SECOND HAND SONGS: Instrumentals (Part 1)

Over the next four issues, we salute the soloists, groups and orchestra's that have created their own borrowed sounds of over 60 compositions written / co-written by Petula augmented where possible with sound files taken from the archive collection. This list does not intend to be exhaustive and is presented by year of release. Part 1 of Second Hand Songs kicks off with a collection of instrumentals. Do you know of a cover that is not featured on this page? If yes, contact us to update this listing.


Les Train Des Neiges - Aimable (1964)
(Petula Clark / Jacques Plante)

Co-written by Petula, Le Train Des Neiges was recorded by Aimable Pluchard who was a popular French accordionist and issued in France by Vogue in 1964.

 


Un Mal Pour Un Bien - Wooden Orchestra (1965)
(Petula Clark / Tony Hatch)

Co-written by Petula, Un Mal Pour In Bien (You're The One) was recorded by the Wooden Orchestra under the direction of Jean-Daniel Mercier and issued on EP in 1965 by Disques Vogue.

 


You're The One - The Bob Florence Big Band (1967)
(Petula Clark / Tony Hatch)

Co-written by Petula, You're The One was recorded by The Bob Florence Big Band for the 1967 album Pet Project - The Bob Florence Big Band Plays Pet Clark Hits issued by World Pacific with arrangements by Bob Florence. Interesting fact: For the 11 track project, Bob Florence also composed his own theme to honour Petula entitled "Pet" - which conveys Bob's own feelings about Petula.

 


Just Say Goodbye - The Bob Florence Big Band (1967)
(Petula Clark / Pierre Delanoe / Tony Hatch) 

Co-written by Petula, Just Say Goodbye was recorded by The Bob Florence Big Band for the 1967 album Pet Project - The Bob Florence Big Band Plays Pet Clark Hits issued by World Pacific with arrangements by Bob Florence. 

 


Here Comes The Morning - George Shearing (1968)
(Petula Clark / Jackie Trent)

Co-written by Petula, Here Comes The Morning was recorded by the British Jazz pianist George Shearing for his 1968 album Shearing Today issued in the US on Capitol Records and in the UK on EMI.

 


Time For Love - Sonny Red (1971)
(Petula Clark / Vito Pallavicini / Tony Hatch) 

Co-written by Petula, Time For Love was recorded by American jazz saxophonist Sonny Red (real name Sylvester Kyner) for his 1971 album Sonny Red issued in the US on Mainstream Records.

 


La Mer Est Comme Toi - Jean Paques (1973)
(Petula Clark / Georges Aber)

Co-written by Petula, La Mer Est Comme Toi (recorded by Petula in 1966) was recorded by Jean Paques, the Belgian jazz pianist and composer for his album Romantic Piano issued in 1973 in France on the Mondio Music label. The album was reissued in France 1976 as Et Sa Musique Douce on Vogue Records. Although not written by Petula, the album also features Viens Avec Moi (I Know A Place) an international hit recording for Petula in 1965.

 


The Show Is Over - Jean Paques (1973)
(Petula Clark)

Written by Petula, The Show Is Over was recorded by Jean Paques, the Belgian jazz pianist and composer for his album Romantic Piano issued in 1973 in France on the Mondio Music label. 

 


Here For You - Kenny Clayton (2005)
(Petula Clark)

Written by Petula, Here For You was recorded in 2005 by Petula's long-time musical director Kenny Clayton for his album Plays Tribute to Petula Clark and Matt Monro.

 


Give It A Try - Kenny Clayton (2005)
(Petula Clark / Kenny Clayton)

Co-written by Petula, Give It A Try was recorded in 2005 by Petula's long-time musical director Kenny Clayton for his album Plays Tribute to Petula Clark and Matt Monro. Interesting fact: Give It A Try, was originally written by Petula's musical director Kenny Clayton with a working title of Face To Face. Kenny's melody was styled to reflect a song such as Neil Sedaka's Solitaire. Kenny presented the song to Petula who re-worked some of Kenny's original lyrics and introduced a new bridge to the song.

 


Give It A Try (as Lullaby) - Kenny Clayton (2015)
(Petula Clark / Kenny Clayton)

Co-written by Petula with her long-time musical director Kenny Clayton, Give It A Try was re-recorded by Kenny (as Lullaby) in 2015 for his album Hommage - the summation of Kenny's life-long love affair with the great composers for the piano - from Chopin to Rachmaninov, from Beethoven to Ravel, from Mozart to Satie. Kenny has written 14 pieces that capture the essence of his favourite composers, each one taking the style of the original and giving it Kenny's unique twist. [Purchase]

 


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