🎵 Classic AOTW Sandpipers GUANTANAMERA SP-4117

What is your favorite track?

  • Guanatanamera

    Votes: 3 27.3%
  • Strangers In The Night

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Carmen

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Cast Your Fate To The Wind

    Votes: 1 9.1%
  • La Bamba

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • La Mer (Beyond The Sea)

    Votes: 1 9.1%
  • Louie, Louie

    Votes: 1 9.1%
  • Things We Said Today

    Votes: 1 9.1%
  • Enamorado

    Votes: 1 9.1%
  • What Makes You Dream Pretty Girl?

    Votes: 1 9.1%
  • Stasera Gli Angeli Non Volano (For The Last Time)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Angelica

    Votes: 2 18.2%

  • Total voters
    11

Harry

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The Sandpipers
GUANTANAMERA

A&M SP-4117

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Avaialble as mono LP-117, and on CD from Japan and on a two-fer from Collectors Choice CCM-180-2

Tracks:

Side One
1. Guantanamera (P. Seeger, J. Marti, H. Angulo) 3:13
2. Strangers In The Night (B. Kaempfert, E. Snyder, C. Singleton) 2:38
3. *Carmen (Bizet - DeCaro) 3:08
4. Cast Your Fate To The Wind (Vince Guaraldi) 1:48
5. La Bamba (Traditional) 2:43
6. La Mer (Beyond The Sea) (C. Trenet; J. Lawrence) 2:40

Side Two
1. *Louie, Louie (Richard Berry) 2:47
2. *Things We Said Today (Lennon-McCartney) 2:53
3. Enamorado (Keith Colley; Paulina Rubio) 2:04
4. What Makes You Dream Pretty Girl? (Garso; Wilson) 2:40
5. Stasera Gli Angeli Non Volano (For The Last Time) (Mogol; Pattacini) 2:20
6. *Angelica (Barry Mann; Cynthia Weil) 3:39

PRODUCED BY TOMMY LiPUMA
ARRANGED BY MORT GARSON AND *NICK DECARO
ENGINEERED BY BRUCE BOTNICK
SPANISH CONSULTANT: MISS CONSUELO ORTEGA
ALBUM DESIGNED BY PETER WHORF GRAPHICS

Liner Notes:

Music
For the
Tiny hours
Melodies for
Afternoon
And
Harmonies
For anytime.
Songs
For the sad
Easy lazy softly
Sounds
Take-them-
Or-leave-them
Pleasant, present
Notes
Without message
From no
Separate
Era or Source.
These remain
An anchor
For
The gentle ear
The pipers
Of the sand.
The three who were
Mitchell Boys.
Lark voiced
Are now
Men.
Earning,
Yearning
Seeking a corner
Of the cave
Somewhere away
From the battle
And the fire of
Popwar.
GUANTANAMERA
Was the crack
In the rock
And they came through
And paused,
With success,
Briefly, to
Watch a song of
Old Cuba stride
The years and
The Charts
In leaps
Of ten.
The Sandpipers
A name
Caught from the
Air when
It seemed
No group name was left,
Became
A name
And a
Name with a
Hit
Needs an
Album
Name
Group
Hit
Album
Equation
Dear God,
Said
Tommy
Li
Puma
The
A & M
A & R
Man
And plunged a hand
Inside his
Memoryhead
The Sandpipers
Piped and the
Flutes
Fluted. Brass
Brayed and
Songs came from
Everywhere
John and Paul
Gave
"Things
We Said
Today"
And Bizet
Offered Carmen
Latin Roots
Are rich and
"Enamorado"
Joined
"Guantanamera"
To make two
Spanish tracks.
Put down
The lights
A notch and
Balance
Your sound
Fill your head
With sound
For here
Is an
Album

Derek Taylor
 

seashorepiano

Active Member
Some of the tracks on here are pleasant enough ("La Mer," "Strangers in the Night"), from what I recall of this album, but overall the group never sent me. I have this and a few other albums, none of which I've played in years.
 

Mike Blakesley

Well-Known Member
Staff member
Moderator
I never saw this on LP. Used to have it on 8-track though, but haven't heard it in years.

Those have got to be the cheesiest liner notes in history.

My favorite Sandpipers album is COME SATURDAY MORNING with A GIFT OF SONG taking a close second place. The rest sort of blend together.
 

Dave

Well-Known Member
I used to be a big fan of this group and had all their stuff, including a few non-LP Singles...

The dank, acoustic guitar-strummed "Things We Said Today", the uplifting "Enamorado", the dreamy "What Makes You Dream, Pretty Girl?" (which I had on a '45' b/w "Guantanamera"), the international, narative euphora of "Guantanamera", the improvised "Louie, Louie", the grand voyage of "Beyond The Sea" and the whimsical "Cast Your Fate To The Wind" are good songs, while the last two, "Stasera Gli Angeli Non Volano (For The Last Time)" and "Angelica" are the saddest...! :cry:



Dave
 

Moritat

Well-Known Member
The slow mellow version of Things We Said Today wins my vote here.
I've always wondered who plays the flute during the bridge on this song?
 

Dave

Well-Known Member
Moritat said:
The slow mellow version of "Things We Said Today" wins my vote here.

I've always wondered who plays the flute during the bridge on this song?


I believe it might've been Bud Shank...!



Dave
 

Mr Bill

Gentlemanly Curmudgeon
Staff member
Moderator
Moritat said:
I've always wondered who plays the flute during the bridge on this song?

Hopefully Steve S. will be able to post session info soon and then we'll know for sure. I'm inclined to (stop the presses) agree with Dave W that it's Bud Shank, but it could just as likely be Bernie Fleischer, though to my ears it doesn't sound like his style...

--Mr. Bill
 

Dave

Well-Known Member
Well, the echo-y quality of the flute-work not only suggests it may have been Bud Shank, (he played the flute solo on The Mama's & The Papa's "California Dreamin', too) but that he also worked with arranger/producer Nick DeCaro on his own albums, HAPPY HEART and ITALIAN GRAFFITI...

And you could also credit Nick for his "Hot Accordion" on most of the tracks as well as the "Soap Opera Organ" on "Angelica"...



Dave
 

Mr Bill

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Staff member
Moderator
I was told by an A&M staffer yers ago that they were brothers.

But a self-described "A&M expert" (LPF) told me that was untrue...
 

JOv2

Well-Known Member
Mike Blakesley said:
I never saw this on LP. Used to have it on 8-track though, but haven't heard it in years.

Those have got to be the cheesiest liner notes in history.

My favorite Sandpipers album is COME SATURDAY MORNING with A GIFT OF SONG taking a close second place. The rest sort of blend together.
I agree 100% with Mike. (Hi Mike!)

Their debute LP is notable for introducing the two tempi that tend to characterize much of their recordings: slow and slower.

I give them a nod for the espanol, slow-motion treatment of Louie, Louie...but take it back as it's essentially a plagiaristic capture of the Guantanamera arrangement -- all that's missing is a solemn soliloquy of one of the choice verses:
  • The words mean: I am a lonesome sailor from the South Seas – somber and earnest in my desire for unification with my lover. And before I die, there’ll be one child born in this world to carry on...

    The last verse says: "Mí veo Jamaica luna arriba; no será largo que mí veo mí adoro" – Me see Jamaica moon above; It won't be long me see me love; Me take her in my arms and then I tell her I never leave her again. Louie-Louie Me gotta go, now.
 

JOv2

Well-Known Member
Mike Blakesley said:
...Those have got to be the cheesiest liner notes in history...
Taylor subsequently pulled a related stunt -- though not quite as impressive -- to Burt Bacharach / Reach Out.

I believe he was the Beatles' publicist for a spell (whatever a "publicist" is?). I wonder if he decided to ignore the rules of grammar and syntax because he genuinely had nothing to say... Seriously, I'm fairly certain he was just throwing words and phrases to here and sundry...just to see...leaving bewildered readers in such a confounded state that they would find it easier to write off the whole production than to actually challenge him on content validation. Who knows?

Actually, I can't really recall a set of "standard" notes authored from him...although I'm sure there are some examples. Hmm, well, Beatles For $ale comes to mind.
 
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