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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

THE DENNISONS - WALKIN' THE DOG b/w YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS


Hailing from Liverpool and with all bets on them that would be the "next Beatles", The Dennisons seemingly had it all, except for the massive success which they seemingly deserved. They looked great and were fantastic musicians and singers (shades of the fab four!). Perhaps still smarting from the wounds of missing the Beatle boat, Decca records hurriedly signed the Dennisons in 1963.

Releasing only a scant three singles, this was the second and finds an incredible version of the Rufus Thomas standard, backed with a number that was (allegedly) written for the lads specifically by Ben E King while they were touring together.

Easily the best double sided Merseybeat record other than those released by the group whose name starts with B and ends with S.

from 1964...

THE DENNISONS - WALKIN' THE DOG

3 comments:

MM said...

Bobby Graham, session drummer extraordinaire, does the honours on this record - just in case you haven't checked out the link on my blog, he also played drums on the Kinks' You Really Got Me, All Day and All of the Night and also on the Pretty Things' Don't Bring Me Down and I Can Never Say, along with about 15,000 other records. I'd never heard this - thanks again. Marie

Jem said...

Thank you! Thank you!

Holly said...

That is a killer cover!