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  • As this listing is probably incomplete, additional information is gladly accepted.
  • Numbers in "Notes" column are explained in the footnotes at the bottom of the page. An asterisk (*) by the number indicates some special links to multiple photos of the record.

GROUPS CONSIDERED ON THIS PAGE (so far)

Discographical information about early David Gates groups where he is featured as lead singer (Accents, Vibes, Country Boys, Manchesters) is on the Solo and Duo Page in order to give a more coherent view of his early singing career.

A couple occasionally-asked questions that I have not been able to answer satisfactorily enough:

Does The Pleasure Fair "fill in" for The Curtain Calls on the B-side of the latter's single "Sock It To Me Sunshine"/"Say What You See"? Beyond the fact that two of the Pleasure Fair members wrote "Say What You See" and both sides were arranged by their old producer (David Gates), involvement by The Pleasure Fair may have been minimal. I haven't seen the session details, however.

How about the single by The Sunshine Trolley? Is that David Gates singing "Cover Me Babe?" The singer just sounds like him somewhat. There is no Bread involvement on this single, although David Gates and James Griffin can be heard in the movie soundtrack.

A little more information on both of these records is on the main page of this site.


THE FENCEMEN

Personnel

Russell Bridges (Leon Russell)
Chuck Blackwell
David Gates
Billy Strange

Singles

label & no.A & B sidesyear
rel.
notes
Liberty 55509Swingin' Gates / Bach N' Roll19621
Liberty 55535Sunday Stranger / Sour Grapes1962 

(Albums?)


THE AVALANCHES

Personnel

Al deLory (piano)
Billy Strange (guitar)
Tommy Tedesco (guitar)
Wayne Burdick (guitar)
David Gates (Fender bass)
Hal Blaine (drums)

Singles

label & no.A & B sidesyear
rel.
notes
Warner Bros. 5407Avalanche / Baby, It's Cold Outside1964 

Albums

labelLP no.CD no.titleyear
rel.
notes
Warner Bros.1525Ski Surfin'1963? 

THE DE-FENDERS

Personnel (most tracks)

Tommy Tedesco (lead guitar)
David Gates (rhythm guitar)
Russell Bridges (Leon Russell) (keyboards)
Ray Pohlman (bass)
Hal Blaine (drums)

Singles

label & no.A & B sidesyear
rel.
notes
Del-Fi 4226Little Deuce Coupe / (Hayburner – by the Deuce Coupes)1963 

Albums

labelLP no.CD no.titleyear
rel.
notes
Del-FiDFLP/DFST 1242DFCD 70242-2Drag Beat19631A

THE DEUCE COUPES

Personnel

Lolly Vegas (guitar)
Glen Campbell (guitar)
David Gates (guitar)
Dale Hallcom (bass)
Pat Vegas (bass)
Earl Palmer (drums)
Mike Rubini (keyboards)
Russell Bridges (Leon Russell) (keyboards)
Plas Johnson (sax)
Personnel listed above for "The De-Fenders" possibly recorded some tracks.

Albums

labelLP no.CD no.titleyear
rel.
notes
Del-FiDFLP/DFST 1243DFCD 70243-2Hotrodder's Choice19631A

THE DARTS

Personnel

Glen Campbell (guitar)
Larry Bright (guitar)
Probably also David Gates and others
    listed for the above two groups.

Albums

labelLP no.CD no.titleyear
rel.
notes
Del-FiDFLP/DFST 1244DFCD 70244-2Hollywood Drag19631A

THE VANGUARD VOYAGERS

Personnel

David Gates
(info needed on other members)

Singles

label & no.A & B sidesyear
rel.
notes
Warner Bros. 5429Hootenanny 1984 / Bluebells And Bluegrass1964 
Warner Bros. 5498Dixie Blue / Country Squire1965? 

(Albums?)


THE TRAVELERS 3

Personnel

Pete Apo
Charlie Oyama
Dick Shirley – replaced in 1964 by Joe Lamanno
Mike Botts (joined in 1964; not on Elektra LPs below)
(A pre-Botts photo is shown here.)

Personnel as of 1995 – band renamed NA KAMA HELE

Pete Apo
Charlie Oyama
Mike Botts
Joe Lamanno
Rick Cunha

(Singles?)

Albums

labelLP no.CD no.titleyear
rel.
notes
ElektraEKS 7216WWCCM0625xThe Travelers 319621B
ElektraEKS 7226Open House1962 
ElektraEKS 7236Live, Live, Live1963 
CapitolT2207/ST2207New Sounds1964 
Tradition2074Travelin'1968 
MamoMRCD-5Ki Ho'Alu Journey1995 
Na Kama HeleNKH-2The One They Call Hawaii2003 

JOSHUA FOX

Personnel

Jules Alexander
Mike Botts
Larry Hansen
Joe Lamanno
Tom Menefee
 

Singles

label & no.A & B sidesyear
rel.
notes
Tetragrammaton 1527Moontime Bore / Goin' Down For Big Numbers1968 
Tetragrammaton 1532Don't Tell Me A Story / It's Just Meant To Be1968 

Albums

labelLP no.CD no.titleyear
rel.
notes
TetragrammatonT-125Joshua Fox19682*

THE PLEASURE FAIR

Personnel

Group started out as "Robb and Tim" (i.e., Robb Royer and Timothy Hallinan). Then, with the addition of Michele Cochrane, they became "We Three." Adding Stephen Cohn, they became "The Rainy Day People" and then "The Pleasure Fair." (Other group names are possible along the way.) They tell the story in their own words starting here.

Singles

label & no.A & B sidesyear
rel.
notes
HBR 512Junior Executive / I'm Telling It To You19662A
Uni 55016Morning Glory Days / Fade In Fade Out1967 
Uni 55078(I'm Gonna Have To) Let You Go / Today1968 

Albums

labelLP no.CD no.titleyear
rel.
notes
Uni3009(mono)
73009(stereo)
The Pleasure Fair19673* 4

THE MORNING GLORIES

Personnel

James Griffin is recognizable as lead singer on "You're So Young." See footnote 4A near bottom of page.

Single

label & no.A & B sidesyear
rel.
notes
Warner Bros. 7045Love-In / You're So Young19674A

BLACK TIE

Personnel

Many notable musicians contributed to the original album as well as its revision, including Robb Royer and Larry Knechtel. A promo photo circa 1990 shows the core members: Billy Swan, James Griffin and Randy Meisner. Charlie Rich, Jr. joined in 1992.

Singles

label & no.A & B sidesyear
rel.
notes
Bench R 501
(promo item)
If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody / (same)1985 
Bench BR-3-7Chain Gang / Learning The Game1990 
Details of other Black Tie singles have not been forthcoming. "I'm Sure Of You" (featuring Charlie Rich, Jr.) appeared circa 1992.

Albums

labelLP no.CD no.titleyear
rel.
notes
BenchBR-001When The Night Falls19855*
BenchBRCD-101When The Night Falls (revised)1990 
none
indicated
none
indicated
Black Tie Two2006 

THE REMINGTONS

Personnel

James Griffin
Richard Mainegra
Rick Yancey – replaced in 1993 by Denny Henson

Singles

label & no.A & B sidesyear
rel.
notes
BNA 62063A Long Time Ago / Takin' The Easy Way Out1991 
BNA 62201I Could Love You (With My Eyes Closed) /
Take A Little Love
1992 
BNA 62276Two-Timin' Me / That's Easy For Me To Say1992 
BNA 62431Nobody Loves You When You're Free /
She's All I've Got Going Now
1993 
BNA 62527Wall Around Her Heart / Lucky Boy1993 

Albums

labelLP no.CD no.titleyear
rel.
notes
BNA61045Blue Frontier1992 
BNA66152Aim For The Heart1993 

Other Noteworthy Albums

labelCD no.descriptionyear
rel.
notes
BNABDJ62183-2
(promo item)
The Remingtons: "Eternally Blue,"
  Interview and Open-Ended Interview.
1991 
BNA66281Various Artists: Sounds Of The Season.
  (Remingtons perform "Blue Christmas.")
1993 

GRIFFIN, YANCEY AND GUILBEAU (GYG)

Personnel

James Griffin
Rick Yancey
Ronnie Guilbeau

Albums

labelLP no.CD no.titleyear
rel.
notes
none
indicated
none
indicated
GYG (Griffin, Yancey & Guilbeau)20036* 7

Notes

1 = This single became a big hit in Sweden. Check out the picture sleeve of the Swedish 45 here.

(This list is relevant
to footnote 6)

All You Gotta Do
Gettin' In The Wind
I'll Take Up (Where He
   Takes Off)
I'm A Train
Who's Gonna Know
Yesterday's Makeup
If She Thinks It Over
Marbeja
Call It Love
Down In The Sunken Road

1A = Each of the three Del-Fi hot-rod-oriented LPs were not only reissued on CD (as shown above) but were also collected together in 2004 by Collectors Choice Music on a 2-CD set with some good liner notes about the sessions.

1B = CD issued in 2005 by Collectors Choice Music.

2 = Some photos of this rare LP: Front cover, back cover, and selected details from the back cover including personnel on the album.

2A = Released as by The Rainy Day People and produced by Leon Russell & J. J. Cale (by way of Snuff Garrett). More information is here.

3 = Go to the photo of the Pleasure Fair LP shown here. Links to additional photos of the covers and record labels are under this photo.

4 = The LP plus the two tracks from the second Pleasure Fair single (not on the LP) have been issued on a single CD in Japan, and one may find some information here, but it is best to check about availability by e-mail first.

4A = The Morning Glories are credited with this single which represents James Griffin in transition from one songwriting partner (Michael Z Gordon) to another (Robb Royer, whose pseudonym is shown on the record label). "You're So Young" uses the instrumental "Sunset and Clark" by The Leathercoated Minds as the backing track; thus the inclusion of J. J. Cale in the writers' credits. James Griffin's voice is recognizable as lead vocalist on "You're So Young" although I'm not so sure about the lead singer(s) on "Love-In." Members of The Eligibles (which included Ron Hicklin and Al Capps) are most likely the background singers. "Love-In" is an incredibly representative period piece from the "Summer of Love" which includes the lyric, "pass the pipe around and share it with your friends who were strangers before." (!)

5 = Some photos of this rare LP – the original version of what was later put out as a CD with rearrangements of some of the songs: Front cover, back cover, and selected details from the back cover including personnel on the album.

6 = The original GYG CD is available here. Titles are shown in the yellow column above to the right; this list appears to be unavailable elsewhere on the web. I have seen a collection floating around that has "Is It Hot In Here Or Is It Just You" inserted. The GYG video for "Down In The Sunken Road" is here. In November 2003, James Griffin sent me a copy of a proposed GYG CD cover; click here. An early promotional copy with its plastic mailing case is shown here; personal phone number is hidden.

7 = The updated (2020) GYG CD is Volume Four of the "Jimmy Griffin Archive Series." Go here for more information.


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John Lindquist, U.W.-Madison.