I still need a new title for the blog. I replaced the subheading and the picture. The new photo is one I took in the 1970s of 10 Market Place in Baltimore. The building has been renovated and is now part of Rams Head Live.
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Trust was released on this date 41 years ago (1/23/81). I don’t know all of Elvis Costello’s albums but this is one of the best I am familiar with. The anger of his youth has been tempered by a more mature sound and a bigger variety of songs. “Clubland” may be my favorite Costello song.
While we’re on the topic of Wanda Young of the Marvelettes, here’s a song that was one of their rare covers. She was the lead singer on their version of Van McCoy’s “When You’re Young and in Love” in 1967. The original version was by Ruby & the Romantics in 1964.
“Whipped Cream” by Allen Toussaint is best known in the version by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass from 1965. (Actually, it may be the album cover that is well known). That version was used in the TV show The Dating Game. The Alpert version is very similar to the original one by the Stokes from 1964.
I thought of “Downtown” because Anya Taylor-Joy performs it in the film Last Night in Soho which I just watched. If you’ve never heard it, try the unreal cover by Mrs. Miller. Yes, people listened to this stuff in the 1960s. I can’t explain it to you.
The hit version was recorded by Petula Clark in 1964.