Friday, May 14, 2010
"When Sally Met Harry" : THE WEEKEND MIX
While the response to a Nilsson mix wasn't overwhelming, (where is everyone?), what little response there was, was positive. So here it is.
The hits are missing. You can find those and buy those on your own. The tunes compiled here, with a couple of contributions from my old pal, FD13NYC, are personal favorites. You will see after one pass through these 22 songs, that Harry Nilsson, whether writing an upbeat rocker, mid-tempo mambo, or his specialty, the big ballad, was always heartbreaking. (His version of the Doc Pomus classic, "Save The Last Dance For Me," produced by John Lennon, still renders me useless.)
Rarities include some BBC recordings---"Without Her" and an Everly Brothers "mash-up," piano demos of "The Moonbeam Song" and "Without You," and 2 songs from his last sessions for the proposed "Papa's Got A Brand New Robe" LP, "Misery & Gin" and "U C L A." ("A Love Like Yours," the Phil Spector-produced duet with Cher, used to be rare, by I think this is the 14th mix I've used it on. Sorry, I like it.)
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