Brian Matthew played this on SOTS on 30 August. In his excellent Weekly Sleevenotes he said this:
Pachelbel’s Canon in D has been adapted for several pop records over the years, but as far as we can tell, this 1968 release by Spanish group Los Pop Tops was the first. The group, formed in Madrid in 1967, had the intention of developing a classical baroque styled pop sound with soulful vocals. 'Oh Lord, Why Lord' reached the lower end of the American Hot 100, reaching number seventy-eight then the group scored an International hit in 1971 with 'Mammy Blue'.Comment by RecordDragon:
Info sourced from Sandra Bryant's own YouTube comments.
"I was born on the 11.December 1948 in West Ham, east London. I lived in Dagenham, Essex until the end of 1969. Since then I am living in Frankfurt, Germany. 'Girl With Money' was recorded by me in 1967 and released on Major Minor Records. During this period I was under contract to Dorothy Solomon Associated Artists Ltd. Dorothy's husband Phil founded Major Minor Records. Both songs were definetly not recorded by the Edgeware-born. actress Sandra Bryant. Fardonbeat66 published absolutely wrong information. I would like to know the source his information refers to."
RD, the US and other versions are somewhat misleading, including the UK sheet music at DB 7301, crediting words and music by Alan Price on "The House Of The Rising Sun".
The UK single label clearly states "Trad. Arr. A. Price", which IMO should be interpreted as Traditional, Arrangement by Alan Price.
The other UK sheet music states that as well, so one is correct, one is incorrect....
It is unlikely that Tommy Scott wrote it, I always thought it was an old song from way back......
To quote from the link referencing The Animals ".......it ("The House Of The Rising Sun") got a tremendous reaction from the audience, convincing initially reluctant producer Mickie Most that it had hit potential and between tour stops the group went to a small recording studio on Kingsway in London to capture it."
That studio was De Lane Lea, Kingsway where my friend Lou learnt his trade as a recording engineer, and when I went to visit him at work one day in 1969, I saw the silver or gold disc displayed on the wall of "The House Of The Rising Sun" for sales of 500,000 or whatever it was.....It was the same studio in Oct 1966 where Jimi Hendrix Experience cut their very first recording, Hey Joe/Stone Free, in my opinion De Lane Lea was chosen by Chas Chandler, Jimis' manager, who had been the former bass player with The Animals on the session for "The House Of The Rising Sun" in 1964 at the same De Lane Lea studio.Comment by RecordDragon:
Who is the actual composer of the B-side? Tommy Scott or Alan Price (according to the Animals)?
Tommy got his comeuppance (see Roulette R-7028 "Crimson And Clover")...Comment by Felonious:
Yes they had a problem with a pop star offered the chance to appear on the biggest pop TV show to which he said no. Tommy also pissed off Frank Sinatra and refused to play Woodstock. One wonders if he had a manager
"Yeah, you know, “Mony Mony” was put out in the States just before it did in England and it was one of the big records of the decade in England. Well what happened was, I was supposed to come over and do the “Top of the Pops” but I was asked by the vice-president (of USA) Hubert Humphrey if I would go on the road with him. So I decided to go on the road with him and I had to cancel my appearance on “Top of the Pops”. Well, BBC never really forgave me for that. My next four records weren`t played in Britain, as the result, or in Europe. I had number one records over here but no play over there because the BBC was very upset with me. That`s how that happened. Gradually, that all works itself out and all of the records ended up being heard and I was happy about that."