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SR-61183: Without Rhyme Or Reason b/w Anything You Choose
/ Spanky And Our Gang

[Front Cover] Label Type : Mercury custom
Matrix Number : SIDE-A SR-61183-A3 II-II
SIDE-1 SR-61183-B1 II-I -1A    MR



Comments

writing on back cover.

custom label (to fit custom innersleeve?)

with custom Mercury inner sleeve.

Interestingly this is maybe double-A-side album:

  • one side is “Side A”, the other is “Side 1”
  • the title is “Without Rhyme Or Reason b/w Anything You Choose”,
    but the very front cover says “Anything You Choose b/w Without Rhyme Or Reason”
  • you see the original sticker on the cover which says
    “Spanky and Our Gang's New Album featuring Anything You Choose”

BTW, the re-issued CD starts with “Leopard Skin Phones”, treating Side-1 as a start side.

Inside The Groove

Their marvellous 3rd album, with perfect construction.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

Followed by their famous great album SR-61161 “Like To Get To Know You”, they continued to record a new album. However, the leader Malcom Hale (lead-g, vo) died just before the recordings.

The rest of the members still continued to record this album, and the result is truly impressive. Their wide variety of musical background still sits there, and perfection of a totality throughout the album is great.

You can start listening to this album both from “Side-A” and “Side-1”, and you'll get much satisfaction with their best effort.

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

9 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 Anything You Choose (Scharf) 2:46
A-2 Ans She's Mine (Hodges) 2:34
A-3 Yesterday's Rain (Baker) 3:20
A-4 Hong Kong Blues (Carmichael) 3:45
A-5 Nowhere To Go (Scharf) 0:50
A-6 Give A Damn (Scharf) 3:33
SIDE-1
1-1 Leopard Skin Phones (Baker - Hodges) 2:55
1-2 But Back Then (Little Brother Montgomery) 1:08
1-3 Mecca Flat Blues (Montgomery - McFarlene) 3:21
1-4 Without Rhyme Or Reason (Landsman - Dorough) 2:29
1-5 1-3-5-8 (Pedagogical Round #2) (Dorough) 1:09
1-6 Jane (Scharf) 3:08
1-7 Since You've Gone (Scharf) 4:35

Personnel


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

Spanky And Our Gang:
Spanky (Elaine) McFarlane (vo) with Malcom Hale (lead-g, vo), Nigel Pickering (g, vo), John Seiter (ds, vo), Kenny Hodges (b, g, vo), Lefty Banker (g, banjo, vo).

Produced by Stuart Scharf and Bob Dorough.
Sound by Joe Sidore.






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Front Back
[SR-61183 FRONT] [SR-61183 BACK]



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Side A Side 1
[SR-61183 A] [SR-61183 1]



Inner Sleeve

Front Back
[SR-61183 FRONT SLEEVE] [SR-61183 BACK SLEEVE]

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