Davie Jones and The Manish Boys recorded three songs for Decca Records on Tuesday 6 October 1964.
The session was arranged following a meeting between the band and Decca Records’ A&R man Mike Smith on 25 September.
The recordings were made at Regent Sound studio at 4 Denmark Street in central London.
The band recorded three tracks, versions of Barbara Lewis’s ‘Hello Stranger’, Gene Chandler’s ‘Duke Of Earl’, and Mickey & Sylvia’s ‘Love Is Strange’. All are now believed to be lost.
The purpose of the session was for a planned single, which never came to pass. All three songs were re-recorded by the band on 12 October at the same studio.
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