Sound Bites & Double CD Set
The CD covers above are two collections of The Presidents' mono recordings.
"The IBC Studio Sessions" double CD set features 25 tracks (including both sides of the band's 1964 Decca release) which were produced and engineered by Glyn Johns.
"The Greenford Tapes" is a double CD set featuring 34 tracks recorded live in July 1965, at the Oldfield's Hotel, Greenford, Middlesex.
All tracks (some from acetate demo disks) were re-engineered and digitally remastered by Paul Willmott, at Oswald's, Somerset, Bermuda.
The following selection of tracks, chosen to include every member of the band between 1959 to 1965, can be heard by clicking on the red stars:
Two compositions by Ken Headley, produced and recorded by Robin Mayhew, in 2006:
Watch this video, made live at a partial band reunion in December 2016:
The Presidents on YouTube and on CD
In the mid-60s when The Presidents signed with
Decca Records they submitted an acetate recording of "She Said Yeah", a song written by Roddy Jackson and Sony Bono, for possible release ... but it mysteriously disappeared. Incredibiy, almost 53 years later the acetate recording was discovered, prompting surviving band band members to get together and make a YouTube video of a studio performance of this classic song.
The original acetate version is included on the soon to be released (June 29 2018) Ace Records' latest Planet Beat compilation of previously unreleased 1960s tracks from the Shel Talmy Vaults. Click here for full details and to order this CD
Watch The Presidents performing these titles on YouTube:
Buy The Presidents music on CD:
The Candy Man Story
The late Brian Matthews retells the Candy Man story on this segment of BBC Radio2's 'Sounds Of The Sixties' programme. Listen here.