", EW editor David Browne wrote: "Streisand glides like buttah into the duet Tell Him — making Dion sound like margarine in the process — but the song is an Uberschlock ode to subservience. Ken is far and away the oldest Popdose writer. It just so happened that the song was originally recorded by the Exciters in 1963. I can’t claim that we were aware of their recording and in truth, we were inspired by the hit version of the song by Manfred Mann that rocketed up the charts a few months after the Exciters version. “The Exciters sort of got you by the throat … out of the blue comes blasting at you “I know something about love,” and that’s it,” Springfield recalled in an interview. On March 24, 1997 Céline Dion became the first artist ever to perform twice on the same Academy Awards night.
"The New York Observer editor Jonathan Bernstein wrote positive review: "The centerpiece of Let’s Talk About Love is “Tell Him,” a duet with Barbra Streisand. But it was the third version, the Lieber and Stoller-produced Exciters version, that proved to be the charm. Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, https://music.fandom.com/wiki/Tell_Him?oldid=105608.
Tell Him was the #77 song in 1963 in the Pop charts.The song was performed by The Exciters.Comment below with facts and trivia about the song and we may include it in our song facts! Signed to United Artists, the group entered the studio in 1962 to record “Tell Him.” The song was written by another legendary producer and songwriter, Bert Berns, under his Bert Russell pen name. On August 30 of that year, the tour arrived in Atlantic City. Although nervous, she accepted and managed to perform on the night.
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2, The Ultimate History of Rock & Roll Collection, Vol. On October 7, 1997 "Tell Him" had its first runs on the United States radio waves. "Tell Him" was indicative of how the production of soul-pop music was getting more sophisticated in the early 1960s without compromising its best earthy qualities. 1 (Hot Rods & Hard Bods), Great Jukebox Hits of the 60's, Vol.  Allmusic editor Matthew Greenwald in review for Tell Him single wrote: "Barbra Streisand always had a knack for choosing just the right partners to record duets with, and "Tell Him," with Celine Dion, is no exception. That's particularly present in the Latin-ish triplet rhythm that runs throughout the song, reminiscent of the beat used in Drifters hits like "Save the Last Dance for Me," though more nervous and urgent as deployed in "Tell Him."
One of the first orders of business for Lieber and Stoller was to change the group’s name to the Exciters. There are also the dramatic, almost threatening violin staccato riffs, particularly in the song's opening instrumental section, but also cropping up throughout the rest of the track. and Shout labels, and finally landed at RCA. Watch the video for Tell Him from Patti Drew's Workin' On A Groovy Thing....The Best Of for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. 2, Rock -N- Roll's Greatest Hits of All Time, Vol. Their record was released in October 1964 and quickly rose up the charts until it eventually reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 1963. But Cole pulled out and two days before the Oscar night, Céline Dion was asked if she could do it.
I was in the balcony at Convention Hall for that night and while the Beatles were obviously the main draw, I vividly recall the four Exciters performing their big hit “Tell Him.”.
Subsequently, “Tell Him” was also recorded by … In fact, he may be the oldest writer, period. “That’s what I wanna do.”. In the summer of 1964, the Beatles had embarked on their first full North American tour. The song was written by another legendary producer and songwriter, Bert Berns, under his Bert Russell pen name. Anyone who’s witnessed, through the cracks of his or her fingers, the video for “Tell Him” in which Ms. Dion relates to Ms. Streisand like a newly born fawn nuzzling up against its mother, will sense that this is no diva face-off.
The overall arrangement seems to come out of the 1980s school of over-production, and it is a bit cloying. 7, Roots of Rock 'N Roll: Greatest Groups 1962-1965, Lifetime Music Presents: Weddings of a Lifetime, Rock, Rhythm and Doo Wop, Vol. Their voices blend together extremely well on this song, with both singers trading off and joining together with a wonderful reassurance. In addition to singing "Because You Loved Me," she also sang "I Finally Found Someone" from the movie The Mirror Has Two Faces, recorded by Barbra Streisand and Bryan Adams. "Tell Him" is in the end an excellent combination of girl group rock and Brill Building pop with shades of orchestrated theatrical production and Latin music.
The quartet managed to wrangle an audition with hit songwriter/producers Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller in 1962.
He wants you to know that he generally does not share his colleagues' love for the music of the '80s, and he does not forgive them for loving it. I really wish your song would have won, you are a wonderful singer." Dusty Springfield heard the song in New York while visiting America as part of her early-1960s folk-pop group the Springfields, and cited the tune as one that inspired her to move into rock and soul music. A few days later, Streisand sent Dion flowers and a note: "I watched the tape afterwards, you sang my song beautifully and I regret I wasn't in the room to hear you, next time let's make one together. "Tell Him" was one of the great girl-group hits, making #4 in 1963 and giving the Exciters -- … At the time, there was a male vocal group at school called the Masters so the four young women decided to become the Masterettes. "Tell Him" peaked at number 2 in the Netherlands and Ireland, number 3 in Belgium, France and the United Kingdom, number 4 in Italy and Switzerland, and was a top 10 hit in many other countries. Ken Shane lives in Narragansett, R.I. The melody of "Tell Him" is far more minor-keyed than much of its competition in early-1960s Brill Building and girl group pop, and well suited for Brenda Reid's lead vocal delivery, which has an energetic immediacy without succumbing to unnecessary melodrama.
In 1965, the group ended their partnership with Lieber and Stoller and left United Artists. The single has sold very well around the world, receiving platinum awards in the Netherlands (75,000), Belgium (50,000), and gold in the United Kingdom (400,000), France (400,000), Australia (35,000), Switzerland (25,000) and Norway (10,000).
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That note wasn't left without an answer and René Angélil called up David Foster to write a song for them, and the result was "Tell Him.". They signed with Roulette Records, then moved on to Berns’ Bang!
The tune gets brighter in the latter parts of the verses, though, embellished by smooth backup harmonies from the rest of the Exciters, leading to a jubilant chorus that takes full advantage of the irregular push-pull rhythms. When she heard “Tell Him” blaring from the speaker outside of Colony Records while she was taking a walk, it changed everything for her. In fact, it was Berns who produced the first recording of the song by Gil Hamilton, who was also known as Johnny Thunder, in 1962. It had an influence the originators weren't aware of at the time, as well.
He is the New Music Editor for Popdose and a freelance writer. It was released on November 3, 1997 as the first single from Dion's Let's Talk About Love and Streisand's Higher Ground albums. Allmusic senior editor Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote, in his review for Let's Talk About Love that this song "shines the most brilliantly". This tends to get in the way of the very pretty melody. There is a story about Dusty Springfield and the first time she heard the Exciters version of “Tell Him.” Dusty was in New York and on her way to Nashville to record a country music album with her group, the Springfields. However, "Tell Him" was a huge hit outside the U.S. It was produced by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, and there are similarities in "Tell Him" with the duo's work with the Drifters. Even if the song was a large adult contemporary hit, Sony Music Entertainment cancelled the U.S. single release, because it did not have a broad enough support to put the song on top of the charts. ", Australian/European/Japanese CD maxi single. However, the vocalists take the song to a higher place with their performance, and the song and recording have aged fairly well despite of this. But that story was more of a reminiscence about my first band and a song called “Do-Wah-Diddy” that we included in our set.
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The show that was headlined by the Liverpool quartet also included the Bill Black Combo, the Righteous Brothers, Jackie DeShannon, and the Exciters. " Tell Him " is a duet between Barbra Streisand and Céline Dion. In fact, it was Berns who produced the first recording of the song by Gil Hamilton, who was also known as Johnny Thunder, in 1962. The music video was directed by Scott Floyd Lochmus and premiered on VH1, on October 24, 1997. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. I’ve written about the Exciters before in this column, back in 2013. On March 24, 1997 Céline Dion became the first artist ever to perform twice on the same Academy Awards night.  In his review forHigher Ground he highlighted it and wrote: "Higher Ground comprises both traditional religious songs and new material (even "Tell Him," an overblown duet with Celine Dion, vaguely touches on that theme)."
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