Sugar and Spice (The Cryan' Shames album)

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Sugar and Spice
Sugar and Spice album cover.jpg
Studio album by The Cryan' Shames
Released October 17, 1966
Recorded August 25–26, 1966
Genre Garage rock
Label Columbia
Producer MG Production
The Cryan' Shames chronology
Sugar and Spice
A Scratch in the Sky
(1967)A Scratch in the Sky1967
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Sugar and Spice is the 1966 debut album by The Cryan' Shames, originally released in mono (CL 2589) and in stereo (CS 9389). The cover photography was done by Don Bronstein. The album was recorded in two days (August 25 and 26, 1966). The liner photography was done by Rich Dienethal of River Grove, Illinois. The cover photograph was taken at The Sweet Tooth in Pipers Alley, Old Town, Chicago. The album is dedicated to Fred Bohlander. The back of the album contains six photos of the band in concert. There are four original songs on this record, all written by lead guitarist, Jim Fairs: "We Could Be Happy", "Ben Franklin's Almanac", "July" and "I Wanna Meet You".

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Jim Fairs; except where indicated

Side 1
  1. "Sugar and Spice" (Fred Nightingale) - 2:27
  2. "We Could Be Happy" - 2:34
  3. "Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus/The Church in the Wildwood/Heat Wave" (George James Webb, George Duffield, Jr./Holland-Dozier-Holland)
  4. "We'll Meet Again" (Ross Parker, Hughie Charles) - 2:07
  5. "Ben Franklin's Almanac" - 2:05
  6. "She Don't Care About Time" (Gene Clark) - 1:57
Side 2
  1. "Hey Joe (Where You Gonna Go)" (Chet Powers) - 2:23
  2. "If I Needed Someone" (George Harrison) - 2:40
  3. "July" - 1:34
  4. "I Want To Meet You" - 2:05
  5. "We Gotta Get out of This Place" (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil) - 3:38


  • Tom Doody – vocals
  • Jim Pilster – tambourine
  • Dennis Conroy – drums
  • Gerry Stone – guitar
  • Jim Fairs – guitar
  • Dave Purple – bass, organ and harpiscord


  1. ^ Unterberger, Richie. Sugar and Spice at AllMusic

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