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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • SKU: LIB-5009
  • Format: LP (Reissue)
  • UPC: 089353500924
  • Street Date: 03/10/23
  • PreBook Date: 02/03/23
  • Label: Liberation Hall »
  • Genre: Pop/Rock
  • Run Time: 33:28 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 1967
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot: 30
  • Territory: WORLD
  • Language: English

 

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John Fred & His Playboy Band - Judy In Disguise With Glasses

John Fred was a resident garage band leader in New Orleans throughout the 1960s and had a #1 bubblegum pop rock single.

John Fred & His Playboy Band - Judy In Disguise With Glasses
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PURPLE VINYL. A native of Louisiana, John Fred was born in Baton Rogue and was a resident garage band leader in New Orleans throughout the 1960s. He and his Playboy Band are most well-known for his 1968 number 1 bubblegum pop rock single, "Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)."

The band recorded 4 albums for Paula Records during the late '60s. None of the albums have ever been re-released. The album that's named after the hit single is an underground psychedelic bubblegum pop album that is highly sought out after record collectors all over. None of their albums have ever been re-released on vinyl.

This RSD 2022 release is pressed on Psychedelic Purple vinyl!

Track Listing

  • Judy In Disguise (In Glasses)
  • Agnes English
  • Out Of Left field
  • She Shot A Hole In My Soul
  • Hey, Hey Bunny
  • No Letter Today
  • Little Dum Dum
  • Tissue Paper
  • Lonely Are the Lonely
  • We Played Games
  • Up And Down
  • Off the Wall

Sales Points

  • This is the first time the vinyl has been re-issued since the original release
  • Judy In Disguise (With Glasses) hit #1 in January, 1968 (knocking The Beatles “Hello, Goodbye” out of the top spot.
  • The song was a parodic play on the Beatles “Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds”

Press Quotes

It's not a masterpiece but there are touches of true psychedelic weirdness dropped into each bubblegum pop tune, like the backwards tracked sounds on 'No Letter Today,' the acid rock guitar solo on 'Little Dum Dum' and the adorably wonky raga influence on 'Lonely Are The Lonely.' Not the most essential release for RSD but a worthwhile pickup for students of '60s pop.

     —Robert Ham, Paste

This still very much buoyantly effervescent, colorfully vibrant album opens on the upbeat, joyful and abundantly soulful title track which features strings, brass, sitar, breathing sounds, and even dissonant string sounds and the euphoric-charged Agnes English

     —Anne Carlini, Russell Trunk's Exclusive Magazine

Judy in Disguise was a #1 single for John Fred & His Playboy Band. Alas, the group never had a Top 40 hit again. That's unfortunate because, as this new collection demonstrates, Fred and his versatile accompanists had a lot to offer.

     —Jeff Burger, Americana Highways

  

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