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   This band originated in Los Angeles where they first achieved success with a sound which fused folk and rock & roll.  The band would achieve even greater success performing pop music.  They played the Hollywood Bowl with Sonny and Cher.  The Doors opened for them for a week at Los Angeles' Whiskey a Go Go.  The band played the Ed Sullivan show twice and Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour three times.    When they headlined a six-week stint at "The Speakeasy" in London, famous musicians were among the audience. Big names included John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, and Graham Nash.  Paul McCartney was there too.  McCartney told them, "I like your tunes."  We here at ISHBAH like their tunes also and think this one of theirs Should Have Been A Hit.
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 "You Don't Have to Walk in the Rain "
 ~ The Turtles ~
You Don't Have to Walk in the RainThe Turtles
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    This singer was signed to Motown in 1961. Her biggest solo hit with Motown was "Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)" which reached No. 4 on the R & B charts and No. 50 on the Pop charts in 1965.  The song was also covered by the Isley Brothers, Blood Sweat & Tears, Jermaine Jackson, the Doobie Brothers and Phil Collins. Her biggest claim to fame was singing the classic hit "It Takes Two" with Marvin Gaye in 1966, and her later recording of the Black National Anthem, "Lift Every Voice and Sing". We here at ISHBAH feel that this song of hers also should have been a big hit for her.  Hopefully our fans will help us rectify this Helpless situation.
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 " Helpless "
 ~ Kim Weston  ~
HelplessKim Weston
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   This week's song pick is one recorded by our very own Lou Christie with backing vocals by the Angels; Bernadette, Peggy & Denise.    It was never released as a single by Roulette Records due to internal politics of the record company at the time.  It was written as an answer to the song "Mr. Bass Man" by Johnny Cymbal and we think ...It Should Have Been a Hit.
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 " Mr. Tenor Man "
~ Lou Christie ~
Mr. Tenor ManLOU CHRISTIES
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   The Skyliners are one of the best known DooWop groups.  Their million seller "Since I Don't Have You" is a rock standard and a landmark song in rock history. They are the first group to feature a string arrangement in a rock and roll song as well as the first teen group to place a single in the top 40.   Phil Spector cited them as an influence on his "Wall of Sound" style of the 1960's.  Here's another song of theirs that Lou feels should have been a big hit for this group.  He also firmly believes this seminal group belongs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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 " Where Have They Gone "
 ~ The Skyliners ~
Where Have They GoneThe Skyliners
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     This singer charted 20 Number One songs during the late 1960's & early 1970's on the Billboard Country Chart.  Many of her hits dealt with loneliness, divorce, and the difficulties of life.  Her marriage to country music singer George Jones in 1969 created a country music super couple.  They recorded a series of albums and singles together that hit the charts throughout the 1970's and early 1980's.    Check out this song of her's that Lou and we here at ISHBAH feel should have been her 21st Number One Song.
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 " One of a Kind "
 ~ Tammy Wynette ~
One of a KindTammy Wynette
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    I don't have my old record player anymore but I do have a handful of albums I can't get rid of and the Ronettes are on top.  One of the most interesting voices on record belongs to Ronnie Spector and one of those people that could change your mood. We all know you were great. Bless you. Keep on dancing little girl. 
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 " Keep On Dancing "
 ~ The Ronettes ~
Keep On Dancing The Ronettes
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