Some Say, sung by Bevery Aadland – 1959

26 Dec

— David DeWitt


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  1. timerider

    December 27, 2012 at 12:14 am

    Great piece of 50’s audio art! I remember when my mother recorded a 45 wax in the 50’s. She went by Kitty Young back then and played pop and country western. If it is Bev it was very good! Thanks David! I would like to hear Errol Leslie in that musical he did long ago!


      December 27, 2012 at 11:48 pm

      I have to apologize because while attempting to edit my post I inadvertently posted it three times. All should read the last version as that is the correct edited post.–A. R.

      • Inga

        December 28, 2012 at 6:57 am

        No problem, A.R., it has been fixed. Thank you for your interesting thoughts! Let’s not forget Errol’s singing performances in “Thank you lucky stars” and “Never Say Goodbye” or even “Against All Flags”… and “Lilacs in the Spring” including the additionally released version of the title song… I must listen to Sean singing, that sure is interesting!

        • ILIKEFLYNN

          December 28, 2012 at 5:09 pm

          Thank you, Inga! And thank you for reminding us of those wonderful singing performances of Errol’s, especially “That’s What You Jolly Well Get” from “Thank Your Lucky Stars”! You can also catch Patrice Wymore singing and dancing on YouTube In the trailer for Kirk Douglas’ 1951 film, “The Big Trees”. As for Beverley Aadland, didn’t she try to have a singing career after Errol’s death?–A. R.


    December 27, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    I find it amazing how many people surrounding Errol could sing. Errol of course had a pleasant voice as can be heard and seen in I believe “Montana” (1950). Sean, his son of course made a recording in 1961 and it can be heard and seen on YouTube (He sang a version of the Doris Day hit, “Secret Love” (b/w a song titled “Stay in My Heart”.) And Of course his widow, Patrice Wymore was a talented singer and performer as can be evidenced in her appearance on the 1960s American TV series,”F Troop” (an American sitcom set in the “Old West”) where she plays a character loosely based on Lili Langtry,an American performer of the “Old West”! In the episode (for those who may not have seen it), her character has a voice that when she hits a very high note it shatters glass. I remember it as the show was one of my favorites back when I was a kid and only learned that she was the actress portraying that character later. (She also played an old flame of “F Troop” star Forrest Tucker who many of you will know as he portrays a soldier In “Never Say Goodbye” (1946).


    December 29, 2012 at 6:23 am

    Just out of curiosity what is on the flip side–side B, (if there is a side B)?–A. R.

  4. David DeWitt

    December 29, 2012 at 7:05 am

    Abbey Records, Hollywood, CA – vocal: Beverly Aadland; music by Sandy Stanton & The Panics — Some Say (Soland) / Secret Place (Solovay)
    “Note: The A-side was actually written by Ron Solovay and Eugene Orland, but miscredited to Soland, the name of their publishing company.
    More interesting note: This is not a song-poem record, although we list it here because Abbey was primarily a song-poem label. The singer, Beverly Aadland, was Errol Flynn’s teenage girlfriend for the last two years of his life, starting when she was only 15. Their Lolita-esque affair became a national scandal upon Flynn’s death in 1959. Sandy Stanton, owner of Abbey Records, took advantage of Aadland’s brief spurt of notoriety by taking her into his studio to cut this record. Although she was a nightclub singer throughout most of the 1960s, Abbey 687 was Aadland’s only release.”

    Um, except for this!

    • Inga

      December 29, 2012 at 8:24 am

      I was just about to ask – maybe there is a record of that song out there, too?

  5. Robzak

    December 29, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Touching and so well sung.


    December 29, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Thank you, David! So it seems Woodsie had some chops!–A. R.

  7. David DeWitt

    December 30, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    She also sang on an episode of YOU BET YOUR LIFE for Groucho! Aadland sing Elvis Presley’s “All Shook Up” and Groucho dances around her. Interestingly, he asks her if she has a boyfriend and she say no but it was an open secret in Hollywood that her boyfriend was Flynn. She had quite a lovely voice and it was very clear she had talent as a singer from this appearance …