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Janet Errico and the Twilights - It Was A Lie c/w Come Along With Medotdotdot
artworkThis is an incredibly rare single from a San Jose surfband, and on the a-side, The Twilights are backing 12 year old Janet Errico, later known as Jan Jericho of The Vegetables and mod two of The Mojo Men. This is history. I've included a review of the vocal side just because it's so rare and historic. 1962 or 63 obscuro deluxe!

Janet Errico said in a 2009 radio interview with Record Rich at KKUP that Joe Piazza and the Continentals backed her on the track, which would make The Twilights a pseudonym. Joe Piazza and the Continentals were like the house band on Dick Stewart's Dance Party program on KPIX channel 5 in San Francisco. One of their more famous members was Sylvester Stewart aka Sly Stone. This single was likely recorded at Associated Sound in Santa Clara.
Picks: It Was A Lie, Come Along With Me

Track by Track Review

It Was A Lie dotdotdot
Pop (Vocal)

Shimmering guitars gently lay down reverbed chord as the lovely female voice sings of betrayal. The sound owes a lot to Rosie and the Originals. It's hard to imagine that Janet Errico is only 12! Her voice is already very strong. Her writing is also well on it's way. Jan wrote hundreds of songs since then, many covered by well know folks.

Come Along With Me dotdotdot
Pop (Instrumental)

"Come Along With Me" is a very cool instro with a rollicking beat and muted coolness throughout the track. The infectious rhythm carries it off, as does the playful melody line. Very coo track.