Casper – All Day, All Night（Marianne）（1972）
ジャックス – マリアンヌ（1968/05/20）
The 4 Seasons – C’mon Marianne（1967/06）カモン・マリアンヌ
Léonard Cohen – So Long Marianne（1967）
Mike Clifford – Marianne（1965）
（Unreleased 1965 recording） Out of Los Angeles and never making it past the acetate disc stage, this tune is one of two written by Jack Nitzsche and Russ Titelman for teen idol Mike Clifford, who sang them in the cult classic teen’B’ movie,’Village of the Giants’. While the other song,’NOTHING CAN STAND IN MY WAY was left on the cutting room floor,’MARIANNE’ made it into the film but only less than a minute of screen time for Mike’s performance of it. The shimmering, Spectoresque Jack Nitzsche arrangement is dripping with sweetness with it’s rich strings, tinkling piano and harpsichord and an effective use of echo. The combination of Mike Clifford’s dreamy good looks on display in the film along with his smooth crooning, it’s a shame that this wasn’t released as a single as it very well could have been a hit.
The birth of’Marianne’ and’Nothing Can Stand In My Way’…..
During 1964 & 1965 Mike was very busy touring with The’Dick Clark Caravan Of Stars’. It was in 1965 when his manager, Helen Noga began promoting him for acting roles that the film’Village of The Giants’ came about. Mike knew some of the people who were involved with the production of that film, and he was told that although the picture had already been cast, they would love to feature him in a guest star singing role. Some weeks later he learned that he would be singing two songs written for him for the film by Jack Nitzsche and Russ Titelman and that Nitzche would be overseeing the recording session. Mike then went to the Noga home at 806 N. Elm Dr. in Beverly Hills to rehearse the songs on the piano with Russ Titelman which were entitled,’MARIANNE’ and’NOTHING CAN STAND IN MY WAY’. They taped the rehearsal so that Mike could listen to it for a few days to familiarize himself with the tunes before the actual session. After the backing tracks for the two songs were finished Mike met Jack Nitzsche at Sunset Sound Recorders in Hollywood for the session which was scheduled for 8:00 p.m. Mike recalled how stunned he was after hearing the backing tracks for the two songs and that the music and arrangements were beyond his expectations. He remembered that he went through’MARIANNE’ easily and had that finished in about an hour. It was’NOTHING CAN STAND IN MY WAY’ that was a challenge for him. Hitting the’G’ at the end of the phrase, “Girl, now I’ve got you you and nothing can stand in my way” was at the top of his vocal register. After each consecutive take, Jack would say,’That’s great Mike. Really. We’ve almost got it.” Then another take and then another. Eventually they had food brought in and Jack had Mike drink a few beers to loosen up. He would tell him, “When you get to that part, just do it. Go for it. Don’t worry about hitting the right note. Just sing it.” It wasn’t until almost 4:00a.m. that they were both satisfied with the recording. An acetate was made and given to Mike so that he could learn the tunes precisely for lip-synching them in the film.
A short time later, Mike went to Columbia Ranch Studio in Burbank for his part in the filming of’Village Of The Giants’. When the final edit of the film was complete,’NOTHING CAN STAND IN MY WAY’ which was supposed to be in the opening credits, ended up on the cutting room floor while less than a minute of’MARIANNE’ would be included in the film.
These two recordings with Jack Nitzsche led to the two record deal with Cameo-Parkway Records. In 1965, Mike recorded Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil’s’BEFORE I LOVED HER’ and’SHIRL GIRL’ written by Rudy Clark and Bobby Darin. Jack Nitzsche produced and arranged these tracks.’BEFORE I LOVED HER’ had been previously recorded by Johnny Maestro in 1962 and spoke of the joys of love. The version by Mike had the lyrics re-written to reflect the pain of love.’SHIRL GIRL’ had been recorded by Wayne Newton on Capitol in 1963.
The second Cameo Records disc by Mike Clifford was recorded in late 1965 and issued in early 1966. The songs were’OUT IN THE COUNTRY’ written by Perry Botkin Jr. & Johnny Cole and’COUNTIN’ written by Harry Nilsson. The session was arranged by Perry Botkin Jr., and recorded at Gold Star Studio in Hollywood.
Mike looks back fondly working with Jack Nitzsche on these recordings and is very proud of them and credits those records as the point in time when he began his transition from teen idol material to other styles of music.
A wealth of gratitude goes to MIKE CLIFFORD for allowing me to use a label scan and digital copy of his own acetate recording of’Marianne’.
真理アンヌ – オルフェの歌（1965）
“Orfeo Negro（Manh de Carnaval）”
The Rocking Ghosts – Marianne
Published by Danish Metronome Records 1965.
The Hilltoppers featuring Jimmy Sacca – Marianne（1957/01）
orchestra conducted by Billy Vaughn
This #3 charting track was the final national top 10 hit for the Hilltoppers. See also the Easy Riders version.
King Streak and the 4 Princes – Marianne（1957）
Jimmy Leyden, The Two Bells – Marianne（1957）
The Hilltoppers のカバー。
Terry Gilkyson and The Easy Riders – Marianne（1956/12/24）
“All day, all night, Marianne”…a top hit during the big Calypso music craze of 1956-57. See also the Hilltoppers version.
Pop Chart Peaks: Music Vendor 1, Cash Box 2, Billboard 4
The Lion – Mary Ann（1946）
The Lion aka Roaring Lion
accompanied by Frederico’s Calypso Band
conducted by Denis Preston
78rpm single issued on （UK） Parlophone MP-114（1946）
1st Recording Of “Marianne” as “Mary Ann”
Based upon available information, this is my best-guess’1st recording’ of the familiar calypso tune, popularized most successfully in 1957 by both The Easy Riders and The Hilltoppers. It was composed and introduced by Rafael de Leon, the Trinidad-born performer who recorded under the names “The Lion” and “Roaring Lion.”
Clicquot Club Eskimos – Marianne（1929）
vocal: Tom Stacks
Original 78rpm courtesy of the Rick Colom Collection （pictured UK issue showed artist as “Harry Reser’s Syncopators”）
Title song from the charming 1929 musical film which provided Marion Davies with her starring talkie debut. On a different date Reser also recorded three takes of “Marianne” with vocalist Irving Kaufman which were issued on multiple labels under multiple pseudonyms.
Johnny Johnson and his Orchestra – Marianne（1929）
vocal: Bob Treaster
Title song from the charming 1929 musical film which featured Marion Davies in her starring talkie debut.
Ray Charles – Ruby（1960/11）
orchestra & chorus conducted by Marty Paich
Pop Chart Peaks: Music Vendor 17, Cash Box 21, Billboard 28 – R&B Chart 10
Ray’s follow-up single release to “Georgia On My Mind” was this lushly arranged lyrical version of the 1953 movie theme from “Ruby Gentry.”
Jeannie C. Riley – The Back Side Of Dallas（1967）
Aretha Franklin – Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody（1961/09/01）
ジュディ・ガーランドの歌唱で知られている歌。歌詞に、Dixen Line（メイソン＝ディクソン線）, Virginia, Tennese, Swanee Riverが出てくる。２度目の引用。
Pop Chart Peaks: Music Vendor 21, Cash Box 24, Billboard 37
Aretha’s only top-40 pop hit for Columbia Records was this ancient Al Jolson tune （previously revived by Jerry Lewis in 1956）. Her breakthrough to major stardom with Atlantic Records wouldn’t occur until 1967.
Don Bestor and his Orchestra -（To The Rhythm Of）The River Rhine In Tulip Time（1932）
vocal: Neil Buckley
Lee Conway – Lucas Marsh
from the album “Applewood Memoirs（People）”（1971）
Australian country singer with many songs in the spoken baritone delivery a la Lee Hazlewood. This track was from Lee’s 1971 concept album’Applewood Memoirs’. The song here tells a tale of a return to a town after many years away and who was “Lucas Marsh”. A gothic narrative written by fellow musician Doug Ashdown and producer Jimmy Stewart.
The Bee Gees – Portrait Of Louise（1970）
The Sound Extraction – Tina（1968）
The Monkees – Valleri（1968/02/26）すてきなバレリ
arranged by Don McGinnis
Pop Chart Peaks: Cash Box & Record World #1, Billboard #3
Like their 1966 debut hit of “Last Train To Clarksville,” this was composed by the singer-songwriter team of Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart.
Los Sirex – Judy Con Disfraz（1968）
“Judy in disguise”
John Fred and His Playboy Band – Judy In Disguise（With Glasses）（1967/10）
ジョン・フレッドとプレイボーイ・バンド – ジュディーのごまかし
Pop Chart Peaks: Billboard, Cash Box & Record World #1
The sole top-40 hit for the Louisiana band.
13th Power – Captain Hassel
This is a B-side single to “I See A Change Is Gonna Come” and is written by Wibier, McClain, Martin, Beckner, Hector.
The 45 was released in 1967 by Sidewalk Records and the catalog # is 927.
This group is from ” ? “
Angie and the Chicklettes – Tommy（1965）
Fantastic girl group ballad, one of my favorites, stuck on the flip side of a Beatles tie-in novelty. B-side of “Treat Him Tender Maureen （Now That Ringo Belongs To You）”, released as a single in March 1965. This group consisted of Jean Thomas （on lead vocal） and the Angels （Barbara Allbut, Toni Mason and Phyllis “Jiggs” Allbut; Toni replaced Peggy Santiglia who had left the group）. Jean was the lead singer of the Rag Dolls （”Dusty”, “Society Girl”, “Hey Hoagy”, “Put a Ring on My Finger”） and the Beach Girls （”Skiing in the Snow”）.
Connie Francis – Tommy（1964/04）
Pete Shrayder – Tommy Loves You（1963）
The Del Rios – Valerie（1963/09）
The Monitors – Nita（1958）
“Fats” Waller And His Rhythm – “Send Me” Jackson
この Jackson は人名のようだ。
Michael Rabon and The Five Americans – Virginia Girl
This is an A-side single to “Call On Me” and is written by Mike Rabon.
The 45 was released in 1969 by Polydor Records and the catalog # is 421 429.
This group is from Oklahoma.
Freddy Martin and his Orchestra – Cornish Rhapsody Theme（1946）
This composition by British film composer Hubert Bath was written for the 1944 drama “Love Story,” which starred Margaret Lockwood and Stewart Granger.