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.
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THIS GUY'S IN LOVE WITH YOU


Artist: Danny Williams
Author: Burt Bacharach/Hal David
Label: Deram
Year: 1967

South African as That Guy's In Love. Albumtrack UK.

Covers:

1968:

Herb Alpert [n°1 US, n°1 AUS, n°3 UK, hit NL & B; the first one as This Guy's In Love With You]

1968:

Eydie Gorme [as This Girl's In Love With You]

1968:

Dionne Warwick [top 10 R&B & US]

1968:

Dusty Springfield [as This Girl's In Love With You; top 10 R&B]

1968:

Jerry Vale [album title track]

1968:

Petula Clark

1968:

Johnny Mathis [original performer Danny Williams was known as the English Johnny Mathis]

1969:

Burt Bacharach [instr.]

1969:

Peter Kraus [as Ein Kerl wie ich; title track lp]

1969:

Bobby Vinton

1969:

Ella Fitzgerald [as This Girl's In Love With You]

1969:

B.J. Thomas

1970:

Aretha Franklin [title track lp as This Girl's In Love With You]

1971:

Rita Reys [idem]

1972:

Dells

1972:

James Brown & Lyn Collins

1987:

Arthur Prysock [album title track]

1996:

Harry Connick Jr.

2003:

Oasis

2003:

Ronald Isley & Burt Bacharach

2003:

Steve Tyrell [title track cd]

2006:

Julio Iglesias

2007:

Trijntje Oosterhuis [as This Girl's In Love With You]

2010:

Rumer [idem]

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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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