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Harry, what about Mexican Drummer Man?f I were compiling a new version of LOST TREASURES, I'd eliminate all of the YOU SMILE tracks (there are five of them - and YOU SMILE is back in print). I'd leave in "Fire And Rain" and "Whistlestar" since both of those were non-album singles and tougher to find. Yeah, I know 'Fire And Rain' appeared on a UK LP compilation, but again, tough to find these days.
Then I'd add in the two bonus tracks that were on the Shout! WHIPPED CREAM & OTHER DELIGHTS disc, since those two have fallen by the wayside in the newest reissues.
I'm guessing that the Shout version booklet will NOT be included, though it probably should be. These re-releases are supposed to be replications of the original albums, and the first and original LOST TREASURES had a booklet.As is, except for necessary logo & graphics changes.
Interesting. Had no idea he was part of these tunes. Manha de Carnival is a good tune. And I’d love to hear him fully cover Ian Tyson’s Four Strong Winds.Harry, what about Mexican Drummer Man?
This got me thinking: A unique Herb comp would regard all the non-TJB songs to which he lent his distinctive trumpet. I know of these:
I'm sure there are others -- particularly prior to WC&OD (mid-65)
- Claudine -- Manha De Carnaval ('67)
- Waylon -- Rave On; Love Denied; Four Strong Winds; ('64)
If Universal still possesses those masters, of course. Given the notorious fire, I’d have doubts.Yeah, well, we'd all like to see "Mexican Drummer Man" too, but I wasn't digging to find stuff that wasn't out before, just the stuff that was deemed release-worthy for that first Shout compilation.
As for Herb appearances on others' recordings, that's a total other animal as LOST TREASURES is supposed to focus on the TjB. There are many one-off Herb appearances, but Herb doesn't own those masters like he does his own stuff. All of those Herb solos on the old A&M Records albums belong to Universal now and he'd have to license them back - depending on how many even still exist after the big conflagration.
The earliest example is probably "The French Song" on Lucille Starr's album.
Cool Corner feature idea - scans of the Shout! booklets (or maybe just the liner notes text itself) with the graphics and credits of each album. Of course it's probably all copyrighted by Shout! but I doubt they'd raise an issue with it, since the versions on their label are now out of print.
Yeah, it's probably a copyright nightmare. But it would be nice to read those again. Mine are all back in storage.