Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|1910 Fruitgum Co|
Best of the 1910 Fruitgum Co
Genres: Pop, Rock
Terrific and a real blast!!!! Oh & Simon said I could review
UnderTaker Fanatic | Adirondack Mountains | 04/20/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Along with The Ohio Express came The 1910 Fruitgum Company and gee am I glad they did.Another Bubble Gum group with a vast list of very popular and catchy songs.The cd is very inexpensive and well worth the money.The songs are all the originals but remastered.Great sound quality and the cd consists of 16 songs which are.....1) Simon Say 2)May I take a Giant Step 3)Please me, Tease me 4)Sweet Lovin' 5) Play Our Song Mr.Music Man 6)1,2,3 Red Light 7)Candy 8)Liza 9) Indian Giver 10) Dee-Licious 11) 1910 Cotton Cany Castle 12)Bubble Gum World 13) Special Delivery 14) Goody Goody Gumdrops 15) The Train 16) Reflections from the Looking Glass.A very catchy and upbeat compilation of songs that make you smile and the memories can be over powering if you listened to 1910 FGC growing up as I did.I splendid collection of pop and fun songs with that Bubble Gum sound.Try it you'll like it."
R. Riis | 09/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In 1968 and 1969 the New Jersey-based producers of "bubble-gum" music, Jerry Kasenetz and Jeff Katz, had this group going head to head on the Buddah label with The Ohio Express in delivering music the critics at Rolling Stone love to hate, but which the fans simply loved judging by the combined 14 hits they racked up between them in two short years. Making up the basic 1910 Fruitgum Co., were lead Mark Gutkowski, Floyd Marcus, Steve Mortkowitz, Frank Jeckell, and Pat Karwan, although Kasenetz-Katz rotated others in and out. Members of this group and The Ohio Express even got together as The Kasenetx-Katz Singing Orchestral Circus to take Quick Joey Small (Run Joey Run) to # 25 in late 1968.
This great package gives you all seven of the Fruitgum Co.'s Billboard Pop Hot 100 hits: Simon Says, which reached # 4 in early 1968; May I Take A Giant Step [Into Your Heart], a # 63 that same May; 1,2,3 Red Light [with backing by The Trade Winds], a # 5 late that summer; Goody Goody Gumdrops, with Billy Carl on lead vocal, a # 37 in November 1968; Indian Giver, which reached # 6 in early 1959; Special Delivery, a # 38 in June 1969; and The Train, # 57 in September 1969.
Also here is the B-side to their first hit, Reflections From The Looking Glass, along with these album cuts: from Goody Goody Gumdrops - Please Me, Tease Me; Dee-Licious; Liza; and (Play Our Song) Mr.Music Man: from the album Indian Giver comes Sweet Lovin'; Candy; and 1910 Cotton Candy Castle: and from Simon Says comes Bubble Gum World.
Three pages of informative liner notes, written by Kim Cooper, Co-editor, Bubblegum Music Is The Naked Truth are accompanied by LP cover reproductions and a discography of the contents. Sure to delight those who remember and loved those happy tunes."
But where is Poor Old Mr. Jensen?
Raymond B Howard | Oakland, CA USA | 06/04/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A good compilation, although as the other reviewer said, would be nice to have the singles versions as well. Missing is the psych-pop B-side "Poor Old Mr. Jensen", an essential track in my opinion."