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Dearly Beloved “Wait Till the Morning”/“You Ain’t Gonna Do What You Did to Him to Me”

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Dearly Beloved 

"Wait Till the Morning"/

"You Ain't Gonna Do What You Did to Him to Me"

(only released as a promo)

Columbia 4-43959

December 1966

After the release of their biggest record, "Peep Peep Pop Pop" (in which due to two separate errors, the band's name appeared on the label as Beloved Ones on the original Boyd Records release, and Dearly Beloveds on the Columbia release), the group's name was finally listed correctly on their second Columbia single as Dearly Beloved. After the regional success of "Peep Peep...", the band traveled to Los Angeles and quickly recorded an album's worth of material for Columbia Records. Two tracks were pulled from the sessions for this release. The A side, "Wait Till The Morning," clocks in under two minutes, with lyrics about a positive outlook on overcoming a relationship spat, and the Dearly Beloved's brand of harmonies was written by Tom Walker. The flip side, "You Ain't Gonna Do What You Did to Him to Me," was written by The Grodes' Manny Freiser, who also wrote two other tracks for the album, "It's All Over" and "Strange Feeling." Unfortunately, this record never made it past the promo stage (or "white label promo," as referred to by record geeks), and thus was only sent to DJs and was unavailable at shops. Columbia Records shelved the project and most of the tracks remained unreleased until 1985 when, with the help of Manny Freiser, who had the only known tapes of the sessions, they were released on the "Rough Diamonds" archive series on Greg Shaw's Voxx Records. Had Columbia Records put a little bit of time and care into their relationship with the Dearly's, their story of near misses and tragedy might have ended quite differently.

Lee Joseph grew up in Tucson. He's a DJ (Luxuriamusic.com), marketer of cool shit (Reverberations Media) and founder/CEO of internationally respected Dionysus Records, an indie that has long specialized in releasing super-rare music, and more. He came of age in the first wave of Tucson punk rock and is an expert on Tucson music. He now lives in California. Vintage Vinyl is a recurring addition to the Tucson Weekly.


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