(OT) Kinked! Songwriting genius of Ray Davies

  • May 22, 2016 at 1:06 pm #47904
    stonehearted
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    Celebrating one of England’s most enduring and prolific songwriter’s of the past half century.

    English pop singer Dave Berry had a hit in July 1965 with the Ray Davies composition, This Strange Effect (UK #37; Netherlands #1; Belgium #1).

    Ray Davies: “I wrote [This Strange Effect] in Melbourne, Australia on our first world tour. But I had it in mind for Dave Berry. Such a great look. And he had a really good stage presence. I wrote that with him in mind.”

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    May 22, 2016 at 1:25 pm #47907
    stonehearted
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    Below, Ray Davies backstage in the mid-sixties with members of The Liverbirds: bass player Mary McGlory (far left) and guitarist/vocalist Pamela Birch (center). Ray’s brother Dave Davies can be seen in the background, third from right.

    New York based all-girl group Goldie & The Gingerbreads were brought over to the UK by The Animals.

    Kinks producer Shel Talmy was behind the console for their May 1965 recording of Look For Me Baby. Though it remained unreleased until 2016, Talmy has said that he prefers this version to the one he recorded that same year with The Kinks.

    Goldie & The Gingerbreads, left to right: Carol McDonald, Ginger Bianco, Genya “Goldie” Zeikowitz, Margo Lewis.

     

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    May 22, 2016 at 2:26 pm #47920
    stonehearted
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    The Cascades, a vocal group from San Diego, California best known for their 1962 international hit Rhythm Of The Rain, recorded the Ray Davies composition I Bet You Won’t Stay for release in August 1965.

     

     

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    May 22, 2016 at 2:48 pm #47923
    stonehearted
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    Below, The Kinks in 1966. (Photo by Dezo Hoffmann)

    The Kinks themselves back Eastbourne native Leapy Lee on the Ray Davies composition King Of The Whole Wide World (produced by Ray Davies and recorded in February 1966 at IBC Studios, Portland Place, London, for a March 18 release). On backing vocals are Carol McDonald and Margo Lewis from Ginger & The Gingerbreads.

    Below, sleeve photo for Leapy Lee’s first 45 rpm release in 1965.

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    May 22, 2016 at 2:59 pm #47926
    StrongBeach
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    “Of course, from their noisy and brash beginnings, The Kinks have come to stand for some of the most enduring and heart-clutching pop of all time. They are in the gut of every British songwriter who followed them and are indisputably a cornerstone of everything pop and rock. I love ’em. The world loves ’em.”

    Read more at http://www.nme.com/news/the-kinks/79771#dIX4j16Z02tQ1SpS.99

    David’s cover of “Where Have All the Good Times Gone” from Pin Ups:

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    May 22, 2016 at 3:07 pm #47929
    stonehearted
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    Below, Ray Davies in a New York City hotel room, August 1965.

    Through his publisher Ed Kassner, who had connections to American record labels and producers, Ray was able to get his composition I Go To Sleep recorded by Peggy Lee, who released her version in August 1965.

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    May 23, 2016 at 2:01 am #47937
    treaclefingers
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    love the kinks.  first major british act i ever saw, 1983 circa come dancing.

    May 23, 2016 at 2:13 am #47942
    stonehearted
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    love the kinks. first major british act i ever saw, 1983 circa come dancing.

    Ah, you saw them back then, Treacle? That’s awesome! They were still rockin’ then, still trying, like the Stones, to be the new hard men in town. Oh, don’t we miss those mid-life crises that those greatest bands used to have? Wasn’t it like a State of Confusion, or something?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNcvGwaJ-lI

     

    May 23, 2016 at 2:19 am #47944
    treaclefingers
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    love the kinks. first major british act i ever saw, 1983 circa come dancing.

    Ah, you saw them back then, Treacle? That’s awesome! They were still rockin’ then, still trying, like the Stones, to be the new hard men in town. Oh, don’t we miss those mid-life crises that those greatest bands used to have? Wasn’t it like a State of Confusion, or something?

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    i first saw them on snl in 1981, playing their ‘all day and all of the night’ ripoff, ‘destroyer’.  i was blown away, that riff, that beautiful regurgitated riff!   loved it so much started a band, and we covered that regurgitated version of adaaotn.  ah, the mammories.

    May 23, 2016 at 8:23 am #47947
    Marianita
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    Love the Kinks and boy the Davies brothers looked good back in the days

    Don't you think it's sometimes wise not to grow up?

    May 23, 2016 at 8:44 am #47949
    Marianita
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    Ray Davies is a genius, but Dave aint bad either

     

    Don't you think it's sometimes wise not to grow up?

    May 23, 2016 at 8:54 am #47950
    Marianita
    Participant

    Don't you think it's sometimes wise not to grow up?

    May 23, 2016 at 8:55 am #47951
    Marianita
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    Don't you think it's sometimes wise not to grow up?

    May 23, 2016 at 8:57 am #47952
    Marianita
    Participant

    Don't you think it's sometimes wise not to grow up?

    May 23, 2016 at 8:59 am #47953
    Marianita
    Participant

    Don't you think it's sometimes wise not to grow up?

    May 23, 2016 at 9:01 am #47954
    Marianita
    Participant

    Don't you think it's sometimes wise not to grow up?

    May 23, 2016 at 9:03 am #47955
    Marianita
    Participant

    Don't you think it's sometimes wise not to grow up?

    May 23, 2016 at 9:05 am #47956
    Marianita
    Participant

    Don't you think it's sometimes wise not to grow up?

    May 23, 2016 at 9:07 am #47957
    Marianita
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    Don't you think it's sometimes wise not to grow up?

    May 23, 2016 at 9:11 am #47958
    Marianita
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    Don't you think it's sometimes wise not to grow up?

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