song written by Phil Sloan and Steve Barri,
one that had the ladies channeling the
whisper soft vocal style of Priscilla
and the Paris Sisters.
AND THE SNAPS
MGM Records and changed their stage name
to Ginger and the Snaps. Once again the girls
got a Connie Francis vibe going, this time
with the song "Growing Up is Hard to Do."
This one is Shady's Pick to Click!
Ginger and the Snaps
Bobby Hart came "Seven Days in September."
The intro on this one reminds me of the
Ronettes hit "Walking in the Rain."
Ginger and the Snaps
Returning to Capitol, the reinvented girl trio
changed their name back to the Honeys.
cover of the 1956 Patience and Prudence
hit "Tonight You Belong to Me."
The Honeys (1969, uncharted)
left to pursue a solo singing career. Sisters Marilyn
Wilson and Diane Rovell formed a recording duo
called Spring with Brian Wilson again serving as
producer. Over the next two years Spring
released two singles and an album but
failed to attract much interest
from record buyers.
change their name to American Spring when
a UK band known as Spring threatened
legal action. My favorite American Spring
they channel Carole King. "Now That
Everything's Been Said" is a cover of
a 1969 recording by The City, a trio
that included Carole King during
her transition from Brill Building
composer to 70s superstar.
Spring aka American Spring
(October 1971, uncharted)
Pat Boone proved himself capable of waxing listenable
covers of R&B originals. He even shocked longtime fans
by releasing a heavy metal album. In the fall of 1964,
Pat hit the pop chart with a beachy keen ditty that
is greatly enhanced by the prominent backing
vocals of Beach Boy Bruce Johnston along
with Terry Melcher, the son of actress
Doris Day. Pat Boone and friends
created a breezy sound that will
remind you of the Beach Boys
hit "Don't Worry Baby."
hits in 1964 with the custom car songs "Hey Little
Cobra" and "Three Window Coupe." In 1965 the
group released another great single but it failed
to chart. Terry Melcher co-wrote, produced
and sang lead on "Don't Be Scared" which
borrows the opening from Chuck Berry's
"Roll Over Beethoven" (also copied by
the Beach Boys on "Fun Fun Fun.")
sounds like "Little Honda"
by the Hondells. Listen
now to a wheels genre
classic that should
have been a hit!
EXCITING PART 4 FINALE
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