The T-Bones

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The T-Bones were a Liberty Records recording group from 1963 - 1966. The studio recordings of all of their albums but the last were done by American session musicians, The Wrecking Crew (6)
They should not be confused with the British mid-1960s band of the same name The T-Bones (2). In Britain, the name "U.S. T-Bones" was used for the Liberty Records group.
When the T-Bones had a hit in 1966 with the single No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In), Liberty Records quickly recorded an album of the same name using session musicians from The Wrecking Crew, but those musicians weren't willing to go on tour to promote the album. They were making too much money doing sessions in Los Angeles. So Liberty created a different "public" T-Bones group to appear on record covers, TV, and in concert. The "public" T-Bones were Judd Hamilton, Dan Hamilton, Joe Frank Carollo, Tommy Reynolds, and Gene Pello. None of them played on the hit record, nor did they play on the next album, "Sippin' and Chippin." However the "public" T-Bones did record the T-Bones' final album, "Everyone's Gone To The Moon (And Other Trips)." Dan Hamilton, Carollo, and Reynolds would later form the 1970s soft rock trio Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds.
"No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In)", was based on the melody from a commercial for Alka-Seltzer. The tune reached #3, and its follow-up, "Sippin N Chippin", peaked at #62; the accompanying album hit #75 on the Billboard 200.
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The T-Bones Discography Tracks

Albums

The T-Bones - Boss Drag At The Beach album art The T-Bones Boss Drag At The Beach (Album) Liberty US 1964 Sell This Version
The T-Bones - Boss Drag album art The T-Bones Boss Drag (Album) Liberty US 1964 Sell This Version
The T-Bones - Doin' The Jerk album art The T-Bones Doin' The Jerk (Album) Liberty US 1965 Sell This Version
The T-Bones - Everyone's Gone To The Moon (And Other Trips) album art The T-Bones Everyone's Gone To The Moon (And Other Trips) (Album) Liberty, Liberty US 1966 Sell This Version
The T-Bones - Sippin' 'N Chippin' album art The T-Bones Sippin' 'N Chippin' (Album) Liberty US 1966 Sell This Version
The T-Bones - Shapin' Things Up album art T-Bones* Shapin' Things Up (Album) Sunset Records Canada 1966 Sell This Version
The T-Bones - No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In) album art The T-Bones No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In) (Album) Liberty New Zealand 1966 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

F-55677 The T-Bones - Rail Vette / Draggin' album art The T-Bones Rail Vette / Draggin'(7", Single, Promo) Liberty F-55677 US 1964 Sell This Version
The T-Bones - No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In) album art The T-Bones No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In) (Single) Liberty UK 1965 Sell This Version
The T-Bones - Sippin' 'N Chippin' album art The T-Bones Sippin' 'N Chippin' (Single) Liberty Canada 1966 Sell This Version
The T-Bones - Fare Thee Well / Let's Go Get Stoned album art The T-Bones Fare Thee Well / Let's Go Get Stoned (Single) Liberty US 1966 Sell This Version
55885 The T-Bones - Wherever You Look, Wherever You Go, Everybody's Doing It / Underwater album art The T-Bones Wherever You Look, Wherever You Go, Everybody's Doing It / Underwater(7") Liberty 55885 US 1966 Sell This Version
LST-4-7439 The T-Bones - No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In) album art The T-Bones No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In)(7", Jukebox) Liberty LST-4-7439 US 1966 Sell This Version
The T-Bones - The Proper Thing To Do / Tee Hee Hee (My Life Seems Different Now) album art The T-Bones The Proper Thing To Do / Tee Hee Hee (My Life Seems Different Now) (Single) Liberty US 1967 Sell This Version
LEP 2248 F The T-Bones - No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In) album art The T-Bones No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In)(7", EP) Liberty LEP 2248 F France Unknown Sell This Version
L 23 410 The T-Bones - Balboa Blue album art The T-Bones Balboa Blue(7", Single) Liberty L 23 410 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
LB-2400 The T-Bones - The Beat Goes On / Bonesville album art The T-Bones, Tommy Reynolds The T-Bones, Tommy Reynolds - The Beat Goes On / Bonesville(7", Promo) Liberty LB-2400 US Unknown Sell This Version
EL 65075 The T-Bones - Balboa Blue + 3 album art The T-Bones Balboa Blue + 3(7", EP) Liberty, Musart EL 65075 Mexico Unknown Sell This Version
LR-1515 The T-Bones - 真赤な太陽 = Sippin' 'n' Chippin' / ビッツァ・パーラー = Pizza Parlor album art T.ボーンズ* 真赤な太陽 = Sippin' 'n' Chippin' / ビッツァ・パーラー = Pizza Parlor(7", Single, Red) Liberty LR-1515 Japan Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

ATM 3832-AH The T-Bones - Boss Drag / Boss Drag At The Beach album art The T-Bones Boss Drag / Boss Drag At The Beach(CD, Comp) ATM Records ATM 3832-AH Germany 2001 Sell This Version
BGOCD801 The T-Bones - No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In) / Sippin' 'N Chippin' album art The T-Bones No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In) / Sippin' 'N Chippin'(CD, Comp, RM) BGO Records BGOCD801 UK 2008 Sell This Version
BGOCD1118 The T-Bones Boss Drag / Boss Drag At The Beach / Doin' The Jerk / Everyone's Gone To The Moon(2xCD, Comp) BGO Records BGOCD1118 UK 2013 Sell This Version

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December 29, 2017
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I restored my copy digitally using Technics,Audio Technica,Carver,Belden,Monster,JBL, and eMu systems gear.The audio is impeccably referenced.
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p.s.Plugging a cartridge into your mic input and applying the RIAA curve is NOT the same!This audio was produced in a "control" environment used to master digital audio.

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