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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A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

YOU CAN CLOSE YOUR EYES


Artist: Kate Taylor
Author: James Taylor
Label: Cotillion
Year: 1971

On her album Sister Kate. She's James Taylor's sister. On Greenpeace album Amchitka ('09) he sings a live version in October '70.

Covers:

1971:

James Taylor [on Mud Slide Slim And The Blue Horizon and B-side of You've Got A Friend]

1974:

Linda Ronstadt

1976:

Richie Havens

1992:

Maureen McGovern

2003:

Sheryl Crow

2007:

Carly Simon [with Sally & Ben Taylor, two children she had with the author, who both must have had fond memories of this lullaby]

2008:

King's Singers

2008:

Maggie Reilly [as Close Your Eyes]

2009:

Ricky Koole

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09-05-2017

3/4 TIME

Wendel Adkins

1982

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09-05-2017

YOU WON'T SEE ME

Beatles

1965

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09-05-2017

YOU GO TO MY HEAD

Casa Loma Orch.

1938

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09-05-2017

YOU CAN CLOSE YOUR EYES

Kate Taylor

1971

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09-05-2017

YOU WON'T SEE ME

Beatles

1965

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09-05-2017

YOU CAN CLOSE YOUR EYES

Kate Taylor

1971

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09-05-2017

WOUND TIME CAN'T ERASE, A

Sky Johnson

1957

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09-05-2017

WHEN THE ROLL IS CALLED UP YONDER

Haydn Quartet

1906

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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.

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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