Foundations, The

Also known as Foundation, Foundation, The, Foundations, New Foundations
Members of Foundations, The: Alan Warner (2), Clem Curtis, Colin Young, Eric Allendale, Peter McBeth, Tony Gomesz

Discography of Foundations, The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Build Me Up Buttercup 2 Audio 1968 Pye Records
2 Baby, Now That I've Found You 2 Audio 1967 Pye Records
3 The Foundations 12 Audio 1968 Marble Arch Records
4 Greatest Hits 12 Audio 1975 Pye Records
5 Take A Girl Like You / I'm Gonna Be A Rich Man 2 Audio 1970 Pye Records
6 The Foundations 12 Audio 1968 Marble Arch Records
7 Baby, Now That I've Found You 2 Audio 1967 UNI Records
8 Build Me Up Buttercup / New Direction 2 Audio 1968 UNI Records
9 Baby, Now That I've Found You / Come On Back To Me 2 Audio 1967 UNI Records
10 Baby Now That I've Found You 4 Audio 1977 Pye Records
11 Baby, Now That I've Found You 2 Audio 1967 Pye Records
12 Baby Now That I've Found You 1989 Remix 4 Audio 1989 PRT Records
13 Build Me Up Buttercup 12 Audio 1968 UNI Records
14 In The Bad, Bad Old Days 2 Audio 1969 Pye Records
15 Take A Girl Like You / I'm Gonna Be A Rich Man 2 Audio 1970 Pye Records
16 Build Me Up Buttercup / Baby, Now That I've Found You 2 Audio 1974 Eric Records
17 In The Bad, Bad Old Days 2 Audio 1969 Pye Records
18 I'm Gonna Be A Rich Man / In The Beginning 2 Audio 1970 Pye Records
19 Any Old Time You're Lonely And Sad 2 Audio 1968 Pye Records
20 Nena, Ahora Que Te He Encontrado (Baby, Now That I've Found You) 11 Audio ANTAR (2)
21 From The Foundations 19 Audio 1991 Repertoire Records
22 That Same Old Feeling 15 Audio 1997 LaserLight Digital
23 From The Foundations 11 Audio 1967
24 Back On My Feet Again / I Can Take Or Leave Your Loving 2 Audio 1968 Pye Records
25 Build Me Up Buttercup 2 Audio 1968 Pye Records
26 Build Me Up Buttercup 2 Audio 1968 Pye Records
27 In The Bad, Bad Old Days 2 Audio 1969 Pye Records
28 Build Me Up Buttercup 3 Audio 1998
29 Where Were You When I Needed Your Love / Love Me Nice 'N' Easy 2 Audio 1977 Summit (6)
30 Where Were You When I Needed Your Love / Love Me Nice 'N' Easy 2 Audio 1977
31 My Little Chickadee 2 Audio 1969 UNI Records
32 Baby Now That I Found You / Build Me Up Buttercup 2 Audio 1979-04-00
33 Build Me Up Buttercup 25 Audio 1998 Castle Select
34 Baby, Now That I've Found You 11 Audio 1968 UNI Records
35 The Best Of 20 Audio 1989-05-13 Helidon
36 The Best Of 20 Audio 1987 PRT Records
37 The Very Best Of The Foundations 19 Audio 1995 Taragon Records
38 Baby, Now That I've Found You 2 Audio 1984 Old Gold (2)
39 Golden Hour Of The Foundations Greatest Hits 20 Audio 1973 Golden Hour
40 Digging The Foundations 16 Audio 1991 Repertoire Records
41 Baby, I Couldn't See 2 Audio 1969 Pye Records
42 Take A Girl Like You / I'm Gonna Be A Rich Man 2 Audio 1970 UNI Records
43 The Best Of 20 Audio 1987 PRT Records
44 Born To Live, Born To Die 2 Audio 1969 Pye Records
45 Baby, Now That I've Found You 2 Audio 1967
46 Greatest Hits 14 Audio Tring International PLC
47 Born To Live, Born To Die 2 Audio 1969 UNI Records
48 Baby, Now That I've Found You / Come On Back To Me 2 Audio 1967 UNI Records
49 Baby Now That I've Found You 4 Audio 1971 Pye Records
50 Baby Now That I Found You / Build Me Up Buttercup 2 Audio 1979-04-00


Formed : 1967 in England, the Foundations evolved out of a group called The Ramong Sound. They were an eight man multi-racial group made up of three white Londoners, four West Indians and a Sri Lankan. For appoximately one and a half months Arthur Brown was in the group. They had a number 1 hit with their first release, "Baby, Now That I've Found You", They followed up with "Back On My Feet Again" which went to number 18 and "Any Old Time (You're Lonely Or Sad)" which got to number 48.

The original lead singer Clem Curtis and another member tenor sax player Mike Elliott left in 1968. The Foundations had two more big hits with Curtis's replacement, lead singer Colin Young. "Build Me Up Buttercup" went number 2 in 1968 and In The Bad Bad Old Days" which went to number 8 in 1969. The group's last chart entry was with their own composition "Born To Live, Born To Die" which charted number 46.

The group disbanded towards the end of 1970. Since the 1970's Clem Curtis has continued to perform in a revived version of the group, and he and original guitarist Alan Warner have recorded new versions of the Foundations classic tracks.


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