Showing posts with label Doris Troy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Doris Troy. Show all posts

Jan 22, 2018

Doris Troy - Just One Look (1963)

Doris Troy - Just One Look (1963)
"Just One Look" is a song co-written by American R & B singers Doris Troy and Gregory Carroll. The recording by Doris Troy was a hit in 1963. The Hollies, Anne Murray and Linda Ronstadt recorded hit versions of their own. There have also been many other versions of this song.



Doris Troy had an extensive musical pedigree, and during her career she would write for and work with luminaries such as Dee Clark, Jackie Wilson, Chuck Jackson, Solomon Burke, the Drifters, James Brown, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Tom Jones, Steven Stills and many others. Despite all of this, she would chart only once, with her very first single for Atlantic, “Just One Look,” a killer number that is a beach music favorite even today.

Jan 6, 2018

Doris Troy - Time (1963) From Sings Just One Look Album


Doris Troy - Time (1963) From Sings Just One Look Album
The songwriting team of Doris Payne and Gregory Carroll, authors of eight of the twelve tracks on the immortal Just One Look album - including the hit title track, conclude the disc with two minutes and forty-six seconds of this song, "Time". Artie Ripp's percussive production adds another dimension to the singer's multi-faceted album, one worthy of the cult attention it has garnered over the years. That attention comes not only because there are so few solo albums from this vital artist, but because the compositions and vocals are so overwhelmingly beautiful. Quasi reggae guitar and piano play off of the rolling drums creating an interesting platform for Doris Troy's superb voice. The dynamics of that voice slip over and under the tension created by the unorthodox rhythms. "Never in all my wildest dreams/did I think I'd find love so divine" she sings in the middle 8, that voice unveiling the secrets of the universe. Payne/Troy sang on dozens and dozens of important recordings, but why her own original music wasn't covered more, and why she didn't release thirty or forty of her own albums is more of a mystery when you listen to this brilliant track.



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