Herman’s Hermits, Lesley & Isaac

Originally posted August 14, 2008

A couple things showed up when I went digging at YouTube for video related to Tuesday’s Vinyl Record Day post. Here are Herman’s Hermits performing “My Reservation’s Been Confirmed” live in 1966 on what I think is – based on the very faint credits – Beat Beat Beat, a German television show:

I didn’t find any footage of Lesley Gore performing “That’s The Way Boys Are,” but I found some good TV footage of her performing “You Don’t Own Me.” I’d place the footage in early 1964, as “You Don’t Own Me” entered the Billboard Top Forty on January 11 that year, on its way to three weeks at No. 2.

And then, I went back to Monday’s post about Isaac Hayes and dug around YouTube for a bit. I found what appears to be footage from a documentary about Hayes’ work creating the soundtrack for Shaft, which came out in 1971. The clip shows Hayes and – I believe – the Bar-Kays running through “Cafe Regio’s” and then getting a brief bit of instruction from the movie’s director, Gordon Parks, before playing a portion of the movie’s main theme.

Video deleted.

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