Thursday, March 04, 2010

"Lance"



For a brief time around 1966, the Tin Pan Alley label released a handful of records under the name "Lance". Not Lance, but "Lance", always in quotes. The ASPMA website lists less than a dozen songs by this artist, although it seems possible to me that the same singer turned up as "Billy Grey" (no quotes on his records' labels), a short time later. Here's a keen ethnic number, called "Hat Me Father Wore", offered up a few weeks in advance of March 17th, in order to give you time to download it, transfer it to a CD, and have it ready to blare out of your float at the St. Patrick's Day Parade:



If that wasn't to your taste, or even if it was, here's a straight ahead rocker, complete with poorly constructed melodic lines and incompetent vocal phrasing, "Who's Going to Kiss You?":



1 comment:

KL from NYC said...

I want to Thank You for your blog. I "discovered" song poem records fairly recently (from Mr. Ed's blog) and appreciate the history and label scans you post along with the mp3s.
You might want to check http://mredmusicroundup.blogspot.com/2010/03/its-lonely-road.html for the Beulah 45 on Preview Records that Mr. Ed recently posted. He also came across a non-song poem LP (I think it was from a Las Vegas hotel show) that featured Rod from Preview records -- it was done not long before he passed away. It's difficult to search his blog, so you might want to e-mail him about that one.
I hope this helps with your research.
Thanks again.