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SHADY DEL KNIGHT, ADMINISTRATOR

SHADY DEL KNIGHT, ADMINISTRATOR
High School Yearbook Photo

"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." - Shady Del Knight

"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." - Shady Del Knight
HELLO STRANGER ... IT SEEMS LIKE A MIGHTY LONG TIME!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Feathers Are Flying as Austin Powers Introduces... Five Zany Brit Birds! :)


 Allow myself to introduce........myself. 


 I'm Austin Powers...super secret spy, 

 international man of mystery, bon vivant, 

 swinging playboy and irresistible babe magnet. 

 London is my home, shag is my bag, 

 planet earth is my playground and 

 danger is my middle name, baby. 

This year I'm planning a traditional
Valentine's Day... going to bed early
so that I can make it home before
the rooster crows.


 Oh come on now. I saw you crack a smile 

 just then, pussycat, admit it - Yeah! 

Mr. Knight is off doing something shady
and he invited me back to emcee the annual
Valentine's dance here at SDMM, the most
shagadelic station in the nation. The place
is packed to the rafters with blokes and
birds so let's get the party started.
Dellions & Dellettes, I bring you
my V-Day Brit bird hen party
featuring five of the greatest
girl pop singers in the UK.
By the way, you can learn
more about this gaggle
of geese in my new book

 FIVE ZANY BRIT BIRDS! 

 CLICK HERE TO ORDER
(TELL THEM AUSTIN POWERS SENT YOU AND THEY'LL
SUPER-SIZE YOUR ORDER TO TEN ZANY BIRDS!)


 JACKIE TRENT 


When it came to recording covers of American
soul and girl group hits, the late, great English
singer and songwriter Jackie Trent had a gift.
Jackie's renditions often rivaled the originals.
Listen to the powerful punch Jackie delivers
as she sings "Reach Out," the song made
famous by Motown's Four Tops.

 "Reach Out (I'll Be There)" - Jackie Trent 
 (from 1967 album Once More With Feeling






 MALLY PAGE 

Mally Page, Jackie Trent's younger sister,
was part of the English quartet Two of Each.


As a solo artist Mally recorded the Tony Hatch
composition "Life And Soul Of The Party"
and released it on a single in
the spring of 1966.

 "Life and Soul of the Party" 
 Mally Page (May 1966) 





 SARAH JANE 

One-off, no-hit-wonder mystery girl Sarah Jane
has been compared to Marianne Faithful in terms
of vocal quality and singing style.


In 1966 Sarah Jane released a dramatic version
of "Listen People," the song that became a top 5
U.S. hit for Herman's Hermits that same year.
Don't look now but Sarah's sensational slab
just might be the definitive version!

 "Listen People" - Sarah Jane 
 (May 1966) 





 SIMONE JACKSON 

Liverpool thrush Simone Jackson had a brush with
greatness when she was backed by the Beatles
 in September 1962 at the Cavern Club, a bill
that also included future British Invasion
act Freddie and the Dreamers.


Simone released only three singles in her career.
One of them was "Pop Pop Pop-Pie," a cover of
a dance record that became a top 40 Halloween
hit in 1962 for the Philly girl group the Sherrys.

 "Pop Pop Pop-Pie" - Simone Jackson 
 (October 1962) 





 TAWNY REED 

Welsh songbird Tawny Reed was only in her teens
when she released two of the best Northern Soul
singles of the Sixties, "Needle in a Haystack" and
"You Can't Take It Away."


"Needle" was released in the U.S. on Red Bird,
earning Tawny the distinction of being only Brit
girl to have a single issued on the legendary U.S.
girl group imprint. It's shocking that neither of
Tawny's soulful sizzlers became a hit. Here's
"Needle in a Haystack," a barn burner that
rivals the Motown Velvelettes' original!

 "Needle in a Haystack" - Tawny Reed 
 (October 1965 UK/November 1965 U.S.) 





 I hope these super sounds put you in 

  a shagadelic mood, baby. Oh behave! 

 This is Austin Powers... 

 international man of mystery 

 (and music history)... 

 saying ciao for now. 


 Let's do it again real soon, baby... 

 You know you want to... YEAH!