Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sam The Sham & The Pharaons - On Tour (1965)




Liner Notes:It has been said that a recording artist's professional life is very short. Success comes fast but so does oblivion. It has also been said that in the recording profession the artist burns out easily because the quick success the business affords also corrupts. It corrupts because success usually moves the artist out of the realm of reality-brings him money, fame, adulation, and builds a wall between him and the world. If his performance is separated from the world, he has nothing to say to it, and there is nothing coming from him it wants to listen to.
It has been said-but it won't, when it comes to Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs. Success came fast for the group and with it money, fame and adulation. But the boys didn't lose touch with their audience. Nor did they lose their ability to communicate with it.
The communication lines between Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs and the world at large were set up last year when they broke through with "Wooly Bully" and it has been flowing continually since. "Wooly Bully" was listed as the top-selling record of 1965 in Billboard's year-end survey which is, in itself, hard to top for openers. It also leaves a so-called hot-shot recording group wide open for cynical comments like "Where do you go from here, boys?"
Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs quickly showed that as hot-shot as they may have been with "Wooly Bully," they weren't one-shot.
Hit records followed and with them came a strengthening of the group's ties with its audience. (A perfect example in this LP is "Red Hot".)Each record has lengthened their career potential. Each record has put them closer in touch with the world and this album shows that these are the ties that bind for a long, long time.
Mike Gross, Editor, Billboard



1. Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs - Red Hot (2:16)
2. Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs - Big Blue Diamonds (2:30)
3. Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs - Over You (2:35)
4. Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs - Big City Lights (2:44)
5. Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs - Like You Used To (2:28)
6. Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs - Please Accept My Love (1:59)
7. Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs - Ring Dang Doo (2:26)
8. Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs - Save The Last Dance For Me (2:25)
9. Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs - Let's Talk It Over (2:12)
10. Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs - Mystery Train (2:09)
11. Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs - Can't Make Enough (1:56)
12. Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs - Uncle Willie (2:18)
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