Saturday, September 29, 2007

Vikki Carr

There is a Vikki Carr fan out there who was upset about the comment made about Vikki's record It Must Be Him.
The comment was not aimed at Vikki Carr, but at the character in the song. Vikki is a fine singer and entertainer, and I'm sorry the comment was taken wrong. If Barbra Streisand or Petula Clark had sung the song, the character would had the same problems, not the singer.
It was not meant as an insult to the singer.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for understanding Vikki's fans with your additional comment, many thanks for the early article on Ms. Carr. Counting the days for Vikki's upcoming concert at the California Theater of the Performing Arts on October 13, 2007. Vikki with a full symphony ahhh the way music was meant to be heard!

Bill Earl said...

Did you know that the ORIGINAL single of "He's A Rebel" was by Vikki Carr? And it was SUPERIOR to the Crystals version, too! Vikki grew up in the very town that my wife and I currently live and own a townhouse...Rosemead CA. Again if you want to hear the DEFINITIVE version of "He's A Rebel" check out the Vikki Carr version. It SHOULD have been a hit!

Anonymous said...

Regarding HE'S A REBEL by Vikki carr.
I just downloaded it and heard
if for the first time. It does
have great production values.
It is appealing. Give it a
80 for danceability. I agree
it's a mystery that this was
not a hit. It had Liberty behind
it. Then came Spector and that became a hit. I always loved the
Crystals version, never having heard
the Carr version. I guess the
Spector genius had something to
do with the sound this one had.
Spector songs are like little
"easter eggs"--you have to search
to see what the magic is. Even if
you can't define it, you still
like the "sound". So it goes.

Anonymous said...

Since these were out at the
same time, a lengendary story goes
like this: The 2 studios doing
these songs were on a fever pitch
to release it first. Spector
at Gold Star, Carr probably at
Liberty. Anyway, story goes
both producers were adamant about
getting it out first and that
would be the winner.
Spector won the battle of the hit.

Bill Earl said...

Carr's Liberty records followup to "He's A Rebel" was called "I Got My Eye On You." THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN a hit. Check it out!

Patty said...

Thank you for smoothing my feather. I know you said it was about the song, not the singer, however, if it was sung by someone else, you may have had the same hurt feelings about the comment. Thanks for posting the wonderful article about Vikki Carr, and Thanks to "Bill earl for your kind remarks on Ms. Carr's behalf.
Sleezyjo