REVIEW - Doc Pomus: "Send For The Doctor" - CHESS 1440; NOVEMBER 1950

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DianeE

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Sep 15, 2021, 12:56:21 PMSep 15
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Roger Ford

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Sep 15, 2021, 1:20:48 PMSep 15
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On Wed, 15 Sep 2021 12:56:18 -0400, DianeE <Dia...@NoSpam.net> wrote:

>https://www.spontaneouslunacy.net/doc-pomus-send-for-the-doctor-chess-1440/
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>YOUTUBE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyin-DxqoUw
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On Sun, 12 Sep 2021 15:59:57 GMT, mari...@bblueyonder.co.uk (Roger
Ford) wrote:

>On Sat, 11 Sep 2021 11:23:07 -0700 (PDT), "Sav...@aol.com"
><Sav...@aol.com> wrote:
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>>He has reviewed some white acts already, Johnny Otis, and Doc Pomus, maybe someone else.
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>He appears to be sticking to his chronology so Doc Pomus' pretty good
>"Send For The Doctor" on Chess should make an appearance in the next
>few weeks
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More like the next few days!!

Ok let's check how Doc did with this in the 1950 Singles Battle

R1
>12 Doc Pomus - Send For The Doctor - Chess 1440
> 5 Eddy Arnold - There's Been A Change In Me - RCA 48-0412
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The only place we're sending the Doctor is into Round Two
WINNER : POMUS

R2
>14 Fats Domino - Hey La Bas Boogie - Imperial 5085
> 5 Doc Pomus - Send For The Doctor - Chess 1440
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Here Stands Fats Domino!!
WINNER : FATS

>SPONTANEOUS LUNACY VERDICT 5/10

It's an easy 7 for me on my 1950 list


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md

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Sep 15, 2021, 2:08:12 PMSep 15
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On Sep 15, 2021 at 12:20:45 PM CDT, "Roger Ford" <Roger Ford> wrote:

> It's an easy 7 for me on my 1950 list

I agree. You suppose he lost Samp-points because he's a white guy?

--md

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Sav...@aol.com

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Sep 15, 2021, 2:29:53 PMSep 15
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On Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 2:08:12 PM UTC-4, md wrote:
> On Sep 15, 2021 at 12:20:45 PM CDT, "Roger Ford" <Roger Ford> wrote:
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> > It's an easy 7 for me on my 1950 list

> I agree. You suppose he lost Samp-points because he's a white guy?

No, he gives him lots of credit for that. Read the review.

md

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Sep 15, 2021, 4:30:14 PMSep 15
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Okay, I read it. Since my comment was not too serious, I'll let it stand.

Do you think this is the first "rock" record by a white guy?

BTW, I wish he didn't call the music he't talking about "rock," a term that I
can't remember hearing until the late 60s, when it means a different and
opposite thing--whitre guys making big noise.

Sav...@aol.com

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Sep 15, 2021, 4:42:12 PMSep 15
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On Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 4:30:14 PM UTC-4, md wrote:
> On Sep 15, 2021 at 1:29:51 PM CDT, "Sav...@aol.com" <Sav...@aol.com> wrote:
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> > On Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 2:08:12 PM UTC-4, md wrote:
> >> On Sep 15, 2021 at 12:20:45 PM CDT, "Roger Ford" <Roger Ford> wrote:
> >>
> >>> It's an easy 7 for me on my 1950 list
> >
> >> I agree. You suppose he lost Samp-points because he's a white guy?
> >
> > No, he gives him lots of credit for that. Read the review.
> Okay, I read it. Since my comment was not too serious, I'll let it stand.
>
> Do you think this is the first "rock" record by a white guy?

Other than Maybe Johnny Otis, yes.

DianeE

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Sep 15, 2021, 6:15:16 PMSep 15
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On 9/15/2021 1:20 PM, Roger Ford wrote:
> On Wed, 15 Sep 2021 12:56:18 -0400, DianeE <Dia...@NoSpam.net> wrote:
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>> https://www.spontaneouslunacy.net/doc-pomus-send-for-the-doctor-chess-1440/
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>> YOUTUBE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyin-DxqoUw

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>> SPONTANEOUS LUNACY VERDICT 5/10
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> It's an easy 7 for me on my 1950 list
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It's a 5 for me. The instrumentation is great but his singing voice?
Forgetaboutit!

RWC

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Sep 16, 2021, 11:00:42 AMSep 16
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On Wed, 15 Sep 2021 12:56:18 -0400, DianeE <Dia...@NoSpam.net> wrote:

Doc Pomus - Wiki:

born Jerome Solon Felder in 1925 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York,
he was the son of Jewish immigrants

more often than not, he was the only Caucasian in the clubs, but as a
Jew and a polio victim, he felt a special underdog kinship with
African Americans

gigging at clubs in and around NYC, Pomus often performed with Milt
Jackson, Mickey Baker, and King Curtis; he recorded about forty sides
as a singer in the '40s and '50s for Chess, Apollo, Dawn, Gotham and
others

RWC

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Sep 16, 2021, 11:03:53 AMSep 16
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On Wed, 15 Sep 2021 15:30:08 -0500, md <madint...@xxnew.rr.com>
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>Do you think this is the first "rock" record by a white guy?

might not be the first, but this is earlier:

Buddy Jones - Rockin' Rollin' Mama [Decca 5731 B] - 1939
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2A5wm9P2Wg

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