Gary Puckett

Gary Puckett and the Union Gap

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Gary Puckett & the Union Gap was an actual band, but by the time the musicians entered the recording studio with producer and songwriter Jerry Fuller, the focus fell on Puckett's strong, smooth baritone voice, and the Union Gap part of the band's equation was buried under a mountain of strings, horns, and choirs. The formula worked, however, and the group enjoyed five Top 40 hits between 1967 and 1969, including "Woman Woman," "Lady Willpower," the dangerously pedophilic "Young Girl," and the majestic, soaring "Over You," all of which are featured in this brief collection, along with decent covers of the Bee Gees' "To Love Somebody" and Neil Diamond's "Kentucky Woman."

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