• Ritchie & The Runarounds (3) aka The Tammys


    Ritchie & The Runarounds (3)  (Franklyn, Pittsburgh)    

     aka The Tammy

    Personnel :

    Corinthian "Kripp" Johnson (Lead)

    Lou Christie

    Gretchen Owens

    Cathy Owens

    Linda Jones


    Discography :

    1963 - Lost In The Crowd / Don'tcha Backtrack (Ascot 2136)

    Biography :

    Ritchie & The Runarounds consisted of Kripp Johnson, Lou Christie, and the girl group the Tammys, and put out one single for Ascot in 1963, "Don'tcha Backtrack"/"Lost in the Crowd." Johnson, formerly in the Del Vikings, takes the lead on both sides, which were written by Christie and Christie's songwriting partner Twyla Herbert.

                       Kripp Johnson                                                                                                            The Tammys

    The flipside is a typical, and typically dreary, early-'60s bridge between doo wop and teen idoldom, while the more frantic A-side is an up-tempo pop/rocker without much of a melody or idiosyncratic drive to make it stand out from so many other releases of the time. Richie Unterberger, Rovi

    Songs :

    Don'tcha Backtrack                             Lost In The Crowd


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