Tandyn Douglas Almer (July 30, 1942 – January 8, 2013) was an American songwriter, musician, and record producer who wrote the 1966 song "Along Comes Mary" for the Association. He also wrote, co-wrote, and produced numerous other songs performed by artists such as the Beach Boys, the Purple Gang, the Garden Club, and Dennis Olivieri. In the early 1970s, he was a close friend and collaborator of Brian Wilson, co-writing the Beach Boys' singles "Marcella" (1972) and "Sail On, Sailor" (1973).
Tandyn Almer - Along Comes Tandyn – 04. About Where Love Is. 2:08. Tandyn Almer - Along Comes Tandyn 1966 (2013) – 05. Everytime I Take You Back To Me. 4:34. Tandyn Almer - Along Comes Tandyn 1966 (2013) – 09. Where Will They Go. 4:09. Tandyn Almer - Along Comes Tandyn 1966 (2013) – 08. Face Down In The Mud. 3:21. Tandyn Almer - Along Comes Tandyn 1966 (2013) – 13. I Get High. Tandyn Almer - Along Comes Tandyn 1966 (2013) – 06. There s Gotta Be A Way. 2:20. Tandyn Almer - Along Comes Tandyn – 02. You Turn Me Around.
Tandyn Almer takes part in a Love-In in March 1967. Almer was a singer songwriter from Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s and wrote the song Along Comes Mary, a popular hit for the Association in 1966. Almer died January 8, 2013. When Tandyn Almer was 23, he wrote a catchy pop song that topped out at No. 7 on the Billboard charts. Great things were expected of him as a songwriter, and some thought he might even become a star in his own right. But in all the decades that followed, there were few triumphs, and certainly nothing like the acclaim he received for composing the words and music of Along Comes Mary. An album of 15 of his songs, recorded by a British group in the 1960s, is scheduled for release in March. 1 of 109. Full Screen.
Tandyn Almer, who sadly passed in early 2013, would never become a household name, but you’ve definitely heard his work. Penning major tunes like Along Comes Mary for the Association, Sail on Sailor and Marcella for the Beach Boys, and countless other psych-tinged gems, Almer left behind a distinguished trail of well-crafted compositions. Luckily, and ironically (as I’m sure he would have enjoyed to see its official release), we have gained a new trove of lost work in Along Comes Tandyn, a collection of Almer’s demos from 1965-1966.
Tandyn Almer - Along Comes Tandyn 01. Find Yourself. Tandyn Almer - Along Comes Tandyn 1966 (2013) 08.
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|1||Find Yourself Tandyn Almer||Tandyn Almer||2:44|
|2||You Turn Me Around Tandyn Almer||Tandyn Almer||2:20|
|3||Anything You Want Tandyn Almer / Gabriel Mekler||Tandyn Almer||3:45|
|4||About Where Love Is Tandyn Almer||Tandyn Almer||2:11|
|5||Everytime I Take You Back to Me Tandyn Almer||Tandyn Almer||2:08|
|6||There's Gotta Be a Way Tandyn Almer||Tandyn Almer||2:43|
|7||Alice Designs Tandyn Almer||Tandyn Almer||3:39|
|8||Face Down in the Mud Tandyn Almer||Tandyn Almer||4:09|
|9||Where Will They Go Tandyn Almer||Tandyn Almer||4:34|
|10||Escape Tandyn Almer||Tandyn Almer||3:27|
|11||Victims of Chance Tandyn Almer||Tandyn Almer||3:34|
|12||Bring Your Own Self Down Tandyn Almer||Tandyn Almer||2:46|
|13||I Get High Tandyn Almer||Tandyn Almer||3:21|
|14||Menagerie of Man Tandyn Almer||Tandyn Almer||2:15|
|15||Sunset Strip Soliloquy Tandyn Almer||Tandyn Almer||4:05|
CreditsTandyn Almer - Composer, Primary Artist, Quotation Author
Henry Diltz - Graphics, Photo Courtesy
Bob Irwin - Mastering
Stephanie Kennedy - Production Coordination
Gabriel Mekler - Composer
Parke Puterbaugh - Annotation, Project Manager
John Sellards - Design
Nurit Wilde - Graphics, Photo Courtesy