12. juni 2017 arkiv

50: 1967-hitlistesang – Nancy Sinatra – “Sugar Town”

12. juni 2017

En femteplads på Billboards Hot 100-liste var, hvad Nancy Sinatra præsterede med Lee Hazlewood-sangen om “Sugar Town”, der på B-siden gemte en anden perle, nemlig “Summer Wine”.
Lee Hazlewood har fortalt, at sangen handler om LSD, som man gerne indtog via en sukkerknald. Men han var klog nok til ikke at fortælle pladeselskabet det – til gengæld fik Nancy sandheden om sangen at vide, uden at det ændrede hendes forhold til den.

Northern Soul – igen

12. juni 2017

I DRs tilsyneladende ustoppelige og uendelige række af genudsendelser er man i gang med den udmærkede krimiserie om politiinspektør George Gently, der sammen med sin umage kollega, den unge Bachus, forsøger at rydde op i mordsager i Nordøst-England. Jeg har allerede set serien et par gange, men i mangel af bedre, kan den sagtens tåle en tur mere, da den har alt, hvad en britisk krimiserie kan forventes at have: miljøskildring, gode skuespilpræstationer hele vejen rundt, opfindsomme, intrikate plot og – ofte et interessant lydspor.

Det sidste gælder ikke mindst aftenens episode. Vi er nået til femte sæson og første episode, der meget oplysende bærer titlen Gently Northern Soul. Jeg har omtalt afsnittet før og gør det gerne igen. Et par mord i miljøet omkring et natdiskotek, hvor de unge fra nær og fjern dyrker northern soul. Den genre, der i serien forklares som den soul, de fleste ikke lytter til. Altså ikke de allermest spillede soulsange eller de allerstørste, bedst kendte kunstnere. En kult- og nørdgenre for særlige feinschmeckere.

Som soundtracklisten nedenfor afslører, så sneg der sig dog nogle gode, kendte navne ind i afsnittet. Men under alle omstændigheder musik, der ikke gjorde aftenen spildt.

I Say a Little Prayer
(uncredited)
Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David
Performed by Dionne Warwick
Baby, Do The Philly Dog
(uncredited)
Written by Sherlie Matthews Fred Smith and Walter Ward
Performed by The Olympics
I’ll Do a Little Bit More
(uncredited)
Written by Fred Smith
Performed by The Olympics
Seven Days is Too Long Without You, Baby
(uncredited)
Written b J.R. Bailey and Vernon Harrell
Performed by Chuck Wood
Sweet Was The Love
(uncredited)
Performed by The Four Tops
Tighten Up
(uncredited)
Written by Archie Bell and Billy Buttier
Performed by Archie Bell & The Drells
Heaven Must Have Sent You
(uncredited)
Performed by The Elgins
God Save the Queen
(uncredited)
Traditional
Performed by a mob of racist thugs
Going to Send You Back to Georgia
(uncredited)
Written by Johnnie Mae Matthews and Jake Hammonds Jr
Performed by James Carr
Let’s Get it On
(uncredited)
Written by Al Cleveland, Renaldo Benson and Marvin Gaye
Performed by Marvin Gaye
Apache
(uncredited)
Aritten by Jerry Lorden
Performed by The Shadows
Spirit in the Dark
(uncredited)
Written and performed by Aretha Franklin
Stronger That Love
(uncredited)
Performed by James Carr
Cuckoo
(uncredited)
Written by Gary Burger, Larry Clark, Dave Day, Roger Johnston and Eddie Shaw
Performed by The Monks
Lean On Me
(uncredited)
Written and performed by Bill Withers