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Larry Franz

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A couple from Wilson Pickett:

"634-5789" (1966)



"Don't Fight It" (1965)



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kds, whoops!  

Wilson Dixon, if you want a laugh.


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That wouldn't be Karen Lamm, Larry. 

I think that footage is from the Boys' tour of the Czech Republic in June, '69. 
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GOLD - Beach Boys. Let me go on record to say I really like this entire record.

SILVER - Brian Wilson. I grew up in a household where Gershwin was appreciated (not by me so much at the time, but it's surprising what sticks with you).

BRONZE - Dennis Wilson

TIN - Wilson-Phillips




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Here ya go, bonnie. 


(Ginger Man - Brian Cadd, 1972) I'd love to stick this in the Battle and see how it went. 


(Tramp on the Street - Carl Story, 1961) Was on the shortlist for my Week 45, Season V. 


(Shine Son - Dennis Locorriere, 2000) Another great song from an ex-Blueboarder. 


(.... of a Day - Kevin Bloody Wilson, 2003) Probably not related to Brian, Dennis & Carl. 


(Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett, 1965) Saw Mr Pickett in 2003 in a disastrous concert that a lawyer friend of mine dubbed 'How to destroy your career in 25 minutes'. Wilson was dead less than three years later. 

And here's another pic of Andrea Carlo (mentioned in Larry's Week 24), presumably recording 'County Fair'. And, yes, that's Nik Venet (RIP). 

County Fair with Andrea Carlo.png

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Nothing too earth-shattering in this line-up….

Gold - It Ain’t Necessarily So (Brian Wilson - 2010)
Great song, acceptably done.

Silver - Sound of Free (Dennis Wilson & Rumbo - 1970)
Prefer the B-side, ‘Lady’, but this is still ok. But, as with a lot of Dennis’ stuff, it just seems not fully realised. Lyrics were also never a strong suit on any of his songs.

Bronze - Doctor My Eyes (Wilson Phillips - 2004)
A cover and a song that sorta grew on me this week. Went out with a girl who thought Chynna was pronounced ‘Chinna’. Dumped her.

Participant - Here She Comes (The Beach Boys - 1972)
This album is a grind for me to listen to. There’s worse on it than this, though.


Talk about reimagining! This cover version went to #1 in Melbourne in 1965…



Then he hit #1 nationally six months later with a cover of this reimagined classic…

 

That second one is reputedly the biggest selling Australian single of the 1960s. 

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Two from Jackie Wilson:

"Lonely Teardrops", 1958



"Baby Workout", 1963



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Thanks for the mid week votes t and Darren.

t, happy to see another voter defend "Here She Comes", and the entire album, come to think of it.

Darren, thanks for the additional videos.  Perhaps a warning should be attached to Kevin Bloody Wilson.  I was prepared, having heard his compositions many times, but maybe others might not be so fortunate.  Great to see Dennis Locorriere making an appearance again this week.

Great clips again, Larry.  I'd never heard of Jackie Wilson.

It took until today to spot that the boys were named in alphabetical order.   We missed out on a Eugene!  


Anna Wilson with Keith Urban cover "Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues".


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bonnie -- I'm glad you liked the J. Wilson and Wilson P. clips. 

This afternoon I was reading about another famous Brian -- Brian Jones. From Wikipedia:
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Original Rolling Stones bass guitarist Bill Wyman said of Jones, "He formed the band. He chose the members. He named the band. He chose the music we played. He got us gigs. ... he was very influential, very important, and then slowly lost it.... 

Andrew Look Oldham's arrival as manager marked the beginning of Jones's slow estrangement [from the band]. Oldham recognised the financial advantages of bandmembers' writing their own songs ... and that playing covers would not sustain a band in the limelight for long... Jones saw his influence over the Stones' direction slide as their repertoire comprised fewer of the blues covers that he preferred; more Jagger/Richards originals developed, and Oldham increased his own managerial control, displacing Jones from yet another role


So I listened to most of their first three albums again and picked six of my favorite tracks. The question is: Which of these six were covers and which were Jagger/Richard originals? (I didn't know until after I picked the songs)

Answer below.

(1)  "Honest I Do"



(2)  "I Just Want To Make Love To You"



(3)  "Good Times, Bad Times"



(4)  "It's All Over Now"



(5)  "What a Shame"



(6)  "Oh, Baby (We Got a Good Thing Goin')"














Covers:  (1), (2), (4), (6)    Original: (3) and (5)














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It took until today to spot that the boys were named in alphabetical order.   We missed out on a Eugene! 


Kind of. Except, of course, Carl was the youngest. 

Eugene?

Nah, we got him later. 
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Alphabetical yes, chronological no.  I suppose that means we might have had an Alfonso instead? 

Brian Johnson of AC/DC, pre AC/DC


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Another drummer named "Dennis":  Dennis Diken of the Smithereens, who are appearing with 10,000 Maniacs in Rahway, New Jersey, this very night.

Three from their 1986 album Especially For You:

"Behind the Wall of Sleep"



"In a Lonely Place" (with Suzanne Vega)



"Strangers When We Meet"



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Jumping around YouTube looking at unrelated things, this popped up (new to me) with the right name.
Pat Wilson - Bop Girl


It has nothing to do with this poster:
[bopgirlcalypso_poster2_387_5a190] 

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I looked at the lineup Monday.  I thought to myself...THIS is going to be tough.  It wasn't.

1.  Gold...by a mile...Dennis...Sound of Free.  The CLEAR winner.  There's only ONE Beach Boy from ANY era who could have outdistanced this.
2.  Silver...Here She Comes...Blondie et al.  [including Carl]  Easily ahead of the rest of this week's 'offerings'.  Why?  The rest are merely covers.
3.  Bronze...The Daughters.  A bit of an improvement on a good original 'cause this arrangement is better than Jackson's.  It has more nuance to it.
4.  Tin...Brian.  A valiant effort with a song which just sits there and never really even BEGINS to get off of the floor.  Not everything George wrote soared.  And THAT *I S* necessarily so.
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Originally Posted by Al Forsyth
Now, now guys - to each their own. 

Carl and Passions.    I'll still take it over Love You - any day and any night! 


As has always been the case.  Any day.  Any night.  THIS l p pounds "Love You" with a heavenly meteor.  By comparison...'love you' has absolutely NO passion or depth.  It's merely John Thompson's 'Teaching Little Fingers to Play'.  Carl and the Passions is for adults.
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