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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Hard Luck Angel: Part 2 of My Salute to
Underrated Blue-Eyed Soul Diva Evie Sands!



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 "Take Me For A Little While" - Evie Sands 
 (Aug. 1965, highest chart pos. #114 Bubbling Under,  
 perf. on Oct. 9, 1965, ep. of Shivaree



 "I Can't Let Go" - Evie Sands 
 (Dec. 1965, uncharted, perf. on 
 Dec. 18, 1965 ep. of Shivaree

Welcome to Part 2 of my salute to Evie Sands!
Last time, in part one, you watched the New York based white soul singer,
songwriter and guitarist in appearances on the teen-oriented music TV
shows Hollywood A Go-Go and ShivareeAt the top of this post you
saw two more (and different) Evie Sands performances on Shivaree.
Now here's a fifth rare clip of Evie from Hollywood A Go-Go.
  This song is the fab flip of "Take Me For A Little While."
The excitement meter is pegged as Evie Sands
belts out-- "Run Home To Your Mama!"

 "Run Home To Your Mama" - Evie Sands 
 (B side of "Take Me For A Little While," perf. 
 on Oct. 9, 1965 ep. of Hollywood A Go-Go





Stateside Evie's career was stymied by a series of bad breaks,
but across the pond in Northern Soul dance clubs, her records
were played heavily. One of the most requested Evie slabs
is the Northern stormer "Picture Me Gone," a June 1966
single that failed to make the U.S. chart.

 "Picture Me Gone" - Evie Sands 
 (June 1966, uncharted) 







Evie Sands was the first
to record "Angel Of The
Morning," a song written
by Chip Taylor, younger
brother of Jon Voight,
star of the 1969 film
Midnight Cowboy.
Evie's "Angel Of
The Morning" 45
hit the street in
June of 1967.




Evie's original version of
"Angel Of The Morning"
deserved to be a hit, but
at the time of the single's
release, her record label,
 Cameo-Parkway, was
in the midst of a steady
decline and nearing bank-
ruptcy. Lacking adequate
promotion and distribution,
another great Evie Sands
record flopped and failed
to reach any of the charts.

 "Angel of the Morning" 
 - Evie Sands (June 1967, 
 uncharted) 



It didn't take long for another artist to release a version of the dramatic
ballad and eclipse Evie Sands' recording. It happened the following
summer when Merrilee Rush And The Turnabouts hit the top 10
on Billboard and the top 3 on Cash Box with their single.

 "Angel of the Morning" - Merrilee Rush And The Turnabouts 
 (June 1968, highest chart pos. #3 Cash Box/#7 Hot 100



The most successful version of "Angel" was recorded more than
a decade later by pop/country singer and songwriter Juice Newton.
In the spring of 1981 Juice's single reached the top 5 on the
Hot 100 and #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

 "Angel of the Morning" Juice Newton 
 (April/May 1981, highest chart pos. #2 Cash Box/#4 Hot 100, 
 Mar. 6, 1981, perf. on The Midnight Special








To conclude my tribute
to the music of Evie Sands,
I present two songs from
her 1970 album Any Way
That You Want Me. First
here is Evie's glorious
remake of one of her
signature songs "Take
Me For A Little While."

 "Take Me For A Little 
 While" - Evie Sands 
 (May 1970, from 
 album Any Way 
 That You Want Me



"But You Know I Love You" was a top 20 hit for Kenny Rogers and his group
The First Edition in 1969. Listen to the superb vocal and arrangement on Evie's
version. Released as a single in 1970, Evie's version merely Bubbled Under.
Shady sez a platter this pleasing should have peaked high in the Hot 100!

 "But You Know I Love You" - Evie Sands 
 (Mar./Apr. 1970, highest chart pos. #110 Bubbling Under
 from 1970 album Any Way That You Want Me




Evie Sands has more soul and more talent
than any hundred of today's dance-poppers.


The proof is in the wax.

Have a Shady day!