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April 16, 2017

Guys ´N` Dolls – The Good Times (1976) – Lp

by Record Facts

Guys ‘n’ Dolls were a 1970s UK pop group, formed in November 1974, after Ammo Productions held auditions for three young men and three young women to perform as a vocal group. The six original members were: Paul Griggs, David Van Day, Dominic Grant, Thereza Bazar, Martine Howard, and Julie Forsyth (daughter of Sir Bruce Forsyth).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artist:  Guys ´N´ Dolls
Title:  The Good Times
Year:  1976
Format:  LP
Label:  Magnet Records
Catalog#  MAG 5014

Guys ‘n’ Dolls released their first hit single, “There’s a Whole Lot of Loving” in January 1975. The song was originally recorded in September 1974 by a group of session singers (including Tony Burrows and Clare Torry) for a TV advertisement for McVitie’s Fruit Shortcake biscuits. Guys ‘n’ Dolls were put together to cash in upon the popularity of the jingle and to present it as a single. However the group was not ready in time to record an entirely new version for the single’s hasty release and so the voices of the session singers remained on the single, but Martine recorded the ladies front vocal in the Album[2][3]

In the six years that followed, the group released several more hits, including “Here I Go Again” (1975) and “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me” (1976). In 1977 the group had a record chart No.1 in both the Netherlands and Flanders with “You’re My World“, previously recorded by Cilla Black.

“The Good Times” produced 3 singles: “If Only For The Good Times”, “You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me” and “Stoney Ground”.

 

Side one
1.  You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me  (2:52)
2.  I’ve Been Loving You   (3:05)
3.  Killing Me Softly With His Song  (3:15)
4.  (Last Night) I Didn’t Get To Sleep At All  (3:00)
5.  We’re Changing  (3:05)
6.  If Only For The Good Times  (3:15)

Side two
1.  Stoney Ground  (2:43)
2.  Love Ain’t Something You Get For Free  (2:35)
3.  Don’t Pull Your Love  (2:40)
4.  Bye Bye Rainy Days  (3:05)
5.  Lovely Lady  (2:55)
6.  Baby You’re A Heartbreaker  (2:25)
7.  Rescue Me  (2:27)

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