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Can someone tell me did Chubby and the turnpikes change there name to Tavares at some stage , and has anyone got a copy of I DID,NT TRY for sale

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Yes they did become Tavares. Sorry, I haven't got a copy either for sale or, very sadly, for my own amusement..........a truly wonderful, classy soul record which epitomises everything good about the music.......sorry. I've just cum.

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I found a copy in the US last year then I was out there with Shifty 9 months later and we were talking about this record. He was saying how good "I didnt try" was but I`d never played it, didnt know it was a double sider I was busy with the other side "I know the inside story"! nice suprise when I got home and spun it, of course I know it when I heard it.

Yes, it was tavares.

Chris

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I know people who have had this years who bought it for "inside story" which i beleive was played out first.

I didnt try is still the cum side though ;-)

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from Music Direct.....

The five-brother singing group Tavares may be best known for such up-tempo hits as the million-selling single "Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel," "More Than a Woman," and "Whodunit," but they first came to national attention with the luscious ballad "Check It Out." Their crisp vocalizing and clean-cut, young-men-next-door image made them favorites on TV shows starring Johnny Carson, Mike Douglas, and Dick Clark's American Bandstand. In 1974, Tavares also had the first hit version (number one R& cool.gif of "She's Gone" written by the then relative unknown duo of Daryl Hall and John Oates. Hall & Oates scored a number seven pop hit with the song in 1976.

The Tavares brothers -- Arthur Tavares, Ralph Vierra Tavares, Perry Lee Tavares, Antone Tavares, and Feliciano Tavares nicknamed "Pooch," "Tiny," "Chubby," and "Butch" -- started the group in 1964 as Chubby and the Turnpikes in New Bedford, MA. Their grandparents taught them traditional Cape Verde folk songs, while their older brother John schooled them on doo wop singing. In 1969, the group became Tavares. They began singing in New England clubs and were signed to Capitol Records in 1973. Their debut album, Check It Out , was issued in early 1974. The title track slow jam single went to number five R&B on Billboard's charts in summer 1973. The next single, the ballad "That's the Sound That Lonely Makes," hit number ten R&B in early 1974. Check It Out was followed by Hard Core Poetry in summer 1974, helmed by songwriting/production duo Dennis Lambert & Brian Potter (the Four Tops' "Aint No Woman Like the One I Got"). It listed the soaring number ten hit "Too Late," the number one hit "She's Gone," and "Remember What I Told You to Forget," which hit number four in 1975. Lambert & Potter produced In the City (summer 1975), which yielded the driving number one hit "It Only Takes a Minute," "Free Ride" (a 1973 pop smash for the Edgar Winter Group), and "The Love I Never Had." Take That's 1993 cover of "It Only Takes a Minute" was a U.K. hit.

Tavares' album Sky High (spring 1976) was the group's first collaboration with producer Freddie Perren. Perren seemed to have an affinity for family singing groups, having had hits with the Jackson 5 ("I Want You Back," "ABC," "The Love You Save") as a member of the Motown arrangers/songwriters/producers collective The Corporation, and would later go to have hits with the Sylvers ("Boogie Fever"). Sky High boasted the sparkling number three R&B hit "Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel (Part 1)" from summer 1976. Their fifth LP, Love Storm was issued in spring 1977 and included the clever number one R&B hit "Whodunit" in spring 1977.

"More Than a Woman" was specifically written for Tavares by the Bee Gees and was issued as a single from the 11-million-selling Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. "More Than a Woman" was also on their Future Bound LP released in spring 1978. A greatest hits set, The Best of Tavares, was released in fall 1977. On 1979's Madame Butterfly LP, the group worked with Philly soul arranger/producer Bobby Martin (the Manhattans, LTD). The sweet ballad "Never Had a Love Like This Before" went to number five R&B in early 1979.

In 1994, Canadian label Unidisc released The Best of Tavares Revisited, which had re-recordings by the group of their past hits.

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Their other single as below is a pretty decent 2 sider too. Promises is a great vocal group harmony sound whilst Spell is Northern.

TURNPIKES CAPITOL 2234 DJ NOTHING BUT PROMISES / CAST A SPELL

Paul

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Soul Sam had a mint demo copy of Inside Story/I Didn't Try for sale at Broughton last night if anyone is interested. £300 for trades/£275 for cash.

I was tempted, but decided to keep cash for Prestatyn!!!

By the way, are all copies of this single mis-titled 'I DIDN'T know the inside story'?

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F..kin awesome 45 :yes:

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Is that your copy Biggray and tell me it's for sale

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Got mine, but theres one on ebay now, only $300. Only a few hours left a bargin get searching

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Can someone tell me did Chubby and the turnpikes change there name to Tavares at some stage , and has anyone got a copy of I DID,NT TRY for sale

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MAK i've just PM'd you, hope it's of some help............... :huh:

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Any rationel explanations why the title IDKTIS on demo is different to the issue ? Logically,would the demo be "rarer" ? :g:

(I appreciate it has become a common record over the years and its price has vastly fallen)

UPTITE U250A

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Any rationel explanations why the title IDKTIS on demo is different to the issue ? Logically,would the demo be "rarer" ? :g:

(I appreciate it has become a common record over the years and its price has vastly fallen)

UPTITE U250A

There are both Issues and Demos of BOTH variations "I Know The Inside Story", and "I DIDN'T Know The Inside Story". I've always asumed the "Didn't" was a misprint and it was repressed with correct title - I don't know if the matrix is the same, probably is.

There seems to be as many of each variation around, so probably nothing in it in rarity.

Cheers

Mick

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Seen loads of copies of this about lately, issues and demos, what is the going rate these days?

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I think $300 is kind of high nowadays.

The earlier bumped part of this thread is disturbing and I wish I hadn't read it.

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I think $300 is kind of high nowadays.

The earlier bumped part of this thread is disturbing and I wish I hadn't read it.

I went to a venue last year and there must have been 20 copies for sale in the room, one seller had more than one copy.

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Re:Chubby & the Turnpikes

Hope you find this Sonny Sanders production relevant to this thread:

The Turnpikes "Cast A Spell":

Having watched the price climb I've bid on it a few times without success.

Is it big on anyone's playlist?

Thanks

Mick

Edited by Mick Sway
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They were originally 'Linda And The Del Rios' on Crackerjack.

Linda got pregnant just after their record was released and Juggy Murray dropped them. The Tavares brothers changed their group's name to the Turnpikes shortly before they landed the Capitol deal, as they thought it sounded less doo-woppy than the Del Rios...

This info from Chubby Tavares (via someone else who kindly passed it on to me via e-mail some years ago, and whose name I've subsequently forgottten. If it's you, sorry about that...)

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TAVARES (New Bedford, MA)

Ralph Tavares (lead and second tenor), left by 1990; Arthur "Pooch" Tavares

(baritone), Antone "Chubby" Tavares (lead and tenor), Perry Lee "Tiny"

Tavares (baritone), Feliciano "Butch" Tavares (tenor). Also, Victor Tavares

was in the early group on Capitol.

As Linda & the Del Rios: Linda Steele, Antone Tavares, Arthur Tavares, Ralph

Tavares, John Tavares, Pete ?.

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