среда, 25 декабря 2013 г.

The Union Gap Featuring Gary Puckett - Woman, Woman (1968) 

Artist: The Union Gap
Album: Woman, Woman
Label: Columbia
Catalog#: CS 9612
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Country: US
Released: 1968
Genre: Pop Rock, Beat
Duration: 00:31:51

The chain of command for The Union Gap begins with General Gary Puckett. who is the lead singer and guitarist. Next is Sergeant Dwight Bement. the tenor sax man,and then Corporal Kerry Chater, who handles the bass guitar detail. Two privates round out this big-sounding, exciting group-Gary("Mutha") Withem on Woodwinds and piano and Paul Wheatbread on drums.
This quintet was formed in San Diego. California, in january 1967, and took its name from the historic town of Union Gap, Washington. Dressed in Civil War uniforms. The group attracted a large following as they swept down from the "north" into "southern" California. Their unusual sound and exuberant performance made their very first single record Woman, Woman, a big hit.
In addition to being the group's leader. Minnesota-born Puckett is an accomplished songwriter, with over 30 songs to his credit. Bement a former music major at San Diego State, made his musical debut in a "5th grade assembly where I played the Marine Hymn on the clarinet" Canadian-born Chater admits that he loves "driving my new Corvette around early morning" and "would like to be the best composer-arranger around." Gary "Muth" Withem ("They call me Mutha because I love pickles and ice cream") was a music teacher before joining the group. Adept on the drums and all percussion instruments, Wheatbread loves "motorcycles, sports, cars and music with a feeling."
As you listen to this album, you will realize that Woman, Woman was just the first step in what promises to be a sensational career for this group as they now make their way toward the top.

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  Side One:
A1. Woman, Woman 03:15
A2. M'Lady 03:21
A3. By The Time I Get To Phoenix 02:58
A4. Paindrops 02:49
A5. Believe Me 02:03
A6. I Want A New Day 02:24
  Side Two:
B1. You Better Sit Down Kids 04:07
B2. Kentucky Woman 02:33
B3. My Son 03:02
B4. To Love Somebody 02:41
B5. Don't Make Promises 02:32

     Manufactured By – CBS
     Engineer – Brian Ross-Myring, Tom May
     Photography By [Cover] – Don Hunstein
     Producer – Jerry Fuller

Arranged By – Al Capps
Bass Guitar –
Kerry Chater
Drums –
Paul Wheatbread, Jim Gordon 
Lead Vocals, Guitar, Leader –
Gary Puckett
Tenor Saxophone –
Dwight Bement
Woodwind, Piano –
Gary "Mutha" Withem

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