Saturday, April 10, 2010

1910 Fruitgum Company - The Best Of


The prototypical bubblegum group, the 1910 Fruitgum Company was the brainchild of Buddah Records house producers Jerry Kasenetz and Jeff Katz, also the masterminds behind such phenoms as the Ohio Express and the Music Explosion.

The Kasenetz-Katz formula was a simple one: they enlisted anonymous studio musicians (in this case, vocalists Mark Gutkowski and Joey Levine -- also the singer in the Ohio Express -- along with guitarists Frank Jeckell, Pat Karwan, and Chuck Travis, horn player Larry Ripley, and drummers Rusty Oppenheimer and Floyd Marcus), and prolifically recorded lightweight, fluffy pop songs which found an eager audience in fans looking for an alternative to the edgier rock music of the late '60s. With the 1910 Fruitgum Company, the Kasenetz-Katz team scored their first major hit, the 1968 Top Five smash "Simon Says," launching the bubblegum craze; that same year they also scored with the singles "1, 2, 3 Red Light" and "Goody Goody Gumdrops," all three issued as title tracks from the group's first trio of LPs. 1969's "Indian Giver," the title cut from the Fruitgum Company's fourth album, was their last Top Five hit, and after one last LP, Hard Ride, the group disbanded; some of its members later resurfaced in the Kasenetz-Katz Singing Orchestral Circus.



1. 1910 Fruitgum Company - Simon Says (2:18)

2. 1910 Fruitgum Company - Reflections From The Looking (3:04)

3. 1910 Fruitgum Company - May I Take A Giant Step (2:27)

4. 1910 Fruitgum Company - (Poor Old) Mr. Jensen (2:18)

5. 1910 Fruitgum Company - Bubble Gum World (2:22)

6. 1910 Fruitgum Company - Pop Goes The Weasel (2:01)

7. 1910 Fruitgum Company - Magic Windmill (2:22)

8. 1910 Fruitgum Company - Keep Your Thoughts On The Bri (2:22)

9. 1910 Fruitgum Company - 1, 2, 3 Red Light (2:12)

10. 1910 Fruitgum Company - The Mighty Quinn (3:03)

11. 1910 Fruitgum Company - The Song Song (2:34)

12. 1910 Fruitgum Company - Take Away (2:25)

13. 1910 Fruitgum Company - 9, 10, Lets Do It Again (2:09)

14. 1910 Fruitgum Company - Yummy Yummy Yummy (2:20)

15. 1910 Fruitgum Company - Goody Goody Gumdrops (2:18)

16. 1910 Fruitgum Company - (Play Our Song) Mr. Music Man (2:53)

17. 1910 Fruitgum Company - A, B, C, I Love You (3:12)

18. 1910 Fruitgum Company - Liza (2:21)

19. 1910 Fruitgum Company - Hot Diggty Dog (2:29)

20. 1910 Fruitgum Company - Dee-Licious (2:22)

21. 21 - 1910 Fruitgum Company - Please Me, Tease Me

22. 22 - 1910 Fruitgum Company - Indian Giver

23. 23 - 1910 Fruitgum Company - Special Delivery

24. 24 - 1910 Fruitgum Company - 1910 Cotton Candy Castle

25. 25 - 1910 Fruitgum Company - Sweet Lovin

26. 26 - 1910 Fruitgum Company - The Train

27. 27 - 1910 Fruitgum Company - Don`t Have To Run And Hide

28. 28 - 1910 Fruitgum Company - When We Get Married
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