Good and Plenty


Band members               Related acts

- Douglas Good -- vocals (1967)

- Ginny Plenty -- vocals (1967)

 

 

- unknown

 

 

 


 

Genre: psych

Rating: *** (3 stars)

Title:  The World of Good & Plenty

Company: Senate

Catalog: 21001

Year: 1967

Country/State: US

Grade (cover/record): VG

Comments: mono white label pressing

Available: 1

GEMM catalog ID: 4767

Price: $50.00

Cost: $16.50

 

I'll readily admit that I bought this one at a yard sale for the eye catching period piece flower power cover.  Can't say that I have a clue as to whom Douglas Good and Ginny Plenty were, though my best guess is that this was a studio entity put together by producers/writers Wes Farrell and Tony Romeo.

 

Produced by Farrell and Romeo (they also wrote, or co-wrote all eleven tracks), 1967's "The World of Good & Plenty" was certainly a period piece.  Neither Good nor Plenty (love the names), were much in the way of singers, but it almost didn't matter given the quality psych-lite material they were given. Of the two Plenty's voice was the most noticeable, if only due to the fact on tracks like 'Beautiful People' and 'Livin' In a World of Make Believe' she displayed a rather shrill, pseudo-operatic delivery.  Good was far more anonymous, although that was particularly well suited for the album's most commercial numbers - 'She Is the We of Me'.  Similarly, musically the album wasn't particularly original, falling in the same general category as material by the likes of The Gentle Soul, or perhaps early period The Mamas and the Papas.  That said, Farrell and Romeo were both accomplished writers with a knack for penning stuff that threatened to worm itself into your head.  The only real loser here was the hideous vaudevillian-styled 'The Guy Who Did Me In' (which sounded like a Mama Cass solo effort).


"The World of Good & Plenty" track listing:
(side 1)

1.) Children Dreamin'   (Tony Romeo) - 

2.) Beautiful People  (Tony Romeo) - 

3.) Ain't Life Grand  (Tony Romeo) - 

4.) The Guy Who Did Me In  (Tony Romeo) - 

5.) She Is the We of Me   (Wes Farrell - Tony Romeo) - 

6.) Livin' In a World of Make Believe   (Wes Farrell - Tony Romeo) - 

 

(side 2)
1.) The Good Dr. Jefferson   (Wes Farrell - Tony Romeo) - 

2.) There He Goes   (Wes Farrell - Tony Romeo) - 

3.) Ho Hum   (Tony Romeo) - 

4.) I Played My Part Well   (Tony Romeo) - 

5.) You Can't Keep Me   (Tony Romeo) - 

 

 

 

 

 

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