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Artist:White Plains
Label:  Deram
Catalogue:DM 280
Date:2 Jan 1970
Chart Position:9
Collection:  I Own It     I Want It 
Community:61 Own, 1 Wants
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AWhite PlainsMy Baby Loves Lovin'Cook, GreenawayRoger Greenaway, Roger CookLew Warburton8.7  Rate
BWhite PlainsShow Me Your HandWolffRoger Greenaway, Roger CookLew Warburton7.0  Rate


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30th Nov 2015
 Time for more confusing comments.

BBP's video link obviously died, so we don't quite know what he was referring to.

My lower link indeed is of a poor video of a 1970 TOTP performance, but I think I wrote incorrectly as the audio is how I remember the single release, and does not have the BBC orchestra/orchestration on it, Mikeys (well found) Showing link has a better visual performance, but a a lower / slower rendition than on the Single. My upper link was to show the group in the open air, not studio, but strictly its not a tour, but promo film (for TOTP, etc use) with the record track audio.
I am certain we discussed before the slower rendition but cannot remember where.
The reason for two versions, if I extrapolate and interpolate Tony's Interview Decca had a number of audios from the band that was the Flowerpot Men, and its probable that different versions, tempo, singer changes were tried and recorded. Tony implies that although this side may have existed before, they went into the studio again, this time with a Decca Orchestra and did it in a very short recording time.

Alternatively the Vid in Mikey's Showing Link isa TOTP performance with The BBC orchestra and playback vocals from morning run-through at the BBC studio.

Mikey Dread
30th Nov 2015
 James you are correct with Pete Nelson.

After much searching on the net, I've come to the conclusion, rightly or wrongly, it's the main YT clip (shown at the bottom link) that is causing the confusion. Have a listen if you will...

Tony Burrows Interview: How The Flower Pot Men became White Plains.
My Baby Loves Lovin' (TOTP) Roger Greenaway singing lead vocal 1:05 YT clip...


This video shows the same clip with Roger Greenaway taking the lead, but the video is overdubbed with the actual released recording of Tony Burrows (he says hopefully) singing lead vocal...
My Baby Loves Lovin' (TOTP)

30th Nov 2015
 It's not Tony Burrows who sings lead on My Baby Loves Lovin'. It was Roger Greenaway, but I always thought that it was Pete Nelson who took over lead vocals from him. Their single Step Into A Dream' was credited to White Plains ft Pete Nelson and the voice sounds the same as all their other hits.

Mikey Dread
30th Nov 2015
 The various listing comments are all conflicting and confusing.

It's well known that Ricky Wolff took over lead vocal duties after White Plains second single due to Tony Burrows and songwriter Roger Greenaway leaving the group to form the novelty act, The Pipkins.

Was it Tony Burrows singing lead vocals on My Baby Loves Lovin' or not!? It certainly sounds like his dulcet voice.

Why would songwriter Roger Greenaway go on tour with the group, Whyp?... Perhaps as tea boy or to wash and iron the group's clothes? ; )

29th Nov 2015

Burrows didn't go on tour, nor Greenaway, so 5 mimers going 'live' filmed in a windy coastal location probably somewhere in southern Britain.

11th May 2015
 My copy has a 'flatter' raised centre boss, and also appears as close to unplayed that I have seen ,

2nd Mar 2015
 The lead vocals on "My Baby Loves Lovin'" is actually Ricky Wolff with Tony Burrows joining him on the chorus.
This was recorded in November 1969, but by the time it was released 2nd January 1970, Ricky Wolff had been engaged to work elsewhere & had to fulfill his contract before he could re-join White Plains.
As Roger Greenaway was the co-writer & producer (along with Roger Cook who was busy with Blue Mink) he was asked to front the 4 piece line up to promote this song.

15th Sep 2014
Note as the record performed by Session Musicians, by BBC agreement , all backing vocals and music had to be perfomed by the BBC Orchestra and The Ladybirds. Hence the only Vocal(*) is Roger Greenway (the entire performance possibly mimed to tracks laid down earlier in theday).

So the entire performance differs in some aspects to the record.

Biff's explaination might be true, as I cannot recall whom took lead on the record, I suspect they had to nominate to BBC whom would carry the vocals- or it could have depended on the original session fee or contract.

23rd Oct 2011
 I always wondered what Mama Cass was doing at the time..........

29th Jun 2011
 Evolved from The Flower Pot Men this slice of Cook - Greenaway pop proved to be a smash. Very catchy.

Lead vocal was Tony Burrows but oddly for this Top Of The Pops performance, Burrows is seen on backing vocals whilst Roger Greenaway takes the lead. It is suspected this was down to Burrows being seen often at this time on the show as lead vocalist of Brotherhood of Man (United We Stand) and Edison Lighthouse (Love Grows) All three discs were hits at the same time!

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