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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.

Here below is a list of 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.


JERRY & THE LANDSLIDES
45 "Get Off Of My Roof / Green Fire" (P.P.X. PPX-441) USA December 1965 2
The A side is a novelty Christmas version of the Rolling Stones song with new lyrics. The original release of the single is quite expensive (so was probably a flop). There are two other single releases in existence and interestingly both of these look like pirates: one with red labels pressed on red vinyl and another with beige labels pressed on red vinyl, a split single with The Statues and the band name misspelled as "Jerry & the Landsliders".

A person with the username "JerryLandslides" commented on this single on 45cat.com:
"I recorded this in 1965 using the track from a garage band from Long Island. I never met "The Landslides." My 15 minutes of fame. The flip side, Green Fire, came out of the PPX archives. No idea who recorded it."


THE PACK

45 "Next To Your Fire / Without A Woman" (Capitol P 2174) USA April? 1968 4
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 (and see) on YouTube: 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?
All three songs released on these two singles have been credited with "Prod. by: Ed Chalpin PPX Enterprises Inc." on the labels.

"Young, Warm And Wonderful" - unreleased demo?


RICKY MASON

See the Ricky Mason Artists-entry for a recording that DOES feature Jimi Hendrix


DICK ROMAN

"Didn't It Seem A Bit Like Love" - unreleased demo?
A Studio "76" -acetate disc exists with a "PPX ENTERPRISES" -credit on the label so this wasn't just an acetate cut for an artist dropping in but seems to have been a PPX production that was never released?






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 the single was reviewed in the Cash Box 1 January 1966 -issue, obviously the disc must have been released before christmas

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

4 Reviewed in the 25 May 1968 issue of Record World:
"Fiery side from talented group. Song is from the Hendrix song bag and therefore very current."