Jay and The Techniques Apples Peaches Pumpkin Pie

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Jay and The Techniques Apples Peaches Pumpkin Pie

Jay and The Techniques Apples Peaches Pumpkin Pie

Sounds of Soul

The song “Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie” was written by Maurice Irby, Jr., arranged by song and film composer Joe Renzetti, and recorded by the pop soul group  Jay and The Techniques. In 1967, it went to #6 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and in Canada as well as #8 on the U.S. R&B Chart. The song sold more than one million copies and was awarded an RIAA gold record. The song was also on their 1968 album Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie. There were a number of covers of the song, including versions by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs (titled “Ready or Not”), Truman Thomas, The Fourmost, Mary Wells, Foster Sylvers, and Brave Combo.

Jay and The Techniques were from Allentown, Pennsylvania. They were Jay Proctor (lead vocals), George “Lucky” Lloyd (vocals), Dante Dancho (lead guitar), Chuck Crowl (bass guitar), Karl Landis (drums), Ronnie Goosley (saxophone), and Jon Walsh (trumpet). Paul Coles, Jr., later replaced Landis and Danny Altieri later replaced Walsh. They had hits with “Keep the Ball Rollin'” and “Strawberry Shortcake.”

Here are the lyrics to “Apple, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie” by Jay and The Techniques:

“Ready or not here I come
Gee that used to be such fun

Apples peaches pumpkin pie
Who not ready holler I?
That’s a game we used to play.
Hide and seek was its name.
Oh ready or not, here I come,
Gee that used to be such fun.
I always used to find a hiding place,
Times have changed.
Well I’m one step behind you, but still I can’t find you.

Apple peaches pumpkin pie,
You were young and so was I.
Now that we’ve grown up it seems
You just keep ignoring me.
I’ll find you anywhere you go,
I’ll follow you high and low.
You can’t escape this love of mine anytime.
Well, I’ll sneak up behind you,
Be careful where I find you.

Apple peaches pumpkin pie,
Soon your love will be all mine.
Then I’m gonna take you home,
Marry you so you won’t roam, baby.
Marry you so you won’t roam. Right now, now, now.
I’ll find you anywhere you go,
I’m gonna look high and low.
You can’t escape this love of mine anytime.
Well, I’ll sneak up behind you,
Be careful where I find you.
Ready or not here I come,
Gee that used to be such fun

[Repeat And Fade]”

Check Out The Groove Pad for More 1960s Music

The Pass the Paisley Groove Pad is a resting stop, a place to chill out and listen to the featured song on the stereo. If the mood strikes you, click on the juke box to access and listen to the 50+ free online songs there. The TV has several channels, with selections updated twice a week. Every now and then, Pass the Paisley hosts an all-request of 1960s and 1970s songs for a Be-In at the juke box in the Groove Pad. Keep on truckin’. Hope you enjoyed “Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie” by Jay and The Techniques.

2 Comments

  1. Norma Dofflemyer says:

    I remember that song so very well, and was living in downtown Baltimore when it first aired on local radio station..Sounds just as good today as it did back in the day!

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