Classic Singles #9: Raga and The Talas – My Group and Me / For Old Times’ Sake (1966)

“Tapestries with painted wings, collages made of the strangest things…”

Raga_labelApparently this 45 wasn’t the work of a group at all but was instead a Los Angeles studio project. Singer Randy Myers was the brother of singer-songwriter Jackie DeShannon, who wrote ‘When You Walk in the Room’ and years later co-wrote ‘Bette Davis Eyes’. Needless to say, she composed (and produced) both sides of the single. Don’t let its origins put you off though – in my opinion ‘My Group and Me’ is a fine slice of 60s folk-rock shot through with a hip Sunset Strip vibe.

‘For Old Times’ Sake’, though the lesser of the two sides, is still a catchy and up tempo number basking in the California sunshine.

 

‘My Group and Me’

‘For Old Times’ Sake’

The single sells for around $30. The a-side has been compiled on Pebbles Volume 10 and the b-side on Destination Frantic Volume 3.

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One thought on “Classic Singles #9: Raga and The Talas – My Group and Me / For Old Times’ Sake (1966)

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