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      1. The Move and Carl Wayne
           From: S'pop Projects 
      2. Our New Homepage
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Message: 1 Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2004 09:37:31 -0000 From: S'pop Projects Subject: The Move and Carl Wayne Find below a compendium of recent postings on the subject of Carl Wayne and the Move. Unless anyone has something original to add, this topic of discussion is now closed. ---------------------------------------------------------------- Jeff M: Jim, the followup to Night of Fear was also on Deram; "I Can Hear The Grass Grow". After that, they were switched to A&M: 10/67 - A&M 884 - Flowers In The Rain 3/68 - A&M 914 - Fire Brigade 8/68 - A&M 966 - Something Then: 2/69 - A&M 1020 - Blackberry Way ------------------------------------------------------------- Steve Harvey: Carl is now the voice of the Hollies (or what's left). ------------------------------------------------------------- Eddy: In the States Blackberry Way (A&M 1020) was the follow-up to Something (A&M 966), a song which also turned up on the B-side of Blackberry way. In the UK it was on Regal Zonophone RZ 3015 and was the follow up to Wild Tiger Woman (RZ 3012). They only had 2 singles on Deram : Night of Fear and I can hear the grass grow. Blackberry way same more than 2 years later. And speaking of Carl Wayne, does anybody know why his My Girl 45 (ABC 10752) only got released in the States? ------------------------------------------------------------- Paul Bryant: It was their 6th single: 1) Night of Fear (No 2 in UK, 1967) 2) I can hear the grass grow (5, 1967) 3) Flowers in the Rain (2, 1967) 4) Fire Brigade (3, 1968) 5) Wild Tiger Woman (did not chart, 1968) 6) Blackberry Way (No 1, 1968) Carl Wayne left in 68 I think - he was a would-be cabaret crooner stranded in the middle of a crazy English psychedelic outfit. Roy Wood wrote all the songs. After 68 the Move was joined by Jeff Lynne, produced another 5 or 6 great singles, then morphed into the Electric Light Orchestra, which Roy left rapidly. He put out a smattering of odd solo singles and then formed the Spector soundalike Wizzard and had another fistful of hits. Including one I could have done without - I wish it could be Christmas every day - which gets played endlessly from mid-November here in the UK. God bless Roy Wood. --------------------------------------------------------------- Ken Silverwood: Sorry Jim, but the Moves' "Blackberry Way" came out on Regal Zonophone RZ 3015 here in the UK. They only released two singles on Deram, the rest of their 60's output was on the aforementioned RZ. Quite a peculiar label really it's previous use was as a label for the release of music by Salvation Army bands. "Blackberry Way" was going deep into Beatles territory especially on the harmonies, plus it reached #1 'praps i'm wrong but hasn't Carl Wayne been doing lead singing for The Hollies since Alan Clarke's retirement. Taylor Mills triangle (NOT RUDE!!) ---------------------------------------------------------------- John Kirby: Blackbury Way was the 6th Move single and featured Roy Wood on lead vocals achieving the Move a number 1 slot in the UK charts. Check Carl's home page for a discography and also The Move page..the Move site can be accessed from Carl's: http://www.carlwayne.co.uk/ http://www.themoveonline.com/ ----------------------------------------------------------------- Mike Page: Jim, I loved the song, and the Move were a great band. But it wasn't the follow up to Night of Fear (Feb 67), there were the following singles in between:- I Can Hear the Grass Grow - April 67 Flowers in the Rain - Sept 67 (1st song played on Radio 1) Fire Brigade - Feb 68 Wild Tiger Woman - July 68 Blackberry Way - Dec 68 ------------------------------------------------------------------ Steven Prazak: The Move's Blackberry Way (vocalized by Roy Wood, not Carl Wayne, by the way) came out almost two years and five 45s after Night of Fear. Different label, too. A&M in the States and Regal Zonophone (an EMI label) in the UK. All the Move's British singles, save for one or two, got a US release. But not a single one caught on with the masses here in the colonies. Pity, too, as Blackberry Way is one stellar 45 in all respects. The Move's failure to snag even one U.S. hit during their lifetime remains one of the great mysteries of '60s British pop-dom. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Charles G. Hill: The Move's "Blackberry Way" did indeed follow "Night of Fear", but there were half a dozen singles (and a label change, from Deram to Regal Zonophone) in between. "Blackberry Way" was the group's only British #1; like every Move single until "Do Ya", it was ignored in the US. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Jeremy: Could be wrong, but I don't believe it was released in the U.S. If memory serves, it was their sixth single, after "Night of Fear," "I Can Hear the Grass Grow," "Flowers in the Rain," "Fire Brigade" and "Wild Tiger Woman." They're all great, but "Fire Brigade" is probably my fave. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Steve Harvey; I was a big fan of the Move. Got Carl's solo lp; Rick Price's lp with Mike Sheridan (Roy's old boss); Trevor Burton's Fight For My Country single on Epic. I think they did release a Deram single stateside, but I can't remember what one. I remember buying Chinatown on Capitol and Do Ya on UA when they came out. Tom Northcott did a version of Blackberry Way on his Uni lp. I always felt the song was cousin to Waterloo Sunset and Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields. ----------------------------------------------------------------- ACJ: Jim Shannon: I have the 2-CD set "Singles A's & B's" by the Move; its booklet lists all the UK and US single releases by the Move. According to the booklet, "Blackberry Way" was only released as a single in the UK, not in the US. A shame, too - I think it's their best track. ----------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2004 10:35:47 -0000 From: S'pop Projects Subject: Our New Homepage Ladies and gentlemen, S'pop has a newly designed homepage, based on the classic publication Pop Weekly. You'll find it offers easy access to all S'pop facilities. Check it out at: http://www.spectropop.com Feedback very welcome. Enjoy! The S'pop Team -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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