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mel(andthensome) (mel)
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Post Number: 137
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anyone remember Martha cutting a 45 with
one of the Dillard brothers
I have the info upstairs but will find it later.
It was in the early mid 70's.

any info appreciated.
mel
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Tony.C. (tonyc)
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Post Number: 32
Registered: 4-2004
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Yes as i remember the (No part time love for me/Love is the only solution )lady cut a track on a southern label---Charay---i think for Major Bill Smith and Moses Dillard,it was championed not too long ago by Soul Sam(The Rocking Raving Retired Headmaster).P.S.mel what do u think of Don andJuan-All that,s missing is you-which i,ve just obtained on Mala.LUV AND STUFF.Tony.C.
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mel(andthensome) (mel)
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Post Number: 138
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Posted on Friday, June 18, 2004 - 11:16 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Tony
thanks for that mate
have you been on your hols?

as for Don and Juan
MAGIC MATE AND THEN SOME.............

Had one a good few years ago now
excellent record.

when are we meeting up again?
regards to the missus

mel
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mel(andthensome) (mel)
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Post Number: 140
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Posted on Friday, June 18, 2004 - 11:21 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey Tony
a lot of great 45s on Mala as you know but do you remember this one from years ago
Honey Townsend
'the world again'

cheers
Mala Mel
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roger (roger)
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Post Number: 99
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Posted on Friday, June 18, 2004 - 11:42 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Mel.

On the Goldmine C.D. that was issued to tie in with the Wigan 25th anniversary there is an instrumental track credited to HONEY TOWNSEND which uses the same backing music as "What Shall I Do" by FRANKIE & THE CLASSICALS and "Moonlight Music and You" by LAURA GREENE.

Is this the one that you are mentioning, and if so .. is there yet another vocal version that uses this backing track with Honey singing on it?

Roger
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mel(andthensome) (mel)
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Post Number: 142
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Hey Roger
there are a few versions that were cut regards the above
I will try to dig them all out for you mate.
unless someone posts first
mel
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mel(andthensome) (mel)
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Post Number: 144
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Roger
As far as I recall Richard Searling played the Honey Townsend inst to 'moonlight music in you'
I once had a Mala demo of it but not anymore.
Regards the other versions
if not all the I have most of them still but one that does elude me although I have the Calla 45 is a uk philips copy of Frankie and Classicals.
cheers Roger
moonlight music in mel
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roger (roger)
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Post Number: 101
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Mel ..

When "What Shall I Do" by FRANKIE AND THE CLASSICALS was re-released by Pye on their "Disco-Demand" label in 1974 I read a brief piece about it in "Black Music" magazine ( I think) .. that mentioned that the track had been used on half a dozen different recordings .. I shall have to try to dig it out over the weekend. I think one version was called "Beautiful Day" or something similar.

Personally I think its a fantastic track ( or should that be a (TEDDY) VANNtastic track? ) and I can never understand why at least one version didn't sell in the millions.

Roger
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mel(andthensome) (mel)
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Post Number: 145
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Posted on Friday, June 18, 2004 - 1:45 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Record 'beautiful place' I think is what you mean Roger
it was played at the torch and is by Mark Johnson on Diamond records no.237
flipside is 'ode to otis redding'
the beautiful place is the inst as you say and was big in 72.

only worth about 10 squid today
but its whats in the groove that counts.

mel
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Flynny (anoraks_corner)
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Post Number: 63
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Posted on Friday, June 18, 2004 - 6:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

From us lot over there on raresoulforum.co.uk
Additions welcome :-)

Frankie & Classicals - What shall I do - Calla 127
strings & guitar intro / added strings - b/w I Only Have Eyes For You #127
strings + spoken intro / added strings - b/w I Only Have Eyes For You #127
no intro / added strings - b/w Good-bye Love (Sailor's sadness) #127BN

Frankie & Classicals - What shall I do - Philips UK & Pye UK
no intros on either / added strings

Laura Greene - Moonlight music & you/Love Is Strange - RCA 9164
(US & UK reissue: orange & grey copies)
spoken intro + guitar + harpsichord / added harpsichord

Honey Townsend - The World again/Technicolour Dream - Mala 540
intro + strings / added strings

Subway Riders - After the session/Adam - Moon Shot 6706 (2 issues)
intro + organ instead of a harpsichord / added organ - with NYC address on
label.
2nd issue = different tune + same title - no address on label.

Mark Johnson - This beautiful place/Ode To Otis Redding - Diamond 237
no intro / strings + animal effects

The Burning Emotions - The new World/The Whatchama Call It - Bang 553
intro + strings & animal effects throughout
Note: A.B.C. copies are a different tune.

The Essex - Moonlight Music & You/The Eagle - Bang 537
spoken intro + strings / added strings
AND a lyric change..."Oh, by the way did you bring your radio", unlike Laura's (first name terms by now) "Oh, by he way, did you bring your guitar",

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