Beau Brummels '66

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Beau Brummels '66
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 1966
RecordedMira Sound, New York
GenrePop rock, folk rock
Length33 Minutes
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerBob Mitchell
The Beau Brummels chronology
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Beau Brummels '66
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2/5 stars[1]

Beau Brummels '66 is the third studio album by American rock group The Beau Brummels, and their first on Warner Bros. Records. The album consists of twelve cover songs and no originals. Autumn Records, the band's previous label, had sold the band to Warner Brothers in early 1966.[2] Warner Brothers, however, did not control the publishing rights, and opted to have the band record an album of covers, including songs originally performed by The Beatles and Bob Dylan, as well as recent hit singles by such acts as The Mamas & the Papas and Simon & Garfunkel.[2] Lead vocalist Sal Valentino explained, "When we went to Warner Brothers, they were just anxious to get a record out, to capitalize on the success we had. That record was the wrong one to do at the time."[2]

The album features Don Irving on guitar. Irving briefly became a member of the Beau Brummels filling in for Ron Elliott,[3] who also played on the album, but was unable to withstand the rigors of touring due to his diabetic condition.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" (Lennon, McCartney) — 3:41
  2. "Mr. Tambourine Man" (Dylan) — 3:49
  3. "Louie Louie" (Berry) — 2:10
  4. "Homeward Bound" (Simon) — 2:44
  5. "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" (Hazlewood) — 2:53
  6. "Yesterday" (Lennon, McCartney) — 2:37
  7. "Bang Bang" (Bono) — 1:56
  8. "Hang On Sloopy" (Farrell, Russell) — 2:52
  9. "Play with Fire" (Jagger, Richard) — 2:56
  10. "Woman" (Webb [McCartney]) — 2:02
  11. "Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter" (Peacock) — 2:39
  12. "Monday, Monday" (Phillips) — 2:47


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b c d Unterberger, Richie (2000). Urban Spacemen and Wayfaring Strangers: Overlooked Innovators and Eccentric Visionaries of '60s Rock. San Francisco: Miller Freeman, Inc. p. 178. ISBN 978-0-87930-616-8.
  3. ^ "Beau Brummels '66 - Overview". Allmusic (Rovi Corporation). Retrieved 2009-08-31.

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