It was on Parlophone, part of EMI. Instead they would lease tracks to small independents if they were interested. Capitol released the single with a big push and it topped the US charts. It became a world hit and I remember walking down Broadway as a guest of Capitol. Laurie could have been another Al Jolson.
A US No 1 for a month — what could possibly go wrong? The next Al Jolson ended up running a pub in Portsmouth. Epic picked up on the record because it sounded like Frankie Laine. Of all the British stars, there were big plans for Frankie Vaughan. She was looking for romance, and I had brought over my wife and children. It shows I was not in favour.
They also released two singles from Jim Dale, which found no takers but Jim became a Broadway star when he took the title role in the musical, Barnum , in Cliff was in a chart race with a similar-sounding cover from David Hill on Kapp. Cliff made No 30 while David was stuck at No Cliff hated being tucked away at the bottom of the bill and, to make it worse, Cliff never even saw anyone from ABC-Paramount.
Ditching a UK No 1 for an insipid song that was proof positive that Bacharach and David could write songs in their sleep — how crazy is that?
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They had a film clip of him in Indian headgear and they pushed his version like mad and he sold two million copies. He does a nice little trick on it.
He flicks his fingers up the strings and it sounds like arrows going through the air. He added a few tricky bits but essentially it was only a cover. If the Shads had made the charts with Apache, things might have been very different for us. There was no effort to push him over there although Larry Parnes did take him to America to present two silver discs to Elvis Presley in They visited him on the film set for Girls!
It was cleverly named after a communications satellite between the two countries. But the communications satellite between Joe Meek and Larry Parnes was not operational. They should have just upped sticks and gone.
They needed another hit and they had one if they only knew it. O ye of little Faith. It was a No 5 hit, but when it was released in America, it faced unfair competition from an identical version by Buzz Cason, who changed his name to… Garry Miles. Anyway, I was wrong as the record made the Top 10 in the US and the Disney film was a smash, plus Hayley had another success with the 20s flapper song, Johnny Jingo. The appealing song was only released in a cover version from The Kalin Twins who were well past their sell-by date.
From the word go, Anthony Newley was the most unpredictable of recording artists: his records were very much hit and miss. Unlike most English performers, he did not sing in a transatlantic accent, but was distinctly East End, though not comically so. Where You Want Me?
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STRANGERS ON THE SHORE - Record Collector Magazine
So that I may know how to reply to the wearied he provides me with speech. Each morning he wakes me to hear, to listen like a disciple. The Lord has opened my ear. For my part, I made no resistance, neither did I turn away. I offered my back to those who struck me, my cheeks to those who tore at my beard; I did not cover my face against insult and spittle. The Lord comes to my help, so that I am untouched by the insults.
So, too, I set my face like flint; I know I shall not be shamed. All who see me deride me.
They divide my clothing among them. They curl their lips, they toss their heads.
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They cast lots for my robe. Many dogs have surrounded me, I will tell of your name to my brethren a band of the wicked beset me. They tear holes in my hands and my feet.
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