The Association

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O grupo en 1968

The Association é un grupo de música pop formado en 1965 orixinario de California, sobranceiro polos seus temas do xénero sunshine pop. Durante a década de 1960 tiveron varios temas á cabeza do Billboard e foi o grupo líder no Festival Pop de Monterey de 1967.

Historia[editar | editar a fonte]

Jules Alexandre estaba en Hawaii en 1962 realizando o servizo militar na mariña e alí coñece a Terry Kirkman que acordan volver a reunirse tras Jules rematar na mariña. En 1963 os dous están nos  Ánxeles e comezan a explorar a escena musical da cidade. 

A suxestión de Kirkman adoptaron o nome The Association, o grupo orixinal compúñase de Alexandre, que utilizou o seu apelido, Gary, nos dous primeiros álbums e que cantaba e tocaba a guitarra; Kirkman tamén cantaba e tocaba variedade de instrumentos de vento, metal e percusión, Brian Cole, cantante tamén e guitarrista, Ted Bluechel, Jr. á batería, guitarra, baixo e tamén cantante, e finalmente Bob Page á guitarra, banjo e como cantante. Jim Yester substituíu a Page.

Discografía[editar | editar a fonte]

Álbums de estudio[editar | editar a fonte]

  • And Then... Along Comes The Association - Valiant VLM-5002/VLS-25002 (#5, 1966)
Reissued in 1967 on Warner Bros. W-1702/WS-1702
  • Renaissance - Valiant VLM-5004/VLS-25004 (#34 1967)
Reissued in 1967 on Warner Bros. W-1704/WS-1704
  • Insight Out - Warner Bros. W-1696/WS-1696 (#8, 1967)
  • Birthday - Warner Bros. W-1733/WS-1733 (#23, 1968)
  • The Association - Warner Bros. WS-1800 (#32, 1969)
  • Stop Your Motor - Warner Bros. WS-1927 (1971)
  • Waterbeds in Trinidad! - Columbia KC-31348 (1972)
  • Vintage - CBS Special Products BT-19223 (1983)
  • The Association 95: A Little Bit More - Track Records (1995)

Outros[editar | editar a fonte]

  • Greatest Hits - Warner Bros. WS-1767 (#4, 1968)
  • Goodbye, Columbus (Soundtrack) - Warner Bros. WS-1786 (#99, 1969)
  • The Association Live - Warner Bros. 2WS-1868 (#79, 1970)
  • Just the Right Sound - The Anthology 1966-1981 (Double CD, released in 2002 as Warner Bros. / Rhino R2 78303, including two previously unreleased outtakes ('The Machine', 'Better Times') from 1966. An import variation also includes the outtake 'Caney Creek')
  • New Memories - Hitbound Records 51-3022 (1983) (by various artists, including The Association, Bobby Vee, Mary McGregor and Mike Love)

Sinxelos[editar | editar a fonte]

Cara A / Cara B

Selo e Nº. Ano Billboard Cashbox Álbum
"Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You"
b/w "Baby, Can't You Hear Me Call Your Name"
Jubilee 5505 1965 - - Non-album tracks
"One Too Many Mornings"
b/w "Forty Times"
Valiant 730 1965 - -
"Along Comes Mary"
b/w "Your Own Love"
Valiant 741 1966 #7 #9 And Then...Along Comes The Association
"Cherish"
b/w "Don’t Blame It on Me"
Valiant 747 1966 #1 #1
"Pandora's Golden Heebie Jeebies"
b/w "Standing Still" (from And Then...Along Comes The Association)
Valiant 755 1966 #35 #26 Renaissance
"No Fair at All"
b/w "Looking Glass"
Valiant 758 1967 #51 #53
"Windy"
b/w "Sometime"
Warner Bros. 7041 1967 #1 #1 Insight Out
"Never My Love" /
"Requiem for the Masses"
Warner Bros. 7074 1967 #2 /
#100
#1
"Everything That Touches You"
b/w "We Love Us" (from Insight Out)
Warner Bros. 7163 1968 #10 #11 Birthday
"Time for Livin'"
b/w "Birthday Morning"
Warner Bros. 7195 1968 #39 [#27-AC] #22
"Six Man Band"
b/w "Like Always" (from Birthday)
Warner Bros. 7229 1968 #47 #29 Greatest Hits
"Goodbye Columbus"
b/w "The Time It is Today" (from Birthday)
Warner Bros. 7267 1969 #80 [#22-AC] #78 Goodbye Columbus soundtrack
"Under Branches"
b/w "Hear in Here" (from Birthday)
Warner Bros. 7277 1969 #117 - The Association
"Yes, I Will"
b/w "I Am Up For Europe"
Warner Bros. 7305 1970 #120 -
"Dubuque Blues"
b/w "Are You Ready"
Warner Bros. 7349 1970 - #84
"Just About the Same"
b/w "Look At Me, Look At You" (from The Association)
Warner Bros. 7372 1970 #106 #91 Non-album track
"Along the Way"
b/w "Traveler’s Guide"
Warner Bros. 7429 1970 - - Stop Your Motor
"P.F. Sloan"
b/w "Traveler's Guide"
Warner Bros. 7471 1971 - -
"Bring Yourself Home"
b/w "It’s Gotta Be Real"
Warner Bros. 7515 1971 - -
"That’s Racin’"
b/w "Makes Me Cry" (alternate title for "Funny Kind of Song")
Warner Bros. 7524 1971 - -
"Darlin' Be Home Soon"
b/w "Indian Wells Woman"
Columbia 45602 1972 #104 #90 Waterbeds In Trinidad!
"Come the Fall"
b/w "Kicking the Gong Around"
Columbia 45654 1972 - -
"Names, Tags, Numbers and Labels"
b/w "Rainbows Bent" (from Waterbeds In Trinidad)
Mums 6061 1973 #91 [#27-AC] #85 Non-album tracks
"One Sunday Morning"
b/w "Life Is a Carnival"
RCA 10217 1975 - -
"Dreamer"
b/w "You Turn the Light On"
Elektra 47094 1981 #66 [#17-AC] -
"Small Town Lovers"
b/w "Across the Persian Gulf"
Elektra 47146 1981 - -

Véxase tamén[editar | editar a fonte]

Ligazóns externas[editar | editar a fonte]