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t bedford

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No real theme other than the obvious.

A Billboard #38 from March 1964. (#13 in the UK 02/64)
Dusty Springfield (no relation to Buffalo) - Stay Awhile


A Billboard #5 from April 1967. (No UK chart action)
Jefferson Airplane - Somebody to Love


A Billboard #6 in April of 1970. (The LP went #5 in the UK).
Melanie (Safka) with The Edwin Hawkins Singers - Lay Down (Candles in the Rain) (single edit)


Written for Ronnie, but rejected by Phil Spector, the Beach Boys instead released the song as a B-side (of I Get Around), which didn’t stop it from charting in Billboard, a respectable #24 in May 1964. Ronnie finally recorded it, produced by Joey Ramone and Daniel Rey, for an EP (“She Talks to Rainbows”) released in September of 1999.
Ronnie Spector - Don’t Worry Baby


For cut & paste purposes:

Dusty Springfield - Stay Awhile

Jefferson Airplane (Grace Slick) - Somebody to Love

Melanie - Lay Down (Candles in the Rain) (single edit)

Ronnie Spector - Don’t Worry Baby


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Darren J. Ray

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Sorry, t, but this will always be my favourite version of 'Somebody to Love'. 

Well, my favourite clip anyway...

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John E

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All great singers, buy here's my order:

1. Somebody To Love (Grace)

2. Lay Down (Melanie)

3. Don't Worry Baby (Ronnie)

4. Stay Awhile (Dusty

Here's a couple more 

My all time favourite Dusty Song:



Plus P.P. Arnold singing a Barry Gibb song (from her great album "The Turning Tide":



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Lee Marshall

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Gold...Ms. Safka.  No roller skates...but a great song.  Good to hear it again.  Clearly the front runner t.
Silver...Very Slick...that one.  Stands up...even after all these years.  A close 2nd I might add.
Bronze.  I really like/love Dusty's voice.  This specific song?  Not quite up to her usual standards.  Too Phil-ish.  She doesn't get to fly free.
Last...Ronnie.  Ronnie the race car driver?  I don't think so.  Howz she gonna get that 'doo' inside the 'cockpit'?  A rather lifeless interpretation of what is generally a GREAT song.  B.J. Thomas did it justice.  This one?  A checkered past rather than flag.
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Gold - Jefferson Airplane - Great song

Silver - Dusty Springfield

Bronze - Melanie

Tin - Ronnie.  Had it been Be My Baby, it's an easy gold.  

In my humble opinion, all discussions on female singers begin and end with Ann Wilson 

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paul g adsett

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here in blighty, it's a bank holiday,
so many are able to remain tucked up in bed a little longer
(everyday is like such a monday to me).
so, in the spirit of languid loitering,
and in  honour of the forthcoming royal wedding, a flurry of kates
(nope, not meghans)
here's a happiness inducing number by kathryn williams
who has produced numerous luvverly albums in various combinations.

here's yorkshire's very fine kate rusby
whose voice will melt you in moments:

and, natch, another hypnotically fab kate:


as an added aside, here's some chums of ours,
assorted members of the brighton beach boys
in their guise as the hounds of love orchestra
with the delightfully fab lisa abbott
fillumed by my alter ego terrace cred.
on the occasion of the first of their performances of
kate bush songs, including the entire 'hounds of love' album.
swoon...

cheers
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paul g adsett

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oh, g'wan then...
here's a meghan:


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Larry Franz

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Gold:  Dusty Springfield -- Although it ends rather abruptly.

Silver:  Jefferson Airplane -- The little change of pace at 1:09 is the best part.

Bronze:  Ronnie Spector -- Competent but lyrically silly for her.

Tin:  Melanie -- She and the Singers don't really jell.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Darren J. Ray
Sorry, t, but this will always be my favourite version of 'Somebody to Love'. 

Well, my favourite clip anyway...




I can definitely see the appeal on the clip.  
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One of the more promising young bands in recent years has been Purson, featuring singer Rosie Cunningham



Unfortunately, they called it quits after only two albums, probably because the modern music landscape makes it really hard for new rock bands to succeed.   But, she's going solo, and should have an album out at some point in 2018
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Hi all,

Gold - Somebody to Love - Jefferson Airplane

Silver - Don't Worry Baby - Ronnie Specter

Bronze - Stay Awhile - Dusty Springfield

Tin - Candles in the Rain
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paul g adsett

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performing tonight at the greys here in sunny brighton
from muscle shoals / nashville, here's hannah aldridge
with a song that very nearly got into my choice of 4 for a botb week
(ssshhh, don't play it loud - she's just gone to have a kip before the gig).
i'd better get the stuff together ready to for later...
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paul g adsett

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well, djr, who'd've thunk?
never seen that diveo before.
inspired, if  trifle, um, non-pc, what!

apart from the great society's original,
and grace slick's rerecording with ja,
here's my favourite version (12" single sits on my record shelf)
by irish band in tua nua  on u2 's label,
formed by steve wickham 
(the fiddle player who later joined the waterboys, much to my glee)
and vinnie kilduff, who also recorded with the waterboys.
they played on early albums such as u2 'october' and 'war',
'discovered' and played with sinead o'connor 
plus elvis costello 'spike', hothouse flowers...)...
vocalist here is lesley dowdall.
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Gold - Ronnie Spector - Don't Worry Baby
Silver - Jefferson Airplane - Someone to Love
Bronze - Dusty Springfield - Stay Awhile
Tin - Melanie - Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)
Pains me to put Melanie last. She's got so many songs I like. "Brand New Key"

From Aretha to Wilson-Phillips this is a rich field to mine. Here's one in the country vein I can get "crazy" over:


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And, "Hold On", there's this one:


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