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1969 - Roulette Records

CRIMSON & CLOVER must be considered quintessential Tommy James and the Shondells and was certainly the most important LP of their career. For so many reasons, it was their pivotal creative moment. Written, produced and performed solely by Tommy and the group, it allowed the band to expand their audience from AM Top-40 Pop to the newly emerging FM Album Oriented of the very few sixties acts to make that transition.

The title track "Crimson & Clover", sold over 5 1/2 million copies in just eight weeks and was their biggest selling single. The album also contained three other million selling hits, "Do Somethin' To Me", the ethereal "Crystal Blue Persuasion" and "Sugar On Sunday" recorded by the group "The Clique", the first of many artists, over the years, who would score hits with covers of Tommy's songs.

Interestingly, during the presidential campaign of 1968, Tommy and the band toured the country with Vice-President Hubert H. Humphery, who graciously expressed his appreciation by writing the liner notes for the CRIMSON & CLOVER album.

Guitars: Tommy James, Eddie Gray
Electric / Acoustic Pianos,
Hammond Organ,
Harpsichords: Ron Rosman, Tommy James
Bass guitar: Mike Vale
Drums & Percussion: Peter Lucia
Produced & Arranged by: Tommy James & The Shondells
Engineer: Bruce Staple

Recorded at Allegro Sound Studios
1650 Broadway, NYC