Wayne's Music 27/28 August 2011. Forgotten songs of the 60s.Let me get Close To You the forgotten sound of the double-tracked voice of Kentucky gal Skeeter Davis with a Gerry Goffin/Carole King song - an early example of Countrypolitan, and the Nashville sound with producer Chet Atkins.
Walk Right In here's a song that goes back to 1929 when Memphis Group Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers recorded it in 1929. Erik Darling of the Weavers got together with his old friend Willard Svanoe a 12 string guitarist and worked up a new arrangement of the old ragtime tune.
A Little Bit Of Soap The Jarmels - a forgotten number from 1961 for the group named after a street in Harlem, and even though it's an authentic New York sound, Nathaniel Ruff and his four singers came from Richmond, Virginia. Made In Paris who remembers Trini Lopez? He is the original Latin Pop Star and Venerable performer.
I Worship The Ground You Walk On Etta James made this song her own in 1968 when she recorded it with the FAME Record Company rhythm section of Roger Hawkins on drums, David Hood, bass, Jimmy Johnson on guitar and co-author of the song Spooner Oldham on piano.
Bossa Nova (My Heart Said) another long forgotten gem from the glitter and gold days - this is Roosevelt Tippie Hubbard with members of the original Clovers in 1962 with a number written and arranged by Barry Mann,Cynthia Weill, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.
Picture Me Gone Madeline Bell in 1967 before she joined Blue Mink with this soul favourite.
The Book Of Love The All American Boy (Bobby Bare) almost pulled of another big one with his owen song cashing in on the pop hits with strings.
At The Party Tami Lynn in 1964 - she was a protégé of the great saxophonist Alvin Red Tyler from New Orleans. This is one of her missing numbers, unearthed on a rare French Extended Play.
I Can Hear Music here's one of Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry's last joint compositions, co-written with Phil Spector for The Ronettes who recorded it in 1966. The song was more successful in the hands of the Beach Boys, produced NOT by Brian Wilson but his brother Carl who sang the lead vocals.
She's Got Everything Maxine Brown - another great soul star of the 60s who came from the world of gospel music. You Can't Love Em All Solomon Burke - the late King Solomon, the Bishop Of Soul , possibly the most overlooked voice of the whole soul scene.
It's So exciting The Exciters - originally called the masterettes, three girls and a guy from Jamaica, Queens. West Of The Wall Toni Fisher, the Los Angeles born chanteuse had a few quiet years after her 1959 hit "The Big Hurt" which introduced electronic phasing on a pop song, then she emerged with "West Of The Wall" a protest song about the Berlin crisis, striking a chord with anti-communist Americans - and she ended up in the top 40 in 1962.
Don't Bring Me Down The Animals put their own stamp on this Carole King song.
Greenfields The Brothers Four - one of the most wholesome of the early folk groups.
Push Push Austin Taylor - a one of hit with a Caribbean or Cuban feel about it - recorded in 1960.
Move It On The Back Beat Burt and The Backbeats in 1961.alias Burt Bacharach and Mack David with sisters Dee Dee and Dionne Warwick.
Rocking Goose led by teenage sax ace Johnny Paris, Johnny And The Hurricanes were turned into a bit of a cash cow for a Company called Talent Inc;
Wayne's Music Sunday 28 August 2011. Forgotten hits of the 60s.
A Woman Left lonely Charlie Rich coming from left field with this classy song.
It's getting Better Mama Cass, who insisted that it was true, that her vocal range improved by three notes after she was hit on the head by some copper tubing. She had concussion and a headache for about two weeks and all of a sudden she was singing higher.
Don't Say It baby Dusty Springfield cut this during her first solo American sessions in 1964.
Over You Aaron Neville long before the Family Group the Neville Brothers were formed, although Aaron had taken over the leadership of his Brother Art's group, the Hawketts in 1958 before he started singing for the local Minit label as a solo artist in New Orleans.
Tomorrow Is Another day Doris Troy, the former usherette at the fabled Apollo Theatre in Harlem where she cut her performing teeth with two friends as The Halos.
River Deep Mountain High Harry Nilsson from his first real album in 1967 - called Pandemonium Shadow Show.
Let me Down easy The Toys were three high school girls from New York - Barbara Harris, Barbara Parritt and June Monteiro who were discovered by Bob Crewe.
Drip Drop Dion DiMucci with his buddies the Del Satins - another one of his big Columbia singles which sold 200,000 copies in 14 days.
Easier Said Than Done The Essex - the thing I remember about this group is that they're all Marines - formed when stationed in North Carolina in 1962.
White Bucks And Saddle Shoes Bobby Pedrick Jr - a mere 13 year old when he signed for Big Top records in 1958.
Don't Ever Change The Crickets working with famed producer Snuff Garrett. Strangely enough, this song was a top 5 hit in The UK but failed to dent the charts in the US. Winkin',Blinkin',And Nod The Simon Sisters, Lucy and Carly from the wealthy New York book publishing dynasty.
Gypsy Ben E King working with the co-writer of the song Bert Berns in the studio.
So Long Johnny Jackie DeShannon wrote some excellent songs for artists like Brenda Lee, Marianne Faithfull, The Searchers and The Fleetwoods, and after almost a decade as a recording artist the song that elevated her to star status as a performer was NOT one of her own compositions.
She Is Today Bergen White - with a track from his reasonably successful album at the end of the 60s called "For Women Only".
Angel Of The Morning Merrilee Rush - in 1968 with the song that was originally offered to Connie Francis, but she considered it too risqué for her career.
Holy One here's the first English language recording Freddy Fender, The Be Bop Kid made in 1959. he recorded it in Brownsville Texas at a Radio Station for $50.
A Groovy Kind Of Love Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles was a group hitting the Big league with Atlantic Records , yet out of a total of 12 singles released, only two tickled the charts.
Every Little Beat a song that began life as a demo on an LP called Raindrops came from Gary Troxel, Gretchen Christopher and Barbara Ellis - collectively known as "The Fleetwoods".
Shake Em Up And Let Em Roll a 1968 demo written by Jerry leiber and Mike Stoller for a forsaken stage show, possibly penned for a performer like Fats Domino. Anyway, Jerry Leiber took the lead vocals with the Coasters as his backup singers.
Flying Carmen Mcrae the jazz diva working with Johnny keating's orchestra in 1967 for her album, "For Once In My Life" recorded entirely in London.
Jackson Johnny and June Carter cash.