Teardrop in the Sand/Johnny Won’t Surf No More

The second track on Soundsville! is “Soul City,” which we have already heard as performed by girl group the Foxes. For the album it is redone in a blue-eyed-soul stylee by “The Hi-Lifes.” Again it makes the destination sound pretty appealing, but I figure that once...

Don’t Turn My World Upside Down

The most ambitious project Lou Reed was involved with during his time at Pickwick International was a concept album called Soundsville! Its 11 songs are supposed to represent 11 different styles of music divided by geography (New York, Philadelphia, England,...

Love Can Make You Cry

Because I am a little slow on the uptake, I did not notice at first that the song “Maybe Tomorrow” — which is credited to “Ronnie Dickerson” on the Pickwick compilation LP — is the same one that had been released on a 45 under Robertha Williams’ name. That would...

Oh No, Don’t Do It

Upon reflection, it’s a bit odd that the four “Ronnie Dickerson” songs written by Lou Reed and his team were used as album filler, rather than released as singles. It may be that they were deemed commercially unpromising, though this one is pretty catchy: . The...