Walk Away Renée - Left Banke cover by The Michael Patrick Band





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Published on Jun 11, 2011

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"Walk Away Renee", composed by Michael Brown, Tony Sansone and Bob Calilli all members of "The Left Banke"

NOTE: No copyright infringement intended.This song is NOT for sale and THE sole purpose of this video is for entertainment only.
NOTE: Credits are given for both Left Banke and The Michael Patrick Band at the end of the video.

This cover version of The Left Banke song Walk Away Renee was done by The Michael Patrick Band.

The Left Banke came out with this song in 1966 and was a hit for them, Composed by the group's then 16-year-old keyboard player Michael Brown (real name Michael Lookofsky) and Tony Sansone. Bob Calilli is also credited as a writer, though he didn't actually write any of the lyrics or music - he received credit in exchange for setting up the session in which the writing stage of the song was completed.

Michael Patrick (Band) came out with a hit back in 1988 titled Welcome To My Life. He had played with big named stars such as Dan McCafferty of Nazareth,Samantha Fox,Jim McCarty of The Rockets and so much more!!

Michael Patrick used to do opening acts for Cheap Trick and other bands. Just google The Michael Patrick Band

Michael Patrick has been absent from the recording studio for many years and has recently decided to give it another shot again. Michael Patrick had recorded several materials recently but liked what he has done with Walk Away Renee. Michael finished and released this song on 4 June 2011 but sat on it for a few days before releasing to me and a few friends, He is currently looking for some radio airplay. Michael Patrick did not mentioned if he will release another CD anytime soon. Time will only tell.
So for now,Michael and I decided to have a simple video made of his version of Left Banke's Walk Away Renee.

The picture in the video of the young lady is the actual young 16 year old Renee Fladen-Kamm

The song is one of a number Michael Brown wrote about Renee Fladen-Kamm, then-girlfriend of The Left Banke's bassist Tom Finn and object of Brown's affection. She was associated with the band for a few weeks, and described as a free-spirited and quite tall blonde. The song was written one month after Brown met her. "Walk Away Renée" was one of a series of love songs the infatuated Brown wrote after meeting his newfound muse. Other songs written about her include the band's second hit "Pretty Ballerina" and "She May Call You Up Tonight". After decades of obscurity, she was identified in 2001 as a noted singer, vocal teacher and artist on the West Coast.
Brown says of his unrequited love for Renée:
"I was just sort of mythologically in love, if you know what I mean, without having evidence in fact or in deed...But I was as close as anybody could be to the real thing"
Fladen-Kamm was looking on during the recording of the song, and her presence nearly prevented its completion. In an interview, Brown stated:
"My hands were shaking when I tried to play, because she was right there in the control room," he says. "There was no way I could do it with her around, so I came back and did it later "

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