Characters, The - Tell Me b/w There's Always Time For Love

Format: 45
Label: Red Leaf TTM 624
Year: 1966
Origin: Ottawa, Ontario
Genre: rock, pop
Value of Original Title: $50.00
Make Inquiry/purchase: email ryder@robertwilliston.com
Release Type: Singles
Websites:  No
Playlist: 1960's, Ontario, Canadian Psychedelia, Canadian Pop


Side 1

Track Name
Tell Me

Side 2

Track Name
There's Always Time For Love



Ottawa Journal, picture taken in Aylmer, Quebec


The Characters - Tell Me b/w There's Always Time For Love


Tell Me b/w There's Always Time For Love


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The Characters first single featured 'Tell Me', a fast paced, exciting number reflecting the mersey-beat era and was written in just 5 minutes by Gilbert M Rozon. The track was laid down in 3 takes and it became the Character's signature hit song for 1966.

The flip side 'There's Always Time for Love' is reminiscent of early 'Staccatos' material flavoured with a 'Canadian Classics' beat style. The original track ran 4min, 33 secs, but the producers (Vern Craig, Les Emerson and Sandy Gardiner) all said it needed to be cut down to under 3 minutes. So two verses, a chorus, a bridge, intro to chorus and fade were all chopped, which meant half the meaning of the song was left out.

Rick Cousineau: sax, vocals (leader of the band)
Bruce Duncan Ireland: lead guitar
Ray Legault: drums
Randy Shipclark: bass, keys, vocals
Gilbert M Rozon: rhythm guitar, lead vocals


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