Saturday, January 28, 2012
Proud Of You/Love Me Love Me Baby Darling
It's almost 48 years since 'Proud of You' first hit the charts on its way to a national Number 1. Jay was unusual in that he actually wrote his own songs, as well as writing or helping to write hits for others. A school girl named Patricia Amphlett was one of his discoveries. At the age of 13, she'd appeared on the TV show, 'Opportunity Knocks' but her career really took off when Jay saw her performing at the Bronte Surf Club and introduced her to EMI records. He and EMI producer Joe Halford wrote the 2 songs which would be Little Pattie's first single release - 'He's My Blonde-Headed Stompie-Wompie Real Gone Surfer Boy' on the A-side and 'Stompin' at Maroubra' on the B-side.
Jay had a number of other hits himself, including 'Reminiscing', played the Devil in a panto featuring a number of Australian rock stars and represented Australia at the World Song festival in Rio. While he hasn't appeared on the charts for many years, he's continued to record and perform and is working on a new album right now. He's good mates with several other performers who became famous in the 60's such as Frank Ifield, John Rowles and Lucky Starr.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Mysterious Girl/Mysterious Girl (Malibu Edit)/Mysterious Girl (Extended Mix)/Mysterious Girl (Instrumental)Peter
James Andrea (born 27 February 1973), better known by the stage name Peter Andre, is a British-Australian musician. Andre is best known for his hit singles "Mysterious Girl" and "Flava". He was the husband of glamour model and business women Katie Price, with whom he had three children.
In 2009, he made a successful musical comeback after the release of his 2006 album with his then wife, Katie, A Whole New World. In 2009, he released his first album in four years, Revelation with a new single "Behind Closed Doors" which reached #3 on the UK Singles Charts. The Revelation album features a more darker side of lyrics to his previous material. This was followed by Accelerate in 2010.
"Mysterious Girl" is the second overall single and third British single from singer-songwriter Peter Andre's second studio album, Natural. The song was written by Glen Goldsmith, Philip Jackson and Peter Andre, and produced by Ollie Jacobs. The song features guest vocals from Bubbler Ranx. The song was first released as a single by Melodian Records in Australia in September 1995, however, it was not released until May 1996 in the United Kingdom due to problems regarding the administration of Andre's British record label, Mushroom Records. It reached the top of the charts in New Zealand and number eight in Australia, and peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart.
Herbie's Boogie/Last Tango In Paris
Really hard to find out anything about this guy hard to find out to much specific about him but he seems to get around with small mentions of him playing with someone or another backing people like Lionel Long and Tina Lawton to name but a few on recordings. Herbie plays the piano and the piano accordion and has released a number of albums among them "The Magic Accordion of Herbie Marks: Down Mexico Way" 1965 "Theme From Last tango In Paris" 1973 "Here Comes D'Boogie Man" 1973 "An Echanted Evening With" and as The Herbie Marks Trio "Fiddler On The Roof".
Any Other Face In The Rain/She Won't Dance
David O'Brien was a Kiwi musician who went to the UK in 1971 to try his hand at the big time he said a the time he wanted to be the first musician from New Zealand to make it to #1 in the UK. He returned there again in 1973 to have another crack at it and stayed for 5 years this time and was starting to make a name for himself when along came Punk which virtually sunk any hope he had at success. He made an appearance at Knebworth 1978 but was slotted in on the Friday night when most of the punk bands appeared and was booed of the stage.
As this single was released in 1978 on "Ode" a New Zealand label I assume he must have returned to New Zealand soon after. Side 1 of the single has a funky feel about it, while side 2 is straight out late 70's pop. David Released 3 albums 1 in the UK and 2 at home in New Zealand. David now lives in New Zealand and runs Slow Boat Records.