoverd these incredible songs from ?***The DECCA Sessions moved from 8th Aug. 2006.***.***Dinah : originally recorded by Al Handler and his Alamo Cafe Orch. for Gennett in 1925 but apparently rejected via Ethel Waters, COLUMBIA 487-D, 1926 via Jean Goldkette And His Famous Victor Record Orchestra with vocal chorus by "The Kentucky Boys", Victor 19947, 1926 via Fats Waller And His Rhythm, Electrola, June 1935.***Ida, Sweet As Apple Cider (I) (C) 1903) : from Red Nichols And His Five Pennies, Brunswick, 1927 via Glenn Miller and his orchestra, Bluebird, 1941 [originally by Eddie Cantor and his orchestra in 1903, a song dedicated to his wife Ida Tobias].***MARIE : from a waltz composed by Irving Berlin for an early sound movie called The Awakening in 1928 via the original vocal version by Tommy Dorsey A.H.O. feat. Jack Leonard on vocal in 1937.***Corrine, Corrina : from Big Joe Turner, US POP 41, 13th June 1941 & Joe Turner with Chorus and Orchestra, Atlantic, US R'N'B #23, 24th Feb. 1956 [originally by Bo Carter (alias Armenter Chatmon), November 1928.***Sweet Sue, Just You : from Sweet Sue by Fat Waller and his Rhythm, HMV (NY City), June 1935 [originally by Bennie Krueger And His Orchestra, 1928.***CHARMAINE : from the 1926 Raoul Walsh's movie "What Price Glory ?" (a part of the) soundtrack-signed Ernö Rapée-Lew Pollack- based on a piano solo composed by Johannes Brahms via Edmund Eysler "Der Lachende Ehemann", an exerpt of the operetta soundtrack-premiere at Wien Bürgertheater on 19/03/1913 (literally, the laughing married man-premiere in London as The Laughing Husband in 1913).***A.B.C. Rock : from Sally Starr aka Sally Belair, (Mrs. Jesse Rogers), Clymax CR-EP-1002, late 1958 or early 1959.***I Got A Woman : from Ray Charles' I' Ve Got A Woman, Atlantic 1050, December 1954, a rewording of a spiritual (P.D./unknown songwriter(s) called "Ain't that good news", 1940***It was also derived from the tune of a gospel song by Professor Alex Bradford's "Jesus is all the world to me", Specialty, 1954 and it is said Ray Charles was also influenced by Alex Brown or the Bailey Gospel Singers (COLUMBIA, 1951) "I've Got A Savior [(Across Town)].***(Now And Then) There's A Fool Such As I : from Hank Snow, The Singing Ranger and his Rainbow Ranch Boys, RCA Victor 47-5034, 15th/11/1952.***"Caldonia" : from Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five's "Caldonia (What Makes Your Big Head So Hard?), DECCA, January 1945.***"Ooh! Look-A There, Ain't She Pretty" : Looka-there, ain't she pretty from Clarence Williams and his Orchestra, Vocalion 2616-B, 1933, via Buddy Greco and his Three Sharps including Francis Beecher on/to the guitar, Musicraft 515, 1947.***(Thanks For The) Summer Souvenir : from Summer Souvenirs by Larry Clinton And His Orchestra feat. Bea Wain on vocal, US #3, 1938 via Bing Crosby, Decca, Oct. 1938.***Puerto Rican Peddler : from Puerto Rican Pedlar by Johnny Brandon With The Phantoms, Polygon, UK, 1955.***

11/09/2008

Just stopping by to say hi or hello - other tribute to the king of rock'n'roll (11/09/2008)

With his curl, his rasping invitation to "Rock Around The Clock" and the cheerful gymnastics of his musicians, Bill Haley has written himself into the pop history books forever. He conveys on record as few others have been able too, the musical style of an era that changed the face of popular music. Bill's rock and roll style evolved from the kind of music he had been playing in country and western groups and the rhythm and blues music he loved. He combined these two styles of music to create the sound that was to change the music scene for the generation of the early 50s. Like many others, Haley experimented with various line-ups and his first efforts on minor American record labels met with little response. With his group the "Comets" Haley scored his first real success, "Shake, Rattle And Roll" in 1954 which broke into both the American and British charts. The following year, his biggest and most familiar hit "Rock Around The Clock" was featured in the MGM film about teenage violence, "(The) Blackboard Jungle". This was a worldwide hit which sparked off a Haley hysteria that made national headlines when he and his Comets appeared in the film "Rock Around The Clock". Banner headlines proclaimes seat ripping in cinemas everywhere and the Haley formula went on producing more and more chart hits. His popularity at that time was remarkable and a European tour confirmed that Haley was indeed the 'King of Rock'n'Roll' - however, his reign coincided with the emergence of Elvis 'The Pelvis' Presley as a major force in rock music (Presley was 10 years younger than Haley but invented nothing in rock and roll music and anyway Jimmy Cavallo/Cavello And His House Rockers played rockabilly since 1951) and Haley gradually lost his hold on the pop record charts. Yet Bill Haley has retained a popularity that even today keeps him as the undisputed king and he remains possibly the finest exponent of rock and roll. ***Rock Around The Clock will remain one of the wonderful evergreens of all time. (C) Stephan Koenig.haley 1 - 70 dpi

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14/06/2008

(Rock) Alrededor del reloj? I'm still putting my glad rags on...after awhile crocodiles!

Le 45 tours Polydor (2001 225) est sorti en 1971 et celui édité par EMI/Columbia (2 C 010-97004) l'a été en 1975.Bill Haley - RATC - Polydor 2001 225Bill Haley-RATC-pochette EMI-Columbia France

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30/05/2008

ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK LIVE (2 LPs) - 30/05/2008 + something about THE AIR MAIL band

Bill Haley was thinking of another new name for his band. He proposed Bill Haley and The Bill Haley's Comets! Quickly forgotten to keep "Bill Haley" / "Bill Haley and The Comets".***Bill Haley "Live": at The Bitter End, Greenwich Village, 149 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012, December 16, 1969 on Buddah records/Kama Sutra KSBS 2014, March 1970 (Bill Haley Scrapbook-German LP).***Executive Producer Richard Nader, in association with Lewis Merenstein.***This LP was released in France ten years later on Vogue/Mode 509061 late in1980.***(C) 1980 Vogue P.I.P.***The other one released in Germany on EUROPA 111 548.0 (budget label licensed by SONET, Sweden) is practically unkown.***Two tracks are live ones: RATC and Razzle-Dazzle: where from? (South Africa or overdubbed with public audience???).***This album also includes 4 instrumental tracks composed by John (?) Sprangers.***The German guests group The Air Mail (earlier a pseudonym for the garage hangover band (The) German Bonds (Star-Club & Polydor) comprised unknown studio musicians in 1978 and 1980 (without Bill Haley playing).***A-side: 1980 recordings; B-side: 1978 recordings.***LP released in Germany in 1980.***It is true John Lawton along with Tony Cavanna (Toni Cavanaugh/Lee Patterson) were members of The Air Mail in 1971 and 1972.***Special thanks to Ralph, John Lawton's MySpace webmaster and Klaus Kettner owner of Hydra Recs, Germany.***In order, back side and front side of the German LP.B. Haley Scrapbook - 60 dpiBill Haley - EUROPA LP - rearBill Haley - EUROPA LP A-sideB. Haley - LP MODE - 1980 - 65 dpi

28/05/2008

ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK (Live LP's) by Bill Haley (28/05/2008)

"BILL HALEY ON STAGE", Stockholm, Sweden, 24th June 1968 ("with invited audience". Do you know who they were? If not, the mafia!!!), pickwick/HALLMARK records SHM 773, UK, September 1972.[originally Sonet (UK) SNT 302, 03/1970 (Bill Haley And The Comets In Sweden: Rock Around The Clock) then Sonet (Sweden) GDP 9989, 11/1971 (Bill Haley On Stage).***Recorded live at Hammersmith Palais, UK, March 25, 1974, WEA filipacchi music/ATLANTIC 40555, France, June/July 1974.[originally ATLANTIC/Antic K51501, UK, June 1974].***Feat. i.a. Freddy Moore on drums.***Also played in Belgium next 14th May at the Conservatory in Liège including Beecher's Boogie Woogie, I was there!).BILL HALEY 5Bill-Haley--The-Comets-Live-In-London-74-ATL LPBill Haley live in London - rearHaley-Hallmark LPHaley-Atlantic LPBill Haley-Pop Show programme-14-05-1974

ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK (live versions on CDs) by Bill Haley (28/05/2008)

April 1956: live in the studio "one...two" : "count-in" by drummer Billy Gussak, one two three o'clock...: Rock 'n Roll Stage Show on the MCA CD MCD 30490, France, 1993.***Spring 1956: Rock And Roll Dance Party on the Magnum Music Group CD CDMF 075, 30/10/1991.***August 1972: the LONDON Rock & Roll Show at Wembley Stadium on the Delta Music/LaserLight CD 32 538, Germany, 2005 (first issued on the Magnum Music CD CDMF 105, 2000).***Other live version on CD: Olympia, Paris, France, 14 & 15 October 1958 on Chris Evans' Big Beat Records Vive la Rock n' Roll, France, 2002...rock around the clock live,one   two  ratc  version,paris - olympia - octobre 1958rock around the clock live,one   two  ratc  version,paris - olympia - octobre 1958rock around the clock live,one   two  ratc  version,paris - olympia - octobre 1958rock around the clock live,one   two  ratc  version,paris - olympia - octobre 1958

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05/05/2008

Unissued Bill Haley's radio recordings 1946-1950: from Western swing... (5/05/2008)

B. Haley - from western swing...bookletB. Haley - from western swing...volume 4All these acetate tracks were unissued at the time of their recordings: Rose of My Heart; Cherry Tree Lane: adapted by Bill Haley and based on the book "Mary Poppins In Cherry Tree Lane" published in 1934; Cute Little Brown-Eyed Girl; A Sweet Bunch of Roses; Yodel Your Blues Away; Candy and Women; Behind the Eight Ball; Ages and Ages Ago: from Gene Autry, CBS/COLUMBIA 20114 & 37322,1948; Honestly; I Dreamed of an Old Love Affair: from Jimmie Davis, Capitol, 1942; Whispering; I Love You So Much It Hurts: from Floyd Tillman (Ryan, deceased on 22/08/2003), CBS/COLUMBIA, 1948; Little Rock, Arkansas; A Bundle of Kisses; Are You Teasing Me?, first recorded by Carl Smith and The Tunesmiths, COLUMBIA, 1952, US Country Charts #1; I Want You; Gotta Have My Baby Back: from Floyd Tillman's I ('ve) gotta..., COLUMBIA, 1946, US Country Charts #6 and Jimmy Wakely, Capitol, 1948; Take Me in Your Arms: from Eddy Arnold's Take Me In Your Arms And Hold Me, RCA0150, 1949 [15/05/1918-8/05/2008]; Teardrops from My Eyes.***A few songs are already listed in another article.***The Down Homers (comprising Bill Haley on lead vocals) on January 27, 1946 at a WOWO [Fort Wayne, Indiana] radio show sung She Taught Me How To Yodel: from Elton Britt, RCA/Bluebird, 1941 [recorded in 1962 by British singer Frank Ifield with Norrie Paramor AHC, EMI/Columbia 45-DB 4913]).***The yodel is a kind of sung voice especially in Switzerland and Austria.***Proper records 4-CD box set notes: "Franny" Beecher (of Bill Haley's Comets) has confirmed that 'The Jumping Jaguars' was a side-project for him, and the lead singer on "Knock-Kneed Nellie From Knoxville" [btw, Hancock's "K-KN" is not a cover song] and "Shut The Door Baby" (Decca 9-29938, rel. 18/06/1956 [both splendid r'n'r songs!) would have actually been Billy Williamson. Both songs were recorded between "Rockin' Through The Rye" and "Calling All Comets" sessions (on April 24, 1956)."***In my opinion: The Jumping Jaguars' musicians were: Jack Hammer (lead vcls & drums on both sides; Francis "Franny" Beecher (gtr); Mame Watts (pno); chorus (probably Franny Beecher, Billy Williamson...), NO BASS [bass line played on piano]; tenor sax is still unknown.***Also issued by Decca/OMEGA 9.61.062, Belgium, 1956.***Tidbit time: Jack Hammer (aka Earl S. Burroughs recorded lotsa songs in Belgium for Ronnex Records i.a "Come Twist Around The Clock"!!!) owned and directed by Albert Van Hooghten (in Antwerp) alias "A. Vano".***His brother, René (aka Ray Maxwell), launched the Belgian and US Moonglow labels (5000 serie) and the US Palette (PZ) in the late 50s.***At the time of Van Hooghten decease, Ronnex was bought out by EMI Belgium.***Other Proper records notes about The Jumping Jaguars: ...Franny Beecher (lead gtr). Question: who played the rhythm gtr seeing theres no lead gtr without it !? (Billy Williamson?)...Of course, not.

29/03/2008

Petula Clark sings Please Please Me in French [2 CDs, 2001](29/03/2008)

Beatlesblog-Petula (2)Beatlesblog-P.C.-CD1Beatlesblog-Petula-2 CDs-2001Beatlesblog-P.C.-CD2May 1963: Casanova Baciami/Chariot, a UK double A-side feat. the original foreign languages version (German and French), made UK #39.***23/01/65: The Beatles' I Feel Fine fails to hold off Downtown in US, where it hitted #1 for 2 weeks and sold over a million.***Petula became the first UK female to top the US charts since Vera Lynn (!) in 1952.***Sa version de PPM Tu Perds Ton Temps passa complètement inaperçue.***Cette réédition date de 2001 et non de 1991 comme indiqué.***Label: disques Castle (!!!) of the Sanctuary Records Group Ltd/BMG.***Un peu de bio: 1949: her first record, Put Your Shoes On Lucy, was released on EMI's Magic Notes Columbia label.***1950: Pet signed to the newly-formed Polygon label on the recommendation of its musical director Alan Freeman (and will stay with the label until 1971, seeing it changed name to Nixa and then Pye Records while in France, her discs were released by vogue productions; Pye/Vogue; disques Vogue and Vogue.***The latter will be owned by BMG, Münich a few decades later...

http://youtu.be/9bpPzLiP61A (Tu perds ton temps)

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19/03/2008

Johnny chante "Je Veux Te Graver Dans Ma Vie" (19/03/2008)

CD-Johnny-1961-1966D'après la version de Cliff Bennett and The Rebel Rousers, no 6 UK le 17/09/1966.***Les 5 CDs Hallyday Story - dont celui-ci - sont sortis en 1987.

***21-22/12/1979: Chicago joins The Eagles and Linda Ronstadt for 2 benefit concerts at San Diego's sports arena and Los Angeles' Aladdin theater, which raise almost $500,000 (500.000 USD) for the presidential campaign of California governor Jerry Brown.***The other live cover (!) is the one sung by Paul McCartney.

07/01/2008

Ringo (and many friends) : Ringo Rama 2003

This album (charted at US #113 but UK DNC) includes i.a. the hit single "Never Without You" and limited edition bonus DVD released on March 25th, 2003 on Universal/Koch records.***His friends : Gary Burr, bass; Eric Clapton, gtr; Shawn Colvin, backing vocals; David Gimourn gtr; Charlie Haden, jazz bassist; Willie Nelson, guest vcls, gtr; Van Dyke Parksn piano and Timothy B. Schmitt, backing vocals.***Vocal accompaniment provided by i.a. Sarah Hudson, Nicole Renée Harris, Christiana Rumbley...Ringo Rama - CDRingo Rama - livret - 2003Ringo Rama - DVD

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