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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WAGON WHEEL


Artist: Old Crow Medicine Show
Author: Bob Dylan/Ketch Secor
Label: self released
Year: 2001

On EP Troubles Up And Down The Road. Dylan's demo (Rock Me, Mama) dates from the Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid sessions ('73) but was never released officially, only on bootleg (UK). OCMS member Secor wrote most of the lyrics, Dylan just chorus and melody.

Covers:

2010:

Mumford & Sons

2012:

Nathan Carter [title track lp; hit IRE]

2013:

Darius Rucker [backing vocals: Lady Antebellum; n°1 C&W, top 20 US]

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YOU DO SOMETHING TO ME

William Gaxton

1929

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TRUE LOVE

Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly

1956

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TAKI TAKI

Vader Abraham Show Orkest

1974

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SHOORAH SHOORAH

Frankie Miller

1974

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TAKI TAKI

Vader Abraham Show Orkest

1974

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REGALO DE REYES

Javier Solis

1968

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LLEGÓ NAVIDAD

Ismael Rivera

1975

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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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