Mike Edwards wrote:
> Billy Spradlin mentioned that "Just Like Romeo And
> Juliet" is on a Varese Sarabande CD. The Relections'
> ABC cut, "Like Adam And Eve" is also out on a CD:
> Casino Classics Volume 2 available form Goldmine
> Soul Supply. Their UK based website is at:
> http://www.goldsoul.co.uk/page.htm . This CD is more
> pop influenced than most northern soul compilations.
> It contains Jay Traynor's "Up And Over" a forgotten
> Bob Crewe effort from around 1966. Jay was the original
> Jay of Jay & The Americans and sang lead on "She Cried".
An excerpt from S'pop's Chip Taylor page:
S'POP: Greg Gwardyak, he changed his name too, to Greg
Richards, and he wrote 'She Cried' with Ted Daryll.
CHIP TAYLOR: Yes, Greg Richards. The story with that is,
we were all buddies. We had this band together - Greg
Gwardyak and Teddy Meister, who changed his name to Ted
Daryll. We played in high school, bars, Irish bars mostly.
They were great buddies. They had made a deal early on
that whatever they did they would do together. So 'She
Cried' was the product of their friendship, bringing them
to the point that they were both on that song. But Ted
Meister wrote the song. Greg's name was on it for all the
camaraderie they had in the past years. It was mostly a
Ted song. If it wasn't for Greg Richards, Greg Gwardyak,
I would never have been here, sitting talking to you -
him walking the streets. He had a big heart. He wasn't a
great, great guitar player, but he had a lot of soul. So,
those demos that we did had Greg's stamp on them and they
were really nice demos. I have found a few of them. I'm
trying to find more. Before Greg passed away, he played
with Tammy Wynette. He wasn't a great player, but he had
soul. He was terrific. I owe a lot to Greg.
I had the good fortune to see Jay Traynor perform "She
Cried" not long ago. He did a great job. Then the next
day I witnessed Chip Taylor do "Wild Thing" and "I
Can't Let Go".
Some S'poppers might be aware of the CD "Wild Thing: The
Songs Of Chip Taylor", released on Ace a few months back.
It contains a handful of great Ted Daryll co-writes,
including some that have been under discussion here
recently. Find more info here:
For a few tracks cut by Ted, Greg and Chip as teenagers
in the late 50s, check out "King Rock'n'Roll":
> Yep, though I believe Don Reubin's name was spelled
> with an "eu." I can also tell you that this was the
> publishing company that Bob Keane of Del-Fi went to
> for a couple of songs for the Bobby Fuller Four's
> last single, once it became clear that Bobby Fuller
> wasn't going to be able to come up with any follow-up
> hits of his own (after first covering Sonny Curtis' "I
> Fought The Law" and Buddy Holly's "Love's Made A Fool
> Of You," a song that Holly had demoed in his Manhattan
> apartment before signing on for a headlining slot on
> the ill-fated Winter Dance Party...it was later
> recorded by the Crickets in 1961, and featured on the
> same side of the LP where Fuller had first found "I
> Fought The Law"). It was Keane's general manager at
> Mustang Records - Ron Roessler - who had known both
> Charles Koppleman and Don Reubin of Chardon, dating
> back when he had been over at Roulette Records. Keane
> and Fuller visited Koppleman and Reubin and selected
> two songs for what turned out to be the last BF4
> single: "I'm A Lucky Guy," and "The Magic Touch," the
> latter a song penned by Ted Daryll, who had written
> the Shangri-La's' "He Cried," which was currently on
> the charts.
Melba Moore's "The Magic Touch" can be found on the CD
"Kent's Magic Touch":
The track is also contained on "The 100 Club Anniversary
And, better yet, is available as a 7-inch single: