Off Topic Messages

Roger Whittaker - All of My Life (Canada 1976)

Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:59 am

Hey Friends, This is my latest video on my YT channel. Much better version than Roger's studio cut. What do others think ?


phpBB [video]

Re: Roger Whittaker - All of My Life (Canada 1976)

Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:03 am

Robt wrote:Hey Friends, This is my latest video on my YT channel. Much better version than Roger's studio cut. What do others think ?

Please post more Roger Whittaker videos.

Re: Roger Whittaker - All of My Life (Canada 1976)

Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:05 am

Whittaker should have his own section somewhere on the forum.

Re: Roger Whittaker - All of My Life (Canada 1976)

Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:07 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
Robt wrote:Hey Friends, This is my latest video on my YT channel. Much better version than Roger's studio cut. What do others think ?

Please post more Roger Whittaker videos.



:roll: You got something against Whittaker ? Methinks Elvis should have recorded this one rather than The Last Farewell.

Re: Roger Whittaker - All of My Life (Canada 1976)

Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:10 am

midnightx wrote:Whittaker should have his own section somewhere on the forum.


Why not on "off topics". If you don't like Whittaker than that's your bog (!). (give ya a clue word starts with "P")

Re: Roger Whittaker - All of My Life (Canada 1976)

Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:19 am

Because Whittaker is a musical giant and he should have his own forum shrine.

Re: Roger Whittaker - All of My Life (Canada 1976)

Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:31 pm

This dude is not only the greatest rocksingers of all time, but a hugh sexsymbol! He is the James Dean of the 70's. Girls loved him!!!

Re: Roger Whittaker - All of My Life (Canada 1976)

Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:47 pm

midnightx wrote:Whittaker should have his own section somewhere on the forum.


Jeez what it is with you ?!!! I go to all the trouble of fixing the audio and uploading on YT and then posting it off topics and then you reply in a negative tone. Just for the record, I'm not a Roger Whittaker fan, except for that one song and also his version of "Mammy Blue" from the same TV concert.

Re: Roger Whittaker - All of My Life (Canada 1976)

Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:50 pm

midnightx wrote:Because Whittaker is a musical giant and he should have his own forum shrine.



Forget it Mack. We can move on from this. Your call.

Re: Roger Whittaker - All of My Life (Canada 1976)

Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:17 pm

Robt wrote:
midnightx wrote:Because Whittaker is a musical giant and he should have his own forum shrine.



Forget it Mack. We can move on from this. Your call.




No need to panic. I really think midnightx was genuinely sincere about Mr.Whiitaker And yes, I agree..there should be a Roger Whittaker section somewhere on this forum. I practically have every one of his albums. I'm sure had Presley lived, he and Felton Jarvis would've come up with a concept album titled "Elvis Sings Whittaker".

Proposed Tracklisting :

1) Streets Of London
2) Mammy Blue
3) All Of My Life
4) New World In The Morning
5) I Don't Believe In If Anymore
6) Why
7) Durham Town
8 ) The Last Farewell
9) The First Hello, The Last Goodbye
10) River Lady
11) Dirty Old Town

Re: Roger Whittaker - All of My Life (Canada 1976)

Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:19 pm

F-uck The Last Farewell my friend :mrgreen: Find another track.

Re: Roger Whittaker - All of My Life (Canada 1976)

Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:05 am

Good version, although I prefer the studio recording -- but one of Whittaker's strengths has always been his competence when performing live. This stems, both, from his musicality and the terrific verve that he possesses.

Re: Roger Whittaker - All of My Life (Canada 1976)

Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:00 am

Robt wrote:Just for the record, I'm not a Roger Whittaker fan, except for that one song and also his version of "Mammy Blue" from the same TV concert.

"Mammy Blue" is an irresistible track indeed!

Re: Roger Whittaker - All of My Life (Canada 1976)

Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:11 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
Robt wrote:Just for the record, I'm not a Roger Whittaker fan, except for that one song and also his version of "Mammy Blue" from the same TV concert.

"Mammy Blue" is an irresistible track indeed!



The song was originally written with French lyrics in 1970 by veteran French songwriter Hubert Giraud; he conceived the song in his car waiting out a Parisian traffic jam and had completed its demo within a few days. After four months the first recorded version of "Mamy Blue" was made - with Italian lyrics - by Ivana Spagna marking that singer's recording debut. In May 1971 Alain Milhaud, a French record producer based in Spain, acquired the song for Los Pop-Tops, a group he managed: Milhaud produced the Pop-Tops recording of "Mamy Blue" in a session in London after the group's frontman Phil Trim wrote English lyrics for the song. The Pop-Tops would also record a spanish and italian language version. The French Barclay label expediently had the song covered by both Joël Daydé[2] and French singer Nicoletta (Nicole Grisoni). The Dayde version - featuring Phil Trim's English lyric - was recorded at Olympic Sound Studio in London and the Decca Studio in Paris: Wally Stott was the arranger. Nicoletta's version featured the original French lyrics written by Hubert Giraud who himself produced Nicoletta's recording. She also released an English version though.[3] The album Visage has the version with french lyrics.

The Pop-Tops version and Joel Dayde both reached #1 on the French charts with "Mamy Blue" while the Nicoletta version rose as high as #4 affording the singer her career record. Both the Pop-Tops and Dayde versions became concurrent major hits in several other territories including Belgium where the Pop-Tops and Dayde's versions reached #1 on respectively the Dutch and French chart with Pop-Tops reaching #3 on the latter, the Netherlands where Pop-Tops reached #3 and Dayde #13, Norway where Pop-Tops reached #1 and Dayde #3 and Sweden where Pop-Tops reached #1 and Dayde #6. In Spain Dayde's English version of "Mamy Blue" reached #2 while Pop-Tops reached #1 with a specially recorded version of the song in Spanish.

In Germany the Pop-Tops spent ten weeks at #1 while the Dayde version only charted peripherally at #40 while a German rendering recorded by Ricky Shayne afforded Shayne his best ever German chart showing with a #7 peak. The Pop-Tops also rendered "Mamy Blue" in Italian with a resultant #1 in Italy where a local cover by Johnny Dorelli also charted at #28: another Italian cover by Dalida failed to chart as did the English version by Ricky Shayne in its Italian release. Ricky Shayne's English version did appear in the French Top Ten (peak: #8) with the Dayde, Nicoletta and Pop Tops versions and also charted in Brazil (#1) and Japan, selling 500,000 copies in the latter territory where the Pop Tops version had also been a hit at #2.

The Pop Tops English version also reached #1 in Austria, Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland; in Denmark the song also reached the Top Ten via a cover by Roger Whittaker which also reached #4 in Finland where the version by Pop Tops and a Finnish rendering by Kirka Babitzin also reached the Top Ten.

The Joel Dayde version of "Mamy Blue" reached #2 in Australia, the only evident territory where Dayde did not have to vie with Pop Tops although the cover by Roger Whittaker and another by James Darren did well enough regionally to register on Australia's national chart with respective peaks of #53 and #47. In South Africa "Mamy Blue" was recorded by a session group billed as Charisma: produced by Graeme Beggs, this version spent twelve weeks at #1 making it the second longest running South African #1 hit. Otherwise "Mamy Blue" did not have a strong national chart showing in the English speaking world: in the UK the Pop Tops vied with a cover by Roger Whittaker with neither version reaching the Top 30 respective chart peaks being #35 and #31; in the US the Pop Tops was the sole charting version with a #57 peak on the Hot 100 in Billboard whose Easy Listening chart afforded the track a #28 peak; in Canada Pop Tops vied with a cover by session group Oak Island Treasury Department - these versions respectively peaking at #42 and #68 - while a cover by Roger Whittaker of the original French version [b]was a hit on Canada's French charts reaching #2. "Mamy Blue" returned to the Hot 100 in 1973 via a remake by the Stories which peaked at #50: this version charted in Canada at #47.


Source : Wikipedia


phpBB [video]

Re: Roger Whittaker - All of My Life (Canada 1976)

Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:33 am

I swear those Francos can come up with some of the best songs ever.

Re: Roger Whittaker - All of My Life (Canada 1976)

Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:59 am

This topic keeps getting better and better.

Re: Roger Whittaker - All of My Life (Canada 1976)

Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:34 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:This topic keeps getting better and better.

This should be a sticky having a subject on such a great entertainer as Roger Whittaker I bet it will draw tons and tons of women to FECC!!

Re: Roger Whittaker - All of My Life (Canada 1976)

Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:27 pm

This is wonderful, thank you for sharing.

I had the good pleasure of seeing Roger in concert many times over the years and he always put on a terrific show. He is truly a Modern Minstrel.

Check out his site for recent updates on this great entertainer: http://www.rogerwhittaker.com/

Re: Roger Whittaker - All of My Life (Canada 1976)

Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:08 pm

HoneyTalkNelson wrote:This is wonderful, thank you for sharing.

I had the good pleasure of seeing Roger in concert many times over the years and he always put on a terrific show. He is truly a Modern Minstrel.

Check out his site for recent updates on this great entertainer: http://www.rogerwhittaker.com/

It is a great shame Whittaker does not tour more. Everyone should experience the Whittaker magic in person.

Re: Roger Whittaker - All of My Life (Canada 1976)

Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:16 pm

Well, he's not as young as he used to be. But there is a limited tour in Germany to promote his new album.

Have you been to Germany lately?

Hope this helps!

Re: Roger Whittaker - All of My Life (Canada 1976)

Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:46 pm

Mammy Blue should be the official song for this forum. Whittaker rocks.

Re: Roger Whittaker - All of My Life (Canada 1976)

Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:35 pm

HoneyTalkNelson wrote:Well, he's not as young as he used to be. But there is a limited tour in Germany to promote his new album.

Have you been to Germany lately?

Hope this helps!

I didn't even know Whittaker was German!

Re: Roger Whittaker - All of My Life (Canada 1976)

Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:40 pm

His German whistling is beautiful!

Re: Roger Whittaker - All of My Life (Canada 1976)

Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:52 pm

HoneyTalkNelson wrote:His German whistling is beautiful!

Does he cover Elvis' "Wooden Heart" or "A Whistling Tune"?

Re: Roger Whittaker - All of My Life (Canada 1976)

Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:18 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:
HoneyTalkNelson wrote:His German whistling is beautiful!

Does he cover Elvis' "Wooden Heart" or "A Whistling Tune"?

and can they be downloaded