Many of you are fans not only of Emitt's solo work, but also the music he made with the Merry-Go-Round. If you have the one album released by the group in 1967, you know how amazing that music was; Sixties pop at some of its best. The same can certainly be said for the subsequent singles.
There were really only 22 or so MGR tracks ever made commercially available in any form. 22 total. That includes all the album tracks and singles released by the group during their career and in retrospective collections. That's really not very many tracks. But, what I've recently learned is that there is at least one whole album's worth of unreleased MGR tracks sitting in the vaults, inaccessible to anyone. What we don't know is how finished the tracks are. Certainly, they must exist at varying levels of completion. Possibly none of them was ever finished. Below is a partial list of some songs recorded by the group as reflected by studio documents. It should be noted that this is an incomplete listing and any number of additional tracks may have been recorded.
When I presented Emitt with this list, he could only recall two of the tracks, "California Girls" (obviously) and "Living Will Be the Death of Me". (He even hummed a couple of bars.) But the others he had no memory of, though the titles seemed familiar. We can only hope (however unlikely it may be) that one day we might be presented with a box set of MGR sessions, similar to the Beatles Anthology discs.
Below is an incomplete sessionography of the group, detailing their recording activities. Of course, many, many sessions aren't represented here. More dates and sessions will be added in the future.
Note the session from 4/8/68 neither of the songs recorded that day has been released. There may be many such songs hidden away in the vaults.
***Thanks to A.S. for the help!