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« on: June 17, 2017, 11:40:57 PM »

Whose performance is better?


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Roy Head   1965




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Tom Jones   1968





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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2017, 03:28:45 AM »

Whose performance is better?

Tom Jones, definitely! Roy Head seemed too P.J. Probyish for my tastes. But maybe I'm biased since I've always loved Tom Jones.

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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2017, 07:20:21 PM »



How funny, Kelley, because you and I are almost always in agreement.  :)  I've never been able to bear Tom Jones, so I'd opt for the Roy Head version (boy, is he limber!).

Now I'm off to Google P.J. Proby.  ;D
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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2017, 05:22:50 AM »

...so I'd opt for the Roy Head version (boy, is he limber!).



You think that was limber, Kathleen, watch what he can do when he's not confined to a small circular riser...


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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2017, 02:16:50 AM »

Now I'm off to Google P.J. Proby.  ;D

Did you find him? I heard he split his pants on TV and was never heard from again.  ;D
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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2017, 09:21:30 PM »

Did you find him? I heard he split his pants on TV and was never heard from again.  ;D

I did find him on Wikipedia but didn't see anything really interesting about him; I'll have to dig further.  ;)

One thing I was surprised to learn is that the song Tainted Love was originally recorded by Gloria Jones in 1965. All these years I've thought it was a Soft Cell original.
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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2017, 05:01:55 AM »

One thing I was surprised to learn is that the song Tainted Love was originally recorded by Gloria Jones in 1965. All these years I've thought it was a Soft Cell original.

I loved that song! That was my first year of college, I guess. I have come across the original version but I couldn't have told you who did it. I like that too but the version she released in '76 doesn't do much for me. It sounds pretty typical of that time, though.
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« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2017, 11:08:43 PM »

Gloria Jones tried twice with that song...


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1964


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The 1976 version was produced by Marc Bolan.  Both singles failed to chart.  The world wasn't ready for stuff like that, I reckon.   :(
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« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2017, 11:58:41 PM »

Just like...


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1964


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1964


Burt Bacharach and Hal David


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« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2017, 12:17:01 AM »

Dionne Warwick recorded a demo in 1963 and this in 1967...


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« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2017, 04:45:36 AM »

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Yes, she does. That's another song I really love. I wonder why I never heard of Lou Johnson before this. He's great!
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« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2017, 05:22:34 AM »

Yes, she does.


So does Tom Jones...


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« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2017, 05:32:22 AM »

I wonder why I never heard of Lou Johnson before this. He's great!


He recorded several Bacharach/David songs in the 60s...


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But Dionne Warwick was always around to make big hits out of them...


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