Friday, March 29, 2019

The Ivy League - This Is The Ivy League (1965-67 uk, beautiful harmony vocal beat roots 'n' roll, 2007 japan remaster with extra tracks)

The British pop trio Ivy League consisted of members John Carter, Ken Lewis (previous members of Carter-Lewis and the Southerners), and Perry Ford. All three members were session singers who possessed high-pitched singing voices, forming the group in 1964. Although an initial single quickly disappeared from sight, their second single, "Funny How Love Can Be," turned out to be a surprise U.K. Top Ten hit. Further hits followed, including "That's Why I'm Crying" and a cover of "Tossin' And Turnin'," the latter of which hit number three on the U.K. charts. 

The original trio managed to only release a single full-length album, 1965's This Is the Ivy League, before both Carter and Lewis left the group a year later. With replacement members Tony Burrows and Neil Landon taking the recently departed original members' places, the Ivy League issued two more full-lengths, 1967's Sounds of the Ivy League and 1969's Tomorrow Is Another Day. They scored another minor hit, "Willow Tree," before changing their name to the Flowerpot Men. In the '80s, fans of the group were confused by a band going by the name of the Ivy League which performed the group's hits at nightclubs, even though none of the group's earlier members were involved. During the '90s, several best-of compilations surfaced, including 1998's 43-track Major League: the Collectors' Ivy League. 
by Greg Prato
1. Almost Grown (Chuck Berry) - 2:23
2. That's Why I'm Crying - 2:37
3. The Floral Dance (Katie Moss) - 2:52
4. What More Do You Want - 2:40
5. Lulu's Back In Town (Al Dubin, Harry Warren) - 1:26
6. We're Having A Party (Donald K. Epstein) - 2:02
7. Don't Worry Baby (Brian Wilson, Roger Christian) - 3:09
8. Make Love - 2:51
9. Don't Think Twice It's Alright (Bob Dylan) - 2:39
10.Funny How Love Can Be (John Carter, Ken Lewis) - 2:09
11.My Old Dutch (Albert Chevalier) - 1:27
12.Dance To The Locomotion (Billy Barberis, Bobby Weinstein, Teddy Randazzo) - 2:31
13.Lonely Room - 1:58
14.A Girl Like You (Perry Ford) - 2:03
15.Tossing And Turning - 2:28
16.Graduation Day - 2:16
17.Our Love Is Slipping Away - 2:53
18.Running Round In Circles - 2:13
19.Willow Tree - 2:32
20.My World Fell Down - 2:52
21.Four And Twent Hours (John Carter, Perry Ford) - 2:35
22.Suddenly Things (Perry Ford) - 3:14
All songs by John Carter, Ken Lewis, Perry Ford except where noted

The Ivy League
*John Carter - Vocals
*Perry Ford - Vocals
*Ken Lewis - Vocals, Guitar
*Mick O'Nell - Organ
*Mickey Keene - Lead Guitar
*Dave Winter - Bass
*Clem Cattini - Drums

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