Buying the albums sampled on “You Can All Join In”.
More today from Chris Welch’s notes in the CD insert:
” “Sunshine Help Me” [the track on the sampler] was the first song that Gary Wright brought to the band. It was released as the A-side of the Tooth’s first single with “Weird” on the B-side in January 1968. Both are included here among the eight bonus tracks.
Mike: “The B-side “Weird” was an Art [see above] song which had been done before Gary arrived. The first line was “I think I’m going weird!” The single was nearly a hit and only just missed the charts. Everybody thought it was a winner, but it didn’t quite make it. Our early songs didn’t really reflect what Spooky later became. There is one on the album called “Bubbles” which Luther Grosvenor sang. I remember Jimmy Miller blowing bubbles through a bucket of water on the studio floor during the session.” Although Harrison thought Luther had a good voice, he wasn’t much impressed by “Bubbles” and preferred more bluesy material, such as the R&B standard “Tobacco Road” written by John D. Loudermilk. When “It’s All About” was released in America, the album was retitled “Tobacco Road” in honour of the Loudermilk song that had been a hit for The Nashville Teens in 1964.”
More next time.