THE ESCAPADES – \’Mad Mad Mad\’ / \’I Try So Hard\’ (Verve VK-10415) May 1966

The Escapades were from Memphis and are quite well documented online. There is also information about the group within the booklet of The Jesters CD titled \’Cadillac Men – The Sun Masters\’ released by Big Beat in 2008.

Their first single \’I Tell No Lies\’ / \’She\’s The Kind\’ was released on Arbet and is acknowledged as one of the great Memphis 60s garage records. It was a local success and the group got signed to Verve Records soon after.

\’Mad Mad Mad\’ / \’I Try So Hard\’ soon followed in May \’66 and it\’s swingin\’ fuzz laden beat, somewhat frantic but with commercial appeal. Being on a major meant more contacts and better paying gigs with support slots on tours with Sam The Sham and Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels.

Sadly, like many teenage groups in USA back then several group members received their draft papers and The Escapades broke up.

The Escapades – Mad Mad Mad

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