BEAU BRUMMELS


"Laugh Laugh"


SHORT BIOGRAPHY:

The Beau Brummels was formed around 1964 in San Francisco by guitarist Ron Elliot, singer Sal Valentino, guitarist Ron Meagher, bassist Declan Mulligan and drummer Jon Petersen.

In early 1965 Mulligan left the band and Meagher turned to the bass. They had two hit records in 1965 with "Laugh Laugh" and "Just a Little". They recorded two albums for the Autumn label before they signed to Warner Brothers in 1966. They split by the end of that year, but reformed again in 1967 with Van Dyke Parks taking Petersen´s place. This line-up was very short-lived and on the 1968 album "Bradley´s Barn" only Elliot and Valentino were left. They dissolved again, but in 1975 Elliot and Valentino reformed the band again to do one more album.

Band Members:

Ron Elliot: Born 1943. Composer, vocals, guitar. Ron was one of the founder members a key character in Beau Brummels history

Sal Valentino: Born - . Vocals. Sal was the other key member, and is featured on all B.B. albums

Ron Meagher: Born 1941. Guitar and bass . Meagher played the first 5 albums. Was back for a short while in the ealy 1970´s

Declan Mulligan: Bass. Left the band early 65, and is only featured on their first album

Jon Petersen: Born 1942. Drums. Left the band in 1966 and is featured only on the first 4 albums. He later joined Harpers Bizarre, but returned shortly to the reformed B.B.

Van Dyke Parks: Born 1941. Composer, singer and keyboards. Parks is featured on the "Triangle" album. He was never a permanent member

Don Irving: Is only featured on the 3rd album

Dan Levitt: Bass. Replaced Meagher in 1974



Discography:


1. Introducing B. B. - Autumn 1965

Tracks:
1. Laugh Laugh / 2. Still In Love With You Baby / 3. Just A Little / 4. Just Wait And See / 5. Oh Lonesome Me / 6. Aint That Loving You Baby / 7. Stick Like Glue / 8. Theyll Make You Cry / 9. Thats If You Want Me To / 10. I Want More Loving / 11. I Would Be Happy / 12. Not Too Long Ago / 13. Good Time Music (*) / 14. Gentle Wandering Ways (*) / 15. Fine With Me /16. Just A Little (Demo) / 17. It´s So Nice (*) / 18. How Many Times (*) / 19. She´s My Girl (*) / 20. News (*) / 21. I´ll Tell You (*) / 22. No Lonelier Man (*) / 23. She Loves Me (*) / 24. Tomorrow is Another Day (*) [*] = Bonus-track
Rating : 6


2. Vol. 2 - Autumn 1965

Tracks:
1. You Tell Me Why / 2. I Want You / 3. Doesn't Matter / 4. That's Alright / 5. Sometime at Night / 6. Can It Be / 7. Sad Little Girl / 8. Woman / 9. Don't Talk to Strangers / 10. I've Never Known / 11. When It Comes to Your Love / 12. In Good Time / 13. Dream On, Dream On [Mono][*] / 14. More Than Happy [Mono][*] / 15. Louie, Louie [Mono][*] / 16. Woman [*] / 17. When It Comes to Your Love [*] / 18. Can't Be So [Mono][*] / 19. Pity the Fool [Mono][*] / 20. I Cannot Hide [*] / 21. I Grow Old [2nd Vers.][*] / 22. She Sends Me [*] / 23. Cry Some [*] / 24. Hey Love [*]
Rating : 8


3. Beau Brummels ´66 - Warner 1966

Tracks:
1 You´ve Got to Hide Your Love Away / 2. Mr Tambourine Man / 3. Louie Louie / 4. Homeward Bound / 5. These Boots Are Made For Walking / 6. Yesterday / 7. Bang Bang / 8. Hang on Sloopy / 9. Play With Fire / 10. Woman / 11. Mrs Brown You´ve Got a Lovely Daughter / 12. Monday Monday
Rating :


4. Triangle - Warner 1967

Tracks:
1. Are You Happy / 2. Only Dreaming Now / 3. Painter Of Women / 4. The Keeper Of Time / 5. It Won't Get Better / 6. Nine Pound Hammer / 7. Magic Hollow / 8. And I've Seen Her / 9. Triangle / 10. The Wolf Of Velvet Fortune / 11. Old Kentucky Home
Rating : 4


5. Vol 44 - Vault 1967 (comp.)

Tracks:
1 Gentle Wandering Ways / 2. Fine With Me / 3. Dream on, Dream On, Dream / 4.I Want More Lovin´ / 5. I`ve Never Known / 6. Oh, Lonesome Me / 7. When it Comes to Your Love / 8. Doesn´t Matter / 9. More Than Happy / 10. That´s All Right / 11. Can It Be / 12. Louie Louie
Rating :


6. Bradley's Barn - Warner 1968

Tracks:
1. Turn Around / 2. An Added Attraction / 3. Deep Water / 4. Long Walking Down To Misery / 5. Little Bird / 6. Cherokee Girl / 7. I'm A Sleeper / 8. Loneliest Man In Town / 9. Love Can Fall A Long Way Down / 10. Jessica / 11. Bless You California
Rating : 7


7. Beau Brummels - Warner 1975

Tracks:
1. You Tell Me Why / 2. First In Line / 3. Wolf / 4. Down To The Bottom / 5. Tennessee Walker / 6. Singing Cowboy / 7. Goldrush / 8. The Lonely Side / 9. Gate Of Hearts / 10. Today By Day
Rating :


8. Good Time Music Vol 3 ( 66-68 ) - Line 1983

Tracks:
1. I Will Go / 2. Gentle Wandering Ways / 3. She Loves Me / 4. I Grow Old / 5. Lonely Man / 6. I´ll Tell You / 7. Sad Little Girl / 8. The Jerk / 9. Woman / 10. Dream On / 11. Good Time Music / 12. She Bends Me / 13. Love is Just a Game / 14. Can´t Be so Fine With Me / 15. Louie Louie
Rating : 7


Essential Albums!

Original albums as listed and rated on “Rate Your Music” - December 3 - 2014

110 Bradleys Barn - 1968
207 Triangle - 1967
219 Introducing - 1965
255Volume 21965
452 Beau Brummels- 1975
598Beau Brummels '661966
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My Suggestion For a 80 minutes (app.) Best Of Compilation
( Only Autumn Recordings!):


1. Just a Little ( Elliott/Durand ) Introducing
2. Don´t Talk to Strangers ( Elliot/Durand ) Volume 2
3. Stick Like Glue ( Elliott ) Introducing
4. Laugh, Laugh ( Elliott ) Introducing
5. You Tell Me Why ( Elliott ) Volume 2
6. Sad Little Girl ( Elliott ) Volume 2
7. When it Comes to Love ( Elliot ) Volume 2
8. Good Time Music ( Sebastian ) Good Time Music
9. They´ll Make You Cry ( Elliott ) Introducing
10. Not Too Long Ago ( Elliott ) Introducing
11. Doesn´t Matter ( Elliott ) Volume 2
12. In Good Time ( Elliott ) Volume 2
13. Gentle Wandering Ways ( Elliott ) Vol. 44
14. I Will Go ( Elliott ) Good Time Music
15. Still in Love With You Baby ( Elliott ) Introducing
16. I Want You ( Elliott ) Volume 2
17. That´s Alright ( Valentino ) Volume 2
18. Dream On, Dream On ( Elliott/Durand ) Vol. 44
19. Louie, Louie ( Berry ) Vol. 44
20. I Grow Old ( Elliott ) Good Time Music
21. Woman ( Elliott/Durand ) Good Time Music
22. She Sends Me ( Elliott ) Good Time Music
23. Turn Around ( Durand/Elliot ) Bradley´s Barn
24. Love Can Fall a Long Way Down ( Durand/Elliot ) Bradley´s Barn
25. Deep Water ( Valentino/Elliot ) Bradley´s Barn
26. Triangle ( Elliot/Valentino ) Triangle
27. My Old Kentucky Home ( Newman ) Triangle
28. Sad Litlle Girl - alt ( Elliott ) Good Time Music
29. It´s So Nice ( Valentino ) Introducing
30. I´ll Tell You ( Elliott ) Introducing

LINKS:

Beau Brummels Timeline!

Beau Brummels Discography

Fabulous Beau Brummels

Sundazed B. B.


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