Three Reasons

Beach Time / Cruel, Cruel, Cruel

J. R. E. Records Co. : 45-223 PS


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  • Artist: Three Reasons
  • A Side: Beach Time
  • B Side: Cruel, Cruel, Cruel
  • Label: J. R. E. Records Co.
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: M-
  • Label Condition: M-
  • Sleeve Condition: E+

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MANSHIP MINTS for Christmas

Absolutely ridiculously rare 1962 Teen Surf complete with the near impossible picture sleeve - signed by Ernie, Wes & Don.

Three clean-cut guys active around Toledo, Ohio 1962 to 1965, driven by Beach Boy influences. The group leader was Ernie Fodor and co-writer of the songs other two members were WEs Hayes . They recorded two 45's of original songs, most likely in a Detroit studio. T

This is the group's 1st 45 that was also issued on the Wheel City label from Detroit, after the original issue on this JRE label was a big local hit. This 45 was one of very few authentic vocal surf records from the state of Ohio, not an area renowned for its beaches. this disc is hard to acquire with the quirky picture sleeve that features the group posing on the shore of Lake Erie with beachball, sunshade and guitar at he ready..

A listing for those collectors who dig deep and appreciate unconventional 7" 45s that depict an era, a place and a time, that few other vintage artefact could do so aptly.

an autographed 1962 Ohio/Michigan Teen/Surf hybrid ... whatever next?

Condition Report

Two perfect labels, previously unplayed vinyl, neat clean picture cover, moniker by the three members with their first names. Very neat 45 that shimmers with rarity

A Side

  • Title: Beach Time

    B Side

  • Title: Cruel, Cruel, Cruel
  • Year: 1962
  • City: Toledo, Ohio