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Another ‘Mash-up’

As a change from politics let’s revisit the subject of what is known in the music trade as a “mash-up”, wherein two songs are used to create a third by overlaying the vocal track of one song seamlessly over the instrumental track of another. I last touched on this subject way back in March last year, featuring Bruce Springstein, Pat Boone and Big Daddy. Time for another example, also featuring Big Daddy who tended to specialize in this genre.

Way, way back in the early days of rocknroll there featured a group called Danny and the Juniors whose most famous record was undoubtedly “At the Hop”, recorded in 1957:

Forward to 1975 and Bruce Johnston (he of Beach Boys fame) wrote a song called: “I write the songs”. This was originally recorded by a duo called The Captain and Tennille, quickly followed by Barry Manilow in 1976, for whom it became almost a signature tune:

In 1985 Big Daddy included this on an EP which also featured Dancing in the Dark (see linked post):

 


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