Monday, July 19, 2010

1910 Fruitgum Co. - Voice Your Choice

Imagine having seven consecutive hits on the Billboard charts, yet only played on the first two releases! That's exactly what happened to the members in the 1910 Fruitgum Co., with the exception of the lead singer Mark Gutkowski. They only played on the debit smash hit Simon Says, as well as on their less successful follow-up single May I Take A Giant Step (Into Your Heart). Don't remember it, do you?

The producers of 1910 Fruitgum Co., Jerry Kasenetz and Jeff Katz (who also had a hit themselves as the Kasenetz Jatz Singing Orchestral Circus with Quick Joey Small), decided to use a revolving door of studio musicians as the backup for Mark Gutkowski's lead vocals.

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice presents 1910 Fruitgum Co. with two of their hit songs: Simon Says and 1, 2, 3 Red Light. Cast your vote for the song you'd like to hear at the Voice Your Choice page, and we'll -play the winning song in the 3rd hour of next week's show.