16/12/13 – I See The Rain – Marmalade – 1967

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Marmalade 67 ish

Classic 1967 single by Scottish band Marmalade from a Dutch TV show. A Number 1 in Holland, but failed to chart at all in England. Allegedly Jimi Hendrix’s favourite track of 1967. (Ignore the clothes if you can). Recorded by Susannah Hoffs and Matthew Sweet on their Under The Covers Vol. 1 album.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marmalade_(band)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_See_The_Rain

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Under_the_Covers,_Vol._1

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4 Responses to “16/12/13 – I See The Rain – Marmalade – 1967”

  1. K.P.BUK December 16, 2013 at 11:23 pm #

    …with a band named ‘MARMALADE’ what would one expect them to wear? apparently, there’s no accounting for taste… LUV the tune though… good on ya… OX

  2. delay plus chorus December 17, 2013 at 3:20 am #

    Looks like Hendrix and the Marmalade guitarist had the same taste in upside-down Strats! Cool too that it looks like the other guitarist has an original Danelectro with the coke-bottle headstock. Classic stuff, and a great song!

    • Marty Willson-Piper December 17, 2013 at 3:19 pm #

      Hey Delay, Yes well Junior Campbell was a lefty, he also played keyboards in the band. He left in 1971 and had a UK solo hit in 1972 with a song called Hallelujah Freedom, I remember seeing him on Top Of The Pops. I think the difference though is that he is playing with the strings upside down too isn’t he? Hendrix didn’t do that, he had a right handed guitar, upside down but the stings were the right way up for a lefty.
      Campbell went on to work with Barbara Dickson and composed the music for the Thomas The Tank Engine TV series.
      Patrick Fairley was the other guitarist, not sure what happened to him, he left Marmalade in 1972. BUT you talked about his Dan Electro..are you sure it isn’t a baritone or a 6 string bass? Because he played rhythm guitar AND 6 string bass in the band.

      • delay plus chorus December 18, 2013 at 3:33 pm #

        I’m sure you’re right on both counts. Now that I’m listening to the song properly (on headphones) it does sound like there’s a baritone chugging away in the background, and I think those Dano “longhorns” were typically exactly that. Those things are fun to play, and I’m surprised more people don’t. I have a Jaguar baritone tuned B-B and it’s hard to put down.

        Great song and great sound, in any event! Thanks for sharing these obscurities, this is a great feature on your site.

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