Thursday, October 1, 2015

On This Day 01 October

Get a thrill at the Brill
1984 01 October On This Day the Honeydrippers' Sea of Love feat. Jimmy Page, released
  • 1966 The Yardbirds - Newcastle City Hall
  • 1984 The Honeydrippers release of Sea of Love feat. Jimmy Page
  • 1998 Page & Plant North American Tour - New Orleans, LA at UNO Lakefront
A "honeydripper" is a silver-tongued man who charmed women with his sweet talk.

The Honeydrippers project was the brainchild of Robert Plant and Atlantic Records' Ahmet Ertegün and Phil Carson.  The name came from the original honeydripper, Roosevelt Sykes, an American bluesman.  The song Honeydripper was recorded by Joe Liggins in 1945 and topped the US Billboard R&B chart for 18 weeks.

Sea of Love was written by John Phillip Baptiste (aka Phil Phillips) and George Khoury. The 1959 recording of the song peaked at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard R&B chart.

The A side of the Honeydrippers' single was originally Rockin' at Midnight, a cover of Elvis Presley’s Good Rockin’ Tonight with Sea of Love as the B-side.  The producers are listed as Nugetre and the Fabulous Brill Brothers. Nugetre is an anagram of Ertegün and the Fabulous Brill Brothers are Robert Plant & Phil Carson, possibly named for the Brill Building in New York City.

The Brill Building in the theater district of NYC is named after the Brill brothers, early tenants whose business was located on the ground floor in 1931.  The building also housed a number of music publishers, record companies, artists and artists’ managers for decades and had the reputation as a music hit factory. The Brill Building's name is a shorthand term for a broad and influential stream of American mainstream popular music.

Jimmy Page is featured on the Honeydrippers' Sea of Love and I Get a Thrill.

Sea of Love, the Honeydrippers 1984

1998 Page & Plant, New Orleans

2012 Jimmy Page atttends Rival Sons concert at Electric Ballroom, London

♪  The Honeydripper (Roosevelt Sykes) YouTube
♪  The Honeydripper (Joe Liggins & The Honeydrippers, 1983) YouTube
♪  Sea of Love (Phil Phillips 1959) YouTube
♪  Sea of Love (Honeydrippers feat Jimmy Page 1984) YouTube
♪  I Get a Thrill (Honeydrippers feat. Jimmy page 1984) YouTube
♪  Full set (Page & Plant, New Orleans 1998) YouTube

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