The Beau Brummels, Volume 2

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The Beau Brummels, Volume 2
Studio album by The Beau Brummels
Released August 1965
Genre Pop rock, folk rock
Length 30:17
Label Autumn
Producer Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart
The Beau Brummels chronology
Introducing the Beau Brummels
The Beau Brummels, Volume 2
Beau Brummels '66
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

The Beau Brummels, Volume 2 is the second studio album by American rock group The Beau Brummels. Released in August 1965, the album contains the U.S. top 40 hit "You Tell Me Why"[2] and follow-up single "Don't Talk to Strangers."

The album was produced by Sylvester Stewart, later known as Sly Stone, although his involvement, according to lead singer Sal Valentino and guitarist-songwriter Ron Elliott, had diminished to the point the band does not recall any producer being in charge.[3]

Volume 2, unlike the band's debut, Introducing the Beau Brummels, failed to chart on the Billboard 200. The album's lack of commercial success has been linked to the band's label, Autumn Records, verging on collapse at the time of the album's release,[4] leading to a lack of distribution and promotion of the band's material.[3][5]

Track listing[edit]

Side 1[edit]

  1. "You Tell Me Why" (Elliott) — 3:05
  2. "I Want You" (Elliott) — 4:00
  3. "Doesn't Matter" (Elliott) — 2:00
  4. "That's Alright" (Valentino) — 2:12
  5. "Sometime at Night" (Durand, Elliott) — 1:50
  6. "Can It Be" (Durand, Elliott) — 2:28

Side 2[edit]

  1. "Sad Little Girl" (Elliott) — 3:30
  2. "Woman" (Durand, Elliott) — 2:48
  3. "Don't Talk to Strangers" (Durand, Elliott) — 2:21
  4. "I've Never Known" (Durand, Elliott) — 2:03
  5. "When It Comes to Your Love" (Elliot) — 2:11
  6. "In Good Time" (Elliot) — 1:49


  • Sal Valentino - vocals
  • Ron Elliott - lead guitar
  • Ron Meagher - guitar
  • Declan Mulligan - bass
  • John Petersen - drums


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits (8th ed.). New York: Billboard Books. p. 53. ISBN 978-0-8230-7499-0. 
  3. ^ a b Unterberger, Richie (2000). Urban Spacemen and Wayfaring Strangers: Overlooked Innovators and Eccentric Visionaries of '60s Rock. San Francisco: Miller Freeman, Inc. p. 177. ISBN 978-0-87930-616-8. 
  4. ^ Dean, Maury (2003). Rock N Roll Gold Rush: A Singles Un-Cyclopedia (8th ed.). New York: Algora Publishing. p. 192. ISBN 978-0-87586-207-1. 
  5. ^ Whitcomb, Ian (2004). Rock Odyssey: A Chronicle of the Sixties. New York: Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 265. ISBN 978-0-87910-182-4. 

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