14/09/2015

ROCK THE JOINT - 1949

bill haley rock the joint Essex 399 july 1955.jpgIn 1949 a jump tune called "Rock The Joint" was recorded by two Philadelphia based R & B combos. It was originally recorded by Jimmy Preston & The Prestonians on Philly's own GOTHAM label No G-188-A, and then covered by Chris Powell & The Five Blue Flames for COLUMBIA ("Magic Notes", U.S.A.!) 30175. These recordings were undoubtedbly heard by a fledgling country artist also based in the Philadelphia area named Bill Haley (William John Clifton). Soon enough Haley combined the White C & W sound with the Black R&B feel and the result was something new, different, and certainly exciting : Bill Haley And The Saddlemen. Here is the history of those two R&B combos who started the revolution.
 
Jimmy Preston & His Prestonians :
 
Jimmy Preston was born in rural Pennsylvania in August of 1919.In 1949 alto sax man and vocalist Jimmy Preston and his Prestonians had regional hits in the northeast with "Rock The Joint" and others on the GOTHAM label... The band had built a reputation for hard driving sax led jump tunes, and blues ballads which made them a dance club favorite in the Philadelphia area in the late Forties."Do The Bump" etc. Jimmy Preston starts out the year of 1950 with a new lineup of his small combo. The group features Benny Golson (who would in later years become a modern jazz star) on tenor sax, Billy Gaines on piano (replacing Ken King), and Skeets March (replacing Eddie Winters) on drums. In September, Preston moves to the Derby record label based in New York. The next month the band's first release for Derby is out. It features vocals by Preston and Burnetta Evans on the tunes "Oh Babe" (a cover of the pop hit for Louis Prima and Keely Smith on Robin Hood 101, November 8,1950).
 
Chris Powell & The Five Blue Flames :
 
During the late nineteen Forties (10/1949), Chris Powell & The Five Blue Flames were a well known jump blues band in the Philadelphia area. They were fortunate enough to be signed to a recording contract with one of the major record labels of the time COLUMBIA. The lineup of the band was Powell-leader and drums; Duke Wells on piano; Eddie Lambert on guitar; Danny Turner and Red Spencer on saxes; and James Johnson on bass. Powell and his band do an extended tour of the Midwest and Pennsylvania and do a two week engagement at Philadelphia's Showboat Lounge. A trumpet player joins the Blue Flames. His name is Clifford Brown and he remains with the combo for a little over a year. Powell and his combo spend the summer on the bandstand at Wildwood-by-the-Sea at Hofbrau Hotel on the South New Jersey shore. In March of 1953, Powell and his band do another two weeks at The Showboat, to be followed by an extended stay at Bill & Lou. In May, the combo does a week at New York's Café Society which is followed by a long engagement at Moore's Inlet Café in Wildwood-by-the-Sea, along with the Three Peppers.
In March of 1956 Powell and his combo record "The Poor People Of Paris" (a French song of origin by Edith Piaf as "La Goualante (popular lament) Du Pauvre Jean" on French Columbia Magic Notes HF 599 in February 1954).
 
By this time it was apparent that the Blue Flames time as a top musical attraction was about over. They had been part of the Philadelphia musical scene for close to a decade, and although they never had a solid hit record, they were a vital part of the ever changing music scene in America. They certainly had an effect on a struggling country artist named Bill Haley (and The Saddlemen) who covered "Rock The Joint" (on ESSEX RECORDS 303-B, circa July of 1952 [rec. in April of 1952] plus Essex RECORDS 399 for a reissue out in November of 1954 and also reissued on 1955/07/9) which sent him on his way to spread the news of the arrival of rock'n'roll as the sound of the times. There is an available US CD that chronicles a great part of Powell and his music. It is on Classics, a French label. Chris Powell & The Five Blue Flames were part of the great fabric of the musical history of America.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCML-I0mKzRLm1Wd3AR7obhQ

 

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11/09/2015

Bill Haley : Sometime in America (2015/09/10)

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23/08/2015

John Lennon live in New York City, 30 August 1972 (Aug. 29, 2015)

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Plastic Ono Elephants Memory Band are : John Lennon-Guitar, Keyboards / Yoko Ono-Keyboards / Stan Bronstein-Saxophone / Wayne "Tex" Gabriel-Lead Guitar / John Ward-Bass / Gary Van Scyoc-Bass / Jim Keltner-Drums / Rick Frank-Drums / Adam Ippolito-Keyboards.

John Lennon makes his only major appearance at a concert in New York's Madison Square Garden for the One To One charity. Critics regard it as his first solo performance. He is joined on stage by Stevie Wonder (Superstitious) and Roberta Flack for Give Peace A Chance finale. The re-election of Nixon in 1972 and pressures to have Lennon deported from America were perhaps contributory factors to the political commitment which was the driving-force behind Some Time In New York City (in America this double album, Lennon teams for one disk with group Elephant's Memory). July, 1972 : album makes US #48. The Beatles' song publishing arm, Northern Songs, refuses to recognize some of Yoko Ono's composer credits with her husband, and release of the album is delayed in UK.

Lyrics about the oppression of women, the Attica prison riots and Northern Ireland were attacked as simplistic and extremist, but the album/LP's powerful musical impact was enhanced by spirited rock'n'roll backings from the New York group Elephant's Memory. It was packaged with a second record containing material from two live sessions, with the Frank Zappa's The Mothers Of Invention and a 1969 band, at London's Lyceum, including Eric Clapton, Keith Moon and Delaney and Bonnie (Lynn) Bramlett. 

October, 1972 : Some Time In New York City reaches UK #11. Also known as LIVE in NEW YORK City for CDs (PARLOPHONE CDP 7 461196 2, UK, 1986). We all shine on...John Lennon. R.I.P.


 

27/02/2014

Goodbye Mr. Francis Beecher (2014/02/27)





































beecher.pngLastScan.jpgFranny Beecher (b. 1921/09/29 (Norristown) - d. 2014/02/24 (Philadelphia) aged 92. He first played guitar for the Buddy Greco Orchestra in 1947 then joined the Benny Goodman Orchestra in 1948 until 1949 for whom he played lotsa song i.a. The Hucklebuck; Jercy Bounce; El Greco...Ooh, look-a-there, ain't she pretty for Buddy Greco and his Three Sharps, Musicraft 515, 'round July 1947.

Frank Beecher was a very well-known lead guitarist for Bill Haley And His Comets from June 7, 1954 until September 23, 1959 (DECCA) with whom he played several songs of which he composed himself Goofin' Around, Blue Comet Blues, The Catwalk, Shaky and also played guitar on many other songs including Happy Baby, Birth of the Boogie, Mambo Rock,Two Hound Dogs, Razzle Dazzle, R-O-C-K, Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie, Burn That Candle, See You Later, Alligaror, Hot Dog Buddy Buddy and also (New) Rock The Joint...

On October 14 and 15, the band played at l'OLYMPIA, Paris (France) i.a. a new compostion composed by Beecher entitled Beecher's Boogie Woogie. This concert has been available in January 1997 and in France, a few years later.

In 1960, Bill Haley signed for Warner Bros. and let it albums a.o. entitled "Bill Haley And His Comets, Sep. 1960 and Haley's Juke Box / Songs of the Bill Haley Generation, Aug. 1960 and some singles such as Tamiami; Crazy Man, Crazy; Chick Safari; Let The Good Times, Creole; Spanish Twist; Florida Twist and also a live album called "twinstin' knights AT THE ROUNDTABLE CLUB IN NEW YORK CITY" (ROULETTE), March 1962. By the time, Bill Haley moved himself with Franny including Rudy Pompilli and the other Comets to Mexico where they recorded under the name Bill Haley y Sus Cometas songs (mostly instrumentals) like Tampico Twist (composed by Beecher himself.)

http://youtu.be/ys5T3ARJxQA (Blue Comet Blues // http://youtu.be/DPJ-eG91aSg (Goofin' Around)

http://youtu.be/0pQrAvE_69I (The Catwalk) // http://youtu.be/Yl6sOXlpMpQ (Shaky)

http://youtu.be/b-rv3Dl0Kuc (Tampico Twist) http://youtu.be/q8qyXBDcgLQ (Ooh! Look-a there, ain't she pretty by Buddy Greco and his Three Sharps) http://youtu.be/it20dB3ohCY (Ooh! Look-a-there, ain't she pretty by Bill Haley and His Comets)

 Francis BEECHER was inducted into Norristown Area High School's Hall of Fame in 2013. R.I.P

11/02/2014

Rock around the clock (1954-1994) (11/02/2014)




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15/08/2013

Tony Sheridan & The Beat Brothers - Antony "Lee" Cooper - 1961

 

Born in Malaysia, Antony "Lee" Cooper lived his youth in America and in Holland. Orphan when he was just a baby, he used to sing in the streets to win some money as long as he recalls. In the early sixties Antony was on tour in Germany with an unknowned British band called...The Beat Brothers (backing Tony Sheridan). He was in the same show that is now legendary at the Star Club in Hamburg. Twenty years on stage made of him one of the best entertainers in Belgium. A little bit of Elvis, a little bit of Dean Martin, Antony sings soft ballads and country songs as well as rockin' tunes.

 

He cut his first record in 1982 (this one) with the SHAKIN' GUYS, an exciting band whose members made the arrangements of the songs, the vocal Chorus and the backing group.

 

THE SHAKIN' GUYS ARE : 

 

Giovanni DEL DUCA (wall of guitars, backin' voice), Jean Claude BAADE (bass guitar, backin' voice), Jimmy WARZE (drums), Rosario ONDARO (piano, strings and backin voice) with appreciated help of Christian DETHIER (steel guitar) and "Mangaf" LOVY (sax).

 

This 7" single is dating back to May 1982. A BLACKJACK PRODUCTION / NASHVILLE-ROCK PUBLICATION.

 

SLEEVE AND PICTURE : Robby VALTIN - Recorded at MD STUDIO-OUGREE (Liège).

 

Reference : BLACKJACK NR 4032 STEREO, May 1982. Distribution : inelco.

 

http://youtu.be/2XXroGdmhLc (Satin Doll)

 

http://youtu.be/2XXroGdmhLc (Drunken Cowboy)

 

Antony and I became friends at that time. I was his best man at his civil wedding 'round 40 years ago... 

 

 

 

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01/06/2013

Skokiaan : another e-mail written by Mr. Peter Bowbrick (2009/3/30)


2009/3/30 Quality Economics <quality.economics@blue...

I should have mentioned perfect hygiene at the abbatoir – they have to have far higher standards than Britain if they are to export to us.

Slavery. August’s tribe in the East would have been threatened by slavers over a thousand years. The last raid was Arab/Portuguese slavers in 1905. I do not know what part his tribe played in this.

The Matabele, based in Bulawayo, were a Zulu offshoot who arrived in 1836. They were one of Chaka’s impi who did not dare return to Zululand after an unsuccessful raid. They used the Zulu system of capturing tribes, enslaving or killing the men, enslaving and marrying the women. Much nastier than commercial slavery. When they settled in Southern Rhodesia they continued this system. There were annual raids on surrounding tribes for grain, cattle and women. This was the nominal excuse for the 1893 Matebele war and the occupation of Matabeleland. It is normally expected that it takes at least one generation to get rid of slavery, after its legal abolition. I do not know how they did it in Rhodesia. There were slave tribes and slave owning tribes. There were slave soldiers in the impi. The children were fathered by slave owners and slave mothers. It was not just a matter of sending people home and returning their property. So there were ex-slaves and slave owners around at the time of Skokiaan. People August’s age would have been born in the residual slavery. And the Matabele war was only 60 years before Skokiaan, closer than we are to the recording of Skokiaan. (by Bill Haley and His Comets in 1959 : http://youtu.be/2z1br3piNmM) [*]

This is still of fundamental importance in Zimbabwe politics, the Matabele/Shona divide.

Google Chaka Zulu, Matabele, Bemba, Yao, Angoni, Slavery Rhodesia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Best wishes

Peter

[*] : nothing to see with The No-No song ! Ringo & His New All Starr Band 2001 :

http://youtu.be/S8ydo0AKbJs

 

The Bulawayo Sweet Rhythm Band : Skokiaan (1953/1954) http://youtu.be/oxnXcBBdUBU

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Skokiaan : the story by Peter Bowbrick from United Kingdom (2009/3/28)

Complete e-mail sent to me by Mr. Peter BOWBRICK :

2009/3/28 Quality Economics <quality.economics@blue...

August Musarugwa trained in the BSAP police band, with the bandmaster hitting him on the knuckles if he made a false note. Attached is a photograph of police bandsmen at BSAP Depot 1936. (Photo S.A. Bowbrick)

He was employed as a clerk by another ex-policeman, Syd Bowbrick (1907-1978) who was personnel manager for the Cold Storage Commission, the government meat marketing board from the end of 1949. Bowbrick organized works sports, cinema, etc. and the works band – the African Dance Band of the Cold Storage Commission under August Musarugwa.

Syd Bowbrick was strongly into preserving African music and dance, organizing village dance groups from the Zambezi valley to travel to Bulawayo for festivals or the Eisteddfod. He stopped abruptly when a police friend told him that the Special Branch (security) had opened a file on him. However he continued to support the works band.

There was an attempt to launch the band commercially. They got a well paid job in the Congo, but all their instruments were stolen. Neither the players nor their sponsor could afford to replace them. So it was back to the day job, clerking, plus playing local gigs with the firm’s instruments.

Bowbrick had met Hugh Tracy recording in the bush in the 1930s and arranged for him to record Musarugwa.

He also arranged for Gallo Africa to record Skokiaan somewhere between August and December 1953, in Bulawayo. The musical arrangement of this recording was influenced partly by the fact that they had to employ a session musician who played both the piano and the trumpet (He was paid 5 shillings (70c). He later became a full time member of the Bulawayo Sweet Rhythm Band.) Bowbrick prevailed on the band not to all play at once as they wished, but to let solos stand out, in deference to his unsophisticated western ear.

Bowbrick sent copies of the record to major record companies. Decca replied with a letter saying that Ted Heath, the top bandleader in Britain, did not think that it had any potential. Eventually it was picked up. Bowbrick always regretted that nobody picked up Musarugwa’s Tinochimero, which he thought would have been a bigger hit. The Chishona vocals probably put western bands off.

Spokes Mashiane recorded Skokiaan in 1955, some years before his hit, Kwela Claude, made the penny whistle acceptable.

After he got enough money to buy instruments, Musarugwa launched the Bulawayo Sweet Rhythm Band.

At the time African contestants in dance competitions wore white tie and tails. A 30 inch watch chain was de rigueur, going from the fly buttons to the right trouser pocket.

The tune came from the one played in shebeens to warn staff and customers that there was a police raid and staff and customers should dispose of the evidence. The sheebeen might indeed have been supplying skokiaan, but was more likely to have been selling lager or spirits – it was illegal to sell Natives (Black Africans) anything but the traditional beer – looking like a dilute maize or sorghum flour porridge with 2.5% alcohol. Skokiaan was sometimes traditional beer fortified with methylated spirits, which could blind or kill. Musarugwa was well acquainted with sheebeens as a policeman and as a customer.

When Louis Armstrong visited Bulawayo, some years after his hit, he arranged to play with August at his concert. Louis was shocked to hear that August had spent all his earnings. August was startled to hear how much he should have earned in royalties. On investigation, it turned out that this was because he had been asked to sign the standard contract, under which an African artist only got royalties on sales in Southern Africa. However, Bowbrick had vetted the contract and crossed out the relevant sentences before Musarugwa signed it, so he was entitled to full royalties. His lawyers, Coghlan and Welsh, took it up.

The name was definitely pronounced Musarugwa, but they were switching to a new orthography in the 1930s which could explain spelling differences.

I have a strong recollection of it being Bulawayo Sweet Rhythm, not Rhythms, Band – we had all the records at home.

It is my impression, but only that, that August joined the Cold Storage at about the same time as my father: they were certainly not allowed to leave the police during the war.

As a police bandsman he would have played several instruments. I never heard of him playing an mbira.

I have never heard of a 1947 recording. [what did I say about the year of first published ???]

Sources:  I knew August from age 5 to age 11, when he left the Cold Storage in 1954. My father Syd Bowbrick kept up with him until 1966 when Syd left the country after UDI. My brother, who was also at the recording session, worked for his solicitors. Peter Bowbrick.

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Bill Haley : Skokiaan 7/10/2009 (updated 12/18/2009)

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First recorded by Bill Haley & His Comets on the DECCA DL-8964 LP/album Strictly Instrumental released in December 1959. ***He was accompanied i.a. by Johnny Grande on piano and Ralph Jones on drums and different with the one recorded for the Mex Orfeón/Dimsa LP/album DML 8381 Bill Haley A Go-Go in 1966 as by Bill Haley and The Comets (aka y Sus Cometas) were we found i.a. Julian Bert on piano; John "Bam Bam" Lane on drums; mariachis Diego Romero & Luis Sanchez playing trumpets.***Also known as "Skokiaan A Go-Go" for the latters.***Skokiaan (Tsaba Tsaba Dance) had been composed in Southern Rhodesia (now, Zimbabwe) by August Macon Msarurgwa (in fact, Musarurwa of the village of the same name in Zwimba Reserve) in the late 1949.***The original version has been released in early 1950 (b/w Karekwangu) and interpreted by the African Dance Band of The Cold Storage Commission of Southern Rhodesia fronted by leader August Macon Msarurgwa.***Reference: Gallotone Jive GB. 1152., 1950***My special thanks go to Mr. Peter Bowbrick from Great Britain who has provided me with bright help seeing he had known the composer and his sister in his early teens.***This instrumental has been also recorded and released later in 1954 by The Bulawayo Sweet Rhythm Band (in Bulawayo) also fronted by Msarurgwa.***Both cover versions/songs were available on CD's i.a. The Magic Collection (a division of Telesonic Holland), ARC records MEC 949078 in 1983 and also on M next CDES 61 released in France in 2002 under license to San Juan, 2001.***Here 's another history from Goldworthy and Disa: A.M. could only have joined the AFDB of TCSC of SR in 1950 saying that Hugh Tracey also put the tune on tape on 8 June 1951.***This version has been issued (SWP032/HT21) on June 8, 2006 by Sharp Wood. http://www.disa.ukzn.ac.za/samap/content/skokiaan***A sung version also exists in Shona Zezuru. Skokiaan was also published on DECCA (red label FM 6142) b/w In The Mood later on.

Karekwangu ? Badly called "In The Mood" !!! What a good joke! http://youtu.be/jhEBzhBLdHc

In The Mood by the Bulawayo Sweet Rhythm Band : http://youtu.be/uI6VqzdelLA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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30/05/2013

The Jodimars: refugees from/of Bill Haley's Comets : Let's all rock together! ("I'm like a one-eyed cat peepin' in a sea food store!). Do I make a drawn???

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 CD cover: left to right: Franny Beecher, Dick Richards and Max daffner (drums), Joey D'Ambrosio (tenor sax) and Marshall Lytle (bass). The story began a long time ago (Philadelphia, Pensylvania, 1953) when for the 1st time Bill Haley recorded 2 songs [under the name "Bill Haley And Haley's Comets", ESSEX E-348, March 1954]: Chattaanooga Choo Choo [from Glenn Miller and his orchestra, feat. Tex Beneke on lead vocal, 1940] and Straight Jacket, accompanied by Art Ryerson, Billy Williamson, Johnny Grande, Billy Gussak and, Joey D'Ambrosia, Dick Richards and Marshall Lytle to become the Jodimars at summer 1955 due to internal conflictflicts about their salaries.The latters were of the Decca Sessions, at Pythian Temple, New York City, April 12, 1954 [(We're Gonna) RATC from "Rock Around The Clock", Sonny Dae (a.k.a. Paschal Vennetti) and His Knights, Arcade, Philadelphia, 11/952) and Thirteen Women (And Only One Man In Town) from "Thirteen Women And One Man" by Dickie Thompson and His Orchestra, Herald 424, 1953.*****"Shake, Rattle And Roll" [...Let me tell you something else : I'm like a one-eyed cat peepin' in a sea food store. I like to look at you, dear till ain't no shine no more. All you want to do is shake, rattle and roll, all night long. Shake, rattle and roll in the morning...] from (Big) Joe Turner acc. by Pluma Davis Orchestra including Mickey Baker, Lloyd Troutman, Jesse Stone [himself!] (a.k.a. Charles E. Calhoun), Frank "Heywood" Henry, Wilber DeParis, Connie Kay, Ahmet "Nugetre" Ertegun (Atlantic boss with Herb Abramson) and Jerry Wexler (Atlantic 1026, 1954)***Traduction en français (from the message up above): "Je suis comme un chat borgne jetant un coup d'oeil dans un magasin de fruits de mer" (autrement dit c'est un cunnilingus!)]; in the same way there was a Platters' single called "Bark, Battle and Ball" released May 6, 1955 / B-side of "Only You (And You Alone) [2nd version]", Mercury 70633 and "A.B.C. Boogie" (June 7, 1954).*****"Happy Baby" and "Dim Dim The Lights (I Want Some Atmosphere) [Sep. 21, 1954] from Julius Dixon.*****"Birth Of The Boogie" and "Mambo Rock" (January 5, 1955) and this last session for the recordings of "Two Hound Dogs" and "Razzle-Dazzle" (May 10, 1955).A new story was about to begin...until the split in 1958.***Label shots: Capitol F - 3285, Pathé - Marconi, France, Nov.1955. (Bill Haley "Shake rattle and Roll.)

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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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11/03/2012

Al Martino : Yesterday (1968)

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His cover of Yesterday is the track 4 of the album "This is Al Martino" - Capitol ST-2843, 1968 and the track 7 of the Duchesse CD, CD352101. P. 1990.

Orchestra conducted by Peter De Angelis.  

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13/01/2012

Bert Kaempfert in his own right : 1959 / 1960 & 1965

The German bandleader had a US #1 hit with "Wonderland By Night" in 1961 (released by DECCA 9-31141 on 1960/08/28) a.k.a. in Western Europe as "Wunderland bei Nacht" [Blues aus dem gleichnamigen Arca-NF-Film] 'round five years earlier (before "Spanish Eyes") as Bert Kämpfert und sein Orchester, Solotrompette : Charly Tabor, Polydor NH 24 086, 1959 [Germany, DNC]. Later he also had a hit with the rendition of "Moon Over Naples" by Al Martino [b. Alfred Cini, 1927/10/07-2009/10/13] aka "Spanish Eyes" B-side as of the 1954 Ink Spots' "Melody Of Love", issued in August 1965 (US #8, UK #15). Kaempfert worked with The Beatles and Tony Sheridan when they were under contract to Deutsche Grammophon/Polydor.

Berthold Kaempfert : 16. Oktober 1923, Hamburg - 21. Juni 1980, Majorca.

http://youtu.be/yV7hLHiFHxg (Wonderland By Night) - http://youtu.be/2GNjzsUnNqI (Moon Over Naples)

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US reference : Capitol F 5542, 1965/08/02 (2:45) [as part of take 9 recorded in 07/1965 (3:52) - US #15, 1965/12/04] - Capitol X-6108, 1975 reissue - UK ref.: CL 15430, P. 28/01/1966, UK #5] - GER ref.: K 23 129, 1965. The Belgian single (4 C 006-80460) is a 1975 reissue. Lyrics added by Charles Singleton and Eddie Snyder. Orchestra conducted by Peter De Angelis.

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http://youtu.be/m5EPzTFlAXE (Spanish Eyes) 

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12/01/2008

The connection between Cockney Rebel and The Beatles (12/01/2008)

Steve Harley (alias Steve Nice) and Cockney Rebel recorded in 1976 this Beatles song written and composed by George Harrison : Here Comes The Sun. Excerpt from the CD below, EMI : CDP 7 46714 2, 1987 / EMI UK: CZ 15, 1987.***Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel are some of MySpace friends. Cockney Rebel (cover and inlay card-72 dpi)

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30/12/2007

The Beatles : Money (That's What I Want) - 31-12-2007

First of all, a very happy New Year to all.***Money (That's what I want) recorded by The Beatles on their With The Beatles album in 1963 as well as The Rolling Stones on their 1st EP in 1964 (album The Singer Not The Song) was a song written and composed by Berry Gordy and Janie Bradford.***Just before recording the song, Strong (b. West Point, MS, 5 Feb. 1941) was a part-time gospel singer.***Then in 1959 he recorded "Money" which was released in August on ANNA Records (Gordy's sister). Strong was also a key associate and friend of Berry Gordy.***In January 1960, the 45 record was distributed by TAMLA all over America and reached R'n'B #2 then crossed over to the TOP POP at #23.Barrett Strong (photo)Strong 50 dpi

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17/12/2007

Marie Laforet et son hommage aux Beatles

Laforet-1977Laforet-vinyleMarie Laforet (Maïténa Doumenach) n'avait jamais enregistré aucune version française d'une chanson des Beatles alors qu'elle l'avait fait pour les Rolling Stones. Ici et enfin, elle s'est fendue d'un hommage (Jean-Claude Petit-Tony Rallo-Michel Jourdan) en 1977.***Sa chanson s'était classée #10 en France et en Suisse.***En Belgique, cette chanson a fait partie du lot des 1001 meilleures chansons il y a quelques années.

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01/12/2007

THE BEATLES 1962-1970 (2 DVD's - 2005) 1/12/2007

Ce double DVD est un survol critique de l'oeuvre musicale, cinématographique et scénique des Beatles.***Ce coffret contient l'analyse et l'origine (pour les reprises) de leurs chansons enregistrées entre 1962 et 1970.***A mon avis, l'une de leurs meilleures reprises est celle de Rock And Roll Music de (mon ami MySpace) Chuck Berry. Ob-la-di, ob-la-da "la vie continue"/"life goes on" en dialecte yoruba (Brésil) et non "yorumba" comme on peut le lire dans certains autres bouquins!Beatles 2 DVD - 2005Beatles 2 DVD (62 dpi) - 2005

30/11/2007

Beatles around the world - DVD 1988 (Australia)

Rare unseen footage. See The Beatles in America (Washington, Coliseum, 11th Feb. 1964), England (UK TV Show, 28th April 1964) and Japan (Budo Kan, Tokyo, 2nd July 1966.)Beatles DVD 1988 65 dpiBeatles DVD - 30-11-07

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27/11/2007

The Beatles Anthology (5&6) - 27-11-2007

I would have had add these DVD's since a long time ago...Anthology 3

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The Beatles Anthology (3&4) - 27-11-2007

Anthology 2

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The Beatles Anthology - 2003 (1&2) - 27-11-07

Anthology 1 - 27-11-07***Great work!!!

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22/03/2007

The Beatles and Deep Purple MkI (2) - 1968 (22/03/07)

A-DP MkI-photo-1968A-DP MkI-LP Harvest-1968***Another rendition of a Beatles' song We Can Work It Out is included here on The Book Of Taliesyn released this time on the brand new EMI progressive label HARVEST and still on the Bill Cosby's label in the States in December 1968.***This album reaches US #54 without charting in U.K.***B/W. Cover Photo: Richard Imrie***Recording Engineer: Barry Ainsworth.***Recorded at De Lane Lea Studios ***I'm a DP fan of all time...Forever...

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24/12/2006

Happy X-mas (war is not over) - part 3 - 24/12/2006

January 10, 1981 : Imagine tops UK chart, with Happy X-mas (War Is Over) at #2. Happy X-mas (War Is Over) makes UK #28.***December 1982 : the song makes UK #28.A1-Beat-HappyXmas (3) - POB - (01-1981 cover)A1-Beat-HappyXmas (3) - POB (01-1981 single)***November 1988 : John is given a star on Hollywood's Walk Of Fame.***December 3, 1988 : 3-track single Imagine/Happy Xmas (War Is Over)/Jealous Guy is issued in UK and peaks at #45.

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Happy X-mas (war is not over) - part 2 - 24/12/2006

This one is dating back to 01/1975 : Happy Xmas (War Is Over) belatedly makes UK #48, as Lennon returns to live with Yoko. Still the same recording.A1-Beat-HappyXmas (2) - 01-1975 (pic cover)A1-Beat-HappyXmas-POB-1975 single

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Happy X-mas : war is not over (1) - 24/12/2006

December 8, 1980 : John, returning from a recording session, is gunned down in the courtyard of the Dakota building in New York, John's home for the past decade. He dies from loss of blood shortly thereafter at the Roosevelt hospital.***December 1971 : Happy Xmas (War Is Over) credited to John & Yoko / The Plastic Ono Band With the Harlem Community Choir is released in US only and fails to chart.***December 1972 : for the first time released in UK (Apple R 5970) hits at #4, and makes the first of many chart visit having held up from UK release due to the Ono song-credit dispute.***You can see the original French picture cover and the UK green vinyl single dating back to 12/1972. Original green vinyl !A1-Beat-HappyXmas-POB-1971-UK-1972 (frontside)A1-Beat-HappyXmas-POB-1972 single

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30/11/2006

Portuguese Apple (2) - Radha Krishna Temple - 1969

October 1969 : George produced various Apple artists, including Radha Krishna Temple on Hare Krishna Mantra, which reached UK #12.A1-Beat-1-HareKrishnaMantra-1969A1-A-HKM-1969 singleA1-Beat-2-HKM-backside 1969

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14/11/2006

The Saints in Belgium - Spirit Of 66 - 13th Nov. 2006

the saints - spirit of 66 (8-09-2012) dédicaces.jpgthe saints - dédicaces n°2 (8-09-2012).jpgthe saints - dédicaces n°3 (8-09-2012).jpgTidbit time : yesterday, backstage, I told Chris that at the time (back in January 1977), I bought his LP "The Saints" because of Erotic Neurotic. When I heard this song I though it was nearly a plagiarism of The Beatles' I wanna be your man. Chris said it wasn't seeing the music and the lyrics were not as the same ones as The Beatles' song.***Supporting act from Chicago : The Living Blue.

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14/10/2006

Pour mon anniversaire, j'voudrais un Beatle : 14th October (1952) - happy birthday too to Mr. Bill Justis (1927) and Sir Cliff Richard (1940)

Pour mon anniversaire je voudrais un Beatle, 09/1964 : adapted from Die Sweetles' Ich wünsch' mir zum Geburtstag einen Beatle released in Germany in 1963.***The BMG/Ariola Express Belgium CD was released in 1990 including the original versions issued on Stella for teenagers and Belgian Decca labels between 1963 and 1968.***Eurovision Song Contest Festival, Luxembourg City, 5th March 1966 : Tonia [Dominicus, née à Anderlecht, le 25 juillet 1947] sétait classée 4° sur 18 avec 14 points.***http://www.concours-eurovision.be/bdd/belgique.htm***http://www.eurovision-fr.net/pagespays/be.php.***Thanks: eBay Belgium.A1-A-Tonia-50pppA1-Beat-Tonia-pochetteBeatles1A1-Beat-Tonia-45tours-juillet1964A1-Beat-Tonia-Eurovision-1966A1-Beat-Tonia-CD-70ppp

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04/07/2006

What about John? Cold Turkey, Instant Karma & Give Peace A Chance

These three songs were credited as Plastic Ono Band, Lennon / Lennon/Ono (With the Plastic Ono Band).*** Apple? Yum-yum again with John and his pop music and what about UK and US charts?***"Apple 13" [the disk was credited to The POB (a name John will use for the musicians he is recording with over the next few years). Appearing on it were John himself, Tommy Smothers, Petula Clark (!), Timothy Leary and Allen Ginsberg] was released in July 1969 and hitted US #14 and UK #2***"Apple 1003" (02/1970), recorded in a day and produced by Phil "Wall of Sound" Spector hitted UK #5 and US #3. George played guitar and Allen Klein and assorted club-goers from London's Hatchetts club provided chorus.***"Apple 1001", on the agonies of drug (suffering from) withdrawal (11/1969) charted US #30 and hitted UK #14 [...With love, John Lennon of Bag. Then moved him to America]

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28/06/2006

Dick Rivers : Mes ennuis (1963) - Misery (Brazil, 1967)

Tidbit time: la chanson Misery écrite spécialement par les Beatles pour leur amie Helen Shapiro a été refusée par son manager! C'est donc un autre ami, Kenny Lynch qui en fait la v.o. sur HMV POP 1136 [b/w "Shut the door"] (une autre filiale de EMI). Sa version est parue le 16/03/1963 tandis que la version des Beatles ne l'est que le 22 mars suivant sur leur LP Please Please Me.***Mécontents du résultat, les Beatles l'enregistre eux-mêmes in extremis pour l'inclure sur cet L.P.*** La date généralement renseignée pour cet LP (UK, 7/03/1963) est erronée. Ce 16 mars 1963, tout en interviewant les Beatles, Ian Matthews tient dans sa main le single en question...***English-speaking translation : Misery written especially by The Beatles for their friend Helen Shapiro had been refused by his manager! It is thus another friend, Kenny Lynch who made the original version released on HMV POP 1136 [b/w “Shut the door”] (another EMI subsidiary ). His version was published on 16th March 1963 while The Beatles' version was only released next March 22 on their LP Please Please Me.***The date of publishing generally well informed for this LP (U.K., 7/03/1963) is erroneous.*** March 16, 1963, while interviewing The Beatles (John Lennon), Ian Matthews is holding the said single in hand.

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