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    Charlotte Matheny, Sherlie Matthews and Clydie King [[Bonnie & The Treasures)

    In 1965 the battle for a hit with "Home Of The Brave" was won by Jody Miller, but the recording by Bonnie & The Treasures was the one that was familiar to me [[much later on I might add) via a Phil Spector Rare Masters LP. When I came to know the Bonnie version I'd never heard of the one by Jodie.

    The song was written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, arranged by Nick De Caro and produced by Jerry Riopell for Phil Spector's Phi-Dan Records. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I'd see a clip of Bonnie & The Treasures but the internet is a wonderful thing.

    In the clip we have Bonnie [[Charlotte O'Hara but proper name Charlotte Ann Matheny), Sherlie Matthews and Clydie King both later of The Blackberries well known to Motown lovers plus many talents such as songwriting and acting etc.

    Charlotte O'Hara was also a songwriter, for example writing [[with others) "We're Here To Entertain You" for the Jackson 5 and "Sitting On The Edge Of My Mind" on Jermaine Jackson's "Come Into My Life" album.

    Just love this clip.


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    Sherlie Mae Matthews "The Motown Era" photos

    http://www.sherliematthews.com/photos.html

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    Clydie King 1943-2019

    A little out of date now but here's some info on Clydie [[and the Bob Dylan connection) http://michaelgrayouttakes.blogspot....re-dating.html

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    Charlotte Ann Matheny [[O'Hara) Bonnie and many other aliases 1943 - 1976

    https://spectropop.com/HOTB/

    https://www.facebook.com/CharlotteAnnMatheny/

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    Charlotte learned the song from an acetate with a vocal by... Ronnie Spector. Hopefully the Bonnie & The Treasures version AND the Ronnie Spector version see release on a Philles compilation in the near future.


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    I have the 45 on Phil Spectors Phi-Dan label.I saw Bonnie & the Treasures on the Where The Action is show back in the day.I do not remember the Jody Miller version ever from radio back then.

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    Ronnie said she had recorded "Home of The Brave" - shame about the quality but that's a good story on the vid. Anthony Reichardt does post some rare songs on YouTube. Maybe a master tape will surface one day lol.

    Can't speak about the US radio coverage - but I don't remember anything on UK radio on either version. I wasn't aware of the track at all until the mid 70s. Jody does a good job but I enjoy Charlotte's version. However, they are beautiful ladies who must have been around 22 at the time so perhaps a bit incongruous singing about a school boy. Perhaps Jody was more believable.

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    And before that, this ..... Charlotte O'Hara "The Touch Of Venus" from an acetate ...


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