Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tobin Matthews: "Can't Stop Talkin' About You"

"Can't Stop Talkin' About You" was written by "Carole King" & "Gerry Goffin", the great early 60s writing team fron New York's acclaimed Brill Building. Carole King later went on to become a popular singing star with her "Tapestry" album plus many other recordings.
"Can't Stop Talkin' About You" was my first release for Warner Bros. Records. We recorded it in New York in "1963". The session was produced by "Al Kasha", arranged and conducted by "Alan Lorber"

Comment From: Tom Diehl

Tobin Matthews is from Calumet City, Illinois and he recorded so many great records over the years.... I have never heard a bad one! Why wasn't this record a smash hit?? This is one of the best records I've heard in a long time. I find myself playing it multiple times over just because it is fantastic! It was written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King and was later recorded by Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme... but this is the definitive version to me. This is a smash hit in my book and I hope you dig it even a little bit! You can hear killer records like this one live every night on!

Al Kasha & Tobin Matthews

This picture of Al Kasha and me was taken during the recording session of "Can't Stop Talkin' About You". I couldn't have asked for a better guy to work with. He was a real pro!!

Carole King & Gerry Goffin

Carole and Gerry wrote "Can't Stop Talking About You" a song I recorded for Warner Bros. This successful writing team also wrote "Will You Love Me Tomorrow", "Take good Care Of My Baby", "Every Breath I Take", "The Loco Motion", "One Fine Day", "Up On The Roof" and many other smash hits.
This is a 1963 record review of "Can't Stop Talkin' About You" by Peter Aldersley who wrote for Pop Weekly, a music magazine, out of London, England. I thank you Peter for the great review.

Tobin Matthews & Fess Parker (Davy Crockett)

This was a real thrill for me!! When Fess Parker starred in the hit TV show "Davy Crockett", I was in 8th grade. Now, about 7 years later, I'm in Detroit, Michigan doing a couple of live shows with Fess Parker on the bill. I was like a kid at Christmas, the same kind of excitement. We were doing a U.S. Marines "Toys For Tots Jamboree", with the cooperation of WXYZ radio and television. We performed for over 22,000 people who attended the outdoor shows at Edgewater Park.

Tobin Matthews: Museum of Broadcast Communications

This picture was taken in Chicago, at the Museum of Broadcast Communications. It was a special show for Jim Lounsbury after his induction into the museums Hall of Fame. Pictured are, Tobin, Ron Lane on guitar and in the rear, Dave Spanier on bass guitar.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Tobin Matthews: "Sunshine High"

I wrote this song many years ago and recorded it in Chicago at "Pumpkin Studios". I have included a slide show of my Grandchildren, Cam, Ty, and Payge. They are my "Sunshine High". I thank my daughters Holly and Carrie for these three treasures.

Tobin Matthews & Jimmy McHugh

Jimmy McHugh, on guitar, and me performing at a show in Indiana in 1969.

Tobin Matthews: Sings at Civic Center

Willy and the Jeepers: 30 Year Reunion

This is a picture taken at our 30 year reunion in Merrillville, Indiana at the Holiday Star Hotel. We were telling stories about funny things that happened at various record hops. Pictured left to right are - Jimmy McHugh, Ron Lane, Frank (Gajewski) Gage, Tobin, Norby King and Jan Gabriel.