Nellie Rutherford , a black singer from Tennessee, turned it into a soulful ballad. This was done again by Nina Simone, great laid-back version, later copied by Norah Jones.
My hi-fi's waiting for a new tune And my glass is waiting for some fresh ice-cubes. I'm just sitting here waiting for you to come home And turn me on. Mark Dinning's original charted 8 in Hong Kong, Apr. Good cover by Louise Cordet, an ex-convent schoolgirl and related to Prince Philip. Louise toured with the Beatles in Cordet's single was also released in the US London , Sep. Pic left: France EP release Decca The original lyrics spell it Jimm y 's song, the LP release Jimm ie 's song.
Fast, swinging song lyrics with a lot of doo-woppin' pa-pa-depa-pa-pom by Melson who is best known as co-writer for Roy Orbison. Song about a fortune teller: Madam Rosy with the crystal ball, I saw your sign outside, it said you knew it all Teen hit all over the world. Sue: "I first did not want to record it, my delivery was real slow at that time, and I thought, I can't sing that fast song.
But they talked me into it and I loved it afterwards of course. The boys knew the song from the Sue Thompson version and changed the title into 'Norma', singing 'Only girl I love to kiss, is my baby Norma' where Sue sang 'There's a dress that I've got to sew and wear for Norman' , etc.
The band was amazed to hear they unconscious used the song title JDL original had had in mind. The song inspired a number of fun versions. Lyrics changed a little here and there with references to Tony Worsley , Peter Doyle and Mike Furber , other competing Australian singers. Tony de la Rosa Ideal , instrumental tex-mex polka version on local Houston label. Susan Maughan , cd Bobby's Girl, prev. Lyrics Release climbed no higher than bubbling under Hot Add in Billboard's Apr.
Good up-tempo country song. Tommy Zang his real name was a charming singer from Kansas City, with an incredible voice. Tommy had some minor successes but failed to get the big break he deserved. One of Loudermilk most interpreted and performed songs. The song was written in January Loudermilk remembers about first recording the song on dub with Don Gant and Norro Wilson: "Now it was Don Gant who suggested: John, you need to repeat that line 'then it don't work out, then it don't work out And that was a good idea, it sounded good, it was a little hook, you know.
Billboard did not think much of it: mentioned in the section "moderate sales potential", without any review comment added. The 45 did not sell. This Don Cherry is not the famous jazz performer, but a crooner who had a million seller with "Band of Gold" not the Freda Payne song and became a professional golf player in He golfed his way into the top 10 US open and had a career of 30 holes-in-one. At the age of 80, Don still plays golf and performs as a singer.
This version was with strings orchestration and Anita Kerr chorus backing. Later a superb version was recorded by Loudermilk for his Suburban Attitudes ' album. A strong and simple version, strings, orchestration and chorus singers omitted, just John D. Johnny Nash then picked it up for his 45 release on Argo. Despite all the airplay, Johnny Nash' version did not chart nationally.
Patsy delivered a tasty version, with soulful organ and chorus. Another early release was by Sandy Mason. She was born in Tarentum, PA, started off as a ventriloquist and worked in New York, composed award winning jingles for Coca-Cola and worked in Nashville, composing, recording and performing.
Amongst her rpm releases were three Loudermilk penned songs. None of her recordings became chart hits. The song finally was made a US-hit in by the Casinos, who had heard the version of Johnny Nash on the radio. Their version was a sugar-sweet castrate belcanto of lead-singer Hughes drowning in a pool of orchestral arrangements.
And it was this recording that finally appealed to American taste and made it big on the charts. Afterwards even worse versions were cut by all sorts of crooners. Video of Gene Hughes of the Casinos, doing the song for the last time in Not long after that show, Gene suffered severe injuries from an auto accident, and never recovered. He died in Turney with George Hamilton V on guitar.
The Manfreds , cd Uncovered, British s beat veterans still recording after 40 years. A song about a cocker spaniel who inherits a fortune of many millions, actually based on a true story though the amount being inhereted is a little exaggerated. Lyrics A notable cover was done by Bobby James, song title just "Sally", a good version with a juicy organ.
The singer was a son of a South African boxer, he later emigrated to Australia and apparently became a record company employee at Polydor and later at K-Tel in Sydney. Loudermilk Sep. Loudermilk, as "Everybody Knows". Lyrics The song was first released on an album by Sheb Wooley. Wooley was an actor in Western movies and country singer hit: The Purple People Eater, Wooley played in High Noon and Rawhide.
Funny song, driven beat, more interesting than what the Nashville Teens made of the song. Clint Miller , mini-cd Spirit of the Flag, former rockabilly artist of "Bertha Lou" fame recording once more, at the time Clint was Judge and running for Governor of Virginia! Another song title inspired by the Bible.
The hit version: by Dick Richard St. Dick died in after a fall from a ladder , DeeDee has made a great web site. First lines: "Way down in Australia they do a dance that'll really slay ya, called the Kangaroo, Hop, hop! More information about singer Cynthia Muse in section below. Who was Cynthia Muse , who recorded this hopping dance song, Kangaroo? I did some research, but all in vain, until Cynthia herself found my site and mailed me!
She sent a promotion picture of hers and wrote: My aunt Olive "discovered" me when I lived in Florida in late My favorite singer was Brenda Lee at the time and I would listen and sing every song that she recorded.
My aunt heard me singing. From there, it went very fast. I can remember sitting with him at his piano and singing until I was hoarse. We recorded in Nashville, TN and in the 60's, unlike today, when you met to record everyone was there at the same time in the studio. Later, I found out that I had the best musicians and singers at the time in the studio.
If memory serves me correctly, on 'Kangaroo' several Jordanaires were there; the 'Hop, hop' was done by Ray Walker. From there, when the 45 was released, my aunt Olive and I traveled the roads of Middle Tennessee visiting every radio station that would let us in and I frequented the 'Eddie Hill Show' many times during the remainder of I would cringe when he introduced me as 'the little darling of tv'. I also sang at many area events with local bands.
In my small hometown of Hartsville, TN, I was a celebrity and to this day when I revisit and see people they will say they remember my tv appearances and my record. I wonder what that was all about.
If you want to give some kid an introduction to , this would be a good place to start. The album cover is modeled after an activist newspaper, and the foldout, insert lyric sheet is as well. There is that equal amount of humor, deadly seriousness, surrealism, practicality, insiderishness and outsiderishness in unequal but workable measures. I am actually pretty unfamiliar with Jefferson Airplane—I know the names if you came across them for the first time, you might think they were a law firm, or a deli , but not much about them.
I probably have had more contact with the band through the movie Gimme Shelter than any other way. Get it? I remember this time in junior high or high school when Sly and the Family Stone were on some variety TV show the night before, and everyone was talking about it at school the next day.
Imagine that! There was some kind of confusion when the band took the stage, because then, Sly, or all of them, left the stage, I think, before coming back and playing. He seemed like he had a great sense of humor, was having lot of fun, and had great style. I picked out this one because I thought it was another robot vs.
Means absolutely nothing. But you can still dance. This record came out in , and is on Sire, which was a label I saw a lot of in the 80s. In I played in two bands, was in school, and had two jobs, so I feel like I missed popular culture entirely—no TV, no movies, very few new records. But that was just another phase, of course. On one listening I can tell there are some very hook-y pop songs here, some of which would probably resonate with me after repeat listenings.
And then you could go deeper, with the lyrics, maybe. Hung up on that "Uphill Climb to the Bottom" you are Grab those tomorrows in a shower of day dreams Wind himself His soulful singing career spanned over thirty years, and his philanthropy included helping to raise over million dollars for the United Negro College Fund UNCF.
He released more than 75 albums, selling about 40 million records worldwide, appeared as an actor in films and on television, and voiced-over many cartoons. He had been called " The Funkiest Man Alive " and his friend Frank Sinatra once said that he had " the classiest singing and silkiest chops in the singing game ". As a teenager he developed an interest in the jazz-influenced songs of Billy Eckstine and Joe Williams , whose resonant baritone voices were similar to his own voice.
Army in as a paratrooper for about three years. When he returned from military service, he started touring again with the group. One rainy night in November their car collided with a semi-trailer truck: Eddie Cunningham was killed, Cliff White broke his collarbone and Sam Cooke was hardly injured.
Rawls laid in a coma for five days before waking and eventually recovering from the severe concussion, it took him about one year to fully recup. Jones Lyrics. Loudermilk - Mr. Jones Lyrics Artist: John D. Review: RIFF-it. RIFF-it good. Listen while you read! Add Comment. Get the embed code John D. Loudermilk - Miscellaneous Album Lyrics 1.
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