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The Big Hurt

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Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up

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Heart wrenching

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Ornella Vanoni on Ricordi Records (Italy) (1958)

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“Oh baby please don’t go”

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“Marilina” con Los Personalities   “Me Tienes a Mi”   Falcon Records

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Sad folk

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Cornelis Vreeswijk  Metronome Records  (Sweden)

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2 J Crew

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“Il Pullover”  Gianni Meccia and Nico Fedenco  RCA EP (Italy)   Sweater girls

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Mourning glory

“Historia de um Amor”  Franck Pourcel  Odeon Records (Brazil)

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Tears for beers

“Ich Weine in Mein Bier”  Bobbejaan e conjunto  Copacabana/Palette Records (Brazil)

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Pain in my heart

“The Big Hurt”   Miss Toni Fisher  Signet Records (1957)  The Big Hurt’ was written by the L.A. singer’s husband Wayne Shanklin. The song went to No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.  Notable because it featured phasing effects, and is claimed to be the first song to do so.  Feeling bad?  Take a teary stroll through our “The Big Hurt” section.

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Lonely teardrop

Johnny Ray “I Cry For You”  This pressing is from Australia on Coronet Records but it’s from the Columbia Records “House Party” Series  (Seems more like a “pity party” though)

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Chicago’s finest

The Impressions “Keep On Pushing”   ABC-Paramount Records (1964)   Orchestra arranged by Johnny Pate.   This was the group’s third record and their best-selling one.   Truly a desert island disc – there was no one better than Curtis Mayfield and he’s at his best harmonizing with The Impressions Fred Cash and Sam Gooden.   This album alone produced some of the sweetest, most inspirational, most honest and heart-wrenching soul sounds ever, including “I’ve Been Trying” and “I Made a Mistake” and the hits “Keep On Pushing” “Amen” and “Talking ‘Bout My Baby”.

Wikipedia gives us some interesting side notes:   “Keep on Pushing” was used as the theme to Obama’s 2004 Democratic National Convention keynote address when he endorsed John Kerry;   the car the guys are “pushing” on the cover is a Jaquar XKE; and a glimpse of this record is seen on the cover of Dylan’s “Bringing It All Back Home” (but that’s a whole other LP Cover Lover story)

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