Lt. Garcia's Magic Music Box


Band members               Related acts

- H.J. Boyle - vocals, lead guitar
- Ralph De Palma - vocals, drums
- Tom Morrisey - vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards
- Jimmy Tragas - vocals, bass

 

 

- none known


 

Genre: pop

Rating: *** (3 stars)

Title:  'Cross the Border

Company: Kama Sutra

Catalog: KLPS-8071

Year: 1969

Country/State: US

Grade (cover/record): VG+ /VG+

Comments: still in shrink wrap

Available: SOLD

GEMM Catalog ID: SOLD

Price: SOLD

 

Geez, this is a weird one; Latin flavored Kasenetz-Katz bubblegum ... 

Composed of guitarist H.J. Boyle. drummer Ralph De Palma, rhythm guitarist Tom Morrissey and bassist Jimmy Tragas, Lt. Garcia's Magic Music Box were actually a bit different than most Kasenetz-Katz acts. Apparently a true, stand alone entity, with the exception of one track, their 1969 album "'Cross the Border" was self-penned. In spite of the name and occasional Hispanic touches (the nifty single "Latin Shake"), material such as "Two Sides To Every Story", "Sweet Lady Fair" and "The La La Song" consisted of likeable pop-rock. Elsewhere, "O'Sagapo (Oh How I Love You)" and "Do Your Eyes Hurt You Sunshine?" actually reflected a Greek influence. It wasn't about to change anyone's life, but made for a fun half hour. A commercial non-entity, the album and band quickly vanished without a trace. (Yeah, we were thinking the same thing - in today's politically correct environment, this marketing campaign would never have gotten off the ground.)

"'Cross the Border" track listing:
(side 1)

1.) Latin Shake (Artie Resnick - Joey Levine) - 2:14
2.) Salomina (Shine Your Light On Me) (Tom Morrissey - Jimmy Tragas - H.J. Boyle - Ralph De Palma) - 3:16
3.) O'Sagapo (Oh How I Love You) (Tom Morrissey - Jimmy Tragas - H.J. Boyle - Ralph De Palma) - 3:42
4.) Two Sides To Every Story (Tom Morrissey - H.J. Boyle ) - 3:25
5.) Children In the Playground (Tom Morrissey - Jimmy Tragas - H.J. Boyle - Ralph De Palma) - 3:18

(side 2)

1.) Kymbaya (Bydell - Tom Morrissey - Jimmy Tragas - H.J. Boyle - Ralph De Palma) - 3:19
2.) A Young Girl Waits for Me (Tom Morrissey - Jimmy Tragas - H.J. Boyle - Ralph De Palma) - 2:09
3.) Sweet Lady Fair (Tom Morrissey - Jimmy Tragas - H.J. Boyle ) - 2:55
4.) The La La Song (Tom Morrissey - Jimmy Tragas - H.J. Boyle ) - 2:36
5.) Do Your Eyes Hurt You Sunshine? (Tom Morrissey - Jimmy Tragas - H.J. Boyle ) - 2:32

 

 


11.) Come On (Tom Morrissey - Jimmy Tragas - H.J. Boyle ) - 4:14

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