Tuesday, 4 September 2007

The Honey LTD & Eve Collection



It is with great pleasure and happiness that I present to you....., the Honey Ltd and Eve collection! This special package combines the works of the group primarily known as Honey Ltd, while also covering their foundation as the Mama Cats and their later incarnation as Eve.

Honey Ltd are perhaps one of the last great female vocal groups of the sixties, encompassing dream-like harmonies and song writing to fantastic production and arrangement. ... Of course there's much more to the story!


The full history, including interviews. of these groovy girls is provided by Perfect Sound Forever

While the full picture is provided by Spectropop

However the brief version goes something like this...
Four girls (Laura, Marsha Jo, Alex and Joan) meet through university. Finding a common passion for singing, they form a band. Next they meet an influential manager from Detroit, christening them the Mama Cats. Much touring ensues and with one single down an eventual move to LA became their next move. One phone call later, and one meeting with a certain Mr. Hazelwood they hit a recording studio. A publicity campaign is launched and singles follow. Unknown to the band, however, a self-titled LP is released on LHI. Eventually Alex leaves the band and Eve is formed. An LP of theirs is released mid 1970. The band moves on but leaves behind a beautiful legacy...

However that is only a very brief brief - so please do read on at Perfect Sound Forever!

It is however, fair to say that the Honey Ltd LP, is very much a rarity - and can fetch up to prices of $2000 - worth it? You betcha! Included in the collection are 23 songs, including the Mama Cats A-side, the Honey Ltd LP, a non LP single, an alternate version of Louie Louie, the Eve LP and a song scored for the Vanishing Point film soundtrack. This won't be available for too long....so grab it while you can!





This post is dedicated to the great man behind all of this, Lee Hazelwood.


28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Excellent post! Now I have somethjing to listen to when I'm not listening to The Feminine Complex! Surely there's going to be a re-issue?
Phil

Anonymous said...

~This really is excellent! I'm listening to the download now.

Anonymous said...

Thankyou! Needed all this stuff badly. Great blog by the way!

Tym Stevens said...

Hey, I wrote a big Blog piece on all the Girl Groups, and I included a link to bring folks to your Honey Ltd. blog!

Their music is amzing. I listen to it all the time. "Miss You". "I've Got Your Man". Nice rethink of the Knickerbockers' "For Your Mind". Eve's "Lo And Behold".

And the Moppets' "Cry Just a Little" outdoes the original! So eerie and cinematic. It's crazy this stuff hasn't been reissued yet!

mhr_kara said...

just discovered this blog. so much cool girl group music. thanks for posting it. :D

Jay said...

Awwww... I'd just gotten hold of the Eve album, which I'm thoroughly digging. Was so psyched to find the Honey Ltd stuff here but the d/l is already gone - any chance you can restore it for a fan?

jessica said...

Please repost this, I beg of you! I've just come across your blog, and it's brilliant!

Anonymous said...

i second that, please please put this stuff up this for another bit, its not like we can get it anywhere, go on make a few of us so very happy...great blog btw

In Wonderland said...

Is there any way i could still get ahold of that download? My mom was in honey ltd, we dont even have a copy of that record. never did...

Anonymous said...

Please please please

cinnamonK said...

Hi! Just to say thanks for the interest in the post, I'll upload it again for anyone who wants it - just e-mail me an I'll send you the link!

@in_wonderland

Wow, fantastic to hear you mom was a member of the group, does she still perform? Sorry for the delayed response too - hadnt checked comments on old posts for a while!

In Wonderland said...

She performs with her sister still in florida, they sing at parties and things like that, she had all sorts of musical things going on when i was younger but then she had to support me and all that and do all sorts of boring work. All of them still sing beautifully though.

IncaRoads said...

Cinnamonk: call me a class A computer idjut or whatever, but I just can't seem to successfully send an e-mail to you. Anyhoo, would really appreciate you sending me a link for the Honey LTD material whenever you get a chance. Much appreciated!

troutmask@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

hi,
could you please sent me the link for
both eve and the honey ltd. release !!
please please

kai.huwald@bnv-bamberg.de

ignacio said...

Hi,

I would appreciate if you send me the link for the eve and the honey ltd. I've been looking for this music for a long time.

Thanks

iauc@hotmail.com

Dream Ethereal Noise said...

hey) yeye=) very good post! thx so much :))

Shawn said...

I have located master tapes for both their Mama Cats single, and Honey Ltd. tracks but the fellow who handles the Hazelwood Estate states that it is not on his priority list and will see who offers the most money licensing wise.

So while there is some progress, there is also nothing confirmed at this point. Stay tuned to SuperOldies.com for any progress reports, and let's hope this sees a release soon!

In Wonderland said...

Shawn

If you could send me a private message it would be wonderful. I cant really figure out how to do it...Im willing to do all the work to get the records rereleased and if you could give me a hand with what you know it would be eternally appreciated by myself, my mother and the rest of Honey Ltd.

rduht said...
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Sophie1985 said...

Can you please send it to swinging60ies@aol.com?? Thanks a million!

Anonymous said...

Hi cinnamonK and all other bloggers,

I am looking for Honey Ltd songs and more and especially "Come Down" which reached #33 on WSPT radio (Wisconsin) in 1968.

Maybe someone can send me the song or a download link for the LP.

Regards, Damien
damien.avelange@aliceads.fr

Anonymous said...

an error in my e-mail adress :
damien.avelange@aliceadsl.fr

Many thanks,
Damien

Anonymous said...

thanks for the info on the group! if possible, could you send the file you had posted to my email? Thanks for your time!

aarong1413@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Yeah, so the Rapidshare link doesn't work. Can you re-upload it?

Anonymous said...

Never mind. Found it here:

http://sharebee.com/5ab2d230

ccryder137 said...

Hi, as a tribute to these magnificent 'chanteuses américaine', I have set up a blog to serve as a kind of 'collective memory' about these gals, in order that more people can 'discover' them & the truly inspirational music they made:

http://silken-honey.blogspot.com/

I hope that anyone who knows anything about the recording details of any of their tracks will post their memories here, in order to create a digital 'Akashic Record'.

Ciao, Joe De Lede

Anonymous said...

I would truly appreciate a link to a functioning download of the Honey LTD & Eve Collection

Pilgrim Jake said...

Hi- Absolutely love this music - and a very sweet blog too - was wondering if a link to the Honey and Eve post could be emailed to me???

Couldnt work out your email address alas... Mine is
JakeOPilgrim *AT* gmail *dot* com
thanks!