(The) Rockin' Ramrods were a band formed in Boston, MA in 1962 which disbanded in 1967.
Their single was released by Plymouth 2961/62 in 1964.
The Rolling Stones for whom The Beatles wrote I Wanna Be Your Man was their 3d 7" single b/w Stoned/F. 11764, Nov. 1, 1963. (the 2d was withdrawn: Poison Ivy/Fortune Teller-F.11742.)
Group featured Ronn Campisi, bs, vcls; Vin Campisi, rhythm gtr; Lenny Cirelli, lead gtr and Bob Henderson, drums, vcls as (The) Rockin' Ramrods.
In 1965, this band was signed by producer Frank Slay. Two Beatles songs for the price of one !
The Rockin' Ramrods were later known as The Ramrods however not to be confused with another band of the same name from Michigan which recorded the oldest 1949's Stan Jones' Riders in the sky originally recorded as Riders in the sky (Cowboy Legend) by Burl Ives in early 1949 just before Gene Autry; Vaughn Monroe and his orchestra, Peggy Lee and so on in the same year...
One word about Black Sabbath featuring i.a. Ozzy Osbourne, Dec. 3, 1948-present, were consummate masters of singleminded apocalytic heavy metal rock. Dual disc or 2-sided Disc. This song is featured on the best of A-side 14 classic tracks - OZZIFIED #2. Produced by Mark Hudson.
DVD SIDE: All songs in enhanced stereo - Dinner with Ozzy and friends (30 minute feature of Ozzy telling classic stories with his closest friends) - "In My Life" appears as a video.
Issued on EPIC/SONY Music BMG Entertainment.
Catalogue number: 82876 743162.
The recording of this song at Abbey Road studios was transmitted world-wide (I saw it at the time!!!) as part of the first global TV link-up, "Our World", to an estimated audience of 400 million.***The song features exerpts from the Bach's Brandenburger concertos, the French National Anthem "La Marseillaise", "Greensleeves" (1960 oldie by The Brothers Four) and She Loves You.***George Martin, also used a segment of the Glenn Miller Orchestra's In The Mood, thinking it was out of (C).***He was later successfully sued for a royalty settlement by Miller's publishers.***In addition to 13 session musicians [some of them playing Bach's Trumpets], friends on backing vocals were Mick Jagger, Keith Richard(s), Marianne Faithfull, Eric Clapton, Keith Moon, Jane Asher, Paul's brother Mike McGear from The Scaffold, The Walker Brothers' Gary Leeds and finally Graham Nash and his wife. http://youtu.be/Th4VnmAauIc (Our world, June 25, 1967.)
All You Need Is Love recorded during a LIVE WORLD TELEVISION TRANSMISSION (original live i.a. Odeon O 23 560)
Bill Haley "Rareties" LP, Malaysia, AMBASSADOR A 98100 (completely unknown of origin? : I'm not quite sure at all !)
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. 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) 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...
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.
Only the songs officially recorded by THE BEATLES and published by EMI/UK featured on this 2 CD BLACK BOX BB222, marketed and distributed by Weton-Wesgram B.V., Oud-Beijerland, the Netherlands, 2001. A product from UK manufactured in European Union. Re-recorded and live renditions follow:
1-Yesterday by Shirley Bassey (1991) - 3-Let it be by The Copycats (1997) - 4- Strawberry fields forever by Candy Flip (1990) - 7-Ob-la-di, ob-la-da by The Marmalade (1989) - 9-Come together by Ike & Tina Turner (1989) - 10-Hey Jude by The Copycats (1997) - 11-Do you want to know a secret by Billy J. Kramer (1982) - We can work work it out by Tom Jones & Chaka Khan (1981) - 13-A hard day's night by The Swinging Blue Jeans (1988) - 16-All you need is love by The Copycats (1997) ***1-The fool on the hill by Orchestra Golden Nightingale (2001) - 2-Norwegian wood by Inishkea (2000) - 3-Another girl by Richard Romance Orchestra 2001?) - 5- Penny Lane by The Ray Hamilton Orchestra (2000) - 6- And I love her by Gino Marinello (1988) - 7-The long and winding road (1988) - 8-Another girl by The Ray Hamilton Orchestra (2000 - 9-With a little help from my friends by Gino Marinello (1988) - 10-Lucy in the sky with diamonds by G.M. (1988) - 12-Eleanor Rigby by G.M. (1988) -13-Help by The R. H. Orch. (2000) - 15-I should have known better by Moods Orchestra (2000) - Can't buy me love by The R. H. Orch. (1996)
Marie 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)
***Was Paul thinking of "They gotta quit kickin' my dog around?", a song recorded by The New Christy Minstrels in 1965?***Paul Is Live 24-track CD was released in 1993 and the 21-track DVD Paul Is Live In Concert On The New World Tour 10 years later.***Songs not featured on CD: Let It Be, Yesterday and Hey Jude.***Songs not featured on DVD : Robbie's Bit (Thanks Chet), My Love + welcome to soundcheck including Hotel In Benidorm, I Wanna Be Your Man and A Fine Day.***CD Abbey Road, 1987.***Photo: Ian MacMillan, 1969.***August 8th, 1969 : the photo of the group on the zebra crossing outside Abbey Road studios was taken at 10:00 am for use on the sleeve for forthcoming Abbey Road.***Abbey Road topped all over and beyond the world : 4th Oct. & 1st Nov. in UK & US for 11 weeks.***11th March 1970 : Abbey Road wins Best Engineered Recording Of 1969 at the 12th annual Grammy awards.***31st Oct. 1987 : CD Abbey Road reaches UK #30.***20th Jan. 1988 : The Beatles are inducted into the Rock'N'Roll Hall Of Fame at the 3rd annual dinner at the Waldorf Astoria, New York but Paul McCartney doesn't show, citing business differences with George Harrison and Ringo Starr.
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, 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: Apple 1, Aug. 30, 1968. AOT, #1 in UK, Belgium, France and so on...
German ALPHA CENTAURI, FOR 14025 [P & C 2007 Digimode Ent. Ltd.***Issued under license from Elm Street Media Limited], 9 August 2007.***Issued in the UK on 29/10/2007.***Audio: Dolby (C) 2.0 stereo.***Sounds pretty good!***This DVD features a 36 minutes gig performed live with "His Comets" (mostly British musicians) before Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at The Royal Variety Performance, Birmingham Odeon Theatre on Monday, 26/11/1979, guesting Mal Gray (ex The Wild Angels' lead singer from 1967 to 1971) on Chuck Berry's Promised Land and (The)Saints Rock & Roll (Public Domain/arr.: Black-Purvis-Haley-Gabler).
10 May 1954 & 28 May 1955 (DECCA 9-29124) - January 1960: on the LP Bill Haley and His Comets (WB WS 1378) ["sans sax" version] - México, Orfeón 1429, 1964; (DIMSA DML 8381, 1966, "clapping hands" version) [CD The Magic Collection/Telesonic Holland/ARC records MEC 949078, UK, 1983] January 1966: Bill Haley y sus Cometas (song aka Al Compás Del Reloj not to be confounded with another Bill's song dating from 1961 - Sonet, Sweden, September 1968 (Biggest Hits (re-recorded), Grand Prix GP-9945/UK pickwick records 1968 and March 1976 - re-recorded again (and only released round two years ago) as the opening theme from the T.V. series Happy Days in 1974 and 1975.***RATC re-charts in UK at #12 and in US at #39, both in April 1974.
RATC Danny Cedrone's solo guitar was inspired by Les Paul's guitar playing on "How High The Noon" [Capitol 1451, March/April 1951, US R&B #2, US pop #1 (for 9 weeks] identical to the one Cedrone played on "Rock The Joint" in 1952.***Celentano recorded a medley of Frankie Laine's "A Woman In Love" mixed with an exerpt of RATC which reached the Italian chart at #10 in 1977.***German Brunswick single was released in 1955 [#1 on June 30, 1956 for 4 weeks].***The RATC cover song featured on the double LP The Great Rock'N'Roll Swindle was sung by Ten Pole/Tenpole Tudor [The Sex Pistols backing] (Virgin 300 279-240, 1979). Also available on cassette 500 279-422.***Freddy Cannon failed to chart in 1968.***The Wild Angels, LP Live At The Revolution, B&C BCM 101, UK, 1970.***Also recorded by German-English band The Air Mail (EUROPA E486, 1972), The Hiltonaires (Sonic 9059, Germany, 1972; Rock House, cond. by Allan Caddy Orchestra (LP Rockin' With Rock House, Pronit SXL 1021), Poland, 1974; The Jokers (Arcade LP 105, Belgium, 1966); The Flying Saucers, Japanese CBS, 1977, The Evans Sisters, Canada, 1955, Marino Marini e il suo sestetto, Durium, Italy, June 1957; Vic Sabrino with Red Perksey and his orchestra, Pacific, Australia, 1955; Ricky King (LP Rock'n'Roll Party, EPIC 26158 [gtr instr.]), Germany, 1984; Burt Blanca (alias Norbert Blancke): at least four times (1965, 1970, 1974/live, 1994); Belgian group Telex comprising RTBF radio dj Marc Moulin, Dan Lacksman... RKM, 1979; Phil Decca (!), mid-50s or later...
Cette compilation a été éditée par PolyGram Distribution France en 1993 (conception compilation: Clément Boulais - pochette: Eric Fettweis / Spectre (avec le soutien de SKYROCK) dont 30 reprises des Beatles et la 31ième est une version de Imagine par Zucchero with Randy Crawford. En voici la track list:
Leo Sayer: Let it be, EMI/Chrysalis, 1975 - José Feliciano: Help!, RCA Victor, 1965 - The Carpenters: Ticket to ride (version 1972) A&M, 1972 - Joe Cocker: With a little help from my friends, Regal Zonophone, 1968 - Ray Charles: Eleanor Rigby, ABC Records, 1968 - Chér: The long and winding road, MCA Records, 1973 - The Jeff Healey Band: While my guitar gently weeps, Arista Records, 1990 - Stevie Wonder: We can work it out, Motown, 1970 - Otis Redding: Day Tripper, ATLANTIC, 1966 - Elton John with John Lennon: Lucy in the sky with diamonds, MCA, 1974 - Ike & Tina Turner: Get back, United Artists Records, 1973 - Jimi Hendrix: Sgt. Pepper's lonely hearts club band, Polydor (Europe), 1978 - Spooky Tooth: I'm the walrus, Island, 1975 - The Feelies: Everybody's got something to hide (Except me and my monkey), STIFF AMERICA, 1980 - Siouxie and The Banshees: Helter skelter, Polydor UK, 1978 - The Mission: Tomorrow never knows, MERCURY records, 1987. End of CD 1.
Joe Cocker: Something, Regal Zonophone, 1969 - Esther Phillips: And I love him, ATLANTIC, 1965 - Ray Charles: Yesterday, ABC Records / Tangerine, 1967 - The Temptations: Hey Jude, Motown, 1969- Arthur Conley: Ob la di, ob la da, ATCO RECORDS, 1968 - Nina Simone: Here comes the sun, RCA Victor, 1971 - The Overlanders: Michelle, Pye, 1966 - Todd Rungren: Strawberry fields forever, Bearsville Records, 1976 - Aretha Franklin: Eleanor Rigby, Atlantic, 1969 - Joe Cocker: She came in through the bathroom window, Regal Zonophone, 1970 - Ike & Tina Turner: Come Together, Liberty, 1970 - Elton John: Get back, DJM, 1971 - Pat Benatar: Helter skelter, EMI/Chrysalis, 1981 - Coroner: I want you (She's so heavy), Noise, 1991.
Les labels mentionnés sont ceux d'époque dont certains furent achetés plus tard dont certain ont changé de nom par d'autres firmes de disques. Il faut noter aussi que quelques chansons de cette compilation ne sont pas toujours identiques aux originaux.
***18 May 1967: John and Paul tunr up for a Rolling Stones recording session at Olympic Studios in Barnes, London. They contribute backing vocals to We Love You.***September 9, 1967: We Love You, the group's thank you to fans after events of the last few months (25/03: group begins 16-date European tour in Malmö, Sweden, set to end April 17 in Athens, Greece) backed with Dandelion, hits UK #8.***It opens with the sound of footsteps and cell doors being slammed and features backing vocals from Lennon and McCartney. The video also features Marianne Faithfull, a MySpace friend (thanks, Marianne).***USA, October 7: We Love You makes #50.***USA, October 14: A-side Dandelion reaches #14.***Both sides make #18 in the Belgian (Dutch-speaking) hit parade next November.
The Feelies began playing together in 1976 in a band called the Outkids (Glenn Mercer-gtrs, vcls, keys, percussion; Bill Million-gtrs, vcls, bs; Dave Weckerman-drums) which evolved into the Feelies with the addition of Vinny DeNunzio on drums and John Papesca on bass. They signed to Stiff Records in early 1980. Exit Dave Weckerman.
The Feelies are an American rock band from Haledon, NJ. They formed in 1976 and disbanded in 1992. The Feelies never sold a great number of this album (and also the 3 others up to 1992), their influence was felt on the indie rock scene. The band's name is taken from a fictional entertainment device described in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World.
The Beatles song is taken from the (vinyl) album "Crazy Rhythms" (aka "the feelies") released by Stiff America USE 4 in April 1980.
1980's other releases: UK/NL Stiff Records SEEZ20 - GER: TELDEC [TELEFUNKEN-DECCA] 6.24266 - FR Stiff Records 940 829.
http://youtu.be/k5o1-HxaRFM Everybody's got something to hide (Except me and my monkey)
Spooky Tooth is a British group. The band consisted of five members: Mike Harrison, vcls (who formed the group-b. Sept.30, 1945, Carlisle, Cumberland who had already played i.a. in "Supernatural Fairy Tales", "The V.I.P.'s", "Hamburg Blues Band".); Luther Grovenor-gtr; Henry Mc Cullough-gtr; Chris Stainton-bs gtr; Mike Kellie-drums.
the last Puff was issued by UK Island ILPS 9117 on 3.07.1970. Producers: Chris Stainton, Chris Blackwell.
Some other references: GER/AT Island 6339 004, 1970 - US A&M SP 4266, 1970.
I am the walrus was taken from the LP already issued by Island i.a. in NL/FR 6014 023 in 1971.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience consisted of: Jimi - gtr, vcls, Noel Redding - bass, vcls - Mitch Mitchell, drums.
The Radio One BBC Sessions for Day Tripper was recorded on 15.12.1967 and aired on 24.12.1967.
Jan.11, 1967: Chas Chandler's high-profile press reception at the Bag o' Nails club coincides with Hey Joe's entry into the UK chart.
Feb. 1967: It hits UK #6 and Hendrix's "wild man" image is promulgated in the press. The group supports The Who at the Saville theater, its first non-club outing, while album recordings are completed, now at the Olympic studios, London.
March 1967: Purple Haze is released on new Track label after a deal with Kit Lambert. Amid allusions to mind-expanding drugs, it is taken up as an anthem for the new "love generation".
Nov. 1988: Rykodisc RCD 20078 and CD single are released in the U.S.A.
1989: Previously unavailable BBC recorded radio sessions [from 02/1967 up to 01/1969-for "Top Gear"] are issued by Castle vinyl collectors in UK (CCSLP 212), titled Radio One, which makes UK #30 and, on CD by Castle Communications CCSCD 212, Europe. BBC Sessions: Executive producer Chip Branton. Producer: Bernie Andrews.
1989: Also issued by bigtime CD 2615252 (West Germany) as 16 greatest CLASSICS which includes his version of The Beatles song Day Tripper: http://youtu.be/qGRw2Tcw5ow
Hendrix (b. Johnny Allen Hendrix renamed at age 4 James Marshall Hendrix, Nov.27, 1942, Seattle, WA-Sept.18, 1970, St. Mary Abbot's hospital , Kensington, London, at 11.45 a.m. (after leaving the tragic message "I need help bad, man" on Chas Chandler's answering machine, Jimi is pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.)
December 1966: The first Jimi Hendrix Experience single, a cover of The Leaves hit [Hey Joe, Where You Gonna Go, 1965] (althought Hendrix prefers Tim Rose's version [Hey Joe (You Shot Your Woman Down, 1967)]), Hey Joe, is released on Polydor after being rejected by DECCA.
Sept 28: Pathologist Professor Donald Teale reports death is due to inhalation of vomit due to barbiturate intoxication.
Oct 1: Hendrix is buried in the Greenwood cemetery at the Dunlap Baptist church, where his aunt played organ during his childhood, in his hometown of Seattle, with fellow musicians i.a Eric Clapton, Miles Davis, Johnny Winter, Jim Gordon, Eric Burdon and Buddy Miles in attendance.
Feb 1972: Hendrix In The West, a collection of live performances, recorded at the Berkeley Community Center, San Diego Sports Arena and the Isle of Wight Festival, highlighted by a version of Chuck Berry's Johnny B. Goode which makes UK #35, hits UK #7 in the album chart and US#12 (Pop and R&B charts). It is assembled by producer Alan Douglas which includes The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Jimi was performing the title track in concert, first for an audience that included Harrison and McCartney, who where very impressed by his unique version of their song and his ability to learn it so quickly.) Personnel: Jimi Hendrix - gtr, vcls; Mitch Mitchell, drums and Billy Cox, bs. http://youtu.be/e8HCHIDXyXs (Sgt. Pepper)
References inter alia : UK Polydor 2302 018, 12/1971 - IT/GER 2310 161, 12/1971 - NL 2485 116, 12/1971 - FR Barclay XBLY 80 448, 12/1971 - US/CAN Reprise Records MS 2049, 12/1971 - SWE/AUS 2310 161, 01/1972 - Barclay Europe 80448, August 1978.
1960: Blind since birth, Stevie Wonder (b. Steveland Hardaway Judkins, May 13, 1950, Saginaw, Michigan, a member of the Whitestone Baptist Church Choir with his mother, 4 brothers and sister, is recommended by friend John Glover (with whom he has formed a duo) to Glover's cousin Miracle Ronnie White, who takes Wonder to meet Motown Records' president, Berry Gordy, and producer, Brian Holland. Gordy signs the child prodigy to a long-term contract with Tamla label.
May 21, 1963: A S. Wonder concert is recorded in Detroit for forthcoming 12 Year Old Genius.
Aug. 1963: Fourth single, Fingertips-Pt.2 sells over a million and tops the US chart, the first live record to do so. Recorded Live - The 12 Year Old Genius tops the US chart. Wonder becomes the first artist to top the Hot 100, R&B Singles and Album charts simultaneously.
Nov. 1968: Wonder, credited as EIVETS REDNOW, reaches US #66 with Alfie, a piano instrumental. (He also records an instrumental album under this reversal of his own name.)
Jan.10, 1970: Wonder is awarded 1969 Show Business Inspiration Award by Fight For Sight, which promotes research into eye diseases.
May 13, 1971: We can work it out, a revival of Lennon/McCartney's song, reaches US #13 and UK #27, taken from the Motown Records album "Signed Sealed & Delivered" released on 1970/08/07, set to make US #25. US references i.a: Tamla TS304 / S-304; UK Tamla/Motown STMS 5025 / STML 11169; FR EMI/Tamla 066 - 91797 (all in 1970 except the last French LP in 1978) and also released in Germany on Bellaphon 230 15 005, 1975...
Singles references i.a.: NL EMI/Tamla-Motown 5C 006-92 357, 1971 - GER EMI/Tamla-Motown 1C 006-92 357, 1971 - US Tamla T54202, 1970 (Pop #13, R&B #3) - UK Tamla TMG 772, 1970 (UK #27) - FR EMI/Tamla-Motown 2C 006 - 92357, 1971. http://youtu.be/dL1GzbUdtfg
Yellow colour : NL - Green colour: GER - sky blue/white color: FR
Norman Jeffrey Healey (b. 1966/03/25 and d. 2008/03/02, Toronto , Ontario, was a blind Canadian jazz and blues-rock vocalist and guitarist who attained musical popularity in the 80s and 90s. Visually handicapped at age 1, his eyes had to be surgically removed, and he was given artificial replacements.
1983: Jeff formed the band BLUE DIRECTION in Toronto and played bar-band covers.
1988: The band signed to Arista Records also including Joe Rockman, bs gtr, backing vocals; Tom Stephen, drums featuring George Harrison, backin vocals and Jeff Lynne on acoustic guitar on a Beatles' track While My Guitar Gently Weeps: CAN RPM 100 #5; US #27; UK #18. http://youtu.be/660a3z7r2_4
The album Hell To Pay was recorded at Le Studio in Morin-Heights, Québec in January and February 1990 and released in May. Produced by Ed Stasium.
Album references i.a. CAN 218632 2 - UK/Europe 260 815, 1990.
Among the charts positions there was UK #85 (113622); US Top 200 #27; AUS #20 (105171); NZ #5; NOR #9; SWE #10; NL Top 100 #16; CH #16; GER #17 and so on.
In 2009, Healey was inducted into the Terry Fox Hall of Fame.
1963: Chér (b. Cherilyn Sarkisian LaPiere, May 20, 1946, El Centro, CA) having moved to Los Angeles, to attend acting classes, meets Sonny Bono who is working for Phil Spector.
1964: Chér and Sonny marry in Tijuana, Mexico.
1973: Chér signs to MCA Records and records The Beatles' The Long And Winding Road featured on her vinyl album Half-Breed, UK MCA Records, MCF 2501, 1973. Produced by Snuff Garrett and Sonny Bono. The UK pressing is the original incarnation of the HALF-BREED vinyl LP released in 1973 and released again in 1975 and 1979.
Oct.6, 1973: Single Half-Breed b/w The long and winding road published only in Spain on MCA Records SN-20 825, 1973, written specifically for Chér by Mary Dean and Al Capps, and produced by Garrett who knows it to be a smash, is Chér's first single release for MCA. It tops US chart for 2 weeks and sells over a million, but makes no chart impression in UK. Album of the same title peaks at US #28.
http://youtu.be/nziq7ZkqSeE (The long and winding road)
Other references with quasi the same picture cover: US/CAN MCA Records MCA 2104, 1973; GER/BEL/IT MCA Records MAPS 7068, 1974.
New Film Released 12th November 2012
Relive The Magic Of One Of Paul's Most Intimate Concerts Ever As He Performs Standards From His Critically Acclaimed Album 'Kisses On The Bottom'
Your Chance To Own on DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital Video
November 12th 2012
Pre-order coming soon to www.PaulMcCartney.com
Package includes spectacular concert footage with a cast of top-flight musicians, exclusive promo videos directed by Paul himself, behind the scenes interviews and a 40 page hardback book featuring an extensive collection of photographs from the event and rehearsals.
(Click the image below to watch the first teaser from 'Live Kisses')
November 12th will see the release of 'Live Kisses' - a stunning 13-song film, directed by Jonas Åkerlund, that captures the magic of an extraordinary evening in February of this year. In the intimate surroundings of Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, where Paul recorded much of his 'Kisses On The Bottom' album, he was reunited with the all-star musicians who joined him on the record to bring the songs to life for a once in a lifetime performance.
This was a concert unlike any Paul had given before. Without his famous Höfner bass in hand or in fact any musical instruments, Paul took his place behind the same microphone that has captured some of the most iconic voices in history to focus on his vocal delivery as he led the assembled A-list group of musicians through a collection of the standards he grew up listening to in his childhood, as well as his own original composition 'My Valentine'.
Streamed live to the world online, 'Live Kisses' marked the launch of Paul's 'Kisses On The Bottom' album. The film tells the story of how, with the help of Grammy Award-winning producer Tommy LiPuma, Diana Krall and her band, Paul created a critically acclaimed album, which featured guest appearances from Eric Clapton and Stevie Wonder. The record represents a deeply personal journey through classic American compositions that a young Paul first heard his father perform on piano at home. Upon its release 'Kisses…' topped the US Billboard Jazz album chart at number 1, as well as charting top 5 all around the world.
On the night the all-star line up were reunited to include musical director Diana Krall (piano), John Clayton (bass), Karriem Riggins (drums), John Pizzarelli (guitar), Anthony Wilson (guitar), Mike Mainieri (vibraphone) and conductor Alan Broadbent. Tommy LiPuma and Al Schmitt resumed their roles in the studio and special guest musicians on the evening included Abe Laboriel Jr (from Paul's touring band) on backing vocals and Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh. Walsh performed the 'My Valentine' guitar solo originally recorded by Eric Clapton on the studio album.
The concert was performed just hours after Paul brought Vine Street in LA to a standstill as he was presented with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the Capitol Records Building. The night of the concert (February 9th) was also the 48th anniversary of The Beatles' U.S. TV debut on The Ed Sullivan Show.
Bonus 'Live Kisses' material includes six versions of the 'My Valentine' music video, directed by Paul and starring Johnny Depp and Natalie Portman as well as a 'Making My Valentine' film. There are also two short films with behind the scenes footage filmed at the Mary McCartney album photoshoot for 'Kisses On The Bottom'. The final extra is an interview with Paul and producer Tommy LiPuma talking about the story of the album, its conception and creation.
'Live Kisses' is an intimate and charming concert film which offers an insight into the music and songwriters that inspired Paul to go on to become the most successful songwriter and performer in modern history. Beautifully presented, 'Live Kisses' comes with a 40-page hardback book containing photographs from the day itself, including the rehearsals.
1) I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
2) Home (When Shadows Fall)
3) It's Only A Paper Moon
4) The Glory Of Love
5) More I Cannot Wish You
6) We Three (My Echo, My Shadow And Me)
7) Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive
8) My Valentine
10) My Very Good Friend The Milkman
11) Bye Bye Blackbird
12) Get Yourself Another Fool
13) My One And Only Love
Recorded and filmed at Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, February 2012
Executive Producer: Paul McCartney
Directed by Jonas Åkerlund
1) 'My Valentine' Video:
i) 'My Valentine' (Music Video)
ii) 'My Valentine' (Music Video - Natalie Portman One Take)
iii) 'My Valentine' (Music Video - Johnny Depp One Take)
iv) 'My Valentine' (Music Video - Split Screen)
v) 'My Valentine' (Music Video - Natalie Portman Edit)
vi) 'My Valentine' (Music Video - Johnny Depp Edit)
vii) Making 'My Valentine'
Videos directed by Paul McCartney
Featuring Natalie Portman and Johnny Depp
2) 'Kisses On The Bottom' Album Photo Shoot - Version One
3) 'Kisses On The Bottom' Album Photo Shoot - Version Two
4) 'Kisses On The Bottom' Album Interview - Paul McCartney and Tommy LiPuma interviewed by Robert Hilburn
- This vinyl album includes two other Beatles' songs :
- A Day In The Life - http://youtu.be/zLEJtturuc0
- Day Tripper
- RCA Victor LSP 6021, 1969