My feeble attempt at documenting my record collection and music obsession.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Bubblegum Thursday - Ice Cream Milan The Chewin Gum Kid
A little Thursday night bubblegum to get you in the mood for Friday. If this does not make you tap your toes something is seriously wrong with you. This is one of those catchy bubblegum tunes that you know they had a blast recording. Every label jumped on the bubblegum bandwagon and some groups were unfairly given that label. It reminds me of the Ohio Express and I bet Capitol records was hoping for the same success. But alas, it was not to be. This is pretty obscure 1968 promotional 45 and I could find no reference or history of them on the net. My guess was that this was just a studio concoction that Capitol dreamed up with studio musicians until I saw on the label that it was written, produced and arranged by Milan! Milan was a legendary mysterious singer, songwriter and producer of the 60's that recorded under many an alias, most notably "The Leather Boy". Wikipedia has an interesting write up. He died in 1971 at age of 27 (no cause listed but another site I found promoting a compilation album listed he had a brain tumor). Was this him as well under an alias? Of course, it can be found on the fantastic Lost Jukebox series CD #49. I picked this up in the last couple of months with a whole group of promotional Capitol 45's in purrfect shape.