Guess What I Got!


DJ Emeritus
I've got something that no one else here has (except for, possibly, Ken).

It's the F U L L version of a song, that was only ever heard, in edited form, in its appearance in what is widely considered THEE best TV show of all time.

I scoured the Internet looking for the full version and for many years, to no avail. It was, as a collector of music, my white whale. Now I have it.

The song was written & performed specifically for said TV (cable TV) show. The song was meant to be (and sound like) a 60's, Motown-ish song, but was written, produced & recorded in less than 48 hours in 1999, the year the episode was filmed.

It's a real toe-tapper of a tune and I wanted back when I was still DJing as it would've been fun to play and do a little trivia with it for the right crowds.

Any guesses so far? Here's a couple of hints:
1) It appeared in Season 1, Episode 10.
2) the fictitious record label on which the song was supposed to have been recorded & released was "F-Note Records".



DJ Emeritus
Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

The name of the song is "Fools Follow Angels"
The singer's name really is Little Jimmy Willis, which of course even sounds like a name from the Motown era.
The song was written, arranged & produced by Pamela Phillips Oland & Thomas Harriman.
Check out her massive catalog of work, you definitely know and have played a lot of her tunes.

So the story goes, someone from the Sopranos production team called in a request to Pamela for an early Motown era sounding, up-tempo, pop song, and oh, by the way, they needed it in 3 days. This is what Pamela, Tom, Jimmy and Gary Herbig on Sax delivered back to the Sopranos production crew in less than 48 hours. I guess you can have certain things both fast and good.

The way I got a copy of the song? I tracked Pamela down by email and asked her if she knew where I could purchase a copy. She confirmed what I already knew, that it was never released and basically, is unavailable anyplace in the universe. Then, she showed me some wonderful kindness.

At this time might I remind everyone how great & discreet direct messages are for questions of a certain nature.

Here's a HQ clip of the song directly from the episode. Enjoy! -Z-

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Active Member
You'll probably find that YOU are the only one who ever wants to hear it.
But that's okay, cause it makes YOU happy.
And I know, cause I have a lot of obscure, worthless songs that only "I" like...
and I listen to them every day on my way to work!