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Editor's Note: Travis Pike’s Tea Party was a popular, Boston-based, concert-oriented musical group (1967-1969), that performed only original material. When their local TV show was cancelled, they migrated to Southern California where they had to play top 40 tunes to survive. Working club dates wasn’t so bad, but not being able to develop and showcase their original material was. The band broke up in 1969.

The group is featured in the 2013 book, Travis Edward Pike’s Odd Tales and Wonders 1964-1974: A Decade of Performance. One of their songs, “If I Didn’t Love You Girl,” a 45 rpm single recorded and released in 1968 by Alma Records, later found its way onto several European compilation albums.
The 11 songs on this album are from the Travis Pike’s Tea Party repertoire enjoyed by their concert fans. These fresh recordings by Travis and his brother, Adam, capture both the essence of those early musical performances and the spirit of those musically exciting and socially turbulent times.

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If I Didn't Love You Girl Features great lyrics, stylish vocal performances and memorable 60's-style guitar sounds -- a perfect introduction to this super album.
2:45
0:47
     
Okay One of the first songs Travis composed for Travis Pike and the Boston Massacre, it was more than okay with their sixties audiences, and when the band changed its name, “Okay” remained just as popular with Travis Pike’s Tea Party crowds.
2:46
0:52
     
Worried Sick This rock-a-billy toe-tapper is lots of fun, in contrast to the angst in the lyrics, not unlike so many other rock-a-billy classics (like the Everly Brothers's “Wake Up Little Suzie.”)
2:41
0:58
     
Can't You See The lyrics and Travis' sincere vocal evoke such strong emotions that I felt my own heart strings resonate with each pluck and strum of the hauntingly beautiful guitar tracks.
2:45
0:50
     
One-Ten Blues Travis Pike’s artful vocal performance places this particular interpretation in the epicenter of that undelineated musical twilight zone that lies between blues and jazz.
3:30
0:50
     
Stay By Me A heeart-pounding, emotional performance by Travis Pike as he lays down vocals that define the powerful desire we all share, to find loyal love equal to our willingness to make a total mutual commitment.
2:59
0:56
     
What's the Matter with Your Mind is the perfect song to dance to after a bad break up.
3:20
0:54
     
In Your Eyes Propelled by Latin rhythms, this riviting song of betrayal and love lost, conveys a sense that you are not merely a spectator, but a participoant in this relentless, evolving drama.
3:43
0:59
     
I'll Do Anything I Can is a great number to dance to at the beginning of a new relationship, when you’re still wooing the girl.
2:57
0:44
     
You Got What I Need This tune is HOT -- a Boston rocker you can’t sit still in once the song begins, a tour de force that fills the air with steamy strains of desire, each one bringing you a step closer to sizzling temptation.
3:16
0:56
     
Oh Mama (2014) the driving rhythms and vocal harmonies of last year’s “Odd Tales and Wonders, Stories in Song” version remain, but the tasteful flute line has been replaced by a psychedelic synth and guitar combination more reminiscent of the original Travis Pike’s Tea Party version that rocked "The Posh" in Pomona, California in 1968.
2:53
0:51

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