Hush - Deep Purple

Rola: Hush
Traducción: Silencio
Intérprete: Deep Purple
Compositor: Joe South
Disco: Shades of Deep Purple
Productor: Derek Lawrence


"Hush" is a song written by Joe South for Billy Joe Royal. It was a minor hit in 1967, peaking at number 52 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The song is better known for the version by British hard rock band Deep Purple, recorded on May 11, 1968, for their debut album Shades of Deep Purple. The song was chosen as the album's accommodating single by their American label, Tetragrammaton. It was their first hit, peaking at number 4 in the United States and number 2 in Canada, although it remained relatively overlooked in the UK.

The band re-recorded the song in 1988, to celebrate their 20-year anniversary, with a different singer (Ian Gillan) than the original recording (Rod Evans). The newer version can be found on the album Nobody's Perfect. The 1988 version reached number 62 on the UK singles chart and number 44 on the Album Rock Tracks chart in the US.
"Hush" is one of four songs that the band has performed with Ian Gillan on vocals, when they originally recorded it with another vocalist. This has also been done with "Kentucky Woman", originally from the album "The Book of Taliesyn" from 1968, "Mandrake Root" from the same album as "Hush" originally was featured on, and "Bird Has Flown" from the album Deep Purple, or Deep Purple III, released in 1969. Coincidentally, all these four songs were originally sung by Rod Evans.

Se ha utilizado la versión de Deep Purple en las películas: Apollo 13, Isn't She Great, Beyond the Sea y Children of Men


Duración: 04:25
Año: 1968
Formato: 7"
A la venta: 01/06/1968
Lado B: One More Rainy Day
Disquera: Parlophone


Ritchie Blackmore - guitarra
Rod Evans - voz principal
Nick Simper -bajo y coros
Ian Paice - batería
Jon Lord - teclados y coros


En las listas semanales de popularidad y ventas de la revista Billboard Hush llegó al número 4



I got a certan little girl she's on my mind
No doubt about it she looks so fine
She's the best girl that I ever had
Sometimes she's gonna make me feel so bad

Hush, hush
I thought I heard her calling my name now
Hush, hush
She broke my heart but I love her just the same now
Hush, hush
Thought I heard her calling my name now
Hush, hush
I need her loving and I'm not to blame now

(Love, love)
They got it early in the morning
(Love, love)
They got it late in the evening
(Love, love)
Well, I want that, need it
(Love, love)
Oh, I gotta gotta have it

She's got loving like quicksand
Only took one touch of her hand
To blow my mind and I'm in so deep
That I can't eat and I can't sleep

Hush, hush
Thought I heard her calling my name now
Hush, hush
She broke my heart but I love her just the same now
Hush, hush
Thought I heard her calling my name now
Hush, hush
I need her loving and I'm not to blame now

(Love, love)
They got it early in the morning
(Love, love)
They got it late in the evening
(Love, love)
Well, I want that, need it
(Love, love)
Oh, I gotta gotta have it



1. "And The Adress"
2. "Hush"
3. "One More Rainy Day"
4. "Prelude: Happiness/I'm So Glad"

1. "Mandrake Root"
2. "Help"
3. "Love Help Me"
4. "Hey Joe"


Shades of Deep Purple is the debut album by English hard rock band Deep Purple, released in 1968 on Tetragrammaton in US, and Parlophone in the UK.

It was released without much attention in the UK, where it did not perform sales-wise. In the US on the other hand, it was a massive success, contributing largely to the attention Deep Purple would get there, and also eventually also over to the UK. Sound-wise, it is more leaned on psychedelia and progressive rock.

Rehearsing began in February, after Nick Simper, Jon Lord, Ritchie Blackmore and Ian Paice (as of yet without an appropriate drum kit) had hired Rod Evans to sing after some auditions. Their first rehearsals (Paice having now gotten his favoured drum kit) involved mostly jamming and some occasional glimpses with the instrumentals "And The Address" and "Mandrake Root", which Blackmore had written earlier that year.

Their previous test-singer, Chris Curtis had been wanting to add a cover of a Beatles song to an eventual album, and therefore the first proper song that was set in motion turned out to be "Help!". "Mandrake Root" was given lyrics, so the album would feature only one instrumental. Then, with those three well inducted, the band started to think on "I'm So Glad", a song by Skip James, which had earlier been covered by Cream. Ian Paice and Rod Evans had also recorded the song earlier, with their band The Maze.

It was to be proven typical with Deep Purple in these early years that all the cover songs recorded were considerably longer and more grandiose than the originals. "I'm So Glad" was certainly no exception. When the track was recorded, the first movement of Scheherazade was added before the actual song began.

The next song added to the rehearsals was "Hey Joe", a song originally, but disputably, written by Billy Roberts, and mistakenly credited to "Deep Purple" on original releases of the Shades album. The Jimi Hendrix Experience had recorded a version of this song in late 1966, and this was used as the main inspiration. But as well as "I'm So Glad", the song was heavily blown up and stretched in length. Joe South had written a song for Billy Joe Royal the previous year, called "Hush", and this song was also picked up by the band.


Deep Purple: Hertford

Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. Along with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, they are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although some band members believe that their music cannot be categorised as belonging to any one genre. The band incorporated classical music, blues-rock, pop and progressive rock elements. They were once listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as "the loudest pop group", and have sold over 100 million albums worldwide. Deep Purple were ranked #22 on VH1's Greatest Artists of Hard Rock programme.

The band has gone through many line-up changes and an eight-year hiatus (1976–84). The 1968–76 line-ups are commonly labelled Mark I, II, III and IV. Their second and most commercially successful line-up featured Ian Gillan (vocals), Jon Lord (keyboards), Roger Glover (bass), Ian Paice (drums) and Ritchie Blackmore (guitar). This line-up was active from 1969 to 1973 and was revived from 1984 to 1989 and again in 1993, before the rift between Blackmore and other members became unbridgeable. The current line-up (including guitarist Steve Morse) has been much more stable, although Lord's retirement in 2002 has left Paice as the only original member never to have left the band.

In October 1968, the group had success with a cover of Joe South's "Hush", which reached #4 on the US Billboard chart and #2 on the Canadian RPM charts. The song was taken from their debut album Shades of Deep Purple, which was released in July 1968, and they were booked to support Cream on their Goodbye tour.

The band's second album, The Book of Taliesyn (including a cover of Neil Diamond's "Kentucky Woman"), was released in the United States to coincide with this tour, reaching #38 on the billboard chart and #21 on the RPM charts, although it would not be released in their home country until the following year. 1969 saw the release of their third album, Deep Purple, which contained strings and woodwind on one track ("April"). Several influences were in evidence, notably Vanilla Fudge (Blackmore has even claimed the group wanted to be a "Vanilla Fudge clone") and Lord's classical antecedents such as Bach and Rimsky-Korsakov.

After these three albums and extensive touring in the United States, their American record company, Tetragrammaton, went out of business, leaving the band with no money and an uncertain future. (Tetragrammaton's assets were assumed by Warner Bros. Records, who would release Deep Purple's records in the US throughout the 1970s.) Returning to England in early 1969, they recorded a single called "Emmaretta", named for Emmaretta Marks, then a cast member of the musical Hair, whom Evans was trying to seduce. This would be the band's last recording before Evans and Simper were fired.

In search of a replacement vocalist, Blackmore set his sights on 19 year old singer Terry Reid, who only a year earlier declined a similar opportunity to front the newly forming Led Zeppelin. Though he found the offer "flattering" Reid was still bound by the exclusive recording contract with his producer Mickie Most and more interested in his solo career.[16] Blackmore had no other choice but to look elsewhere.

The band hunted down singer Ian Gillan from Episode Six, a band that had released several singles in the UK without achieving their big break for commercial success. Six's drummer Mick Underwood – an old comrade of Blackmore's from his Savages days – made the introductions of Gillan and bassist Roger Glover. This effectively killed Episode Six and gave Underwood a guilt complex that lasted nearly a decade – until Gillan recruited him for his new post-Purple band in the late 1970s.

This created the quintessential Deep Purple Mark II line-up, whose first, inauspicious release was a Greenaway-Cook tune titled "Hallelujah", which flopped.

The band gained some much-needed publicity with the Concerto for Group and Orchestra, a three-movement epic composed by Lord as a solo project and performed by the band at the Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Malcolm Arnold. Together with Five Bridges by The Nice, it was one of the first collaborations between a rock band and an orchestra although, at the time, certain members of Deep Purple (Blackmore and Gillan especially) were less than happy at the group being tagged as "a group who played with orchestras" when actually what they had in mind was to develop the band into a much tighter, hard-rocking style. Despite this, Lord wrote and the band recorded the Gemini Suite, another orchestra/group collaboration in the same vein, in late 1970.


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