SHERBET
Can You Feel It Baby?
(Roger Cook - Roger Greenaway)
Australia 1971
#14 Sydney #19 Melbourne* #7 Brisbane #12 Adelaide #35 Perth

With Darryl Braithwaite as lead singer, Sherbet, formed in Sydney in 1969, was one of the most successful Australian pop acts of the 70s. For example, they had twenty records on the Sydney charts 1971-1978, most of them originals. Their biggest hit, the cricket-themed love song Howzat (1976), was a hit in the UK (#4) and also charted in the USA (#61).

*Can You Feel It Baby? apparently charted on some Melbourne radio surveys, because Thomas Guest's original Melbourne chart book has this at #19. (Thirty Years Of Hits by Thomas Guest is still in print and available from:
M. Maloney, PO Box 161, Craigieburn, Vic 3064, Australia.)

Further Reading: Wikipedia article on Sherbet; Sherbet histories at Howlspace and Milesago. Thanks to John G.

BLUE MINK
Can You Feel It Baby?
(Roger Cook - Roger Greenaway)
UK 1970

On the album Our World, September 1970, also released in the US as Real Mink but with fewer tracks.

Vocals by Madeline Bell and co-writer Roger Cook.

Blue Mink had several hits with Greenaway-Cook compositions, including Melting Pot (1969) and Banner Man (1971).

Everything Is Out Of Season, recorded in Australia by Johnny Farnham, is another Greenaway-Cook composition, and Marcia Hines recorded Your Love Still Brings Me To My Knees, co-written by Roger Cook.

Reference: Roger Cook Chronology at RogerCook.com.

Further reading: Review of Our World by David Thompson at All Music.

ROMEY CARR
Can You Feel It Baby?
(Roger Cook - Roger Greenaway)
UK 1970
Original version

Single on Columbia by British soul and jazz singer, March 1970. Recorded with the participation of co-writer Roger Cook.

Roger Greenaway and Roger Cook wrote numerous hit songs together, beginning with The Fortunes' You've Got Your Troubles (1965). See The Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway Ultimate Discography.

As performers, they recorded two hits as David & Jonathan, Michelle and Lovers Of The World Unite (both 1966), and Roger Greenaway was one half of The Pipkins (Gimme Dat Ding). Roger Cook was a member of Blue Mink (see above).

References: 1. Record details at 45cat.com (no label shot). 2. Roger Cook Chronology at RogerCook.com.

Not to be confused with: NZ singer Roger Greenaway is a different person.

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