Peter Durward Harris

"Pete the music fan"
Hall of Fame Reviewer - 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Pete! is that you?
Top Reviewer Ranking: 9
Helpful votes received on reviews: 94% (28,010 of 29,746)
Location: Leicester England
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 9 - Total Helpful Votes: 28010 of 29746
Love Me, Please Love Me ~ Sandie Shaw
Love Me, Please Love Me ~ Sandie Shaw
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Third in a great series, 20 April 2014
My review is for the 2013 re-issue, which contains plenty of bonus tracks. The first 12 tracks appeared together on LP back in the sixties. Many of those songs were oldies even when Sandie covered them, including Smile, Yes my darling daughter and I get a kick out of you. I love those old songs and Sandie sings them superbly.

As with the other compilations in this series of 2013 re-issues, the bonus tracks include the A and B sides of various singles, but this time also include tracks used in another album, Puppet on a string. Sandie normally liked to keep single and album tracks mutually exclusive, but it would have been silly not to have an album containing Puppet on a… Read more
What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For? ~ Emile Ford & The Checkmates
What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For? ~ Emile Ford & The Checkmates
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Emile was a sound engineer who formed the Checkmates as a means of testing his equipment, but he was offered a record deal and had some success, including five records that made the UK top 20. His first single release had Don't tell me your troubles (a cover of a Don Gibson song) as the A side, but DJs flipped it to reveal What do you want to make those eyes at me for? (originally an American hit in 1917 for Ada Jones and Billy Murray), which became a UK number 1 hit for him (and later for Shakin' Stevens too). Personally, I think he would have had a hit anyway with Don't tell me your troubles, but flipping the record was clearly the right decision, given the outcome.

On a slow… Read more
Ode to Billie Joe/Touch 'Em with Love ~ Bobbie Gentry
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Two contrasting albums, 20 April 2014
The first album here, Ode to Billie Jo yielded the American #1 hit Ode to Billie Joe, which made the UK top 20. Bobbie wrote all the songs except Niki Hoeky, which had been a UK top 10 hit for P J Proby. While Bobbie is often described as a country singer, this album (including the title track) owes at least as much to blues influences. The other songs offer plenty of variety, but I particularly like Bugs and Chickasaw county child.

The second album here, Touch 'em with love, was the fifth album of mew material Bobbie's career, following two other solo albums and a duets album with Glen Campbell. Those albums can be found elsewhere in their entirety, but three of the duets are… Read more