Wednesday, April 25, 2007

P.P. Arnold on YouTube

I have been unable to embed any video into the blog since I migrated over to Blogger from Blogger Beta. I have also looked back and since I started posting video many have been taken down from YouTube which just goes to show how ephemeral the Net really is!!! This of course means big holes in my blog and the loss of some of the sense to the postings.

Therefore, I may just post links in future and not write too much to go with them just in case!!!

Anyway back to today's link for a real fave of mine P.P. Arnold - Rare TV-Performance by The Small Faces and P.P. Arnold broadcast 02.March 1968 Boutton Rouge (Belgium TV)! For all young and old mods who loves these guys:

Tin Soldier

The First Cut Is The Deepest

The First Cut Is The Deepest with Teenagers from the New Untouchables International Modernist Meeting in Margate (August 2004)

How Strong Is A Woman with Teenagers from the Untouchables International Modernist Meeting Margate 2004

"Burn It Up" by The Beatmasters with PP Arnold Jan 1989

Ian Levine Production Everything Is Gonna Be Alright

Ian Levine Production I Go To Pieces Everytime

Here is what Ian had to say about P.P. Arnold:

Pat Arnold was originally one of The Ikettes, Ike and Tina Turner's backing girl group. She left Los Angeles and emigrated to England and signed to Immediate Records in 1967, and had a huge hit with "The First Cut Is The Deepest". Another single on the same label, "Everything's Gonna Be Alright", which was basically just a re-write of Bobby Scott's soul classic "We're Doing Fine", (also covered by Dee Dee Warwick), became a monster huge in-demand Northern Soul classic, and one of the biggest ever records at the legendary Wigan Casino. Many years later, in 1998, we were filming our Northern Soul documentary, "The Strange World Of Northern Soul", so we interviewed and recorded Pat on her big Wigan classic. Then she remembered, when she used to appear there, hearing a wonderful record by a girl called Gerri Granger on Bell Records, called "I Go To Pieces Everytime". Funnily enough, I was the one to discover that record first, and we used to play it at Blackpool Mecca before it crossed over to Wigan, so I suggested we have a go and record it ourselves, not for the documentary, but just to try it out. So we did, and here indeed it is.


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