Harvey Records/ The Comix "Harvey Singles" (HR-1001, HR-1002, HR-1003, HR-1004, 1972)
Amazingly only a few days after posting an ad for the 1972 Harvey Comics singles (here's a link to that ad, another ad, a label, a bag with a single in it, and an "enhanced CD" comp that the songs were re-released on in 1997), a supercool member of the Richie Rich Yahoo group has sent me 8 of the 10 tunes (the two Sad Sack songs have seen no re-release since the character is owned by Lorne-Harvey rather than Harvey Entertainment). Turns out that the singles were issued under the band name "The Comix", and they were all written by the songwriting team of (Harvey editor) Sid Jacobson & Jimmy Krondes, probably most famously responsible for penning "The End (At The End Of A Rainbow)" in the late '50's.
The songs themselves are both better and delightfully worse than I'd guessed they would be too; pretty much delicious cheapjack bubblegum in a variety of guises (kiddie style frat-rock, lite-psych, wuss-pop, etc) with off-the-top-of-our-heads lyrics sealing the sugarsweet deal ("Hiding from Spooky/ 'cause of the kooky/ booing of Spooky/ the Tuff Little Ghost/ If you are careless/ he'll boo you hairless/ he's never scareless/ the Tuff Little Ghost"), so I'm more than happy to pass along my good fortune. Now where are you at, Mr. Sad Sack?