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Singles Sets from Sundazed to Feature Sam the Sham, Sir Douglas Quintet

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When it comes to the recent Phil Spector compilations, not everyone wants to go back to mono. But a pair of forthcoming compilations from Sundazed Music feature some vintage rock and country sounds presented in one channel. The label has prepped Sam the Sham and The Pharoahs’ The Mono Singles and Sir Douglas Quintet’s The Mono Single ’68-’72, each encompassing a healthy amount of single A and B-sides for the two artists.

Known for his theatrical appearance – campily clad in a turban and a robe – the man born Domingo Samudio earned national acclaim as “Sam the Sham” in 1965, smack in the middle of the British invasion, with the No. 2 smash “Wooly Bully” for the MGM label. It became Billboard‘s top hit of the year – the first to have never actually topped the charts – and a handful of novelty singles followed, including another No. 2, “Li’l Red Riding Hood.”

Though less of a notable name to casual chartheads, the Texas-based Sir Douglas Quintet crafted a unique, savory blend of traditional pop, rock and blues with Southwestern undertones. Notable tracks include “She’s About a Mover” and Top 40 hit “Mendocino.” This set isn’t fully career-spanning, but it covers the band’s formative years on the Smash, Philips and Mercury labels.

Both releases are directly sourced from the original analog masters and will be available in March. Hit the jump for track lists and order details!

Sam the Sham and The Pharoahs, The MGM Singles (Sundazed SC-11219, 2011)

  1. Wooly Bully
  2. Ain’t Gonna Move
  3. Ju Ju Hand
  4. Big City Lights
  5. Ring Dang Doo
  6. Don’t Try It
  7. Red Hot
  8. A Long Long Way
  9. Li’l Red Riding Hood
  10. Love Me Like Before
  11. The Hair on My Chinny Chin Chin
  12. (I’m in with) The Out Crowd
  13. How Do You Catch a Girl
  14. The Love You Left Behind
  15. Oh That’s Good, No That’s Bad
  16. Take What You Can Get
  17. Black Sheep
  18. My Day’s Gonna Come
  19. Banned in Boston
  20. Money’s My Problem
  21. Yakety Yak – The Sam the Sham Revue
  22. Let Our Love Light Shine – The Sam the Sham Revue
  23. Old MacDonald Had a Boogaloo Farm
  24. I Never Had No One
  25. I Couldn’t Spell !!*@!
  26. The Down Home Strut
  27. Fate – Sam the Sham
  28. Oh Lo – Sam the Sham

Tracks 1-2 released as MGM single K-13322, 1965
Tracks 3-4 released as MGM single K-13364, 1965
Tracks 5-6 released as MGM single K-13397, 1965
Tracks 7-8 released as MGM single K-13452, 1966
Tracks 9-10 released as MGM single K-13506, 1966
Tracks 11-12 released as MGM single K-13581, 1966
Tracks 13-14 released as MGM single K-13649, 1967
Tracks 15-16 released as MGM single K-13713, 1967
Tracks 17-18 released as MGM single K-13747, 1967
Tracks 19-2o released as MGM single K-13803, 1967
Tracks 21-22 released as MGM single K-13863, 1967
Tracks 23-24 released as MGM single K-13920, 1968
Tracks 25-26 released as MGM single K-13972, 1969
Tracks 27-28 released as MGM single K-14642, 1973

Sir Douglas Quintet, The Mono Singles ’68-’72 (Sundazed SC-11218, 2011)

  1. Are Inlaws Really Outlaws
  2. Sell a Song
  3. Mendocino
  4. I Wanna Be Your Mama Again
  5. And It Didn’t Even Bring Me Down
  6. Lawd, I’m Just a Country Boy in This Great Big Freaky City
  7. Dynamite Woman
  8. Too Many Dociled Minds
  9. At the Crossroads
  10. Texas Me
  11. Nuevo Laredo
  12. I Don’t Want to Go Home
  13. Be Real – Wayne Douglas
  14. I Don’t Want to Go Home – Wayne Douglas
  15. What About Tomorrow
  16. (I Found Love) A Nice Song
  17. Catch the Man on the Rise
  18. Pretty Flower
  19. Me and My Destiny
  20. Wasted Days, Wasted Nights
  21. Michoacan
  22. Westside Blues Again

Tracks 1-2 released as Smash single 2169, 1968
Tracks 3-4 released as Smash single 2191, 1969
Tracks 5-6 released as Smash single 2222, 1969
Tracks 7-8 released as Smash single 2233, 1969
Tracks 9-10 released as Smash single 2253, 1969
Tracks 11-12 released as Smash single 2259, 1970
Tracks 13-14 released as Mercury single 73098, 1970
Tracks 15-16 released as Philips single 40676, 1971
Tracks 17-18 released as Philips single 40687, 1971
Tracks 19-20 released as Philips single 40708, 1972
Tracks 21-22 released as Mercury single 73257, 1972

Written by Mike Duquette

February 23, 2011 at 14:11

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