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SR-61129: Out Of Crank / Keith

[Front Cover] Label Type : red Mercury type B1
Matrix Number : SIDE-A SR 61129-A- M1    MR    II    E
SIDE-B SR 61129-B- M1    MR    I    E



Comments

a cut-out hole on jacket cover. with original Mercury inner sleeve.

Inside The Groove

One of the fine products backed up with famous producers Jerry Ross.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

It's Keith's second album, a follower of his famous 1st album “98.6 / Ain't Gonna Lie”. Like the 1st album, this contains many pure Pop tunes. It's a nice example of late-1960's Soft Rock in the U.S. I love this kind of sound too much.

And we must note the great producer Jerry Ross. Maybe he is one of the important key-person in the 1960s, in a sense he was a “bridge” or “missing link” between Pops (with some Soul) in the 1960s and Philadelphia Soul in the 1970s. As a matter of fact, look at the name of the songwriters of B-4: you can see Kenny Gamble's name along with Jerry Ross himself.

Strictly Personal Rating (to what extent I could enjoy this album)

9 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 2-40178 Sugar Man (D. Randell - S. Linzer) 2:14
A-2 2-40004 Candy Candy (A. Wayne - J. Ross) 2:33
A-3 2-40002 Easy As Pie (B. Carl - J. Ross - D. Cohen) 2:23
A-4 2-40179 Making Every Minute Count (J. Morier) 2:30
A-5 2-40006 Hope Girl (V. Mellrose - D. Hess) 2:25
SIDE-B
B-1 2-40005 Sweet And Sour (M. Barkan - V. Mellrose) 2:18
B-2 2-40010 There's Always Tomorrow (J. Renzetti - J. Ross) 2:40
B-3 2-40001 Daylight Savin' Time (M. Shuman - J. Ross) 2:49
B-4 2-40007 Times Gone Bye (Gamble - Ross) 2:15
B-5 2-40008 Happy Walking Around (B. Keefer) 2:35
B-6 2-40009 Be My Girl (Spector - Sands) 2:25

Personnel


Personnel/recorded date/master numbers confirmed with the Ruppli's discography.
(“The Mercury Labels - A Discography” by Ruppli and Novitsky, Greenwood Press, 1993)

Recent CD reissue (Cherry Red RPM-273) contains all tracks from MG-21102 / SR-61102, MG-21129 / SR-61129, plus a few more tracks previously available only on 45rpm.

Keith (vo).
Arranged by Jimmy Wisner (A-1, A-2, A-4, A-5, B-1) and by Joe Renzetti (A-3, B-2, B-3, B-4, B-5, B-6)

A-1, A-4: Recorded in July 1967.
All the rest: Recorded on May 8, 1967.

The Artist Also Appears on...

Keith (vo) :
  • Mercury MG-21102 / SR-61102 : 98.6 / Ain't Gonna Lie
  • Mercury MG-21129 / SR-61129 : Out Of Crank





Jackets

Front Back
[SR-61129 FRONT] [SR-61129 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[SR-61129 A] [SR-61129 B]



Inner Sleeve

Front Back
[SR-61129 FRONT SLEEVE] [SR-61129 BACK SLEEVE]

MATSUBAYASHI 'Shaolin' Kohji <shaolin@rhythmaning.org>
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