Freddie and the Dreamers Discography

A discography of known releases of Freddie and the Dreamers, currently including vinyl from Britain, the United States and Canada, and most, if not all CD releases.

Why, you ask, is this document on a Gerry and the Pacemakers fan site? Well...I have been somewhat dissatisfied by the quality of Freddie and the Dreamers discographies online, and thus have pulled together this document. It certainly isn't exhaustive (more to come later--vinyl compilations, etc.), put I hope it puts everything in a nice, neat package for fans.

A Note on CDs: Fans of Freddie and the Dreamers don't have the same confusion of compilation CDs as do those of some other 1960s bands that recorded with EMI. (Gerry and the Pacemakers, for example, have had numerous CD compilations issued by EMI, at about the rate of four or five per decade, each issue drawing from the same pool of about 35 tracks, alongside an ever-changing regimen of LP reissues. And the less said about the confused CD reissues of The Yardbirds, the better.) Freddie fans have had about half a dozen compilation re-issues over the past 20 years, with about two in print at any time. There are a few lesser CD compilations, now apparently out-of-print, that I have not listed here.

Unfortunately, the CD reissue of Freddie and the Dreamers albums have been very limited, with just three of their five 1960s UK albums appearing on CD, and then only briefly. (Like many British bands of the era, Freddie and the Dreamers were primarily a singles band and their album offerings have more than a touch of filler.) Sing Along Party and King Freddie And His Dreaming Knights have yet to be re-released, and from those albums only "The 59th Street Bridge Song" has been extracted on any compilations. Perhaps some day...

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UK Discography

UK Albums
Freddie And The Dreamers (1963)
You Were Mad For Me (1964)
Sing-Along Party (1965)
In Disneyland (1966)
King Freddie And His Dreaming Knights (1967)
Oliver In The Overworld (1970)
Oliver In The Overworld ("Original Cast Recording") (1971)
Freddie Garrity - Little Big Time (1974)
The New Freddie And The Dreamers (1976)
The Best Of Freddie And The Dreamers (1977)
Breaking Out (1978)
Greatest Hits And Latest Bits (circa 1980)
Alive & Kicking (circa 1990)
UK Singles
UK EPs
If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody (1963)
Songs From The Film "What A Crazy World" (1964)
You Were Made For Me (1964)
Over You (1964)
Freddie Sings "Just For You" (1964)
Ready Freddie Go! (1965)
Freddie And The Dreamers (1965)

USA Discography

USA Albums
Freddie And The Dreamers (1965)
I'm Telling You Now (1965)
Do The Freddie (1965)
Seaside Swingers (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (1965)
Frantic Freddie (1965)
Three At The Top (1965)
Fun Lovin Freddie (1965)
The Best Of Freddie And The Dreamers (1979)
USA Singles
USA EPs
Fun Lovin' Freddie (1965)

Canadian Discography

Canadian Albums
Just For You (1964)
In Orbit (1965)
Ready Freddie Go (1965)
Songs From The Movie Seaside Swingers (1965)
Three At The Top (with Tom Jones & Johnny Rivers) (1966)
Canadian singles

CD Releases

UK Album Reissues
Freddie and the Dreamers (EMI, 1999)
You Were Mad For Me / In Disneyland 2on1 (EMI, 2002)
Compilation CDs - 1960s Recordings
The Ultimate Collection (EMI, 2006)
The Best Of Freddie And The Dreamers: The Definitive Collection (EMI, 1992)
The Best Of The EMI Years (EMI, 1992)
The Very Best of Freddie And The Dreamers (EMI, 1997 & 2008)
Greatest Hits (EMI, 1998)
A's, B's & EP's (EMI, 2004)
The EP Collection (See For Miles, 1990)
Best Of The 60s (Disky, c. 2000)
Original Hits (Disky, c. 2000)
Freddie And The Dreamers (Rock in Beat)
Post-1960s (?) Recordings
The Collection (Object Enterprises, 1990)
The Best Of Freddie And The Dreamers (Pegasus, 2003)
You Were Made For Me (Hallmark, 2005)

A Note On Sources

Links


UK Discography

Freddie And The Dreamers

Columbia Records - 33SX 1577
Release Date: October 1963
Chart Peak: 5

Side One

  1. If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody
  2. Some Other Guy
  3. Somebody Else's Girl
  4. Yes I Do
  5. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
  6. Drink This Up It'll Make You Sleep
  7. I Understand (Just How You Feel)

Side Two

  1. Sally Anne
  2. I'm A Hog For You
  3. Wedding
  4. Money (That's What I Want)
  5. Crying
  6. He Got What He Wanted (But He Lost What He Had)
  7. Kansas City

CD Reissue:

Freddie And The Dreamers (1999) EMI 7243 4 99417 2 4 - contains complete mono and stereo versions of the album. Out of Print.


You Were Mad For Me

Columbia Records - 33SX 1663
Release Date: October 1964

Side One

  1. Jailer Bring Me Water
  2. It Doesn't Matter Anymore
  3. Tell Me When
  4. Cut Across Shorty
  5. I'll Never Dance Again
  6. What'd I Say
  7. See You Later Alligator

Side Two

  1. Early In The Morning
  2. I Think Of You
  3. Only You
  4. Johnny B Goode
  5. I Don't Love You Anymore
  6. Say It Isn't True
  7. Write Me A Letter

Reissued in 1966 at See You Later Alligator - Regal REG/SREG 1075.

Reissued in 1967 as Hits With Freddie And The Dreamers - MFP 1168 (Mono). (Title given as Only You in discography of The Definitive Collection (EMI CD, 1992).

CD Reissue:

You Were Mad For Me / In Disneyland - 2on1 (2001) EMI 7243 5 38846 2 8 - contains the mono version of this album. Out of Print.


Sing-Along Party

Columbia Records - SX 1785 (Mono only?)
Release Date: November 1965

Side One

  1. Medley: Over You / I'm Telling You Now / If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody
  2. Medley: She Was A Lass From Lancashire / I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now / You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby
  3. Medley: For Me And My Gal / She's Sorry Now
  4. Medley: California Here I Come / I'm Just Wild About Harry / I Only Have Eyes For You

Side Two

  1. Medley: I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles / You Were Made For Me / Tip-Toe Through The Tulips With Me
  2. Medley: Whispering / By The Light Of The Silvery Moon / When You're Smiling
  3. Medley: If You Were The Only Girl / For You / I'll Be Your Sweetheart
  4. Medley: Rockabye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody / Ma! He's Making Eyes At Me / Ain't We Got Fun

Reissued in (1967 or 1969) - UK World Record Club ST 928, new cover (depicted above right) and in stereo.

Evidently a pure attempt by EMI to get product out quickly for the 1965 Christmas sales, the scarcity of the record suggests that the sales were not terribly successful. This LP has remained out-of-print for forty years in any medium, presumably because the cost of rights clearances would be astronomical.


In Disneyland

Columbia Records - SCX 6069
Release Date: October 1966

Side One

  1. Ugly Bug Ball
  2. When You Wish Upon A Star
  3. When I See An Elephant Fly
  4. Winnie The Pooh
  5. Chim Chim Cheree
  6. Heigh Ho

Side Two

  1. Unbirthday Song
  2. Siamese Cat Song
  3. Whistle While You Work
  4. Give A Little Whistle
  5. Ballad Of Dick Turpin
  6. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Reissued in 1969 - UK World Records ST 1050

One of the more unusual theme albums recorded by a 60s beat group. Apparently intended to help Freddie and/or the Dreamers find a new audience, having failed to place a single on the charts in 1966, In Disneyland features Freddie singing in front of lush orchestral arrangements of songs from Disney movies. The results are pleasant enough, showing the suitability of Freddie's voice for light entertainment, but its presence in the group's discography is more than a touch incongruous.

CD Reissue:

You Were Mad For Me / In Disneyland - 2on1 (2001) EMI 7243 5 38846 2 8 - contains the stereo version of this album. Out of Print.


King Freddie And His Dreaming Knights

Columbia Records - SX 6177
Release Date: November 1967

Side One

  1. I Fell In Love With Your Picture
  2. The Doll House Is Empty
  3. Picture Of You
  4. The 59th Street Bridge Song
  5. So Many Different Ways
  6. Children
  7. The Night Is Over

Side Two

  1. There's Got To Be A Word
  2. Juanita Banana
  3. Sing C'est La Vie
  4. Don't Tell Me That
  5. Is It Love?
  6. You've Got Me Going
  7. Look For The Rainbow

This release is incredibly rare, having sold poorly on original release and still (as of 2009) awaiting reissue by EMI on CD. There is a (grey-market) re-release of this LP, though it appears with almost equal rarity.


Oliver In The Overworld

Regal Starline SRS 5019
Release Date: c. 1970

Side One

  1. I Wanna Go To The Overworld
  2. How D'ja Do
  3. Overroad
  4. You Can't Go Wrong
  5. It Can't Be This

Side Two

  1. Day By Day
  2. Harry The Heater
  3. Gimmie Dat Ding
  4. Undercog Song
  5. I'll Come Back And See You Again

This LP was credited to "Freddie and the Dreamers". Much scarcer than the subsequent Original Cant Recording.


Oliver In The Overworld - Original Cast Recording

CBS 70096
Release Date: Jan. 1971

Side One

  1. I Want To Go To The Overworld (Freddie Garrity)
  2. Clockwork And Music (Philip Ray)
  3. The Clockwork King's Key (David King)
  4. You're Oliver The Clock (Freddie Garrity And Graham Haberfield)
  5. The Undercog's Sad Song (Graham Haberfield And Blake Butler)
  6. How To Get In When You're Out (Freddie Garrity)
  7. You Are A Most Peculiar Buoy (Debbie Bowen)
  8. Don't Underestimate The Undercog (Graham Haberfield)

Side Two

  1. The Song Of The Hungry Drains (Gordon Clyde)
  2. When You Lose A Very Good Friend (Freddie Garrity)
  3. Windy Bill's Song (Christopher Benjamin)
  4. The Little Girl Who Never Cried (Freddy Garrity)
  5. The Belle Telephone Song (The Satin Bells)
  6. It's Good To Be Together Again! (Freddie Garrity And Peter Birrell)
  7. Inspiration Day (Freddie Garrity, Peter Birrell)

An "original cast recording" billed as "starring Freddie Garrity" and featuring various artists (performers indicated in parentheses in track listing)--an entirely different album from the Starline LP from 1970.

In the early 70's, Freddie starred on a British television children's show entitled Little Big Time and produced by Southern Television in Southampton. The segment Oliver in the Overworld was supposed to be exceptionally freaky, and was a sort of musical psychedelic feature with Freddie Garrity. The album features songs by:

Garrity, Freddie ~ Himself
Haberfield, Graham ~ The Undercog
King, David ~ The Mighty Dictaphone
Butler, Blake ~ The Grim Gramophone
Bowen, Debbie ~ Princess Necessity
Ray, Philip ~ The Clockwork King
Birrell, Peter ~ Oliver the Clock
Clyde, Gordon ~ Chief High Pipe
Benjamin, Christopher ~ Windy Bill
The Satin Bells ~ The Belle Telephones


Freddie Garrity - Little Big Time

Bus Stop Records 5002
Released: 1974

Side One

  1. Hello Kids
  2. The Chicken Song
  3. Pennies From Heaven
  4. Food Glorious Food
  5. Let The Spirit Shine
  6. It's Good For You
  7. The Pooh Pooh Pooh March

Side Two

  1. The Pooh Pooh Pooh March
  2. Sweet Lips
  3. It's Behind You
  4. Jasper & Taff (The Ballad of Bonnie & Clyde)
  5. Remember The Good Times
  6. Orang-Utan
  7. Pooh Pooh Pooh


The New Freddie And The Dreamers

Arny's Shack Records, AS 007
Released: 1976

Side One

  1. Fool of Somebody
  2. Don't Go
  3. I Should Have Known Better
  4. Children
  5. Sweet Sam
  6. I'm Telling You Now
Side Two
  1. You Were Made For Me
  2. I Saw You
  3. It's Me Now
  4. Part of Your Love
  5. I Understand
  6. I Believe in Music


Breaking Out

Arny's Shack Records, AS 025
Released: 1978

Side One

  1. Glass of Champagne
  2. Fool Of Somebody
  3. Supersonic Cinderella
  4. Here We Go
  5. I Dont Understand You
  6. Nicola
  7. Tin Pan Alley
  8. Radio
Side Two
  1. Play That Song Again
  2. I Understand
  3. I Know, You Know
  4. Send A Letter To Me
  5. Old Dan
  6. Turning Me Inside Out
  7. I Saw Ya


The Best Of Freddie And The Dreamers

EMI NUT 11
Released Dec. 1977

Side One

  1. I'm Telling You Now
  2. Playboy
  3. If You've Got a Minute, Baby
  4. Short Shorts
  5. Over You
  6. I Understand (Just How You Feel)
  7. If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody
  8. Do the Freddie
  9. What Have I Done to You
  10. Don't Make Me Cry

Side Two

  1. You Were Made for Me
  2. I Don't Love You Anymore
  3. Tell Me When
  4. Just for You
  5. A Little You
  6. I Just Don't Understand
  7. I'm a Hog for You
  8. Johnny B. Goode
  9. I Love You Baby
  10. It Doesn't Matter Anymore

A compilation of classic tracks from the 1960s.


Greatest Hits And Latest Bits

Arny's Shack Records AS 055
Released: circa 1980

Side One

  1. You Were Made For Me
  2. Ruby
  3. Writing A Love Song
  4. Bad Moon Rising
  5. Love, Love, Love
  6. I See A Star
  7. Short Shorts

Side Two

  1. I'm Telling You Now
  2. I Understand
  3. Juke Box Jury
  4. If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody
  5. I Feel Fine
  6. Loving You
  7. Singing The Blues

Re-recordings of old hits and new songs.


Alive & Kicking

Released: circa 1990

Track Listing (CD)

  1. I Am A Singer In A Sixties Band
  2. Hang On Sloopy
  3. Why Do Fools Fall In Love?
  4. You Were Made For Me
  5. Let's Dance
  6. I've Got You Under My Skin
  7. Barbara Ann
  8. Take Me Back
  9. Daydream Believer
  10. I Love You Baby
  11. I Understand
  12. Peppermint Twist
  13. If You Gotta Make A Fool of Somebody
  14. I'm Telling You Now
  15. Over You

Another mix of old songs and recent covers. Also released on cassette. I have never seen an LP version of this, and as I am uncertain as to its release date, have no clue if any exist.


UK Singles

If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody / Feel So Blue
Columbia DB 7032 - Released May 1963 - Chart Peak: 3

I'm Telling You Now / What Have I Done To You
Columbia DB 7086 - Released Aug. 1963 - Chart Peak: 2

You Were Made For Me / Send A Letter To Me
Columbia DB 7147 - Released Nov. 1963 - Chart Peak: 3

Over You / Come Back When You're Ready
Columbia DB 7214 - Released Feb. 1964 - Chart Peak: 13

I Love You Baby / Don't Make Me Cry
Columbia DB 7286 - Released May 1964 - Chart Peak: 16

Just For You / Don't Do That To Me
Columbia DB 7322 - Released July 1964 - Chart Peak: 41

I Understand (Just How You Feel) / I Will
Columbia DB 7381 - Released Oct. 1964 - Chart Peak: 5

A Little You / Things I'd Like To Say
Columbia DB 7526 - Released Mar. 1965 - Chart Peak: 26

Thou Shalt Not Steal / I Don't Know
Columbia DB 7720 - Released Oct. 1965 - Chart Peak: 44

If You've Got A Minute Baby / When I'm Home With You
Columbia DB 7857 - Released Feb. 1966

Playboy / Some Day
Columbia DB 7929 - Released May 1966

Turn Around / Funny Over You
Columbia DB 8033 - Released Oct. 1966

Hello Hello / All I Ever Want Is You
Columbia DB 8137 - Released Feb. 1967

Brown And Porters (Meat Exporters) Lorry / Little Brown Eyes
Columbia DB 8200 - Released June 1967

The Maybe Song / The Long Road
Columbia DB 8340 - Released Jan. 1968 - Credited to "The Dreamers"

Little Red Donkey / So Many Different Ways
Columbia DB 8368 - Released Feb. 1968 - Credited to "Freddie Garrity and the Dreamers"

You Belong To Me / Little Big Time
Columbia DB 8496 - Released Oct. 1968 - Credited to "Freddie Garrity"

It's Great / Gabardine Mac
Columbia DB 8517 - Released Dec. 1968

Get Around Downtown Girl / What To Do
Columbia DB 8601 - Released July 1969

Susan's Tuba / You Hurt Me Girl
Philips 6006 098 - Released April 1971

I Understand / I Know, You Know, We Know
UK 55 - Released Nov. 1973 - Credited to "Freddie Garrity"

Hello Kids / It's Good For You
Bus Stop BUS 1017 - Released June 1974 - Credited to "Freddie Garrity"

The Chicken Song / Pooh! Pooh! Pooh!
Bus Stop BUS 1022 - Released Nov. 1974 - Credited to "Freddie Garrity"

Here We Go / I Saw Ya
Polydor 2059 041 - Released June 1978


UK EPs

If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody

Columbia Records - SEG 8275
Release Date: Oct. 1963

Side One

  1. If You Gotta Make A Fool of Somebody
  2. Feel So Blue
Side Two
  1. I'm Telling You Now
  2. The Viper


Songs From The Film "What A Crazy World"

Columbia Records - SEG 8287
Release Date: Jan. 1964

Side One

  1. Sally Anne
  2. Camptown Races
Side Two
  1. Lonely Boy
  2. Short Shorts


You Were Made For Me

Columbia Records - SEG 8302
Release Date: Feb. 1964

Side One

  1. You Were Made For Me
  2. Money (That's What I Want)
Side Two
  1. Send A Letter To Me
  2. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah


Over You

Columbia Records - SEG 8323
Release Date: April 1964

Side One

  1. Over You
  2. Come Back When You're Ready
Side Two
  1. Kansas City
  2. I'm A Hog For You


Freddie Sings "Just For You"

Columbia Records - SEG 8349
Release Date: July 1964

Side One

  1. I Love You Bay
  2. Don't Make Me Cry
Side Two
  1. Just For You
  2. I Just Don't Understand


Ready Freddie Go!

Columbia Records - SEG 8403
Release Date: March 1965

Side One

  1. Silly Girl
  2. Little Bitty Pretty One
Side Two
  1. In My Baby's Arms
  2. She Belongs To You


Freddie And The Dreamers

Columbia Records - SEG 8457
Release Date: Sept. 1965

Side One

  1. I Wonder Who The Lucky Guy Will Be
  2. A Windmill In Old Amsterdam
Side Two
  1. Do The Freddie
  2. A Love Like You



USA Discography

Freddie And The Dreamers

Mercury MG 21017 (Mono) / SR 61017 (Stereo)
Released: March 1965
Chart Peak: 19

Side One

  1. I Understand (Just How You Feel)
  2. Money (That's What I Want)
  3. Kansas City
  4. Early In The Morning
  5. It Doesn't Matter Anymore
  6. Sally Anne

Side Two

  1. Yes I Do
  2. Tell Me When
  3. Johnny B Goode
  4. I Don't Love You Any More
  5. Say It Isn't True
  6. If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody


I'm Telling You Now

Tower Records - T 5003 (Mono) / DT 5003 (Duophonic)
Released: April 1965

Side One

  1. I'M TELLING YOU NOW - Freddie & The Dreamers
  2. That's My Baby - Four Just Men
  3. Things Will Never Be The Same - Four Just Men
  4. Questions I Can't Answer - Heinz
  5. The Beating Of My Heart - Heinz
  6. Low Grades And High Fever - Linda Laine And The Sinners

Side Two

  1. WHAT HAVE I DONE TO YOU - Freddie & the Dreamers
  2. Head Over Heels - Mike Rabin And The Demons
  3. I'm Leaving You - Mike Rabin And The Demons
  4. I'm Gonna Jump - The Toggery Five
  5. Bye Bye Bird - The Toggery Five
  6. After Today - Linda Laine And The Sinners


Do The Freddie

Mercury MG21026 (Mono) / SR61026 (Stereo)
Released: May 1965
Chart Peak: 85

Side One

  1. Do The Freddie
  2. She Belongs To You
  3. Over You
  4. Little Bitty Pretty One
  5. In My Baby's Arms
  6. Things I'd Like To Say

Side Two

  1. A Little You
  2. A Love Like You
  3. Silly Girl
  4. Don't Do That To Me - from the film "Everyday's A Holiday"
  5. Feel So Blue
  6. Just For You - from the film "Just For You"


Seaside Swingers (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Mercury Records - MG 21031 (Mono) /SR 61031 (Stereo)
Released: June 1965

Side One

  1. WHAT'S COOKING - Freddie & The Dreamers
  2. Every Day's A Holiday - John Leyton-Mike Sarne-Grazina Frame
  3. All I Want Is You - John Leyton
  4. Love Me Please - Mike Sarne
  5. A Boy Needs A Girl - John Leyton-Grazina Frame

Side Two

  1. DON'T DO THAT TO ME - Freddie & The Dreamers
  2. Say You Do - John Leyton-Mike Sarne-Grazina Frame
  3. Indubitably Me - Mike Sarne
  4. Second Time Shy - Grazina Frame
  5. Crazy Horse Saloon - John Leyton


Frantic Freddie

Mercury MG 21053(Mono) / SG 61053 (Stereo)
Released: Oct. 1965

Side One

  1. A Windmill In Old Amsterdam
  2. Short Shorts
  3. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
  4. Drink This Up, It'll Make You Sleep
  5. Crying
  6. Camptown Races

Side Two

  1. How's About Trying Your Luck With Me
  2. Jailer Bring Me Water
  3. Cut Across Shorty
  4. See You Later Alligator
  5. I'm A Hog For You
  6. What'd I Say


Three At The Top

Tower Records - T 5007 (Mono) / DT 5007 (Duophonic)
Released: Oct. 1965

Side One

  1. Lonely Joe - Tom Jones
  2. I Was A Fool - Tom Jones
  3. I'M TELLING YOU NOW - Freddie & The Dreamers
  4. YOU WERE MADE FOR ME - Freddie & The Dreamers
  5. WHAT HAVE I DONE TO YOU? - Freddie & The Dreamers
  6. SEND A LETTER TO ME - Freddie & The Dreamers

Side Two

  1. Little Lonely One - Tom Jones
  2. That's What We'll All Do - Tom Jones
  3. This Could Be The One - Johnny Rivers
  4. If You Want It, I Got It - Johnny Rivers
  5. Double "C" Cinnamin Cinder- Johnny Rivers


Fun Lovin Freddie

Mercury MG 21061(Mono) / SG 61061 (Stereo)
Released: Dec. 1965

Side One

  1. He Got What He Wanted (But He Lost What He Had)
  2. Thou Shalt Not Steal
  3. I Think Of You
  4. I'll Never Dance Again
  5. Somebody Else's Girl
  6. Lonely Boy

Side Two

  1. Funny Over You
  2. Don't Tell Me That
  3. I Feel In Love With Your Picture
  4. I Wonder Who The Lucky Guy Will Be
  5. Some Other Guy
  6. Write Me A Letter


The Best Of Freddie And The Dreamers

Capitol SM-11896
Released: February 1979

Side One

  1. I'm Telling You Now
  2. Over You
  3. I Understand (Just How You Feel)
  4. If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody
  5. You Were Made for Me

Side Two

  1. Tell Me When
  2. Just for You
  3. A Little You
  4. I Just Don't Understand
  5. I Love You Baby

A compilation of classic tracks from the 1960s.


USA Singles

I'm Telling You Now / What Have I Done To You
Capitol 5053 - Released Oct. 1963

You Were Made For Me / Send A Letter To Me
Capitol 5137 - Released Mar. 1964

I Love You Baby / Don't Make Me Cry
Mercury 72285 - Released May 1964

Just For You / Don't Do That To Me
Mercury 72327 - Released July 1964

I Understand (Just How You Feel) / I Will
Mercury 72377 - Released Jan. 1965 - Chart Peak: 36

I'm Telling You Now / What Have I Done To You
Tower 125 - Released Mar. 1965 - Chart Peak: 1

Do The Freddie / Tell Me When
Mercury 72428 - Released April 1965 - Chart Peak: 18

You Were Made For Me / So Fine (by the Beat Merchants)
Tower 127 - Released April 1965 - Chart Peak: 21

A Little You / Things I'd Like To Say
Mercury 72462 - ReleasedJuly 1965 - Chart Peak: 48

Send A Letter To Me / There's Not One Thing (by Just Four Men)
Tower 163 - Released Aug. 1965 - Chart Peak: 123

A Windmill in Old Amsterdam / I Don't Know
Mercury 72487 - Released Oct. 1965

If You've Got A Minute Baby / When I'm Home With You
Mercury 72548 - Released Feb. 1966

Some Day / Short Shorts
Mercury 72604 - Released July 1966

Come Back When You Grow Up / Oh What A Lovely Day
United Artists 50239 - Unreleased


USA EPs

Fun Lovin' Freddie

Mercury "Compact 6" SR-661-C
Released: Dec. 1965

Side One

  1. Thou Shalt Not Steal
  2. Funny Over You
  3. He Got What He Wanted (But He Lost What He Had)

Side Two

  1. I Fell In Love With Your Picture
  2. I Think Of You
  3. Some Other Guy



Canadian Discography

Canadian Albums

Just For You

Capitol T6085 (Mono only)
Released: October 1964

Side One

  1. Just For You
  2. Come Back When You're Ready
  3. Over You
  4. You Were Made For Me
  5. I'm Telling You Now
  6. Don't Do That To Me
Side Two
  1. I Love You Baby
  2. Don't Make Me Cry
  3. If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody
  4. Money
  5. Some Other Guy
  6. Yes I Do

This album is also referred to as I Love You Baby, and is listed as such on most (all?) record labels.


In Orbit

Capitol T6121 (Mono only)
Released: May 1965

Side One

  1. I Understand
  2. Jailer Bring Me Water
  3. Tell Me When
  4. I'll Never Dance Again
  5. What'd I Say
  6. See You Later Alligator
Side Two
  1. Only You
  2. Early In The Morning
  3. I Think Of You
  4. I Don't Love You Anymore
  5. Say It Isn't True
  6. Write Me A Letter


Ready Freddie Go


Capitol T6130 (Mono only)
Released: July 1965

Side One

  1. Do the Freddie
  2. It Doesn't Matter Anymore
  3. In My Baby's Arms
  4. Johnny B. Goode
  5. Kansas City
  6. Little Bitty Pretty One
Side Two
  1. Lonely Boy
  2. She Belongs to You
  3. Short Shorts
  4. Silly Girl
  5. The Wedding
  6. Zip A Dee Do Dah


Songs From The Movie Seaside Swingers


Capitol T6132 (Mono only)
Released: August 1965

Track listing to follow...
The same as (or similar to) the American release of the same title on Mercury Records.


Three At The Top (with Tom Jones & Johnny Rivers)

Capitol T6154 (Mono only)
Released: January 1966

Track listing to follow...
Apparently the same as (or similar to) the American release of the same title on Tower Records.


Canadian singles

If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody / Feel So Blue
Capitol 72111

I Love You Baby / Don't Make Me Cry
Capitol 72165

Just For You / Dont Do That To Me
Capitol 72184

I Understand / I Will
Capitol 72206

I'm Telling You Now / What Have I Done To You?
Capitol 72227

You Were Made For Me / Money
Capitol 72236

Do The Freddie / Tell Me When
Capitol 72245

A Little You / Things I'd Like To Say
Capitol 72276

Windmill In Old Amsterdam / Hows About Trying Your Luck With Me
Capitol 72296

If Youve Got A Minute Baby / When Im With You
Capitol 72348

Playboy / Some Day
Capitol 72373



CD Releases

Freddie and the Dreamers

EMI 7243-4-99417-2-4
Releases: 1999

  1. If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody (Mono)
  2. Some Other Guy
  3. Somebody Else's Girl
  4. Yes I Do
  5. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
  6. Drink This Up It'll Make You Sleep
  7. I Understand
  8. Sally Anne
  9. I'm A Hog For You
  10. Wedding
  11. Money (That's What I Want)
  12. Crying
  13. He Got What He Wanted (But He Lost What He Had)
  14. Kansas City
  15. If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody (Stereo)
  16. Drink This Up It'll Make You Sleep
  17. Somebody Else's Girl
  18. Yes I Do
  19. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
  20. Money (That's What I Want)
  21. I Understand
  22. Sally Anne
  23. I'm A Hog For You
  24. Wedding
  25. Some Other Guy
  26. Crying
  27. He Got What He Wanted (But He Lost What He Had)
  28. Kansas City

Out of print. A remastered release of the band's first UK album. On my copy of this CD, tracks 15 through 28 (the stereo version) are out-of-order as indicated above. According to the insert, they should match the sequence of the first 14 tracks, but they do not.


You Were Mad For Me / In Disneyland 2on1

EMI 7243-5-38846-2-8
Releases: 2002

  1. Jailer Bring Me Water
  2. It Doesn't Matter Anymore
  3. Tell Me When
  4. Cut Across Shorty
  5. I'll Never Dance Again
  6. What'd I Say
  7. See You Later Alligator
  8. Early In The Morning
  9. I Think Of You
  10. Only You
  11. Johnny B Goode
  12. I Don't Love You Anymore
  13. Say It Isn't True
  14. Write Me A Letter
  15. Ugly Bug Ball
  16. When You Wish Upon A Star
  17. When I See An Elephant Fly
  18. Winnie The Pooh
  19. Chim Chim Cheree
  20. Heigh Ho
  21. Unbirthday Song
  22. Siamese Cat Song
  23. Whistle While You Work
  24. Give A Little Whistle
  25. Ballad Of Dick Turpin
  26. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Out of print. You Were Mad For Me (tracks 1-14) presented in mono. In Disneyland (tracks 15-26) in stereo. No liner notes, just reproductions of the original front and back cover.


The Ultimate Collection

EMI 0946 3 55426 2 2
Released: 2006

Disc One

  1. If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody
  2. Feel So Blue
  3. I'm Telling You Now
  4. What Have I Done To You
  5. You Were Made For Me
  6. Send A Letter To Me
  7. Over You
  8. Come Back When You're Ready
  9. I Love You Baby
  10. Don't Make Me Cry
  11. Just For You
  12. Don't Do That To Me
  13. I Understand
  14. I Will
  15. A Little You
  16. Things I'd Like To Say
  17. Thou Shalt Not Steal *
  18. I Don't Know *
  19. If You've Got A Minute Baby *
  20. When I'm Home With You *
  21. Playboy
  22. Some Day
  23. Turn Around
  24. Funny Over You *
  25. Hello Hello *
  26. All I Ever Want Is You
  27. Brown And Porters
  28. Little Brown Eyes
  29. It's Great
  30. Gabardine Mac
  31. Get Around Downtown Girl
  32. What To Do

Disc Two

  1. Yes I Do *
  2. Tell Me When *
  3. I Think Of You *
  4. Don't Love You Anymore *
  5. Do The Freddie *
  6. A Love Like You
  7. How's About Trying Your Luck With Me
  8. Money (That's What I Want)
  9. Zip A Dee Doo Dah
  10. Kansas City
  11. It Doesn't Matter Anymore *
  12. Johnny B Goode *
  13. Little Bitty Pretty One
  14. I'm A Hog For You
  15. I Just Don't Understand
  16. Silly Girl
  17. In My Baby's Arms
  18. I Wonder Who The Lucky Guy Will Be
  19. The Viper
  20. Sally Anne *
  21. Jailer Bring Me Water *
  22. See You Later Alligator *
  23. Some Other Guy
  24. Crying
  25. 59th Street Bridge Song (Feeling Groovy)
  26. What I'd Say
  27. A Windmill In Old Amsterdam
  28. Camp Town Races
  29. Short Shorts
  30. When I See An Elephant Fly *

All tracks mono except (*) stereo.

By far the best Freddie and the Dreamers collection on the market. Disc one includes the band's singles (A & B sides) in chronological order, with disc two containing highlights of LP and EP tracks. With 62 songs spread over two discs, it is unlikely that we will see a more comprehensive release from EMI any time soon, short of a "Complete Recorded Works" CD set (as EMI has done for a few British Invasion bands, including Gerry and the Pacemakers, Herman's Hermits, The Swinging Blue Jeans, Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas, Manfred Mann...while other labels have done similar collections for The Merseybeats, The Big Three, The Zombies), though some might consider that overkill. Of all the other readily-available compilations, the only track not found in this collection is "She Belongs To You" (available on The EP Collection only.)

Sound quality is generally superb. My only complaint is that the liner notes leave much to be desired, being brief and including the sloppy factual errors that the band wrote "Do The Freddie", and played in Hamburg in the early-60s.


The Best Of Freddie And The Dreamers: The Definitive Collection

EMI (USA) CDP-7-96979-2
Released: 1992

  1. If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody
  2. Yes I Do
  3. I'm Telling You Now
  4. What Have I Done to You
  5. You Were Made for Me
  6. Send a Letter to Me
  7. Over You
  8. Come Back When You're Ready
  9. I Love You Baby
  10. Don't Make Me Cry
  11. Just for You
  12. Tell Me When
  13. I Think of You
  14. I Don't Love You Anymore
  15. I Understand (Just How You Feel) [Version #2]
  16. Do the Freddie
  17. A Little You
  18. Things I'd Like to Say
  19. A Love Like You
  20. How's About Trying Your Luck With Me
  21. If You've Got a Minute, Baby
  22. When I'm Home With You
  23. Playboy *
  24. Turn Around *
  25. Brown and Porters (Meat Exporters) Lorry *
  26. Seaside Swingers - radio promo 1 [unlisted]
  27. Seaside Swingers - radio promo 2 [unlisted]

All tracks stereo except (*) mono (1992 EMI release only).

Out of print. Original EMI issue from 1992 has probably the best liner notes I have seen of a Freddie and the Dreamers CD, incorporating a detailed discography, band history, and detailed information on each track. Many, if not all of the stereo tracks are 1990s re-mixes, as was common with this EMI series.

Re-issued with same track listing by Collectable Records as The Very Best Of Freddie And The Dreamers (pictured above right), which may not have as detailed notes.


The Best Of The EMI Years

EMI (UK)
Released: circa 1992

  1. If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody
  2. Feel So Blue
  3. I'm Telling You Now
  4. What Have I Done To You
  5. You Were Made For Me
  6. Send A Letter To Me
  7. The Viper
  8. Yes I Do
  9. Sally Anne
  10. Money (That's What I Want)
  11. Over You
  12. I Love You Baby
  13. Come Back When You're Ready
  14. Don't Make Me Cry
  15. I Understand
  16. Just For You
  17. Jailer Bring Me Water
  18. It Doesn't Matter Anymore
  19. See You Later Alligator
  20. Tell Me When
  21. I Think Of You
  22. I Don't Love You Anymore
  23. A Little You
  24. Things I'd Like To Say
  25. Thou Shalt Not Steal
  26. Silly Girl
  27. Do The Freddie
  28. A Love Like You
  29. If You've Got A Minute, Baby
  30. When I'm Home With You
  31. Playboy
  32. Turn Around
  33. Brown And Porters ( Meat Exporters) Lorry
  34. Gabardine Mac

Out of print. The UK release corresponding to (and expanding upon) the American Definitive Collection. Prior to the release of The Ultimate Collection, this was the most comprehensive of the band's CD compilations.


The Very Best of Freddie And The Dreamers

EMI (UK) - 1998 version
EMI (UK) - 216 8462 (2008 version)

  1. I'm Telling You Now
  2. I Understand
  3. It Doesn't Matter Anymore
  4. If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody
  5. You Were Made for Me
  6. See You Later Alligator
  7. Do the Freddie
  8. I Think of You
  9. Feel So Blue
  10. Over You
  11. I Love You Baby
  12. The Viper
  13. If You've Got a Minute Baby
  14. Just for You
  15. Money (That's What I Want)
  16. A Little You
  17. Thou Shalt Not Steal
  18. Jailer Bring Me Water
  19. I Don't Love You Anymore
  20. Playboy
  21. A Windmill in Old Amsterdam
  22. Tell Me When
  23. Come Back When You're Ready
  24. Short Shorts
  25. Sally Anne
  26. Don't Make Me Cry
  27. I Just Don't Understand
  28. Silly Girl
  29. A Love Like You

I don't have this release, but expect that it has the same high-quality sound as all other EMI releases. Originally issued in 1997 (depicted above left), the release received a new cover in 2008 (above right). I don't know if it received any remastering in the process--I doubt it.


Greatest Hits

EMI (UK) - CDMFPE 7243 4 96170 2 5
Released: 1998

  1. I'm Telling You Now
  2. I Understand (Just How You Feel)
  3. It Doesn't Matter Anymore
  4. If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody
  5. You Were Made for Me
  6. See You Later Alligator
  7. Do the Freddie
  8. I Think of You
  9. Feel So Blue
  10. Over You
  11. I Love You Baby
  12. The Viper
  13. If You've Got a Minute Baby
  14. Just for You
  15. Money (That's What I Want)
  16. A Little You
  17. Thou Shalt Not Steal
  18. Jailer Bring Me Water
  19. I Don't Love You Anymore
  20. Playboy
  21. A Windmill in Old Amsterdam
  22. Tell Me When
  23. Come Back When You're Ready
  24. Short Shorts
  25. Sally Anne

Out of print.


A's, B's & EP's

EMI (UK) - 7243-5-96812-2-1
Released: 2004

  1. If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody
  2. Feel So Blue
  3. I'm Telling You Now
  4. What Have I Done to You
  5. You Were Made for Me
  6. Send a Letter to Me
  7. Money (That's What I Want)
  8. Zip a Dee Doo Dah
  9. Over You
  10. Come Back When You're Ready
  11. Kansas City
  12. I'm a Hog for You
  13. I Love You Baby
  14. Don't Make Me Cry
  15. Just For You
  16. I Just Don't Understand
  17. I Understand (Just How You Feel)
  18. I Will
  19. A Little You
  20. Things I'd Like to Say
  21. Silly Girl
  22. In My Baby's Arms
  23. I Wonder Who the Lucky Guy Will Be
  24. A Love Like You

Part of a series of British Invasion groups, collecting hit singles and fleshing the collection out with other b-sides and EP tracks. All tracks are in mono. All of these mono cuts appear on The Ultimate Collection 2-CD set. This release also uses the now-abandoned "Copy Control" format, a failed attempt at preventing ripping of the music--it was really only effective at making the disc not play in certain players (particularly some car stereos).


The EP Collection

See For Miles Records - SEECD 299
Released: circa 1990

  1. Do the Freddie
  2. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
  3. A Windmill in Old Amsterdam
  4. I'm Telling You Now
  5. Feel So Blue
  6. Money (That's What I Want)
  7. Kansas City
  8. I'm a Hog for You, Baby
  9. I Just Don't Understand
  10. I Love You Baby
  11. Don't Make Me Cry
  12. You Were Made for Me
  13. Sally Anne
  14. Just for You
  15. Silly Girl
  16. Little Bitty Pretty One
  17. Over You
  18. She Belongs to You
  19. A Love Like You
  20. Come Back When You're Ready
  21. Short Shorts
  22. If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody

Out of print?? An early CD, which I believe is out of print, remarkable only for being the only CD source I can find of the track "She Belongs to You". See For Miles usually had competent liner notes in this series.


Best Of The 60s

Disky Records 851652
Released: circa 2000

  1. If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody 1:58
  2. You Were Made for Me 2:19
  3. I'm Telling You Now 2:06
  4. Money (That's What I Want) 2:25
  5. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah 3:17
  6. Kansas City 2:2
  7. Over You 1:57
  8. I Love You Baby 2:00
  9. Just for You 1:58
  10. I Understand (Just How You Feel) 2:34
  11. It Doesn't Matter Anymore 2:11
  12. Johnny B. Goode 2:58
  13. I Don't Love You Anymore 2:33
  14. Little You 2:10
  15. Thou Shalt Not Steal 2:10
  16. Do the Freddie 1:59
  17. Little Bitty Pretty One 2:23
  18. Playboy 2:47

One of two budget compilations issued under licence from EMI in the early 2000s. Out of print.


Original Hits

Disky Records 486084
Released: circa 2000

  1. If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody 1:59
  2. I'm Telling You Now 2:07
  3. You Were Made for Me 2:19
  4. I Understand (Just How You Feel) 2:34
  5. Over You 1:57
  6. Little You 2:11
  7. Thou Shalt Not Steal 2:10
  8. Do the Freddie 2:01
  9. Playboy 2:48
  10. If You've Got a Minute, Baby 2:06
  11. Short Shorts 2:39
  12. What Have I Done to You 2:08
  13. Don't Make Me Cry 2:10
  14. I Don't Love You Anymore 2:34
  15. Tell Me When 2:07
  16. I Just Don't Understand 2:02
  17. I'm a Hog for You 2:11
  18. Johnny B. Goode 2:58

One of two budget compilations issued under licence from EMI in the early 2000s. Out of print.


Freddie And The Dreamers

Rock in Beat RB 306
Released: circa 2002

Disc One

  1. Jailer Bring Me Water 2'25
  2. It Doesn't Matter Anymore 2'10
  3. Tell Me When 2'09
  4. Cut Across Shorty 2'22
  5. I'll Never Dance Again 2'23
  6. What'd I Say 3'12
  7. See You Later, Alligator 2'25
  8. Early In The Morning 2'00
  9. I Think Of You 2'16
  10. Only You 2'44
  11. Johnny B. Goode 2'57
  12. I Don't Love You Anymore 2'33
  13. Say It Isn't True 1'56
  14. Write Me A Letter 2'06
  15. Things Go Better With Coke 1'01
  16. I'm Telling You Now (Ed Sullivan Show) 2'28
  17. Camp Town Races 2'23
  18. Don't Do That To Me 1'50
  19. In My Baby's Arms 2'26
  20. Funny Over You 2'44 *
  21. I Wonder Who The Lucky Guy Will Be 2'11 *
  22. Lonely Boy 2'40 *
  23. What's Cooking 1'01
  24. If You Gotta Make A Fool/Over You/ I'm Telling You Now 4'03 *
  25. Feel So Blue 1'56 *
  26. I Don't Know 2'27
  27. I Will 2'11
  28. A Windmill In Old Amsterdam 2'30 *
  29. The Viper 1'55
  30. When I'm Home With You 2'49 *
  31. Playboy 2'48
  32. Turn Around 2'32

Disc Two

  1. I Fell In Love With Your Picture 2'02
  2. The Doll House Is Empty 2'46
  3. Picture Of You 2'24
  4. The 59th Street Bridge Song 2'03
  5. So Many Different Ways 1'47
  6. Children 2'14
  7. The Night Is Over 2'39
  8. There's Got To Be A Word 2'19
  9. Juanita Banana 2'49
  10. Sing C'est La Vie 2'41
  11. Don't Tell Me That 2'10
  12. Is It Love 2'41
  13. You've Got Me Going 2'34
  14. Look For The Rainbow 2'15
  15. All I Ever Want Is You 2'33
  16. Get Around Downtown Girl 2'54
  17. Hello Hello 2'03
  18. It's Great 2'08
  19. Little Big Time 2'09
  20. Little Brown Eyes 2'27
  21. Little Red Donkey 2'08
  22. Some Day 2'12
  23. What To Do 2'01
  24. You Belong To Me 2'17
  25. Brown And Porters (Meat Exporters) Lorry 2'29
  26. Gabardine Mac 2'15
  27. Things I'd Like To Say 2'41 *
  28. Silly Girl 2'30
  29. Do The Freddie 2'04 *
  30. A Love Like You 1'50 *
  31. If You've Got A Minute, Baby 2'02 *

All tracks mono except (*) stereo.

An oft-promised...er..."grey market" release, which placed King Freddie and his Dreaming Knights back in circulation. This collection does indeed exist, though it is very seldom encountered and the sole copy that I have seen is on CD-R media and has no liner notes. Sound quality is quite decent--some tracks are obviously mastered from vinyl sources, though the album tracks are clean enough that one wonders if they have been mastered from a reel-to-reel tape. Other non-album material is likely taken from CD sources.


The Collection

Object Enterprises Ltd
Released: circa 1990

  1. If You've Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody
  2. I'm Telling You Now
  3. You Were Made For Me
  4. I Understand
  5. From Me To You
  6. Twist And Shout
  7. Short Shorts
  8. Let's Twist Again
  9. I Want To Be Your Man
  10. Keep On Running

Out of print. Definitely re-recordings (identified as such on old Amazon listings), with a fair amount of track overlap with the CDs noted below, released by Pegasus and Hallmark. I'm not totally sure whether these recordings derive from the same source. Either way, I'd avoid this disc anywhere outside of a bargain bin.


The Best Of Freddie And The Dreamers

Pegasus Records - PEGCD450
Released: circa 2003

  1. If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody
  2. You Were Made For Me
  3. I'm Telling You Now
  4. I Understand
  5. I'll Never Get Over You
  6. Great Balls Of Fire
  7. Neki Hokey
  8. What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For
  9. Lets Twist Again
  10. Medley: That'll Be The Day / Peggy Sue / It Doesn't Matter Anymore / Oh Boy
  11. Let's Go To San Francisco
  12. Clap Clap Song
  13. From Me To You
  14. Twist And Shout (live)
  15. Short Shorts (live)

These are all re-recordings (though there is no mention of this fact on the packaging--a practice I consider grossly unethical, particularly when coupled with a "vintage" group photo). Beyond a track listing, there are no liner notes, so I have no idea of provenance. The lack of awful MIDI backing suggests that it wasn't early-to-mid-80s. To my ear, just the first five tracks sound anything like Freddie's singing, as the lead singer on most other tracks has a lower, deeper voice. (I would guess it is someone from his backing band, but the lack of liner notes make it equally possible that it is an entirely unrelated performer.) These tapes aren't as unequivocally awful as some re-recordings by 60s acts, but any casual purchaser looking for a bit of 60s nostalgia is likely to be disappointed upon popping this CD into their player. Stick to a known commodity and buy one of the EMI compilations listed above.


You Were Made For Me

Hallmark Records
Released: circa 2005

  1. I'm Telling You Now
  2. If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody
  3. You Were Made For Me
  4. I Understand
  5. I'll Never Get Over You
  6. Niki Hokey
  7. Let's Go To San Francisco
  8. Let's Twist Again
  9. Great Balls Of Fire
  10. What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For
  11. The Clap Clap Song
  12. Medley: That'll Be The Day / Peggy Sue / It Doesn't Matter Anymore / Oh Boy

As indicated above, re-recordings of classic tracks. Should generally be avoided.


A NOTE ON SOURCES: This discography derives from multiple sources over many years, including information on eBay auctions, record memorabilia dealer Web sites, items in my own collection (I do not have a copy of everything depicted here--in fact, my personal collection is very small, primarily confined to a few CDs!), in addition to the good (but incomplete) discography in the liner notes of the 1992 EMI America CD, The Best Of Freddie And The Dreamers: The Definitive Collection. This has been a casual effort, so I have not tracked the sources, and despite best efforts there is a chance that some of the information is not of complete accuracy. UK Chart information is derived from the data at http://www.everyhit.com/. Please do e-mail me (ian.speers@utoronto.ca) if you have any additions or corrections. I welcome people sending information for LPs/EPs/45s from countries not listed above. In addition, some of the cover photos given above are pretty abysmal, so better images are always appreciated.


Links

Picture Sleeve page - An off-site page showing many of the band's 7" picture sleeves from around the world.


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