THE BACKSEAT - WHERE IS MARY



THE BACKSEAT - 'Where Is Mary' / 'Like You Do' (Linda 125) April 1967

Obscure band or set of studio musicians from Los Angeles? That is the question.
'Where Is Mary' is a cool pop psycher with cornball lyrics and was written, arranged and produced by Larry Tamblyn (best known for his keyboard skills with The Standells)...

The other side is a Max Uballez song titled 'Like You Do' and he shared production credits on this one with Larry Tamblyn. Uballez was the rhythm guitarist and chief songwriter with an East Los Angeles band called The Romancers.

The liner notes for Fading Yellow Volume 2 suggest that The Backseat were a four piece combo from Utah who went to L.A. in search of gigs and a record deal.. Anyone know for sure?
The Backseat probably were not a band as such but a joint venture by Larry Tamblyn and Max Uballez releasing this lone 45 on the small Linda label run by Eddie Davis.




recent update from Debbie Hull:
My two oldest brothers recorded those songs.  They started that band in Ogden, Utah as The Tremblers.  Larry and Raymond Gallegos.  They met Larry Tamblyn and Max Uballez and Larry Tamblyn wrote Like You Do for them and Max wrote Where Is Mary. 

line-up:
Larry Gallegos
Raymond Gallegos
Danny Giron
Bobby Diarte





Comments

  1. Thank you for making this available, finally I get to hear the flipside.

    Best
    Terry

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  2. THIS IS MY DAD (RAYMOND) AND MY UNCLE LARRY!!!! WHOEVER YOU ARE, YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH THIS MEANS TO MY BROTHER AND I.....RAYMOND PASSED AWAY IN MARCH OF THIS YEAR AND THIS BROUGHT US BOTH TO TEARS!!!!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!!

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  3. According to Eddie Davis they came from Ogden Utah. Our Single "Loves The Thing ". Was number one on the local station thsy came to Los Angeles to find Linda Records. Eddie brought them to my house and asked me to write something for them. "I composed "Like You Do". Thank you for recognizing them. Max Uballez makzrecords.com

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  4. They did not have a name for their band so I named them "The Backseat' using lyrics from the song. "Back seats dark nights giving them kiss's and telling them lies". Larry had a song that we thought fit the group "Where is Mary". Max Uballez web site makzrecords.com or contact: chuydecabrabooks@gmail.com

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  5. Were these tracksrecorded at Gold Star?

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