Legendary Penthouse magazine founder, Bob Guccione, is immortalized in the new EPIX documentary, Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story. Adding to the excitement is Fervor Records’ Connie Conway and Sandy Szigeti who have both landed songs in the film. Conway’s, Nobody But Jesus, is an unreleased gem from the Fervor vintage vaults, is heard in a scene between Jerry Falwell and Guccione. Szigeti’s early 1970s classic, I Couldn’t Say, plays over a Vietnam scene. The new flick promises to be a fascinating exposition into the lifestyle of a notorious provocateur, renowned visionary, recluse and man of action. Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story makes it’s US premier 11.8.13.
Szigeti’s, I Couldn’t Say is contained on the Fervor Record’s release, Make The People Sing, available for purchase on iTunes.Read More
New Summer road trip comedy The Way, Way Back, hits theaters today starring Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Sam Rockwell, Maya Rudolph, plus many more; and it features two 1970′s songs from the Fervor Vintage Masters series.
One of the underground classics you’ll hear is the quintessential 70′s Honky-Tonk Rock of Sandy Szigeti, in his 1974 recording Bringin’ It Home. The track recently became available on the Fervor Records Vintage Masters release Make The People Sing.
The other is a deep 1971 Soul cut from Henry Ford called Take Me For What I Am, which is available on the Fervor Records collection Vintage Soul 1967-1985.
So if you make it out to the theaters and get to catch the latest edition of the quirky comedies, listen for the warm vintage sounds of Sandy Szigeti and Henry Ford.
Not only was he a prolific artist unto himself, but he also produced records for other colleagues, including Lynn Ready who’s gritty, trippy Psych Rock swirls together the acids of Cream, The Guess Who and Bachman Turner Overdrive.
Before, during and after Sandy’s time with Decca, he never stopped making music. Now, for the first time, a collection of previously unreleased Sandy Szigeti tracks reminiscent of The Byrds, Donovan and The Animals are available on the Fervor Records Vintage Masters release Make The People Sing.
Recorded between 1965-1974, Make The People Sing features songs like “Make Believe World” and “Bringin’ It Home”, which can be heard in American Horror Story (FX) and the 2013 film The Way Way Back, respectively.
As a producer, Szigeti did a bunch of sessions with Lynn Ready, a former original Mickey Mouse Club Mouseketeer who eventually became known for his musicianship and recorded as a sideman on numerous Motown albums.
The cuts that came from this partnership were much more experimental and mind-expanding with a heavier rock and roll overtone, enhanced by Ready’s powerful scratchy rock voice and wailing guitar solos.
Hear the full story on the new Fervor Records Vintage Masters release Daydreamer, which includes a song called “Thirsty”, as heard in the 2013 film Arthur Newman Golf Pro.
Both albums are available worldwide as of today.Read More
Sandy Szigeti is best known for his 1971 Decca Record’s release, America’s Sweetheart (back cover pictured here), on which he worked with Rita Coolidge and fiddling legend Doug Kershaw. The album was produced by the one and only Rick Nelson and was recorded at The Village Recorder.
American Horror Story episode 212, “Continuum”, will be the fourth episode this season to feature Fervor Vintage music.
The show airs Wednesdays at 10pm, and recent episodes can be streamed live on the official AHS website. Tune in to hear Szigeti’s Make Believe World this week on FX.
Get a sneak peek of the tune here.Read More