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TOMMY JAMES (Self Titled)

1970 - Roulette Records

"It was a bit strange and a little
scary making music without
the Shondells... but it gave me a
chance to experiment with a lot of
new sounds and ideas"



Tommy's first solo album titled simply "TOMMY JAMES", was released in the fall of 1970.

"Neon", a group Tommy was producing for Paramount Records, became his new studio and touring band. Their hard, gutsy style was perfect for Tommy's new musical persona which now relied more heavily on rhythm and a grittier guitar sound.

From this album, Tommy scored his first two chart hits as a solo artist, "Ball and Chain" and "Come to Me".

Guitars: Tommy James, Peter Scaltrito, Eddie Gray
Keyboards: Frank Scaltrito, Ron Rosman, Tommy James
Bass: Fung Porter, Bob King, Mike Vale
Drums & Percussion: Russ Leslie, Peter Lucia

"Come to Me" & "Lady Jane"
Music tracks performed by The Shondells

"Come to Me"
Strings, Horns and Chorus arranged by Jimmy "Wiz" Wisner
Produced & Arranged by: Tommy James and Bob King
Engineer: Bruce Staple

Recorded at Allegro Sound Studios
1650 Broadway, NYC