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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 - Shut Downs & Hill Climbs album art Various Hey Little Cobra Various - Shut Downs & Hill Climbs (Comp) Liberty US 1964 Sell This Version
SML 83976 The T-Bones - Non Stop Party '65 album art Various Downtown and 2 more… Various - Non Stop Party '65(LP, Comp) Liberty, EMI SML 83976 Germany 1965 Sell This Version
LP-7594 The T-Bones - Golden Top Hits album art Various Sippin' 'N' Chippin' Various - Golden Top Hits(LP, Comp, Red) Liberty LP-7594 Japan 1966 Sell This Version
The T-Bones - The Original Golden Greats album art Various No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In) Various - The Original Golden Greats (Comp) Liberty US 1967 Sell This Version
The T-Bones - 24 All Time Golden Greats album art Various No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In) Various - 24 All Time Golden Greats (Comp) Custom Fidelity, Custom Entertainment US 1971 Sell This Version
The T-Bones - Double Gold / 24 All Time Golden Greats album art Various No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In) Various - Double Gold / 24 All Time Golden Greats (Comp) Custom Fidelity, Custom Entertainment US 1971 Sell This Version
K-940 The T-Bones - KIOA Presents  Solid Gold album art Various No Matter What Shape Various - KIOA Presents Solid Gold(2xLP, Comp) Custom Fidelity K-940 US 1971 Sell This Version
LSM 711 The T-Bones - Instrumental Gold album art Various No Matter What Shape(Your Stomach's In) Various - Instrumental Gold(LP, Album, Comp) Lakeshore Music LSM 711 US 1980 Sell This Version
OP 5503 The T-Bones - Summertime Gold album art Various No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In) Various - Summertime Gold(5xLP, Comp) Sessions (2), Warner Special Products OP 5503 US 1984 Sell This Version
POP .260063/2 The T-Bones - The American Classics album art Various No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In) Various - The American Classics(2xLP, Comp) Capitol Records POP .260063/2 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
The T-Bones - Rockin' Down The Block album art Various No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In) Various - Rockin' Down The Block (Comp) Silver Eagle Records, Inc., Capitol Records USA & Canada 1987 Sell This Version
CP32-5877 The T-Bones - Golden Summer Volume 2 album art Various Thunder Road Various - Golden Summer Volume 2(CD, Album, Comp, Mono) Liberty CP32-5877 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
D2-77402 The T-Bones - All-Time Great Instrumental Hits Volume 2 album art Various No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In) Various - All-Time Great Instrumental Hits Volume 2(CD, Comp) Curb Records D2-77402 US 1990 Sell This Version
CDLL-57272 The T-Bones - Great Instrumental Hits From Rock's Golden Years album art Various No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In) Various - Great Instrumental Hits From Rock's Golden Years(CD, Comp) Capitol Records CDLL-57272 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
Hot Rod #1 The T-Bones - Boss Drag '64 album art Various Rail-Vette Various - Boss Drag '64(LP, Comp) Hot Rod Records Hot Rod #1 US 1991 Sell This Version
R2 71602 The T-Bones - Rock Instrumental Classics, Vol. 2: The Sixties album art Various No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In) Various - Rock Instrumental Classics, Vol. 2: The Sixties(CD, Comp, RM) Rhino Records (2) R2 71602 US 1994 Sell This Version
CD-1017 The T-Bones - Vintage Instrumentals - Volume Three album art Various No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In) Various - Vintage Instrumentals - Volume Three(CD, Comp) Stardust Productions Inc. CD-1017 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
GFS04022 The T-Bones - Rock & Roll Jive Party album art Various No Matter What Various - Rock & Roll Jive Party(4xCD, Comp) Cedar GFS04022 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
R2 71936 The T-Bones - Billboard Top Pop Hits, 1966 album art Various No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In) Various - Billboard Top Pop Hits, 1966(CD, Comp) Rhino Records (2) R2 71936 US 1995 Sell This Version
CCM-003/4 The T-Bones - Instrumental Gems Of The '60s album art Various No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In) Various - Instrumental Gems Of The '60s(2xCD, Comp) Collectors' Choice Music CCM-003/4 US 1995 Sell This Version
AM1-16 The T-Bones - AM Gold - Mid-'60s Classics album art Various No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach Is In) Various - AM Gold - Mid-'60s Classics(CD, Comp) Time Life Music AM1-16 US 1995 Sell This Version
CR 75122 The T-Bones - Classic Rock 1965 album art Various No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In) (as T-Bones) Various - Classic Rock 1965(CD, Comp) Direct Source Special Products Inc. CR 75122 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
7243-8-53318-2-4 The T-Bones - Hot Rod Rock Vol. 3: Big Boss Instrumentals album art Various Draggin' Various - Hot Rod Rock Vol. 3: Big Boss Instrumentals(CD, Comp) The Right Stuff 7243-8-53318-2-4 US 1997 Sell This Version
8000-2 The T-Bones - The Ultimate History Of Rock 'N' Roll Collection album art Various No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In) Various - The Ultimate History Of Rock 'N' Roll Collection(10xCD, Comp + Box) K-Tel International (USA), Inc. 8000-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
MSD2-37280 The T-Bones - Rockin' Instrumentals album art Various No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In) Various - Rockin' Instrumentals(2xCD, Comp) Cornerstone Promotions, Inc., Universal Music Special Markets MSD2-37280 US 1998 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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