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    After finding yet another version of PYHITH (as I believe the "crate-diggers" like to call it) with a monster drum break, I wondered who actually did the original of this. It's bizarre that SO many of the covers decided to keep the break.

    Please excuse my ignorance...
    There MUST be a Hymns-A-Swingin' in this box...

  • #2
    I think Ocean did the original.

    I agree, in fact it comes as a shock when there is no break - hows about a list of versions then? I'll get the ball rolling:

    Ocean
    Ray Conniff
    James Last
    Brass Impact
    Vera Lynn
    Ann Murray
    Lynn Anderson
    That MFP gospel one (name escapes me)

    ....next!
    "..hole...road...middle thereof"

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    • #3
      Chico Arnez
      Lightnin' Red
      Ann Shelton did a version on 'The Benny Hill Show', with Ronnie Aldrich conducting the band!

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      • #4
        brief trawl through the shelves:

        Ferrante & Teicher
        Klaus Wunderlich
        New Freedom Singers
        The Power & The Glory
        Nigel Brooks Singers
        Liberace
        Dan Hill

        ...I've got a few good records too....honest
        "..hole...road...middle thereof"

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        • #5
          How about a list of versions *without* a break ? I'll have dig tommorow, but I'm about 70 / 30 in favour of the breakless I think.
          Matt Hero

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          • #6
            Jeanne St Anne & The New Christians (break - albeit a tad on the weedy side - included)

            This LP also confirms LDJB's credit of the source to Ocean, with a note calling it "a smash hit by Ocean [that] sparked a new movement in Street Christianity" no less.

            In fact, if anyone wants this (to complete a PYHITH collection or something) let me know: it's a rubbish LP and it's doing nothing round here...
            a giant steam-powered turntable in warwickshire plays six foot cement recordings of Prince Albert's speeches to the rejoicing populace

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            • #7
              Originally posted by [b
              Quote[/b] (Matt Hero @ 14 May 2003,22:55)]How about a list of versions *without* a break ? I'll have dig tommorow, but I'm about 70 / 30 in favour of the breakless I think.
              The Mike Curb Congregation version lacks the break. I know of more but this is all I can remember right now.

              Can anyone name any versions that you'd ACTUALLY LISTEN TO? I hate this song, break or nay.
              *

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              • #8
                Originally posted by [b
                Quote[/b] (wayne @ 15 May 2003,01:05)]This LP also confirms LDJB's credit of the source to Ocean, with a note calling it "a smash hit by Ocean [that] sparked a new movement in Street Christianity" no less.
                I know it's nitpicking where the nit should not be picked, but I though Ann Murray did the original version but Ocean had a hit with it or somesuch. Anyway my vote for the worst version of all time goes to George Hamilton IV - words cannot express how poor it is...
                Errr..Hambone?

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                • #9
                  A version on the Gospel Truth label by;

                  Rance Allen Group

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                  • #10
                    elvis presley - version with a break

                    andre kostelanetz --version with no break (well,nearly no break?&#33

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                    • #11
                      the Kaempfert version is really rather good too...

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                      • #12
                        The Donny Hathaway is breakless - boo!

                        Still searching for the Joan Baez, and I think there's an Elvis tribute that also includes the break (but I feel that I may be regurgitating stuff I read on here a few days ago now?).
                        You freeking scientologists are all the same, quible, dribble and then demand ice creams. Ohhhhhhhhhhh.

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                        • #13
                          The Chico Arnez version lacks a break too, despite being on a break-ridden album (and the only easy album I've come across with a version of Soul Finger on it. Nice one Chico)
                          It ain't shakey

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                          • #14
                            Come to think of it, either the New Freedom Singers or The Power And The Glory do the same - neglect to include a break on PYHITH but include a break with a very similar pattern on Jesus instead...
                            You freeking scientologists are all the same, quible, dribble and then demand ice creams. Ohhhhhhhhhhh.

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                            • #15
                              Elvis does do a version of PYHITH, it's on his Elvis Now LP.

                              Also, did anyone mention the Impact Of Brass version? Doesn't have a drum break though.

                              There's also Ramsey Lewis, can't remember whether it has drums or not.

                              New Heavenly Blue, don't think there's a break.
                              http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v2...k-LP%20Covers/

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