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Al Forsyth

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And I'll do the Wilson Phillips piece later this evening:
https://www.songfacts.com/facts/wilson-phillips/hold-on
My fave from that first album.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=pkYzwoZ0YwI

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Sylvia Fricker wrote this song in 1962 at the Hotel Earle in Greenwich Village while reclining in a bathtub to escape the local insect population. It was made famous by We Five a few years later.

Ian & Sylvia -- "You Were On My Mind" (that's Ian Tyson & the future Mrs. Sylvia Tyson)
youtube.com/watch?v=h-g203otiYU


Peter, Paul & Mary -- "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?" (written by Pete Seeger; sung by Yarrow, Stookey and Travers)
youtube.com/watch?v=QmBLSGy6g58

The Chambers Brothers -- "People Get Ready" (written by Curtis Mayfield; performed by George, Joe, Lester and Willie Chambers, plus Brian Keenan, who stood out in photographs)
youtube.com/watch?v=a_tf6chQD1s


The Avett Brothers -- "Pretty Girl At The Airport" (Written & performed by Seth Avett, Scott Avett and Bob Crawford who wasn't exactly their brother)
youtube.com/watch?v=NzAs1PDCrl8



Hi Al -- I think I've run out of names. But it's always a good time to hear 11 minutes of "Time Has Come Today", written by Willie and Joseph Chambers and released as a shorter single in 1966.


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It's been nice exploring a little of the Carter family this week, Al. Maybelle indeed has interesting eyes and looks like the kind of mother where you eat all your vegetables, no questions asked, yes siree.

As for Wilson Phillips, I'm intrigued at to why I know this song so well. Both Wiki and Darren tell me it wasn't a raging success here, so I am beginning to wonder if I bought the Wilson Phillips cassette with my dollar-at-a-time pocket money.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You%27re_in_Love_(Wilson_Phillips_song)


GOLD - The Jackson 5. All their early stuff was beautiful, infectious, and utterly gorgeous. The clips posted this week show a little boy with huge energy and talent leading his big brothers in a one in ... billions type of combination. If aliens were to ask us about music, this is what we could present as a glorious example of pop perfection. On the other hand, we don't want to scare them off with seventies styling (and I use that word with invisible inverted brackets). 

SILVER - The Mills Brothers. Blimey, this is good, Al. I love it and now Alexa has to play mixes of these guys at volume eight, which is quite high because she's quite tall and quite central. If it weren't for such an undisputedly beautiful Jackson 5 contender. Could get started faster, but that just adds to the anticipation.



BRONZE - Wilson Phillips. Would I have bought the Jackson 5 or Mills Brothers over Wilson Phillips in 1990? Nope. Would I now? Sure thing, chicken wing.

TIN - Great to explore these guys and find out there were more of them than I ever imagined. This one I'm just not clicking with. I'll pass on Maybelle's solo album and the peas too, thanks.

Fly My Pretties; a revolving group of NZ artists that work together to create all sorts of good stuff.



And I love it when Lauren Daigle takes the lead.





An excellent week.





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I think I went a little overboard earlier with C,S,N,&Y and all their various name combinations, yet each one quite clearly identifying who they were.  It seems I also should have been looking for family connections.
Seeing the Osmonds in the posts reminded me of the shows they did with Andy Williams.  And that reminded me Andy Williams had his own brothers.  I had a hard time finding a good video of just the Williams brothers that wasn’t Christmas related.  I found this one:
Andy Williams & the Williams Brothers – Dream

Now the title “Dream” immediately reminded me of another one of my favorite brothers teams and one of my most favorite songs ever.
All I Have to Do Is Dream - The Everly Brothers

And for some flavor here’s a sisters/cousin group.  No, not The Honeys. Veronica (Ronnie Spector) and Estelle Bennet and cousin Nedra Talley:
The Ronettes - Be My Baby (Official Audio)

Seems like we’ve posted a lot of old dated groups this week. Kudos to bonnie for bringing some fresh videos this week: Broods – “Bridges (Official Video)”/ The White Stripes-“Hardest Button To Button”. They were a nice changeup.  The White Stripes brought to mind The Carpenters, a brother singing, a sister drumming.

Now for the vote: Each one of these songs has its own charm yet they are very distinctive from each other: different styles, different eras, progressive changes in recording capabilities. They are all are respectable songs, but the basis for comparison and differentiation becomes much wider.  Whether you do or don’t like a certain style or era of music plays a major roll. 
    Gold – The Mills Brothers - You Always Hurt the One You Lov
    Silver – The Jackson 5 – I’ll Be There
    Bronze – Wilson Phillips – You’re In Love
    Tin - The Carter Family – Wildwood Flower

Al, it was a feel good week.


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Wilson Phillips - some exploration.  They are so talented and when it comes to the apple not falling far - here they are!
The HITS med:




And let's get Dedicated:

There's that word again - authenticity.  Interviews filmed at our Infinity Ballroom here in CT ^

Lot of Mamas




You're In Love - live

And Flo knows:
https://www.ispot.tv/ad/70TW/progressive-mobile-app-carnie-featuring-carnie-wilson
And a shout out to Glen Ballard and his work with WP to make them the hit makers. 


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my find of the americana festival at maverick down in suffolk last weekend.
identical twins, 
david and adam moss
the brother brothers
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from illinois, based in brooklyn,
fiddle (some 'yeehah', some immensely yearning), cello (!), 
with sibling harmonies melding the everly bros with s&g overtones.
check 'em out.

bb4.jpg  bb5.jpg  bb1.jpg  bb2.jpg  bb3.jpg 

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Deb and Bonnie - THANK YOU for the votes, the comments and song selections.  I do think that we are getting authentic artists this week who each carved out their own niche in their own time(s). But the key is that the legacy grows over time - they come back.  

The Fly My Pretties are interesting from New Zealand - thank you! 

And Larry - Psychedelicized long version of Chamber Brothers - nice. 

Final day/night to vote - please enter your local polling booth and cast. 

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 I do think that we are getting authentic artists this week who each carved out their own niche in their own time(s). But the key is that the legacy grows over time - they come back.  

Exactly, Al. It takes time to show just how authentic  an artist is. Flash in the pans are nice, but longevity really speaks to substance.
Oh, and I really appreciate the Wilson Phillips exploration.  I've seen them twice now and I keep hoping for a third. I felt a little bad voting them only the bronze, but it was that or a 2nd/3rd place tie with the Jackson 5.  The time/legacy question is close here for me.
Edited to say that Wilson Phillips live "cover of "GOK" was spectacular.

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My votes :

Gold:The Jackson 5 – I’ll Be There

Silver :The Mills Brothers  - You Always Hurt The One You Love

Bronze :Wilson Phillips – You’re In Love

Tin :The Carter Family – Wildwood Flower

oooh...... another opportunity to play something by the Corrs .



and then theres som Rufus and Carla :




 
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Hi guys

thx for c +p
too cool + too lazy for even sorting from G to T

SILVER
The Mills Brothers - You Always Hurt The One You Love

BRONZE
Wilson Phillips – You’re In Love

GOLD
The Jackson 5 – I’ll Be There

TIN
The Carter Family – Wildwood Flower

But here's some fun stuff.

Here's one from the infamous Kelly Dynasty (or is it still called family ?). Irish roots, Spanish birthplaces if not even born on a bayou, German fame, mostly living on a ship or on a bus. Third generation already, 50th anniversary tour in 2018 (as far as I know). And now they even made it to BW's website. What a career. Here, they're pop culture. Seriously. Ever heard about them ouside Germany ?

Btw: greetings from Recklinghausen. birthplace of my wife and my oldest son.

Dear Darren, I've been gathering all my courage for posting the Kelly Family. Now would you please give us the pseudo-Australian BG brother band you say you love so much ? Don't be shy.
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    season10 Week 21....name that band....


       1)The Mills Brothers..great old song...Dean Martin really liked these guys !!

       2)The Jackson 5...not a fan of Michael in the 80's but this I like.

       3)Wilson Philips....Good sounding pop song

       4)The Carter family...older than the hills but good...it just sounds to ancient for me


                                                              quite a variation this week Al
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I used to date a girl who thought Bee Gees was their surname. 

She honestly thought their names were Barry, Robin and Maurice Bee Gee. 


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Stop the bus, Al. I've reconsidered.

If you don't mind me making a mess of your paperwork, I need to change my vote.  After spending more time considering the Mills Brothers song, I prefer it over the Jackson five. So my votes are:

GOLD - The Mills Brothers. You did a Tom, Al, you introduced me to something new that really captured me. Old new, to be more precise. But thank you very much anyway.

SILVER - The Jackson 5. Take that, perfection!

BRONZE - Wilson Phillips. interesting fav on that album when Hold On was such a powerful and worthy hit, Al.

TIN - The Carter Family. Not surprised to see these guys going under this week.



Let's not forget Vicki and Debbi Peterson.




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Some classic family acts this week! That required a good deal of reflection for me to decide how to prioritize this week's battle songs without being overly influenced by the full body of work by each artist, which was considerable. As Darren always advises, I took plenty of time and numerous listenings before coming up with my final rankings:

Gold -- "You Always Hurt the One You Love", Mills Brothers. These guys were big back in their day, and this was one of their loveliest songs. Besides the lovely lead vocals, these guys were a delightful harmony group, as we see here starting at around 2:15 into this song. This song also has a delightful jazzy feel and instrumental arrangement, so common of mid-40s music when jazz and big bands were so popular. Excellent pick, Al!

Besides this song and a couple others that people have pointed out this past week, here's another of my favorites, "Till Then", also from 1944, with more of those gorgeous lead and harmony vocals:

This old classic was so popular that it was covered a number of times by other artists, including a doo wop pop hit (US Billboard #20) version by a harmony group named the Classics in 1963: 

Perhaps the most touching version I've heard, though, was this version performed by late Monkee Peter Tork a few years ago. The Monkees' Mike and Mickey concert tour this year also used this video version during their concert as their special tribute to Peter who had recently passed away:


Though the Mills Brothers were most popular in the 1940s and early '50s, they had a final Top 40 pop hit in 1968 (US Billboard #23), the lovely "Cab Driver", showing their staying power over all those years and after pop music had gone in very different directions:


bonnie and others, if you're not familiar with the Mills Brothers' body of work, you owe it to yourself to find a good "best of" collection of Mills Brothers hits -- lots of great old stuff!

Silver -- "I'll Be There", Jackson Five. Another group that demonstrated a lot of talent and staying power, especially that little guy who was their main lead singer. Michael always had such a pure voice, as amply demonstrated in this early hit, and as seen throughout his stellar solo career. This song also illustrates the vocal talents of his fellow siblings. It's too bad that their early massive fame and their driven father helped to rob young Michael of a normal childhood, and later a normal adult life. 

Bronze -- "Wildwood Flower", Carter family members. The old Carter family's music may sound a bit dated these days but they were country/bluegrass legends in their day and over multiple generations. We have seen that manifested in later years by the legendary June Carter Cash, her daughter Carlene Carter, and her son with legendary husband Johnny, the younger John Cash. Here's a lovely song that Carlene Carter recorded with John Mellencamp on his recent album Sad Clowns & Hillbillies from 2017. Here's their touching live performance of "Indigo Sunset" on the Today show a couple years ago:


The classic country song "Wildwood Flower" always reminds me of the later 1970s pop hit "Wildwood Weed", by Jim Stafford at the peak of his popularity. Notice how it's also a tribute to "Wildwood Flower":


Tin -- "You're in Love", Wilson Phillips. We all know these famous siblings and offspring of some pretty good musicians! When this group first came on the scene, I was really enamored with their music and early hits like this one, but their wide popularity seemed to fade after a few years. Nonetheless, a fine song and some classic Wilson/Phillips harmonies.  

Finally, a few more popular sibling artists that I don't think have been mentioned this week:

Better known as the Kings of Leon, the group consists of the three Followill brothers (Caleb, Nathan, and Jared) and their cousin Matthew Followill (does that sound familiar, fellow Beach Boys fans?) Here's a couple of their early big hits from 2008:



One of my favorite old pop instrumental hits, "Sleep Walk", was recorded in 1959 by the Italian American sibling duo Santo & Johnny Farina, who hailed from Brooklyn, NY:


Finally, another 1959 pop hit, "When", was performed by twin brothers Hal and Herbie Kalin, better known as the Kalin Twins:



Excellent and fun battle this week, Al!
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Al Forsyth

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Bonnie, Two of my favorite Bangles' songs, PLUS two more:



Also, vote changes are fine 😲 So thanks for the re-votes PLUS the original votes from Verden, Cantina and David.

Paul A., I've seen/heard the Brother Brothers three times.  Good sound and super nice people. 

And Tom almost snuck these by - but I have them - the votes.  The commentary and songs placed in - ALL excellent. 

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