THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE 1960s THAT NO ONE HAS EVER HEARD
490) Brian Poole and the Seychelles — “Send Her to Me”
Yes, that is not a typo, I didn’t mean to say Brian Poole and the Tremeloes in the Seychelles, I meant Brian Poole and the Seychelles! This ‘69 A-side by Poole and his post-Tremeloes backing band is a fun, swinging confection, with a music hall vibe. Of course, it didn’t chart.
The song was the high point of Poole’s post-Tremeloes musical life. As Bruce Eder explains:
Poole had emerged as the star of the [Tremeloes] and developed a star mentality, and became convinced that his future lay in a career as a pop-oriented vocalist, in the manner of such up-and-coming figures as Tom Jones. The chart failure of their cover of the Olympics’ “Good Lovin'” brought a halt to the success the quintet had been enjoying, and started Poole looking out for his own interests and future. By the end of 1965, the split was in the works. : . . The consensus in the music press was that Poole was poised for stardom, while the Tremeloes were believed to be headed for oblivion. His singing had been the focus of their singles, he was the “name,” and little that the group had done on record had distinguished the other members. Instead, Poole ended up disappeared from view after a series [of] failed singles, and ultimately left music.https://www.allmusic.com/artist/brian-poole-the-tremeloes-mn0000517796
And the Tremeloes went on to great success . . . .
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Here, they perform the song on Beat Club. Poole looks a bit nerdy, like he was performing the song on Star Trek’s hippy episode!
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