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Tommy James & The Shondells, Billy Stewart - Crystal Blue Persuasion / Reap What You Sow (Vinyl)

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  1. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Indianapolis Pressing Vinyl release of Crystal Blue Persuasion on Discogs. Label: Roulette - R • Format: Vinyl 7 Tommy James And The Shondells* - Crystal Blue Persuasion (, Indianapolis Pressing, Vinyl) | Discogs/5(14).
  2. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Crystal Blue Persuasion on Discogs. Label: Roulette - R • Format: Vinyl 7 Tommy James And The Shondells* - Crystal Blue Persuasion (, Vinyl) | Discogs/5(7).
  3. The band The Echoes formed in in Niles, Michigan, then evolved into Tom and the Tornadoes, with year-old Tommy James (then known as Tommy Jackson) as lead singer. While attending Niles Public High School in Niles, Michigan, the group released its first single, "Long Pony Tail", in In James renamed the band the Shondells because the name "sounded good" and in honor of .
  4. This song by Tommy James & The Shondells was released as a single in June of along with the B-side “I’m Alive”, and was also featured as track #5 on the album Crimson.
  5. When he wrote this song, Tommy James was working with a group called Alive 'N Kickin'. According to their keyboard player, Bruce Sudano (who later married Donna Summer), James wanted them to record "Crystal Blue Persuasion," but the head of James' label wouldn't let him give up the song. James ended up writing another song for Alive 'N Kickin' called "Tighter, Tighter," which ended up being a.
  6. For James, it was a night that’s forever seared into his brain. He was starting to make it big with his band “Tommy James and the Shondells” and would eventually sell more than million records. But at that moment, James knew he was a changed man and he’s never forgotten it.
  7. May 14,  · They performed at New York's Bitter End asmaliralindtansedesucmonsrity.co good songs.
  8. The Shondells, without James, recorded two albums under the new group name Hog Heaven (one "self titled" on Roulette Records in and the 2nd () unreleased until ), but disbanded soon afterwards. Tommy James and The Shondells were voted into the Michigan Rock and Roll Legends online Hall of Fame in
  9. "Crystal Blue Persuasion" is a song originally recorded by Tommy James and the Shondells and composed by Eddie Gray, Tommy James and Mike Vale. A gentle-tempoed groove, "Crystal Blue Persuasion" was built around a prominent organ part with an understated arrangement, more akin to The Rascals' sound at the time rather than James's other.

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