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any info on this guy...did he have any more records ...heard it the other day again and just made me think .....not a bad tune really....and who was first to play it...

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Just click on the link below and hear the original version and why is first written

 

Steve Karmen (born January 31, 1937)

 

is an American composer, most famous for several jingles

1968

  • Breakaway In A Wide-Trackin' Pontiac

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUlHvletNqI

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falstaffers featuring steve karmen  for men who like it, imb ,

falstaff was a beer so another commercial 45 

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Another minor play on the scene mid 70s was "Moments" also on UA and also a Chrysler Car advert.

https://youtu.be/nphtYweg_rI

 

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Just a bit of trivia: Jimmy Radcliffe's vocals/lyrics were ad-lib.

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moments is one of my current faves,,,,brilliant dreamy 70s instrumental from the early days of wigan

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Steve Karmen contributed the music to this movie. The title song (with vocals) came out as a 45, I remember seeing the record when it was released. I've seen the film, it's really an interesting snapshot of cultural norms (and not so norms) of the time.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What_Do_You_Say_to_a_Naked_Lady%3F

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One for the OVO experts

Should the Pontiac single be the one played at the OVO nights as it was our before the UA release. 

The one pictured below is my copy 

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Jimmy Radcliffe Breakaway 45
Steve Karmen writes:
In the case of Pontiac I had stretched the middle section hoping to keep it completely instrumental with no vocals at all. During the wrap up, all the singers would enter and Jim would provide the 'ad lib' fills to inspire America to recall the comercial and then rush out and buy pontiacs. At the session, my client asked Jim if he could ad lib something over the middle section about what it would feel like to be free, or to be set free or break away. What you hear is his first and only ad lib reading. After he had finished, completely bowling over everyone in the booth, my client was seized with the desire to script and improve upon Jim's ad lib. But of course, the performance we used was the first one, because it was the best and most honest.

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45 minutes ago, jim g said:

One for the OVO experts

Should the Pontiac single be the one played at the OVO nights as it was our before the UA release. 

The one pictured below is my copy 

0CAB6822-B14E-4161-AF2F-3D997F5C9CEE.jpeg

Yeah, we'll just tell United Artists and Steve Karmen etc we aren't allowed to play the record 🙄

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 Among his better known works are the New York State song, "I Love New York", the jingle Here Comes the King for Budweiser, the Hershey's chocolate jingle The Great American Chocolate Bar, the Exxon Song Energy for a Strong America (1976), and Wrigley Spearmint Gum / Carry The Big Fresh Flavor (1973). He also composed several music scores for motion pictures during the 1960s, and performed briefly as a Calypso singer, achieving some recognition in Trinidad during that time. Karmen is the recipient of 16 Clio Awards.

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3 hours ago, Chalky said:

Yeah, we'll just tell United Artists and Steve Karmen etc we aren't allowed to play the record 🙄

I know daft isn't it ! OVO is a cause of many an argument I guess. I posted as I was curious.

There is another saying AVA "Any Vinyl Available" 🙂

 

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47 minutes ago, jim g said:

I know daft isn't it ! OVO is a cause of many an argument I guess. I posted as I was curious.

There is another saying AVA "Any Vinyl Available" 🙂

 

OVO was never meant to not include national and foreign releases.  Its just others making things up as they go along.  

There are no sayings that are needed except no bootlegs, the rest are just for idiots.

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