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.
MM 427 The T-Bones - Special Programmer (August 1966 Release) album art Various Let's Go Get Stoned Various - Special Programmer (August 1966 Release)(LP, Promo) Liberty MM 427 US 1966 Sell This Version
RL-40-7 The T-Bones - Untitled album art Various The Proper Thing To Do Various - Untitled(LP, Transcription) Armed Forces Radio & Television Service Station Library RL-40-7 US 1967 Sell This Version
HPD-39 The T-Bones - '60s Instrumentals: Take Two album art Various No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In) Various - '60s Instrumentals: Take Two(CD, Album) Time Life Music HPD-39 US 1993 Sell This Version
LP-8114 The T-Bones - Teen Beat A Go-Go album art Various No Matter What Shape Various - Teen Beat A Go-Go(LP, Album, Red) Liberty LP-8114 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
TOCP-8304 The T-Bones - Let's Go To The Beach Party album art Various Sippin' N' Chippin' Various - Let's Go To The Beach Party(CD) Capitol Records TOCP-8304 Japan Unknown 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.
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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