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02_M'Lady - Gary Puckett & The Union Gap.mp3
03_By The Time I Get To Phoenix - Gary Puckett & The Union Gap.mp3
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05_Believe Me - Gary Puckett & The Union Gap.mp3
06_I Want A New Day - Gary Puckett & The Union Gap.mp3
07_Kentucky Woman - Gary Puckett & The Union Gap.mp3
08_My Son - Gary Puckett & The Union Gap.mp3
09_To Love Somebody - Gary Puckett & The Union Gap.mp3
10_Don't Make Promises - Gary Puckett & The Union Gap.mp3
11_Young Girl -Gary Puckett & The Union Gap.mp3
12_Lady Madonna - Gary Puckett & The Union Gap.mp3
13_Kiss Me Goodbye - Gary Puckett & The Union Gap.mp3
15_Dreams Of The Everyday Housewife - Gary Puckett & The Union Gap.mp3
16_I'm Losing You - Gary Puckett & The Union Gap.mp3
17_Honey (I Miss You) - Gary Puckett & The Union Gap.mp3
18_The Might Quinn - Gary Puckett & The Union Gap.mp3
19_Wait Till The Sun Shines On You - Gary Puckett & The Union Gap.mp3
20_(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone - Gary Puckett & The Union Gap.mp3
21_Don't Give In To Him - Gary Puckett & The Union Gap.mp3
22_Lady Willpower - Gary Puckett & The Union Gap.mp3
23_Let's Give Adam & Eve Another Chance - Gary Puckett & The Union Gap.mp3
24_Over You - Gary Puckett & The Union Gap.mp3
25_This Girl Is A Woman Now - Gary Puckett & The Union Gap.mp3
26_Looking Glass - Gary Puckett & The Union Gap.mp3
27_Keep The Customer Satisfied - Gary Puckett & The Union Gap.mp3
28_Every Hour - Gary Puckett & The Union Gap.mp3
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GARY PUCKETT AND THE UNION GAP - ANTHOLOGY
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Gary Puckett & The Union Gap (initially credited as The Union Gap featuring Gary Puckett) was an American pop rock group operating in the late 1960s. Allmusic music journalist, Jason Ankeny states "Clad in Civil War era Union Army uniforms (complete with fictitious military ranks) and bizarrely pedophilic lyrics, Puckett and the Union Gap were in their own way as far-out and singular as any other act of the period."
Frontman Gary Puckett (born October 17, 1942, Hibbing, Minnesota) grew up in Yakima, Washington (adjacent to the city of Union Gap) and Twin Falls, Idaho, graduating from Twin Falls High School. He picked up the guitar as a teenager, and while attending college in San Diego played in a number of local bands before quitting school to focus on music. Puckett eventually landed with the Outcasts, a hard rock group comprised of bassist Kerry Chater, keyboardist Gary 'Mutha' Withem, tenor saxophonist Dwight Bement, and drummer Paul Wheatbread. Withem was a former pupil at Eastlake High Scool, Chula Vista, California. In 1966 Wheatbread relocated to Los Angeles, California to serve as the house drummer on the television series, Where the Action Is; the remaining members of the Outcasts toured the Pacific Northwest. On their return, Wheatbread also moved back to San Diego and rejoined the line-up.
A demo was recorded, and the band's manager arranged a meeting with CBS record producer, Jerry Fuller. Impressed by Puckett's soaring baritone, Fuller also admired their soft rock leanings and in 1967, and they were quickly signed to a recording contract by Columbia Records. Re-christened the Union Gap, on August 16, 1967, the band recorded its first single, "Woman Woman." It was their first hit, and "Woman, Woman" (written by Jim Glaser and Jimmy Payne) reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was a million-seller by February 1968 with gold disc status. Concurrent CBS press releases gave each member his own imaginary military rank — Puckett was the general, Bement the sergeant, Chater the corporal, and both Withem and Wheatbread were relegated to privates.
This was followed during the next two years by "Young Girl" (#2), "Lady Willpower" (#2), "Over You" (#7) and "Don't Give In To Him" (#15). "Young Girl", written by Fuller, had the age-old theme of the temptation of underage romance: "My love for you is way out of line/you better run, girl, you're much too young, girl," an anguished Puckett wailed. Controversial at the time, it was dramatically delivered in Puckett's trademark tones and with a memorable strings and brass arrangement, the song was an instant classic and is still much played on radio today. "Young Girl" was the second million selling disc for the band, which it reached less than two months after issue. Both "Lady Willpower" and "Over You" continued the gold disc run of form.
They also headlined at the White House and Disneyland, but there was dissension in the ranks: the Union Gap wanted to write and produce their own material, and Puckett found himself increasingly confined within the ballad formula. In 1969, stalemate: Fuller assembled a 40-piece studio orchestra for a new song he had written, but Puckett and the Union Gap refused to cut the tune. The session was ultimately canceled, and Fuller never again worked with the group, but for the Union Gap, it was a pyrrhic victory.
In 1969 the band were nominated for a Grammy Award for Best New Artist; losing out to José Feliciano.
The band immediately returned to the Top Ten that autumn with the Dick Glasser produced "This Girl Is a Woman Now," but it was to be their last hit. The follow-up, "Let's Give Adam and Eve Another Chance," failed to chart in the Top 40, and after management dictated that Puckett's bandmates now receive a weekly salary instead of a percentage of the revenue, Chater and Withem left the band. Bement took over on bass guitar and keyboardist Barry McCoy and horn player Richard Gabriel were added. The Civil War gear was abandoned but prospects did not improve. In 1970, Puckett began recording as a solo act, but his efforts were not well-received; the Union Gap remained his live backing band, until they were dismissed following an appearance at the 1971 Orange County Fair. Puckett's recording contract was terminated one year later.
Although the band never had a #1 record in the United States, "Young Girl" reached #1 on the UK Singles Chart. Puckett's powerful voice, and the skills of producer/songwriter Fuller, made this band one of the most familiar sounds on the radio during this period. In addition, many of their songs were loosely linked by a common theme of female empowerment, which was unusual for the era and genre. Another characteristic of The Union Gap that distinguishes it from its contemporaries was the band's (at the time) risqué lyrics.
After the Union Gap was disbanded, Puckett had modest success as a solo artist, mostly performing and re-recording the band's songs. A comeback tour engineered by music writer Thomas K. Arnold brought him to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1981, and from that point on he became a regular on the national oldies circuit He has also released some new material, including a 2001 holiday album entitled Gary Puckett at Christmas. In 1994 and 2002 Puckett performed at the Moondance Jam near Walker, Minnesota.
Bement later joined the oldies act Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids, while Chater relocated to Nashville, Tennessee where he plied his trade as a songwriter. Wheatbread, meanwhile, turned to concert promotion, and Withem returned to San Diego to teach high-school band.
As of 2007, Puckett continues to perform live concerts in venues across the U.S., including "package" oldies circuit tours with The Association and The Lettermen. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_puckett_and_the_union_gap
01. Woman, Woman
03. By The Time I Get To Phoenix
05. Believe Me
06. I Want A New Day
07. Kentucky Woman
08. My Son
09. To Love Somebody
10. Don't Make Promises
11. Young Girl
12. Lady Madonna
13. Kiss Me Goodbye
14. The Pleasure Of Love
15. Dreams Of The Everyday Housewife
16. I'm Losing You
17. Honey (I Miss You)
19. Wait Till The Sun Shines On You
20. (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone
21. Don't Give In To Him
22. Lady Willpower
23. Let's Give Adam & Eve Another Chance
24. Over You
25. This Girl Is A Woman Now
26. Looking Glass
27. Keep The Customer Satisfied
28. Every Hour
Gary Puckett - Vocals/Guitar
Kerry Chater - Bass
Gary 'Mutha' Withem - keyboard
Dwight Bemet - Tenor Saxophon
Paul Wheatbread - Drumm
Barry McCoy - Bass
Richard Gabriel - keyboard / Horn