FRED, JOHN & HIS PLAYBOY BAND

JUDY IN DISGUISE WITH GLASSES (LIBERATION HALL)

FRED, JOHN & HIS PLAYBOY BAND - JUDY IN DISGUISE WITH GLASSES 152057
Format:
1 CD
Release:
20.05.2022
Label:
LIBERATION HALL
Genre:
Re-Issues
Kat.-Nr.:
152057
Barcode:
0089353507121
The album featuring the 1968 hit single is an underground psychedelic bubblegum pop classic and is highly sought out after record collectors.

Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, John Fred Gourrierwas a singer-songwriter whose original material encompassed rock and roll, R&B, blue-eyed soul, bubblegum, and swamp pop.

For his stage name, he dropped his last name and worked as "John Fred." He formed his group John Fred and the Playboys in 1956 and the group's first charting single was 1959's "Shirley." By 1968, the band was renamed John Fred & His Playboy Band and the group scored a Billboard #1 single with the bubblegum pop of "Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)." Co-written by Fred and band member Andrew Bernard, "Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)" also found massive popularity outside the U.S., reaching peak position in Germany, Switzerland, and Australia, and #3 in Canada and the United Kingdom.

Fred admitted that the song's title was a playful take on the Beatles' "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds." Ironically, "Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)" would knock another Beatles song ("Hello Goodbye") out of the Billboard #1 singles position for two weeks in January 1968.

Fred recorded several albums for Paula Records, none of which have ever been reissued on vinyl.

Liberation Hall is proud to introduce the album version of Judy in Disguise With Glasses to a new generation.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. JUDY IN DISGUISE (WITH GLASSES)
  • 1.2. AGNES ENGLISH
  • 1.3. OUT OF LEFT FIELD
  • 1.4. SHE SHOT A HOLE IN MY SOUL
  • 1.5. HEY, HEY BUNNY
  • 1.6. NO LETTER TODAY
  • 1.7. LITTLE DUM DUM
  • 1.8. TISSUE PAPER
  • 1.9. LONELY ARE THE LONELY
  • 1.10. WE PLAYED GAMES
  • 1.11. UP AND DOWN
  • 1.12. OFF THE WALL