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Haley's Friday Spotify lists (of song inspirations for album #3)
02-08-2017, 04:19 PM (This post was last modified: 02-08-2017 04:36 PM by Miguel.)
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Haley's Friday Spotify lists (of song inspirations for album #3)
"New Album Inspiration"

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These sure have inspired me...Check out classi-delic tunes&follow me @spotify as I update for ya!#whatsthatsound http://haley.ae/SpotifyPlaylist
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02-08-2017, 04:42 PM
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RE: Day 1, album #3?
Can't open the link on my PC but can on my phone:

HOTRS



A Rock and Roll Fantasy - Kinks



Spill the Wine - Eric Burdon



Jeepster - TRex



i've been loving you too long - otis redding


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02-08-2017, 04:45 PM
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RE: Day 1, album #3?
"New Album Inspiration"

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These sure have inspired me...Check out classi-delic tunes&follow me @spotify as I update for ya!#whatsthatsound http://haley.ae/SpotifyPlaylist
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02-08-2017, 04:54 PM (This post was last modified: 02-08-2017 05:18 PM by Tusk.)
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RE: Day 1, album #3?
The Windmills of Your Mind - Dusty Springfield



Lady Godiva - Peter & Gordon



Jane Birkin - Jane B.



It's Only Love-The Beatles
I love this song, but the Beatles reps have pretty much stripped all Beatles videos from Youtube Confused

Long Tall Glasses (I Can Dance) - Leo Sayer




Daydream - Lovin' Spoonfuls



Underdog - Sly and the Family Stone



Rock & Roll Woman - Buffalo Springfield



Well alright - Blind Faith



The Way I Feel Inside - The Zombies



Nothin' In the World Can Stop Me Worryin' about That Girl - The Kinks



I am Waiting - Rolling Stones



Sugar Sugar - The Archies



Happy Together - The Turtles



Somebody to Love - Jefferson Airplane



I'd Love to Change the World - Ten Years After



Nights in White Satin - The Moody Blues



Incense and Peppermint - Strawberry Alarm Clock



Green Tambourine - The Lemon Pipers


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02-08-2017, 09:36 PM (This post was last modified: 02-08-2017 09:53 PM by Miguel.)
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RE: Day 1, album #3?
Thanks for taking the time to post those videos. I've been listening to them. Many are familiar. Quite a few of those that were unknown to me seem more straightfoward and slower paced than I would have imagined. I could see such songs putting an emphasis on the softer side of Haley's voice. They could be very soothing.

Did a quick search and found some trivia about Strawberry Alarm Clock and "Incense and Peppermints."

Quote:"Incense and Peppermints" initially appeared on the B-side of Thee Sixpence's fourth single, "The Birdman of Alkatrash", released on All-American Records in April 1967. However, local radio stations began playing "Incense and Peppermints" instead of the A-side and the song began to gain in popularity in and around Los Angeles.

"Incense and Peppermints" reached #1 on the Billboard chart. That would likely never happen today because most modern DJs don't have the autonomy to play what they like.

Quote:During recording sessions for "Incense and Peppermints", Slay expressed a dislike for the song's lyrics as sung by songwriter John S. Carter, so the lead vocals were sung by a friend of the band, Greg Munford, (a 16-yr-old) who was attending the recording session as a visitor. The regular vocalists in the band were relegated to providing background and harmony vocals on the record.

...Ed King would go on to greater fame as a member of the 1970s Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd.

I looked this group up because they were all dressed in similar period-specific fashion and I was struck by the thought that they these musicians came together to form this group but probably went their separate ways and became part of other groups not long after.




Quote:Greg Munford: “I was 16 and living in Southern California. I had my 15 minutes.”

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Born in 1949 when rock ’n’ roll was in its infancy, Munford started taking guitar lessons at age 7. By high school, he was spending his evenings jamming with friends or listening to bands at Whiskey a Go Go on Hollywood’s Sunset Boulevard. He admits to owning a pair of paisley bell-bottoms and a shirt with ruffles down the front.

“Ruffles,” he sighs, shaking his head. “We had no shame back then.”

Munford wasn’t actually a member of the Strawberry Alarm Clock, the group he would go on to record the hit song “Incense and Peppermints” with in the mid-’60s. His band was called the Shapes. But both bands shared the same manager in Bill Holmes and happened to be in the studio at the same time one day. “[Holmes] was a supermarket manager before hitting ‘the big time,’ ” Munford says.

Enter music producer Frank Slay, who had heard the Strawberry Alarm Clock’s catchy tune as an instrumental. Sensing its potential, he brought in his own people to flesh out some lyrics. There was just one problem in Slay’s mind: He felt the Alarm Clock’s lead singer had the wrong sound. “[Holmes] said, ‘Well I’ve got this kid from another band. He sounds all right,’ ” Munford recounts with an easy laugh.

The next thing he knew, he was laying down the tracks. The single was released as a B side, then rereleased as an A side. Munford recalls driving into the California hills after school to drop it off at small radio stations. “That was the way it worked back then,” he says. “You started a record in places like Bakersfield and Fresno. Their signal carried to Santa Barbara. If you could get your album to play in Santa Barbara, the signal would carry to L.A.”

After making its big debut on “Dave Diamond: The Diamond Mine,” a late-night radio show in Los Angeles, “Incense and Peppermints” crept up the Billboard charts, hitting No. 1 on November 25, 1967. (A week later it was trumped by the Monkees’ “Daydream Believer.”) Munford remembers his parents dropping dimes in the jukebox at a local coffee shop and proudly telling the waitress, “That’s our son.”

Setting his sights on rock stardom, he toured for a short time with the Strawberry Alarm Clock, opening for bands like Herman’s Hermits and The Who. But ultimately the dream didn’t pan out.

In 1970, Munford was asked to do a stint in Vegas as guitarist for an upbeat singing group called the Doodletown Pipers. “They wore dickeys,” he grimaces, referring to those detachable shirt collars that poke out of V-neck sweaters. That’s when he had an epiphany that a career change might be in order. “I’ve still got a Doodletown Piper album,” he says. “I look at it every now and then and say, ‘Whew. Close call.’ ”

Returning to college, he majored in music composition and theory at the University of Southern California, then earned a graduate degree in musicology at the University of Chicago. It was there that he met his wife and decided to pursue a career in advertising. Soon, he was working as a copywriter for agencies Marsteller Advertising and Maxwell Sroge, penning catchy lines about everything from freight train slack adjusters to jewelry and Maytag appliances.

...Today he plays guitar with the local band Out of the Blues, which performs occasionally at the Mason Inn in Glover Park. “We play out just enough to have a reason to rehearse,” he jokes. “And get this: I just applied for Medicare.”

Every now and then, he’s asked to sign an old album, or explain the lyrics of “Incense and Peppermints,” which he describes as “a bunch of psychedelic non sequiturs.” Once in a while, he’s pressed to perform the song, though he has come to prefer Chicago blues, and has traded his frilly shirts for a leather jacket.

“The one thing you don’t want to do is look like you’re still trying to relive the glory days,” he says. “But I love talking about old times. I had a ball.”

http://www.arlingtonmagazine.com/July-Au...g-Munford/
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02-09-2017, 02:11 AM
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RE: Day 1, album #3?
A number of the songs she picked from well know artists are "B" side type songs. Like that Sly Stone song (She listed a different and rather unknown Sly song in a list that she put out in the past). She has performed different songs from some of the artists in her list:

Dusty Springfield - Son of a Preacher Man
Otis Redding - Sittin' on a Dock of the Bay
Blind Faith - Can't Find My Way Home < reportedly recorded

Haley really digs down a few layers in her love of classic rock.
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02-09-2017, 02:26 AM (This post was last modified: 02-09-2017 02:33 AM by Tusk.)
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RE: Day 1, album #3?
You can count Leo Sayer in digging deeper. I grew up in England when he started getting huge, made it over to the States with hits like "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" and "When I Need You"... I honestly cannot remember his song she put on her list, "Long Tall Glasses"? Tongue

(02-09-2017 02:11 AM)john Wrote:  She has performed different songs from some of the artists in her list:

Also add Sly and the Family Stone - "I Want to Take You Higher" I'm not familiar w/ "Underdog" either, then again, it might have been a hit before I came to the US
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02-09-2017, 09:39 AM (This post was last modified: 02-09-2017 09:41 AM by Miguel.)
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More on the creation of "Incense and Peppermints," as told by the keyboard player.

Quote:MW: I was sitting at the piano at my parents’ house and I came up with this Oriental sounding riff. I called our guitar player Ed King [who would years later gain notoriety as a member of Lynyrd Skynyrd and as the temporary replacement for the late Duane Allman in The Allman Brothers Band] and said ‘Hey Ed. I’ve got this idea for a song. Can you come over and help me out?’

I already had the intro, a verse and the ending. Ed came over and came up with the bridge. Within 45 minutes, we had the entire structure of the song down. Except for the lyrics. The rest of the band and our manager liked it and we went into the studio and recorded what we had. Originally our manager called the music The Happy Whistler. We had no idea why.

Frank Slay, our producer at the time, had also produced a band called Rainy Daze who had a hit with Acapulco Gold – written by John Carter and Tim Gilbert. Slay mailed a copy of our finished music track to Carter and it wasn’t long before it came back with the lyrics to the song that would be titled Incense And Peppermints.

The song was Carter’s lyrics as written. The only thing we changed was that, originally, the song had four verses. We cut that to three because radio wasn’t playing anything over three minutes in those days.

...It’s not a myth, the guy (who sang it) literally did walk in off the street.

He was this 15-year-old kid who was managed by our manager and who had his own band. He was hanging out at the studio the night we recorded the song. When it came down to recording the vocals, everybody in the band took a shot at singing the song but nobody was satisfied.

(The problem was) we were singing lyrics that somebody outside the band had written. It was kind of like auditioning and nobody seemed to have what the song needed. Finally we decided to let Greg try. Greg had this nasal, almost English to his voice that actually sounded the best with these lyrics. We thought ‘Well Greg sounds the best on the song but he’s not in the band.’ Frank Slay said that was okay and that we should just let him do it. Nobody seemed to care a whole lot because nobody felt it would be a number one hit.

He and Ed King didn't receive any songwriting credit for I&P.

http://www.rockcellarmagazine.com/2012/0...HR0e1.dpbs
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02-09-2017, 11:07 AM (This post was last modified: 02-09-2017 11:10 AM by john.)
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RE: Day 1, album #3?
Incense and Peppermints evokes some old memories and feelings. It came out when I was in jr. high and was considered psychedelic. Now it sounds more like bubblegum music to me a' la The Archies.
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02-09-2017, 11:07 AM (This post was last modified: 02-09-2017 11:25 AM by InItToWinIt.)
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RE: Day 1, album #3?
(02-09-2017 02:26 AM)Tusk Wrote:  You can count Leo Sayer in digging deeper. I grew up in England when he started getting huge, made it over to the States with hits like "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" and "When I Need You"... I honestly cannot remember his song she put on her list, "Long Tall Glasses"? Tongue

One reason people might not recognize "Long Tall Glasses" is because it is commonly, and better, known as "I Can Dance". It reached US#9 (UK#4) in 1974 and it was on the radio a lot. You're just a few years too young. Undecided
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