Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Day #21,309

Today's Walk: Robson/Beatty/Pender/Abbott/Hastings/Carrall/Pender/Main/Keefer/Gore
Today's Walk #2: Meetup Walking group, Science World to English Bay and return

the meetup group: Vesna, moi, Glenn & Willy (camera-shy Julie took the picture)
at aprox km1804 English Bay seawalk

Today's Song: You Must Believe Me

This one was from a Hollies LP called "Love 'n Flowers" that came out in the fall of '67. The record company was trying to cash in on the current popularity of hippie culture with that title but all the songs were in the standard beat group format and had been recorded years earlier. However, I didn't mind at all and it became one of my favourites. At that time I wasn't aware of the original versions of those songs because the radio stations in the part of the world where I lived didn't play much r&b. The Supremes (or Four Tops) was about as far as they would go in that direction (which wasn't very far).
It turns out that the original was by Curtis Mayfield and The Impressions and had been recorded just one year before the Hollies version: but what a difference a year can make (and what a difference Chicago & Manchester can make).
On the video: still being played today, Your Favorite Shirt from '08

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