Thursday, January 27, 2011

New Oldies - We Could Have Lots Of Fun by Larry Hovis

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  1. This has always been one of my favorite records, ever since I stumbled across a copy in the mid-1970's.

    Larry had initially been a part of a quartet called The Four Spades. When they were signed to the M-G-M label in 1956, they were re-named as The Four Mascots. They had four single releases there in all.

    When Larry went solo in 1958, he cut a few singles on for Capitol, as well as an album. There was also a special four wong EP for the album, which I found when I ran across his "...Fun" single and another one, "Helplessly Hopelessly". I had also at that same time ran across a Capitol single by Joel Grey, "Everytime I Ask My Heart", a song credited to "Larry Houis", but it was still the same Larry none the less. It took many years later before I found the album and the rest of his Capitol singles.

    After his solo effort, he bacame one of the Bill Gannon Trio, who recorded an album for the Carlton label. Also in the trio was one of his former Mascots singing partners.

    Fred Clemens