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Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons-"Beggin"

 
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Mark Mayhew



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 6:35 pm    Post subject: Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons-"Beggin" Reply with quote

Heard this new song the other day-brilliant.

It's released on Monday 2nd July.

I bet it is a huge hit this summer.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree completely with Ken Bruce that the new version just doesn't have the 'oomph' of the original (UK) version from 40 years ago. Remixers, eh? Tsk!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why doesn't it surprise me that Ken Bruce would diss this reworked song-the guy is a complete non entity as far as I am concerned. It's Ken Bruce who hasn't got any "oomph".

The song is part of a show taking place in the US just now about the life and times of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons-rumour has it Frankie is going to take it to Vegas for a long stint/run.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He didn't diss it did he Rolling Eyes he just said it lacked oomph and maybe it does but having never heard the original I couldn't comment, is Ken not allowed to express an opinion? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ken played both versions side-by-side and there's no doubt that the 60s version is far better. Ken knows what he's talking about Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I prefer the original too but that won't be played at all, so hearing the remix is better than nothing as it's still a great song.
PS No offence but am I the only one who hates the phrase "dissing it", it's almost as bad as "Big yourself up"
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Dissing" is well-wicked, dude!

Laters, man Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Respect. Cool init?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No-Ken Bruce doesn't know what he is talking about.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
No-Ken Bruce doesn't know what he is talking about.

In your humble opinion!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ken has also played the new mix alongside the 1968 cover by Timebox (a minor hit, No 38, at the time) and even that sounded better!

(I'm not a Four Seasons follower - the original was either never released as a single or missed the chart completely, and only made No 16 in the States)
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beggin' You is a great song from a great vocal band (their song 'The Night' is one of my all-time favourites), but the new recording does not do justice to the original, IMO. Ken Bruce judged his remarks pretty well in my view.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Exit strategy-Likewise 'The Night' from Frankie and the boys is also one of my all time favourite songs-just fantastic.

I'm hoping that they may re-package a greatest hits album from Frankie Valli and The Four seasons on the back of their current success.

There is a special magic about this group.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Understand the show the Jersey Boys about the life and times of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons which features the song "Beggin" is coming to London in January 2008.

I am told it's a brilliant show.

I will definetly make a point of going to see it.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exit strategy-I meant to ask you a while ago what is you view on the reworked Pilooskire edit version of your favourite Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons song The Night.

Personally I quite like-is it as good as the original I'm not sure.
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