Give Him Love

The Feathers Give Him Love 45 (Kapp, 1968)

Here's a great piece of bubblegum for you to chew on. The man behind the Feathers was one Jimmy Calvert. You might not recognize his name but you know his arrangements and his guitar. He sorted out and played on the Ohio Express's "Yummy Yummy Yummy," wrote songs for Tommy James & the Shondells, and sessioned on Ringo Starr's Ringo LP. He was in the Tradewinds, who do an excellent 60s sunshine pop album, and played on a bunch of Kasenetz & Katz productions. I am sure there are dozens, if not hundreds of uncredited songs he's played on and arranged. That Calvert is an unknown isn't surprising. Many a bubblegummer's fate is obscurity.

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