Blue Mink : Melting Pot

At last I get around to presenting a song, that I have wanted to do for a few months now. It was Sev that gave me the idea (he might just remember if his memory is any better than mine).

Blue Mink was a British five-piece pop group, that existed from 1969 to 1974. Over that period they had six Top 20 hit singles in the UK Singles Chart, and released five studio based albums. According to Allmusic: “they have been immortalised on a string of compilation albums, each recounting the string of effervescent hits that established them among Britain’s best-loved pop groups of the early 1970s”.

Roger Coulam (born Roger Keith Coulam, 26 April 1944, England) (organist) formed the band in the autumn of 1969, with Madeline Bell (vocalist), Roger Cook (vocalist), Herbie Flowers (bassist), and Barry Morgan (drummer) (born November 1944, London died 1 November 2007). Most of the songs were written by Cook and Roger Greenaway (ring a bell Sev).

Todays choice was their first single, which reached the British Top Ten, peaking at no. 3 in 1969. To be truthful it was a favorite of my mothers, I didn’t like it at all. Today, however, I do enjoy the music. The lyrics are a little controversial, some of the words that were at the time common British slang now sound a little different, undermining the intent of the song. However, I won’t go into this further. Just enjoy the music!

Your lyrics were:

Mick and Lady Faithfull, Lord and Mrs. Graceful

[boxheading class=”blue”]Looking Back In Lyricland[/boxheading]


1999 10cc – I’m Not In Love
2000 BB King / U2 – When Love Comes To Town
2001 Bobby Shermann – Little Woman
2002 Kermit & Miss Piggy / Fine Young Cannibals – She Drives Me Crazy
2003 Boston – More Than A Feeling
2004 Joe Walsh – Rocky Mountain Way
2005 Dusty Springfield – Windmills Of Your Mind


2006 Small Faces – Afterglow Of Your Love
2007 Band of Gypsies – Power To Love
2008 The Cars – Moving In Stereo
2009 The Beatles – I’ve Just Seen A Face
2010 J. Pat O’Malley – Colonel Hathi’s March (The Elephant Song)
2011 Gin Wigmore – Easy Come, Easy Go

[boxheading class=”blue”]The Winners[/boxheading]


[highlight class=”blue”]Phiz[/highlight][highlight class=”black”]Mavourneen[/highlight][highlight class=”amber”]Jayne and the gang[/highlight][highlight class=”green”]Peter[/highlight]
[highlight class=”grey”]Sharon[/highlight][highlight class=”red”]Diana[/highlight][highlight class=”taupe”]Sev[/highlight][highlight class=”blue”]Lyle[/highlight][highlight class=”black”]Dan[/highlight][highlight class=”amber”]Brenda[/highlight]

Lyrics courtesy of  Phiz, Sharon, Lyle and Dan

[audiotube url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEGYmiYHfLU” caption=”Blue Mink – Melting Pot (streamed from youtube)”]

[focusbox class=”red” title=”From The Mystery Lyrics Wiki Page”]
Roger Coulam (born Roger Keith Coulam, 26 April 1944, England) (organist) formed the band in the autumn of 1969, with Madeline Bell (vocalist), Roger Cook (vocalist), Herbie Flowers (bassist), and Barry Morgan (drummer) (born November 1944, London died 1 November 2007). Most of the songs were written by Cook and Roger Greenaway.
Flowers, Morgan and the guitarist Alan Parker all worked with Coulam at London’s Morgan Studios. The four of them recorded several backing tracks, with which Coulam approached soul singer Bell and Greenaway (who had been half of David and Jonathan) as vocalists. Greenaway declined, but put forward Cook (the other half of David and Jonathan).
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[boxheading class=”blue”]Song Review[/boxheading]

21 Comments

  1. Phizz 24. March 2012
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  2. Mavourneen 24. March 2012
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  4. Peter 24. March 2012
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  5. Sharon 24. March 2012
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  7. Sev 24. March 2012
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  8. Lyle 24. March 2012
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