GIRL B/W RAINY JANE (45 RPM RED AUDIOPHILE VINYL/LIMITED EDITION)
When The Monkees released their final studio album Changes (Friday Music 119) for Colgems Records in 1970, the legendary Davy Jones soon signed on with Bell Records to record his second solo album simply titled Davy Jones (Friday Music 6067 as The Bell Recordings 1971-72) Produced by Jackie Mills (Bobby Sherman), the Davy Jones album featured the superstar reunion with original Monkees songwriter friend Neil Sedaka, who penned the amazing first hit single from the album called Rainy Jane. This early seventies pop music gem truly showcased Davy’s brilliant vocal delivery, as the tune immediately charted upon its release and helped further the (entertainers) career as a much in demand solo artist to his millions of fans around the globe.
A year later.....well...let’s just say his appearance on the Getting Davy Jones episode of The Brady Bunch television show surely changed Davy’s fortunes once again. His performance of his immortal hit Girl would go on to become a permanent fixture in pop music and television history. This brilliant piece of music manna will forever be etched in the minds of fans as one of his most popular signature tunes. A masterful tune composed by Charles Fox and Norman Gimble (Love American Style), the original Bell Records version of Girl is one of the hardest 45 RPM records to find anywhere. Used copies sell for hundreds of dollars, but that has all been changed now..... Friday Music is honored to announce the classic pairing of the super rare Davy Jones Bell Records singles Girl and Rainy Jane on a first time ever stunning red colored 45 RPM audiophile vinyl. Remastered from the original Bell Records tapes by long time Monkees friend and fan Joe Reagoso (The Monkees/Davy Jones) with Kevin Gray, this limited edition release also comes with a very nice two sided picture sleeve which features the album cover photos from his 1971 Davy Jones album, as well as the Bell Records label elements not seen in years.
On February 29, 2012, we were deeply saddened to hear about the sudden loss of the legendary Davy Jones. His contributions to the music world are second to none, as his fame along with his brethren Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork will always be revered in music history. Davy Jones and The Monkees have a special place in all of our hearts, and there are many ways to measure their importance. They were a beacon of light, a return to some of the lost innocence of our generation, and they gave hope to a lot of kids and weekend garage bands of bright days around the corner. We believe these two Davy Jones classic songs truly illustrated the brilliance of what Davy Jones was about - his ability to always deliver stellar performances for his millions of fans around the world. Davy Jones.....Girl and Rainy Jane together for the first time on LIMITED EDITION RED 45 RPM VINYL....