Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Top Six--Fake Hits from England!
From 1964, six budget "covers" from the Top Six label. And, from the looks of the catalog number (Six 1), this was the label's first issue. Woo hoo.
As cheap sound-alikes go, these are pretty decent, even if the anonymous musicians on I Want to Hold Your Hand blow the lyrics early on ("When I say that someday, I want to hold your hand"). Someday??
Singer: When I say that someday, I want to hold your hand.
Girl: Someday, huh?
Singer: Yeah, maybe in a few months or so. I'll have to check my hand-holding schedule.
Girl: How romantic.
Of course, it's supposed to be, "When I say that something: I want to hold your hand." "That something," of course, being the desire in question ("I want to hold your hand"). Aren't you glad we cleared that up?
And... another fake Burt track to add to our collection: Twenty-Four Hours from Tulsa, sung by...? It's not a bad cover at all, even if ? is a little too laid back in his vocalizing. I don't know who he's trying to sound like. A half-awake Tom Jones, maybe?
Click here to hear: Fake Hits from England
I Want to Hold Your Hand
Twenty-Four Hours from Tulsa
Hippy, Hippy Shake
Glad All Over
I'm the One
Needles and Pins
No artists credited; Top Six 1; 45 rpm EP, England, 1964.