45 good fortune ring in his nose


Good Fortune - Ring in His Nose b/w After Glow

Format: 45
Label: Franklin QC 639
Year: 1970
Origin: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Genre: rock, garage
Value of Original Title: $50.00
Make Inquiry/purchase: email ryder@robertwilliston.com
Release Type: Singles
Websites:  No
Playlist: 1970's, Rock Room, Manitoba, The Winnipeg Scene 1964-1974


Side 1

Track Name
Ring in His Nose

Side 2

Track Name
After Glow



Good Fortune - Ring in His Nose b/w After Glow

45 good fortune ring in his nose

Ring in His Nose b/w After Glow


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A single from an obscure Canadian band, which brings me to Savoy Brown, Foghat, The Rolling Stones ... and the search for a definition for strange English idioms!

Here in Quebec, we would literally say that a guy has put a rope around his neck, or he's being led by the tip of his nose. In this case, the song says "She's got a ring in his nose, and a ring on her hand". She, smiling, has a ring on her finger, but she also has a ring in her husband's nose, frowning ! "Everybodys got to be unlucky sometimes"!

First, the discovery of a record on Franklin Records, associated with psychedelic / garage style, of a band that was totally unknown to me. And it's a "cover" of a piece by British Blues band Savoy Brown written by its guitarist. The title was shortened, the original being "She's got a ring in his nose and a ring on her hand".

The group Foghat recently (2016) made a new, very energetic take of this song on their album "Under The Influence", a record apparently funded by fans. There is clearly a kinship between Foghat and Savoy Brown: Dave Peverett, Tony Stevens and Roger Earl formed Foghat after leaving Savoy Brown. Kim Simmonds, guitarist and founding member of the British group who released the song in 1969 is a guest on “Under The Influence.

But WHO is "Good Fortune"? To my knowledge, this record is their only release. Information is quite scarce! Fortunately the Manitoba Music Museum provides photos (there is one in the comments) and the names of the band members: Terry Loeb (guitar), Barry Erickson (singer), Doug Dodd (organ), Orest Andrews ( drums), Randy Hanker (bass).

The record is produced by Bob Burns of Winnipeg, original manager of Guess Who. The other side is an version of After Glow by Small Faces, written by Ronnie Lane and Steve Mariott. The latter formed Humble Pie with Peter Fampton.

(PS: If the origin of expressions such as “Ring in his nose” is of interest to you… it also led me to another, relatively rare and apparently of African-American origin: “Open nose”…. Heard in songs by Buddy Guy, Tina Turner, James Cotton, Harold Melvin & The Blues Notes, The Coasters and Bobby Womack (The Valentinos). The Rolling Stones did a cover of It's All Over Now, by Bobby Womack, but they changed the expression “She held my nose open” which became “She hurt my eyes open.” The expression “nose open” or “open nose” would probably mean sensually excited, madly in love… Do not hesitate to comment if you know this expression and its origins)
-Sylvain Lecours, Oct 9, 2020

Barry Erickson: vocals
Terry Loeb: guitar
Randy Hanker: bass
Orest Andrews: drums
Doug Dodd: organ

Produced by Bob Burns (original manager of Guess Who)


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