Frank’s Faves on Fridays

May 21, 2010

Bobby Sherman – “Easy Come, Easy Go” (1970)

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I don’t remember hearing this before. I don’t think Bobby Sherman was big here when I was growing up (I think the girls in Australia went more for David Cassidy in the early 70’s). The only song of Bobby Sherman’s that I was familiar with is “Julie (Do Ya Love Me)” which I really like. But now I’ve heard “Easy Come, Easy Go” and like it a lot, too. (It’s good bubblegum – what’s not to like?) I also like the wrong note the bass player plays at 1:06. I love little things like that. They’re the kinds of things that add personality to some songs. Mistakes are taken out of most songs nowadays, and I miss them.

Edison Lighthouse – “Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) (1970)

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I’ve always adored this song. It’s quite possibly my all-time favourite bubblegum song. It’s definitely one of my favourite songs ever. Love, love, love this song. And I won’t hear anyone say a bad word about it. I’ve put two videos of it here because as far as I’m concerned there’s no such thing as too much of this song.

Blue Angel – “Maybe He’ll Know (1980)

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Liked it. It sounded similar to what Kelly Jones was probably aiming for with her album SheBANG! (“Maybe He’ll Know” reminds me a lot of Kelly’s “There Goes My Baby” which has been mentioned elsewhere on this blog.) I’d never heard this song before, and I thought I’d never heard of Blue Angel before until the song had been going a minute-and-a-half and I realised who was singing – and then I remembered that she was in a band called Blue Angel. Ain’t trivia grand?

And the artiste in question re-recorded the song for her debut album:

Cyndi Lauper – “Maybe He’ll Know (1986)

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Boz Scaggs – “A Clue” (1977)

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Smoooooth. I don’t remember any of the tunes, I just remember it was smoooooth. (I’ve heard it about five times now, and I still can’t remember any of the tunes.)

The Valentinos – “It’s All Over Now (1964)

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This is the original version of the song, and I’d never heard it before. I much prefer it to The Rolling Stones remake because it has more of a New Orleans, gumbo ya-ya flavour to it. It’s more Professor Longhair than Muddy Waters, and I like that.

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