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Title: Bubblegum
Post by: Kevin on December 10, 2007, 01:45:05 PM
I know many people decry todays modern "manufactured" music, but the genre was alive and kicking in the sixties. Most of the songs I remember from that decade fall in to the catagory of Bubblegum. Sugar Sugar is probably my favourite.
A million dollars to anyone who can identify this fallen early 70's bubblegum star.

(http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/8220/leifgarrettmugshotfr1.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Bobber on December 10, 2007, 02:00:38 PM
Easy. That's Leif Garret. He sunk quite deep after the success of I Was Made For Dancin'. I will sent you the details of my bankaccount.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Kevin on December 10, 2007, 02:08:51 PM
Bastard. How the f*ck did you know that?
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Bobber on December 10, 2007, 02:12:31 PM
 8)
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Bobber on December 10, 2007, 02:47:36 PM
In his better days: (http://www.ximnet.com.my/thelab/images/upload/Leif_garrett_9.jpg)

To be serious: the exact same question was asked on the website of a radioshow over here, not too long ago. I must admit that only one or two people knew the anwer.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: alexis on December 10, 2007, 02:55:46 PM
Quote from: 185
I know many people decry todays modern "manufactured" music, but the genre was alive and kicking in the sixties. Most of the songs I remember from that decade fall in to the catagory of Bubblegum. Sugar Sugar is probably my favourite.



Sugar, Sugar is great!

To my ears, there was also a large overlap between Bubblegum and One-Hit-Wonders. What do you think?

60's: Green Tambourine (Lemon Pipers), Judy In Disguise (John Fred and his Playboy Band), I Had Too Much to Dream Last Night (Electric Prunes), Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye (Steam), More Today than Yesterday (Spiral Staircase), Smile a Little Smile for Me (Flying Machine), In the Year 2525 (Zager and Evans), Israelites (Desmond Decker and the Aces), Love Can Make You Happy (Mercy)

70's: TIghter, Tighter (Alive and Kicking), Ride Captain Ride (Blues Image), Montego Bay (Bobby Bloom), Love Grows Where my Rosemary Goes (Edison Lighthouse), Spirit in the Sky (Norman Greenbaum), Reflections of My Life (Marmalade), In the Summertime (Mungo Jerry), Venus (Shocking Blue), My Baby Loves Lovin (White Plains), All Right Now (Free), Oo-ooh Child (The Five Stairsteps), My Belle Amie (The Tea Set), Indiana Wants Me (R. Dean Taylor), Rose Garden (Lynn Anderson), Hey There Lonely Girl (Eddie Holman), Smiling Faces Sometimes (The Undisputed Truth), Mr. Big Stuff (Jean Knight), Chick-A-Boom (Daddy Dewdrop), Put Your Hand (Ocean), One Toke Over the Line (Brewer and Shipley), Precious and Few (Climax), Oh Babe What Would You Say (Hurricane Smith - our very own Norman from Abbey Road ... Beatles first engineer!), My Maria (B.W. Stevenson), Brother Louie (Stories), Dancing in the Moonlight (King Harvest), The Night the Lights Went out in Georgia (Vickie Lawrence), Smokin' in the Boys Room (Brownsville Station), Rock On (David Essex), Eres Tu (Mocedades), I Can Help (Billy Swan), The Night Chicago Died (Paper Lace), Hooked on a Feeling (Blue Swede), Shaving Cream (Bennie Bell), The Hustle (Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony), Chevy Van (Sammy Johns), Feelings (Morris Albert), Fooled Around and Fell in Love (Elvin Bishop), Play that Funky Music (Wild Cherry), Afternoon Delight (Starland Vocal Band), Smoke from a Distant Fire (Sanford-Townshend band), Black Betty (Ram Jam), You Light Up My Life (Debbie Boone), Hot Child in the City (Nick Gilder), Undercover Angel (Alan O'Day), Because the Night (Pattie Smith), Just When I Needed You Most (Randy VanWarmer), I Don't Like Mondays (Boomtown Rats), Video Killed the Radio Star (the Buggles), Drivers Seat (Sniff'n the Tears), Cruel to be Kind (Nick Lowe).

I got these one hit wonders off this http://www.onehitwondercentral.com/70s.cfm?start=161&sortby=song_year&orderby=ASC site. I skipped a lot that I hadn't heard of, and left some off because I know they had other hits in other genres.

THey're not ALL bubblegum, but (especially in the early to mid-70s), there sure was a lot of overlap!

The soundtrack of my life!  (WABC 770 AM in NYC in my case).
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: BlueMeanie on December 10, 2007, 02:56:24 PM
Quote from: 63
In his better days: ([url]http://www.ximnet.com.my/thelab/images/upload/Leif_garrett_9.jpg[/url])

To be serious: the exact same question was asked on the website of a radioshow over here, not too long ago. I must admit that only one or two people knew the anwer.


Blimey, you can show pictures on the radio over there? ;D
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Bobber on December 10, 2007, 03:00:59 PM
Quote from: 483

Blimey, you can show pictures on the radio over there? ;D

Sure. It's called internet radio.  ;D
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Kevin on December 10, 2007, 03:01:45 PM
By the way, I forgot to mention the prize is in Zimbabwean dollars, so right now I owe you 23 Euros. God knows what it will be tomorrow.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: BlueMeanie on December 10, 2007, 03:09:24 PM
Quote from: 185
By the way, I forgot to mention the prize is in Zimbabwean dollars, so right now I owe you 23 Euros. God knows what it will be tomorrow.

Very wise. If you delay payment for a day or two Bobber will owe YOU money!
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Kevin on December 10, 2007, 03:20:13 PM
Great list Alexis. 2525 is another lost favourite. When I was in a band I wanted to beef it up and do a cover, but the others wouldn't have it. Was it only yesterday......?
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Bobber on December 10, 2007, 03:22:51 PM
Quote from: 185
By the way, I forgot to mention the prize is in Zimbabwean dollars, so right now I owe you 23 Euros. God knows what it will be tomorrow.

Thank God it isn't in old Italian lires. I'll settle for 23 Euros. Or a beer or two whenever I'm in London again.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: BlueMeanie on December 10, 2007, 03:27:09 PM
Interesting list Alexis, but I wouldn't call any of these Bubblegum:

Reflections of My Life (Marmalade)
All Right Now (Free)
Rock On (David Essex)
I Don't Like Mondays (Boomtown Rats)
Cruel to be Kind (Nick Lowe)

or one-hit wonders. Unless you're in the US that is. Most of the above had quite a few hits in GB/Europe.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: alexis on December 10, 2007, 03:33:59 PM
Quote from: 483
Interesting list Alexis, but I wouldn't call any of these Bubblegum:

Reflections of My Life (Marmalade)
All Right Now (Free)
Rock On (David Essex)
I Don't Like Mondays (Boomtown Rats)
Cruel to be Kind (Nick Lowe) I agree, that's why I wrote "THey're not ALL bubblegum, but (especially in the early to mid-70s), there sure was a lot of overlap!"

or one-hit wonders . Unless you're in the US that is. Well, that's why I wrote "NYC" in my post :-) I'd guess it goes both ways as well. Most of the above had quite a few hits in GB/Europe.

Hey BlueMeanie, for us Yanks, how about a list of British 1-hit wonders!


Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: DaveRam on December 10, 2007, 04:15:41 PM
A few i like are ,

girl privatecat  " Mississippi "
Peter Sarstedt , Where Do you Go To ( My Lovely )
Fox  " Only You Can "
Rubettes  " Sugar Baby Love "
Jackie Lee  " White Horses "
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: BlueMeanie on December 10, 2007, 04:20:29 PM
Quote from: 568
Hey BlueMeanie, for us Yanks, how about a list of British 1-hit wonders!

You're on. There's a lot as you can imagine. We Brits have a long reputation for sending 'novelty' records to No. 1, so most of theses end up being one hit wonders. But I think I'll open a new thread for those. Here's a selection of British one hit wonders:

1960's: Concrete And Clay - Unit Four Plus Two, Elusive Butterfly" - Bob Lind, Fire - Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Gimme Gimme Good Lovin' - Crazy Elephant, Harlem Shuffle - Bob and Earl, I'm the Urban Spaceman - Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, Je t'aime... moi non plus - Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin, Judy in Disguise (With Glasses) - John Fred and the Playboy Band, San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair - Scott McKenzie, Shotgun Wedding - Roy C, Something in the Air - Thunderclap Newman.

1970's: Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now - McFadden and Whitehead, All By Myself - Eric Carmen, Car 67 - Driver 67, Convoy - C.W. McCall, Couldn't Get It Right - Climax Blues Band, East River - Brecker Brothers, I Want You To Want Me - Cheap Trick, The Lone Ranger - Quantum Jump, More Than A Feeling - Boston, Resurrection Shuffle - Ashton, Gardner and Dyke, Standing in the Road - Blackfoot Sue.

And many, many more!
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Kevin on December 10, 2007, 04:22:09 PM
Quote from: 971
Peter Sarstedt , Where Do you Go To ( My Lovely )
Haven't heard that in years. Great song. Though BM is right. One hit wonder doesn't equal bubblegum. It generally requires a severe banality of lyric and more hooks than a Japanese fishing boat.

Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: alexis on December 10, 2007, 05:05:58 PM
What a great list! Interesting to see that our 1-hit wonders may have had lots of success over there, and vice versa. I've annotated your list of British 1-hit wonders with a few that had more success over here.
Quote from: 483

You're on. There's a lot as you can imagine. We Brits have a long reputation for sending 'novelty' records to No. 1, so most of theses end up being one hit wonders. But I think I'll open a new thread for those. Here's a selection of British one hit wonders:

1960's: Concrete And Clay - Unit Four Plus Two, Elusive Butterfly" - Bob Lind, Fire - Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Gimme Gimme Good Lovin' - Crazy Elephant, Harlem Shuffle - Bob and Earl, I'm the Urban Spaceman - Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, Je t'aime... moi non plus - Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin, Judy in Disguise (With Glasses) - John Fred and the Playboy Band, San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair - Scott McKenzie, Shotgun Wedding - Roy C, Something in the Air - Thunderclap Newman.

1970's: Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now - McFadden and Whitehead, All By Myself - Eric Carmen These guys had a few hits in the States, one big one called "Please Go All The Way", with the Raspberry's , Car 67 - Driver 67, Convoy - C.W. McCall, Couldn't Get It Right - Climax Blues Band, East River - Brecker Brothers, I Want You To Want Me - Cheap Trick, Cheap Trick had a few hits on this side of the pond, they were always on the radio for some time The Lone Ranger - Quantum Jump, More Than A Feeling - Boston   Now these guys were megastars here, they had one or two albums where almost every song was an FM radio hit! , Resurrection Shuffle - Ashton, Gardner and Dyke, Standing in the Road - Blackfoot Sue.

And many, many more!

Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: alexis on December 10, 2007, 05:07:36 PM
Quote from: 185
Haven't heard that in years. Great song. Though BM is right.  One hit wonder doesn't equal bubblegum. It generally requires a severe banality of lyric and more hooks than a Japanese fishing boat.


As I said in my initial post, not all of the 1-hit wonders are bubble gum, but there is a large degree of overlap. So I agree!

Though I must admit I am sadly lacking in knowledge of the intricate details of Japanese fishing craft.

Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: alexis on December 10, 2007, 05:14:48 PM
Thinking back, I'm surprised these two songs weren't on the 1-hit wonder list:

1) Blue, Blue, My World is Blue (mid 1960's, some guy with a French name wrote it)
2) Billy, Don't be a Hero ("The soldier blues were trapped on a hillside ..." , mid 1970's, BIG on NYC AM radio)
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Kevin on December 10, 2007, 05:18:05 PM
Quote from: 568
2) Billy, Don't be a Hero ("The soldier blues were trapped on a hillside ..." , mid 1970's, BIG on NYC AM radio)
Paper Lace had another hit - The Night Chicago Died

Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: alexis on December 10, 2007, 11:58:52 PM
Quote from: 185
Paper Lace had another hit - The Night Chicago Died


Great tune!!!

What about Rare Earth - Get Ready, cause here I come! (1-hitter, maybe not sugary enough for bubblegum).

Hey, here's a great bubble gum song, actually Tommy Roe had a few!
- Dizzy
- Sheila

And for bubblegum, Tommy James and the Shondells did pretty well I think, what about you?
- Crimson and Clover
- Moany Moany (spelling?)
- A million more?

More bubblegum, The Partridge Family!
- I Think I Love You! (Great Beatles wannabee harpsichord solo ... definitely NOT George Martin!).

And here's a 1-hit wonder that is also bubblegum (IMO, what do you think?)
- The DeFranco Family - Heartbeat (Listen ... lub dub... lub dub ... lub dub ....)

Thanks for the thread Kevin, I love thinking about these songs!!
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Dark Phoenyx on December 27, 2007, 04:42:36 PM
Brother Louie (Stories), I love that song and actually it is in my iPod.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on December 28, 2007, 12:18:37 AM
Let's not forget The 1910 Fruitgum Company

Simon Says
1-2-3 Red Light
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on December 30, 2007, 06:44:09 AM
it's amazing that Thunderclap Newman is a one hit wonder. Their album "Hollywood Dream" is full of classics such as "The Reason" "Accidents" etc
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: BlueMeanie on December 30, 2007, 07:07:52 AM
Quote from: 682
it's amazing that Thunderclap Newman is a one hit wonder. Their album "Hollywood Dream" is full of classics such as "The Reason" "Accidents" etc

Erm...hardly 'bubblegum'?
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on December 30, 2007, 08:21:32 AM
^^ I mentioned TN because I saw you mentioned them in your one hit wonders thing and I was kind of thinking out loud  :P
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: DaveRam on December 30, 2007, 09:29:43 AM
Jimi Hendrix only had one hit on Billboard  " All Along The Watchtower " # 20 1968  which always supprises me ? likewise T.rex only managed the one hit with  " Get it On ( Bang A Gong ) # 10 1972.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: BlueMeanie on December 30, 2007, 09:57:56 AM
Quote from: 682
^^ I mentioned TN because I saw you mentioned them in your one hit wonders thing and I was kind of thinking out loud  :P

It's a fair cop! ;D
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 28, 2012, 10:11:26 PM
1, 2, 3 Red Light

1910 Fruitgum Co. - 1, 2, 3, Redlight [Very Good(-) quality / No mpg4 resolution] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOZqSk784Cc#)
1910 Fruitgum Company   1968
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 28, 2012, 10:19:26 PM
Sugar, Sugar

The Archies - Sugar, Sugar (Original 1969 Music Video) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9nE2spOw_o#)
The Archies   1969



The Archies -- Sugar, Sugar (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwMH0Xzs0IU#)
Ron Dante   1969


This was the 1969 number one single of the year
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 28, 2012, 10:26:02 PM
Sugar, Sugar was written by Jeff Barry and Andy Kim.

Andy Kim took Bubblegum into the 1970s with this...

Rock Me Gently

Andy Kim - Rock Me Gently (HQ) |TOTP 4-10-1974| (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-8iHlGZ1FI#)
1974
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 29, 2012, 03:17:19 AM
Simon Says

1910 Fruitgum Company - Simon Says (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oNyjkR6wmo#)
1910 Fruitgum Company   1968
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 29, 2012, 03:32:03 AM
Chewy, Chewy

Ohio Express - Chewy Chewy (1968) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2V-FYolawTw#)
Ohio Express   1968



Yummy, Yummy, Yummy

Ohio Express - Yummy Yummy Yummy [Very Good(-) quality / No mpg4 resolution] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkoT0Me2sRU#)
Ohio Express   1968


I was listening to The Beatles and The Moody Blues at the time.  I knew this stuff existed because kids would play it on the jukebox at the pizza place.  I was convinced they were all just one group.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 29, 2012, 03:42:54 AM
The older kids listened to this...

Crimson And Clover

Crimson and Clover - Tommy James & The Shondells (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpGEeneO-t0#)
Tommy James & The Shondells   1968

It was Hippie indoctrination music.  Not bad, really.  But they got tagged with being Bubblegum.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: In My Life on January 29, 2012, 06:57:11 AM
Tommy James & The Shondells   1968

It was Hippie indoctrination music.  Not bad, really.  But they got tagged with being Bubblegum.

Funny, I never thought of them as bubblegum. In that case I guess I like some bubblegum music after all. I've always liked their song "Hanky Panky". It reminds me of the day I decided to venture out of the driveway on my tricycle. Of course my mom freaked when she looked out the window and saw me disappearing down the road. When my dad got home she said, "Tell your father what you did today." I told him that I did the hanky panky on the road.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 30, 2012, 05:53:00 AM
Funny, I never thought of them as bubblegum. In that case I guess I like some bubblegum music after all. I've always liked their song "Hanky Panky".


Hanky Panky was written by Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich in 1963.  Their group called The Raindrops recorded it that year as the B-side to That Boy John. 

The Summits covered it in 1963...

The Summits - Hanky Panky (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwXx1tB2Mlg#)


Tommy James recorded it in early 1964 for Snap! Records, but it had limited distribution in The Midwest.  In 1966, Tommy James brought the master recording to Roulette Records who released it the second time.  It went to #1 in the summer of 1966...

Tommy James - Hanky Panky (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RH1tzDqy-8s#)


Hanky Panky is best described as "Garage Rock."  But Tommy James & The Shondells became involved with Bubblegum with records like I Think We're Alone Now, Mirage and Mony Mony.  They started writing their own songs in late 1968 turning to psychedelic rock with Crimson And Clover, Sweet Cherry Wine and Crystal Blue Persuasion.  They were invited to perform at Woodstock but declined.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 30, 2012, 05:56:04 AM
Neil Diamond recorded Hanky Panky in 1966...

Neil Diamond- Hanky Panky (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzYNKxY0Pk0#)


So did Sam The Sham and The Pharaohs

Sam The Sham and The Pharaohs - Hanky Panky (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvaM3zB30c8#)

Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: In My Life on January 30, 2012, 06:09:44 AM
There sure was a lot of Hanky Panky going on in the 60's...but I guess I already knew that!
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 30, 2012, 06:24:04 AM
It also means mischievious activity.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 30, 2012, 06:25:57 AM
"Psych-Garage-Bubblegum" Mony Mony...

Mony Mony by Tommy James & The Shondells (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkMgs3lFwkQ#)


Tommy James & The Shondells were trying to find themselves in 1968.    ;D

Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: In My Life on January 30, 2012, 06:30:23 AM
It also means mischievious activity.
I know what it means!  :P


Quote
Tommy James & The Shondells were trying to find themselves in 1968.  ;D

They look pretty far out here so they did alright. This is another song that ended up covered in 1981.


Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 30, 2012, 06:39:51 AM
Nehru jackets were the rage, that's for sure!
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: In My Life on January 30, 2012, 06:43:47 AM
Nehru jackets were the rage, that's for sure!

Even Johnny Carson had one. I heard him tell Judy Garland...on YouTube.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 30, 2012, 06:47:39 AM
Tommy Roe had a whole bunch of bubblegum hits in the 60s...


Hooray For Hazel

Tommy Roe - Hooray For Hazel, Nov '66 - HQ Stereo Dub (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfgyGtJyMA4#)
1966


Sweet Pea

Tommy Roe - Sweet Pea (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCKXxJRgVgc#)
1967



Dizzy

Tommy Roe - Dizzy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odv_d6LJcnY#ws)
1969
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: In My Life on January 30, 2012, 06:57:59 AM
Tommy Roe had a whole bunch of bubblegum hits in the 60s...



Sweet Pea

Now that was just adorable!

Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 30, 2012, 07:00:26 AM
Tommy Roe came very close to sounding like Buddy Holly here... 


Sheila

Tommy Roe - Sheila (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mR1EWIM81Vs#)
1962



So did Bobby Vee...

Rubber Ball

BOBBY VEE- "RUBBER BALL" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GRuzaMwvrA#)
1960



Buddy Holly was missed.

Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 30, 2012, 07:01:37 AM
Now that was just adorable!



That was the whole purpose of bubblegum!
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: In My Life on January 30, 2012, 07:03:58 AM
Maybe it was staged but it's still awfully cute.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 30, 2012, 07:06:08 AM
Young kids weren't quite ready for Sgt. Pepper in 1967.    ;D
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 30, 2012, 03:43:57 PM
I Think We're Alone Now

I Think We`re Alone Now - Tommy James & The Shondells (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkMFLUXTEwM#)
Tommy James & The Shondells   1967




I Think We're Alone Now

Tiffany - I Think We're Alone Now (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6Q3mHyzn78#)
Tiffany   1987
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 30, 2012, 07:27:05 PM
Crimson And Clover

Tommy James & The Shondells - Crimson And Clover (LIVE) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cz8BCLNHREI#)
Tommy James   Live at The Bitter End  2006
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 30, 2012, 07:30:07 PM
I Think We're Alone Now

Tommy James & The Shondells - I Think We're Alone Now (LIVE) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIeRqPFJvXM#)
Tommy James   Live at The Bitter End  2006
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 30, 2012, 09:33:00 PM
Maybe it was staged but it's still awfully cute.


It wasn't staged...

http://thevailspot.blogspot.com/2010/06/tommy-roe-sweet-pea.html (http://thevailspot.blogspot.com/2010/06/tommy-roe-sweet-pea.html)

Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: In My Life on January 31, 2012, 03:58:00 AM
It wasn't staged...

[url]http://thevailspot.blogspot.com/2010/06/tommy-roe-sweet-pea.html[/url] ([url]http://thevailspot.blogspot.com/2010/06/tommy-roe-sweet-pea.html[/url])


Aww..that is such a sweet story. I'm glad to know it really happened just the way it appears in the video. Thanks for posting that Barry!
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 31, 2012, 04:19:57 AM
Aww..that is such a sweet story. I'm glad to know it really happened just the way it appears in the video. Thanks for posting that Barry!

It was the 60s...a simpler time.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 31, 2012, 04:21:25 AM
Bubblegum Beatles...

Sheila / The Beatles Live at Star Club (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yv7z60LKLJM#)


 ;D
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: In My Life on January 31, 2012, 04:36:06 AM
Bubblegum Beatles...

Sheila / The Beatles Live at Star Club


 ;D


Right! I like this one but under that bubblegum exterior there lurks some rather sinister lyrics...maybe:

Fish all day, sleep all night.
Father never lets her out of sight.
Soon I'm gonna have to get my knife and cut that rope, cut that rope.
Every Mother's Son - Come On Down To My Boat (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50b-Q-Z1bF0#)
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: In My Life on January 31, 2012, 04:49:54 AM
Crimson And Clover



The perennial slow-dance song. Only we had this version in college:
joan jett - crimson and clover 1983.avi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTfHhNg1iII#)

No one was ever quite sure what to do when the tempo got faster though.  ;D
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 31, 2012, 04:52:56 AM
Right! I like this one but under that bubblegum exterior there lurks some rather sinister lyrics...maybe:

Fish all day, sleep all night.
Father never lets her out of sight.
Soon I'm gonna have to get my knife and cut that rope, cut that rope.
Every Mother's Son - Come On Down To My Boat ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50b-Q-Z1bF0#[/url])


The original version of that song was called Come And Take A Ride In My Boat and was released in 1966 by the "Garage Band" Rare Breed...


Rare Breed - Come And Take A ride In My Boat ~ Garage Original Version! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcoNoPikPNs#)
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: In My Life on January 31, 2012, 04:57:34 AM
The original version of that song was called Come And Take A Ride In My Boat and was released in 1966 by the "Garage Band" Rare Breed...

I like that!
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 31, 2012, 05:17:07 AM
I like that!


Just like Bob Dylan, there was another side of Wes Farrell...


(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-SkjOQoPc_4M/TcrRzeaV4BI/AAAAAAAADzU/8eMw_YQeHwI/s1600/recs%2B23.jpeg)


Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: In My Life on January 31, 2012, 05:25:21 AM
Just like Bob Dylan, there was another side of Wes Farrell...



Thread synchronicity!
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 31, 2012, 05:43:58 AM
Hang On Sloopy (Wes Farrell and Bert Russell)

The McCoys Hang On Sloopy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO2Y2sGZ1dk#)
The McCoys   1965
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 31, 2012, 06:30:02 AM
Wes Farrell...

When We're Singin'

The Partridge Family Opening (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiXibEiY_zM#)
The Partridge Family   Season 1



C'mon Get Happy

Theme Song to The Partridge Family (Come on Get Happy) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvgzNEPhYQA#)
The Partridge Family  Seasons 2-4
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: In My Life on January 31, 2012, 07:17:31 AM
Wes Farrell...

When We're Singin'

The Partridge Family   Season 1


Oh my gosh, I forgot there was a different song the first season. I guess they had to have a new song to go along with the new Chris.

Anyway, it doesn't get much gummier than this....

The Partridge Family - I Think I Love You (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFwZqE7AS_s#ws)

Keith really worked his magic on that little feminist!  ;D
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 31, 2012, 06:30:21 PM
Keith really worked his magic on that little feminist!  ;D

Women's Glib


 ;D
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 31, 2012, 09:15:29 PM
Tommy Roe was the King of Bubblegum.  From 1962 to 1971 he had eleven songs in the Top 40, six of which were in the Top 10 and two of those were #1s.

He even covered other bubblegum hits like Ohio Express'

Yummy, Yummy, Yummy

TOMMY ROE- " YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY " (W/LYRICS) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcvDXB_1iuc#)



Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: tkitna on February 01, 2012, 01:19:46 AM
Anyway, it doesn't get much gummier than this....

The Partridge Family - I Think I Love You ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFwZqE7AS_s#ws[/url])

Keith really worked his magic on that little feminist!  ;D


I have to give that tune a pass because Hal Blaine played the drums on it. My wife and I sing that song to each other practically every day as we pass each other in the hall, so its kind of a joke tune for us.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: pc31 on February 01, 2012, 01:55:49 AM
the partridge family was based on the cowsills...and the show was written with them in mind as well..but for some reason they decided not to do it...
The Cowsils_ The Rain, The Park, & Other Things (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yi0CqIeLjkQ#)
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: tkitna on February 01, 2012, 03:38:04 AM
the partridge family was based on the cowsills...and the show was written with them in mind as well..but for some reason they decided not to do it...

Must of had the Pretty Things management.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on February 01, 2012, 04:15:20 AM
It's been written that The Cowsills turned down the TV show offer because Shirley Jones was to star as the mother.  The Cowsill family collectively declined the offer.  They wanted their own mother to play their mother.

They certainly had the looks and talent for their own TV show.  They were immensely popular at the time and their four and five part harmonies were flawless.

They were humble too.  I remember taking my sister to a local department store where The Cowsills were doing a record-signing.  My sister struck up a conversation with Susan that went on for over twenty minutes.  They were good friends by the time I had to take my sister home.  They were all genuinely friendly to all their fans that day.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on February 01, 2012, 04:17:43 AM
I'm pretty sure my sister still has that autographed Cowsills LP.  I'll see if I can get her to scan it for me.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: In My Life on February 01, 2012, 04:24:26 AM
I'm pretty sure my sister still has that autographed Cowsills LP.  I'll see if I can get her to scan it for me.

Sounds like she has a nice autograph collection. I've always liked The Cowsills, especially "The Rain, the Park and Other Things". It's neat that it wasn't just called "The Flower Girl".  :)
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on February 01, 2012, 04:26:37 AM
I don't think The Cowsills should be classified as Bubblegum though.  They started out in the mid-60s singing Beatles songs.  Their late 60s hits were soft-rock genre.

I enjoyed their version of Hair and Susan's "and spaghetti!"

Family Band: The Cowsills Story - Hair (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qBdk42S2Uc#ws)


Hair by The Cowsills (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAk8z2PLOmc#)




Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on February 01, 2012, 04:29:31 AM
Paperback Writer

The Cowsills Paperback Writer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vYsE-SRHeI#)
1969



When I'm Sixty-Four

When I'm 64-The Cowsills (featuring Susan Cowsill) HD (Best Upload Online) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsMTqyiGl88#)
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on February 01, 2012, 04:48:07 AM
Paperback Writer

The Cowsills Paperback Writer ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vYsE-SRHeI#[/url])
1969


I think The Cowsills nailed that live performance of Paperback Writer.  Paul admitted in Anthology that they had a bit of trouble performing it live.  George said it was all right though...


The Beatles - Paperback Writer (Live In Japan) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AoeM3V0LDg#)

Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on February 01, 2012, 04:53:41 AM
Paul had a bit of trouble with that microphone too!      ;D
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: In My Life on February 01, 2012, 04:55:59 AM
I think The Cowsills nailed that live performance of Paperback Writer.  Paul admitted in Anthology that they had a bit of trouble performing it live.  George said it was all right though...



That was a perfect song for The Cowsills. They even did the Frère Jacques bit.  :) Nobody could probably hear The Beatle when they performed it live anyway.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: In My Life on February 01, 2012, 04:56:44 AM
Paul had a bit of trouble with that microphone too!      ;D

Yeah, that didn't help matters.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: tkitna on February 01, 2012, 08:00:19 AM
Yeah, that didn't help matters.

Ringo rushed it. It would have been better if it was slowed down some.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on February 02, 2012, 05:05:07 AM
Goody Goody Gumdrops

1910 Fruitgum Co. - Goody Goody Gumdrops [Excellent quality] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8Egk9E3oYE#)
1910 Fruitgum Company   1968




(http://i41.tinypic.com/acsk02.jpg)
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: In My Life on February 11, 2012, 08:00:52 AM
^^^
That poor little blue guy can't seem to hold anything down.  ;D

Does he like this or is it too sugary?

Boyce & Hart - I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RW7NDdq5Es4#)

Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on February 12, 2012, 12:54:32 AM
Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart were cool.  Borderline bubblegum, but cool anyway.  They wrote good songs for The Monkees as did Neil Diamond.  I like him too.

No, I don't experience retroperistalsis and emesis when I hear I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: In My Life on February 12, 2012, 06:32:48 AM
No, I don't experience retroperistalsis and emesis when I hear I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight.

There certainly are a lot of names for it. I agree that "Goody Goody Gumdrops" could bring it on, though. That band is the reason I didn't think I liked bubblegum music.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on February 12, 2012, 06:42:13 AM
The Train

1910 Fruitgum Co. - The Train (Rare clip) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aH7NwqhGNm4#)



(http://i42.tinypic.com/f9pd8w.jpg)
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on February 12, 2012, 06:44:57 AM
Even this didn't help...


MIGHTY QUINN - 1910 FRUITGUM CO. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nv3mYlR8OQQ#)
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: In My Life on February 12, 2012, 07:14:02 AM
^^^
Enough! Are you trying to get back at me for The Davis Sisters?  ;)
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on February 12, 2012, 07:27:28 AM
From the group that gave us Yummy Yummy Yummy and Chewy Chewy...

Gimme Gimme

OHIO EXPRESS- "GIMME GIMME " (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-X2E0Arghmc#)
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: In My Life on February 12, 2012, 07:36:36 AM
From the group that gave us Yummy Yummy Yummy and Chewy Chewy...

Gimme Gimme


Can I borrow your little blue guy?
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on February 12, 2012, 07:48:23 AM
The Ohio Express stole the intro for Gimme Gimme from...


I Think We`re Alone Now - Tommy James & The Shondells (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkMFLUXTEwM#)
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: tkitna on February 13, 2012, 05:49:27 PM
One of my favorites. Had the 45 when I was young.

Kasenetz Katz Singing Orchestral Circus - Quick Joey Small (1968) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAi3TpG1oJY#)
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: In My Life on August 28, 2012, 09:49:36 PM
Hang On Sloopy...this time with an intro to the band by Rick Derringer. I'd really like to find this album!

The McCoys - Hang On Sloopy - HOT Mono Mix Vinyl LP - With Cool Intro of Band (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cp0M0dtf8Ms#ws)
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hombre_de_ningun_lugar on August 29, 2012, 12:55:20 AM
INCENSE AND PEPPERMINT ~ THE STRAWBERRY ALARM CLOCK ~ (Lyrics) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOk2T6Uweao#)
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 29, 2012, 01:44:17 AM
Hang On Sloopy...this time with an intro to the band by Rick Derringer. I'd really like to find this album!

The McCoys - Hang On Sloopy - HOT Mono Mix Vinyl LP - With Cool Intro of Band ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cp0M0dtf8Ms#ws[/url])


Kelley, you can find that album at Music Stack:  http://www.musicstack.com/listings.cgi?find=hang+on+sloopy&search_type=title&media=vinyllp (http://www.musicstack.com/listings.cgi?find=hang+on+sloopy&search_type=title&media=vinyllp)
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 29, 2012, 02:11:09 AM
Interesting story with Hang On Sloopy.  Originally titled My Girl Sloopy, it was written by Wes Farrell and Bert Russell for a jazz singer/pianist named Dorothy Sloop who's stage name was Sloopy...

(http://www.streamingoldies.com/content-images/pso16/dorothy-sloop.jpg)



It was first recorded by The Vibrations in 1964...

Vibrations - "My Girl Sloopy" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fh0hHm-ckQw#)

A lot of calypso in there!




The Yardbirds recorded My Girl Sloopy in early 1965...

The Yardbirds - My Girl Sloopy - 1965 45rpm (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVa3sRoq4Mk#)

The Yardbirds - Hang On Sloopy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5mvXW8s-zE#)

A bit of calypso in there.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 29, 2012, 02:41:00 AM
I remember The McCoy's Hang On Sloopy being a big hit in the Fall of 1965.  It predated Bubblegum though.  Rick Derringer and The McCoy's recorded the vocals to the instrumental track recorded by an Australian group called The Strangeloves (who were really from New York).  The lyrics were a bit provocative and not aimed at kids just like those of Gloria recorded by Van Morrison and Them a year before.  Gloria was banned on some radio stations...

Them - Gloria (Live) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_j7i_ZVfxw#)
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 29, 2012, 02:47:31 AM
The McCoys recorded Hang On Sloopy with three verses, but it was edited down to two verses for the single and the LP.

Here's the full version...

The McCoys, Hang on Sloopy, unedited, stereo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGuPc01Dn7c#)
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 29, 2012, 02:50:16 AM
^

Whew!  No way is that bubblegum!!
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Dcazz on August 29, 2012, 02:52:36 AM
Sugar, Sugar is great!

To my ears, there was also a large overlap between Bubblegum and One-Hit-Wonders. What do you think?

60's: Green Tambourine (Lemon Pipers), Judy In Disguise (John Fred and his Playboy Band), I Had Too Much to Dream Last Night (Electric Prunes), Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye (Steam), More Today than Yesterday (Spiral Staircase), Smile a Little Smile for Me (Flying Machine), In the Year 2525 (Zager and Evans), Israelites (Desmond Decker and the Aces), Love Can Make You Happy (Mercy)

70's: TIghter, Tighter (Alive and Kicking), Ride Captain Ride (Blues Image), Montego Bay (Bobby Bloom), Love Grows Where my Rosemary Goes (Edison Lighthouse), Spirit in the Sky (Norman Greenbaum), Reflections of My Life (Marmalade), In the Summertime (Mungo Jerry), Venus (Shocking Blue), My Baby Loves Lovin (White Plains), All Right Now (Free), Oo-ooh Child (The Five Stairsteps), My Belle Amie (The Tea Set), Indiana Wants Me (R. Dean Taylor), Rose Garden (Lynn Anderson), Hey There Lonely Girl (Eddie Holman), Smiling Faces Sometimes (The Undisputed Truth), Mr. Big Stuff (Jean Knight), Chick-A-Boom (Daddy Dewdrop), Put Your Hand (Ocean), One Toke Over the Line (Brewer and Shipley), Precious and Few (Climax), Oh Babe What Would You Say (Hurricane Smith - our very own Norman from Abbey Road ... Beatles first engineer!), My Maria (B.W. Stevenson), Brother Louie (Stories), Dancing in the Moonlight (King Harvest), The Night the Lights Went out in Georgia (Vickie Lawrence), Smokin' in the Boys Room (Brownsville Station), Rock On (David Essex), Eres Tu (Mocedades), I Can Help (Billy Swan), The Night Chicago Died (Paper Lace), Hooked on a Feeling (Blue Swede), Shaving Cream (Bennie Bell), The Hustle (Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony), Chevy Van (Sammy Johns), Feelings (Morris Albert), Fooled Around and Fell in Love (Elvin Bishop), Play that Funky Music (Wild Cherry), Afternoon Delight (Starland Vocal Band), Smoke from a Distant Fire (Sanford-Townshend band), Black Betty (Ram Jam), You Light Up My Life (Debbie Boone), Hot Child in the City (Nick Gilder), Undercover Angel (Alan O'Day), Because the Night (Pattie Smith), Just When I Needed You Most (Randy VanWarmer), I Don't Like Mondays (Boomtown Rats), Video Killed the Radio Star (the Buggles), Drivers Seat (Sniff'n the Tears), Cruel to be Kind (Nick Lowe).

I got these one hit wonders off this [url]http://www.onehitwondercentral.com/70s.cfm?start=161&sortby=song_year&orderby=ASC[/url] ([url]http://www.onehitwondercentral.com/70s.cfm?start=161&sortby=song_year&orderby=ASC[/url]) site. I skipped a lot that I hadn't heard of, and left some off because I know they had other hits in other genres.

THey're not ALL bubblegum, but (especially in the early to mid-70s), there sure was a lot of overlap!

The soundtrack of my life!  (WABC 770 AM in NYC in my case).
Great list of songs Alexis, We used to listen to every one of them on the  radio back in the day.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 29, 2012, 04:41:49 AM
Hang On Sloopy...The McCoys, 1970 or so...

The McCoys - Hang On Sloopy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoZ5JL3gmHo#)

Some reggae there!!
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 29, 2012, 05:40:02 AM
INCENSE AND PEPPERMINT ~ THE STRAWBERRY ALARM CLOCK ~ (Lyrics) ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOk2T6Uweao#[/url])


Ed King, ten years after...


Strawberry Alarm Clock - Incense And Peppermints (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhYLz63csS0#)


Sweet Home Alabama ~ Live 1974 ~ HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDz2rVgv0uM#ws)



(http://edroman.com/guitars/mosrite/images/EdKing.jpg)   (http://swampland.com/img/Image/gritz/A%2520-%2520Scrapbook%252020/ed2.jpg)



Well, seven years anyway.   ;)
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: In My Life on August 31, 2012, 04:25:03 AM
Kelley, you can find that album at Music Stack:  http://www.musicstack.com/listings.cgi?find=hang+on+sloopy&search_type=title&media=vinyllp (http://www.musicstack.com/listings.cgi?find=hang+on+sloopy&search_type=title&media=vinyllp)
[/quote

Thanks Barry.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Normandie on August 31, 2012, 10:05:27 PM
The McCoys recorded Hang On Sloopy with three verses, but it was edited down to two verses for the single and the LP.

I started out college at Ohio State University, and that song is HUGE there. I never did figure out why....I should probably just Google it LOL
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: In My Life on August 31, 2012, 11:47:17 PM
I started out college at Ohio State University, and that song is HUGE there. I never did figure out why....I should probably just Google it LOL


It's the official rock song of Ohio State and the state of Ohio. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hang_On_Sloopy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hang_On_Sloopy)

That got me wondering if your home state and my adopted state had an official rock song. It doesn't but not many do. We need to think of one and start a campaign to get it adopted!
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Klang on September 01, 2012, 02:09:15 PM

Been liking this one lately...

Captain Groovy And His Bubblegum Army (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBsJduMyjb8#)

 8)

Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hombre_de_ningun_lugar on September 01, 2012, 02:27:57 PM
Another one by Strawberry Alarm Clock that I've always liked:

Strawberry Alarm Clock - Starting out the day (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IY4-iGj4ChA#)
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: tkitna on September 01, 2012, 02:28:44 PM
Thats a cool tune Klang.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hombre_de_ningun_lugar on September 01, 2012, 02:29:36 PM
Been liking this one lately...

Captain Groovy And His Bubblegum Army ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBsJduMyjb8#[/url])

 8)


That's a very fun song!
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Klang on September 01, 2012, 02:38:37 PM

Innit? Found it in a Bubblegum collection I picked up recently. Never knew it before, but this was a standout.

 :)

Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Mairi on September 03, 2012, 02:23:30 AM
1910 Fruitgum Company were pretty pleasant
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Klang on September 03, 2012, 09:19:35 AM

Yes, some good tunes. I think 'Indian Giver' is the best.

 :)

Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Dcazz on September 03, 2012, 10:57:39 AM
Been liking this one lately...

Captain Groovy And His Bubblegum Army ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBsJduMyjb8#[/url])

 8)
Thats pretty good!
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Klang on September 03, 2012, 12:05:46 PM

Been doing a little research. This "group" was intended to be depicted in a TV cartoon series, but that deal fell through. It was a project of the Jerry Kasenetz/Jeff Katz's Super K production company which, among other things, brought us the Kasenetz-Katz Singing Orchestral Circus, Shadows of Knight, Crazy Elephant, The Music Explosion, The Ohio Express, and 1910 Fruitgum Company.

Like practically all persons, places, and things in the known universe, it does indeed have a Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Captain-Groovy-and-his-Bubblegum-Army/119300368093235 (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Captain-Groovy-and-his-Bubblegum-Army/119300368093235)

Yep. Cool tune.

 :)

Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 06, 2012, 03:22:53 AM
It's the official rock song of Ohio State and the state of Ohio.



Ohio State Marching Band performing Hang On Sloopy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbI8FmotweM#)



 ;D
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 12, 2017, 05:57:48 AM
Some things don't change...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4i39cru0DI# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4i39cru0DI#)
1969




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6b_q2vXe2g# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6b_q2vXe2g#)
2008



 ;D
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: In My Life on April 12, 2017, 06:05:27 AM
^^^
Oh, dear!
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 12, 2017, 06:09:11 AM
Da, do-do, do
Da, do-do, do
Da, do-do, do
Da, do-do, do
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: In My Life on April 12, 2017, 06:22:29 AM
I think that says it all.  ;D
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Moogmodule on April 12, 2017, 11:00:21 PM
I wonder if the lead singer ever said I'm not going to be singing Chewy Chewy when I'm 60 years old.

If not he should have.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 13, 2017, 12:50:41 AM
I wonder if the lead singer ever said I'm not going to be singing Chewy Chewy when I'm 60 years old.

If not he should have.


I reckon he didn't think he'd be singing Yummy, Yummy, Yummy either...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4aQiFaCod8# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4aQiFaCod8#)



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Na7eNRD2Ebw# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Na7eNRD2Ebw#)
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: In My Life on April 13, 2017, 01:20:28 AM
I was just the right age to like Ohio Express but their songs got on my last nerve. Go figure.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 13, 2017, 01:26:47 AM
The Ohio Express.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: In My Life on April 13, 2017, 01:32:05 AM
The Ohio Express.

Them as well.  :)
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 13, 2017, 01:35:12 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 13, 2017, 01:42:51 AM
Well, since you were the right age, Kelley, groove on this one by The 1910 Fruitgum Company...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACHBnbktFJs# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACHBnbktFJs#)





 ;D
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 13, 2017, 01:47:09 AM
Advanced Bubblegum...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tkXtMnSi64# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tkXtMnSi64#)
1968
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 13, 2017, 01:50:19 AM
The LP version was pretty good...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2fI3-f1IbE# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2fI3-f1IbE#)
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 13, 2017, 02:05:20 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93zZ8_KO4pA# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93zZ8_KO4pA#)



Bah, bah, bah, bah!
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: In My Life on April 13, 2017, 02:17:06 AM
^^^
That was a favorite when I taught preschool. I'm glad it was just a tape; that one guy is kind of disturbing! I like the advanced bubblegum you posted better though.

This one is not advanced but I did hear it today:

https://youtu.be/PdAwIDFkt1o (https://youtu.be/PdAwIDFkt1o)
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 13, 2017, 02:24:54 AM
Yes, Tommy Roe.  He certainly found his niche...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjvjhE5Oh9U# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjvjhE5Oh9U#)
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 13, 2017, 02:26:59 AM
But pretty neat in his own way...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaHYvRyPI2U# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaHYvRyPI2U#)
1966





 icon_good
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 13, 2017, 02:32:25 AM
More 1966 Bubblegum from Tommy James and The Shondells...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCeCHe5sH2w# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCeCHe5sH2w#)
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Moogmodule on April 13, 2017, 02:37:56 AM
 I never realised bubblegum had such depth to its repertoire  ;)
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 13, 2017, 07:29:03 PM
Great depth, Moog.  For the young'uns who couldn't understand Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, they had this...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvQkzQart08# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvQkzQart08#)


As a 17 year-old when this song was released, I had absolutely no idea what the lyrics meant.  I wonder if it made sense to the younger kids.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 13, 2017, 07:33:04 PM
Tommy James and The Shondells leading kids into the next phase...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKMdJEiS5qo# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKMdJEiS5qo#)
1968
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 13, 2017, 07:54:17 PM
Watch how it was done, Moog...


A Little Bit O' Soul

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDORKigyoxY# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDORKigyoxY#)
The Music Explosion   1967




Over And Over

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hp8ZtWELzm4# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hp8ZtWELzm4#)
The Archies   1969



Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 13, 2017, 08:00:11 PM
Time Has Come Today

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsBwBct0_5U# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsBwBct0_5U#)
The Chambers Brothers   1966




Bang-Shang-A-Lang

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KahQ9436WU8# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KahQ9436WU8#)
The Archies   1969


Kids needed something to groove on in the 60s.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Mr Mustard on April 14, 2017, 12:13:59 AM
Here's a nice slice of UK Bubblegum which I recall being a very popular hit way back in 1970...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJ5-FoiBuVc# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJ5-FoiBuVc#)
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 14, 2017, 01:13:30 AM
^

Yeah.  The Tremeloes originally recorded Yellow River but decided not to release it.  Their instrumental track was used for the Christie version...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2S1zT7fCVI# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2S1zT7fCVI#)
1970
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: In My Life on April 14, 2017, 01:29:10 AM
I remember "Yellow River"!
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 14, 2017, 01:37:06 AM
^

It's in your mind, and in your eyes.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: In My Life on April 14, 2017, 02:04:33 AM
Right. :)
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Moogmodule on April 15, 2017, 03:13:48 AM
I remember that one too. It inspired lots of crude jokes in Oz on how it got yellow.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: In My Life on April 15, 2017, 03:23:21 AM
 ha2ha
I'm sure people said that over here, too.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: In My Life on April 15, 2017, 04:05:39 AM
There's certainly a lot of boy bands in this topic.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 15, 2017, 04:12:50 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3O5qpq07-ac# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3O5qpq07-ac#)




(https://beatlesfacts.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/yellow-submarine-cameo-beatles.jpg)




:)
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 15, 2017, 04:22:29 AM
(http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/paul-mccartney-sticks-his-fingers-in-his-ears-after-the-loud-during-picture-id102544952)
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hombre_de_ningun_lugar on April 15, 2017, 11:55:50 AM
The intro of "Yellow River" is very similar to the Beach Boys' "You're So Good To Me".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhMfS-vTEPA# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhMfS-vTEPA#)
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 15, 2017, 09:16:53 PM
^

It was a good Bubblegum riff...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnjwW9aUn08# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnjwW9aUn08#)
1968


Go Susan!!
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 15, 2017, 09:24:08 PM
There's certainly a lot of boy bands in this topic.

Hmmm.  No sign of Fanoffabfourz.

Let's try this:


BOY BANDS




 ;D

Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 15, 2017, 11:25:38 PM
Bubblegum lives...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CEdkNtD2qU# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CEdkNtD2qU#)



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Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: In My Life on April 17, 2017, 09:35:20 PM
Hmmm.  No sign of Fanoffabfourz.

Let's try this:


BOY BANDS




 ;D

Still nothing. I think the word "Beatles" has to be in there too.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 17, 2017, 10:21:45 PM
Still nothing. I think the word "Beatles" has to be in there too.

You mean like The Beatles were a Boy Band?
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 17, 2017, 10:42:42 PM
Will You Be Staying After Sunday


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNg7arOQoVA# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNg7arOQoVA#)
The Peppermint Rainbow   1969


Ummm...If they go home on Monday, haven't they already stayed after Sunday?    ???
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 17, 2017, 10:48:23 PM
Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCURaKwwRh8# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCURaKwwRh8#)
Edison Lighthouse   1970
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 17, 2017, 11:03:00 PM
It's time for a break from Bubblegum with Booker T. & The MG's...


Time Is Tight


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOYZ_Ms9PZg# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOYZ_Ms9PZg#)
1968




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Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 18, 2017, 12:05:02 AM
Okay.  Break over.  Back to Bubblegum...


Love (Can Make You Happy)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_s0EiER24Y# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_s0EiER24Y#)
Mercy   1969


Yes, keep those beers coming!    ;D
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 18, 2017, 12:18:54 AM
Nice To Be With You


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7B04p0oAHE# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7B04p0oAHE#)
Gallery   1972
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 18, 2017, 12:24:09 AM
And there were The Jackson 5 Wannabes...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3Iw2qYtN8A# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3Iw2qYtN8A#)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yrx9pezxF8# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yrx9pezxF8#)
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 21, 2017, 03:59:19 AM
But no one came close to The Jackson 5...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3Q80mk7bxE# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3Q80mk7bxE#)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6tlZzkqfHw# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6tlZzkqfHw#)




No one.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Moogmodule on April 21, 2017, 08:24:26 AM
Point of order HG. Is the Jackson 5 really Bubblegum? To me, a big part of the bubblegumness of Bubblegum acts is that they're adults singing simple catchy songs with naive lyrics. You expect kids singing to sound childish. True Bubblegum is grown men and women singing about yummy love in their tummies and chewy chewy things of uncertain origin.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 21, 2017, 10:36:26 PM
Other than the pitch of his voice, Michael Jackson did not sound childish at all.  His phrasing was polished and his dance moves were synchronized perfectly.  He learned a lot by watching these Temptations films....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leD9kTMWS9M# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leD9kTMWS9M#)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrjJeP1GGxY# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrjJeP1GGxY#)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aASwsMOy-pA# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aASwsMOy-pA#)


But The Jackson 5's songs were aimed at pre- and young teens.  At the time we considered that to be bubblegum music.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 21, 2017, 10:37:12 PM
Young kids weren't ready for stuff like this...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCR3GSXGFc4# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCR3GSXGFc4#)
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Moogmodule on April 22, 2017, 03:25:54 AM
 



But The Jackson 5's songs were aimed at pre- and young teens.  At the time we considered that to be bubblegum music.

Fair enough. I won't be a Bubblegum Fundamentalist
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Moogmodule on April 22, 2017, 03:28:45 AM
Time for some Aussie Bubblegum!

https://youtu.be/BQ-45XG7n4k (https://youtu.be/BQ-45XG7n4k)
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 22, 2017, 10:46:02 PM
^

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwx8Voq373A# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwx8Voq373A#)
The Foundations   1968

Made in the U.K.

Bubblegum was a world-wide epidemic in the late 60s and early 70s.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: In My Life on May 13, 2017, 02:50:53 AM
And there were The Jackson 5 Wannabes...

Tony DiFranco made it onto my bedroom wall, for a while anyway. I sure did buy a lot of 16 and Tiger Beat magazines. And those lyric magazines.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on May 13, 2017, 02:59:08 AM
(http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x9/blackcanary2000/TBF1173.jpg)


I always wondered who bought those magazines.   ;D
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on May 13, 2017, 03:09:54 AM
And there was this here feller...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJOuTr0BXb4# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJOuTr0BXb4#)




Things were falling apart after The Beatles broke up.  ;D
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: In My Life on May 13, 2017, 03:12:59 AM
I always wondered who bought those magazines.   ;D


There were a few of us! I forgot about Andy and David. They were Andy Williams' nephews. They didn't do a thing for me. Apparently they were on an episode of the Partridge Family but they could never have competed with you-know-who.

This must have been a really low budget teen magazine. How the heck does something like this even happen?!

(http://i63.tinypic.com/15cjyup.jpg)

Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on May 13, 2017, 03:22:58 AM
Paul caught on fire?  Who's Paul P.?  I guess I missed those things.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: In My Life on May 13, 2017, 03:32:52 AM
And there was this here feller...

I thought he was pleasant enough but my friend Connie and her older sister played this record so much it developed a skip. But then we kept playing it because it sounded like he was saying, "I'm taking a sh*t". We thought that was hilarious.  roll:)


Quote
Things were falling apart after The Beatles broke up.  ;D

I did what I could. Oddly enough, while we were listening to records that day, I brought up The Beatles. Connie's sister told me in that older kid voice that The Beatles were just an old band. I was p*ssed about that for a long time. But she was usually quite nice to me so I got over it. I ran into their younger sister a few years ago and she told me that she never hears a Beatles song without thinking of me. She remembers listening to my sister's records when she was at my house. That made my day.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: In My Life on May 13, 2017, 03:42:19 AM
Paul caught on fire?  Who's Paul P.?  I guess I missed those things.


If Paul M. really did catch on fire it may have been because he was possessed. He certainly looks like it in this picture. I think Paul P. was Paul Peterson from the Donna Reed Show.

https://youtu.be/MQGYC5ouXzc (https://youtu.be/MQGYC5ouXzc)

That's kind of an insulting start! Did you make it through the whole thing? LOL
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on May 13, 2017, 03:49:43 AM
I thought he was pleasant enough but my friend Connie and her older sister played this record so much it developed a skip. But then we kept playing it because it sounded like he was saying, "I'm taking a sh*t". We thought that was hilarious.  roll:)


Well, I guess you all had your fun with that Bobby Sherman record.


Five years before that, we had fun playing this 45...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMBgFQvli4Q# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMBgFQvli4Q#)


When I'm ridin' round the world
And I'm doin' this and I'm signin' that
And I'm tryin' to make some girl pregnant
Baby, better come back maybe next week
Can't you see I'm on a losing streak



Yeah, that's what they said alright!
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on May 13, 2017, 03:59:17 AM
If Paul M. really did catch on fire it may have been because he was possessed. He certainly looks like it in this picture.


They all look weird on that cover.



I think Paul P. was Paul Peterson from the Donna Reed Show.

youtu.be/MQGYC5ouXzc]https://youtu.be/MQGYC5ouXzc

That's kind of an insulting start! Did you make it through the whole thing? LOL



No, I couldn't take anymore after the first minute.  It was like reading a bad greeting card.

I forgot he was on The Donna Reed Show.  I was too busy looking at Shelley Fabares.    :)
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: In My Life on May 13, 2017, 04:23:35 AM
^^^
I figured you might trot out your vomiting guy for that one! And I also knew you were gonna say that about Shelley Fabares.  :)

That's a funny misheard lyric. That would actually be a must to avoid or, as I thought the song went, a mess to avoid. I always think of the opening of the movie Not Fade Away when I hear Satisfaction. I figured I'd like that movie but right from that opening I loved it.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on May 13, 2017, 04:30:57 AM
We were convinced that one of The Stones said "pregnant" while the others said "who tells me."  We wore out a few records doing that.  We did the same with Louie, Louie.  This is what 15 year old boys did when they weren't watching The Donna Reed Show.    ;D
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on May 13, 2017, 04:33:43 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wt7UYKepRLU# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wt7UYKepRLU#)


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Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: In My Life on May 13, 2017, 04:54:19 AM
We did the same with Louie, Louie.

My sister told me all about that song! She said their high school principal would stop in to their dances to remind them not to play the record. Of course, as soon as they figured he had left the building that's just what they'd play. I heard a similar story from my neighbor about The Twist.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on May 13, 2017, 04:58:07 AM
I heard a similar story from my neighbor about The Twist.

What's the rap with The Twist?
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: In My Life on May 13, 2017, 05:06:24 AM
I don't know, Barry. There were a lot of uptight adults there in the boonies. And this guy was about the worst. From what I used to hear, he'd slam guys against lockers first and ask questions later. Between him and Miss Baker the math teacher, I was aftraid to grow up and go to high school!
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on May 13, 2017, 05:23:44 AM
High school is supposed to be fun.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: In My Life on May 13, 2017, 05:38:16 AM
Yeah, but it was better by the time I got there. Our principal was a sweetheart. But my brother managed to have fun; a lot of fun, even with the stricter atmosphere. He was the challenging kid in the family!
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on May 13, 2017, 05:57:49 AM
The only odd thing I saw in high school was during a student talent show, a Mississippi jazz band ended their set with a jazz version of the school alma mater.  The teacher in charge of the stage crew came out and told them to stop.  Everyone in the auditorium started booing. 

That teacher had no appreciation of musical genius.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: In My Life on May 13, 2017, 06:19:57 AM
Some people are just plain puzzling. One thing I've always wondered about was why our elementary music teacher got fired. She was just there one year, when I was in fourth grade. She formed a fourth grade chorus and and let us sing in the 5th and 6th graders' spring concert. It was a big deal and just a lot of fun. But then, all of a sudden she was gone. I always have wondered if it had anything to do with the way she changed the lyrics to "The Battle Hymn of the Republic". She taught us "As He died to make men holy, let us liveto make men free." She explained the difference and why she did it. We performed it that way, emphasizing "live" the way she taught us. I'm going to have to ask my friends what they remember.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: Hello Goodbye on May 13, 2017, 06:31:45 AM
She should have instructed you all not to emphasize "live."  Sneaking it in that way is much more effective.

Maybe she was scolded and she flipped 'em off and quit.
Title: Re: Bubblegum
Post by: In My Life on May 13, 2017, 06:36:09 AM
Could be. It was weird because we all knew the adults were mad that she was fired but they didn't talk about it. We were still young enough to just move on to the next big thing, summer vacation.