Thursday, November 29, 2012

Record #0190: Sha La La / John Hardy – MANFRED MANN

Ascot 2165 (original) USA, Nov. 1964
Words & Music by:  Side A – Robert Napoleon Taylor, Robert Mosley; Side B – Jones, Mann, Hugg, McGuinness, Vickers
Musicians:  Paul Jones (vocals, harmonica and maracas), Manfred Mann (keyboards), Mike Hugg (drums), Tom McGuinness (bass), Mike Vickers (guitar)
Recording sessions:  Produced by John Burgess at EMI Studios (Abbey Road), London, UK, 1964
Highest chart positions: US #12, UK #3

This was the group’s second single release in the US. The first one was “Do Wah Diddy Diddy”, which was #1 in both US and UK charts.

“Sha La La” was originally recorded by The Shirelles in 1964 (Scepter 1267).

List price:  Very Good+ $5, Near Mint $10

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