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Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

“Good Day Sunshine”: Roy Redmond, Man of Mystery

It would appear that Roy Redmond recorded two 45s — both on Loma, a Warner Brothers subsidiary — and then, mysteriously, nothing more.  Redmond’s inspired and soulful take on “Good Day Sunshine” from The Beatles‘ startling and forward-thinking Revolver, named in 2010 as the best pop album of all time by the official newspaper of the Holy See, L’Osservatore Romano, must have caught commercial heat some point after its release in August 1967, since Loma, curiously enough, issued the single again in February 1968:

Good Day Sunshine

Roy Redmond (1967)

Both singles produced, arranged, and conducted by the late Jerry Ragavoy.

Roy Redmond non-promo 45

“Good Day Sunshine” would see release in the US, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, and Turkey.


Loma Records and the King Connection

Loma Records was established in 1964 in order for Warner Brothers to capitalize on the emerging soul market – but almost exclusively as a singles label.  Bob Krasnow, who ran the San Francisco branch of King Records from 1958-1964, was tapped by Warner Brothers to run Loma Records from its founding until the label ceased operations in 1968.  Krasnow soon founded Blue Thumb Records after Loma had ceased operations and later served as Elektra/Asylum’s chief executive.


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