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  • Numbers in "Notes" column are explained in the footnotes at the bottom of the page. An asterisk (*) by the number indicates some special links to multiple photos of the record.

GROUPS CONSIDERED ON THIS PAGE (so far)

Discographical information about early David Gates groups where he is featured as lead singer (Accents, Vibes, Country Boys, Manchesters) is on the Solo and Duo Page in order to give a more coherent view of his early singing career.

A couple occasionally-asked questions that I have not been able to answer satisfactorily enough:

Does The Pleasure Fair "fill in" for The Curtain Calls on the B-side of the latter's single "Sock It To Me Sunshine"/"Say What You See"? Beyond the fact that two of the Pleasure Fair members wrote "Say What You See" and both sides were arranged by their old producer (David Gates), involvement by The Pleasure Fair may have been minimal. I haven't seen the session details, however.

How about the single by The Sunshine Trolley? Is that David Gates singing "Cover Me Babe?" The singer just sounds like him somewhat. There is no Bread involvement on this single, although David Gates and James Griffin can be heard in the movie soundtrack.

A little more information on both of these records is on the main page of this site.


THE FENCEMEN

Personnel

Russell Bridges (Leon Russell)
Chuck Blackwell
David Gates
Billy Strange

Singles

label & no. A & B sides year
rel.
notes
Liberty 55509 Swingin' Gates / Bach N' Roll 1962 1
Liberty 55535 Sunday Stranger / Sour Grapes 1962  

(Albums?)


THE AVALANCHES

Personnel

Al deLory (piano)
Billy Strange (guitar)
Tommy Tedesco (guitar)
Wayne Burdick (guitar)
David Gates (Fender bass)
Hal Blaine (drums)

Singles

label & no. A & B sides year
rel.
notes
Warner Bros. 5407 Avalanche / Baby, It's Cold Outside 1964  

Albums

label LP no. CD no. title year
rel.
notes
Warner Bros. 1525 Ski Surfin' 1963?  

THE DE-FENDERS

Personnel (most tracks)

Tommy Tedesco (lead guitar)
David Gates (rhythm guitar)
Russell Bridges (Leon Russell) (keyboards)
Ray Pohlman (bass)
Hal Blaine (drums)

Singles

label & no. A & B sides year
rel.
notes
Del-Fi 4226 Little Deuce Coupe / (Hayburner – by the Deuce Coupes) 1963  

Albums

label LP no. CD no. title year
rel.
notes
Del-Fi DFLP/DFST 1242 DFCD 70242-2 Drag Beat 1963 1A

THE DEUCE COUPES

Personnel

Lolly Vegas (guitar)
Glen Campbell (guitar)
David Gates (guitar)
Dale Hallcom (bass)
Pat Vegas (bass)
Earl Palmer (drums)
Mike Rubini (keyboards)
Russell Bridges (Leon Russell) (keyboards)
Plas Johnson (sax)
Personnel listed above for "The De-Fenders" possibly recorded some tracks.

Albums

label LP no. CD no. title year
rel.
notes
Del-Fi DFLP/DFST 1243 DFCD 70243-2 Hotrodder's Choice 1963 1A

THE DARTS

Personnel

Glen Campbell (guitar)
Larry Bright (guitar)
Probably also David Gates and others
    listed for the above two groups.

Albums

label LP no. CD no. title year
rel.
notes
Del-Fi DFLP/DFST 1244 DFCD 70244-2 Hollywood Drag 1963 1A

THE VANGUARD VOYAGERS

Personnel

David Gates
(info needed on other members)

Singles

label & no. A & B sides year
rel.
notes
Warner Bros. 5429 Hootenanny 1984 / Bluebells And Bluegrass 1964  
Warner Bros. 5498 Dixie Blue / Country Squire 1965?  

(Albums?)


THE TRAVELERS 3

Personnel

Pete Apo
Charlie Oyama
Dick Shirley – replaced in 1964 by Joe Lamanno
Mike Botts (joined in 1964; not on Elektra LPs below)
(A pre-Botts photo is shown here.)

Personnel as of 1995 – band renamed NA KAMA HELE

Pete Apo
Charlie Oyama
Mike Botts
Joe Lamanno
Rick Cunha

(Singles?)

Albums

label LP no. CD no. title year
rel.
notes
Elektra EKS 7216 WWCCM0625x The Travelers 3 1962 1B
Elektra EKS 7226 Open House 1962  
Elektra EKS 7236 Live, Live, Live 1963  
Capitol T2207/ST2207 New Sounds 1964  
Tradition 2074 Travelin' 1968  
Mamo MRCD-5 Ki Ho'Alu Journey 1995 1C
Na Kama Hele NKH-2 The One They Call Hawaii 2003 1C

JOSHUA FOX

Personnel

Jules Alexander
Mike Botts
Larry Hansen
Joe Lamanno
Tom Menefee
 

Singles

label & no. A & B sides year
rel.
notes
Tetragrammaton 1527 Moontime Bore / Goin' Down For Big Numbers 1968  
Tetragrammaton 1532 Don't Tell Me A Story / It's Just Meant To Be 1968  

Albums

label LP no. CD no. title year
rel.
notes
Tetragrammaton T-125 Joshua Fox 1968 2*

THE PLEASURE FAIR

Personnel

Group started out as "Robb and Tim" (i.e., Robb Royer and Timothy Hallinan). Then, with the addition of Michele Cochrane, they became "We Three." Adding Stephen Cohn, they became "The Rainy Day People" and then "The Pleasure Fair." (Other group names are possible along the way.) They tell the story in their own words starting here.

Singles

label & no. A & B sides year
rel.
notes
HBR 512 Junior Executive / I'm Telling It To You 1966 2A
Uni 55016 Morning Glory Days / Fade In Fade Out 1967  
Uni 55078 (I'm Gonna Have To) Let You Go / Today 1968  

Albums

label LP no. CD no. title year
rel.
notes
Uni 3009(mono)
73009(stereo)
The Pleasure Fair 1967 3* 4

THE MORNING GLORIES

Personnel

James Griffin is recognizable as lead singer on "You're So Young." See footnote 4A near bottom of page.

Single

label & no. A & B sides year
rel.
notes
Warner Bros. 7045 Love-In / You're So Young 1967 4A

BLACK TIE

Personnel

Many notable musicians contributed to the original album as well as its revision, including Robb Royer and Larry Knechtel. A promo photo circa 1990 shows the core members: Billy Swan, James Griffin and Randy Meisner. Charlie Rich, Jr. joined in 1992, and a promo photo of the quartet which appears on the "Black Tie Two" EP can be seen here.

Singles

label & no. A & B sides year
rel.
notes
Bench R 501
(promo item)
If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody / (same) 1985  
Bench BR-3-7 Chain Gang / Learning The Game 1990  
Details of other Black Tie singles have not been forthcoming. "I'm Sure Of You" (featuring Charlie Rich, Jr.) appeared circa 1992.

Albums

label LP no. CD no. title year
rel.
notes
Bench BR-001 When The Night Falls 1985 5*
Bench BRCD-101 When The Night Falls (revised) 1990  
none
indicated
none
indicated
Black Tie Two (3-song EP) 2006  

THE REMINGTONS

Personnel

James Griffin
Richard Mainegra
Rick Yancey – replaced in 1993 by Denny Henson

Singles

label & no. A & B sides year
rel.
notes
BNA 62063 A Long Time Ago / Takin' The Easy Way Out 1991  
BNA 62201 I Could Love You (With My Eyes Closed) /
Take A Little Love
1992  
BNA 62276 Two-Timin' Me / That's Easy For Me To Say 1992  
BNA 62431 Nobody Loves You When You're Free /
She's All I've Got Going Now
1993  
BNA 62527 Wall Around Her Heart / Lucky Boy 1993  

Albums

label LP no. CD no. title year
rel.
notes
BNA 61045 Blue Frontier 1992  
BNA 66152 Aim For The Heart 1993  

Other Noteworthy Albums

label CD no. description year
rel.
notes
BNA BDJ62183-2
(promo item)
The Remingtons: "Eternally Blue,"
  Interview and Open-Ended Interview.
1991  
BNA 66281 Various Artists: Sounds Of The Season.
  (Remingtons perform "Blue Christmas.")
1993  

GRIFFIN, YANCEY AND GUILBEAU (GYG)

Personnel

James Griffin
Rick Yancey
Ronnie Guilbeau

Albums

label LP no. CD no. title year
rel.
notes
none
indicated
none
indicated
Griffin, Yancey & Guilbeau 2003 6*

"Notes"

1 = This single became a big hit in Sweden. Check out the picture sleeve of the Swedish 45 here.

(This list is relevant
to footnote 6)

All You Gotta Do
Gettin' In The Wind
I'll Take Up (Where He
   Takes Off)
I'm A Train
Who's Gonna Know
Yesterday's Makeup
If She Thinks It Over
Marbeja
Call It Love
Down In The Sunken Road

1A = Each of the three Del-Fi hot-rod-oriented LPs were not only reissued on CD (as shown above) but were also collected together in 2004 by Collectors Choice Music on a 2-CD set with some good liner notes about the sessions.

1B = CD issued in 2005 by Collectors Choice Music.

1C = More information about these CDs can be found on the official Na Kama Hele website, and they can be ordered from CD Baby. While you're clicking around, also click here!

2 = Some photos of this rare LP: Front cover, back cover, and selected details from the back cover including personnel on the album.

2A = Released as by The Rainy Day People and produced by Leon Russell & J. J. Cale (by way of Snuff Garrett). More information is here.

3 = Go to the photo of the Pleasure Fair LP shown here. Links to additional photos of the covers and record labels are under this photo.

4 = The LP plus the two tracks from the second Pleasure Fair single (not on the LP) have been issued on a single CD in Japan, and one may find some information here, but it is best to check about availability by e-mail first.

4A = The Morning Glories are credited with this single which represents James Griffin in transition from one songwriting partner (Michael Z Gordon) to another (Robb Royer, whose pseudonym is shown on the record label). "You're So Young" uses the instrumental "Sunset and Clark" by The Leathercoated Minds as the backing track; thus the inclusion of J. J. Cale in the writers' credits. James Griffin's voice is recognizable as lead vocalist on "You're So Young" although I'm not so sure about the lead singer(s) on "Love-In." Members of The Eligibles (which included Ron Hicklin and Al Capps) are most likely the background singers. "Love-In" is an incredibly representative period piece from the "Summer of Love" which includes the lyric, "pass the pipe around and share it with your friends who were strangers before." (!)

5 = Some photos of this rare LP – the original version of what was later put out as a CD with rearrangements of some of the songs: Front cover, back cover, and selected details from the back cover including personnel on the album.

6 = The GYG CD is available here. Titles are shown in the yellow column above to the right; this list appears to be unavailable elsewhere on the web. I have seen a collection floating around that has "Is It Hot In Here Or Is It Just You" inserted. The GYG video for "Down In The Sunken Road" is here. In November 2003, James Griffin sent me a copy of a proposed GYG CD cover; click here. An early promotional copy with its plastic mailing case is shown here; personal phone number is hidden.


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John Lindquist, U.W.-Madison.