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

DAS WAR IN SCHOENEBERG IM MONAT MAI


Artist: Max Kuttner & Lucie Bernardo
Author: Walter Kollo
Label: Isiphon-Concert
Year: 1913

Duet from operette Wie einst im Mai. Film version in 1961 with Peer Schmidt & Liane Croon.

Covers:

1913:

Zonophon Orchester [instrumental]

1920s:

Columbia Kapelle

1964:

Marlène Dietrich

1964:

Conny Froboess

1965:

Hildegarde Knef

1966:

Spencer Davis Group [as Det war in Schöneberg in medley with Mädel, ruck, ruck, ruck; vocal: Spencer Davis]

1971:

Walter De Buck [as 't Vliegerke; big hit VL]

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14-07-2017

YOU'RE GONNA NEED ME

Albert King

1968

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YOU'RE GONNA MAKE ME CRY

O.V. Wright

1965

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14-07-2017

YOU CAN MAKE IT IF YOU TRY

Gene Allison

1957

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14-07-2017

WATCHING THE TRAINS

Steve Alaimo

1968

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New originals


14-07-2017

UNWIND YOURSELF

Hank Ballard & The Midnighters

1967

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14-07-2017

TAKE TIME TO KNOW HER

Percy Sledge

1965

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14-07-2017

NOTHING CAN CHANGE THIS LOVE

Sam Cooke

1962

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14-07-2017

MY LIFE IS RIGHT

Rock City

1970

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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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