Here's another random B-side. B J Thomas doing "The girl can't help it."
B J Thomas was the musical genius who gave us the country-pop hit "(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song." (That's the official title.) He also sang the light-rock favorites "Hooked on a feeling" and "Raindrops keep falling on my head." Serious cheese-ball AM Gold shit.
'The girl can't help it' is his interpretation of the Little Richard classic from 1966, with big horns and an updated arrangement. For what it is, it's actually not bad. I kinda like it.
I remember when i bought this one, along with a small stack of other 25 cent 45's. The snobby-ass record store geek saw the title and sarcastically said: "BJ Thomas doing Little Richard- That oughtta be interesting."
I wasn't able to find much about this one out on the interwebs. It's more what i didn't find that gave me the little bit of information i have. This was the non-LP flip side of the song "Walking Back," which was on his third album in 1966. Filler. A throw away track. As far as i can tell, it was probably only released in this form. The guys had a million 'Greatest Hits' packages and re-issues over the years, and none of them seem to contain this song.
Ladies and gentlemen, here's proof that just about anyone can rock when given the right material to perform.
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