(Mostly) Forgotten 45s

They were all hit songs at one time but many of them have been forgotten as the years roll by. Let’s see if we can fire up some memories.

Memories … That’s What We’re All About

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(Almost) Forgotten 45s Medley

Jimmy Clanton – Assembled Multitude
Dave Clark Five – Sopwith Camel
Herman’s Hermits – Four Seasons
Little Anthony & The Imperials – Beach Boys

Comments (8)

  1. Don Doyle

    Good morning Ray. It’s nice to hear Jimmy Clanton’s voice again. His voice and songs always had the sound and feel of a typical teen. He appeared at the end of the “big” orchestra sound which of course was replaced by the three guitars & drum sound. I don’t remember Assembled Multitude at all but their mix sounded very familiar. I guess I was such a fan of the Dave Clark Five that I never forgot any of their songs. Sopwith Camel ok I can forget them even with a clever name. Herman’s Hermits had some of the most “hummable “ songs ever. I love their album of British music hall songs. Little Anthony & The Imperials are one of my wife’s favorite groups of all time. They got a lot of record hop play. I have seen him recently on PBS fund raising shows and amazingly he still sounds great!
    I agree, with little airplay these songs are truly almost forgotten. Thank you for helping to remind us that they were far to important to be forgotten. You got the memories Ray, thank you for sharing them with us.

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Good morning, Don.
      Assembled Multitude, an instrumental ensemble of studio musicians, which music producer Tom Sellers organized in Philadelphia, reached #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1970 with their cover version of the Overture from Tommy.
      Many of the musicians in the ensemble were regulars at Sigma Sound Studios where Tommy was recorded. Those musicians became known as MFSB, and were the backbone of Philadelphia soul.
      ROCK ON, BRO

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      1. Don Doyle

        Well that’s embarrassing. My daughter,Victoria has recorded at Bobby Eli’s Grooveyard Studio. Bobby was a regular at Sigma Sound and a member of MFSB. He is a great guy and very encouraging to young talent. She met him on a Saturday afternoon when she got a call because they need a woman’s voice to hit a few notes and smooth out the sound they needed. She later went back several times to record on her own. Small world.

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        1. Ray (Post author)

          Sometimes things happen right under our nose and we don’t see them. It’s probably because we’re busy doing other things … like living. 🙂

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  2. Wendyl

    Another great start to the day! You know how to pick ’em! Such a strong flow and sound! I also enjoyed the Rock and Roll Factoid about MFSB in your reply to Don. This is one example of how what you do is truly a work of heart. Have a great day and thanks for starting mine with a smile! 🙂 XOXOXOXO 🙂

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Wendyl ❤️
      I love the “work of heart” comment so thank YOU for starting my day with a smile! 🙂
      ❤️XOXOXOXO❤️

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  3. Freddie

    Ray you really did Assemble some great memories for me!! From the Hermits to the Camel!! These are just fun songs for me!! Off to see the former President leave the White House for the last time!! Have a great day! And Wendy said it so well!! You do have heart!!

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Sir Fred!
      The whole idea behind these medleys is to create fun for listeners so it looks like you get it! 🙂
      I just watched President Trump leave the White House and his comments at Joint Base Andrews. Let’s hope and pray this day remains peaceful
      ROCK ON, MY FRIEND!

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