15 comments on “Bit-A-Sweet – Out of Sight, Out of Mind

  1. “This is the kind of record that carries with it the very spirit of the mid-60’s, right before everyone stopped shaving and started getting serious.”

    Great line and oh so true. I’d never heard this before but it’s indeed a pretty great one. I’ll keep my eyes peeled on the off chance that a copy ever turns up around here.

  2. Hi,

    I couldn’t disagree with you more when you say the Bit-A-Sweet version of this song, ‘Out of Sight, Out of Mind’ is far superior to the Limey and the Yanks version. Infact, ‘Out of Sight, Out of Mind’ was recorded by three groups, with the Bit-A-Sweet version the worse one. The Limey and the Yanks version being by far the best. To each there own I guess. Peace!

    Javi

  3. Hey,

    Although subjective, Javi, your view is respectable.
    However, in order to enforce ours, could you lead us to the third group?
    Most grateful.

    Hail Larry!

  4. Larry, The third group was The Marauders. Limey and The Yanks first made the song in 1966 and then The Marauders and Bit-A-Sweet sang their version in 1967.

    Cheers, Javi

  5. Thanks for posting this Larry. My husband is the bass guitar player in the band and lead singer in this song – Mitch London. Hopefully he will get back to you soon and leave a message on your blog. Thanks for the kind words. Happy New Year!

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  7. I agree with Larry, the use of the fuzz+the organ riff at the end of the chorus make the Bit A Sweet’s version superior to the others! thanks for posting it! m.t. wallet

  8. We’re most grateful that folks see fit to keep the memory of the Bit’ A Sweet alive. Thanks for the kind thoughts. Best regards, Mitch London – Bassist Bit’ A Sweet – Pembroke Pines, FL

    • The flip to the track you are disscusing – which as you all know is called ” is it on – is it off ” is getting lots of recent plays on the UK Northern soul scene.

      The value of this old 45 will and has already increased with demand from the UK !

      What a storming stomping soulful 45 !

      Best from Mossy

      (It took me 3 years to find a decent MGM copy after hearing it)

      • I find it hard to fathom the idea that this song that we recorded so very many years ago is still bringing folks a few minutes of the good ‘ol times. Keep the Faith!

        BTW, R&B was really more of the true nature of the band as we had our musical roots covering all the tunes during the early sixties There were lots of R&B and Gospel inspired tunes on the charts in those days, just before the English Invasion.

        In the New York music scene we were known as a “blue eyed soul band’ .

        Best Regards to All!
        Mitch London
        former bass player
        Bit”A Sweet

      • Here’s an update for anyone who is interested in what’s become of the Bit’ A Sweet band members.
        I recently spent the day with former band-mate and drummer Russ Leslie, and also had occassion to speak with former guitarist/organist Denny DeRespino. Both are OK and we had quite a good time reminiscing about the good ol’ days.

        My, how time flies!

        Mitch London
        Bit’A Sweet

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