2006-02-18 05:53:21 GMT
1. The Delfonics album "The Sound Of Sexy Soul" from 1969 on Philly Groove includes the following covers:
--"Let It Be Me", as written by Delanoe/Becaud/Curtis - original is already in database as Je t'appartiens
--"Ain't That Peculiar", as written by Tarplin/Rogers/Moore/Robinson - original is already in database as Ain't That Peculiar
--"With These Hands", as written by A. Silver/B. Davis. Billboard Top Pop Singles book identifies previous version by Tom Jones on Parrot in 1965 and mentions hit by Eddie Fisher in 1953. British Hit Singles book identifies UK hit in 1960 by Shirley Bassey on Columbia. Liner notes from Bassey's "Goldsinger" EMI 1995 collection confirm same writers and mention song as hit for both Eddie Fisher and Johnny Ray in 1953, but don't identify first release.
--"Face It Girl, It's Over", as written by F. Stanton/A. Badale. Liner notes to CD reissue identify prior hit version by Nancy Wilson in 1968. Billboard Pop Singles confirms Nancy Wilson hit single on Capitol from 1968 as well. Allmusic.com lists no other versions, so Nancy Wilson probably first.
--"Going Out Of My Head", as written by Randazzo/Weinstein - original already in database (Goin' out of My Head but with first word listed as "Goin'" rather than "Going" as it is on this LP.
--"Scarborough Fair", credited as "traditional" - song already in database (Scarborough Fair
2. In addition to a couple covers already listed, the Delfonics 1968 Philly Groove release "La La Means I Love You" also includes the following covers:
--"The Shadow Of Your Smile", as written by Webster/Mandel, original in database (The Shadow of Your Smile
--"Hurt So Bad", as written by Randazzo/Hart/Weinstein, listed in the liner notes to the CD's reissue as being a cover of Little Anthony & The Imperials. Indeed, checking Billboard Pop Singles book, Little Anthony & The Imperials hit the charts with "Hurt So Bad" in 1965 on DCP 1128 single.
--"A Lover's Concerto", as written by Linzer/Randell, listed in the liner notes as being a cover of The Toys. According to Billboard Pop Singles book, The Toys "A Lover's Concerto" was released as DynoVoice 209 in 1965, and was partially adapted from Bach: Minuet In G