Simon Dupree & The Big Sound (pre-Gentle Giant)

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  1. aging_rocker

    aging_rocker Tele-Holic

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    So, I've had this tune in my head since forever. I heard it on the radio as a kid and I've never heard it since. In desperation, (don't laugh..) I whistled the melody into shazam, no luck, then I tried midomi.com - and finally got a hit! :)

    Finally, I found it, after like 50+ years - and it turns out it was by a pre-Gentle Giant Shulman brothers outfit called Simon Dupree & The Big Sound. Who knew...?

    I obviously had a good ear for psychedelia even as an 8 year old...:cool:

    Hope you like it too:
     
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    That does sound like Derek Shulman singing.....
    A friend turned me onto Gentle Giant in the early seventies, either Three Friends or Acquiring the Taste.
    I got to see them live (Missing Piece era) in a small Dallas club. They were just amazing.
     
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    Yeah, that was them too (according to wikipedia)
     
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    Wow. I had forgotten that. I bought a copy of that Simon Dupree album when I was in the throes of my Gentle Giant phase. Thanks.
     
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    I must've seen them half a dozen times over a couple of years, I was a big fan. While I worked at an entertainment paper in Philly I got to interview them twice, on the tours for 'Playing the Fool' (their live album) and the 'Interview' album. Very cerebral dudes, as you can probably imagine. And definitely the most soft spoken bunch of guys I've ever talked to. But very gracious guys - after the first interview, they never failed to hook me up with tickets every time they came through town, and even inviting me to New York to see their show at the old Palladium. I still love listening to those old records - there hasn't been another band remotely like them, and likely never will be.

    - D
     
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