1, 2, 3, Red Light

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For the children's game, see Red light/Green light. For the 1910 Fruitgum Company song of the same name, see 1, 2, 3, Red Light (song).
1, 2, 3, Red Light
Studio album by 1910 Fruitgum Company
Released October 1968 (1968-10)
Genre Bubblegum Pop
Length 25:22
Label Buddah
Producer Super K Productions
1910 Fruitgum Company chronology
Simon Says
(1968)
1, 2, 3, Red Light
(1968)
Goody Goody Gumdrops
(1968)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

1, 2, 3, Red Light, the second album by American bubblegum pop group the 1910 Fruitgum Company, was released six months after their debut album, Simon Says. The title song written by Sal Trimachi and Bobbi Trimachi, was the albums' only hit single for the band, peaking at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100, with both the album and the single just barely missing the success of their first release.

As with their previous album there has been questions about who played what. Original drummer Floyd Marcus has stated that he still played on the records even when a new drummer, Rusty Oppenheimer, was brought in. This does not seem to be the case for this album, as Oppenheimer receives a writing credit on the album but also does not perform on it as Marcus has explained that a number of session musicians were brought in to record new backing tracks for Mark Gutkowski to sing over while the band was out touring.[2] This is supported by former Super K Productions staff writer and producer, Steve Dworkin, who, in an email to Unofficial 1910 Fruitgum Company Home Page creator Jonathan Gatarz, has listed the names of the session musicians.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "1, 2, 3, Red Light"   Sal Trimachi, Bobbi Trimachi 1:55
2. "The Song Song"   Steve Dworkin 2:30
3. "Shirley Applegate"   Mark Gutkowski, Ted Gutkowski 2:04
4. "The Mighty Quinn"   Bob Dylan 3:04
5. "Yummy, Yummy, Yummy"   Joey Levine, Artie Resnick 2:18
6. "9, 10, Let's Do It Again"   Sal Trimachi, Bobbi Trimachi 2:05
7. "The Book"   Floyd Marcus 2:26
8. "Sister John"   Gutkowski, Gutkowski 2:10
9. "Take Away"   Marcus 2:22
10. "Lookin' Back"   Pat Karwan 2:26
11. "Blue Eyes And Orange Skies"   Gutkowski, Rusty Oppenheimer, Gutkowski, Karwan 2:00

Personnel[edit]

  • Mark Gutkowski – vocals
  • Kenny Laguna – keyboards
  • Steve Feldman – keyboards
  • Jimmy Calvert – lead guitar
  • Paul Nauman – rhythm guitar
  • Norman Marzano – bass guitar
  • Joe D'Andrea – drums

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Peak Position
1968 Billboard Top 200 163

Singles [4]

Year Single Chart Peak Position No. of Weeks
1968 "1, 2, 3, Red Light"[5] Billboard Hot 100 5 13

Releases[edit]

Album

Singles

  1. "1, 2, 3, Red Light" (Sal Trimachi/Bobbi Trimachi) – 1:55
  2. "Sticky, Sticky" (Jerry Kasenetz/Jeff Katz) – 2:05

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1, 2, 3, Red Light Review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Floyd Marcus". bubblegum-music.com. Archived from the original on 27 February 2009. Retrieved 12 March 2009. 
  3. ^ "Steve Dworkin at geocities.com". Archived from the original on 2009-04-25. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Jonathan Cohen at allbusiness.com". Archived from the original on 2009-04-25. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "1, 2, 3, Red Light at billboard.com". Retrieved 12 March 2009. 
  6. ^ "Patrice Eyries/David Edwards/Mike Callahan". bsnpubs.com. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "1, 2, 3, Red Light Singles". discogs.com. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  8. ^ "1, 2, 3, Red Light Singles". therecordroom.com. Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 

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