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Introducing the Beau Brummels
The Beau Brummels are proof that the San Francisco scene was an exciting one even before anyone had heard of the Grateful Dead or Jefferson Airplane. With an English-sounding name to capitalize on the British Invasion then dominating U.S. radios, the quintet entered the studio with producer Sylvester Stewart (later known as Sly Stone) and emerged with this 1965 album for Autumn Records. The dozen tracks on INTRODUCING THE BEAU BRUMMELS include ten originals penned by guitarist Ron Elliott, among them the singles “Laugh Laugh” and “Just A Little,” which reached the Top 10. The Beau Brummels' sparkling debut epitomizes 1960s folk-rock in all its jangly goodness.