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 The Foundations - From The Foundations album art The Foundations From The Foundations (Album) Pye Records, Pye Records NSPL 18206, NSPL-18206 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
73043 The Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup album art The Foundations Build Me Up Buttercup (Album) UNI Records 73043 US 1968 Sell This Version
PYC 2159 The Foundations - Rocking The Foundations album art The Foundations Rocking The Foundations (Album) Pye Records PYC 2159 South Africa 1968 Sell This Version
HI-FI 2208 The Foundations - Digging The Foundations album art The Foundations Digging The Foundations (Album) UNI Records HI-FI 2208 Brazil 1969 Sell This Version
RL-39-9 The Foundations - The Bermuda Jam / Around Grapefruit / Build Me Up Buttercup album art 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
0401454 The Foundations - Greatest Hits album art The Foundations Greatest Hits (Album, Comp) Double Play 0401454 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
44014 The Foundations - All The Hits album art The Foundations All The Hits (Album) Premium (3) 44014 UK 1997 Sell This Version
FDNCD001 The Foundations - Soul Classics album art The Foundations Soul Classics(CD, Album) Not On Label (The Foundations Self-released) FDNCD001 2001 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

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