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ILRS#71 – The Sound of Jimmy Griffin
Jimmy Griffin – All My Loving (Reprise)
Jimmy Griffin – These Are The Times (Imperial)
Gentrys – Make Up Your Mind (MGM)
Astronauts – Main Street (WB)
Beethoven Soul – Dreams (Dot)
Morning Glories – Love In (WB)
Morning Glories – You’re So Young (WB)
Lesley Gore – Brink of Disaster (Mercury)
Rudy Vallee – Who Likes Good Pop Music (Viva)
Sagittarius – Hotel Indiscreet (Columbia)
Harpers Bizarre – Jessie (WB)*
The Surprise Package – The Other Me (Columbia)
James Griffin – The Light of Your Mind (Viva)
James Griffin – Thank You Love (Viva)
James Arthur Griffin – The Miracle Worker (Viva)
James Arthur Griffin – Lookin’ So Much Better (Viva)
The Surprise Package – East Side West Side (Columbia)
Roosters – Love Machine (Philips)
Harper and Rowe – Love Machine (World Pacific)
Michael J James – Get the Message (UNI) also Sagittarius)
Bread – Could I (Elektra)
Bread – Friends and Lovers (Elektra)
Bread – The Last Time (Elektra)
Bread – Call On Me (Elektra)
Slade – Could I (Polydor)
Carpenters – For All We Know (A&M)
Welcome to this month’s episode of the Iron Leg Radio Show.
This tiime out we have a very special show, dedicated to the music of Jimmy Griffin, from his earliest solo recordings, through his songwriting collaborations with Michael Z. Gordon and Robb Royer, on into his time with Bread.
Griffin was one of the most talented songwriters of the era, and you might be surprised by a few of the things he wrote and/or performed and the people he intersected with, from JJ Cale, to Lesley Gore, to Curt Boettcher, Rudy Vallee and the Carpenters.
As always, I hope you dig it, and I’ll see you next week.
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*In this episode I speculate that the Harper’s Bizarre track ‘Jessie’ was a Van Dyke Parks arrangement. I have since found out that it was in fact arranged by Bob Thompson.