The Foundations

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The Foundations were a British soul band, active from 1967 to 1970. The evolved out of a group called The Ramong Sound aka The Ramongs. They were an eight man multi-racial group made up of three white Londoners, four West Indians and a Sri Lankan. For approximately one and a half months Arthur Brown was in the group. They were originally discovered by Ron Fairway and were briefly managed by Fairway and Barry Class until Fairway was ousted leaving Class in charge.

They had a number 1 hit with their first release, "Baby, Now That I've Found You", They followed up with "Back On My Feet Again" which went to number 18 and "Any Old Time (You're Lonely Or Sad)" which got to number 48.

The original lead singer Clem Curtis and another member, tenor sax player Mike Elliott left in 1968. The Foundations had two more big hits with Curtis's replacement, lead singer Colin Young. "Build Me Up Buttercup" went number 2 in 1968 and In The Bad Bad Old Days" which went to number 8 in 1969. The group's last chart entry was with their own composition "Born To Live, Born To Die" which charted number 46.

The group disbanded towards the end of 1970. Since the 1970's Clem Curtis has continued to perform in a revived version of the group named Clem Curtis & The Foundations, Meanwhile, Colin Young formed his own shortlived version of the group, New Foundations.

Later years, Curtis along with original guitarist Alan Warner (2), keyboard player, Vince Cross and drummer, Andy Bennett (8), recorded new versions of The Foundations classic tracks plus additional material. This appears on the 1992 album Greatest Hits which in spite of its title is not a compilation.
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NSPL 18206, NSPL-18206 From The Foundations — The Foundations The Foundations From The Foundations (Album, Comp) Pye Records NSPL 18206, NSPL-18206 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
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73043 Build Me Up Buttercup — The Foundations The Foundations Build Me Up Buttercup (Album) UNI Records 73043 US 1968 Sell This Version
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PYC 2159 Rocking The Foundations — The Foundations The Foundations Rocking The Foundations (Album) Pye Records PYC 2159 South Africa 1968 Sell This Version
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HI-FI 2208 Digging The Foundations — The Foundations The Foundations Digging The Foundations (Album) Pye Records HI-FI 2208 Brazil 1969 Sell This Version
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RL-39-9 The Bermuda Jam / Around Grapefruit / Build Me Up Buttercup — The Foundations The Bermuda Jam / Grapefruit / The Foundations The Bermuda Jam / Grapefruit / The Foundations - The Bermuda Jam / Around Grapefruit / Build Me Up Buttercup(LP, Transcription) AFRTS RL-39-9 US 1969 Sell This Version
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0401454 Greatest Hits — The Foundations The Foundations Greatest Hits (Album, Comp) Double Play 0401454 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
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44014 All The Hits — The Foundations The Foundations All The Hits (Album) Premium (3) 44014 UK 1997 Sell This Version
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FDNCD001 Soul Classics — The Foundations The Foundations Soul Classics(CD, Album) Not On Label (The Foundations Self-released) FDNCD001 2001 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

NEP 24297 It's All Right — The Foundations The Foundations It's All Right (EP) Astor, Astor NEP 24297 UK 1967 Sell This Version
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7N.17366 Baby, Now That I've Found You — The Foundations The Foundations Baby, Now That I've Found You (Single) Pye Records 7N.17366 UK 1967 Sell This Version
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PNV 24 199 Baby, Now That I've Found You — The Foundations The Foundations Baby, Now That I've Found You(7", EP) Pye Records PNV 24 199 France 1967 Sell This Version
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45NP 5141 Baby, Now That I've Found You  — The Foundations The Foundations Baby, Now That I've Found You (7") Pye Records 45NP 5141 Italy 1967 Sell This Version
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AP-1453 Back On My Feet Again — The Foundations The Foundations Back On My Feet Again (Single) UNI Records AP-1453 Australia 1968 Sell This Version
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7N 17 503 Any Old Time You're Lonely And Sad — The Foundations The Foundations Any Old Time You're Lonely And Sad (Single) Pye Records 7N 17 503 Norway 1968 Sell This Version
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7N17636 Build Me Up Buttercup — The Foundations The Foundations Build Me Up Buttercup (Single) Pye Records 7N17636 UK 1968 Sell This Version
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GX 07-559 Hazme Una Flor — The Foundations Los Foundations* Hazme Una Flor(7", EP) Pye Records GX 07-559 Mexico 1968 Sell This Version
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H - 284, H 284 Otra Vez De Pie / Jerking The Dog — The Foundations The Foundations Otra Vez De Pie / Jerking The Dog(7") Pye Records, Hispavox H - 284, H 284 Spain 1968 Sell This Version
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RR 17151 Any Old Time You're Lonely And Sad — The Foundations The Foundations Any Old Time You're Lonely And Sad(7", EP) Pye Records RR 17151 Israel 1968 Sell This Version
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H401 Habla Bien De Mi, Buttercup / Cuando Te Encuentres Solo — The Foundations The Foundations Habla Bien De Mi, Buttercup / Cuando Te Encuentres Solo(7", Single) Pye Records H401 Spain 1968 Sell This Version
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CS-55, CS-53 La, La, La / Come On Back To Me — The Foundations Trio Ternura / The Foundations Trio Ternura / The Foundations - La, La, La / Come On Back To Me(7") Musidisc (5), Musidisc (5), Pye Records CS-55, CS-53 Brazil 1968 Sell This Version
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60.315, MH-60.315 Cuando Te Sentías Sola Y Triste — The Foundations The Foundations Cuando Te Sentías Sola Y Triste(7", EP) Pye Records, Music Hall 60.315, MH-60.315 Argentina 1968 Sell This Version
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7N 17849 Baby, I Couldn't See / Penny Sir — The Foundations The Foundations Baby, I Couldn't See / Penny Sir (Single) Pye Records 7N 17849 Scandinavia 1969 Sell This Version
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55137 My Little Chickadee — The Foundations The Foundations My Little Chickadee (Single) UNI Records 55137 US 1969 Sell This Version
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AP-1650 Born To Live, Born To Die — The Foundations The Foundations Born To Live, Born To Die (Single) Pye Records AP-1650 Australia 1969 Sell This Version
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CS - 79 In The Bad, Bad Old Days — The Foundations The Foundations In The Bad, Bad Old Days (Single) Pye Records CS - 79 Brazil 1969 Sell This Version

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choochyman

choochyman

July 8, 2017
Is that you Sir? If so that's very cool! Love your music!
LesHurdle

LesHurdle

September 4, 2010
The bass player on original Foundations recordings is Les Hurdle
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