Lou Reed

A pre-VU discography

Singles | Albums | Selected bootlegs
History of Syracuse Music | Arf! Arf! compilations | Skydog compilations
Possible Lou-involvements

SINGLES
stock copy

sample copy

Leave Her For Me [2:09]
(Lewis Reed)

So Blue [2:10]
(Phil Harris, Lewis Reed)

The Jades
7 inch single, Time 1002, USA, 1958

Side A: 1120
Side B: 1121

Two different editions:

  • White label sample copy, with So Blue credited to Phil Harris.
  • Dark blue label stock copy with So Blue credited to Lewis Reed and Phil Harris.

This 45 single was supposedly picked up by the major label Dot Records, who substituted another song, Belinda, for So Blue.

This single has been reissued in 1997 on blue vinyl.

Leave Her For Me and So Blue are now officially available on CD on Rockin' On Broadway - The Time Brent Shad Story (Ace CDCHD 758, UK, 2000)

See So Blue - an interview with Phil Harris for full Jades story.


Leave Her For Me [2:09]
(Lewis Reed)

So Blue [2:10]
(Phil Harris, Lewis Reed)

The Jades
7 inch blue vinyl single, Time 1002, 1997

Side A: AR 31970-A KR+8
Side B: AR 31970-B KR+8

Repro of the Jades 45 released in 1997. Label reads "PROMOTIONAL COPY NOT FOR SALE".


Rockin' On...

Your Love [2:01]
(Lewis Reed)

Merry Go 'round [2:04]
(Lewis Reed)

Lewis Reed
unissued sides, 1962

Lou Reed went back to Bob Shad - the Jades producer - in late 1962 and recorded this couple of solo sides. Those tracks were unissued until their appearance on Rockin' On Broadway - The Time Brent Shad Story (Ace CDCHD 758, UK, 2000).


Norton EP-097

label

All Tomorrow's Dance Parties
7 inch EP, Norton EP-097, USA, 2000

Side 1: U-52358m-A NR-EP-097 A
Side 2: U-52358m-B NR-EP-097 B

Side 1: Lewis Reed: Your Love / Merry Go Round
Side 2: The Jades: So Blue / Leave Her For Me

Nice vinyl reissue of the two 1958 Jades sides and the 1962 Lewis Reed unissued cuts which surfaced on the Rockin' On Broadway CD. Picture sleeve backed with liner.


PC-9001

PC-1001

The Ostrich [2:25]
(Reed - Sims - Vance - Phillips)

Sneaky Pete [2:08]
(Reed - Sims - Vance - Phillips)

The Primitives
7 inch single, Pickwick City PC-9001, December 1964

Side A: PC-9001A
Side B: PC-9001B

Lou Reed is credited as co-writer and takes lead vocals on both sides. This 45 was released by Pickwick with two different catalog numbers - PC-1001 and PC-9001. Both the number scratched in the matrix - the 9001 one has also a date in the matrix saying "12/64".

"An L.H. Production" - L.H. stands for Lee Haridan. There is no such person - this is actually various members of Terry Phillips's family who helped him financially with his musical ventures.

It has been reported that Tony Conrad used to have a tape of The Primitives in rehearsal, presumably running through Do The Ostrich. The quality wasn't great but it was listenable. He mentioned it to Cale, who freaked out and demanded that Tony send it to him. "And don't let anybody hear it!!!" So he did. A full review of this Primitives rehearsal tape is now available in Beyond The Dream Syndicate - Tony Conrad and the Arts after Cage book by Branden W. Joseph.


PC-9001

The Ostrich [2:25]
(Reed - Sims - Vance - Phillips)

Sneaky Pete [2:08]
(Reed - Sims - Vance - Phillips)

The Primitives
7 inch single, Dickwick City DC-9001

Side A: DC-9001-A
Side B: DC-9001-B

Repro of Primitives 45 in new picture sleeve - the record is an imitation of the original Pickwick label and logo, but with "pickwick" spelled "dickwick" and catalog number is thus reworked as DC-9001...


Bridgeview BV-7000

Soul City [2:21]
(Philips - Vance - Sims - Reed)

Those Days Are Gone Forever [2:28]
(Philips - Vance - Sims)

The Foxes
7 inch 45, Bridgeview BV-7000, USA, 1965

Side A: BV-7000A
Side B: BV-7000B

Lou Reed is credited as co-writer on A-side Soul City. This is the same song (with lyrics variations however) as the one performed by the Hi-Lifes on the Soundsville! album. Bridgeview Records is a subsidiary of Pickwick International Inc. White label D.J. copy. Produced by Lee Harridan Productions. Musical Director - Jerry Vance. The Foxes are a girl-group that had another 45 released on Pickwick (see below in possible involvement section).

The Foxes - Soul City

The Foxes - Those Days Are Gone Forever


DJ copy

white label

stock copy

Don't Put All Your Eggs In One Basket [2:25]
(Bill Elmiger)

Why Don't You Smile Now [2:30]
(Phillips - Vance - Reed - Cale)

The All Night Workers
7 inch single, Round Sound RS-1, 1965

Side A: PPC-1005-A-1
Side B: PPC-1005-XB-1

Three different editions:

  • Pink/orange label DJ copy.
  • White label copy.
  • Pink/orange label stock copy.

This single produced by Lee Harridan Productions has a B-side track - Why Don't You Smile - credited to Terry Philips, Jerry Vance (alias Jerry Pellegrino), Lou Reed and John Cale. This is the first known collaboration between Reed and Cale. Jerry Vance is credited as Music Director. Don't Put All Your Eggs In One Basket was a bit of a regional hit in a few regions.

The workers consisted of Syracuse-area mates of Lou Reed: Otis Smith (band was previously known as Otis and the Headliners - Syracuse University frat band mid-60s), Lloyd Baskin (later of Seatrain), Billy Elmiger, Steve McCord (the man Felix Cavaliere asked to be in the Rascals but settled for Gene Cornish instead 'cause Steve knew music was no replacement for a degree!), and some other guy. Lou had been a McCord roomate during his Syracuse years. The All Night Workers were a great fraternity band. Some members went to NYC circa 67-68 and metamorphised into the Albert (who had a couple of albums in the late 60s) without Baskin but with Otis Smith the singer. There is also an Otis and the Elevators single out there someplace.

Alan Reddig says: "The "some other guy" you allude to was drummer Herb Flower, a Syracuse University music student at the time, who was later a percussionist with the Syracuse Symphony orchestra.
Lloyd Baskin went on to graduate with a B.I.D (Bachelor of Industrial Design) degree from the industrial design program at S.U., which is surprising because it's a five-year program and very difficult, but to my knowledge he never practiced industrial design; he went directly on with his music career. One of his teachers told me that Baskin was not a particularly conscientious student, but only because he was always preoccupied with the band.
Baskin played a Wurlitzer 140B electronic piano in the band, but he didn't use the screw-on legs or the flimsy piano bench seat that came with the instrument. Instead, he would rest it on top of a speaker cabinet so that he could play and sing standing up. This configuration meant that he also couldn't hook up the piano's sustain pedal, which attached to the bottom of the piano housing just about dead center. As a result, the absence of sustain meant Baskin's playing style was always a bit choppy. The opening notes of Don't Put All Your Eggs in One Basket, thirteen chords from Baskin's piano, are a perfect example of the choppy sound he used.
Baskin told me that the name of the band had to change from "Otis and the Headliners" because there already was a recording group named "The Headliners," and changing the name was a condition of signing the band's record deal."

Bill Elmiger says: "I was the bass guitar player in the Workers. And to confirm for the the record, Lou Reed unfortunately never had any direct connection with the group beyond his personal friendship with Steve McCord, our guitarist - but we are forever in his debt for penning the B side to "Eggs", which seems to have immortalized us in Lou Reed discographies and box collections.
Those were heady days for Syracuse University student-rock'n rollers--Felix, Mike Esposito, and Susanne DePasse--Motown principal and later Hollywood producer. I was also lucky to spend my first summer vacation from SU playing in a cobbled up NJ soul band with former Tenafly High School-mate Gary Wright of "Dreamweaver" fame and Billy Crandall (AKA Buddy Randell), later of the Knickerbockers ("Lies"). Billy/Buddy was the sax player on "Short Shorts" by the Royal Teens. I tried unsuccessfully to get Gary to to transfer to SU to replace Lloyd Baskin who was considering leaving the ANWs.
Gary instead decided to go to England, where he joined Spooky Tooth - a great decision for him. Lloyd reconsidered leaving us and stayed - resulting in "Eggs", on which he was the lead singer. Lloyd and I were Industrial Design students together, which is how the group started."

It has been said that Peter Stampfel (from the Fugs, then Holy Modal Rounders, and a solo career) was part of the line-up but he's clearly stated that he doesn't play on the All Night Workers 45. Same for Mike Esposito (later of the Blue Maggos) who had left Syracuse by this time.

Why Don't You Smile was later covered by Donnie Burks on US Decca (Why Don't You Smile b/w Satisfaction Guaranteed, Decca 32134), and The Downliners Sect on their last UK Columbia album. The song finally re-surfaced in 1987 on Maureen Tucker's MoeJadKateBarry 12 inch EP (50 Skidillion Records MOE 1). It has also been covered by Spiritualized on their November 1991 Smiles/Sway single (7inch SPIRT 003, also available as 12inch), and now appears on the 2003 Spiritualized - The Complete Works - Volume One (2CD Spaceman/Arista OPM009CD).

All Night Workers - Don't Put All Your Eggs In One Basket


Epic 5-9743

I've Got A Tiger In My Tank [2:15]
(Motta - Philips - Sims - Vance - Reed)

Smart Too Late [2:32]
(Soloway - Glaser)

The Intimates
7 inch single, Epic 5-9743, 1965

Side A: JSPZ-79185-1A
Side B: JSPZ-79186-1B

A-side was written by the Pickwick staffers and Jerry Vance is yet again credited as music director. Label states also "An ALH Production" - Lee Haridan again.

I've Got A Tiger In My Tank is an alternate take, different from the Beachnuts Soundsville! album version, with added tiger roars. The song was originally a commercial Jerry Vance made for Esso.

Two different editions:

  • White label RADIO STATION COPY.
  • Yellow label stock copy.

The Intimates - I've Got A Tiger In My Tank


Uptown 707

Tell Mama Not To Cry [2:18]
(Vance - Sims - Reed - Philips)

Maybe Tomorrow [2:17]
(Vance - Sims - Reed - Philips)

Roberta Williams
7 inch single, Uptown 707, early 1965

Side A: 45-67025-FI
Side B: 45-67026-FI

Yet again "A Lee Haridan Production" - same as The Foxes, All Night Workers and Intimates 45s. Maybe Tomorrow was also issued with the singer credited as Ronnie Dickerson on the Grand Prix KS-426 LP (see below).


Decca 32134 promo

Decca 32134

Satisfaction Guaranteed [2:52]
(Maurice Irby Jr.)

Why Don't You Smile Now [2:33]
(T. Philips - J. Vance - L. Reed - J. Cale)

Donnie Burkes
7 inch single, Decca 32134, 1965

promo edition
Side A: 45 118582 2
Side B: 45 118583 1

stock edition
Side A: 45 118582 4
Side B: 45 118583 3

Two sides produced by Terry Philips and directed by Jimmy Wisner - Why Don't You Smile is a cover version of the All Night Workers B-side.

Maurice Irby Jr. is also credited as co-writer for some songs from Swingin' Teen Sound Of Ronnie Dove & Terry Phillips (Design DLP 186), and later wrote the megahit Apple Peaches Pumpkin Pie for Jay & The Techniques.

Two different editions:

  • Pink label promotion copy
  • Black label stock copy

Satisfaction Guaranted is also available on A Whole Lot Of Soul Is Here compilation LP (Kent 048, 1985).

Donnie Burkes - Satisfaction Guaranteed

Donnie Burkes - Why Don't You Smile Now


ALBUMS
Design DLP-185

label

The Four Seasons - Johnny Rivers - Neil Sekada - The J Brothers

Various artists

LP, Design DLP 185, 1964

Side 1: DLP 185A-1
Side 2: DLP 185B-1

Side A : The Four Seasons : This Is Real / Coma Si Bella / Neil Sekada : Ring A Rock / The J Brothers : Ya Running. But I'll Getcha (Terry Philips, Lou Reed, Jimmie Sims, Jerry Vance) / You're My Angel (Matthew Becker, John Giuffre).

Side B : Johnny Rivers : Hole In The Ground / You're The One / Neil Sekada : Fly, Don't Fly On Me / The J Brothers : I'm Not Gonna Waste My Tears (John Giuffre) / When I'm Alone (John Giuffre).

Pickwick collection including Ya Running. But I'll Getcha by performed by The J Brothers and written by Lou Reed and the Pickwick staffers.

The J Brothers' You're My Angel features Johnny from Johnny & Tokens.

There is at least 3 different editions:

  1. Multicolor label "SPECTRA SONIC SOUND"
  2. Red label "STEREO"
  3. Black label mono

The J Brothers - Ya Running. But I'll Getcha


Design DLP 186

labels

Swingin' Teen Sounds Of
Ronnie Dove & Terry Phillips

LP, Design DLP 186, 1965

Side 1: SDLP 186 A 1 SDLP-186-A
Side 2: SDLP 186 B 1 SDLP-186-B 2

Side 1 : Ronnie Dove : I'll Be Around / No Greater Love / Terry Philips : This Rose (Terry Philips, Lou Reed, Jimmie Sims, Jerry Vance) / Flowers For The Lady (Maurice Irby Jr, Terry Philips, Lou Reed, Jimmie Sims, Jerry Vance) / This I Promise You (John A. Guiffre, Terry Philips, Jimmie Sims, Jerry Vance).

Side 2 : Ronnie Dove : Saddest Song Of The Year / Party Doll / Terry Philips : Wild One (Terry Philips, Lou Reed, Jimmie Sims, Jerry Vance) / Everybody's Sweetheart (Baron, Philips, Irby) / You (Terry Philips, Jimmie Sims, Jerry Vance).

Each side of this album has 3 Terry Philips songs written by the Pickwick staffers - 3 of them co-credited to Lou Reed. Terry Philips is credited as "Phillips" on cover and "Philips" on label... Back cover has a "Design Stereo Spotlight Series" ad.

There is at least 4 different US editions:

  1. Black label mono
  2. Blue label stereo
  3. Multicolor label "SPECTRA SONIC SOUND"
  4. Gold label "Stereo SPECTRUM Records"

There is also a Canadian pressing, with a red label, on Design Records SDLP-186.

Terry Philips - Wild One


Design DLP 187

Labels

Soundsville!

Various artists

LP, Design DLP 187 (mono) SDLP 187 (stereo), early 1965

Side 1: The J Brothers: Don't Turn My World Upside Down / The Hi-Lifes: Soul City / The Hollywoods: Teardrop In The Sand / The Liberty Men: Wonderful World Of Love / The Roughnecks: You're Driving Me Insane.

Side 2: The Hi Lifes: First Impression / I'm Gonna Fight / The Beachnuts: I've Got A Tiger In My Tank / Cycle Annie / Jeannie Larimore: Johnny Won't Surf No More / Connie Carson: It's Hard For A Girl In A World Full Of Men.

All titles composed by Lou Reed/Terry Philips/Jerry Vance/Jimmie Sims, except I've Got A Tiger In My Tank by Reed/Philips/Vance/Sims and Robert W. Motta

The Beachnuts had a third track recorded which seems to remain unreleased - Sad Lonely Orphan Boy (written by Jerry Vance & Terry Philips).

The Liberty Men's Wonderful Word Of Love features Jerry Vance's cousin on lead, Anthony Campanella. The group also backs up Jeannie Larimore on Johnny Won't Surf No More.

There is at least 5 different editions:

  1. Black label mono
  2. Blue label stereo
  3. Red label stereo
  4. Multicolor label "SPECTRA SONIC SOUND"
  5. Gold label "Stereo SPECTRUM Records"

The stereo pressing is in "Authentiphonic Stereo Process" (sic!); actually they added echo to the original mono recordings... Original pressing has a gold label; the second edition has a blue label. Lou Reed sings on You're Driving Me Insane by The Roughnecks and Cycle Annie by The Beachnuts.

You're Driving Me Insane is also available on the Various Artists CD I Was Punk Before You (P-Vine Records PVCP-8735, Japan, 1998). Cycle Annie is available on the Various Artists CD Skydog Poubelles The Singles Story (P-Vine Records PVCP-8736, Japan, 1998).

The Liberty Men - Wonderful World Of Love


KS-426

Labels

Irma Thomas - Maxine Brown - Ronnie Dickerson

LP, Grand Prix KS-426, 1965

Side A: Irma Thomas: Set Me Free / Don't Mess With My Man / Ronnie Dickerson: What About Me / Oh No, Don't Do It / Maybe Tomorrow.

Side B: Maxine Brown: Harry Let's Marry / Funny / All In My Mind / Now That You've Gone / Ronnie Dickerson: Love Can Make You Cry.

The songs interpreted by Ronnie Dickerson: What About Me, Oh No Don't Do It, Maybe Tomorrow, and Love Can Make You Cry are all writeen by the Philips-Vance-Sims-Reed Pickwick team.

There is at least 2 different editions:

  1. Black label
  2. Multicolor label

Ronnie Dickerson - Maybe Tomorrow


Design DLP 269

Out Of Sight

Various artists

LP, Design DLP 269, 1967

Side 1: Paul Revere And The Raiders: Like Charleston / Joe Tex: Wicked Woman / Vic Dana: A Lot Of Lovin' / The J Brothers: Don't Turn My World Upside Down / Lou Rawls: Walkin' (For Miles).

Side 2: The Hi-Lifes: Soul City / Lou Christie: Close Your Eyes / The Liberty Men: Wonderful World Of Love / Tommy Roe: Foreman / The Beachnuts: Cycle Annie.

Includes Cycle Annie by The Beachnuts and three other songs co-written by Reed, Philips, Vance and Sims: Wonderful World Of Love, Don't Turn My World Upside Down, and Soul City.

There is at least 2 different pressings (mono and stereo) and 3 cover variations:

  1. "ELECTRONICALLY ENHANCED FOR STEREO" on cover, "Popular favorites" on back cover.
  2. "ELECTRONICALLY ENHANCED FOR STEREO" on cover and "Stereo" printed across top, "Top Pop Greats" on back cover.
  3. "STEREO" printed across top of cover, "Top Pop Greats" on back cover.

SELECTED BOOTLEGS

Some pre-VU songs have been included on various Velvet Underground bootlegs - see The Velvet Underground Web Page for detailed discography.


Primitive

Primitive: pre-Velvets
7 inch 33 1/3 RPM EP, USA, 1976

Side 1: IFC - SIDE 1
Side 2: IFC - SIDE 2

Side 1: The Primitives: The Ostrich / The Beachnuts: Cycle Annie.
Side 2: The Primitives: Sneaky Pete / The Roughnecks: You're Driving Me Insane.


You're Driving...

Label

You're Driving Me Insane
7 inch 45 RPM single, Obnoxious SMAC 001, France, 1977

Matrix numbers: see below

Side 1: The Roughnecks: You're Driving Me Insane.
Side 2: The Beachnuts: Cycle Annie.

Back cover reads "Velours Souterrain" (French translation for Velvet Underground). There is at least three different editions:

  1. "Skydog distribution" edition: dull black & blue cover - blue is slightly darker - "distribution SKYDOG 45-47 rue d'Hauteville - 75010 Paris - Tél. 246.41.49" on back cover. Blue label - slightly more pale. Matrix numbers: 001 A M3 314240 1 7YPART 83022 21 / 001 B M3 314241 1 7YDART 83023 21
  2. "Open Market distribution" edition: glossy black & blue cover, "FRENCH DISTRIBUTION: OPEN MARKET 58 RUE DE LOMBARDS PARIS 75001" on back cover. Blue label. Same matrix numbers as above.
  3. "Black and white" edition: black & white opening picture sleeve with inner sleeve, no distribution mentioned on back cover. White label, matrix numbers: 83022 1 BE / 83023 1 BE

HISTORY OF SYRACUSE MUSIC

History of Syracuse Music is a series of LPs of dubious legality that chronicled the Syracuse scene.


History of Syracuse Music, Vol VII

ECEIP PSLP 1013, USA, 1975

Includes Cycle Annie by The Beachnuts.


History of Syracuse Music, Vol X-XI

2-LP, E CEIP-SLP-1018 & 1020, USA, 1978?

Includes You're Driving Me Insane by The Roughnecks. Save by Felix and the Escorts and Don't Put All Your Eggs In One Basket by The All Night Workers are here as well.


MAYHEM & PSYCHOSIS COMPILATIONS
Mayhem...

Mayhem & Psychosis vol 1
LP Roxy XS-LP 100, 198?
CD Earache L0020CD

Includes Why Don't You Smile Now by The All Night Workers.


ARF! ARF! COMPILATIONS
Only...

Only In America
Arf! Arf! AA 049, USA, 1995

Includes I've Got A Tiger In My Tank by The Intimates.


Mondo...

Japanese edition

Mondo Frat Dance Bash A Go Go
Arf! Arf! AA 051, USA, 1995

Includes The Ostrich by The Primitives.

Also released in Japan by MSI in 2000 (cat. # MSIF2715) with alternate cover art.


Yeah...

Yeah Yeah Yeah
Arf! Arf! Cheep! Cheep! AACC 075, USA, 1999

Includes You're Driving Me Insane by The Roughnecks.

Also released in Japan by MSI in 1999 (cat. # MSIF2678).


SKYDOG COMPILATIONS
I Was Punk...

I Was Punk Before You
Skydog Punk Rock / Punk Collection PVCP-8735, Japan, 1998

Includes You're Driving Me Insane by The Roughnecks.


Skydog Poubelles...

Skydog Poubelles The Singles Story
Skydog Punk Rock / Punk Collection PVCP-8736, Japan, 1998

Includes Cycle Annie by The Beachnuts.


POSSIBLE LOU-INVOLVEMENTS
Shad 5007 (promo)

Shad 5007 (stock)

Karen [2:15]
(M. Baker - K. Noble - P. Harris)

Walking In The Shadows [2:10]
(Gerald Goffin)

Bobby Randle
7 inch 45, Shad 5007, USA, late 50s

Side A: K9OW 0360-1
Side B: K9OW 0363-1

Bobby Randle is actually Phil Harris, the Jades singer. Soon after the Jades recorded the So Blue record, Phil did record two more songs with Bob Shad for this single. There is actually no Lou Reed involvement here.

Two different versions exist:

  • White label promotion copy
  • Pink label stock copy

Bobby Randle - Walking In The Shadows


Jag 685

The Syracuse [2:15]
(Calagna - Cavaliere)

Save [2:30]
(Leiber & Stoler)

Felix And The Escorts
7 inch 45, Jag J 685, USA, 1962

Side A: 62-WA-17
Side B: 62 WA 18

Yet again Syracuse area mates of Lou Reed. This band is an early version of The Young Rascals, including Felix Cavaliere (later of the Rascals) and Mike Esposito (soon to be a Blues Magoo). Bomp #12 reported Lou offered technical advice to these guys... Save can also be found on History of Syracuse Music, Vol X-XI.

Felix & The Escorts - The Syracuse


Bridgeview

It Looks Like Love [2:08]
(John Giuffre)

Really Really Really Really Really Really Love [2:05]
(Sims - Vance - Philips)

Spongy & The Dolls
7 inch 45, Bridgeview BV-7001, USA, 1964?

Side A: BV-7001A-1
Side B: BV-7001-B-1

Another Lee Haridan Productions with Jerry Vance as music director. Bridgeview Records is a subsidiary of Pickwick International, Inc. Lou himself would have said that he played on this record and co-wrote one or two of the sides... Anyway some Pickwick staffers are here again involved - It Looks Like Love was written by John A. Giuffre and Vincent Anthony Trifiletti and Really Really... Love was co-written by Terry Philips, Jimmie Sims and Jerry Vance. Both songs are published by Barmour Music Corp. White label DJ copy.

Spongy And The Dolls - Really Really Really Really Really Really Love


PPC-1002

The Sassy One [2:12]
(Vance - Sims - Philips)

Get 'em With A Wink [1:53]
(Vance - Sims - Philips)

The Foxes
7 inch 45, Pickwick City PPC-1002, USA, 1965

Side A: PPC-1002A (-2)
Side B: PPC-1002B (-2)

Number 2 in the Pickwick City 45 catalog - PC-1001 was the Primitives The Ostrich b/w Sneaky Pete 45. Same Barmour Music publisher, same Lee Haridan production, same label design. The writing credits go to Pickwick staffers Vance, Sims and Philips.

The Foxes - The Sassy One


PPC-1003

Let It In [2:14]
(Philips - Vance)

Tomorrow The World Will Know [2:25]
(Philips - Vance - Sims)

The Tran-Sisters
7 inch 45, Pickwick City PPC-1003, USA, 1965

Number 3 in the Pickwick City 45 catalog. Barmour Music publisher and Lee Haridan production are here again, Jerry Vance is musical director. The writing credits go to Pickwick staffers Philips, Vance and Sims. D.J. copy.

It's a girl-group probably the same one who had two singles released on Imperial 5952 (Somebody's Blue b/w You Could've Knocked Me Over) and 5983 (Pull The Covers Right Up b/w Your Love). See this Tran-Sisters page for details.

The Tran-Sisters - Let It In

The Tran-Sisters - Tomorrow The World Will Know


PPC-1004

Summer Story [2:05]
(Philips - Vance)

Crazy Talk [2:15]
(Philips - Vance - Sims)

The Uptown Girls
7 inch 45, Pickwick City PPC-1004, USA, August 1965

Side A: PPC-1004A
Side B: PPC-1004B

Number 4 in the Pickwick City 45 catalog. Yet again Barmour Music publisher and Lee Haridan production. The writing credits go to Pickwick staffers Philips, Vance and Sims. D.J. copy. A-side has the number RS-1001 erased in the matrix - RS may stand for Round Sound?

The Uptown Girls - Summer Story

The Uptown Girls - Crazy Talk


Palmer 5001

Love Is Happening To Me Now [2:12]
(Janice - Sims - Philips)

You Could Have Had Me All Along [2:20]
(Shupak - McCord - Baskin)

Girls From Syracuse
7 inch 45, Palmer 5001, USA, 1965

Side A: 5001A
Side B: 5001B

A Barmour-Lee Haridan production. Music director is Jerry Vance. Writing credits go to Pickwick staffers Philips and Sims for A-side and All Night Workers members for B-side.

Two different editions:

  • White label "Disc Jockey Advance Sample" copy.
  • Red label stock copy.

Girls From Syracuse - Love Is Happening To Me Now

Girls From Syracuse - You Could Have Had Me All Along


Surfsiders

The Surfsiders Sing The Beach Boys Song Book

The Surfsiders
LP, Design SDLP-208, USA, 1965

It has been discussed whether or not Lou Reed is taking vocals on Little Deuce Coupe and Surfin' - there is no general agreement among the Lou Reed experts however...

The LP was also issued in UK on Allegro ALL 867 ("A Product Of Pickwick International Inc (GB) Ltd"). It has the same cheesy cover shot of a cool blonde surfing dude who seems to need 2 bikini clad girls to help him carry his surfboard along the beach. The back cover has the standard ads for a million other Allegro releases ("Additional Hours of Musical Enjoyment Available on Allegro Records").

The Surfsiders - Little Deuce Coupe
[mp3 64KBits/s mono]

The Surfsiders - Surfin'
[mp3 64KBits/s mono]

 


Cameo 420 (1960)

Cameo 420 (1963)

Honey & Wine [2:15]
(Goffin - King)

God Bless The Child [3:15]
(Arthur Herzog - Billie Holiday)

The All Night Workers
7 inch 45, Cameo Parkway C-420, USA, 1966

Side A: CAMEO 420A
Side B: CAMEO 420B

There is at least two different editions:

  • Cameo Records "PROMOTIONAL" edition, copyrighted 1960
  • Cameo-Parkway Records "D.J. COPY" edition, copyrighted 1963

Another All Night Workers 45. Is there any Lou Reed involvement here? This single is anyway "Supervised by Terry Philips" from Pickwick team, and Jerry Vance and Terry Philips sing backup.

A photo of the Carole King / Jerry Goffin songwriting team is available at http://www.bouldercool.com/Page8.htm.

"D.J. COPY NOT FOR SALE". The label is copyrighted either 1960 or 1963 but this 45 was probably released around 1966.

The All Night Workers - Honey & Wine


white label promo

B-504

Out In The Sun (Hey-O) [2:34]
(Feldman, Goldstein, Gottehrer)

Someday Soon [2:28]
(Feldman, Goldstein, Gottehrer)

The Beach-Nuts
7 inch 45, Bang B-504, USA, 1965

Side A: W-10004-1F
Side B: W-10010-1

Same Beachnuts as on the Pickwick records? Well listen to the audio sample and make your own opinion...

This 45 is actually the collaboration work between The Strangeloves and The Angels girl-group. Listen to Bob Feldman's statement at http://www.bouldercool.com/FGG/ and read the Bang Records story at http://www.bsnpubs.com/nyc/bangstory.html.

Two different editions:

  • White label promotional copy
  • Yellow label stock copy

The Beach-Nuts - Out In The Sun (Hey O)


The Last Ride
Surfbeat 65

The Beach-Nuts
7 inch 45, Colorado ?, USA, 1965

Some other Beach-Nuts...

The Beach-Nuts - The Last Ride


Mercury 72833 (promo)

Mercury 72833 (stock)

The Collector [2:22]
(S. Curtis)

Misery [2:30]
(L. Baskin)

The All Night Workers
7 inch 45, Mercury 72833, USA, 1968

Side A: 42529 2
Side B: 42530 1

The All Night Workers are back in town - possibly not the same line-up however... "Imagineered by: Joey and Steve With Bill at Syncron '68". Published by Cricket Music (BMI).

Two different editions:

  • White label "promotional copy - not for sale".
  • Pale/dark orange label stock copy.

The All Night Workers - The Collector
[mp3 64KBits/s mono]

The All Night Workers - Misery
[mp3 64KBits/s mono]

Bill Elmiger says: "The producer of our record "The Collector" was Joey Reynolds, then the Prime-Time DJ on WKBW in Buffalo, an early Mega-station heard all over the East at night."


Showcase 9805

The Great Pretender [-:--]

We Got Trouble [-:--]

Beverley Ann (aka Beverly Ann, aka Beverly Bremers)
7 inch 45, Showcase 9805, USA, 1965

Beverley Ann - The Great Pretender

Beverley Ann - We Got Trouble


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