|By Ritchie Hardin (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Sunday, March 17, 2002 - 03:01 pm:|
Maybe a bit off the beaten track this one - but I've had a Patti Austin song on a reel-to-reel tape since 1972 and have never been able to track down where it came from.
The title is CAN'T FORGET THE ONE I LOVE, and it sounds 1969/70 vintage... (a little Band Of Gold -ish in the rhythm. Could that be the famous electric sitar in there?)
I've never found it in a discography or listed on an album. Any ideas???
|By Dave Rimmer (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Sunday, March 17, 2002 - 07:28 pm:|
You're looking at the wrong discography sites mate :-)
Columbia 45499 - God Only Knows / Can't Forget The One I Love - 1971
|By Ritchie (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Sunday, March 17, 2002 - 07:44 pm:|
Thanks. I guess I'll have a job tracking it down after all this time. But I still love the song.I don't know who the girl BVOs were but they're gorgeous...
"Baby it's you
Hoo hoo hoo hoo
Hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo"
Yes, it SOUNDS much better than it looks!
|By Ritchie (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Sunday, March 17, 2002 - 09:10 pm:|
Well, armed with the new information I set about trying to find the track. I found a copy for sale on GEMM, but the price is sadly beyond my meagre means...
I guess I'll simply have to dust off the reel of tape and give it the digital makeover. (I'd put it on her "Best Of" CD, but "they" didn't.)
Anyone else remember her "Family Tree" single in about 1969??
|By GEOCASSELL (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Thursday, March 21, 2002 - 07:27 pm:|
JUST TO SAY THAT 'CAN'T FORGET THE ONE I LOVE' WAS MADE IN 1971/72, AND WAS RELEASED IN THE USA IN 1972. IT WAS PRODUCED BY BILLY JACKSON IN THE CITY OF DETROIT ITSELF. BILLY JACKSON WENT ONTO PRODUCED THE TYMES HIT 'YOU LITTLE TRUST MAKER'. WHEN YOU LISTEN TO THE LATTER I'M SURE YOU CAN HERE PATTI ON BVs, THOUGH WHEN CHECKING OUT THE LINER NOTES SHE ISN'T CREDITED.
I HAVE PUT TOGETHER A FULL DISCOGRAPHY OF PATTI AUSTIN FROM 1956 TO 1974. 1975 TO PRESENT DAY IS STILL BEING WORKED ON. A PROJECT I'M WORKING ON IS TO PERSUADE SOMEONE TO GET A FULLER ANTHOLOGY RELEASED OF ALL HER RECORDINGS THAT SHE MADE FOR ABC, UNITED ARTISTS AND COLUMBIA.
CAN ANYONE HELP OR SUPPORT WITH INFO AND INFLUENCE !! IT WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.
|By Ritchie (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Thursday, March 21, 2002 - 08:35 pm:|
I had a delightful email from "the real" Billy Jackson himself regarding Can't Forget...
He revealed that those gorgeous backing vocals were none other than Telma and Joyce, and the arrangement was by Tony Camillo.
Also, I won't disclose who the rhythm section was... but if this post was in the Funk Bros thread, it wouldn't be completely off-topic ;o)
|By david, glasgow, scotland (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Thursday, March 21, 2002 - 09:37 pm:|
welcome to the forum george.
|By Eli (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Friday, March 22, 2002 - 02:53 am:|
Just as an addendum, Patti's first records were on Decca. There was one I remember called ' A most unusual boy" and she was 15 years old. I actually met her at the time as she was on a promo gig with labelmate Len Barry
|By david, glasgow, scotland (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Friday, March 22, 2002 - 08:42 am:|
'a mostunusual boy' is a great song.
i think i read that someone else recorded it too.
|By geocassell (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Friday, March 22, 2002 - 03:28 pm:|
Thanks for the welcome.
I don't know whether everyone knows this but check out this fantastic album......called 'Take Away the Pain Stain' the Complete Coral Recordings by Patti Austin 1965-1967. 22 pure 'Northern Soul' gems. That it is.
It really is Patti's entire recordings on the coral label which was owned by Decca and then MCA.
If you like this album then I need your support if I dare ask it, in getting a similar project off the ground to explore the possibilities of getting the appropriate record companies to remaster all Patti's ABC, United Artists, and Columbia/CBS recordings onto one '1970-1974 Anthology'!!!!!!!
I have spent the last year or two collecting all the singles from this period, but require info about rare/unreleased material from these dates.
I'm hoping someone involved at the time might be reading this, such as Billy Jackson, and could help,
Anyway enough rambling on, except to say that although it's not exactly soul music, check out Patti's brand new album 'For Ella' a tribute to the great Ella Fitzgerald (jazz music at it's very best).........
|By Billy Jackson (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Friday, March 22, 2002 - 06:06 pm:|
Geo: "Nice to meet cha" and of course, I would be very glad to fill in any infomation I can about this Great" Lady of Song", I had the pleasure of signing and producing during my tenure at Columbia records.Contact me at my email address with the info that you want to know as I have many, many stories to tell.Including receiving a reprimand from our "great leader" at the time for spending $60,ooo dollars,( a mere pittance in the era of Dylan, Simon & Garfunkle, Chicago,David Clayton Thomas,Sly and the Family Stone,Janis Joplin) recording our only great Lady at The time, Patti Austin, especially since our "great One" had just released "Arethra"...Oop's
|By Phillysoulman (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Friday, March 22, 2002 - 06:36 pm:|
I hear ya, Billy!!! She coulda been the 'Keys" to the kingdom. Ya dig!!!
|By Billy Jackson (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Friday, March 22, 2002 - 06:38 pm:|
P.S.Geo:I recorded the rhytmn tracks of "You Little Trustmaker" in New york, with my Funk Brothers,B.Purdie, C.Griffin,C.Durpree, E.Gale and C.Rainey but recorded the strings,TSOP(D.Renaldo&the Boys)& vocals in my home town ,Philadelphia at Sigma Sound Studios. The Tymes are from "Philly" and the reason Patti's name was not listed was I used my buddy Lee Andrews's wife,Jacqui, Karen Briscoe of "Congress Alley",fame and Lee's talented daughter Dawn...all home-blended.
|By Ian W (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Friday, March 22, 2002 - 10:01 pm:|
Billy and Bobby
Did you have anything to do with the Tymes' 'People'. I dug it out recently and forgot how wonderful it is. What harmonies!
|By billy jackson (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Saturday, March 23, 2002 - 04:58 am:|
Yes! Ian,I discovered and produced all the "Tymes" recordings,Cameo-Parkway, Columbia and RCA and thanks for the compliments.I believe George Williams, the leadsinger had that quality that makes great groups great.And a quality that separates one group or sound from another.They walked in with a cooliness in attitude and desire to win.Qualities that still remains today. We are still good friends.I will be releasing some early independent, unreleased recordings very soon on a well known UK Label.
|By acooolcat (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Saturday, March 23, 2002 - 05:08 am:|
Hi Billy - Did you record The Tymes "Here She Comes" on C.P.? Another one of my faves is their uptempo "What Would I Do" on MGM. Sound familiar? I still have both 45s.
Best wishes, Graham
|By John Lester (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Saturday, March 23, 2002 - 07:59 am:|
what well known label?
Is this Ace or Kent?
|By Ian W (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Monday, March 25, 2002 - 08:18 pm:|
I can't wait!