"In The Sunshine"/"HisTrue Love For You"/ Jeff & Ellie comp
- Hola everybody,
I'm rabidly in love with a couple of songs I
discovered last week. The fantastic Van McCoy
composition (yes I'm insatiable) "In The Sunshine" by
The Marvellos (by the way, are they the same group
that recorded for Loma in the mid sixties?) It's a
very uplifting song that transmits an irresistible
feeling of euphoria. I found it in a compilation of
songs inspired or reminiscent of The Impressions,
although to me this song is just totally Van.
And my favorite one, "His True Love For You" by Al
McCarter, written by Chip Taylor and Ted Daryll. The
type of Soul flavored pop song, so characteristic of
the early to mid sixties. The arrangement by Dennis
Randell is just sublime. It sounds to me beautifully
inevitable. A perfect song. Does somebody have any
info about about Al McCarter? I really love his voice.
The track is included in "Northern Soul's Classiest
Rarities Vol. 3." The Northern Soul compilations tend
to exhaust me, but this collection is very special,
perhaps more *classiest* than *Northern*. One of my
favorite reissues so far this year.
Mick Patrick announced:
> "Do-Wah-Diddy: Words and Music by Ellie GreenwichThis CD looks fantastic Mick. I have a very
> & Jeff Barry". http://tinyurl.com/4r3p7n
> Ellie and Jeff are both interviewed in the booklet.
> Any question?
frivolous and silly question: Do the interviews
include any special gossip or revelations?
- Me (on the CD "Do-Wah-Diddy: Words and Music by Ellie
Greenwich & Jeff Barry"):
> Ellie and Jeff are both interviewed in the booklet.Julio:
> This CD looks fantastic Mick. I have a very frivolousI promised not to repeat any of the gossip (well, not
> and silly question: Do the interviews include any
> special gossip or revelations?
in print!) but here's an interesting quote from Jeff:
Jeff: What I remember most about Sam Hawkins is that
we wrote him a song that I ended up recording myself.
For some reason, I cant quite remember why, after we
finished the [backing] track, he couldnt record it,
so I did it instead. That was Ill Still Love You,
which was a single for me on Red Bird. Maybe it
wasnt in the right key for Sam. Jerry Leiber and
Mike Stoller pretty much left Ellie and me in charge
at Red Bird. We wrote and produced most of the
records. They realised we didnt need supervision.
Everything about those days was so informal, and it
all happened so quickly, that I dont remember too
many details. It was like, Next! They were crazy
days. We were making history, but we didnt know we
were doing it.
Find more info on the CD here:
- Julio Niño wrote:
> I'm rabidly in love with a couple of songs IThanks for the name dropping Mr. Julio! I've had
> discovered last week. The fantastic Van McCoy
> composition (yes I'm insatiable) "In The Sunshine"
> by The Marvellos (by the way, are they the same
> group that recorded for Loma in the mid sixties?)
> It's a very uplifting song that transmits an
> irresistible feeling of euphoria. I found it in a
> compilation of songs inspired or reminiscent of The
> Impressions, although to me this song is just
> totally Van.
this song In The Sunshine on my want list for awhile
and I have never seen or heard it. Where did you
hear it? Anything Van is good for me. Thank you!
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- Kevin Patrick Hodgkiss wrote:
> I've had this song In The Sunshine on my want listAlways a good source for vintage soul sound clips:
> for awhile and I have never seen or heard it. Where
> did you hear it? Anything Van is good for me.
Viz. (or, rather, hear):
As with Musica here, you do have to be a member, but,
as here, it's a simple matter of being an actual
sentient being, registering, and reamining at least
civil thereafter, if a participant at all:
THE MARVELLOS / In The Sunshine from KENT MODERN LP
(currently available) also available on: IMPRESSED!
24 Groups Inspired by the Legendary Impressions
And let me know if this is of any help:
"... The Mighty Marvelows are the same group as the
Marvelows (who recorded the mighty ‘I Do’ which
I will be posting in the future), but not the same
group as the West Coast group the Marvellos who
recorded for Loma (who apparently threatened legal
action, forcing the addition of the 'Mighty' to the
I can't nail down whether the Modern Marvellos are
the same as the Loma Marvellos, but might I speculate
that, if the latter sued a band with a homophonic
name (not to mention a bigger hit) and won, another
band certainly would not have been allowed to use a
straight up homonym.