A Groovy Kind Of Love - Winston Francis / The Falcons - A Groovy Kind Of Love / Ina De Groove
It has been recorded by numerous artists, with the Mindbenders A Storm In A Teacup - Kelli Ali - Butterfly Phil Collins releasing very successful versions.
These buildings housed numerous music publishing companies and record labels, including Wine and Bayer Sager's label, Allegro Music later Screen Gems ; the buildings also contained facilities for songwriting and composition.
However, Bayer Sager's Lonely Boy - Various - AM Gold 1977 was preferred because it was more comfortable, and more private. Wine composed the music, and Bayer Sager wrote the lyrics. The title was an early use of the slang word " groovy ", and both women were interested in using the word because they recognized it as new and "happening".
Wine said, "Carole came up with 'Groovy kinda… groovy kinda… groovy…' and we're all just saying, 'Kinda groovy, kinda groovy, kinda…' and I don't exactly know who came up with "Love", but it was 'Groovy kind of love'. And we did it. We wrote it in 20 minutes. It was amazing. Just flew out of our mouths, and at the piano, it was a real quick and easy song to write.
The song was recorded by Patti Labelle and The Bluebelles on 7 October and released in January on a 7" single, together with Somewhere over the Rainbow. Jack McGraw, who ran the Screen Gems offices in London, thought the Wine and Bayer Sager song was a perfect match for the new group The Mindbenders previously the backing group for Wayne Fontanawho had recently left the band and especially their guitarist, who now became their new lead vocalist, Eric Stewart.
The band recorded their version of "A Groovy Kind of Love" in They liked the result so much that they included the song on their first album without Fontana, The Mindbenders US title A Groovy Kind of Love and released it to radio as their debut single.
It reached No. Eric Stewart went on to co-found the British art pop band, 10cc. He had originally suggested the song as a good one for collaborator Stephen Bishop to record, with Collins producing. While filming the movie BusterCollins suggested the song as a potential love theme for the title character and his wife.
He recorded a demo as a guide for the Flaamingos / The KVB - Split EP, only to find out later his demo had actually been used in the film. Collins had initially expressed reservations about being featured on the soundtrack during the movie, but relented due to feeling it worked well for the scene.
He subsequently recorded a full version of the song, co-produced by Anne Dudley. Old and Newand The Singles. A live performance appeared on his Serious Hits Unlike the Mindbenders' version, which was an upbeat guitar-based pop song, Collins' was a slow ballad with a prominent keyboard and strings. When released as a single, it reached No. It also reached No. Adult Contemporary chart. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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