Just a Little
The Beau Brummels was an American rock band. Formed in San Francisco in 1964, the band’s original lineup included Sal Valentino (lead vocals), Ron Elliott (lead guitar), Ron Meagher (bass guitar), Declan Mulligan (rhythm guitar, bass, harmonica), and John Petersen (drums). They were discovered by local disc jockeys who were looking to sign acts to their new label, Autumn Records, where Sylvester Stewart—later known as Sly Stone—produced the group’s early recording sessions. Initially, the band’s musical style blended beat music and folk music and typically drew comparisons to the Beatles, while their later work incorporated other music genres such as psychedelic rock and country rock.
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The best part of radio man’s faves are the ones that I don’t remember until I play it and then go “oh yeh”.
In 1964 The Beau Brummels recorded a song about some guy laughing at a former girlfriend who has now been dumped by a guy he warned her about and he finds it funny now that she knows what it is like to be “lonely, oh so lonely” like he was and maybe still is.
And five years later, the Guess Who had a big hit called Laughing, only this time the guy didn’t realize the girl was laughing at him while stringing him along.
“I didn’t realize that you were laughing
’cause you’re doin’ it to me
(Laughing) it ain’t the way it should be
You took away everything I had, you put the hurt on me”