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Various - Happy Lovin Time: Sunshine Pop From The Garpax Vaults - Big Beat cd

Big Beat makes a long overdue foray back into the copious vaults of maverick pop personage Gary S. Paxton, this time focusing on late 60s production pop. The workaholic engineer/arranger/producer left a tremendous cache of such material in his vault, all bearing his unique and idiosyncratic trademark of quality. The compilation Happy Lovin Time celebrates this overlooked aspect of Paxton's capabilities, with a remarkable selection of his production work in the genre between 1966 and 1970. Most tracks employ the same crack session team that appeared on Paxton-engineered hits by the Association, Tommy Roe and others and some feature familiar names. Among Paxton's collaborators was popmeister Curt Boettcher, who is showcased on here on two rare demos. Paxton also produced the influential vocal quartet the Four Freshmen, dragging them into the 60s with records such as the groovy Nowhere To Go. The producer s secret weapon in the later 1960s was writer Kenny Johnson, who contributed a wealth of strong material to visiting acts including the Canadian groups the Jay Bees, New Wing and Privilege, as well as his own recordings under such various guises as the Bogart Cult, Homogenized Dirt and Bakersfield Poppy Pickers. Detailed liner notes by compiler Alec Palao explain the manner in which much of the contents came to be recorded, and overall, Happy Lovin Time is a fun-filled, eminently listenable package that will delight any fan of 60s sunshine pop.
1. Make Up Your Mind - Augie Moreno
2. Dandelion Wine - The Whatt Four
3. The Thinking Animal - The New Wing
4. Christina, In My Dreams - Curt Boettcher
5. Happy Lovin Time - The Black Box
6. Ostrich People - The Chocolate Tunnel
7. She Loves Me - Dave Antrell
8. How Many Times - Jim Gordon
9. Games - The Bogart Cult
10. Bad Sign - The Jay Bees
11. Am I Wastin My Time - Johnny Apollo
12. Clean Up Your Own Backyard - The Bakersfield Poppy Pickers
13. Nowhere To Go - The Four Freshmen
14. Is It Love - Willie & The Walkers
15. Savin (Everything For You Girl) - The Lords
16. Stay - Curt Boettcher
17. You Take Things Lightly Babe - Dave Antrell
18. The Highly Successful Young Rupert White - The Privilege
19. Is It Better To Live Or To Die - Mary Saxton
20. Don't Put Me Down - The Lords
21. It's Written All Over My Face - The Bakersfield Poppy Pickers
22. Who Do You Think You Are - The Jay Bees
23. Dirt Beneath My Feet - Homogenized Dirt
24. I Never Wanna Hurt You - Dave Antrell

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