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Joachim Kettner


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Post  Posted 16 Jun 2019 1:19 am    
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3SIzankgxo
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Godfrey Arthur


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Post  Posted 20 Jun 2019 4:27 am    
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Yeah Joachim them were some heavy weight hits for TJ back in those days, and still are!

I worked with TJ, but never got to see him perform. Hours before his show was to go on, he left to be at his wife's side, who was hospitalized.

The entire concert was cancelled and lots of people, some who traveled from the out-lying provinces, were disappointed.

Suffice to say there was "a kind of hush" at the venue as months of preparation was unceremoniously preempted.

Les Reed was TJ's rocket fuel no doubt! Have to give props to the man who wrote the songs and did the musical arrangements.

Godspeed Les!!!


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Joachim Kettner


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Post  Posted 20 Jun 2019 5:55 am    
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That's a sad and at the same time interesting story that you tell here, Godfrey.
I have the first Fortunes album from '65 or '66. It includes three of his songs co-written with Barry Mason and I especially like This Golden Ring.
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Post  Posted 20 Jun 2019 6:10 am    
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Joachim Kettner wrote:

I have the first Fortunes album from '65 or '66. .


Are you referring to the band who had the song "You've Got Your Troubles?"
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Joachim Kettner


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Post  Posted 20 Jun 2019 6:36 am    
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Yes!

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Post  Posted 20 Jun 2019 7:02 am    
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Yup that was/is a great song, great arrangement. I had their album too but I think it looked like this:

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Post  Posted 20 Jun 2019 8:03 am    
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Post  Posted 20 Jun 2019 8:29 am    
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Are those 45's?
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Post  Posted 20 Jun 2019 8:50 am    
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The first picture is an album 12 inch (the lower part is missing.
The second pic is indeed a 45. Decca had this "Discotheque" cover for many of their releases f.i. Sones and the Who.
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Post  Posted 9 Jul 2019 9:23 am    
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Godfrey, since you responded on this, I want to say this kind of music was revived in the last year by two great singers:

Mark Allmond
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z--A6D5t7aA

Morrissey
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CirGJksfyVk
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Post  Posted 9 Jul 2019 1:13 pm    
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The first vid is gone Joachim.

Morrisey...

His cover album was banned in UK for his liaison with For Britain Movement. California Son.

So I guess he had to do something "harmless."



His cover of Wedding Bell Blues features Billy Joe Armstrong of Green Day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3z-aureKFE
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Post  Posted 10 Jul 2019 6:20 am    
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This cover is fantastic!
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