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Woody 64

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Re: Booker T article
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2019, 07:15:34 PM »

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Re: Booker T article
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2019, 09:36:39 PM »
Enjoyed that Woody  :)

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Re: Booker T article
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2019, 09:50:49 AM »
Thanks for the link, Woody, very interesting read. It's nuts that it was initially pressed as a the B-side of 'Behave Yourself' (which is a nice late-hours instrumental, by the way).

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Re: Booker T article
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2019, 10:47:44 AM »
Rock history is full of those record companies -and artists- misjudgements, many times radio djs flipped sides over and gave airplay to the B-side songs that finally became the mega-hits we know. To be fair, there were also lots of producers with an uncanny instinct for hit potential, like Mickie Most.

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Re: Booker T article
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2019, 10:57:39 AM »
Yes, we can go back to the song that started the rock and roll craze: 'Rock Around the Clock'  was originally released as a B-side!

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Re: Booker T article
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2019, 11:03:50 AM »
Yes, we can go back to the song that started the rock and roll craze: 'Rock Around the Clock'  was originally released as a B-side!

What was the A-side? I'd bet "Crazy arms" or that kind of country&western swinger.

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Re: Booker T article
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2019, 11:20:36 AM »
It was 'Thirteen Women', a more than acceptable R&B number:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxz7-O0xwNA

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Re: Booker T article
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2019, 11:48:09 AM »
It was 'Thirteen Women', a more than acceptable R&B number:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxz7-O0xwNA

Great tune, and good covers by the Renegades and the Fuzztones.  8)