THE THOMAS GROUP - IS HAPPY THIS WAY - Part 4

THE THOMAS GROUP - 'Is Happy This Way'/'Ordinary Girl' (Dunhill D-4117) November 1967

The final Thomas Group single was the sunshine pop tune 'Is Happy This Way' written by Susan Haber who wrote 'Please Don't Ever Leave Me'  for The Cyrkle. This time around the lead vocals from Greg Gilford were blended with Steve Barri's.

The single flopped and although The Thomas Group recorded other songs for possible future release the record label dropped them thus ending the career of a promising pop group that had sadly failed to sell 45s in any significant quantity.

More Thomas Group information can be found here

THE THOMAS GROUP - Is Happy This Way


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  1. Great song, Colin.
    Didn't hear it before!
    Thanks.
    AZ54

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  2. They appear to be off the radar. All four singles are worthy 60s pop. It would be interesting to hear the unreleased recordings. Perhaps a label like Sundazed could get involved in the future.

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    1. If you want to help connect me to Sundazed, contact Greg.Gilford@Gmail.com

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  3. Back in 1988 Big Beat released a pair of cool vinyl comps "Dunhill Folk Rock Vol 1 had "Is Happy This Way" whilst Vol 2 had "Penny Arcade" along side MFQ, Jerry Yester, Terry Black, the Iguanas and The Lamp Of Childhood and many others

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  4. I got both of those Dunhill LP comps back in the 80s. They're such a brilliant collection, full of classy folk rock and other oddities.

    Hopefully one day The Thomas Group will get a collection released with those unreleased songs. An albums worth of material lies in the vaults somewhere.

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    1. Indeed. I have an 18 song complete collected recordings of THOMAS GROUP, which Gear Fab was considering doing. Universal Music Group controls the Dunhill and ABC/Dunill masters. They can be very problematic in the licensing of their sound recording copyrights. So, even without Universal, THOMAS GROUP has 11 recordings ready for CD comp release! Contact Greg.Gilford@Gmail.com

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  5. I know that last yeat Gear Fab Records was in discussions to produce a Thomas Group comp. I don't know what the current status is; it'd be more than welcomed...

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    1. The deal fell apart but it'd be cool to bring the idea back. I've got a proposal for an 18 song CD comp of the complete THOMAS GROUP recorded collection. Contact me at Greg.Gilford@Gmail.com

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