|By acooolcat (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, January 15, 2002 - 04:34 am:|
I've seen (listed) but not heard a Danny Woods 45 on the Hit label. Is this THE Danny Woods? I know his Correc-tone 45 and also "90 Days In A County Jail" - but not much else apart from The Chairman of The Board hits on Invictus. Can anyone elaborate on his other Smash (label) 45s?
|By Ritchie (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, January 15, 2002 - 08:28 am:|
I suspect this may be one for John, (having just read the liner notes to the Everything's Tuesday CD) ;o)
|By John Lester (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, January 15, 2002 - 06:08 pm:|
Oh my gawd..
What was said then cos it aint nothing I wrote - no one wants me to do sleeve notes as, being a cockney, I can't talk proper!!!
I hope you liked that COB compilation. I have to admit to "persuading" John Reed to use certain tracks! Mind you, there is only a finite number of ways to juggle with the same old tracks!
|By david, glasgow, scotland (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, January 15, 2002 - 06:58 pm:|
john, who is the studio expert for invictus?
russ says 'band of gold' was recorded at tera shirma. was 'give me just a little more time' produced there too? i'd love to know.
dennis coffey says h/d/h eventually moved into an old theatre on grand river at meyers. it was called the 'town theatre' now demolished.
|By Ritchie (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, January 15, 2002 - 09:03 pm:|
John - that COB comp was great, as was the earlier 'Invictus Chartbusters'. When I first got the latter, I played it non-stop for a week, until my children threatened to destroy it. I hadn't heard Why Can't We Be Lovers in an age, and I was thrilled that it could STILL send that wonderful tingle down my spine, all these years later. (Still got the 45, but - to misquote Lamont, it's "all played out")
|By John Lester (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, January 15, 2002 - 09:45 pm:|
Rob Hughes always used to do all the studio stuff.....a friend of Steve Bryant (if that helps at all!!)
If you recall magazines like Soul Cargo and the like..you just need to check them out (maybe they are a bit ragged round the sides these days but they were all we had in those early years
I knew about Tera Shirma first simply cos I knew most of that Hot Wax, Invictus stuff was done there! so what Russ says..is what I believed to be true.
|By Carl Dixon London (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, January 16, 2002 - 08:42 am:|
The Invictus Chartbusters CD I have (NEMCD 986) says 'Invictus Chartbisters'on the spine label - note the spelling mistake.
|By Ritchie (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, January 16, 2002 - 09:12 am:|
So does mine - probably just a t7ping error.
|By davie g (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Monday, January 21, 2002 - 08:01 pm:|
Thought I'd written about this a few days ago
but the message seems to have disappeared.
The label that put out this single was based
in Nashville - they specialised in making cover
versions of songs that were in the charts then
pressing up singles to be sold in supermarkets
etc. at a cheaper price than the hit version. If
the usual price of a single was, say, 99 cents
Hit would market their version at 69 cents.
Is it Danny Woods of the Chairmen ? Frankly I've
no idea - if he was in the Nashville area and
needed a few quick bucks for a one-off session
it's possible. The label operated from around
1963 to 1968 - i'd guesstimate the year of
release as 1965.
Most of the releases on Hit are credited to totally fictitious acts. There are
a few releases by "real" singers but they're
few and far between.
As for the song - the only hit I can find
called "No Arms Can Ever Hold YOu" and that fits
ther time frame was by The Bachelors. Aging
UK readers will prefer not to be reminded of
them but for the benefit of the rest of you they were an Irish trio who specialised in singing
middle of the road material guaranteed not to
offend your granny - in fact that was probably
their target market.
So - IF it is Danny Woods of the Chairmen, which
I'm pretty dubious about, it's probably a crap
While on the subject of Mr. Woods does anybody
know much about his Smash singles ? the only one I've heard is "Ninety Days In The County Jail"
which I really like but it sounds more like
say Joe Tex than a Detroit record. The credits
include Robert Kreiner and other well known names but aurally it sounds Southern to me.
If anybody does come across the HIt single maybe the'll let us know what it's like. I will
not be holding my breath in anticipation :-)
|By david, glasgow, scotland (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Monday, January 21, 2002 - 08:43 pm:|
you should be able to ask graham in person on thursday if you can make it.
possibly the counting house in george square.
i'll phone you.
|By BOB BABBITT (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Friday, February 08, 2002 - 10:38 pm:|
MO-FU'S.......I HAVE POSTED THIS MESSAGE AT A COUPLE OTHER SITES BUT IN CASE YOU MISSED IT.....
DANNY WOODS SMASH RECORDS "90 DAYS IN THE COUNTY JAIL" WAS A RECORD THAT I PRODUCED...THERE WERE OTHER RECORDS RELEASED BUT NEVER MUCH PROMOTION ON SMASH'S PART.........ROBERT KREINAR IS MY LEGAL NAME......DON'T ASK ME HOW I GOT STUCK BABBITT??
LATER..... BOB BABBITT
|By Ritchie Hardin (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Friday, February 08, 2002 - 11:03 pm:|
Don't know if this is old news to you, but Danny Woods' "90 Days.." is currently available here on a UK released CD compilation named "Northern Soul Lost & Found" on Goldmine GSCD94.
|By BOB BABBITT (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Saturday, February 09, 2002 - 07:30 am:|
RITCHIE HARDIN.........I WOULD LOVE TO GET A NUMBER TO CONTACT GOLDMINE SO I CAN GET THAT CD WITH DANNY WOODS "90 DAYS IN THE COUNTY JAIL"!!!!CAN YOU HELP WITH THAT????
IF SO PLEASE POST THE CONTACT NUMBER........
THANK YOU FOR THAT INFO
|By Ritchie Hardin (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Saturday, February 09, 2002 - 09:31 am:|
You can fax Goldmine on (UK) 44-1909-774200
or email Kev Roberts at
or Goldmine at
Hope this helps!
|By recordboyusa (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Saturday, February 09, 2002 - 07:13 pm:|
I don't believe Danny Woods on Hit is our guy, but then again...
the real Sam Moore, Sam Baker, Bobby Cash, and Benny Latimore also released sides on the label!
Ted Jarrett might know. He ran the Hit, Spar, and Poncello labels with Bill Beasley. Jarrett also ran the great Ref-O-Ree label.
|By John Lester (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Saturday, February 09, 2002 - 08:37 pm:|
You can just imagine the conversation..
Bob Bobbitt sends a message....
Kev ...I am Bob Babbitt, I produced that Danny Woods 45...and........
Oh yeah and I'm the queen mother!!
I have a wicked sense of humour, I know. But Bob is gonna be surprised when he realises just how much he and his fellow musicians are known over here!!!
|By Ritchie Hardin (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Saturday, February 09, 2002 - 08:45 pm:|
Hmmmm, could be a problem....
I mean, how do we know you're
the real John Lester?
You're not the only one with a wicked streak ;o)
|By John Lester (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Sunday, February 10, 2002 - 01:19 am:|
HA HA HA HA HA!!!
Ok Ok Ok....I can't wriggle out of that one!
|By Flynny (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Monday, May 13, 2002 - 12:52 pm:|
Here's the other two Smash 45's on Danny that Bob mentioned -
SMASH 2140 COME ON & DANCE
SMASH 2159 I WANT TO THANK YOU (FOR LOVE & DEVOTION)
Worth noting that there are two different takes on 2159 - the promo is different to the issued version.
|By Frankj (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Friday, May 31, 2002 - 12:26 pm:|
Not a totally isolated incident either Dave as I know Sir Mack Rice - When Youre Down And Out also features different takes on promo and issue. I seem to remember a couple of others on Smash which for the moment elude me. "I Want To Thank You" is a great tune and "Come On And Dance" aint too shabby either.