There were six cover songs on the Twist And Shout LP. Five of the six original releases in Canada were distributed by Quality records, Toronto. The other disc was distributed by Compo in Lachine, Quebec.
1. "Anna (Go to Him)" (Arthur Alexander)
2. "Chains" (Gerry Goffin, Carole King)
3. "Boys" (Luther Dixon, Wes Farrell)
2. "Baby It's You" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Barney Williams)
4. "A Taste Of Honey" (Ric Marlow, Bobby Scott)
6. "Twist and Shout" (Phil Medley, Bert Russell)
Arthur Alexander issued several different 45s on the Dot label in Canada. Dot was distributed by Quality Records. These 45s were issued with plain grey paper sleeves.
Dot 16309X A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues / You Better Move On (1961)
(The Beatles performed the A side on the Live At The BBC set and the Rolling Stones covered the B side)
Dot 16357X Soldier of Love (Lay Down Your Arms) / Where Have You Been All My Life
(The Beatles performed the A side on the Live At The BBC set and the B side on the Live In Hamburg set)
Dot 16387X Anna / I Hang My Head And Cry (1962)
The Canadian DOT (Quality) release of "Anna" was most probably issued in late 1962 and did not chart in Canada as far as can be determined.
The song was covered superbly by The Beatles and was written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King.￼
Dimension D-1002X The Cookies "Chains / Stranger In My Arms"
"Chains" was the A-side and the single was issued in Canada by The Cookies on the Dimension label which was distributed by Quality. CHUM in Toronto charted the record for 13 weeks and it peaked at number 4 in December of 1962 (Ron Hall). The Cookies would chart three records on the CHUM charts and "Chains" was their first.
The song was written by Luther Dixon and Wes Farrell. The Shirelles issued this track on the following single in Canada in early 1961:
REO 8531 The Shirelles "Will You Love Me Tomorrow / Boys".
CHUM charted the A side for a total of 13 weeks and it peaked at number 2 in February of 1961 (Source: Ron Hall).
The song was written by Bobby Scott and Ric Marlow. The duo wrote the song for the 1960 Broadway version of a 1958 British play titled A Taste of Honey . A film with the same name was made from the play in 1961. Lenny Welch recorded a vocal version in 1961 which was the version that the Beatles covered.
Lenny Welch's single was issued in Canada in late 1962 and was credited to B. Scott - R. Marlowe - L. Morris. L. Morris was Lee Morris who may have provided the lyrics.
Cadence 1428 Lenny Welch "A Taste of Honey / The Old Cathedral"
The single was issued in Canada on Cadence (same label as the Everly Brothers) and was distributed by Compo Company Limited of Lachine, Quebec. The single did not chart in Canada, although two of his later Cadence singles did (Since I Fell For You on Cadence 1439 and Ebb Tide on Cadence 1422).
Another cover of a Shirelles song. The song was written by "Mack David - Barney Williams - Bert Bacharach" and was also arranged by Bert Bacharach.￼
REO 8621 The Shirelles "Baby It's You / The Things I Want To Hear"
REO was distributed by Quality Records. CHUM charted the single for 4 weeks. It peaked on the CHUM chart at number 18 in January 1962 (Source: Ron Hall).
The song was written by Phil medley and Bert Russell. It had been issued in Canada on Quality Records by The Isley Brothers July 1962 as:
Quality 1421X The Isley Brothers "Twist And Shout / Spanish Twist"
The Isley Brothers Twist And Shout single did not chart in Canada which is very strange considering what a great song it was at the time. Their earlier single "Shout" had charted briefly in Canada in 1959.
Some very interesting items sold this week, and some reached quite surprising prices! Of them you might have seen the Esquires' album sell for 50$, a Canadian Hollywood Bowl promo album with press release for 49$ and a Movie Medley promo 45 for 38$.
One specific seller had some very notable items for sale, most of them in shrink wrap and stickers; those included were a stereo Pink Floyd's Piper at The Gates of Dawn with orange sticker that sold for 173.50$, Sounds In Corporated with the rare pink sticker referring to the Beatles (72.50$) and the first Yardbirds album from the 6000 series Heart Full of Soul that reached an impressive 257.76$ !! Finally, two Let It be box sets sold last week, the first for 177$ and the second being still sealed sold for a whopping 596.88$…
Many other sales were recorded and have been added to our sales pages from the achive tab. Number of bids and bidders were also added to new listings.
Today we have added 4 new pages that cover sales of Canadian records. The first two cover all compiled sales of records found in the content of this site - and act as an archive for all the "recent sales" news entries we posted since september 2010. Listed by artist and by year of sales, this means one can follow the evolution of certain records to have an idea of its value and interest among collectors. The two other pages focus on specific records that lifted many questions over the years: Love Me Do with no dash or number, and the Canadian Decca My Bonnie, listing sales history and stories that explain how collectors came across such an item. Take a few minutes to browse the pages in the archives tab of the menu. Enjoy!
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I had the supreme pleasure of interviewing David Whatmough on Sunday, July 11th., 2011. David has been a serious collector of Canadian vinyl records since 1957 and is still collecting them today. In fact, when EMI Music Canada celebrated their 50th. anniversary in 1999, it was David who tracked down the very first Capitol 78 disc to be pressed in Canada at their London, Ontario plant (Capitol C-101). David donated his extremely rare copy of that disc to EMI. That very rare Capitol 78 RPM disc appears at the beginning of the Nicholas Jennings book "Fifty Years Of Music - The Story Of EMI Music Canada" (Macmillan Canada, Toronto, Canada, 2000).
David Whatmough was born in 1939 and has lived in Hamilton, Ontario all of his life. He told me a wonderful story of his family trip to the CNE in Toronto in the mid 1950s .. instead of going to the CNE with his family he opted to spend time on his own at the record shops in Toronto ... now that is a record collector !
David has produced two definitive books on Canadian vinyl records. His first book on the 78s and 45s in it's latest format is approximately 1000 pages ! The other book deals with Canadian LPs and is also an excellent reference manual. I have found both books indispensable. They can be ordered from this web site. David told me that he has allowed Global Dog Productions to display some of his Canadian label discographies online but of course there are many that you can only access from his books.
David prints each book on his own and to date he estimates that he has sold 60 or so of the larger book. It is very time consuming to print and bind each one.
Now you can hear my interview with David. Here he discusses how he started this "odyssey" and he also provides an amazing insider's story on how he tracked down all of this very obscure information.
Thank you David Whatmough for your two wonderful books and for sharing them with record collectors around the world. The books go a long way to help to tell the story of recorded music in Canada in the 20th. century.
You can listen to the interview: HERE
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