9. juli 2017 arkiv

Shel Talmy – en popsnedker

9. juli 2017

The Kinks, The Who, Manfred Mann, The Fortunes, David Bowie og Lee Hazlewood. Har det til fælles – sammen med mange andre mindre ikoner – at de har været omkring produceren, impressarioen og lydteknikeren Shel Talmy. Talmy havde det held, at han som amerikaner og lydtekniker fik arbejde i London hos Decca Records på et tidspunkt, hvor tresserbeaten blomstrede. Og da han spottede The Kinks til Pye Records blev hans navn slået fast i musikmiljøet. Det hjalp også, at han kastede sig over promotion- og pladeudgivelser. Nu har det lille entusiastiske nostalgiplademærke Ace fået den oplagt idé at samle en lang række af Talmys produktioner på en udgivelse Making Time: A Shel Talmy Production. En ret imponerende CV, hvis I spørger mig…

  1. Making Time – The Creation (Planet PLF 116, 1966)
  2. Bald Headed Woman – The Sneekers (Columbia DB 7385, 1964)
  3. Semi-Detached Suburban Mr. James – Manfred Mann (Fontana TF 757, 1966)
  4. That’s Why I Love You – Goldie and the Gingerbreads (Decca F 12126, 1965) (*)
  5. Tired of Waiting for You – The Kinks (Pye 7N 15759, 1965)
  6. Bye Babe – Lee Hazlewood (LHI LP 12009, 1969) (*)
  7. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere – The Who (Brunswick 05935, 1965) (*)
  8. Night Comes Down – The Mickey Finn (Columbia DB 7510, 1965)
  9. Light Flight (Theme From Them Three Girls) – The Pentangle (Big T BIG 128, 1968) (*)
  10. Stop and Watch the Children Play – The Rokes (Vik LP 3021, 1966) (*)
  11. A Certain Girl – The First Gear (Pye 7N 15703, 1964)
  12. Surrender – Perpetual Langley (Planet PLF 115, 1965)
  13. You’ve Got a Habit of Leaving – Davy Jones (David Bowie) (previously unissued alternate, rec. 1965)
  14. Ageing Raver – Roy Harper (CBS LP 63184, 1967) (*)
  15. Lisa – The Easybeats (previously unissued alternate, rec. 1967)
  16. Daddy Long Legs – Lindsay Muir’s Untamed (Planet PLF 113, 1966)
  17. A Summer Song – Chad and Jeremy (United Artists UP 1062, 1964)
  18. Jack o’ Diamonds – Ben Carruthers and The Deep (Parlophone R 5295, 1965)
  19. Toymaker – Wild Silk (Columbia DB 8534, 1969)
  20. I’m Coming Home – The Nashville Teens (Decca F 12580, 1967)
  21. Caroline – The Fortunes (Decca F 11809, 1964)
  22. Drowning in My Own Despair – Oliver Norman (Polydor 56176, 1967)
  23. I Don’t Need Your Kind – The Rockin’ Vickers (CBS 202241, 1966)
  24. Jamie Sue – Tim Rose (Capitol LP ST 673, 1970) (*)
  25. Sinner Not a Saint – Trini Lopez (DRA 315, 1962)

Root-de-doo-de-doo, a-root-de-doot-de doy di

9. juli 2017

A wouldn’t it be nice
To get on with me neighbors
But they make it very clear
They’ve got no room for ravers

They stop me from groovin’
They bang on me wall
They doing me crust in
It’s no good at all, ah

Lazy Sunday afternoon
I’ve got no mind to worry
I close my eyes and drift away-a

Here we all are sittin’ in a rainbow
Go blimey hello Mrs. Jones
How’s old Bert’s lumbago?
(He mustn’t grumble)

Tweedle dee bite
I’ll sing you a song with no words and no tune
Tweedle dee bite
To sing in the khazi while you suss out the moon, oh yeah

Lazy Sunday afternoon-a
I’ve got no mind to worry
Close my eyes and drift away-a

Root-de-doo-de-doo, a-root-de-doot-de doy di
A-root-de doot de dum, a-ree-de-dee-de-doo dee
Doo, doo, doo

There’s no one to hear me
There’s nothing to say
And no one can stop me
From feeling this way, yeah

Lazy Sunday afternoon
I’ve got no mind to worry
Close my eyes and drift away

Lazy Sunday afternoon
I’ve got no mind to worry
Close my eyes and drift a

Close my mind and drift away
Close my eyes and drift away…