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The Yellow Balloon - 1967 - The Yellow Balloon
The Yellow Balloon was an American sunshine pop band, produced by Gary Zekley. The group is notable for featuring Don Grady (sometimes billed as "Luke R. Yoo") of Mouseketeers and My Three Sons fame. Other band members hailed from Oregon and Arizona. They were led by Alex Valdez (lead singer), and included Frosty Green (keyboards), Don Braught (bass guitar), and Paul Canella (lead guitar). The band at one time also included Daryl Dragon, later the male half of Captain & Tennille. The Yellow Balloon released multiple singles, including Billboard Magazine Pop 100 #25 hit "Yellow Balloon" and "Good Feelin' Time", and one album. The 1967 album self-titled LP, released through Canterbury Records, included the hit single "Yellow Balloon" along with two songs co-written by former The Mamas & the Papas singer Jill Gibson.
01 - How Can I Be Down 02 - Stained Glass Window 03 - Baby Baby It's You 04 - Panama Red 05 - I've Got A Feeling For Love 06 - Yellow Balloon 07 - Good Feelin' Time 08 - Follow The Sunshine 09 - Springtime Girl 10 - Can't Get Enough Of Your Love 11 - Junk Maker Shoppe 12 - Noollab Wolley 13 - The Children Of St. Monica 14 - A Good Man To Have Around The House 15 - Impressions With Syvonne 16 - Leaving It Up To You 17 - Can't Get Enough Of Your Love (Single Version) 18 - Follow The Sunshine (Alternative Mono Mix) 19 - How Can I Be Down (Demo Version) 20 - Gary Zekley Interview