ROBERT & RANDY - 'Good Company'/'I Won't Ask Why' (Holiday Inn Records 2209) Nov 1968
I bought this 45 recently not knowing who it was or what it sounded like, but like all good record collectors followed my hunch and took a chance.
Some research followed and I finally confirmed that Robert & Randy were Bob Simon and Randy Haspel from Memphis beat combo Randy and the Radiants of 'My Way Of Thinking' fame.
'Good Company' appears to have been the plug side of this 45 and it's a strong hippie rock tune with hammond organ and subtle wah wah guitar flourishes. This song has not been compiled before and did not appear on the recent Big Beat CD 'Randy and the Radiants - Memphis Beat'.
The gentle folk rock ballad 'I Won't Ask Why' is on the 'Memphis Beat' CD but this Holiday Inn 45 is a slightly different mix with some brass. It's got some real nice jangle....a total winner.
ROBERT & RANDY - I Won't Ask Why
Holiday Inn only released a handful of records before stopping production and Sam Phillips sold Sun the next year. I understand that the tapes of these sessions are still intact, and there is the outside chance that Bob's unreleased solo album may one day see the light.