Our Corner of the Night / He Could Show Me
Our Corner of the Night (2:24) (G. Goehring / S. Rhodes)
He Could Show Me (3:40) (N. Ford / G. Cryer )
- Both tracks Arranged & Conducted by Jimmy Wisner
- Produced by Jack Gold
- Recorded January 23, 1968; Columbia Studio E, New York
- Released February 1968
About the Single
Clive Davis was named vice president and general manager of Columbia Records in 1966. In an attempt to stay current (albums and singles by the Beatles and Motown artists were big hits with teens), Davis hired Jimmy Wisner in 1968.
Wisner (nicknamed “The Wiz”) arranged and conducted big 1960s hits like “I Think We're Alone Now” for Tommy James & The Shondells, Len Barry's “1-2-3” and “The Rain, the Park and Other Things”.
“Our Corner of the Night”, an up-tempo song written by George Goehring and Stanley Wayne Rhodes, was in the “Uptown Soul” genre. Streisand's vocals were doubletracked (i.e. two tracks of Streisand's voice playing together) and Columbia's female background singers contributed “oohs” and “ahhs” to the record.
“He Could Show Me” was a ballad from a 1967 Off-Broadway show called Now Is the Time for All Good Men with lyrics by Gretchen Cryer and music by Nancy Ford.
Barbra's sister, Roslyn Kind, told Canadian TV in 2010 that she recorded the original demo for “He Could Show Me.”
Both of these songs have never appeared on a Barbra Streisand album and have never been released digitally.
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