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chewingthefat

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Gloria, one of the alltime greats! Mon, 02/13/12 5:41 PM (permalink)
 
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    Cosmos

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    Re:Gloria, one of the alltime greats! Mon, 02/13/12 9:37 PM (permalink)
    What... no Van Morrison?
     
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      chefbuba

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      Re:Gloria, one of the alltime greats! Tue, 02/14/12 12:00 AM (permalink)
      Cosmos


      What... no Van Morrison?


      One of my favorites
       
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        CCJPO

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        Re:Gloria, one of the alltime greats! Tue, 02/14/12 4:07 AM (permalink)
        What... No THEM, or SHADOWS of NIGHT or PATTI SMITH
         
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          rebeltruce

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          Re:Gloria, one of the alltime greats! Tue, 02/14/12 5:39 AM (permalink)
          Patti Smith's version CLASSIC, one of the best. The Doors did a great job with Gloria as well.....
           
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            porkbeaks

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            Re:Gloria, one of the alltime greats! Tue, 02/14/12 8:12 AM (permalink)
            Van the Man wrote his "Gloria" in 1964. These Doo Wop performances come from a tune that goes back long before that. I love Doo Wop, but Van's tune is much more dear to my heart. I was 17 in 1964. pb
             
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              Treetop Tom

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              Re:Gloria, one of the alltime greats! Tue, 02/14/12 1:20 PM (permalink)
              Here in Charm City we heard the Shadows of Knight version of Gloria probably 100 times for every 1 time we heard Van Morrison & Them.  Guess it was a regional thing.  Great garage rock anthem.
              <message edited by Treetop Tom on Tue, 02/14/12 1:45 PM>
               
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                fishtaco

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                Re:Gloria, one of the alltime greats! Tue, 02/14/12 2:31 PM (permalink)
                Shadows of Night were from Chicago. I recall a guy in 5th grade who claimed that one of the guys in the band was his cousin. Also recall that Gloria was included on a "paper" record that was attached to a bag of chips! Chestys Chips??
                <message edited by fishtaco on Tue, 02/14/12 3:13 PM>
                 
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                  kland01s

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                  Re:Gloria, one of the alltime greats! Tue, 02/14/12 2:59 PM (permalink)
                  Shadows of Knight was a local band (Chicago area) so that's all we ever heard on the radio. I didn't even know someone else recorded it.
                   
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                    kland01s

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                    Re:Gloria, one of the alltime greats! Tue, 02/14/12 3:01 PM (permalink)
                    Sorry. Double post. Sticky fingers!
                     
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                      Treetop Tom

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                      Re:Gloria, one of the alltime greats! Tue, 02/14/12 3:45 PM (permalink)
                      Apparently the Shadows of Knight version outplayed the version by Them in towns (Chicago and Baltimore and others) where the original was too "racy" with the lyrics "And then she comes up to my room."  The SoK version substituted "And then she called out my name," which made it by the censors.  Hard to imagine.
                       
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                        porkbeaks

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                        Re:Gloria, one of the alltime greats! Tue, 02/14/12 4:37 PM (permalink)
                        Since the Them version was released over 2 years prior to the Shadows cover, I got very used to hearing Van sing it and liked it much better. I still do. You be the judge.

                        http://www.youtube.com/wa...e=youtube_gdata_player 
                        http://www.dailymotion.co...of-knight-gloria_music
                         
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                          kland01s

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                          Re:Gloria, one of the alltime greats! Tue, 02/14/12 4:38 PM (permalink)
                          Chicago radio highly censored the music they played. I can't remember what song it was but there was the lyric about "tripping on LSD" and all we ever heard was "tripping on Lake Shore Drive"
                           
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                            joerogo

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                            Re:Gloria, one of the alltime greats! Tue, 02/14/12 8:58 PM (permalink)
                            Thanks...Thanks a lot guys.  I started youtubein and wasted most of my day.
                             
                            I did end up with this gem.  How's that for 75 years old?

                             
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