Wednesday, August 08, 2007
And these ARE the fabbest sounds yet. We think, anyway....
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A Day in the Life--Peter Knight Orch., 1967
A Hard Day's Night--(No Artist Listed, Columbia DS 63)
All You Need Is Love--Ferrante and Teicher, 1967
And I Love Her--Manny Kellem, 1968
Day Tripper--Nancy Sinatra, 1966
Do You Want to Know a Secret--Johnny Mann Singers
Eleanor Rigby--Al Hirt, 1968
Eleanor Rigby--Walter Carlos, 1975
Eleanor Rigby/Yesterday--Longines Symphonette
From Me to You--Bobby Vee, 1964
Getting Better--Peter Knight Orch., 1967
Got to Get You Into My Life--Ella Fitzgerald, 1969
Got to Get You Into My Life--Morganna King, 1968
Hello, Goodbye--Morganna King, 1968
Here, There and Everywhere--Manny Kellem, 1968
I Don't Want to See You Again--(No Artists Listed) (Hit Parader 31)
I Feel Fine--Floyd Cramer, 1967
I Feel Fine--Nancy Ames, 1967
Lady Madonna--Longines Symphonette
Let It Be--John Davidson, 1973
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds--Noel Harrison, 1967
My Sweet Lord--Percy Faith's Orch. and Chorus, 1971
Run for Your Life--Nancy Sinatra, 1966
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band--Peter Knight Orch., 1967
She Came in Through the Bathroom Window--Ray Stevens, 1970
She Loves You--Bobby Vee, 1964
Tomorrow Never Knows--Morganna King, 1968
Yellow Submarine--(No Artists Listed) (Columbia Rec. Club PS2 5104)
Yesterday--Willie Nelson, 1966.
Sunday, August 05, 2007
We're about to hear some terrific a cappella gospel performances by The Valley Voices of West Virginia (Irene Chadwick--alto; Lester Blackburn--bass; Tim Maynard--lead; and Kenneth Adkins--Tenor). No year listed on the cover (there never is!), but I'm guessing 1967-ish. The photo cries out late Sixties....
This, by the way, is one of the saved-from-water-destruction LPs I found last week at the Licking County Aging Program flea market. A small water mark toward the right-hand bottom (visible in photo) is all the damage sustained by the cover, thanks to quick transfer to a dry environment.
I ripped all but two tracks from the LP, those two being beyond hope. I spent hours de-clicking the others, but music this good deserves the best editing effort one can muster up. Heck, it's my job as a blogger.
A gem, placed in a single folder for your convenience--and Box.net's zip-file option is back up and running! (At last!) So, feel free to d/l them all at once.
Welcome back, zip-file option.
The Valley Singers--What Will Your Answer Be (Riverside Records 102).
What Will Your Answer Be
I Am on the Road
Hard Working Pilgrim
I Know I'll Feel at Home
You Can Take My Place
When I Get Home
When We Gather By the River
I Want to Hear Little David Play
Let Me Go Down to the River
Do you know the one about the pussy-footin' preacher? I didn't, either, until I found a coverless disc called "Bilray": Bill Sings Ray Plays What Manner Love in the same box that yielded the Valley Voices. That's what the label says. I'm guessing that "Bilray" is a merging of "Bill and Ray" and that "What Manner Love" is the LP title.
Such wisdom, of course, comes only after years and years of record-collecting experience.
And now I know the story of the pussy-footin' preacher. (Actually, "pussy-footin." No apostrophe in the title!) And you're about to hear the story, too. It's followed by a Homer-Rodeheaver-style recitation called Eagle Free. Take it away, "Bilray":
Pussy-Footin Preacher (Harvey)--Bill and Ray.
Eagle Free (poem)--Bill and Ray .
That is uncannily Rodeheaveresque. And I've always wanted to type "uncannily Rodheaveresque."
See ya next Sunday for more gospel sounds!