Sunday, July 29, 2012


"Money (That's What I Want)" is a 1959 hit single by Barrett Strong for the Tamla label, distributed nationally on Anna Records. The song was written by Tamla founder Berry Gordy and Janie Bradford, and became the first hit record for Gordy's Motown enterprise. It went on to be covered by many artists including The Beatles. [Wikipedia]

I'm not naming now the artist who covered the song offered here today. You have to guess who is the singer.

Is this a young Chris Cerf who wrote later the theme tune from the US children's programme Sesame Street and songs from the purple singing dinosaur Barney, songs used more recently by interrogators in Irak on "uncooperative prisoners" exposed for prolonged periods [a.k.a. tortured P.O.W.s] ?

Is this The Unbelievable Chuck Gregg,
a tone deaf homosexual "professional babysitter" from Ohio, recorded by Sonny Flaharty for Shad O'Shea's Counterpart Records ?

Is this one of the earliest record by Georgian singer Wayne Cochran (of Last Kiss fame) who recorded the song while still member of the Rockin Capris on Confederate Records ?

Hear any one of the files above, but download just one. Three links but one and same file, so I will be able to count the votes (number of DLs).

I'll publish the result next week. (if still alive, Inch Allah!)



1 comment:

  1. Thanks Bob, great idea!! I know who it is the voice is very distinctive...I ain't telling though. Ooh on second listen maybe I'm wrong, but I'm still sticking to my original vote