This lasted until In , Ode returned to the CBS fold for distribution. If ever a song appeared at just the right time it was during the "Summer of Love" when "San Francisco" zoomed up the charts.
The song, co-written and produced by John Phillips of the Mamas and Papas, seemed to sum up the Hippie movement, and it became the flower child's anthem.
In , Ode released an album by a group called The City which contained the prolific songwriter Carole King. The City album stiffed. Adler did not give up, and released a third Carole King album called Tapestry.
Carole King finally broke through to mass popularity as a singer with this album; it raced up the charts and became the biggest selling album up to that time. Their drug-laced humor seemed funny at the time, but has not held up well over the years. Ode Records issued new material into Tracks on each album are listed in the order they appear on the album.
We would appreciate any additions or corrections to this discography. Just send them to us via e-mail. Rejuvenated, we were excited to record again, so we wrote this song together in , thinking it had all the right ingredients to be a hit.
We were signed by Chicago's Red Label records, and it was released as a single from our "Matter of Time" album. Even then, fans of our 'oldies' music, didn't welcome a fresh new "80s sound", preferring instead that s sound they loved from The Buckinghams.
Part of the creative process as a writer is never being satisfied with your creation. There are always things you can improve, and this arrangement is definitely one I like better than the one you hear on the "Matter of Time" album.
It began as a lyric in and was released as part of The Buckinghams album, "Terra Firma", released on Nation Records in October, I'd grown up hearing the beauty of the Italian language spoken, alongside English, and I enlisted the help of my grandmother, Sarah, to translate these words into Italian, so I could record that song for her one day.
While playing the guitar and trying out arrangements, I decided that the lyrics were suited to a Spanish guitar-playing style, so I changed it up with lyrics alternating in English and Spanish. My next recording of this song will be, in Italian, keeping that promise I made to myself, and honoring my grandmother's memory. This song came rushing out of me, and I could barely keep up with writing it down. It truly flowed through me. I'm not someone I'd call a writer of religious music, as my faith is deep but deeply personal.
But, I have to say that God gave me a special connection through my grief, as I felt the warmth of my father's love, feeling like he was looking over my shoulder while I was writing it. I included this song on my solo album, "Trying Not to Fade", in without further expectation. Then two separate Christian recording artists asked to record "Oh Lord". This song, a gift from my father, which I dedicated to him, had been regifted to me as these two artists found it their choice as well.
We've enjoyed great success with "Reaching Back", thanks to downloads, ITunes and fans who buy it at concerts and online. Have A Little Faith In , I started this song, thinking of the men and women in service to our country, who were away from their loved ones. CG: Thank you.
That is one that I wrote, but Dennis and I used to put both of our names on the songs, just like Lennon and McCartney. These were songs that we did in our live shows and Lou Adler gave us a great opportunity. He was on the cutting edge of music at the time. CG: Dennis had come up with that arrangement.
I was blown away on the mood and the structure which seemed to lend itself better to the lyrics of the song. I am the last person who would want to criticize John Lennon as we all wanted to be like The Beatles at the time. Dennis had a more haunting feel for it. It was the only cover song on the album. CG: I still remember rehearsing that song. We went back to Canada to see Jack Richardson, who we had originally done our demo with.
We were in Toronto for a little over a month and recorded the album at his Nimbus 9 studio. The band was having fun. It was great that we could perform songs off the second album live. We have been married 49 years. CG: I wrote both of those songs about being on the road and missing my wife. I spent a lot of time in L. Express and Tom doing all the arrangements and production.
We came up with an arrangement for it, as our only cover song on the album. There was a really good buzz about the album from the label, saying that we really had something, then things got crazy. Dennis wanted to be an actor and stay out in L. GM: You mentioned your wife, Barbara. CG: It seems like every time that I pick up a guitar I am writing a song. Even though I am a seventy year old guy and not sure how to reach an audience, I still want to create music.
I almost do it for myself now. Luckily we have a great Buckinghams fan base who enjoy all this music and I end up selling some. I do it mostly because I enjoy writing, being in the studio and experimenting.
I am very fortunate to have a person like that in my life that helped me through and supported me during some very dark moments in my life back when I was in my 20s.
She is the person who made a difference in my life. The song is about trying to live as a better person and get along better not only at Christmastime, but twelve months a year. CG: Ken approached me about this song. I am a big Cubs fan. Every year The Buckinghams go out to Wrigley field and perform the national anthem at least once. It is always a thrill to get that opportunity. At one point they were looking for a new Cubs song. We came up with an arrangement.
Joe created a drum track and plays great organ on it too. I put my vocal and guitar on it and I enlisted a friend of mine, Chuck Morgan, who is our Buckinghams trombone player and teaches music at Joliet Junior College. I look things up on my phone in the store to find out more about them. They are kind of shooting themselves in the foot. Nothing spectacular, but worth listening to and mostly in VG or better condition I tend to be picky and pass on lesser.
Then there are those that are recent pressings, purchased at full retail price. Some are old favorites that tend to be hard to find used without being overpriced as mentioned earlier.
I would love if thrift stores in my area had enough records to require hours to look through. A few minutes at most, and that on the rare times they have anything.
Salvation Army is more hit and miss, with a few bins of the same unwanted easy-listening, Christmas and other records sitting for months. Never seen a single bit of audio gear at all.
Maybe the good stuff never makes it out of the back out to their floor. One of the rare cases of positive comment from her on audio gear was in favor of the Sweet Vinyl SC-1 I recently added - she would probably remove her own tongue if she realized this means I am now more willing to try out good music on really lousy condition records.Mar 02, · Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises Music Everywhere · Tufano & Giammarese Tufano & Giammarese ℗ Ode Records Released on: Music Publisher: India Music, Ink. Auto.