THE BLUEBEARDS – COME ON-A MY HOUSE

Fast-paced psych mover on the Date label


When music blogs were all the rage this record review was my very first attempt. I started my blog “Flower Bomb Songs” on 17/03/07 – at the time I barely knew how to create a website, but by sheer determination I managed to suss things out. Fifteen years later I’m still going strong, but now I use WordPress and another moniker – “Yellow Paper Suns.”

THE BLUEBEARDS – ‘Come On-A My House’/ ‘I’m Home ‘(Date 2-1547) Feb 1967

I dig this 45 by The Bluebeards. The top side ’Come On-A My House’ is a fast paced psych mover with an ’Eastern’ vibe. Not sure where the band originated from, so if anyone knows be sure to let me know. The writer credits on the label are R. Bagdasarian and W. Saroyan.

The flip ’I’m Home’ is also cool but is more of a homage to the fab four. It kinda sounds like merseybeat but with the obvious updated sounds of ’67 – and it’s a ’turned-on’ swinger. Yeah! The writer credits for this song is E. Michaels.

As far as I know both sides of this 45 remain uncompiled. It’s a shame it’s not more widely known but at least I’ve got the record archived in my collection.

”Come On-A My House” was recently compiled on ”Sideburn Sounds” on Fuzzadelic. As far as I know ”I’m Home” has not troubled the compilers.

Comments:

I downloaded this as an mp3 during the glory days of early Napster. I, too, like this goofy record! Great picture sleeve, btw!That R. Bagdasarian must be the Alvin & The Chipmunks guy, don’tcha think? (I contributed the download to a U-SPACES a few years back, but I think it’s safe to say it remains ”uncomped.”)

”Come On-A My House” had been a big hit for Rosemary Clooney back in 1951. I like her version a lot, but have never heard this one. The song was written by Ross Bagdasarian (later to be known as David Seville of ”Witch Doctor” and Chipmunks fame) and his cousin, playwright William Saroyan.

Producer/Arranger Al Kasha’s name turns up on lots of great pop 45s throughout the sixties, Bubblegum fans will be familiar with his name in the small print. Forgive my nitpicking but Saville’s success with the Chipmunks predated this 45. His solo work under his real name is worth checking out.

”I’m Home” is a great homage to the Beatles. BUT crank it up and you can almost hear the savage guitar solo that was mixed out. And that’s what it needed to make it fantastic.

17/03/07

3 thoughts on “THE BLUEBEARDS – COME ON-A MY HOUSE

  1. I downloaded this as an mp3 during the glory days of early Napster. I, too, like this goofy record! GREAT PICTURE SLEEVE, BTW!That R. Bagdasarian must be the ALVIN & THE CHIPMUNKS guy, don\’tcha think?(I contributed the download to a U-SPACES a few years back, but I think it\’s safe to say it reamins \”uncomped.\”)

  2. \”Come On-A My House\” had been a big hit for Rosemary Clooney back in 1951. I like her version a lot, but have never heard this one. The song was written by Ross Bagdasarian (later to be known as David Seville of \”Witch Doctor\” and Chipmunks fame) and his cousin, playwright William Saroyan.

  3. Hi CraigI first heard \’Come On-A My House\’ from that u-spaces CDR but needed to own an original because the sound quality on Psych Arch ain\’t too good.And thanks euphonic for your reply. I never knew the song was cover. Way back in 1951? Wow!Also it does appear that The Chipmunks have a link to this 45.

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