Jerry Kasenetz and Jeff Katz were arguably the biggest producers of bubblegum music. Their company was Super K Productions and among the artists they “produced” were The 1910 Fruitgum Company, The Ohio Express, and The Music Explosion. They put together several of their “groups” to form The Kastenetz-Katz Singing Orchestral Circus. The album listed 8 groups (the above mentioned 3 plus Lt. Garcia’s Magic Music Box, Teri Nelson Group, 1989 Musical Marching Zoo, J.C.W. Rat Finks, and the St. Louis Invisible Marching Band. This fictitious super group would be responsible for 3 albums. In reality, Joey Levine and a bunch of studio musicians were successful with their second single “Quick Joey Small” reaching #25 in October 1968. Their follow-up was “I’m In Love With You”. The song spent the first 3 weeks of 1969 “bubbling under” , getting as high as #105.
If you happen to be wondering what their first single was, it was “Down In Tennessee” which had also “bubbled Under” in July 1968, peaking at #124.
Joey Levine and Artie Resnick wrote all three of these songs. Levine & Resnick wrote a ton of bubblegum music together, they were also members of The Third Rail and Joey’s voice may be one of the most recognizable voices in the business. All the big Ohio Express songs are his vocals, along with the Reunion hit “Life is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me)”