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Bobbie Gentry (Ill Never Fall in Love Again) 7" Single 1969

Posted: 20 Sep 2019 12:16 PM PDT

Continuing The International Singles Collection is.....

Bobbie Gentry ‎– I'll Never Fall In Love AgainLabel:Capitol Records ‎– CL
15606Format:Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, SingleCountry:ScandinaviaReleased:1969
A I'll Never Fall In Love AgainArranged By – Don TweedyProducer – Kelso
B Ace Insurance ManArranged By, Conductor – Perry Botkin*, Shorty
RogersProducer – Kelly Gordon3:33
"I hope for nothing, I fear nothing, I am free"

Crazy Elephant (Crazy Elephant) 1969 + Bonus Tracks

Posted: 20 Sep 2019 11:51 AM PDT

Crazy Elephant was a short-lived American bubblegum pop band noted for
their 1969 hit single, "Gimme Gimme Good Lovin'". Crazy Elephant was a
studio concoction, created by Jerry
Kasenetz and Jeffry Katz of Super K Productions, promoted in Cash Box
magazine as allegedly being a group of Welsh coal miners. Former Cadillacs
member Robert Spencer was widely utilized on lead vocals, though future
10cc member Kevin Godley took lead vocals on "There Ain't No Umbopo",
recorded at Strawberry Studios in Stockport, England, and released on the
Bell label in May 1970. A touring group was formed later for promotional
purposes. The bassist on "Gimme Gimme Good Lovin'" was Norman Marzano,part
of the Marzano-Calvert studio group.The song was covered by Detroit band
Adrenalin featuring vocalist David Larson in 1979 and later by Helix.
Crazy Elephant's "Gimme Gimme Good Lovin'" (b/w "The Dark Part of My Mind")
was a transatlantic one-hit wonder, making number 12 on both the U.S.
Billboard Hot 100 chart and the UK Singles Chart. Several follow-up
singles, including "Gimme Some More" (b/w "My Baby (Honey Pie)")
and "Sunshine Red Wine" (b/w "Pam"), failed to chart.
The band also released a self-titled album in 1969 featuring:
Robert Spencer (vocals)Kenny Cohen (flute, saxophone, vocals), who later
performed with The Eagles, Santana, Rod Stewart and B. B. KingBob Avery
(drums), who also played with The Music ExplosionLarry Laufer (keyboards,
vocals)Hal King (vocals)Ronnie Bretone (bass)
"I hope for nothing, I fear nothing, I am free"
Ty To Original Sharer.

Chuck Berry (One Dozen Berry's) 1958

Posted: 20 Sep 2019 11:27 AM PDT

One Dozen Berrys is the second studio album of Chuck Berry, released in
March 1958 on Chess Records, catalogue LP 1432. With the exception of five
tracks, "Rockin' at the Philharmonic," "Guitar Boogie," "In-Go," "How
You've Changed," and "It Don't Take but a Few Minutes," all selections had
been previously released on 45 rpm singles. It was also released in the
United Kingdom. In 2012, Hoodoo reissued the album with Chuck Berry Is on
Top on the same CD. Sheldon Recording Studio, where all of the recordings
were made, was located at 2120 South Michigan Ave. in Chicago and
eventually became Chess Studios.
Chuck Berry's second album is ever so slightly more sophisticated than its
predecessor. Although One Dozen Berrys is hooked around a pair of hit
singles, "Sweet Little Sixteen" and "Rock & Roll Music," most of what's
here doesn't really sound too much like either of those songs -- rather,
the other ten tracks each constitute a close-up look at some individual
component of the types of music that goes into brewing up the Chuck Berry
sound. Thus, the slow instrumental "Blue Feeling" is a look at the blues
sound that Berry initially proposed to bring to Chess Records; "How You've
Changed" presents him in a slow ballad, singing in a manner closer to
Nat "King" Cole than to any rock & roller of the era; and "Lajaunda" shows
off his love of Latin music. "Rocking at the Philharmonic" is a rippling
guitar/piano workout, a compendium of the sounds that lay beneath those hit
singles, and a killer showcase not only for Berry, but also for Lafayette
Leake at the ivories, and also a decent showcase for Willie Dixon's bass
playing. "Oh Baby Doll" is a return to the beat of "Maybellene," this time
carrying a lyric that's more sensual (in a bluesy sense) than rollicking
fun, though it comes out that way amid the pounding beat and Berry's
crunchy, angular guitar solo. "Guitar Boogie" is yet another guitar
instrumental, one of four on this album, leading one to wonder if he was
running short of first-rate lyrics in mid-1957, amid his frantic pace of
recording and touring -- no matter, for the piece is a killer track, a
pumping, soaring working out for Berry's guitar that had some of the most
impressive pyrotechnics that one was likely to hear in 1957; what's more,
the track was good enough to form the template for Jeff Beck's more ornate
adaptation, "Jeff's Boogie," from the 1966 album Roger the Engineer (aka
The Yardbirds aka Over Under Sideways Down). The best of the album's tracks
is easily "Reelin' & Rockin'," which is also just about the dirtiest song
that Berry released in all of the 1950s (and for many years after that),
essentially a blues-boogie recasting, on a more overt level, of the
extended feats of sexual intercourse alluded to in Bill Haley's "Rock
Around the Clock." The one totally weird track here is "Low Feeling," which
is nothing but "Blue Feeling" doctored in the studio by Leonard and Phil
Chess, slowed down to half speed and edited to create a 12th track -- doing
that to the original was bad enough, but sticking it on the same LP with
the original was downright bizarre. And the album's closer, "It Don't Take
But a Few Minutes," is a reminder of just how much Berry owed to country
music for his sound, and explains, to anyone coming in late, how he could
have been mistaken for a white hillbilly in those early days, based on the
sound of this song and "Maybelline."
All tracks written by Chuck Berry.
Side one
"Sweet Little Sixteen" – 3:03"Blue Feeling (Instrumental)" – 3:04"La Juanda
(Espanola)" – 3:14"Rockin' at the Philharmonic (Instrumental)" – 3:23"Oh
Baby Doll" – 2:37"Guitar Boogie (Instrumental)" – 2:21
Side two
"Reelin' and Rockin'" – 3:18"In-Go (Instrumental)" – 2:29"Rock and Roll
Music" – 2:34"How You've Changed" – 2:49"Low Feeling" – 3:09 same recording
as "Blue Feeling", but with the tape playback slowed"It Don't Take but a
Few Minutes" – 2:31
PersonnelChuck Berry – vocals, guitarsHubert Sumlin – electric
guitarJohnnie Johnson, Lafayette Leake – pianoWillie Dixon – bassFred
Below, Ebbie Hardy – drums
"I hope for nothing, I fear nothing, I am free"
Ty To Original Sharer.
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