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Spectropop - Digest Number 1642



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There are 2 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: The Mouse Sleeps (Uneasy) Tonight
           From: Fred Clemens 
      2. "I Can't Make It Alone"
           From: Mick Patrick 


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Message: 1 Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2004 12:40:45 -0000 From: Fred Clemens Subject: Re: The Mouse Sleeps (Uneasy) Tonight Joe Nelson: > Pete Seeger (who sang lead on the Weavers' recording) lives about an > hour away from me. Although I've never met him, from what I understand > he's very upset about the whole situation with Soloman Linda's family > and would do anything in his power to resolve it. It seems he learned > the song from a 78 of the original South African pressing he'd gotten > from Alan Lomax and couldn't read the credits. There were no composer credits on the 1939 78, so Seeger could hardly give credit to Solomon Linda at that time. The only credit on the record was the title ("Mbube") and the Artist (Solomon Linda's Original Evening Birds). No one got credit on the record for being the composer. Fred Clemens -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2004 13:57:02 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: "I Can't Make It Alone" Mike Carter: > ...and the best of 'em: "I Can't Make It Alone"... P.J. > Proby and J. Nitzsche attach themselves mighty close to > Carole King's demo hip, keeping that often dropped verse > intact and the overall feel of the song. For further information on Carole King and Gerry Goffin's song "I Can't Make It Alone", might I recommend a visit to Peter Richmond's Righteous Brothers Discography website. Click on the August 17 update, currently top of the list: http://www.righteousbrothersdiscography.com/ Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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