Monday, April 11, 2005

The Premiers !

The Premiers were born in San Gabriel, California in 1962 when the Perez brothers, John and Lawrence, decided to form a band. They scored a hit in 1964 with a revved-up version of Don & Dewey's Farmer John.
By "Louie Louie-izing" the tune, and adding cheers and screams courtesy of the all-girl Chevelles Car Club, they created an infectious dance party anthem. Their sole long-player was supposedly cut "live at The Rhythm Room in Fullerton," but was in fact cut live in the studio like the "Farmer John" single, with friends brought in to give it a "party atmosphere."
And a party it is!

The Premiers - Farmer John

The Premiers - Duffy's Blues


Blogger Brownie said...

Thanks so much for Farmer John - the love of my life was playing that on December 18 1964 when I first saw him, with a little less mariachi and a little more bluebeat perhaps, but the sound was pretty much the same.*sigh*

1:05 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home

All MP3's are up for a limited time ("on the 7th day, God shall withdraw them")and are for illustrating and evaluation purposes only. Music is posted with respect, not with the intention for profit or to violate copyright. If you are the creator (or copyright owner) of a song, excerpt, essay, graphic or photo posted on this blog, please contact me if you want to comment on the selection or wish to have it removed. (And if you like the tracks, please go out & buy them) Email me at