41. FREDDY and the FOUR-GONE CONCLUSIONS - 'Stand Up'/'Today' (Get Hip GH-228) 2002
'Stand Up' is an obscure Del Shannon song that wasn't released in his lifetime and here Michigan based Freddy Fortune and his band deliver the goods with respect. It also features Max Crook, Del Shannon's original keyboard player providing a solo on his custom built Musitron keyboard.
The flip 'Today' is a tasty folk rocker with lots of jangle and similar in style to the last recordings by Freddy's previous band Fortune and Maltese and the Phabulous Pallbearers.
FREDDY and the FOUR-GONE CONCLUSIONS - Stand Up
exactly one year ago I posted a review of the original 'Stand Up'...
DEL SHANNON - 'Stand Up' (Liberty Records) 1966
Del may be sporting his late 50s early 60s mutton chops and what must be the largest sunglasses in the world but that didn't stop him writing and recording the GREAT 'Stand Up' in December 1966.
It was never released in the 60s (the liners of the CD 'The Further Adventures Of Charles Westover' don't say why).....it's amazing that something sounding so 'radio friendly' was never released at the time.
The song was recorded at SRS Studio in Hollywood and produced by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart.
Tommy Boyce and Del Shannon would sadly commit suicide in the 90s by shooting themselves in the head.
DEL SHANNON - Stand Up MP3 (320 kBits)