Leave My Man Alone - The Raelettes

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Leave My Man Alone - The Raelettes

Postby John » Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:21 am

Listening to a Doo Wop station in internet radio this morning, they played this which I found interesting. a very different arrangement to what we know.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZqGO1O3FP0



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Re: Leave My Man Alone - The Raelettes

Postby Mister Moon » Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:12 pm

John wrote:Listening to a Doo Wop station in internet radio this morning, they played this which I found interesting. a very different arrangement to what we know.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZqGO1O3FP0


This is interesting. Thank you.

This recording was released in 1971 on Ray Charles' Tangerine label. Of course, The Raelettes had sung on Charles original version of his song, recorded and released by Atlantic in 1956, when they were still named The Cookies. The a-side of the Atlantic single was Doc Pomus' "Lonely Avenue", recorded at the same session and also featuring The Cookies - what a stellar coupling.



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Beware of the "2005 Remaster" of this track - it has the piano intro clipped out.


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Re: Leave My Man Alone - The Raelettes

Postby John » Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:39 pm

Yes the Ray Charles recordings are great. I'm familiar with both of those recordings, but I hadn't heard the Raelettes version before. I really like that slower arrangement.



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Re: Leave My Man Alone - The Raelettes

Postby Mister Moon » Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:54 pm

John wrote:Yes the Ray Charles recordings are great. I'm familiar with both of those recordings, but I hadn't heard the Raelettes version before. I really like that slower arrangement.


I believe the first version was cut by The Everly Brothers in 1957 for Cadence. It's not as frantic as the original either. They changed the "56" in the original lyrics into "57" in order to suit the current year :


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqy9zLzuY-Q


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Re: Leave My Man Alone - The Raelettes

Postby John » Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:03 pm

Mister Moon wrote:
John wrote:Yes the Ray Charles recordings are great. I'm familiar with both of those recordings, but I hadn't heard the Raelettes version before. I really like that slower arrangement.


I believe the first version was cut by The Everly Brothers in 1957 for Cadence. It's not as frantic as the original either. They changed the "56" in the original lyrics into "57" in order to suit the current year :


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqy9zLzuY-Q

Do you mean the first cover, not the first version? Surely that was Ray Charles before the Everlys.



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Re: Leave My Man Alone - The Raelettes

Postby Mister Moon » Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:14 pm

John wrote:
Mister Moon wrote:
John wrote:Yes the Ray Charles recordings are great. I'm familiar with both of those recordings, but I hadn't heard the Raelettes version before. I really like that slower arrangement.


I believe the first version was cut by The Everly Brothers in 1957 for Cadence. It's not as frantic as the original either. They changed the "56" in the original lyrics into "57" in order to suit the current year :


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqy9zLzuY-Q

Do you mean the first cover, not the first version? Surely that was Ray Charles before the Everlys.


Yes, the first cover. I meant the first version after the original.


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