December 24, 2011

Published 12/24/2011 by Ad-Vinylrecords with 1 comment

(421) Promises - Baby It´s You / What´s A Girl To Do (1978)

Promises was a Canadian based pop group which was founded 1978 in Thousand Oaks, California.
The members were the siblings Leslie Maria Knauer (vocals), Jed Knauer (guitar, piano) and Benny Knauer (keyboards).
Their album "Promises" which was recorded by EMI Electrola record producer Steve Verroca became a flop in the USA and in the UK but their single "Baby It's You" became a smash hit in Europe (especially in Germany where it reached number 4 in the charts) in February 1979.
The group entered the studio to record a U.S. album on Capitol Records produced by Jack Nitzsche, but discordance with that producer resulted in the plug being pulled on the sessions.
After the second single "Let's Get Back Together" became much less, the group split.

A - Baby It´s You (3:49)
Written by: Leslie & Benny Knauer / Produced by: Steve Verroca for EMI / Strings Arranged by: John D´Andrea
B - What´s A Girl To Do (3:05)
Written by: Leslie Knauer / Produced by: Steve Verroca for EMI

Release:  1978
Label:  Bovema Negram
Catalog#  5N 006-77027

Info:  A.D. Vinylrecords

1 comment:

  1. This is Steve Verroca, Promises producer. When I read anything about the group,
    it says it was a flop in America and in the UK. Do to some stupid squabbling between EMI Holland and Capitol records in the States, both of Promises albums
    were never released in the States. Its a long story, if you need to know more contact me