because I no longer feel like
hosting band battles.
three pairs of recorded songs, three originals
and three covers. Naturally I am curious to
learn which versions you like, but I am not
asking you to vote and there will be no
follow-up post to announce a winner.
This is not a competition...
Please... no wagering.
had bleached blonde hair and often wore sunnies
(probably even at night). I think of her as Britain's
answer to Mickey Lee Lane. Near the end of 1965
Val released a killer cover of Ike and Tina Turner's
R&B barn burner "I Can't Believe What You Say."
Val McKenna (October 1965)
Ike and Tina Turner released their original
(For Seeing What You Do)"
highest chart position #95)
1965 Beryl released a single with a
"Music Talk" on the A side.
originally released as an obscure B side by
American R&B singer Irma Thomas. Neither
side of the record won Beryl the recognition
she deserved, but her energetic version
of "Break-A-Way" went on to become
a fan favorite of the Brit girl genre.
of "Break-A-Way" came and went almost
unnoticed as the B side of a minor hit
"Wish Someone Would Care."
"Wish Someone Would Care")
Motown Records a top 40 hit. It happened
in 1961 when Mary's "I Don't Want To
Take a Chance" reached #33
on the pop chart.
of Europe covered Mary Wells, among them
Louise Cordet, an English singer who also
performed in French. In 1964 Louise waxed
an uptempo version of the Mary Wells hit
"Two Lovers" and it was released on the
B side of "Don't Make Me Over," a
cover of a Dionne Warwick hit.
"Don't Make Me Over")
Do you agree? As always I am interested
in knowing which ones you like, but please
remember that voting is strictly prohibited