domingo, 5 de septiembre de 2010


It is a cover song recorded by Jerry James in 1992 and produced by Mende & Derouge Musicproductions. Recorded and mixed at Mende & Derouge Studios.
Released under the label MCI, of Frank Farian and BMG Ariola München GmbH.
Catalog number:74321 10756 1.

"Sylvia's Mother" was a 1972 single by Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show and the group's first hit song. It was written by Shel Silverstein and was highly successful in the United States, reaching number 5 on the Billboard singles chart, as well as number 1 in Ireland and number 2 in the United Kingdom. It also spent 3 weeks at number 1 on the Australian music charts, making it the 15th ranked single in Australia for 1972. It appeared on the group's first album, Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show.

The song tells the story of a man trying to telephone his ex-girlfriend to say one last goodbye, but unable to get past her mother.

The song is autobiographical. Shel Silverstein was in love with Sylvia Pandolfi and called her up just when she was packing for her wedding. Her mother, Louisa Pandolfi, tried to convince Shel Silverstein that the love was over.

The song was covered by Bon Jovi on This Left Feels Right Live. A sequel entitled "Mrs Avery" has been written and performed by the British folk rockers The Men They Couldn't Hang. This song begins where "Sylvia's Mother" ends and concerns what happens next.

1 comentario:

Carles dijo...

Gracias por publicar este video, solo conocia este tema pero no completo, y ademas la version que yo he oido esta acelerada y la voz no suena para nada igual.
Saludos y no hay prisa en lo de la lista eh!!