Wednesday, 20 June 2012

WEDNESDAY CLUB - Tim Rose - Come Away Melinda/Hey Jo

MIDWEEK CRISIS the world  looks grey, come to WEDNESDAY CLUB we've got Tim Rose and a Fireman, they will show you how to see thru Rose tinted glasses.
TIM ROSE - Come Away Melinda(1967)

What an album this song comes from the self Titled 'Tim Rose' from 1967. This is without doubt in my top 10 albums of all time. Everyone is a winner. Tim's version of 'Hey Joe' is apparently where Jimi Hendrix got his inspiration from. I honestly thought he was going to become a superstar after this album, but sadly his follow up  'Throught Rose Tinted Glasses' failed to live up to the expectations. It was a great disappointment. What a fabulous voice he had tho', and this track is chicken skin big time!.

I was going to see Tim up in London in the 2000's but sadly he passed away before I could see him,

I was still in school when this came out and a guy who lived over the fence from me told me he had the album. He said I could tape it at lunch time and he gave me the key to his house.(He took School dinners). I went into his house with my trusty Philips Tape Recorder and he had a thing called a radiogram (do you remember them) I had a direct connection,so the quality would be good (for these days). I was about to tidy up when suddenly the door opened, it was his Fireman father. I don't know whom was more shocked him or me. He certainly did not look too pleased. I bet my friend 'got it' when his father saw him.

'I had it' and I was not disappointed. You should try and get hold of this album especially if only to hear 'Morning Dew'. Here is his version of 'Hey Joe' a must hear also.
TIM ROSE - Hey Joe(1967)


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20 June 2012 at 15:05

Great post. Tim Rose needs more recognition. He was a fine songwriter. I'll shamefully admit I'm a big fan of Uriah Heep's version of 'Come Away Melinda'. Time for a Heep post, I think! Haha!

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20 June 2012 at 15:09

SB - Uriah Heep theres a name from the past..They had a great album title...Very eavy! very umble!

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20 June 2012 at 18:01

Funny story and great tunes. Like SB, I knew Uriah Heep's version first - looking forward to the Heep post SB!!

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20 June 2012 at 20:21

By the way, OPC, I was raised on radiograms - it was the way in those dark days. Ah, memories and such a lovely tone (as my mum always used to say).

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1 August 2012 at 11:33

Loved the Hey Joe version, it feels stripped back a lot rawer than Hendricks'. Not sure about Come Away Melinda but then again this is probably the first time I have heard it.

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