Thursday, April 04, 2013

Get Some Other Fool!

Before getting to this week's songs, I thought I'd point out that two of my last three posts at WFMU have had song-poem connections. Most directly, my Easter posting featured six Halmark tracks, four of which had previously been shared here, but two of which had not:


And about a month ago, I posted a very early record from one of Norridge Mayhams labels. These particular songs do not appear to have any song-poem link, but because of the Norris the Troubadour connection, some of you may be interested:


And now....


Well, after spending the last several weeks variously in the 1960's, 1970's and with labels whose products sound like they're from the 1940's (yet weren't), I thought I'd head straight back into that most wondrous of eras, the late 1950's. Today's singer is Margie Sands, who is, aside from this record, otherwise undocumented among Tin Pan Alley or other song poem label releases. This is a fairly straight ahead number for the period, one which - aside from a few little flubs that might have been corrected with multiple takes - the average record collector might very well believe to be a failed attempt at a hit, and isn't that what most song-poets were after in the first place? Here's Margie with "Get Some Other Fool!":



From the flip side, here's Margie Sands again with another one which sounds just right for the time it was released, mid 1958, "My Heart's In Your Keeping"




5 comments:

Stu Shea said...

I think some people collect TPR records the way some other people collect Preview records--they're slightly off-center versions of music that was popular at the time. "Get Yourself Another Fool" does, as you say, sound like a legitimate attempt at a hit.

Darryl Bullock said...
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Darryl Bullock said...

Hi Bob. There's something very genuine about the Jack Covais-period TPA releases which, I feel, lifts them above the output of most song-poem outfits. Jack's niece, Annette Palazzo and her mother (Jack Covais' sister-in-law) were kind enough to share their memories of him with me recently: well worth a read for anyone interested in the TPA story
http://worldsworstrecords.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/tin-pan-treasures.html

DrunkenHobo said...

Thanks many of your posts are just to hard on my ears to bear. But These Tin Pan Alley attempts at 1950's Rock 'N' Roll even if abit on the teen side are just about bareable. More Teen Rock 'N' Roll sung by pensioners pretending to be 16 please.

Anonymous said...

Darryl, amazing, thanks for posting that link to your interview!!!!! Wow!

And thanks for posting the songs, Bob, love Tin Pan Alley....and, in the words of Jonathan Richman, I still love the 50s!!!