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Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie

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B-side  "Stronger Than Dirt"
Format  7" single
Length  2:24
Released  March 1967
Genre  Soul
Label  Smash

"Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie" is a song written by Maurice Irby, Jr. and performed by Jay & the Techniques. The song reached #6 on the Billboard chart and the Canadian R&B chart, #8 on the U.S. R&B chart, and #61 on the Canadian pop chart in 1967. The song appeared on their 1968 album Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie.

The song was produced by Jerry Ross and arranged by Joe Renzetti.

Bobby Hebb was originally offered "Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie", but he rejected the song due to the song's novelty sound. After Hebb declined, Ross offered the song to Jay & the Techniques.

Other versions

  • Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs released a version entitled "Ready or Not" on their 1966 The Best of Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs album on MGM Records (#SE-4422.)
  • Truman Thomas released a version on his 1967 album Groovin' on the United Artists side label Veep (#VPS 16517).
  • The Fourmost released a version of the song as a single in November 1968.
  • Mary Wells released a version of the song on her 1968 album, Servin' Up Some Soul.
  • Foster Sylvers released a version on his 1974 album, Foster Sylvers Featuring Pat & Angie Sylvers.
  • Brave Combo released a version on their 1999 album, Polkasonic.
  • References

    Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie Wikipedia


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