10 June, 2012

THE EVERLY BROTHERS - THE COLLECTOR


THE EVERLY BROTHERS - 'The Collector' (Warner Bros WS1620) July 1966

This superb album by The Everly Brothers is an essential addition to anyone's record collection. Their move into the beat era sound was a requirement during this period in music history where the 50s and early 60s rock'n'rollers would be and often were left behind if they didn't move with the times.

The Everly Brothers were helped greatly on this recording by English hit makers The Hollies. Eight of the songs on 'Two Yanks In England' are Hollies tunes and it is believed that some of the Hollies provided instrumentation. I've also read that Jimmy Page was responsible for the killer guitar break during 'Hard, Hard Year.'

The weird and wonderful 'The Collector' was written by Sonny Curtis and is the same song released by an American group called The #1 on Kapp Records. They were previously called The Blue Beats.

"I'm a collector of beautiful things.
I capture and keep them and pin down their wings."



1 comment:

  1. Contrary to popular beliefs The Hollis did NOT play on these sessions at all!

    The London sessions were done at Decca Studios and feature Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones bass, Andy White drums, Arthur Greenslade keyboards, other personnel unknown. The rest of the sessions (The Collector was one) were done at Hollywood United studios A and feature the Wrecking Crew (James Burton, Glen Campbell)

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