Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Doubling Double Shot and other key words of the Hey Baby Days
Top: "Double Shot" originally released on the band's own For Sale label; the only place you could buy a copy with this label was at their shows; it's collectible, more so if you have a sleeve like the one above signed by members of the band that recorded the 1966 hit
Bottom: 1967 album which included the alternative version of "Double Shot" with the "worst morning after" instead of "hangover" The one above is priceless with signature of seven of the eight original members who recorded the song. Jimmy Perkins is the lone holdout but agreed to sign the album if I can meet his price. (kidding ... Where are you Jimmy ?)
Ann from Hawaii continues to ask some very interesting questions about the book and the Hey Baby Days...here's her latest:
Why were there two versions of Double Shot ("worst hangover I ever
had" and "worst morning after I ever had")? I cannot fine the "worst
morning" version anywhere to download - Amazon.com or Rhapsody. It is
on YouTube but I can't transfer the RealPlayer download to a CD. Do
you have the "worst morning" version. It's not the one on the CD in
Anthology re-issued in 1995 by Ripete. Was the "worst morning"
Version on the original 45? Just wondering why the mystery of the two
versions. I kept forgetting to ask you before now.
Great question ! The only place the "'worst morning after' I've ever
had" appears is on the "Double Shot" album of 1967 which is in my
opinion is a very underrated album. It includes “ M.T.Y.L.T.T,” a song written by John McElrath which appears to be be the precursor of "More Today Than Yesterday" by the Spiral Starecase. The words “worst morn after” were dubbed in the album cut of “Double Shot” because "believe it or not" because the record company thought that the ""hangover" might inhibit album sales. incredible , stupid and probably a bad marketing move but what do I know, I was only 17 at the time.
P.S, I am sending copies of this to the Swingin' Medallions who can
correct me if I am wrong.
Thanks for clearing that up. I went to their web site and found that I could buy the SM Anthology through them on eBay. I thought it was the same as the CD I got on Amazon.com through Ripete Records but was
surprised to find out there were some different songs on each one. But
on the one directly from the SM's, they have both versions of Double
Shot. So I ordered it too. While I was at it, I also ordered their
Generations CD. Did you figure out when the picture in your book was
made - top left of page 182 (Medallions and their fans)?
I am now going jogging to listen to the Swingin' Medallions on my iPod.
I ordered their new CD, Madras and Madness recently.
The Swingin' Medallions I am sure appreciate your buying their CDs.
Key Words of the Hey Baby Days
Since we began the blog back in November, we have become very interested in knowing our audience, where they're coming from and what got them to the blog. Overwhelmingly, most come to the blog because they have bought the book and have regularly kept up with the updates at the book's website: www.heybabydays.com
These are kindred souls who like me love to spend a little time living in the past.
However, every day we get dozens of blog visitors who get to the blog because they have used certain "key words" that they have inputted into a search engine such as Google or Yahoo which gives them a list of links that contain the key words and visit the blog by selecting the link. We have been fascinated at some of the orgins of visitors and their keywords. We would not consider it particularly interesting for someone from Atlanta to use the key word "Tams" to get to the blog but we have had some that we sort of expect and some that are a bit different. Here follows a composite of recent visitors by point or origin and the key words that got them to the blog:
(1.) first line Origin
(2.) second line Key Words
old band from alabama named the rocking gibraltas
Union City, New Jersey
Dennis Yost Last Concert
DR.FEELGOOD & INTERNS
Raleigh, North Carolina
In-Men, Ltd. Band
Silver Spring, maryland
Buddy Skipper Beach Music
Ljubuski, Federation Of Bosnia And Herzegovina,
Bosnia And Herzegovina
Reidsville, North Carolina
gene and the team beats
Iron Station, North Carolina
Swinging Medallions Band
Norcross, Georgia Brent Fortson
Dr. Feelgoods Gasden Alabama
Swinging Medallions Double Shot
Rochester, New York
Barry Bailey Guitar Gear
Defuniak Springs, Florida
covers albums Billy Walker
Mount Holly, North Carolina
Master Sound Studios Atlanta, Georgia
Raleigh, North Carolina
magnificents band from burlington my space
the tyn times reunion gadsden
wilbur walton jr biography
Thomastown, Kilkenny, Ireland
examples of business cards for bands
the mighty tams
Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan
in the club calling hey baby
High Ridge, Missouri,
st. louis band bob kuban brass
silly little girl tams
Rupert, West Virginia
athens rouges band
Naples, Florida, United States
blogspot "mark seven"
daytona in the 60s
Fuzhou, Fujian, China
Dennie Yost & Classics
Des Plaines, Illinois
keyboard chords to "spooky" by the atlanta rhythm section
the winstons and color him father and blogspot
Harry Hagan trombone
Jefferson, North Carolina,
spontanes old band members
Wilmington, North Carolina
Georgia State University buys Studio One
Greensboro, North Carolina,
the in-men ltd
Salemburg, North Carolina
hey i know you monzas
Selby, York, United Kingdom
hey girl don,t bother me on you tube
note: we will try and post addition keywords and the place of origin from time to time so check back at this posting" "Doubling Double Shot"