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Love is Strange


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Moviz

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This is a song I 'rescued' from my old reel to reel Grundig tape recorder. It was recorded waaaaaaaaay waaay back in the early 1960's when i was in my early 20's and when the word 'Baby' was pronounced 'Boibuy' or 'Buybee' depending on which artist was popular at the time. I think I only heard this song a couple of times, hence the lyrics are not quite right and I've never heard it since, I do remember thinking what a strange song it was, because these songs were very unusual and original to us at that time, but I hope you like this rendition as I played and sang in one, through my little 12 volt amp and recorded on the tape recorder.
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Fans: 48
Plays: 328
Downloads: 67

Uploaded: Jan 22, 2012 - 11:11:55 AM
Last Updated: Jan 22, 2012 - 11:11:55 AM Last Played: Aug 27, 2017 - 05:57:14 AM
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Hardware:
Grundig TK20 tape recorder, sure unidyne 3 mic', mac intel 10-06
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Comments
TvRicky said 2131 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
Wow. Soda Shop foe sho
Cool and memory maker. Dig this so much. Telling my age here.Ha Ha. Just real cool on a Sunday morning digging the scene. So many vivid images and sounds emerge from this my man..

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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Moviz said 2130 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
Love
that comment Ricky LOL.... Soda Shop! Over here I think the equivalent was the Milk Bar.... boy that takes me back too.... really pleased this brought you some good memories. I got a few too when I heard this coming from the old tape, regards M
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awigze said 2131 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
You crooner
Pronounced crewner.this is a wonderful find. Glad you shared this with the world after being cloistered for so long.
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Moviz said 2130 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
Ha Ha
'crewner' indeed; really pleased you liked this Andy..... even I'd forgotten all about this until I heard it, so it really had been 'cloistered', Cheers M
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Jarvoid said 2131 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
This is of its day...
got a real hula feel to it as well...holds up well too....half expecting Mr Elvis to tap you on the shoulder and duet with you......great stuff...

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Moviz said 2130 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
Thanks
for calling in on this Chris; it's that pronunciation that takes us back I suppose, Regards M
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Philip18 said 2131 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
Love is strange
I hear a bit of Harry Belafonte's style here. Lovely tone to the vocal - very much of the time! Would have been on the Hit Parade on the radio for sure. Neat guitar playing. Good one, Maurice!
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Moviz said 2130 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
Thanks Philip
for the praise on the vocal and guitar..... the guitar run is about the only one I've ever managed to play though.... it was early days LOL, regards M
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Bowman said 2131 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
Well worth rescuing Maurice
Wish the recording was better but a pleasure nonetheless.
Cheers,
Charlie
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Moviz said 2130 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
Hi Charlie
At the time I don't think I would have been very pleased with this, but after all these years I hear it with fresh ears and I must say I was pleasantly surprised too..... thank you for listening, regards M
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Symphony101 said 2131 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
Some things
never change :-) Love is still strange :-)

Great song which is certainly worth the rescue efforts.
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Moviz said 2130 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
Oh Yves...
some things do.... especially my voice, which has accumulated a few more corners, cracks and croaks LOL...... I just wish it was as fluid now as it was in this recording; but I thank you for those kind words, regards M
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jibes said 2130 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
Love is Strange
A type of recording that's a real treasure to find. Really well done. This is a great interp of a really great song by Mickey & Sylvia. A song that stands the test of time. Give the original a listen and you will be quite surprised!
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Moviz said 2130 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
Yes Neal
They did record it one of the first, but I think it was either Buddy Holly or Adam Faith that I heard since I sang the 'Boibuy' thing LOL. The Mickey & Sylvia version is great but sounds as though the backing is played on one of those musical hurdy-gurdy toys kids play with. Thanks a lot for calling in to listen and comment; much appreciated, regards M
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sammydix said 2130 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
strange
i always thought Paul Mc wrote this, ha! now i know. man, quite a young Mo voice captured here. that's about as close i'll personally come to a taste of time travel. really cool.
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Moviz said 2130 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
Was
well before the Beatles came on the scene Sammy. Yes it is a young sounding Mo I agree; very fluid compared to now...... thanks for dropping in, regards M
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Les_Kloo said 2130 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
Buried treasure
Wonderful. Sounds just like you! Thanks for bringing this back.
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Moviz said 2130 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
So flattering Les
to say I still sound like this.... thank You for giving it a listen, regards M
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Narad said 2130 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
Love is Strange
Lovely listen ! :)
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Moviz said 2130 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
Thanks Harald
glad you enjoyed this blast from the past, cheers M
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racerat said 2130 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
Love is Strange
OMG, it sounds just like you do now! This has a very Buddy Holly vibe to it, but I'm sure others have said that. This was recorded probably just a few years after I was born, how cool is that? You vibrato is stellar and I think the chord progression is very tasty. Love the E string "pulls". Nice!
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Moviz said 2130 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
So pleased RR
that you think I still sound the same and I think it might have been the Buddy Holly version I heard at the time, since I veered toward (nay fully encompassed LOL) that pronunciation of 'Baby'.... Thanks so much for the very welcome comment, regards M
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VicDiesel said 2124 days ago (January 28th, 2012)
buddy holly indeed.
I didn't want to say it, but it's true.
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dimm witness said 2130 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
yes
more please!
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Moviz said 2130 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
Hi Dimm
I'll have a look around my old goody bag and see what I can find, but thank you kindly for your continuing support and faves etc, regards M
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davisamerica2 said 2130 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
Mercy! Ya can't Beat this!
I'm impressed with the quality on this old find, Maurice. You always sound so polished. Looks like you started out polished. A great listen! Thanks. T
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Moviz said 2130 days ago (January 23rd, 2012)
Hi Terry
Thanks for those nice words .......... I too was surprised at how this turned out even before i ran it through Ozone. Also I was never what you'd term as a 'guitarist', my playing was very simple, but now I hear that it was quite adequate for what I was doing at the time..... and it was only for my own listening at that time, regards M
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Skean said 2130 days ago (January 23rd, 2012)
Love is Strange
M, for master. Niiice, M very very nice. I'm born 1960 so it's alway cool to hear music from the 60's..Thanks for sharing an oldie/goodie…Cheers
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Moviz said 2130 days ago (January 23rd, 2012)
Glad you
liked it kenta....but I'm starting to feel old now LOL.... thanks for listening, cheers M
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lavalamp said 2130 days ago (January 23rd, 2012)
Strange is Love
This has Buddy Holly all over it. Love the sound quality.
Actually, one of your best.

Sincere.

LL
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Moviz said 2130 days ago (January 23rd, 2012)
Loving
that comment David.... thanks very much for calling in. It just occurred to me that I was probably using my Watkin's Copycat echo unit too, which really did give a nice sound to both vocals and guitar, regards M
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ShadowofNine said 2130 days ago (January 23rd, 2012)
Love is Strange
Now this is a history lesson of sorts, Way cool memories...
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Moviz said 2130 days ago (January 23rd, 2012)
Thanks Dave
really pleased with your reaction to this oldie.... glad you enjoyed it, regards M
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peacepiano said 2129 days ago (January 23rd, 2012)
Cool
At first I thought what a great retro sound you had created here, then I read the description. Any more gems floating around? I really enjoyed this one.
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Moviz said 2129 days ago (January 23rd, 2012)
I have
a few Bill, but they're more ballad than pop..... appreciate you taking a listen to this and glad you liked it, cheers M
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PeterB7858 said 2129 days ago (January 23rd, 2012)
The test of time...
Great to hear some (very) early stuff of yours, Maurice. Stood the test of time well. Must have been like opening a time capsule of your life. Enjoyed. Regards, Peter.
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Moviz said 2129 days ago (January 23rd, 2012)
I've been
very lucky Peter that this and others I've posted haven't deteriorated too much at all and like you said, it's good to hear the past, but sad when you realize how your voice has paid the price for having smoked and breathed in other people's smoke in the years when smoking was allowed in public places, Cheers M
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PatriciaGirl said 2129 days ago (January 23rd, 2012)
way back when machine
What a nice snap shot of M way back when. It's always strange love to play back music from your youth and experience it many moons later. I'm glad that you did. Beautiful back then and even more so now. Thanks for sharing the past with us =)

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Moviz said 2129 days ago (January 23rd, 2012)
You're telling me Patty
I actually found it quite emotional the first time I played these old tapes after many years, though at the same time, I was quite pleased with how they sounded. Thank you for those very kind and much appreciated words.... so pleased you enjoyed, regards M
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Vic Holman said 2129 days ago (January 23rd, 2012)
strange is love
cool and so in a buddie holly style. very cool indeed
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Moviz said 2129 days ago (January 24th, 2012)
Just shows
how young people are influenced by their piers doesn't it..... thanks for listening Vic, cheers M
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neilh79 said 2129 days ago (January 24th, 2012)
Love is Strange
Very authentic recording Mo, nicely done
Moviz said 2129 days ago (January 24th, 2012)
Glad you
liked it Neil.... thanks a lot for calling, regards M
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KCsGROOVE said 2129 days ago (January 24th, 2012)
amazing
how little your voice has changed in all those years...
grundig, hehehe, my dad had a grundig taperecorder, my brother and I made our first recordings on a grundig
seductive vocals :-)
Enjoyed!
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Moviz said 2129 days ago (January 24th, 2012)
I'm
more than pleased you think my voice hasn't changed a lot.... maybe i'm too critical then LOL. Yes the Grundig was a great machine; and I still have it, but I doubt it still works these days.... thank you for listening, regards M
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gadzooks said 2128 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
Love is Strange
This is very cool Maurice ... what a crooner! I love it. What a great find. Your voice sounds fabulous and the recording sounds so clear and very authentic. I would bet that if you recorded that today your voice would sound the same.
Thanks for the treat!
Cheers
SG
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Moviz said 2128 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
Thanks
for those kind words Stan, but you know, there's a clarity and freshness in that young vocal that's gone for ever...... too many smoky halls and cigarettes over the years I'm afraid. I can still sing it in that key, but only just, regards M
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davisamerica said 2128 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
well... i commented
... but guess simon was tweeking and comment got lost... so here goes again...wasn't it Mickey and Sylvia that did this originally... I know Buddy Holley did a version and that is what your voice channeled from the first notes for me... Buddy. Maurice thanks for sharing this ... downloaded sir!
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Moviz said 2128 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
Yes Jack
you're correct Mickey and Sylvia from a guitar riff by Jody Williams and Buddy did a version as well I believe.... I don't remember whether it was him or Adam Faith who I heard singing it or who I got my inspiration from at the time, because they both sang 'Boibuy' instead of 'Baby' LOL.... thank you kindly my friend for dropping by a second time, regards M
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tempie said 2127 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
waaaay cool
love this. what a find. great post, and thanks for the DL.
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Moviz said 2127 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
Thank YOU Craig
Really appreciate that you like it enough to be DL'd..... I could never have imagined this scenario when I originally recorded it, regards M
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Denny Borsboom said 2127 days ago (January 26th, 2012)
Fantastic song!
This is a great jazzy bluesfeel. I don't think it has dated at all!
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Moviz said 2127 days ago (January 26th, 2012)
Thanks Denny
nice of you to call in and listen..... much appreciated, regards M
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kaidavis said 2127 days ago (January 26th, 2012)
now
I must say you went and pull out them old 78's and this was the hit back then,wow i know getting numbers from a chick was fun.the music sounds like it was being played at a beach or a luau however that is our history n music so thanks for giving us a taste of yesteryears.
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Moviz said 2127 days ago (January 26th, 2012)
Thank you
for dropping by Kai..... yes those 78's were quite in vogue in those days.... glad you enjoyed this throw back, regards M
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dave_b said 2127 days ago (January 26th, 2012)
Love is Strange
Sounds like early Beatles to me! Terrific vocal. You can still hear those same guitar bends today.
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Moviz said 2127 days ago (January 26th, 2012)
Glad you
liked the vocal Dave even though it's a trifle 'syrupy' LOL.... I never did know many chords, but I really loved that E chord when I could bend the bass string.... made it sound as though I could play a bit LOL, Cheers M
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abzwork said 2126 days ago (January 26th, 2012)
To Moviz...
Exquisite trip down memoryland...silky pipes man...yeah, love is...:):):)peace
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Moviz said 2126 days ago (January 27th, 2012)
Thanks
for calling in to listen this Erin.... yes they were very siky in those days, though they've got a bit scuffed over the years, regards M
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crissew said 2126 days ago (January 27th, 2012)
Everly brothers
sound here. Very cool. Enjoyed it. Love this style of music. I still listen to oldies a lot.
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Moviz said 2126 days ago (January 27th, 2012)
Nice
to see you around again Charles.... thanks for listening and the nice comment; much appreciated, regards M
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DWL said 2125 days ago (January 28th, 2012)
What a blast
from the past.

Great to hear you were in fine voice even then.

Nice bit of guitar as well.

Cheers

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Moviz said 2124 days ago (January 28th, 2012)
Thanks for
calling in Dick..... my voice was OK but I'm sure that guitar you hear was about my only repertoire at the time and hasn't altered much since LOL, cheers M
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VicDiesel said 2124 days ago (January 28th, 2012)
crooner
Put an orchestra behind this instead of a guitar and you'd have a teeny bopper hit. Great voice!
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Moviz said 2124 days ago (January 29th, 2012)
Thanks Vic
for dropping in to listen and I very much appreciate the compliment you leave, regards M
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alackbass said 2124 days ago (January 29th, 2012)
Love is Strange
This is way cool! You sound like Roy Orbison!
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Moviz said 2124 days ago (January 29th, 2012)
Glad
you like it Andrew.... thank you for the Orbison compliment, cheers M
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Doug Somers said 2121 days ago (February 1st, 2012)
Well worth rescuing
What dulcet tones - Orbison indeed. You never cease to amaze. As Dick said, you were polished back then too - probably born singing would be my observation.

Very fine tune Maurice. Thanks for bringing it back to light.

Cheers,
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Moviz said 2119 days ago (February 3rd, 2012)
Sorry
for the delay in answering Doug.... glad you liked it, but with regard to the 'polished' thing; at the time I was sat on the couch with nothing in my mind but entertaining myself and getting a little practice in, so I'm really pleased it stood the test of time. It's a bit like listening to someone else after all this time LOL, regards M
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TobinMueller said 2119 days ago (February 3rd, 2012)
Archived sweetness
I dig the way you achieved an old-archived feel with this, even tho that's what it actually is! The old-school feel and sound degradation of the tape works perfectly. That smooth tenor vocal is so nice! How cool is it that you kept this, didn't lose it. Thanks for sharing.
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Moviz said 2118 days ago (February 3rd, 2012)
Thanks Tobin
It's so 'old school' that I hadn't yet developed my own style of singing/ pronunciation it seems, but I'm so pleased that I found it and that it was so well preserved. Really pleased you came to hear this, regards M
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Loob said 2114 days ago (February 8th, 2012)
Isn't this an Everly Bros tune?
Mighty nice Mo!
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Moviz said 2114 days ago (February 8th, 2012)
Quite
a few seemed to have recorded it Freddy, so they probably did as well; glad you liked it, cheers M
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Damroze said 1861 days ago (October 18th, 2012)
Roy Orbison
under the Hawaiian trend of the time.
Personally, I don't think you sound the same. I think you sound better.Aged in oak as it were. But, I'm wierd.
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Moviz said 1855 days ago (October 24th, 2012)
Don't be frightened Dave
it's good to get a bit of comparison at times.... especially like Roy Orbison Ha Ha.... love your 'aged in Oak' comment though, regards M
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