Can-Con 45 Of The Day - December 5

Can-Con 45 Of The Day - December 5

Postby radiofan » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:17 pm

Today's Can-Con 45 is from 1965 ... Terry Black and "Only Sixteen" ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3uVc2hSkF8

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Re: Can-Con 45 Of The Day - December 5

Postby Richard Skelly » Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:40 am

Correct me if wrong. But evidence seems lacking that Terry Black ever released an album in the United States. Singles, yes. long players, likely no.

Terry certainly recorded stateside. He was a project of Lou Adler in the runup to creation of Dunhill Records. Lou produced two cover versions--Poor Little Fool and Only Sixteen--that were issued as singles in 1964 (Tollie Records) and 1965 (Dunhill) respectively. All other Terry sessions involved songs written and apparently produced by PF Sloan and Steve Barri, including Terry's best known sixties 45 Unless You Care. (Released on Tollie, it peaked #99 on Billboard.) Sloan and Barri co-produced the Adler sessions.

Meanwhile, Arc Records in Canada issued The Black Plague album in 1964. It contained Unless You Care and Poor Little Fool. Both those tracks reappeared on followup 1965 album uncreatively titled Only 16-Poor Little Fool. It used numbers rather than letters for the correctly titled Only Sixteen. The Sam Cooke cover was presumably a newer recording that had not existed when Black Plague came out.

Terry Black fans in Canada (the teen idol had many) found a few differences if they bought both albums. In addition to Only Sixteen, the followup album had two other new recordings: Little Liar and How Many Guys. Missing from Black Plague were: Dry Bones, Sinner Man and There's Something About You.

With serial number D-4005, Only Sixteen was the fourth or fifth single released by Dunhill. Oddly, thirteen months and 40 additional singles elapsed before Dunhill issued another Terry Black single. Ordinary Girl, recorded in 1964, was matched with a new or previously unreleased track Baby's Gone. Produced by Sloan and Barri, Baby's Gone was written by Graham Bradly and Barry Mason. Neither side of the September '66 single charted on Billboard.

Six years would pass before Terry and wife Laurel Ward had a middle charting single Goin Down (On The Road To L.A.) on the Hot 100. Kama Sutra released that record which came out on Arc-linked Yorkville in Canada. Both Terry Black and by-then former wife Laurel Ward passed away in recent years.
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Re: Can-Con 45 Of The Day - December 5

Postby radiofan » Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:44 pm

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Terry Black meets fans at Kelly's Records - September 1964

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Terry Black Obit - July 11, 2009

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