GLORIA

Latest update on 13/02/2018

Artist: Them
Author: Van Morrison
Label: Decca
Year: 1964

Not even an A-side UK. The riff came from Them guitarist Billy Harrison and Van Morrison wrote the lyrics. Once there was a real Gloria in his life: his dear niece Gloria Gordon, who died of cancer while he performed with his former band The Monarchs in Germany.

Covers:

1965:

Patrick Samson & Les Phéniciens [French version]

1965:

Wheels [from Belfast]

1966:

Spektors [with Bon Scott on drums]

1966:

Pleazers [from New Zealand]

1966:

Fingers [from Japan]

1966:

Mods [from Denmark]

1966:

Belles [as MELVIN]

1966:

Shadows Of Knight

1966:

Blues Magoos

1966:

Ray Sharpe with the Curtis Orch. [as Help Me (Get The Feeling), with Jimi Hendrix]

1966:

Rockin' Devils [from Mexico]

1967:

Jimi Hendrix

1967:

Aretha Franklin [as Save Me]

1968:

Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity [idem]

1969:

King Curtis [as Instant Groove, using Ray Sharpe's basic track, the one with Jimi Hendrix]

1969:

Doors

1969:

Nina Simone [as Save Me]

1976:

Patti Smith

1976:

Eddie & The Hot Rods

1983:

Sylvie Vartan [English version]

1985:

Peter Zaremba's Love Delegation [as Save Me]

1989:

Janse Bagge Bend [as Proemevlaai]

1990:

London Symphony Orch.

1991:

Sam Gooris

1991:

Headcoatees [as MELVIN]

1993:

Dr. Brown

2001:

Popa Chubby

2001:

One Two Trio [as G.L.O.R.I.A. in combination with Gloria In Eccelsis Deo; hit NL]

2001:

Ricky Lee Jones

2003:

Kaz Lux [on Hubert's Hootenanny in medley with Brainbox' hit Down Man, written along Gloria's rhythm line]

More versions: Elvis Costello, Definition Of Sound, Grateful Dead, Shane MacGowan, 101ers, Iggy Pop, R.E.M., Santa Esmeralda, Bruce Springsteen, Al Bano, Jonathan King and U2.
Texas Blues guitarist Ray Sharpe, the king of the push sound, used GLORIA's groove in his Help Me. Van Morrison's Help Me from his live album It's Too Late To Stop Now is based on Sonny Boy Williamson's. Aretha Franklin's Save Me is another variation on GLORIA/Help Me. This was written by Curtis Ousley (King Curtis) who cut it as Instant Groove.

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