|By Tony B. (220.127.116.11) on Saturday, May 03, 2003 - 02:50 pm:|
Would anybody like to say anything about this album?
|By MEL&THEN SOME (18.104.22.168) on Saturday, May 03, 2003 - 04:15 pm:|
|By R&B (22.214.171.124) on Saturday, May 03, 2003 - 04:23 pm:|
HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA,AND YOU THINK YOU'RE NOT FUNNY,GET OUTTA HERE!!!
|By Tony B. (126.96.36.199) on Friday, May 09, 2003 - 06:37 pm:|
Would anybody like to say anything sensible?
|By Jim Feliciano in Detroit. (188.8.131.52) on Friday, May 09, 2003 - 07:49 pm:|
Hey Tony B,
Consequently, this album... for whatever reason you haven't fully expressed, but based on your interest, if nothing else, it may seem to hold some sort of 'sentimental' value to you.
While Cliff Nobles instrumental hit version was released previously as a 'single' in April, 1968, the album you have refered to was later released by PHIL-L.A. Records [PLPS-4001], in September, 1968... and it held there, on the Billboard 'pop' album charts at the #159 spot for the entire year, in 1968....
CLIFF NOBLES & CO.
LP title: THE HORSE
PHILADELPHIA-L. A. Records / #PLPS-4001
Boogaloo Down Broadway
Dry Your Eyes
I Can't Take Heartaches
Judge Baby I'm Back
Let's Have A Good Time
Love Is All Right
More I Do For You Baby
Yes I'm Ready
Incidently, Cliff Noble's "The Horse" had peaked nationally on both the 'pop' and 'R&B' charts at the #2 position, July, 1968... it was held right there... at the *two* spot by Huge Masekela's "Grazin' In The Grass", which held the #1 spot, on both the national record charts, at that particular time.
As a '45 single, "The Horse" was released as a *hit* over the (at first intended) vocal version of that release which was the on the B side, as titled... "Love Is All Right."
And here it is Tony B, the 'vocal' version... we'll just go ahead and play it for you:
-Cliff Nobles & Co.
-PHILADELPHIA-L. A. Records; #313
*debuted on WKNR 'Keener 13" (Detroit), May 23, 1968; charted 7 weeks; peak position at #6.
|By Davie Gordon (184.108.40.206) on Saturday, May 10, 2003 - 10:33 am:|
The "Pony The Horse" album isn't the same as
"The Horse" album. The "Pony .." was a quick
cash-in by the Moonshot label which cobbled together what are apparently out-takes, instrumentals, one or two doo-woppy vocal group
tracks. I heard the album once, about thirty years ago, never played it again, lost it in a
move and haven't missed it.
|By Jim Feliciano in Detroit. (220.127.116.11) on Saturday, May 10, 2003 - 11:24 am:|
Hi Davie Gordon!
Then it was all my own misunderstanding... never knew that such a "Pony The Horse" LP existed under the 'Cliff Nobles' name....
Regardless, I was glad to read of your proper imput you added here as to the above, just goes to show how much one can learn from others here, on this very 'soulfuldetroit' discussion forum we have the good pleasure interacting with.
Dave, thanks for the 'Nobles' LP clarification, I never knew that LP even existed....
|By douglasm (18.104.22.168) on Saturday, May 10, 2003 - 11:52 am:|
I mean this in a complimentary way, in as much as it always brings a smile to my face when I hear it (especially in a gym)......
.....after "Let's Go", "The Horse" is possibly the best high school pep band song ever created.
|By Scratcher (22.214.171.124) on Saturday, May 10, 2003 - 02:49 pm:|
Douglasm are you forgetting "Hang On Sloopy?" Ever see the Ohio State marching band blow and step to "Hang On Sloopy?" It's a visual and audio you'll never forget.
|By medusa9e (126.96.36.199) on Sunday, May 11, 2003 - 08:51 am:|
I only recall the Instrumental...but it's a great song.
|By Tony B. (188.8.131.52) on Sunday, May 11, 2003 - 05:23 pm:|
Many thanks for the replies.
My brother-in-law asked me to enquire about this LP, which he just bought on eBay. He tells me that "Pony the Horse" instrumental is a good one.
|By Randy Russi (184.108.40.206) on Monday, May 12, 2003 - 01:26 pm:|
I actually saw Cliff Nobles perform on a package
show in 1969. I think this show included the
Delfonics, Percy Sledge, Joe Tex, Paul Kelly,
& Pigmeat Markham. Anyway, he sang a few songs
and then did "The Horse". As the band played
he did a dance that imitated a jockey riding
horseback. What a shame that his big hit was
an instrumental of the intended A side!!!
|By Musicchef (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 02:37 pm:|
I actually have a version of the "Horse" with lyrics about the Horse dance. It was backed by the Mule. I think I still have it on an old cassette around here somewhere and funny enough, I still think of that version as being the "hit" since that's all I had to listen to growing up LOL... ah, one of the joys of living in the Philly area
|By KevGo (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 02:44 pm:|
Not only was "The Horse" played by every marching band known to God, the local OTB in my hometown used "The Horse" as background music for their TV & radio commercials (that was until the owners of PHIL-LA Of Soul caught wind and threatened OTB with a lawsuit!).
Damn, you're giving me gray hairs! "Hang On Sloopy" was marching band fare when I was in high school (until it was replaced by Irene Cara's "Fame").
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By STUBASS (22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 03:03 pm:|
WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO JP SOUSA'S "STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER"???...STUBASS
|By KevGo (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 03:09 pm:|
"Stars & Stripes.." ...Been there, played that (Jr. High School). Was promptly replaced by the Star Wars Theme, Chuck Mangione's "Feel So Good" & Donna Summer's Last Dance....
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By STUBASS (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 03:11 pm:|
SPEAKING OF MARCHING BANDS!!!...REMEMBER THE FLORIDA A&M MARCHING BAND FROM THE 60'S AND 70'S???...THOSE GUYS HAD SOME *MOVES*!!!...STU
|By MEL&THEN SOME9 (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 03:15 pm:|
The Baltimore and Ohio marching band
that cut one of my worst ever tracks(personal opinion only)
and Condition Red.
whats all this got to do with horses'etc
would anyone like to say anything sensible
|By douglasm (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 03:28 pm:|
...at the station Dora and I owned, local sports were big. As a cue to our play by play man (and a time filler), I used "The Horse" as a lead in to the sports intro. Listeners told me the song helped get them "in the mood" for High School sports.
|By STUBASS (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 03:29 pm:|
I HAPPEN TO HAVE A CASSETTE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN CONCERT BAND (THE FINEST COLLEGE BAND IN THE LAND)...PLAYING MANY OF THE FAMOUS COLLEGE FIGHT SONGS FROM SOME OF THE TOP COLLEGES!!!...I LOVE THAT TAPE!!!...TALK ABOUT GETTING YOU BLOOD FLOWING!!!...STUBASS
|By R&B (22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 03:31 pm:|
HORSES,HA,WHY THEM LONG LEGGED MANGY APPLE EATIN VARMITS CAN'T HOLD A CANDLE IN MY BOOK TO A GOOD OL MULE,WHY ONE A THEM VARMITS WOULDN'T LAST A DAY DOWN HERE IN THE SOULMINES,AN I'LL TELL YA ANOTHER THING TOO,THEM VARMITS CAN'T DANCE A LICK,WHY JUST LOOK AT THEM MULES OVER THAR DOIN THE[CAMEL WALK]KEEP YA HORSES!..COME ON MULES TIME TO FORM A SOULTRAIN LINE!!!
|By MEL&THEN SOME (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 03:34 pm:|
Right then Stu
for getting ya blood flowing
and I have marched behind the following
Pipes and Drums of 1st Battalion Irish Guards
The Irish Guards and Household Division Bands
Before getting into the boxing ring whilst boxing for the Guards
we always had the pipes and drums playing as we came into the actual ring.
A pity it was all over in secs.
mel(not boom boom mancini)
|By MEL&THEN SOME9 (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 03:40 pm:|
Thank god for good ol'RnB
With ya all the way
mel(the mule/burrow kid)
|By STUBASS (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 03:57 pm:|
HEY MEL!!!...DID THE MUSIC SOUND BETTER WHILE LYING ON YOUR BACK???...JUST CURIOUS!!!...STUBASS
|By MEL&THEN SOME (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 04:03 pm:|
but those lights were blinding me as I looked up
mel(1st round k.o.)