Saturday, February 21, 2009
Athens Rogues' "She Could Love Me" big on the Northern Soul Scene
I'm Gerry Fleming. I was the singer/songwriter for the Athens Rogues. Is there anything I can do for you? I'm more than just a little stunned that there's even a vague memory of the old group. Drop me a
Yes, send me a lot of the original 45 RPM “She Could Love Me” on the Stop Label. The only available one I can find on the Internet sells for $425.00. Of course, I’m kidding ( about sending any copies) but I am not kidding about it’s price (check Musicstack.com). I can understand why it’s a big song with the Northern Soul crowd. You are probably aware that Ripete licensed it and it can be found on Disk Number 9 of The Heeey Baby Days of Beach Music series. I think Ripete sells the entire Number 9 Disk with 19 great other songs for less than $425.00 but I will double check. Lol It’s all about authenticity with the Northern Soul scene and unless it’s on a 7” (in diameter) disk, they are not interested in playing it at one of their events. You have to love their passion. I am sure that when a few of them see this posting and discover that the Athens Rogues are white, they’ll be very surprised. Of course, since the book came out, they probably are already aware.
What about the other recordings made in Nashville, are any of them available ?
I guess you realize that “She Could Love Me” is on Youtube. I would like to link the Youtube posting to this blog but my guess is that the Internet Youtube posting is being done without permission. Am I right ? It’s a great tune and very much should get more recognition. Also attached is a photo that Glenn Brown provided for the book that we didn’t use. Maybe you can reply and give the history of the photo. By the way, I noticed that the Athens Rogues’ photo that we have in the book has you in the book crease. Sorry about that. We’ll shift for a second printing. Reply back with any thing you want to add about the songs you wrote or the band etc. The site and blog is all about preserving an important period of time, music and musician.