Thursday, December 3, 2009
There's a shortened version of White Christmas with a slideshow video on YouTube at youtube.com/officialwefive.
Hope you have a great Christmas.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Jerry, I was saddened to hear about your loss of Mike Stewart. The interview was wonderful! It was a pleasure hearing about the history of the We Five "up to the minute", and to hear that a book is in the works!
Your version of Walk on By, played at the end, is one of the best I've heard.
P.S. - Just wanted to say that, while You Were On My Mind may be considered to be the showcase number from that first album, ALL of the songs were so good that the entire album remained one of my favorites throughout the years. In the "old days of music purchasing", I'd often buy an album and only find two or three songs that were "grabbers". The only other album I can think of that was a pleasure throughout and has withstood the Randi Meyer Test of Time is Fleetwood Mac's Rumors. Thanks for forging ahead in a challenging industry!***Randi
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
We Five has been singing The Dutchman, Mike Smith’s enchanting song about loved ones aging, since I first learned if from the Irish Rovers in 1970. It’s one of the most requested songs at our concerts after You Were On My Mind—which is amazing since it has never made it onto one of our CDs! After seeing and hearing a recording that was made of us performing the song at a concert earlier this year, we’ve decided to share it with fans who’ve been asking for almost forty years. It’s now posted on YouTube and you can access it from the interactive Blog page on our website, www.wefive.net, or by going to YouTube at www.youtube.com/officialwefive.
Please feel to share it with others who love music done in a classic folk style—or to anyone else who might find the tender treatment of love and aging comforting. JB
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Saturday, January 3, 2009
A British company, Ace Records is preparing to issue a CD called There Stands the Door – the Best of We Five on the Big Beat label. It was produced by Alec Palao and utilizes recordings that were in the vaults at Universal (they bought A&M), as well as material still owned by Frank Werber (former We Five and Kingston Trio manager) that was made available when Frank passed away. In addition to the title song, You Were On My Mind, Let’s Get Together, and some of other things you would expect to find, it will include several songs that were never released, and some songs the group recorded with alternate versions, or with mixes what were not previously released. The 22 tracks will also include about ten minutes of soft drink spots we recorded, and two songs from the Return Of We Five album that was also originally released on A&M.
For those who have wondered over the years if the original group did any other recordings, here is your chance to find out. It is scheduled for release in late February and we'll get it on the website as soon as delivery can be arranged.
Happy New Year!!