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Old 08-04-2013, 09:01 AM   #7 (permalink)
Lord Larehip
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Hey kids, there's a special on bubblegum at the candy store! Why, just look at these I got for a penny each:

White Plains - My Baby Loves Lovin' - YouTube
(Tony Burrows on vocals AGAIN!!)

Every Mother's Son - Come On Down To My Boat (stereo) - YouTube
(The guys I most want to be like when I finally grow up.)

The Monkees - Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow) - YouTube
(Priceless footage of a bubblegum dance party in this one. One can also see Rose Marie in the footage as well and isn't it a little strange her name is mentioned in Flying Machine's "Smile a Little Smile for Me"? Coincidence or the greatest conspiracy/secret of all time?? Where's Edward Snowden when you need him, that Archie-asswipe-lookalike?)

Keep The Ball Rolling live Jay and the Techniques - YouTube
(Allentown salutes you!)

Tommy Roe Dizzy - YouTube
(I actually remember seeing this the night it aired! Is this bubblegum or what?)

Turtles - You Baby - WTAI Bubblerock - YouTube
(This is from "Where the Action Is" which was a 60s rock show that used to come on ABC at 4:00 pm every week day. Timed so that kids could watch it just as they got home from school. I never missed it. Of course, all the acts were lip-syncing but everybody knew that. It was in black and white even though color TV was starting to become available. Cheaper, I guess.)

Yellow Balloon - - - - - The Yellow Balloon - YouTube
(Great f-ucking song! The drummer for The Yellow Balloon was Don Grady who was more famously known as "Robbie Douglas" on the hit TV show "MY Three Sons." He didn't want his fame to interfere with the band's own merit so he called himself Luke R. Yoo.)

Kasenetz-Katz Singing Orchestral Circus-Quick Joey Small (Run Joey Run)-45 RPM - YouTube
(The Kasenetz-Katz Singing Orchestral Circus featured Joey "Yummy Yummy Yummy" Levine on vocals. It demonstrates the close bond between bubblegum and garage music. While almost pure garage, the female vocals sound like something young girls recite when they are jumping rope. This song also prefigures the coming of punk and shows that punk is, in fact, linked to bubblegum through the garage band. If you doubt this, bear in mind that when Jeffrey Ross Hyman helped form the Ramones, he chose the name "Joey Ramone" in honor of Joey Levine. It's also strange to realize how much bubblegum owes to Jewish studio mavens--George Goldner, Artie Ripp, Art Kass, Neil Bogart, Super K, Joey Levine, Artie Resnick--all Jewish. For that matter, so were Joey Ramone and Graham Gouldman.)

Brady Bunch "It's A Sunshine Day" + Lyrics - YouTube
(While I wasn't a big Brady Bunch watcher, I did watch it a little--everybody did. And while every guy had a crush on Marcia, I had the hots for Jan. She was more my own age and that long, blonde hair with the granny glasses absolutely drove me out of my f-ucking mind. And who could forget the "Marcia Marcia Marcia!" incident? That made me cream! Little Jan inspired a great deal of underwear change at my house, boy, let me tell you!! The other guys could gang rape Marcia if they preferred but I wanted Jan all to myself. Boy, she was the quintessential, perfect bubblegum princess! I just looked her up, she's still a good-looking woman! So there you go. Great song, by the way.)

Ohio Express - Sausalito (Is The Place To Go) 1969 - YouTube
(This was the British Ohio Express that became 10 CC. Written and sung by Graham Gouldman.)

Bobby Sherman - Easy Come, Easy Go - YouTube
(Bobby Sherman represented a new crop of bubblegum artist where the artist was as much the vehicle as the music. He had already established himself in American culture at that time by being a regular on the TV show "Here Come the Brides." He wasn't the first to do this. Shelly Fabares who sang the now-classic "Johnny Angel" was Mary Stone on the "Donna Reed Show" and continued to play that role for a couple of years after she became a huge singing star. Sherman had a number of hits besides this--"Little Woman" and, of course, "Julie Do You Love Me?" Once again, great bass-playing on this one.)

All Together Now The Beatles HD - YouTube
Perhaps the greatest bubblegum song ever written. This is PURE bubblegum.

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