Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Terrapin Station, Nov 8, 2019.
Made in Philly but went down well in good old Liverpool I believe... Amazing song.
In terms of billboard top 100, I loved every single record released that year. Truly a wonderful year for radio. Right up there with 1959 for me.
Telstar by The Tornados, as a kid I loved listening to this on my transistor radio....happy days
The Duke of Earl
It Might As Well Rain Until September / Carole King
It always sounded to me like the drummer on this recording couldn’t quite keep up during the drum fills in the middle part. I’m surprised James would allow this!
Unless it’s so painstakingly funky that I’m not hearing it!
Bill Evans - Moonbeams
Coltrane Plays the Blues
'Uptown' - the Crystals
Barbara Alston - lead
The drummer was James his bad self ..
From Alan Leeds' notes with "The Singles Volume Two" it appears that Nat Kendrick, the drummer on the session was on a "bathroom break" and James "impatiently climbed behind the drums and counted it off" - the session tape indicates that James recorded the vocal simultaneously with the instrumental track
Booker T & the MGs - Green Onions
here's a few I like from '62
You Don't Miss Your Water - William Bell
No More Auction Block (live at gaslight) - Bob Dylan
Day Dream - Johnny Hodges with Billy Strayhorn
Mama - Roy Orbison
Only Love Can Break A Heart - Gene Pitney
Silhouettes - The Ronettes
It's Love That Really Counts (In The End) - The Shirelles
September Song - Frank Sinatra
Crying In The Rain - the Everly Brothers
GET OUT! I did NOT know that!
Now I get it!
I've always felt 1962 was lacking in the number of great records.
Not so much! Thanks everyone for posting these!
I do think 1963 was a better classic year for hit records, though, and still do.
He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss) - The Crystals
Here is a few (not my favorite year):
Good Luck Charm – Elvis Presley
Surfin’ Safari – The Beach Boys
Dream Baby (How long Must I Dream?) – Roy Orbison
Green Onions – Booker T. & The MG’S
Do You Love Me? - The Contours
'Love Letters' - Ketty Lester
Lincoln Mayogra - piano
'Success' - Loretta Lynn
And one from the UK -
'I Can Tell' - Johnny Kidd & the Pirates
Mick Green - guitar
Bobby Vinton -Roses Are Red
Tell Him - The Exciters
Another vote for:
Hmmm.lemme think real hard about this one
Bacharach & Daivd were a presence that year. The 2nd and 4th verses of this have different lyrics than what everyone's used to:
The Fairmount Singers / The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.
'Don't Make Me Over' - Dionne Warwick - released at the end of 1962 (and here lip-synced by Dionne a year or two later)
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