Battle of the Banned
the series that dares to be different.
There are two pairs of recordings. The recordings
in each pair share a similar sound, even though
they are different songs recorded by different
artists. Please vote for the sound-alike record
you prefer. There's no guess work. The two
competing recordings are clearly marked.
The contestants are ready to rock
so let the Battle of the Banned begin!
television show That Was The Week That Was.
Best known for her folk albums and Spanish
language recordings, Nancy surprised her
and Lovers Forever," a groovy single
with a girl group sound sung to the
melody of "Hang On Sloopy," the huge
hit by the McCoys. "Friends and Lovers
Forever" was written by the composing
team of Bert Berns and Wes Farrell,
the same guys who gave us "Sloopy."
Nancy's record deserved a top 40
finish but never escaped the
Bubbling Under dungeon.
Be sure to listen to the last
40 seconds of the song. When
strait-laced Nancy gets into
a shouting, call-and-response
duel with her backup singers,
this thang gets surreal!
released singles on the Philadelphia-based
Cameo label. One of the group's finest efforts
is "Packing Up My Memories," a song penned
by Ugene "Gene" Dozier (no relation to Motown
took his composing talents to Detroit and went
by the name Billy Jackson. The A side of this
Stylettes 45 is the frantic paced "On Fire,"
an arrangement that reminds me of "I Do"
by The Marvelows. "Packing Up My
Memories" is the superior side,
IMO, a genuine killer bee.
The Stylettes (January 1965,
uncharted B side of "On Fire")
"Out of the Blue," a track from his Showtime
album released as the fab flipside of an
obscure, poor selling Smash single in
the summer of 1964.
"Friends and Lovers Forever"
"Packing Up My Memories."