The incorrect info has been duplicated on at least one website. Then came the confusion. Bright claimed he was unable to get any money. He sued and got half the song. Bright also said that he taught the song to the Walker Brothers, who had some later success with it in England. The record got enough action to attract the attention of Tide. They served Rendezvous with an injunction and obtained the master.
Through a deal with Sid Talmadge, it was released on Highland though delta numbers suggest it was nearly four years later. One wonders what additional problems would have developed if the song had become a real hit.
He said he went on to cut four intentionally bad sides to fulfill his contract and get a release from Tide, but they refused to release him. Stratchborneo, however, claimed that Bright refused to record for a year, then returned to the label. One way or another, there were several more releases for the company. During the midst of his five Del-Fi releases, Bright recorded some instrumental sides for another company. The two sides, shown as Parts One and Two, are actually the same cut.
It got some airplay as a news lead-in and it has no connection to any other Humdingers group. He recalled one show where his rhythm guitar player was a young guy named Glen Campbell. Reports seem to agree that Bright was a hot performer. These versions remain unreleased but they were re-recorded for Dot. Though it had been over six years since the original signing, the company still had options on him. They served an injunction and took over the master. Though I saw a copy of the record at Tide in , the label was penciled in, indicating that it might have remained unreleased.
Bright had opportunities to do session work for major producers but he lacked confidence in his ability to play the music of other artists. These are the last known Larry Bright releases. I signed everything; I drank a lot so I signed everything; I trusted everybody.
I went to BMI and they showed me a contract that I supposedly signed - I gave away all the rights and royalties. Ex-wife K. Formerly in record promotion, K. Terry Bright was killed in an auto accident around Bright enjoyed relating his encounters with Elvis.
Then I found out Elvis was buying everybody around town a Mercedes that day. He was trying to survive. I think he was genuinely trapped in his prime and cut down that way through litigation. To watch him perform was incredible. Twinkie Lee L.
Hold Me J. Little Ballad that originally hit in , vocal is flat, girl background. Added maracas are a nice touch. One Ugly Child L. Please Give Your Love R. Stratchborneo Very different from previous version above , strings, nice background vocal, key of Eb previous in Db , very nice record. Surfin' Queen Larry Bright Philadelphia-type sound, sax, good record. Nice Hammond B3, good record.
Both sides are the same cut. Ballad; humorous, tongue-in-cheek delivery, excellent production and arrangement; plus the good old talking over the fade. Shake That Thing L. Intro seems a bit brighter, handclaps are added and the talking over the solo is different. Fade is about eight seconds shorter though both records list the time as I'm A Man E. Allison Decent version of Mose Allison's prison song, harmonica.
Money B. Bradford Sparse, folk-rock rendition of the rock standard, structure of the song changed drastically, organ solo, probably the weakest of Bright's remakes, produced by his wife. La Bomba Etc. Bright sounds like the lascivious old man picking up the teenage girl, harmonica.
This track is a big play on the popcorn scene, as is another version of the same song by Jane Baker, recorded some months after Meg Myles. His group, The Knightmares had released a couple of local hits in early and were quickly picked up by Decca Records to release this track nationally.
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