Wednesday, June 30, 2010
No Sir, Don't Mean Maybe
Talk about a great record...
Hale & The Hushabyes was a name given to various session musicians and vocalists, masterminded by Phil Spector protege Jack Nitzsche, and including Sonny & Cher, Darlene Love, Jackie DeShannon and Brian Wilson. Lead vocals on this absolutely stunning 2:20 worth of pop heaven is speculated to be Edna Wright, sister of Darlene Love, with the sweet falsetto provided by Brian Wilson.
I don't think I've mentioned this on Burning Wood before today, but if I did, I don't care. This deserves to be played loud and often. It is a perfect example of a lost art, making a record. The song, "Yes Sir, That's My Baby," in and of itself is pure novelty. But when put in capable hands, becomes a mini-masterpiece of sound.
The 45 is a sorely missed product of music's long gone salad days, and few could put together such perfect singles as the people involved in Hale & The Hushabyes.
YES SIR, THAT'S MY BABY