Blown by wind, kissed by snow

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Today I published the page

12/8 time songs: part 2, 1960-1963 – “At Last” to “Surfer Girl”

The new page is the second part of a series in which each part features a portion of the recordings listed in the page “Earth Angel” to “Good Timin’”: doc’s pick of 12/8 time songs, 1954-1978. See also part 1 of the series:

Songs and recordings included in the page:

  • 1960 – At Last (Etta James version), Get Well Soon, P.S. I Love You (Starlets version), White Christmas (Statues version), You Belong to Me (Santo & Johnny version)
  • 1961Can’t Help Falling in Love, Come Home Soon, Daddy’s Home, I Love How You Love Me, A Moment Ago, My True Story, A Sunday Kind of Love (Mystics version), Till (Angels version), Tragedy (Fleetwoods version)
  • 1962 – Bring It On Home to Me, Cry Baby Cry, Don’t Make Me Over, The End of the World, You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me
  • 1963 – Anyone Who Had a Heart, Go Now, I’d Die, In My Room, Surfer Girl*
  • links: selected articles, forum threads, and videos on 12/8 time (bottom of page)

For items in the list in which a specific recording of a song is indicated, in each case this marks the first recording of the song in 12/8 time that I’ve identified. 12/8 time (or meter) consists of four eighth note triplets. For all other songs in the list, the original recording is in 12/8 time.

Tragedy (Gerald H. Nelson and Fred B. Burch)

The Fleetwoods — issued in March 1961 on the single Dolton No. 40, b/w “Little Miss Sad One” – The title of this post, “Blown by wind, kissed by snow,” is how that line is sung in the 1958 recording of “Tragedy” by Thomas Wayne with The DeLons, and in various covers. In the 1961 Fleetwoods recording, the line is “Blown by wind, kissed by the snow.”

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* note, 2 January 2020: I plan to add to the new page at least one of the 1962 takes of “Surfer Girl,” including take 1, that were released on the 2016 album Becoming the Beach Boys: The Complete Hite & Dorinda Morgan Sessions.

Love is not a gadget, love is not a toy

Happy holidays, folks! Wishing each of you all the best this holiday season. May your days be full of cheer and joyous celebration, or quiet contemplation, as is your wont.

Today I published the page 12/8 time songs: part 1, 1954-1959 – “Earth Angel” to “Put Your Head on My Shoulder”.

The page is an extension of the previously published page “Earth Angel” to “Good Timin'”: doc’s pick of 12/8 time songs, 1954-1978 (link fixed 27 December 2019). The new page is focused on a portion of the period covered in the parent page, and includes a recording of each featured song or recording in this portion. For each item in the list of selections in which a specific recording of a song is indicated, this marks the first recording of the song in 12/8 time that I’ve identified. 12/8 time (or meter) consists of four eighth note triplets. For all other songs in the list, the original recording is in 12/8 time, and that is the recording included in the page.

songs and specific recordings included in the new page:

The plan is to eventually publish two more parts to cover the remaining years (1960-1978) of the original page, with each part to include about twenty recordings.

Whisper a little prayer for me, my baby

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The Shirelles at the Apollo, March 1963(?)

Hi folks! Published a little reference page today:

Earth Angel to Good Timin’: doc’s pick of 12/8 time* songs, 1954-1978

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The Heartbeats

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* selected articles, forum threads, and videos on 12/8 time:

video, counting 12/8 time

articles

forum threads

other

 

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