I've just managed to get hold of a copy of Michaels first 45 rpm single 'Bah, Bah Bah' that he recorded with his first band Garage band 'Joy'.
I've been looking out for a copy for years now and finally managed to track a copy down.
The label on the single has a printed mis-spelling and lists the writing credits as 'Michael Bolotkin'.
Does anyone have any information on this single that they would be willing to share with me because I'd quite like to mount the single in a frame along with some information about it.
I know that 'Bah, Bah, Bah,' was the B' side with 'Joy' singing the unknown Beatles composition 'It's for you' on the 'A' side, but thats all I know really.
I cant wait for it to arrive and when it does, I'll see if I can somehow, record it and post a clip of it on here.
Thank you in advance for your help.
Love Jennifer XXXXXXX
Still Michaels future wife though!!
Are there scans somewhere of the labels for the "Bop Bah Song" b/w "It's For You" and "Going Back To New Haven" b/w "Cookie Man" 45s?
Were either of those 45s ever officially released? I saw some people mention demo versions of these 45s but it wasn't clear if there were officially released versions as well.
I found the MP3s for 3 of the songs on the http://michaelboltonphotos.com/soundfiles.shtml page but I haven't been able to track down a digital copy of "Cookie Man". Does one exist somewhere? Are there higher quality versions of "Going Back To New Haven" and "It's For You" posted anywhere? They are only 32kbps and 64kbps respectively on the michaelboltonphotos.com site whereas "Bop Bah Song" is 128kbps on that site.
Hi Michael and welcome to the forum. I’m sorry for such a late reply: noone’s been on this thread for a while. You can find the 45RPM of “the bop bah song” known as “Bah bah bah” on EBay from time to time. It was officially released. Some people have mentioned white labelled singles, which I believe are the official copies and grey labelled copies which are demos. To our knowledge, “Going Back to New Haven/Cookie man” was never actually released as a single. As far as the quality of the mp3’s on the MBphotos site, I suggest you write to Jan, the webmaster. I’ve read that you’re from CT so something tells me you might know a thing or 2 about Michael and the early days of Joy. Marc Friedland himself has joined this forum and has told us that none of the band members of Joy has ever even heard the finished version of “Cookie man”. Now aside from the song we would all have loved to hear, I don’t know exactly what kind of info you’re looking for Michael, but I want to direct you to this thread:
That thread is full of info mostly gathered by fans, but when Marc joined, we got a lot of specifics on the timeline, songs recorded etc: it’s a fabulous read: I’m sure you’ll love it if you have the time. Well hope this starts to answer your questions Michael but if not, I suggest you post other questions on the other thread and we’ll see if Marc or my friend Jeremy can come in and help. In the meantime, take care. Hugs, sincerely, Sylvie from Canada
the three i have two white label promos and one yellow label
i can ask orrin if he knows of any other labels
i have pictures on facebook
One I have is in a yellow/black Epic sleeve with a further sleeve inside that of a kind of a gold colour and it also has a date written on the record, in red pen, of 11/14/69.....what significance that date has, whether actual date of release or date person received, I do not know. BTW I found mine on e-Bay !! :) That is my little tuppence worth !!! lol.
Sylvia. Your wee Scottish friend.