THE YELLOW PAYGES - 'Crowd Pleaser'/'You're Just What I Was Looking For Today' (UNI 55089) Nov 1968
To start off my blog entries of sunshine lyte winners how about this uncompiled and forgotten nugget by The Yellow Payges. The top side of the 45 is the Cream like wah wah rocker 'Crowd Pleaser' but flip it over for the flower pop of 'You're Just What I Was Looking For Today'.
The Yellow Payges began life as The Driftones but a change of name and a little bit of luck saw them becoming the houseband at The Hullabaloo on the Sunset Strip. Indeed they played most nights during '66-'67 at one of L.A's various hip joints and were a very popular group but national success never came.
'You're Just What I Was Looking For Today' was written by the famous song writing team of Carole King and Gerry Goffin and this cut was produced at Gold Star Recording Studios in Hollywood by in demand L.A producer Norm Ratner who had previously worked with luminaries such as The Bees, The Leaves, The Regents, The Hook and my favourites W.C. Fields Memorial Electric String Band.
The single was a Billboard Spotlight pick in November 1968 but went nowhere.
'You're Just What I Was Looking For Today' was also recorded by Them, you can find their take on the album 'Now And Them'....
THE YELLOW PAYGES - You're Just What I Was Looking For Today
|The Yellow Payges circa 1967|