Friday, May 12

"Caroline, No" - Brian Wilson and Tony Asher (1966)

Wikipedia - "'Caroline, No' is a song written by Brian Wilson and Tony Asher. It marked Wilson's solo debut when released as a single in March 1966, peaking at number 32 on the Billboard Hot 100. ... Wilson compared the song to the music of Glenn Miller and the song 'Hey Girl' (1963) as recorded by Freddie Scott, claiming that 'Caroline, No' wasn't written about anyone in specific. On another occasion, he credited the song's inspiration to an unrequited love interest from high school who happened to be named Carol. Asher had also been acquainted with a different girl named Carol; they had recently broken up when the song was written. After Wilson produced his recording, he sped it up by one semi-tone to make his voice sound younger. When the song reappeared on Pet Sounds, he added recordings of his two dogs barking and a passing train, which close the LP. ..."
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YouTube: "Caroline, No", "Caroline, No" (a cappella)

2010 July: Pet Sounds, 2013 October: The Pet Sounds Sessions, 2016 July: Enter Brian Wilson’s Creative Process While Making The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds 50 Years Ago: A Fly-on-the Wall View