Tuesday, 10 April 2012


You have a date for half past eight tonight
Some distant bell are chiming now
And you wanna see her
You wanna see her, oh yeah
So you wait, you wait and wait
Girl don't come

The time rolls on, those minutes fly by
You wanna go, but you just try, guy
You wanna see her
You wanna see her, oh yeah
So you wait, you wait and wait
Girl don't come

You've been stood up
Tears fill your eyes
You're hurt inside
You wanna die

You wanna see her
You wanna see her, oh yeah
So you wait, you wait and wait
Girl don't come
Girl don't come
Girl don't come

[From the lyrics of "Girl Don't Come"]

After his three 7" singles for Loma Records published in 1965-1966, Dick Jensen didn't have any release for about three years. Althought this lack of output, it was during this period that he became an international performer; his first major club date was the Flamingo in Las Vegas in 1967.

By 1968 he had signed with Don Costa Productions and began performing at the El Quid in Mexico City, the Diplomat in Hollywood, the Copacabana in New York and the Caribe Hilton hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He also appeared on most of the important network variety shows, including The Mike Douglas Show and other talkathons.

"Girl Don't Come / Groove With What You've Got" was released in a company sleeve with cat. number 72888 sometimes in 1969. This was Jensen's first and only single on Mercury Records; both tracks were arranged and conducted by Don Costa.

"Girl Don't Come" is a song written by Chris Andrews, a British singer and songwriter, and is best remembered in the version that Sandie Shaw recorded in late 1964.

"Groove With What You've Got" was written by Bobbie Burns and Pat Vegas, it was recorded earlier the same year by The Osmonds Brothers (...later known simply as The Osmonds...) for their album "The Wonderful World of The Osmond Brothers".

Here's the track list for this 7" single:

01. Girl Don't Come (2:16)
02. Groove With What You've Got (2:50)

Both tracks were remastered from vinyl in April 2012 and are available in FLAC lossless format or high-quality 320 Kbps MP3 files, both formats include scans of the original item in PDF format. Please have a look at the comments for the download links.

More information about Dick Jensen is available here:





I'm currently compiling a Dick Jensen biography, the first part of this work-in-progress covers the period 1942-1972 and is available here.

I'm also trying to compile a Dick Jensen exhaustive discography, my work-in-progress is available here.

Last but not least, I'm also trying to build a collection of Dick Jensen pictures and memorabilia, my work-in-progress is available here.

All my posts dedicated to Dick Jensen on this blog are available here.

I will post more Dick Jensen stuff in the next weeks, if you have any other useful information about him and his releases or if you spot any dead links, just get in touch with me at stereocandies [at] hotmail [dot] com or leave a comment in the box below, thank you!


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