Musical coincidences # 146

November 18, 2011

I’ve been enjoying Popdose‘s series entitled “Digging for Gold: The Time-Life ‘AM Gold’ Series“, where each week a panel of the website’s regular contributors spend their time listening to songs from the Sixties and then criticising them. (I’ve enjoyed the songs but not the criticism. It’s frequently snarky, and I’m not a fan of snark.)

The latest post in the series focuses on songs from 1966, and one of them is The Lovin’ Spoonful‘s exceedingly pleasant “You Didn’t Have To Be So Nice“. As soon as main vocalist John Sebastian started singing…

The Lovin’ Spoonful – “You Didn’t Have To Be So Nice (1965) (excerpt)
Link …it reminded me a lot of this: Ted Mulry Gang – “Sunday Evenings” (1974) (excerpt) Link Here are the full versions: The Lovin’ Spoonful – “You Didn’t Have To Be So Nice (1965) Link Ted Mulry Gang – “Sunday Evenings” (1974) Link Incidentally, that Ted Mulry Gang song was Song of the day on this ol’ blog a few months ago.

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Musical coincidences # 113

June 25, 2011

Today’s coincidence is quick and easy.

Here’s how the verse of The Lovin’ Spoonful‘s “You Didn’t Have To be So Nice” (1965) begins:

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And here’s how the verse of the Ted Mulry Gang‘s “Sunday Evenings” (1974) begins:

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Easy.

Here are the full versions:

The Lovin’ Spoonful – “You Didn’t Have To be So Nice (1965)

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Ted Mulry Gang – “Sunday Evenings” (1974)

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