Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Beggar With A Dream

I have a fondness for the doo wop music of the 50's and early 60's .
A leading songwriter and performer of the pop flavor ( vs the street corner flavor) of doo wop  was Barry Mann .
From Wikipedia : Mann's first hit single as a writer was "She Say (Oom Dooby Doom)", a Top 20 song for The Diamonds in 1959. Mann co-wrote the song with Mike Anthony (Michael Logiudice). In 1961, Mann had his biggest hit to that time with "I Love How You Love Me", written with Larry Kolber and a No. 5 single for The Paris Sisters. (Seven years later, Bobby Vinton would take the song into the Top 10.) Also in 1961, Mann himself hit the Top 40 as a performer with a novelty song co-written with Gerry Goffin, "Who Put The Bomp", which parodied the nonsense words of the then-popular doo-wop genre and made the Top 40.[1][3]
He and his wife Cynthia Weill  did an off broadway show entitled " You Wrote That ?"
These are just a few of their tunes (from Wikipedia ):

Songs written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil[edit]

Carole Bayer SagerCarole KingCynthia Weil and Barry Mann in December 2012

Any hey , may I offer you 2:19 of heaven  from 1960 by the Five (In the Still of the Night)  Satins called " Beggar with a Dream " http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTTXk-Gkb2A
And on seeing the label on the Youtube video found  Barry Mann as one of the writers  along with  Noel Sherman so here is the demo version that Barry Mann cut - Barry Mann - Beggar with a Dream "

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