Jan. 30 in EP Music History Trivia - win a prize!

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Jan. 30 in EP Music History Trivia - win a prize!

Postby KarenZ » Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:56 am

Folks,

It was on this date - Jan. 30 - in 1961 that my favorite song of all time hit #1 on the Billboard chart. The song, recorded by The Shirelles, is "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin. The song ranks as #125 on Rollingstone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Many, many others have recorded the song including Cher, Dusty Springfield, The Four Seasons, Linda Ronstadt, Roberta Flack, Neil Diamond, Melanie, and Dave Mason. Carole King has stated that "the definitive version" was recorded by The Bee Gees for a 1995 Carole King tribute album called Tapestry Revisited on which Rod Stewart, Faith Hill, Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin and others sing the songs from King's Tapestry.

One of Ellis Paul's artist influences - Joni Mitchell - gives a nod to the song in her song "Chinese Cafe/Unchained Melody".

To win your choice of either:

1. Tapestry Revisited, or
2. The Shirelles Greatest Hits

simply be the first person to reply to this post with the answer to how Joni Mitchell makes a little tribute to the song in her song. :)

Good Luck! (They can't all be easy!) :)

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Postby Richard + Jela » Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:14 pm

Karen

Joni uses the line "You give your love, so sweetly" in her song which Carole King used in "Will You Love Me Tomorrow"



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Postby paddyinthepub » Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:15 pm

I think I have the answer....but i'll let others go first. :wink:

And i see others have....good one Richard. :D

That's some song Joni wrote...need to hear it now.

Congrats Richard..........and Thanks, Karen.....fun stuff! :D
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Postby KarenZ » Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:25 pm

Congratulations, Richard! :) Did you know that off the top of your head? If so..... 8) I'm amazed that we got an answer so quickly! :shock:

So now tell us which prize you'd like to have! :)

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Postby paddyinthepub » Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:31 pm

decide...decide...decide...... :lol:

Tough call, Richard...bet they are both great records. :)
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Postby paddyinthepub » Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:43 pm

Here's how I found it so fast.....via google, of course. :wink:


CHINESE CAFE/UNCHAINED MELODY Lyrics
Joni Mitchell


Caught in the middle
Carol, we're middle class
We're middle aged
We were wild in the old days
Birth of rock 'n roll days
Now your kids are coming up straight
And my child's a stranger
I bore her
But, I could not raise her
Nothing lasts for long--
Nothing lasts for long--
Nothing lasts for long--
Down at the Chinese Cafe
We'd be dreaming on our dimes
We'd be playing--
"Oh my love, my darling"
One more time

Uranium money
Is booming in the old home town now
It's putting up sleek concrete
Tearing the old landmarks down now
Paving over brave little parks
Ripping off Indian land again
How long--how long
Short sighted business men
Ah, nothing lasts for long--
Nothing lasts for long--
Nothing lasts for long--
Down at the Chinese Cafe
We'd be dreaming on our dimes
We'd be playing--
"You give your love, so sweetly"
One more time

Christmas is sparkling
Out on Carol's lawn
This girl of my childhood games
With kids nearly grown and gone
Grown so fast
Like the turn of a page
We look like our mothers did now
When we were those kids' age
Nothing lasts for long--
Nothing lasts for long--
Nothing lasts for long--
Down at the Chinese Cafe
We'd be dreaming on our dimes
We'd be playing--
"Oh my love, my darling
I've hungered for your touch
A long lonely time
And time goes by so slowly
And time can do so much
Are you still mine?
I need your love
I need your love
God speed your love to me."
(Time goes--where does the time go--
I wonder where the time goes. . .)
"once we're inside, it's a carnival ride" ~ ellis paul
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