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Song Writing Partnerships presented by Michael Ball

 
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:54 am    Post subject: Song Writing Partnerships presented by Michael Ball Reply with quote

Don't think anyone has mentioned this series as yet. I missed the first one which featured Lieber and Stoller, but the 2nd episode featuring Goffin and King is still on iPlayer http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01c9f4z and IMHO is a good listen.

You'll know the songs and perhaps the stories already but they play the whole track which for me makes it a good listen.

Next one is Jagger and Richards so I'm guessing a bit different. Tuesday night at 10 pm.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enjoyed this,Helen.....chit chat an' all.....they composed some brilliant songs ...some of them all time favourites of mine

I listened to a play about the life of Billy Fury recently and later on in his career he came to hate singing his Goffin and King hit Halfway to Paradise whereas I never tire of hearing it Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never knew Goffin and King wrote that, Becky. You learn something everyday.

I missed the Lieber and Stoller as well, just like Helen. But enjoyed the second one, while the Jagger/Richards one, though I knew the stories, I heard some really interesting covers. Especially Etta James' version of Miss You.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't rate David Bowie's version of Let's Spend The Night Together at all but would single out,like you Raver, the version of Miss You by Etta James which was terrific.

I never got used to the idea of Cliff Richard singing a Jagger/ Richards song ...it's just not right somehow Very Happy

I've always liked this little ditty the duo penned

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6K6gmLvZiA
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a nice little song Becky, very 1964.
The musical director was John Paul Jones, presumably of later Led Zep fame.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schizoidman wrote:
That's a nice little song Becky, very 1964.
The musical director was John Paul Jones, presumably of later Led Zep fame.

Can't help you with that,Schizoid.... truth is I haven't a clue.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was on the record that was on the YT clip, Becky... Very Happy

I'd never heard it before.


I never got used to the idea of Cliff Richard singing a Jagger/ Richards song ...it's just not right somehow


I'd pay good money to hear His Cliffness sing Sympathy For The Devil .


I don't much care for the Bowie cover either, but did like the Britnay Satisfaction,at least until it went all X Factor after a minute or so.

How about these , for original and cover..? Mr Pitney sure elevated this litle ditty...

Stones

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tU7ZW-2Deg

Gene

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhnJVW8M8JQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tU7ZW-2Deg
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oldraver wrote:
It was on the record that was on the YT clip, Becky... Very Happy

Oops ...missed that ... Embarassed ..just goes to show, you should always read the small print....Wink

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I'd pay good money to hear His Cliffness sing Sympathy For The Devil .

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How about these , for original and cover..? Mr Pitney sure elevated this litle ditty...

Stones

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tU7ZW-2Deg

Gene

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhnJVW8M8JQ


I've never heard that version by the Stones before,Raver.... it's dire .. ..Twisted Evil whereas the lovely Gene's version is a winner

The third picture of Mick Jagger, on their version of the song, holding the cigarette is so camp ..it made me Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
The third picture of Mick Jagger, on their version of the song, holding the cigarette is so camp ..it made me Laughing


Me to Becky!

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Caught up with this show this morning. I always loved As Tears Go By, memories of singing to a hairbrush along with Marianne Faithful Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michael has mentioned that Gamble and Huff songs will be featured in a future programme ....can't say I've ever heard of them.... Embarassed
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Becky: they wrote many of the Philadelphia Sound songs from the early 70s: Back Stabbers and Love Train by The O'Jays, Me And Mrs Jones by Billy Paul, and If You Don't Know Me By Now by Harold Melvin and The Bluenotes, and others. Will be worth hearing the show.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd heard the names but couldn't put any song titles to them. Should be good!

Enjoyed this week's songs from Les Mason and Alan Reed.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks,Schizoidman...with a back catalogue like that I should have heard of them...I'm away to rap my knuckles... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
I'd heard the names but couldn't put any song titles to them. Should be good!

Enjoyed this week's songs from Les Mason and Alan Reed.

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Yes, listening to how they wrote their songs,with a cuppa handy, you would have thought they came before the likes of Jagger and Richards wouldn't you? Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another good prog. Les and Barry had a good thing going on Sunday mornings, didn't they.

I always thought Gamble and Huff sounded like a company that produced washing powder.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
Caught up with this show this morning. I always loved As Tears Go By, memories of singing to a hairbrush along with Marianne Faithful Rolling Eyes

H

A very innocent looking,young and beautiful Marianne Faithful was one of the interviewees on this programme last night
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01dy7pr
it's full of titbits from interviews... 1950s to the 1970s...on the BBC ..... well worth a look if it has passed anyone by...

Michael says on the latest programme about the Cook/Greenaway song Softly Whispering I Love You that it is a bit mad but I LOVE it...always have... Very Happy
This programme continues to be,with Michael at the helm, a very entertaining hour's listening each week..he is a very genial host.
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I always thought Gamble and Huff sounded like a company that produced washing powder.

Very Happy At least you've heard of them....
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some great songs from Gamble and Huff (who? Very Happy ) to end what has been a very entertaining series of programmes with Michael and his collaborators.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
Gamble and Huff

Soul Music this week, on Radio 4, focuses on Don't Leave Me This Way composed by Huff, Gamble and Gilbert.

Remarkable stories in this edition of Soul Music reflect the pain expressed in this soul classic, including one told by Dr Dan Gottlieb, a quadriplegic therapist who befriended Teddy Pendergrass after he became paralysed in a car accident.

Worth a listen for Teddy's story alone.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0375qt8

Have just watched Luther and at the end of it they played another Huff and Gamble song, Never Gonna Give You Up, sung by the Black Keys, originally by Jerry Butler....no getting away from them at the moment!
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