A Session with Gary Lewis and the Playboys

A Session with Gary Lewis and the Playboys is the second studio album by American band Gary Lewis & the Playboys, and was released in 1965 on Liberty Records, LRP-3419. It is the second of three charting albums released by the band in 1965, and it was the band's highest charting album reaching number 18 on the Billboard 200.[2] Two singles from this album, "Count Me In" and the Brian Hyland cover "Save Your Heart for Me" both reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.[3]

A Session with Gary Lewis and the Playboys
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 1965
Recorded1965
Genre
Length27:41
LabelLiberty Records
ProducerSnuff Garrett
Gary Lewis & the Playboys chronology
This Diamond Ring
(1965)
A Session with Gary Lewis and the Playboys
(1965)
Everybody Loves a Clown
(1965)
Singles from A Session with Gary Lewis and the Playboys
  1. "Count Me In"
    Released: March 15, 1965
  2. "Save Your Heart for Me"
    Released: June 11, 1965
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]

BackgroundEdit

Following on the success of the single "This Diamond Ring" and their debut album of the same name, Lewis and the band went back into the studio with producer Snuff Garrett and arranger Leon Russell and recorded their second album, A Session with Gary Lewis and the Playboys, which was released fin August 1965. While the album did have several original songs, it, like their debut, mainly relied on covers of recent popular songs by artists as diverse as The Yardbirds, Ricky Nelson, The Everly Brothers, and Freddy Cannon. Riding on this success, Lewis would release his third charting album, Everybody Loves a Clown only three months later.

Track listingEdit

  1. "Count Me In" (Glen D. Hardin) – 2:20
  2. "Travelin' Man" (Jerry Fuller) – 2:07
  3. "Concrete And Clay" (Brian Parker, Tommy Moeller) – 2:25
  4. "Walk Right Back" (Sonny Curtis) – 2:00
  5. "For Your Love" (Graham Gouldman) – 2:40
  6. "Save Your Heart for Me" (Gary Geld, Peter Udell) – 1:54
  7. "Palisades Park" (Chuck Barris) – 2:04
  8. "Without A Word Of Warning" (Gary Lewis, Leon Russell, Tom Lesslie) – 2:05
  9. "Voodoo Woman" (Bobby Goldsboro) – 2:20
  10. "Free Like Me" (Hardin) – 2:20
  11. "Little Miss Go-Go" (Russell, Louis Yule Brown, Lesslie) – 2:21
  12. "Runaway" (Del Shannon, Max Crook) – 2:19

PersonnelEdit

Gary Lewis and the PlayboysEdit

  • Gary Lewis – vocals, drums
  • Tommy Tripplehorn – lead guitar, vocals
  • Dave Costell – guitar
  • Carl Radle – bass
  • John R. West – keyboards
  • Jimmy Karstein – drums

These were the Playboys at the time of the recording, although many session musicians were also used.

TechnicalEdit

ChartsEdit

Album – Billboard (North America)Edit

Year Chart Position
1965 Billboard 200 18[2]

SinglesEdit

Year Single Billboard Hot 100
1965 "Count Me In" 2[3]
1965 "Save Your Heart for Me" 2[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Joe Viglione. "A Session with Gary Lewis and the Playboys – Review". allmusic.com. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Billboard 200 – Gary Lewis & the Playboys". Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "Billboard Hot 100 – Gary Lewis & the Playboys". Retrieved March 1, 2018.