It Ain't Me Babe (album)

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It Ain't Me Babe
The Turtles - It Ain't Me Babe.jpg
Studio album by The Turtles
Released October 1965
Genre Folk rock, psychedelic rock
Length 27:04
Label White Whale
Producer Bones Howe
The Turtles chronology
Out of Control
(1963)
It Ain't Me Babe
(1965)
You Baby
(1966)

It Ain't Me Babe is the first studio album by the American rock band the Turtles. It was released in October 1965 on White Whale Records.

Prior to recording, the band members required written permission from their parents due to being underage. Included on the album is original work from the band's high school performing days and their own interpretations of popular songs from other musicians. The most successful track "It Ain't Me Babe" reached #8 on the national charts.

Sundazed Records licensed the rights to the Turtles' library and has re-released most of the group's early albums.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Wanderin' Kind" (Howard Kaylan) – 2:06
  2. "It Was a Very Good Year" (Ervin Drake) – 1:55
  3. "Your Maw Said You Cried" (Stephen Schlaks, B. Glazer) – 1:43
  4. "Eve of Destruction" (P.F. Sloan) – 2:40
  5. "Glitter and Gold" (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil) – 2:08
  6. "Let Me Be" (P.F. Sloan) - 2:20

Side two[edit]

  1. "Let the Cold Winds Blow" (Kaylan) – 2:18
  2. "It Ain't Me Babe" (Dylan) – 2:09
  3. "A Walk in the Sun" (Kaylan) – 2:13
  4. "Last Laugh" (Kaylan, Nita Garfield) – 1:45
  5. "Love Minus Zero/No Limit" (Dylan) – 2:53
  6. "Like a Rolling Stone" (Dylan) – 3:15

Sundazed CD Bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "We'll Meet Again" (Hughie Charles, Ross Parker) – 2:30
  2. "Grim Reaper of Love" (Al Nichol, Chuck Portz) – 2:43
  3. "So Goes Love" (Carole King, Gerry Goffin) – 2:40

The Sundazed CD omits "Let Me Be".

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Billboard 200-

  • It Ain't Me Babe- No. 98

Billboard Hot 100-

  • It Ain't Me Babe- No. 8
  • The Grim Reaper of Love- No. 81

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eder, Bruce. "The Turtles: It Ain't Me Babe > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 22 September 2011.