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New York Groove x 3 (Hello, Sweet Kiss)

Posted in Hello, Kiss, Sweet with tags , , , , , , , on November 10, 2012 by fliker1970

Same Song Different Artist

New York Groove – Hello

It’s been a year since I was here
On the street I’m just passing my time away
To the left and to the right a town of stone grows to the sky
And it’s out of sight in a fading light here I am again in the city
With a fist full of dollars and baby you gotta believe:

I’m back
back in the New York groove
I’m back
back in the New York groove
I’m back in the New York groove.
in the New York groove.

In the back of a Cadillac with a lady by my side
Tell you where I’ll be stop at third and forty tree
Dance into the night
it’s gonna be ectasy
This day was made for me.
I feel so good tonight who cares about tomorrow.
I’m back
back in the New York groove . .

This song was written by Russ Ballard and originally released by English band Hello in 1975.

It was a top 10 hit in England and Germany.

The core of Hello was founded in about 1969, originally being called The Age.

The band was started by Bob Bradbury, previously of The Flashback Berries, with Jeff Allen (brother of Chris Allen, alias Chris Cross of Ultravox), Keith Marshall and Vic Faulkner. For about a year, they backed singer Caroline Hall, before renaming themselves as Hello in 1971

The band’s biggest success came in the UK and Germany in the mid 1970s. Their Top 10 hits in the UK Singles Chart were “Tell Him” (a cover of The Exciters 1963 hit) and “New York Groove”, the latter of which was written by Argent band member Russ Ballard.

New York Groove – Ace Frehley (Kiss)

Many years since I was here,
On the street I was passin’ my time away
To the left and to the right,
Buildings towering to the sky
It’s outta sight in the dead of night

Here I am, and in this city, with a fistful of dollars
And baby, you’d better believe

I’m back, back in the New York groove
I’m back, back in the New York groove
I’m back, back in the New York groove
Back in the New York groove, in the New York groove

In the back of my Cadillac
A wicked lady, sittin’ by my side, sayin’ ‘Where are we?’
Stop at Third and Forty-three, exit to the night
It’s gonna be ecstacy, this place was meant for me

Feels so good tonight, who cares about tomorrow
So baby, you’d better believe

I’m back, back in the New York groove
I’m back, back in the New York groove
I’m back, back in the New York groove
Back in the New York groove, in the New York groove

I’m back, back in the New York groove
I’m back, back in the New York groove
I’m back, back in the New York groove
I’m back, back in the New York groove
I’m back, back in the New York groove
I’m back, back in the New York groove
I’m back, back in the New York groove
I’m back, back in the New York groove
I’m back, back in the New York groove
I’m back, back in the New York groove

In 1978, each member of KISS released a solo album.

This was the highest chart placement for a Kiss single since “Beth” in 1976

The album featured Anton Fig on drums. He later performed session work on the Kiss albums Dynasty and Unmasked, and later became a member of Ace Frehley’s band Frehley’s Comet. Fig along with Will Lee, who played bass on three tracks on the album, became permanent members of Paul Shaffer’s band on Late Night with David Letterman and Late Show with David Letterman.
“New York Groove”, which was first recorded in 1975 by British glam rock band Hello, rose to #13 on the US Billboard chart.

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