Stories make music sound better…It’s a fact!
That’s why Jersey Boys is such a great show….and sometimes they give us a song which might never have been heard. So it is with the Four Seasons.
At last years International
Four Seasons Convention for the fans, special guests Joe Long and Demitri
Callas ….former Four Seasons during the mid 70s…..told the story of how a song
that the group believed in and recorded was lost by the Executives at Motown.
Added notes......In our rush to produce the demo 45 image we made a grave error and omitted one of the key writers and arrangers - Joe Long aka LaBracio. As Demitri said ..."It would be appropriate to see Joe LaBracio's name under the title of the song; without his superb bass playing, singing and vocal
arranging, this song would be lifeless and devoid of the true Seasons'flair. If Joe had not recorded the unmixed playback as we were leaving the studio, the recording would be lost forever. LaBracio to the
And the ever modest Joe ...."That song brings back many happy memories. And, the YouTube video is terrific. Thank you very much. As I recall, Demetri and Lee did the bulk of the writing. There was added input from the rest of us. I had the most studio experience, so I handled that end. It was a fun session."
So now we are correct and you can hear the ‘almost lost’ song below….