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Sunday, January 24, 2010

MELLOW FELLOWS - MY BABY NEEDS ME


Another mystery group; as always, if you know anything about them, please write!

Here we have a perfectly executed song with SMOOTH vocals over such a splendid shuffle.

from 1968...

MELLOW FELLOWS - MY BABY NEEDS ME

10 comments:

KL from NYC said...

Producer Gerry Granahan had early connections with Dick Clark (he recorded under his own name and as Dicky Doo & The Don'ts on Swan [co-owned by Dick Clark and the Producer of American Bandstand]) and he went on to start Caprice Records. He's got a long history where he was involved with real artists and studio groups. This one could be either.

YankeeBoy said...

Their producer Gerry Granahan reached number 23 on Billboard in 1958 wth his single of "No Chemise Please".

Anonymous said...

Gerry Granahan was a staff producer
for Dot in 67 - 69.

The Mellow Fellows, going by the
writer credits, are the Washington DC group who later recorded as the
Stridells on some local DC labels
and had one of their singles picked
up for national distribution by
Curtom.
There's a second Mellow Fellows
single on Dot "Stay Mine" / "Me Tarzan, You Jane" (17240) again produced by Gerry Granahan.

davie gordon

Swanee said...

No, no, no! I am Leon Swanson,one of the writers and singers on this song, and The Stridells were personal friends of ours and a competing local group in D.C. We were managed by Phil Flowers and Ron Schifrin, Nite & Day Productions. Two of us remain alive. I reside in Maryland and Robert West resides in North Carolina. Good to know we are still appreciated!

Derek See said...

Leon, thank you for writing! Yes, this sog is loved by soul music fans worldwide. My wife and I used the song in our wedding a few months ago as well!

Dede said...

Swannee and Wes I met at Rands Nite Club on 14th Nw Washington, DC I was a dancer called Pineapple and Swanee and Wes were good friends of mine. I was just thinking about the ole times at Rands since my husband Whop Frazier passed I have found memories of the two of them. I hope they see this and to let then know I have never forgotten them.

Dede said...

Swanee and Wes I hope u see this but I remember you both of u and thinks of you two always. I was a dancer at Rands Nite Club and my stage name was Pinapple you two were my buddies. Since my husband Whop Frazier passed I was going thru u tube and saw your old record I uploaded to facebook to see if anyone knew or remembers. Hope some one does. God Bless the Both of you. Dede

Dede said...

Okay Swanee and Wes I was just thinking of the both of you and it has been so long since I have seen both of you. I use to dance at Rand Nite Club my stage name was pinapple...you two have been in my thoughts thru the years. Since my husband Whop Frazier passed was going thru youtube and came across your 45 and memories came back to me. I hope you guys see this you two were my buddies.

Dede Frazier

Dede said...

Okay Swanee and Wes I was just thinking of the both of you and it has been so long since I have seen both of you. I use to dance at Rand Nite Club my stage name was pinapple...you two have been in my thoughts thru the years. Since my husband Whop Frazier passed was going thru youtube and came across your 45 and memories came back to me. I hope you guys see this you two were my buddies.

Dede Frazier

ronald wiley said...

Leon, this was one of my favorite songs when it came out. I remember you, Krypt and West from around the way. West started out with me, John Ford (Moo Moo) and Gordon Skelton (Dump). I knew you guys from around Eliot Jr. High and Eastern High along with Terry and Andy Huff from around Johnny Boy's on 15th Street S.E. Also Puerto Rican Ben.
Ronald Wiley (Butch) from S.E.