Never My Love


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Never My Love (Don Addrisi, Dick Addrisi)

Wikipedia excerpts:

“Never My Love” is a pop standard written by American siblings Donald and Richard Addrisi and best known from a hit 1967 recording by The Association. The Addrisi Brothers had two Top 40 hits as recording artists, but their biggest success was as the songwriters of “Never My Love”. Recorded by dozens of notable artists in the decades since, in late 1999 the Publishing Rights Organization Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) announced it was the second 1967 Never My Love-The Association-sheet music-1amost-played song on radio and television of the 20th century.[1]

The first recording of “Never My Love” to achieve success was by The Association, an American pop-rock band from California. Their version of the song, recorded with members of The Wrecking Crew[2] peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and hit number one on the Cashbox charts in October 1967, one of the band’s five top-ten hits in the late 1960s.[3] Their third #1 on the Cashbox Top 100 Singles Chart, following “Cherish” (1966) and “Windy” (1967), it was featured on the band’s album Insight Out (1967). The song also reached number one in Canada’s RPM charts.

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The Association — from the album Insight Out, Warner Bros. WS 1696 (Stereo), W 1696 (Mono), released in June 1967; single Warner Bros. 7074 issued on 9 August 1967, b/w “Requiem for the Masses”

album track (stereo)


Tom Scott with The California Dreamers — recorded on 18 September 1967; released on the 1967 album The Honeysuckle Breeze, Impulse! AS-9163

session personnel, from

Tom Scott (tenor, soprano sax, flute), Mike Melvoin (piano, organ), Bill Plummer (sitar), Dennis Budimir, Glen Campbell (guitar), Carol Kaye (electric bass), Jimmy Gordon (drums), Emil Richards (percussion), The California Dreamers (vocal group)


Bud Shank —  recorded on 3 or 8 November 1967; released in 1968 on the LP Magical Mystery, World Pacific WP 1873 (Mono), World Pacific WPS-21873 (Stereo)

session personnel, from

Chet Baker, Gary Barone (flugelhorn), Bud Shank (alto sax, flute), Dennis Budimir, Herb Ellis (guitar), Robert West (bass), John Guerin (drums), Victor Feldman (percussion) [the vocalists are uncredited]


The Lennon Sisters — from the album On the Groovy Side, Dot Records ‎DLP-25829, released in November(?) 1967


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The Anita Kerr Singers — from the 1967 album All You Need is Love, Warner Bros. Records ‎WS 1724


Vikki Carr — from her album Vikki!, Liberty ‎LST-7548, released in February 1968


Della Reese — issued in March 1968 on the single ABC Records 45-11051 (also ABC Records 11051), and in May 1968 on the album I Gotta Be Me…This Trip Out, ABC Records ABCS-636 — months, in each case, according to


Booker T. & the MG’s — from the 1968 album Doin’ Our Thing, Stax 724 (Mono), Stax S 724 (Stereo)

album personnel, musicians:

  • Booker T. Jones – organ, bass, guitar, clavichord, keyboards
  • Steve Cropper – guitar
  • Al Jackson, Jr. – drums
  • Donald “Duck” Dunn – bass


The Lettermen — from their 1968 LP Goin’ Out of My Head, Capitol Records ST-2865


Lafayette e seu Conjunto — from the 1968 album A Presenta Os Successos, Vol. 6


Astrud Gilberto — from her 1968 album Windy (Verve)


Cal Tjader — from the 1968 album Solar Heat, Skye MK-1 (Mono), Skye SK-1 (Studio)


The Association — from the 1970 album Live, Warner Bros. 2WS 1868


Andy Williams — from an episode of The Andy Williams Show; the provider dates the episode 31 January 1970, but according to episode guides at and, Williams performed the song in episode 7 of season 2, which aired on 31 October 1970.


The 5th Dimension — from the 1971 album Live!!, Bell 9000


100 Proof Aged in Soul — from the 1972 album 100 Proof


Gloria Lynne — from her 1972 LP A Very Gentle Sound, Mercury ‎SRM-1-633; also issued on the single (US) Mercury 73267, and (UK) Mercury 6052 146, b/w “The Summer Knows” in each case


Henry Mancini with Doc Severinsen and his Orchestra — from the 1972 LP Brass On Ivory, RCA Victor LSP-4629


Robert Bonfiglio — from the 1995 album Love Me Tender


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  1. musicdoc1
    Mar 26, 2020 @ 16:16:11



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