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Mark James

Fri Sep 09, 2005 2:00 am

I would like to know more information about Mark James. Did he ever recorded any song, his life? I tried to have some info on the internet but too few I found...
Any help I appreciate it.

Best Regards

Fri Sep 09, 2005 2:33 am

It probably won't help too much but I read that he did record "Suspicious Minds" but went nowhere with it.

Fri Sep 09, 2005 4:15 am

Fri Sep 09, 2005 7:31 am

There is an import I think called "The Originals" which has the original version of many pop classics including James' "Suspicious Minds." It also has Del Shannon's version of "(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame."

Fri Sep 09, 2005 11:19 am

Thanks for all replies :wink:

Sun Sep 11, 2005 11:49 pm

He also worked with Red west in the 60"s...hence why EP heard SM.

Mon Sep 12, 2005 7:15 pm

When I saw Mark in Memphis (during EW 05), he said that he recorded a version of "Moody Blue" (about two years before Elvis did it), and that it was a Top 5 hit in South Africa.

Tom (from Ohio)

Mon Sep 12, 2005 8:35 pm

Great info guys........thanks once more :wink:

Mon Sep 12, 2005 10:43 pm

likethebike wrote: It also has Del Shannon's version of "(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame."

I didn't know Del Shannon had the original on that !

It's interesting to know,(I googled it) that "failed attempts to record the number had been made by Bobby Vee and Bobby Darin"

I listened to Shannons version,it's good,but sounds dated.

You learn something new everyday !