A&M Cover Versions 1965-70: "Wave"

Which cover version is your favourite?

  • Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66

    Votes: 9 56.3%
  • The Sandpipers

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Bossa Rio

    Votes: 1 6.3%
  • Julius Wechter & The Baja Marimba Band

    Votes: 6 37.5%

  • Total voters
    16

Mike Blakesley

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I kinda feel bad for the Sandpipers with zero votes.... they're the Rodney Dangerfields of A&M! (They don't get no respect)
 

JOv2

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The only Nara CD I have is a new-ish Japanese pressing of "Dez anos depois."

Edit: It also looks like I have a self-titled CD of hers. Also Japanese. And a Gal + Caetano Veloso CD, "Domingo." All Japanese, and all from 2016.
Looks like I do have all nine of her '60s studio releases (I confirmed against her website).

I purchased these about 20 years ago at San Francisco-Amoeba.

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Rudy

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Haven't played this in a while. Very rare 12" single by Willie Bobo, "Always There." First heard on a 70s Ronnie Laws album.


Thankfully I found this track on the following CD, as I'd never pay a huge chunk for the record (which would probably be worn).

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It was a 2-CD set. Out of print for a while, but found it for $17-ish. Plenty of good tunes on there. "Jazz Carnival" by the Brazilian fusion group Azymuth also makes an appearance. Our local jazz station WJZZ would have played this one.

 

JOv2

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I kinda feel bad for the Sandpipers with zero votes.... they're the Rodney Dangerfields of A&M! (They don't get no respect)
The Sandpipers and Chris Montez seem to routinely finish last in these multiple-artist shootouts. We'll have to stage a special two-way shootout just between them...just to see how the A&M Corner gang aligns. Of course, I'll also include an "abstain" option for those of us who would perfer to exercise the purgatory option.
 

rockdoctor

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The first song I ever heard by The Sandpipers was Let Go. It got a lot of airplay and I liked it. Then I heard Come Saturday Morning and it also got a lot of airplay as well. Guantanamera was one I never heard until much later on. I have that album as I found it in a thrift store. These days, the latter two get AM airplay in my area. I had their Foursider album but it may have gotten lost as I am not sure where it is.
 

JOv2

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Come Saturday Morning
The Sandpipers own this. 100% breezy Southern California sunshine pop. It always makes me think of my childhood...driving along US-101 between Ventura and Santa Barbara looking out the window toward the Pacific.
 

Rudy

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My grandmother had purchased the Greatest Hits and had us listen to it when we visited later that week, so that's where I first heard it.
 
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