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Your Love Is True ’67 Single

November 26, 2016

https://youtu.be/ai9pG-9QxYY

Look what I found on youtube. Your Love is True/ Say So.

This is my first song on record. It is also a fine example of what records in 1967 sounded like. Both sides of the record have good songs, good music, good productions, – and every 60’s cliche in the lyrics!

I wrote Your Love Is True in Tyler, Texas and it ended up recorded by the Dallas group American Blues, two of which went on to a much much more famous group. Here is the story.

It was the 60’s, groups and combos were everywhere. The Five Americans, out of Oklahoma, had some notable national hits with two personal favorites, I See the LIght, and Western Union.

Both were produced by Dale Hawkins, a music producer who was known for his 50’s classic recording, Susie Q. (See youtube.)

Dale was looking for original songs for another group of his called the American Blues. Through some Tyler, Texas connections, one of my songs reached him. He liked it and wanted his group to record it in the same style as the Five Americans.
But first some tinkering. He changed my lyrics, the title, added two other composers to the credits, and misspelled my name on the record!

If you listen, you’ll hear the new lyrics have just about every late 60’s cliche in them!!! I promise you I did not add them … most of them anyway.

Anyway, the American Blues recorded my song, Your Love is True (originally called, Your Lovin Trip before they changed it – it was the Summer of Love remember,) and it became the A side of a single,Your Love is True / Say So. The flip side is pretty good too! My song got a good review in Billboard, but no national airplay. And I have never seen any royalties. Hear both sides on Youtube.

The group tried some other recordings, but nothing worked and they disbanded. Two of the group joined a Houston guitar player and formed, Z Z Top. So 2 of the 3 members of Z Z Top recorded my song! See if you can find a copy. It is still a good song, a two sided hit, and a great 60’s recording.

Your Love is True, on Youtube

November 25, 2016

Look what I found on youtube. Your Love is True/ Say So

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ai9pG-9QxYY

This is my first song on record. It is also a fine example of what records in 1967 sounded like. Both sides of the record have good songs, good music, good productions, – and every 60’s cliche in the lyrics!

I wrote Your Love Is True in Tyler, Texas and it ended up recorded by the Dallas group American Blues, two of which went on to a much much more famous group. Here is the story.

It was the 60’s, groups and combos were everywhere. The Five Americans, out of Oklahoma, had some notable national hits with two personal favorites, I See the LIght, and Western Union.

Both were produced by Dale Hawkins, a music producer who was known for his 50’s classic recording, Susie Q. (See youtube.)

Dale was looking for original songs for another group of his called the American Blues. Through some Tyler, Texas connections, one of my songs reached him. He liked it and wanted his group to record it in the same style as the Five Americans.
But first some tinkering. He changed my lyrics, the title, added two other composers to the credits, and misspelled my name on the record!

If you listen, you’ll hear the new lyrics have just about every late 60’s cliche in them!!! I promise you I did not add them … most of them anyway.

Anyway, the American Blues recorded my song, Your Love is True (originally called, Your Lovin Trip before they changed it – it was the Summer of Love remember,) and it became the A side of a single,Your Love is True / Say So. The flip side is pretty good too! My song got a good review in Billboard, but no national airplay. And I have never seen any royalties. Hear both sides on Youtube.

The group tried some other recordings, but nothing worked and they disbanded. Two of the group joined a Houston guitar player and formed, Z Z Top. So 2 of the 3 members of Z Z Top recorded my song! See if you can find a copy. It is still a good song, a two sided hit, and a great 60’s recording.

Ninth Day Music Message

January 9, 2016

The Texas Video Showdown is between two sides in the music business – 5 sound alike pop stars that control the music business on one side, and the thousands of other musicians that have been marginalized out of careers on the other.

The five or so sound alike pop stars include: Taylor Swift,, Katy Perry, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Adele, Gaga, and 1 Direction.

The Texas Video Showdown, youtube video challenges the entire music industry.

Some say there is plenty of good music out there, you just have to search for it.
But I say why? Why should the music business be controlled by bad music instead of the best music out there, and why is it our job to find the good music on our own? Is the music business built on bad music? If so why do people put up with that. They don’t!

Some say they are content that they have favorites that are not the karaoke pop, and they get all the good music they want. But that attitude is keeping all those musicians from their careers.

Do you know a great musician? Do you have favorites that are not one of the 5?
I can predict that right now he/she/they are out of a career and making close to minimum wage no matter how good they are, or how hard they works. Buying a CD or t-shirt won’t help them. Support them by opening music up again so great talent has a chance. Vote for indie musicians not 5 pop stars in the Texas Video Showdown. Show the industry that enough is enough and too little is not enough!

Want to join other musicians and bring some fun, rebellion, and vitality to the music business, and open it up to more than a few pop stars? Take a stand right here – vote thumbs up on this video. Bring it down to one video and one place to concentrate the start of a change in music. You are for indie musicians or you are for corporate pop stars. You decide. When music has jumped the shark we need a shake up. Texas Video Showdown.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZvMa2f33Wc


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