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CURTIS KNIGHT (& THE SQUIRES)

Other PPX artists

In addition to Curtis Knight Ed Chalpin signed & represented many other artists. None of these acts are known to have recorded or played with Jimi Hendrix but like the PPX backing tracks  they offer an insight into what kind of a business PPX Enterprises Inc. was.

Artists
Here's a list of info on artists & tracks recorded / released / published / represented by PPX in the 1960s that I've been able to gather so far. If you have anything to add or corrections please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

THE PACK
45 "Next To Your Fire / Without A Woman" (Capitol P 2174) USA 1968
Don Brewer and Mark Farner left The Pack in 1968 and started Grand Funk Railroad. An interesting release as the A-side is a cover of "Fire" by the Jimi Hendrix Experience - with the publishing credited to PPX. Ed Chalpin never handled Jimi's publishing for anything else other than the Curtis Knight -material so this credit is a bit of a mystery, perhaps a mix up at Capitol as they had been working with Chalpin on the first two Curtis Knight & Jimi Hendrix -lps.
Listen to on YouTube (Next To Your Fire): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOC1vAldWds

TONY CASE
45 "Shadow On The Ground / ?" (Decca?) UK? 1967?
A single by Tony Case is mentioned in a letter send by UK Decca to Ed Chalpin but no release seems to ever have materialized.1

RICHIE MANDELL
45 "You Got Me / You Got Me" (20th Century Fox Records 628) promotional copy - USA 196?
45 "You Got Me / Love Is Something Within" (20th Century Fox Records 628) - USA 196?
"Young, Warm And Wonderful" - unreleased demo?
PPX credited for "You Got Me", I haven't seen the other labels.

RICKY MASON
45 "I Wanna Come Home /  Ace Of Diamonds"
(Mercury 72448) USA 196?
45 "Ace Of Diamonds /  There's No Love In The World"
(Trans Canada TC-3109) Canada 196?
45 "Je Ne Peux Rester Seul (My World Is Empty Without You) / Jamais"
(Trans Canada TC-3159) Canada 196?
45 "Tu Pretends Que Tu L'Aimes (When A Man Loves A Woman) / Amour Perdu"
(Trans Canada TC-3178) Canada 196?
45 "Avant Le Jour / Ouvre Ta Porte"
(Trans Canada TC-3201) Canada 196?
The Mercury 45 is credited to P.P.X. Enterprises on the label. Chalpin send a record and a letter to Capitol Record Club on the 23rd of February 1967 describing Mason as follows: "please remember that what you are hearing is a boy, 22 years of age, white, and one of the best performers on stage, you have ever seen. The only way to describe him is that he is a medical freak." 2 The Canadian 45 labels that I have seen have no PPX credits so it's impossible to tell if all of these tracks came from PPX.
Listen to on YouTube (Je Ne Peux Rester Seul): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DB5rEQP56s
Listen to on YouTube (Tu Pretends Que Tu L'Aimes): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6g6qpVZ27uk

DICK ROMAN
"Didn't It Seem A Bit Like Love" - unreleased demo?
An acetate disc exists with a "PPX ENTERPRISES" credit on the label.




SOURCES
1 Letter from Geoffrey A. Milne of Decca London Division to Ed Chalpin dated 30 June 1967 - Ed Chalpin Papers, Library and Archives, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
2 Letter from Ed Chalpin to Carl Engeman of Capitol Record Club dated 23 February 1967- Ed Chalpin Papers, Library and Archives, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
3 a demo for the track is mentioned in a letter from Janet Facher (for Ed Chalpin) to Tom Morgan of Capitol Records dated 1 March 1968 - Ed Chalpin Papers, Library and Archives, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum