2 original recordings on 1 CD:
-Beg, borrow & steel (1968)
+ 7 Bonus Tracks from rare Italien 7 inch - Singles !
Re-issue 2006 BOD Records
Just another group out of the midwest -- Mansfield, Ohio, to be precise -- the Ohio Express had little inclination that they would become the first, and best, Bubblegum super group. Early on the group consisted of Dale Powers (lead guitar), Doug Grassel (rhythm guitar), Jim Pfayler (keyboards), Dean Kastran (bass) and Tim Corwin (drums). Their first single, Beg, Borrow And Steal, was a Rare Breed performance recorded in 1966 and added to their first album of the same name. In 1967 they teamed up with Jerry Kasenetz and Jeff Katz, and signed with Neil Bogart's Buddah Records (of course) and released what is regarded as the first Bubblegum classic Yummy Yummy Yummy, which became their biggest hit, reaching the Top 5 on both sides of the Atlantic. Two of their albums made the Top 200: Ohio Express (which included Yummy, Yummy, Yummy climbing to No.126 and Chewy, Chewy which peaked at No. 191), but Bubblegum music really aimed at the singles market. Their first seven 45s were sung and written by Joey Levine, who was on Buddah's staff, but Buddy Bengert was lead singer on Pinch Me and Graham Gouldman (later of 10cc fame) performed the vocals honors on Sausalito (Is The Place To Go). The group carried on until 1972 long since losing any resemblance to the original lineup and sound.
sealed DIGIPAK-CD !!!
Beg, Borrow & Steel - Tracklist:
Beg, Borrow And Steal (2:54) (J. Day - L. Zerato) *
And It's True (1:45) (R. Sepulveda)
Had To Be Me (2:10) (J. Pfahler)
Let Go (2:18) (J. Katz - J. Kasenetz - D. Kastran)
Soul Struttin' (2:59) (Tony Orlando - Marty Thau)
Try It (2:40) (J. Levine - M. Bellack)
I Know We'll Be Together (2:09) (J. Pfahler)
I Find I Think Of You (2:10) (J. Walsh)
Stop Take A Look Around (2:50) (E. Chiprut - J. Katz - J. Kasenetz)
Hard Times (2:41) (J. Pfahler)
It's Too Groovy (2:52) (T. Corwin)
Ohio Express - Tracklist:
Yummy, Yummy, Yummy (2:18) (A. Resnick - J. Levine)*
Winter Skies (2:58) (K. Laguna - S. Laguna)
Into This Time (2:45) (D. Kastran)
First Grade Reader (3:03) (P. Karwan)
Mary-Ann (2:29) (K. Laguna)
Down At Lu Lu's (1:55) (C. Resnick - J. Levine) *
Turn To Straw (4:05) (J. Pfahler)
Vacation (1:45) (J. Pfahler)
She's Not Comin' Home (2:52) (J. Pfahler)
It's A Sad Day (It's A Sad Time) (2:46) (K. Laguna)
The Time You Spent With Me (5:05) (K. Laguna)
+ 7 Bonus Tracks !!!