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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.

Musea Art Contest for the week of my CD Online Release Party

February 13, 2012

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:
While Melanie Pruit is covering the Oscars for her blog, and letting Musea in on it, we have an indie film question for all. This 1999 horror film really had a bare bones budget ranging from $25,000-$60,000. One site said, the film (was) shot for $35,000 on a camera bought at Wal-Mart (and subsequently returned for a refund)!. It went on to gross almost 250 mill. Now that’s an indie film with legs! Name the film
IS: The Blair Witch Project. Personal note, my theater, The Inwood, was the only one in Dallas playing this. We were packed and sold out for days in advance! Fast forward. This last week when I was going through my books in the attic, I found a pristine, Blair Witch Project, black t-shirt!

This week’s winner with the first eligible answer was Ben, from Konawa, OK. Congratulations! Seems the rest of you were too far back in the woods for this one. I don’t dumb down, so please wise up!

Now on to a new Q.: Win a copy of my NEW cd CALLED ‘30′! – (first anti-band CD) or my NEWER cd CALLED ‘NEXT”(‘06) or my NEWEST cd CALLED ‘THIRDS” (May ‘07) or my MORE NEWEST cd Called “FOUR-TH” ‘08 or my MOST NEWEST cd CALLED ‘5-TH’(Nov.’09)( one of the 5 CD set). Hunkasaurus.com (has them all plus videos and more) if you are the first to E-MAIL ME AT THIS ADDRESS: tom-hendricks @ att.net(remove blanks of course) with the correct answer to this art question.

FINE PRINT: The CD prize is only available to those with mailing addresses in the US. Foreign winners will have to settle for the miniscule fame alone, and the satisfaction of a job well done. But don’t forget you can listen to all the music on the website, whether you won or lost – and I’d be glad if you did!

My 6-TH CD release party is coming up this week (Thursday night on the hunkasaurus website), and this week’s question is about my music. Lots of strings attached!

In 1967 a local group in Tyler, Texas, was going to record a song I’d written, then titled “Your Lovin’ Trip” – it was the late 60’s remember. Complication arose and they couldn’t do it. The guitar player for the Tyler group, Doug Rhone, later went on to play as guitarist in Neil Diamond’s band, where he still is.
But Dale Hawkins, a musician, known for his national hit, “Susie Q.”, and a record producer, wanted the song for a Dallas group, called The American Blues. They recorded “Your Love Is True”, as the “A’ side of a single. The arrangement had a Five Americans sound. The Five Americans were a Dallas group with some national hits like “Western Union” and “I See the Light”.
Here’s the review from Billboard Magazine of the single, and my song, “Your Love Is True.” (note my name is misspelled on the record, and I had to share writing credits with the producers – typical suits behavior!)
AMERICAN BLUES – Your Love Is True (Prod. Dale Hawkins) (Writers Kirk-Hendrix-Hawkins) Tyler Belldale, BMI) – Dale Hawkins first production for Amy has the earmarks of a hot chart item in this pulsating rocker with good group sound and identifiable lyric content for the teen buying market. Flip: “Say So” (Belldale, BMI) Amy 997.

Finally we come to the art question. Two of the band members that recorded my song, went on to bigger recognition than Dale Hawkins, and the Five Americans had, combined. Name that group.
Oh and how did the record sell? … Didn’t do so good. Good luck!

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