Eight of the songs were released on singles with the title track reaching number 1 on the Pop chart in the U.S. The front cover design was conceived (but not illustrated) by the Young Rascals' drummer Dino Danelli. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1967 Terre Haute Pressing, Blue Back Cover Vinyl release of Groovin' on Discogs. Other Works: Single: "A Beautiful Morning" (Atlantic Records). Written by group members Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati and with a lead vocal from Cavaliere, it is a slow, relaxed groove, based on Cavaliere's newfound interest in Afro-Cuban music. “Groovin'” doesn’t really belong to any genre. Their other 2 Chart Toppers are here and they are "People Got To Be Free" (July 1968) & of course "Groovin" (April 1967). The band turns in one superb Motown cover, "A Place in the Sun," done in a surprisingly subdued fashion. Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last.fm. Watch the video for Groovin' from The Rascals's The Ultimate Rascals for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. The album was released on July 31, 1967 and rose to #5 on the Billboard Top LPs chart and number 7 on the R&B chart. Written by group members Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati and with a lead vocal from Cavaliere, it is a slow, relaxed groove, based on Cavaliere's newfound interest in Afro-Cuban music. The title track to the Young Rascals’ third long player also became the quartet’s second chart topper in the spring of 1967. Groovin' is the third album by rock band The Young Rascals. A slightly different version was later released on their third studio album, Groovin'. Written by group members Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati and with a lead vocal from Cavaliere, it is indeed a slow, relaxed groove, … You are better off getting Rhino's 1993 "The Very Best Of The Rascals" 16 song single CD or one of their two 1992 2-CD Anthology Packages. 1967 Preview Editors’ Notes This 1967 Young Rascals album (their third) sounds like a heavy soul band effortlessly playing pop—not a pop band attempting to play soulful R&B. The three songs specific to the album are "Find Somebody", "I Don't Love You Anymore", and the Rascals' cover of "A Place in the Sun". Just as “Groovin’” suggests, this easy going ballad that perfectly promotes the upcoming slightly psychedelic ‘Summer Of Love’ vibe that began to pervade pop music. "Groovin'" is a single released in 1967 by The Young Rascals that became a number-one hit and one of the group's signature songs. Writing for Allmusic, critic Bruce Eder wrote the album moved into the psychedelic genre while retaining a "soulful core". About Groovin' "Groovin" is a single released in 1967 by the Young Rascals that became a number-one hit and one of the group's signature songs. Booker T. & the MG's took a cover of "Groovin'" to the charts later in 1967[1] and the song "You Better Run" was later covered by Pat Benatar and was a hit for her in 1980. About Groovin' "Groovin" is a single released in 1967 by the Young Rascals that became a number-one hit and one of the group's signature songs. The Rascals were, at base, a white soul group, and bandleader Felix Cavaliere delivered his lines with a … First, there are the distinctive voices of Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati, then there is the robust R&B feel to much of their work with occasional flashes of Latin influences. Comments: 19. The Rascals (initially known as The Young Rascals) was an American rock band, formed in Garfield, New Jersey, United States, in 1965. Chuck Rainey provides a low end bass groove that dominates the feel of the tracks, which are lead by the screaming organ and thumping backbeat. This is "The Young Rascals - Groovin' (1967)" by Marcus on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. 11 tracks (33:48). Groovin' is the third album by rock band The Young Rascals. Groovin' was one of the top songs of 1967, but this album offers much more. The album began the Rascals' first forays into the psychedelic genre that they would explore further on Once Upon a Dream. [1], Eight of Groovin's eleven songs were issued by Atlantic Records as single A- or B-sides. Groovin' was one of the top songs of 1967, but this album offers much more. The original album on Atlantic was a monster seller thanks to the title track, practically the group's signature tune (number one on the pop charts, number three on R&B), but "Groovin'" was only one small strong point on the album of the same name. "You Better Run" was more than a year old when it turned up on this album, and its garage band sensibilities are a bit more primitive than those of "Find Somebody," but it's a great piece of rock & roll. The album was released on July 31, 1967 and rose to #5 on the Billboard Top LPs chart and number 7 on the R&B chart. Lyrics to 'Groovin'' by Young Rascals: Groovin' on a Sunday afternoon Really couldn't get away too soon I can't imagine anything that's better The world is ours whenever we're together There ain't a … Eight of the songs were released on singles with the title track reaching number 1 on the Pop chart in the U.S. He called the album "their best of their entire history... but "Groovin'" was only one small strong point on the album of the same name."[2]. The Rascals move into the era of psychedelia with a vengeance on this album -- the best of … This was the last album on which the band was billed as "The Young Rascals"; their next album, Once Upon a Dream, would be credited to simply "The Rascals". "Find Somebody" marked a return to the group's garage band sound with a psychedelic twist, including phased fuzztone guitars and some catchy lyrics and choruses. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on Amazon.com. GROOVIN' WITH GENE CORNISH OF THE RASCALS. The Rascals move into the era of psychedelia with a vengeance on this album -- the best of their entire history -- which also retains a soulful core and adds a bit of a Latin beat. Atlantic Records was at first reluctant to release the title song as a single, but its popularity was such that Italian and Spanish versions were released on different sides of a subsequent single.[1]. Flutist Hubert Laws is featured in a sessions role on the album's final track, "It's Love". They had 15 top 100 hit songs. Recommended listening to return to an earlier, more innocent time. Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about The Young Rascals - Groovin' / Sueno at Discogs. (2) The first song to be released as the band's new name, The Rascals, after they changed it from The Young Rascals. Those Packages have all of these tunes on them. Listen free to The Young Rascals – Groovin' (A Girl Like You, Find Somebody and more). Produced by the band themselves, GROOVIN’ was the first album on which the Rascals – who were still called The Young Rascals at this point in their career, though by the next album they would lose the “Young” – began to explore psychedelia, but it was obviously the … "Groovin' (Italian version)"/"Groovin' (Spanish version)", 2007, Unterberger, Richie. Over 80 MILLION Records Sold-ROCK and ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE-original founding member of the rascals… "How Can I Be Sure" is the second best-known song off of this album, but it has a fully successful companion piece, "I'm So Happy Now," that applies similar instrumentation to very different (but pleasing) effect. All songs written by Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati, except where otherwise indicated. It has been covered by many artists, including the Young Rascals themselves in other languages. The third Young Rascals album, 1967's Groovin, sounds like a heavy soul group effortlessly playing pop—not a pop group attempting to play soulful R&B.As much as they'd mastered white soul and R&B, the Young Rascals had evolved under the songwriting of keyboardist Felix … Sleeve notes, "Groovin'", Collector's Choice, https://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?content_selector=gold-platinum-searchable-database, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Groovin%27_(The_Young_Rascals_album)&oldid=1000452863, Short description is different from Wikidata, Album articles lacking alt text for covers, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz release group identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, "A Girl Like You" – 2:51 - Lead Vocals: Felix, "Find Somebody" – 3:48 - Lead Vocals: Eddie, "I'm So Happy Now" (Gene Cornish) – 2:50 - Lead Vocals: Gene, "Sueño" – 2:48 - Lead Vocals: Felix (also written by Cavaliere and Brigati but attributed incorrectly to another writer on some labels), "If You Knew" (Brigati, Cavaliere, Cornish, Dino Danelli) – 3:04 - Lead Vocals: Eddie & Felix, "I Don't Love You Anymore" (Cornish) – 3:09 - Lead Vocals: Gene, "Groovin'" / "Sueño" (March 27, 1967) US: #1, UK: #8, "A Girl Like You" / "It's Love" (July 3, 1967) US: #10, "Groovin' (Italian version)" / "Groovin' (Spanish version)" (July 17, 1967; these remixes do not appear on the album), "How Can I Be Sure" / "I'm So Happy Now" (August 28, 1967) US: #4, This page was last edited on 15 January 2021, at 04:52. "Groovin" is a single released in 1967 by the Young Rascals that became a number-one hit and one of the group's signature songs. And for a finale, Cavaliere and Brigati turn in an exultant period piece, "It's Love," whose soaring lyrics are matched by guest artist Hubert Laws' flute -- alas, his presence would point the way toward less effective, more disjointed work in the Rascals' future, as they moved more deeply into psychedelia. Check out Groovin' (Single Version) by The Young Rascals on Amazon Music. The Rascals (initially known as The Young Rascals) were an American blue-eyed soul group initially active during the years 1965–72. The vocals and musicianship provide indication of the sophisticated layered sound the Rascals would produce on future releases. And I always thought Leslie was a person as well. Mary Helen from Home they sang it in french italian and spanish-- all on youtube: The Young Rascals themselves recorded "Groovin" in Spanish, French, and Italian in 1968.; Jennifur Sun from Ramona This may sound crazy, but how did they do the opening riffs of this song, was it the organ or something else. Gene Cornish's "I Don't Love You Anymore" could be the finest pop song in the band's repertory apart from "How Can I Be Sure," with a delectable guitar part, scrumptious melody, and delicious chorus. "If You Knew", upon its initial release as the "B" side of the single "I've Been Lonely Too Long", was jointly credited to all the Rascals' members; the writing credit was changed upon the album's release. The Rascals, along with the Righteous Brothers, Mitch Ryder, and precious few others, were the pinnacle of '60s blue-eyed soul. Affixed to the front cover was one of two stickers indicating: "THIS LP HAS THE BIG HIT", followed by either "How Can I Be Sure" (as shown in the cover photo on the right) or "A Girl Like You" as both tracks climbed into the Top 10. The third Young Rascals album, 1967's Groovin, sounds like a heavy soul group effortlessly playing pop—not a pop group attempting to play soulful R&B. Complete your The Young Rascals collection. As much as they'd mastered white soul and R&B, the Young Rascals had evolved under the songwriting of … The third Young Rascals album, 1967's Groovin, sounds like a heavy soul group effortlessly playing pop—not a pop group attempting to play soulful R&B.As much as they'd mastered white soul and R&B, the Young Rascals had evolved under the songwriting of … First, there are the distinctive voices of Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati, then there is the robust R&B feel to much of their work with occasional flashes of Latin influences. 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