The Originals - Prequel of the hits


All songs tracing back to an earlier recording than the most reliable one, represented from the first version released to the latest cover, that’s The Originals, musical resource database since 1982. No limit, no nonsense, no mercy. Next time your kids take ersatz for genuine, here’s what you hold up against them.
It’s the sheer size that matters, 15.000 titles and counting.

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ROCKS


Artist: Primal Scream
Author: Bobby Gillespie/Robert Young/Andrew Innes
Label: Creation
Year: 1994

On Give Out But Don't Give Up. Top 10 UK. The original Ardent take produced by Tom Dowd was released in 2018 on The Original Memphis Recordings (Sony).

Covers:

1998:

Rod Stewart [as Scottish as the originals; Tom Dowd produced his Atlantic Crossings lp]

2010:

Jay Smith

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12-11-2018

YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE

Christine Johnson

1945

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12-11-2018

WONDERFUL WORLD

Sam Cooke

1960

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12-11-2018

WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS

Beatles

1968

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12-11-2018

WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW IS LOVE

Jackie DeShannon

1965

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New originals


12-11-2018

WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS

Beatles

1968

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12-11-2018

SOUR MILK SEA

Beatles

1968

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12-11-2018

MEAN MR. MUSTARD/POLYTHENE PAM

Beatles

1968

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12-11-2018

LONELIEST PERSON

Pretty Things

1968

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Book


The Originals - Prequel of the hits

This ongoing search for the origins of all popular songs imaginable has been bundled in books over the years, four in Dutch, all sold out. Now here's a first edition in English, and the good thing is: you don't need those old versions, for all information still standing and relevant from former editions is encapsulated into this new volume, like Russian babooshka puppets.

The Originals - Prequel of the Hits holds everything, no less. Pure content. Details the lifespan of some 12.000 music titles, all traced back to their earliest manifestation, predating hit version(s) and other relevant covers.

The new book is available at www.epo.be.

On the air


In February 1982 a two hour radio show was first aired from Brussels, with nothing but the original versions of hits of the day. Made for a change for Soft Cell's Tainted Love, Capt. Sensible's Happy Talk, Fun Boy Three & Bananarama's It Ain't What You Do and Sting's Spread A Little Happiness. Instead of sifting through average early eighties TOTP regulars, in came the mid sixties, late forties, thirties and even twenties, linking a Northern soul classic to a Rodgers & Hammerstein composition, a Jimmie Lunceford theme song and a West End showtune from musical Mr. Cinders.

That was only the beginning. Soon as The Originals' own bag o' goodies ran out, audience participation filled it up again and never stopped doing so. 582 separate The Originals radio shows followed, and counting.

Contact


If you noticed blunt omissions, mis-interpretations or even out-and-out errors, please let us know by contacting us:

Arnold Rypens
Rozenlaan 65
B-2840 Reet (Rumst)

info@originals.be

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