Kim, Andy


Band members               Related acts

- Andy Kim (aka Andre Youakim, aka Andrew Joachim) --

  vocals

 

 

- The Archies

- Barron Longfellow

- Longfellow

 

 

 


 

Genre: pop

Rating: 2 stars **

Title:  Baby I Love You

Company: Steed

Catalog: ST 37004

Year: 1969

Country/State: Montreal, Quebec

Grade (cover/record): VG / VG

Comments: --

Available: 1

GEMM catalog ID: 5044

Price: $9.00

 

Also produced by mentor Jeff Barry, 1969's "Baby I Love You" wasn't a major musical departure for the then 17 year old Andy Kim (he sure looked older).  Kim's most commercial outing for Steed, it was also his dullest collection with Barry shoving a bunch of bland and over-orchestrated MOR pop covers like 'By The Time I Get To Phoenix' and 'This Guy's In Love With You' down Kim's throat.  For a guy who enjoyed his initial success writing bubblegum classics (remember he co-wrote 'Sugar, Sugar'), most of the originals (co-written with Barry) proved major disappointments.  Stuff such as 'Walkin' My La De Da' and 'I'll Be Loving You' exhibited none of the melody or flair of their work for The Archies, The Monkees, etc..  Still, the guy had a decent voice and deserved credit for doing the best he could in the circumstances and a couple of songs including an up-tempo cover of Tim Hardin's 'If I Were A Carpenter' and The Archies-styled clones 'Let's Get Married' and ''This Is The Girl' were okay.  Simply because it demonstrated a hard rock edge (okay, that's a relative comment - the song at least featured a nifty guitar solo) that was quite different than the rest of the album, the standout track was 'Didn't Have To Tell Her'.

 

Elsewhere Steed pulled a pair of singles from the LP:

 

- 1969's 'Baby I Love You' b/w 'Gee Girl' (Steed catalog number 716)

- 1969's 'So Good Together' b/w ''Got To Know (Steed catalog number 720)

 

 

"Baby I Love You" track listing:
(side 1)

1.) Baby, I Love You   (Jeff Barry - Ellie Greenwich - Phil Spector) - 2:54

2.) Walkin' My La De Da   (Jeff Barry - Andy Kim) - 3:22

3.) If I Were A Carpenter   (Tim Hardin) - 3:14

4.) Let's Get Married   (Jeff Barry - Andy Kim) - 2:27

5.) By The Time I Get To Phoenix   (Jimmy Webb) -2:40

6.) I'll Be Loving You   (Jeff Barry - Andy Kim) - 3:20

(side 2)
1.) 
So Good Together   (Jeff Barry - Andy Kim) - 3:06

2.) I Got To Know   (Jeff Barry - Andy Kim) - 2:45

3.) This Is The Girl   (DiBenedetta - Tudanger) - 2:45

4.) Didn't Have To Tell Her   (Jeff Barry - Andy Kim) - 2:47

5.) This Guy's In Love With You   (Hal David - Burt Bacharach) - 3:00

 

Kim has a very nice web presence at:

 

http://www.andykimmusic.com/

 

 

 

 

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