I am not familiar with the 5th Dimension. My Uncle used to listen to them and I remember hearing their name and that’s about it.
Never heard of Cliff Nobles.
I know this group!
I was too embarrassed to tell Allee I never heard of this song or band. It’s the only cover version Allee ever did when she performed her Childstar album in the 70’s.
Track down ALL these records! I think you will recognize ALL of them.
These songs and the others in the box are my only training as a songwriter.
Neat, Neat, Neat!!
Denny– If you’ve never heard the first 5th Dimension song above, then that means you’re not familiar with Laura Nyro who wrote it and also recorded it– is that possible?! She was just admitted into the Rock n’ Roll hall of fame– definitely one of the most original artists of all time and very influential. I’m sure Allee can get you up to speed– she worked on ads for Nyro’s records in the 70’s in NY.
The Fifth Dimension’s Let The Sunshine In/ Aquarius is a CLASSIC LP. And they were the first ones to really make hits of Laura Nyro songs. Here’s a crash course already here at AWMOK: https://www.alleewillis.com/awmok/kitschenette/2010/11/22/allee-willis%E2%80%99-kitsch-o%E2%80%99-the-day-%E2%80%93-the-fifth-dimension-7-eleven-slurpee-cup/
Listening to the 5th Dimension now. Oh geez, I know them but only know them for the hits like “Acquarius/Let The Sunshione In”, Up Up And Away. I only had the am dial back in the day and didn’t really get to buy, collect and discover music til I was much, much older. I am still catching up! :)
“Stone Soul Picnic” rocks my kitty. I just wanted to add that!
Correct me if i’m wrong here Allee, i believe that Cliff Nobles record is on the Phil-LA of SOUL label. I’ve seen that label before, scanned whatever rekkid it was and turned that into a heat transfer iron on decal to iron onto a t-shirt, for a friend of mine. Sometimes the label art can be more interesting than the songs therein contained.
I always though that label name was brilliant. The hit side of the record above is the flip side. A fantastic instrumental called The Horse, out in ’67. Still one of my favorite instrumentals of all time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McFSX8LkOqU
I have been lurking for a long time and I decided I really needed to become an active member. Im thrilled. Anyhoo – Julie London has a spectacular cover of “stoned soul” from her yummy yummy yummy album. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2eGJ6Naymg
Are u the real Shelley Duvall, with whom I got to do so much good work? Real or not, welcome!
Forgot to add that I never knew Julie London sang Stone Soul Picnic. What a trip!!
Welcome! It’s fun to lurk but who can resist posting. The Julie London is fantastic. I have a lot by her but not this song…..
oh jeez. i’m just a fan. when came time to get a new gmail account “shelleyduvall” was taken so i became “shelleyduvall2” and it has served me well for years. i’m so glad you liked juile. that whole album is a trip!
Well, you have good taste either way! Do you collect anything? You should post it here. Lots of likeminded folks.
oh i do i do. mid-century/ hunting-lodgey/ midwest-grandma/ gay glam. i collect as much as i can for my new york apartment. the vinyl is taking over. but i am thrilled to start posting.
Ooh, with that description I’m anxious to see!