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Lifelong fan of all types of music, but particularly Soul, Funk, and Jazz.

I've got to a point in my life where I will be unloading my entire collection, after roughly 50 years...........

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Country:  England
Location:London [South]
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12th Jun 2016
The Ronettes

A: Be My Baby
B: Tedesco And Pitman
Michael does have a point, as other than his reference to Tedesco, Pitman is the name of the course taken by mostly young women to become shorthand typists, with all those squiggly lines.

I wonder if there was a member of the wrecking crew named Pitman, or was it that later to be proved a nut job Spector just being ironic.....

A-HA......found it Bill Pitman was an electric bassist and guitarist in The Wrecking Crew, and he was born in 1920, so he's actually 96 years old......way to go Bill.

Picture(s) of Bill(y)

with acknowledgements to Wikipedia, above and below.

Quote: "......Indeed, when Spector produced the enormously popular record "Be My Baby" in 1963, he named the jam session on the flip side "Tedesco and Pitman," after two of his favorite guitar players: Tommy Tedesco and Bill Pitman......."

11th Jun 2016

A: I'm Mandy Fly Me
B: How Dare You
The opening note sounds like a Bell-tree to me, with sustain......repeated once or twice throughout the song....

...I wonder if Paul McCartney sings his version of this song at parties, Eric Stewart's vocal delivery on this outing is so McCartney-esque.......you decide.

9th Jun 2016
Donald Byrd

A: Think Twice
B: We're Together
Think Twice - Featured vocalist: Kay Haith
[YouTube Video]
......jazzy, jazzy, jazzy, Donald Byrd produced by the Mizell Brothers, out of 1975.
The 3:27 edit on this single appears to be unavailable, so ya'll have to suffer the 6:07 album cut......

Trumpet - Donald Byrd
Piano - Jerry Peters
Fender Rhodes Piano - Larry Mizell
ARP Synthesizer - Larry Mizell
Drums - Harvey Mason
Electric bass - Chuck Rainey
Guitar - Ronghea Southern
Soprano Sax - Gary Bartz
Alto Sax - Gary Bartz
Various percussion - Stephanie Spruill & Roger Sainte {Stuff 'n Ramjet}

I will dig out my copy and post decent 800x800 scans asap.

7th Jun 2016
Johnny Rivers

A: The Tracks Of My Tears
B: Rosecrans Blvd.
Rosecrans Blvd.
[YouTube Video]
....posted this version, which now joins the "same song" versions by Gordon Waller (ex-Peter & Gordon), and the 5th Dimension, so three for three...

A plaintive vocal by Johnny, and a very inventive arrangement score plus points, but he has an unusual "mike" technique where his vocal loudness seems to rise and fall as I assume he closes in and retreats from the microphone......it's almost as if this take was a one shot deal.

As if I was producing him, I would have gotten a few more takes, the emotion is fine, I just would have asked for a slightly smoother vocal delivery......just sayin'...

6th Jun 2016
The Keyes

A: Farmer's Daughter
B: Heart Of A Child
You can listen to The Keyes - Farmer's Daughter at DB 8004, where I have posted a video which includes two versions of the Brian Wilson penned song, the first version is by The Keyes. .

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Donald Byrd

A: Think Twice
B: We're Together
Blue Note USABN-XW650-X19757"1 
The Memphis Horns

A: Just For Your Love
B: Keep On Smilin'
RCA USAPB-1106419777"0 
Chuck Mangione

A: Children Of Sanchez
B: Doin' Everything With You
A&M USA2088-SSep 19787"1 
Simon Said

A: Love Song
B: I'm So Lonely
Roulette USAR-7167May 19757"4 
The Gap Band

A: All Of My Love (7" Mix)
B: All Of My Love (Instrumental)
Capitol UKCL 558Jan 19907"0 

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