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Friday, August 7, 2009

Echoes of November

I bought this 45 record on eBay a couple of weeks ago with the plan to record it and post it here. However, yesterday I got a note from a fellow DA phan that someone else beat me to it. This is Dick Allen singing as Rich Allen & The Ebonistics the doo-wop song Echoes of November. This record was released in the late 1960s while DA was a member of the Phillies. Legend has it that DA performed this (and other songs) at a Sixers game at the Spectrum one night. When he was introduced, he was booed (of course) but after he got done singing, he was cheered.

Although I am one of them, sometime I just hate Philadelphia sports fans...

4 comments:

Dave said...

I remember like it was yesterday Dick Allen singing this song live and in person on an old Philly daily TV show call the Jerry Blavit show. This was in 1969. Dick was on the show everday for the full week and I think he sung Echo's of November everday and some other songs. Jerry Blavit is also called the geeter with the heeter. I wonder if some of you Philly old timers remember this.

loupossehl said...

I think that at 7th-inning stretch time for any remaining home game the Phillies should play "Echoes of November." What a great way that would be to give tribute to a great Phillie, and get the crowd revved up over the WS-bound 2010 Philadelphia Phillies ...

Mel Marmer said...

I like the illustration of Dick. Who did it? I'm wondering if I can use it in an upcoming book.

Anonymous said...

I love that song "Echoe's of November" by Dick Allen and so do my grandchildren. They often ask me to play it again! It reminds me of someone I love dearly. Thanks for putting it on your website.

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