THE YOUNG RASCALS  


 



The Rascals

The Rascals Picture Page

ALSO KNOWN AS

THE YOUNG RASCALS

AND

THE RASCALS

INDUCTED INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME IN 1997

 


 

MEMBERS

FELIX CAVALIERE

EDDIE BRIGATI

GENE CORNISH

DINO DANELLI

 


 

 

 
YOUNG RASCALS lyrics

 

 

 

 


GOOD LOVIN'

The Rascals started with the hit,"Good Lovin'", which even in the ninety's is still popular.  From here they moved on to hit after hit such as "I've Been Lonely Too Long" and "How Can I Be Sure". They reached the top of their popularity with the song "People Got to be Free",however they had many great songs after this point. Also at this point I feel the group made better albums than singles. My favorite albums are "Once Upon A Dream","See" and "Freedom Suite". The group consisted of Felix, Eddie, Dave and Gene however Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati did most of the writing. In 1997, the Rascals were inducted into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame.

Tom Brady

GROVIN ' On A SUNDAY AFTERNOON!!

 


 

INFORMATION

The Young Rascals started in a nightclub in South Hampton Long Island   NY called The Barge  when they were discovered by Sid Bernstein who had just finished with the promotion of The Beatles Concert in Shea Stadium in August 1965. At this time he saw the group proform their R& B style rock music  dressed in their knickers , Eton collars , and short ties . He became the group's manger and got them a record deal with Atlantic Records.  The group consisted of Felix Cavaliere , Dino Danelli , Eddie Bragati , and Gene Cornish .  The Young Rascals first single was a song called " I Ain't Gonna Eat Out of My Heart Anymore"  and then they followed the single with the song called "Good Lovin'  "  In the spring of 1967 the group official changed their name to the Rascals . Their largest single was in 1968 and was called "People Got To Be Free"  IN 1970 Eddie left the group and the group left Atlantic Records in 1971 and went to Columbia records where they changed their style even more to the jazz side of their music. The group  only made two albums for Columbia and hey dismantled in 1972 .   Currently there are two groups touring as the Rascals and both are worth seeing . Felix's Rascals and The New Rascals with Gene and Dino both in this group.


 

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Once Upon A Dream

This album contains many great songs such as: Easy Rollin', Rainy Day, My Hawaii, My World, Silly Girl, Sattva, plus many other great songs!!!!!

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COLUMBIA ALBUMS

 

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Rascals Album - Island Of Real

Both Columbia Albums ,"Peaceful World " And "Island Of Real " just released on CD from Sundazed records. Check imports for other Rascals Albums. Rhino has released some of the albums on CD and we are hoping for the rest to be released in the USA soon. Please e-mail Rhino and express your wishes to have all the albums released on CD.

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FOR THE COLUMBIA RELEASES BY THE GROUP GO TO THE SUNDAZED RECORDS WEBSITE TO PURCHASE THE CD's

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THE RASCALS ALBUMS

 

                                                  

 

AS THE YOUNG RASCALS

The Young Rascals (Atlantic 1966)

Collections (Atlantic 1966)
 

Groovin' (Atlantic 1967)

 

                                               

As the Rascals:

Once Upon A Dream (Atlantic 1968)

Freedom Suite (Atlantic 1969)

See (Atlantic 1969)

Search And Nearness (Atlantic 1971)

Peaceful World (Columbia 1971)
 

The Island Of Real (Columbia 1972)

NEW RELEASED BOX SET ON RHINO CONTAINS ALL ATLANTIC ALBUMS

 

INFORMATION ON THE ALBUMS

The Rascals emerged from New York City in 1966 with a British Invasion look and an American soul– music sound. By the time their golden run on Atlantic was over, they’d racked up an incredible list of hits: “Good Lovin,” “I Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore,” “I’ve Been Lonely Too Long,” “Groovin’,” “A Girl Like You,” “How Can I Be Sure,” “It’s Wonderful,” “People Gotta Be Free” and “Carry Me Back,” among others.

The principals of Collectors’ Choice Music (CCM) spent years securing reissue rights to the Rascals’ Atlantic albums, and will release them on August 28, 2007. The Rascals LPs have been reissued on CD before, but not with the original mono mixes – which purists (including remastering engineer Bill Inglot) believe to outshine the stereo mixes. So with the first four albums – The Young Rascals, Collections, Groovin’ and Once upon a Dream – CCM includes the stereo versions back-to-back with the mono versions. (Yes, there’s a certain geek factor to that, and that’s what makes CCM great!)

The Rascals were composed of songwriters Felix Cavaliere (organ/vocals) and Eddie Brigati (vocals) along with Gene Cornish (guitar) and Dino Danelli (drums). The series traces their evolution through their garage and soul origins through their mastery of songwriting and their yearning to attain a higher artistic purpose as illustrated on the later albums.

 

                                                     

The Young Rascals: In one of the most formidable American rock debuts of the ‘60s, the Young Rascals, as they were then known, combined a raw garage sound with white soul stylings honed by hundreds of hours playing clubs in the New York area. The debut album includes the hits “Good Lovin’” and “I Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore” alongside soul and R&B classics. Both the stereo and mono versions of the album are included.

Collections: Chief Rascal Felix Cavaliere told Melody Maker in 1966 that the Rascals’ mission was to take back American music from the British Invasion. This album contains the defining hit “I’ve Lonely Too Long” alongside R&B classics like “Too Many Fish in the Sea,” “Land of 1,000 Dances,” “Mickey’s Monkey” and more. Once again CCM includes the stereo and mono versions on one disc.

Groovin’: By the time of Groovin’, the Rascals had graduated to writing most of their own material, and this album bore three huge hits: the title track “Groovin’,” which struck a chord with its strong vocals and lazy harmonica; and “How Can I Be Sure” and “A Girl Like You,” each a pop gem enhanced by Arif Mardin’s sophisticated arrangements. Created in the mono years, CCM again includes both mono and stereo versions.

Once Upon A Dream: If Groovin’ had hinted at an impending psychedelic feel, Once Upon A Dream from 1968 took it all the way, daring to step out of the Rascals’ comfort zone and into the burgeoning art-rock world populated at that time by no less than the Beatles and Rolling Stones. The band enlisted such key instrumentalists as King Curtis on sax, Herbert Laws on flute and Mel Lastie on trumpet, plus a string orchestra. The album did have a hit in “It’s Wonderful.” And the stereo and mono versions – both included here – are distinctly different from one another.

Freedom Suite: Going one farther than Once Upon A Dream in releasing a double album, 1969’s Freedom Suite focused on the political climate following the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King. Sides three and four, featuring three long instrumental jams, freed the Rascals of three-minute single-oriented constraints. Yet it was a single here, the soulful “People Got to Be Free,” that struck a chord with the times.

See: Times had clearly changed in the Rascals’ world. The band’s performances now featured orchestras. And Felix Cavaliere had begun studying Eastern philosophy with Swami Satchinanda. Critic Lenny Kaye – later of Patti Smith’s group – wrote in his Rolling Stone review that he wished the Rascals would again focus on hit singles rather than lofty concepts. Yet in what would prove the final Rascals album with the original personnel, See added two more hits to the Rascals’ list: the title track “See” and the gospel-tinged “Carry Me Back.”

Search and Nearness: The seventh and final album for Atlantic, Search and Nearness was doomed from the start. The band had departed Atlantic with intentions to jump to Columbia before the LP’s street date, so the label didn’t bend over backwards to promote it. In addition, Eddie Brigati – one of the band’s key writers and vocalists – left during the sessions, but not before bring his brother David on board to join him on “Glory Glory.” The Rascals further pursued the gospel flavor of “Carry Me Back,” even going so far as to enlist Atlantic label-mates Cissy Houston and the Sweet Inspirations on backing vocals. The album was dedicated to Jerry Wexler, Ahmet & Neshui Ertegun, Eddie Brigati, Arif Mardin and the entire staff of Atlantic records “in fond remembrance of five great years.” That’s right, five! Time went more slowly in those days. And the Rascals pumped out seven superb albums in that time.


                                           


 

 


 

Some Rascals Songs

 

 

Good Lovin'

Mustang Sally

Lonely Too Long

Grovin'

A Girl Like You

How Can I Be Sure

It's Wonderful

A Beautiful Morning

People Got To Be Free

Heaven

See

Easy Rollin'

A Ray Of Hope

 

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STORY OF THE GROUP

AS TOLD BY RHINO

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In 1964, keyboardist/singer Felix Cavaliere was playing organ with JOEY DEE AND THE STARLITERS, who were drawing huge crowds as the house band at The Peppermint Lounge, due to the success of their hit single "The Peppermint Twist".
After Mr Dee and his group returned from a tour of Europe, where they had, in fact, opened for THE BEATLES, a new lead singer and tambourine shaker by the name of Eddie Brigati joined the group. Mr Brigati was actually replacing his older brother, David Brigati, in THE STARLITERS' lineup. Another addition to THE STARLITERS around this time was the Ottawa-born guitarist Gene Cornish, who been stranded in New York after his Canadian group, THE UNBEATABLES, known for their novelty single "I Wanna Be A Beatle", had left him behind to return to their Great Northern homeland.
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Tired of backing Mr Dee, these three decided to band together and form their own group in January 1965. They recruited a New Jersey-based jazz drummer, Dino Danelli, who had come up to New York from New Orleans, where he had been a member of RONNIE SPEAKES AND THE ELRODS. He had also toured with jazz vibraphonist Lionel Hampton, and was a veteran of many R&B road shows.

Mr Cavaliere once stated that, early on, that he felt this new group's sound was based around a concept that combined "Marvin Gaye's voice, Ray Charles' piano, Jimmy Smith's organ, Phil Spector's production and THE BEATLES' [song]writing". "Put them all together" Mr Cavaliere said, "and you've got what I wanted to do". And that, Dear Netizens, is precisely what he did.

In February 1965, this As-Yet-Unnamed group locked themselves up in Mr Cavaliere's basement and "25 hours and 25 songs later" debuted at a local nightclub, The Choo-Choo Club, in nearby Garfield, New Jersey. After word got around about the band, they began to develop an enthusiastic following. Walter Hyman, a Broadway producer, persuaded his friend, Sid Bernstein, the promoter who brought THE BEATLES to America in 1964 for their shows at Carnegie Hall and Shea Stadium, to come out and see them perform at a club called The Barge, in Westhampton, Long Island. The Barge was a floating club that had also been the launching pad for bands like THE VANILLA FUDGE, THE HASSLES (featuring Mr Billy Joel), and THE VAGRANTS (featuring Leslie West of MOUNTAIN).

Liking what he heard, Mr Bernstein wasted no time in signing them to a management deal and began scouting to land them a recording contract. As a novelty, he had them dress up in knickerbockers, or "knickers", if you prefer, Jackie Cooper-style caps and choirboy shirts with Eton collars. They looked a bit like characters from "The Little Rascals"/ "Our Gang" TV series, and so Mr Bernstein officially began hawking his new charges as THE YOUNG RASCALS.
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Mr Bernstein soon had them booked, for a four-week engagement, at Harlow's Discotheque in Manhattan. Then, in August 1965, at THE BEATLES' concert at Shea Stadium in Flushing, Queens, New York, over fifty-six thousand screaming fans were surprised to see a cryptic message appear on the giant electric scoreboard in centerfield. It read "The Rascals Are Here". Bernstein, you see, was the promoter of the Shea Stadium concert, and it was his idea to put THE RASCALS' name out before their potential fans to stir up early interest in the group. It worked. Delightfully.

Within a month, Mr Bernstein had set off a bidding war among the major record labels, and on 28 October 1965 ‚ reportedly at THE YOUNG RASCALS' appearance at The Phone Booth, a club in the "discotheque district" of Manhattan's East Side ‚ Atlantic Records' label founder Ahmet Ertegun signed the group to a recording contract, offering them a $10,000 advance.

THE YOUNG RASCALS became the first Rock act on a label that had, up to that point, primarily focused on Jazz or Rhythm And Blues artists. Their first single, "I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore" launched the group into the Top 100. THE RASCALS' next release was a remake of THE OLYMPICS' hit "Good Lovin'", and became the group's first million seller.
The group's first album, 'The Young Rascals', released in March 1966, featured lead vocals by all three of the group's vocalists, Mr Cavaliere, Mr Brigati, and Mr Cornish, and contained many excellent covers of songs that were originally hits for SMOKEY ROBINSON AND THE MIRACLES, BOB DYLAN, THE BEATLES, WILSON PICKETT, to mention just a few.
THE YOUNG RASCALS were soon back in the recording studio, laying down new tracks for their next album, 'Collections', which released in January 1967. This time around, they had written six original songs, including the classic hit "I've Been Lonely Too Long", the powerful rocker "Come On Up", and "Love Is A Beautiful Thing". The group's popularity soared, and soon they hit the concert trail with extended tours of the United States, Canada, and Europe.

In July 1967, THE RASCALS, their name now shortened, (they also stopped wearing their knickers, too, trading them in for full-length trousers) teamed up with producers Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd and recorded the tracks for their next album, 'Groovin', the title song of which was the first single produced by the group, along with Arif Mardin. It topped the U.S. singles charts for four weeks while selling two million copies.
Another colossal hit, "You Better Run", which would become their first hit written by Mr Cavaliere and Mr Brigati, was actually more than a year old when it turned up on this album. Some of Our Fellow Netizens may remember that it was later a big hit in the early eighties for PAT BENATAR. Jazz flute player Hubert Laws joined the group on this album as well.

THE RASCALS were by now writing all of their own material and soon were making numerous appearances on television, including the ever-popular "Ed Sullivan Show". For their next album, 'Once Upon A Dream', released in February 1968, they became the first American rock act to perform with an orchestra, and also added chimes, tablas, sitars, tambouras, and some very impressive brass and string arrangements to their repertoire. They reached the Top Ten once again with "A Beautiful Morning", their third million-selling single.
The group were in the midst of a transition, however, changing from a "Blue Eyed Soul" group to a Progressive Jazz-Blues-Rock Fusion outfit. Once again, they were accompanied by Mr Laws on flute, and were also joined by saxophone legend King Curtis, bassist Ron Carter, trumpet player Mel Lastie and a string orchestra.
The next album release, 'Time Peace/The Rascals' Greatest Hits', a collection of their biggest hits up to that point, remained on the LP charts for 58 weeks. THE RASCALS were, in fact, at the peak of their popularity and the band would use the next group of
releases to reflect their beliefs and opinions about political and social issues.
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In March 1969, THE RASCALS released 'Freedom Suite', which showcased a more experimental, elongated approach to their material. By now, the group had begun focusing on becoming an Impressionistic Jazz-Rock band. This ambitious two-record set with one disk containing their usual brand of pop and R&B and the other containing three lengthy instrumental cuts, also included their previously released single "People Got To Be Free", which contained a very strong statement about freedom and equality. It was reportedly an impassioned response and reaction to the then-recent assassinations of Senator and Democratic Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy and Reverend Dr Martin Luther King, Jr., but Mr Cavaliere had actually written the song after the group were run out of Fort Pierce, Florida by "a bunch of rednecks" because of the group's long hair. A follow-up single, "A Ray of Hope", was reportedly written for and about Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy.

In December 1969, THE RASCALS' 'See' album was released. It contained a Top 40 gospel-inflected hit "Carry Me Back". Midway through the recording of their next album, 'Search And Nearness', which was ultimately released in March 1971, Mr Eddie Brigati decided to leave the group. Mr Brigati had co-written many of the band's hits with Mr Cavaliere, and so the remaining work to be done on the album was mainly instrumental in nature. This also marked the beginning of the group's departure from their successful formula for Top Forty hits, and soon, the end of the classic Atlantic period for the band.

By early 1971, THE RASCALS' contract with Atlantic Records had expired and they chose to sign over to instead with Columbia Records. THE RASCALS officially decided to call it a day in 1972

In 1964, keyboardist/singer Felix Cavaliere was playing organ with JOEY DEE AND THE STARLITERS, who were drawing huge crowds as the house band at The Peppermint Lounge, due to the success of their hit single "The Peppermint Twist".
After Mr Dee and his group returned from a tour of Europe, where they had, in fact, opened for THE BEATLES, a new lead singer and tambourine shaker by the name of Eddie Brigati joined the group. Mr Brigati was actually replacing his older brother, David Brigati, in THE STARLITERS' lineup. Another addition to THE STARLITERS around this time was the Ottawa-born guitarist Gene Cornish, who been stranded in New York after his Canadian group, THE UNBEATABLES, known for their novelty single "I Wanna Be A Beatle", had left him behind to return to their Great Northern homeland.

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Tired of backing Mr Dee, these three decided to band together and form their own group in January 1965. They recruited a New Jersey-based jazz drummer, Dino Danelli, who had come up to New York from New Orleans, where he had been a member of RONNIE SPEAKES AND THE ELRODS. He had also toured with jazz vibraphonist Lionel Hampton, and was a veteran of many R&B road shows.

Mr Cavaliere once stated that, early on, that he felt this new group's sound was based around a concept that combined "Marvin Gaye's voice, Ray Charles' piano, Jimmy Smith's organ, Phil Spector's production and THE BEATLES' [song]writing". "Put them all together" Mr Cavaliere said, "and you've got what I wanted to do". And that, Dear Netizens, is precisely what he did.

In February 1965, this As-Yet-Unnamed group locked themselves up in Mr Cavaliere's basement and "25 hours and 25 songs later" debuted at a local nightclub, The Choo-Choo Club, in nearby Garfield, New Jersey. After word got around about the band, they began to develop an enthusiastic following. Walter Hyman, a Broadway producer, persuaded his friend, Sid Bernstein, the promoter who brought THE BEATLES to America in 1964 for their shows at Carnegie Hall and Shea Stadium, to come out and see them perform at a club called The Barge, in Westhampton, Long Island. The Barge was a floating club that had also been the launching pad for bands like THE VANILLA FUDGE, THE HASSLES (featuring Mr Billy Joel), and THE VAGRANTS (featuring Leslie West of MOUNTAIN).

Liking what he heard, Mr Bernstein wasted no time in signing them to a management deal and began scouting to land them a recording contract. As a novelty, he had them dress up in knickerbockers, or "knickers", if you prefer, Jackie Cooper-style caps and choirboy shirts with Eton collars. They looked a bit like characters from "The Little Rascals"/ "Our Gang" TV series, and so Mr Bernstein officially began hawking his new charges as THE YOUNG RASCALS.
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Mr Bernstein soon had them booked, for a four-week engagement, at Harlow's Discotheque in Manhattan. Then, in August 1965, at THE BEATLES' concert at Shea Stadium in Flushing, Queens, New York, over fifty-six thousand screaming fans were surprised to see a cryptic message appear on the giant electric scoreboard in centerfield. It read "The Rascals Are Here". Bernstein, you see, was the promoter of the Shea Stadium concert, and it was his idea to put THE RASCALS' name out before their potential fans to stir up early interest in the group. It worked. Delightfully.

Within a month, Mr Bernstein had set off a bidding war among the major record labels, and on 28 October 1965 ‚ reportedly at THE YOUNG RASCALS' appearance at The Phone Booth, a club in the "discotheque district" of Manhattan's East Side ‚ Atlantic Records' label founder Ahmet Ertegun signed the group to a recording contract, offering them a $10,000 advance.

THE YOUNG RASCALS became the first Rock act on a label that had, up to that point, primarily focused on Jazz or Rhythm And Blues artists. Their first single, "I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore" launched the group into the Top 100. THE RASCALS' next release was a remake of THE OLYMPICS' hit "Good Lovin'", and became the group's first million seller.
The group's first album, 'The Young Rascals', released in March 1966, featured lead vocals by all three of the group's vocalists, Mr Cavaliere, Mr Brigati, and Mr Cornish, and contained many excellent covers of songs that were originally hits for SMOKEY ROBINSON AND THE MIRACLES, BOB DYLAN, THE BEATLES, WILSON PICKETT, to mention just a few.
THE YOUNG RASCALS were soon back in the recording studio, laying down new tracks for their next album, 'Collections', which released in January 1967. This time around, they had written six original songs, including the classic hit "I've Been Lonely Too Long", the powerful rocker "Come On Up", and "Love Is A Beautiful Thing". The group's popularity soared, and soon they hit the concert trail with extended tours of the United States, Canada, and Europe.
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In July 1967, THE RASCALS, their name now shortened, (they also stopped wearing their knickers, too, trading them in for full-length trousers) teamed up with producers Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd and recorded the tracks for their next album, 'Groovin', the title song of which was the first single produced by the group, along with Arif Mardin. It topped the U.S. singles charts for four weeks while selling two million copies.
Another colossal hit, "You Better Run", which would become their first hit written by Mr Cavaliere and Mr Brigati, was actually more than a year old when it turned up on this album. Some of Our Fellow Netizens may remember that it was later a big hit in the early eighties for PAT BENATAR. Jazz flute player Hubert Laws joined the group on this album as well.

THE RASCALS were by now writing all of their own material and soon were making numerous appearances on television, including the ever-popular "Ed Sullivan Show". For their next album, 'Once Upon A Dream', released in February 1968, they became the first American rock act to perform with an orchestra, and also added chimes, tablas, sitars, tambouras, and some very impressive brass and string arrangements to their repertoire. They reached the Top Ten once again with "A Beautiful Morning", their third million-selling single.
The group were in the midst of a transition, however, changing from a "Blue Eyed Soul" group to a Progressive Jazz-Blues-Rock Fusion outfit. Once again, they were accompanied by Mr Laws on flute, and were also joined by saxophone legend King Curtis, bassist Ron Carter, trumpet player Mel Lastie and a string orchestra.
The next album release, 'Time Peace/The Rascals' Greatest Hits', a collection of their biggest hits up to that point, remained on the LP charts for 58 weeks. THE RASCALS were, in fact, at the peak of their popularity and the band would use the next group of releases to reflect their beliefs and opinions about political and social issues.

In March 1969, THE RASCALS released 'Freedom Suite', which showcased a more experimental, elongated approach to their material. By now, the group had begun focusing on becoming an Impressionistic Jazz-Rock band. This ambitious two-record set with one disk containing their usual brand of pop and R&B and the other containing three lengthy instrumental cuts, also included their previously released single "People Got To Be Free", which contained a very strong statement about freedom and equality. It was reportedly an impassioned response and reaction to the then-recent assassinations of Senator and Democratic Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy and Reverend Dr Martin Luther King, Jr., but Mr Cavaliere had actually written the song after the group were run out of Fort Pierce, Florida by "a bunch of rednecks" because of the group's long hair. A follow-up single, "A Ray of Hope", was reportedly written for and about Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy.
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In December 1969, THE RASCALS' 'See' album was released. It contained a Top 40 gospel-inflected hit "Carry Me Back". Midway through the recording of their next album, 'Search And Nearness', which was ultimately released in March 1971, Mr Eddie Brigati decided to leave the group. Mr Brigati had co-written many of the band's hits with Mr Cavaliere, and so the remaining work to be done on the album was mainly instrumental in nature. This also marked the beginning of the group's departure from their successful formula for Top Forty hits, and soon, the end of the classic Atlantic period for the band.

By early 1971, THE RASCALS' contract with Atlantic Records had expired and they chose to sign over to instead with Columbia Records. THE RASCALS officially decided to call it a day in 1972

 


                                    

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FIND SOMEBODY

 

          In a Early demonstration of the new thing called Stereo the song Find Somebody truly shows how Stereo works. First you get a loud guitar from your right speaker and then you get the same same a moment later from your left speaker!!


Felix Cavaliere 's Rascals

 

 


THE NEW RASCALS

 


 


By early 1971, THE RASCALS' contract with Atlantic Records had expired and they chose to sign over to instead with Columbia Records. THE RASCALS officially decided to call it a day in 1972

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 Discography

 

 

 Albums

Release Date Label/Catalog # Album Title Billboard Top 200
03/28/1966 Atlantic 8123 (mono) Atlantic SD-8123 (stereo) The Young Rascals

10

01/09/1967 Atlantic 8134 (mono) Atlantic SD-8134 (stereo) Collections

15

07/31/1967 Atlantic 8148 (mono) Atlantic SD-8148 (stereo) Groovin'

6

02/19/1968 Atlantic 8169 (mono) Atlantic SD-8169 (stereo) Once Upon A Dream

8

06/24/1968 Atlantic SD-8190 (stereo) Time Peace: The Rascals' Greatest Hits

1

03/17/1969 Atlantic SD 2-901 (stereo) Freedom Suite

16

12/15/1969 Atlantic SD-8246 (stereo) See

18

03/01/1971 Atlantic SD-8276 (stereo) Search and Nearness

198

 ??/??/1971 Columbia G30462 (stereo) Peaceful World

122

 ??/??/1972 Columbia KC 31103 (stereo) The Island of Real

180

 

 


 

Singles

 

Release Date Label/Catalog # Titles (A-side / B-side) Billboard Top Singles Cashbox
11/22/1965 Atlantic 2312 I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore / Slow Down

52

63

02/21/1966 Atlantic 2321 Good Lovin' / Mustang Sally

1

1

05/30/1966 Atlantic 2338 You Better Run / Love Is A Beautiful Thing

20

23

09/12/1966 Atlantic 2353 Come On Up / What Is The Reason

43

51

01/16/1967 Atlantic 2377 I've Been Lonely Too Long / If You Knew

16

17

04/10/1967 Atlantic 2401 Groovin' / Sueño

1

1

07/03/1967 Atlantic 2424 A Girl Like You / It's Love

10

8

07/17/1967 Atlantic 2428 Groovin' (Spanish Version) / Groovin' (Italian Version)

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08/28/1967 Atlantic 2438 How Can I Be Sure / I'm So Happy Now

4

2

11/27/1967 Atlantic 2463 It's Wonderful / Of Course

20

15

04/01/1968 Atlantic 2493 A Beautiful Morning / Rainy Day

3

3

07/01/1968 Atlantic 2537 People Got To Be Free / My World

1

1

11/18/1968 Atlantic 2584 A Ray of Hope / Any Dance'll Do

24

14

01/27/1969 Atlantic 2599 Heaven / Baby I'm Blue

39

17

05/05/1969 Atlantic 2634 See / Away Away

27

13

08/25/1969 Atlantic 2664 Carry Me Back / Real Thing

26

12

12/15/1969 Atlantic 2695 Hold On / I Believe

51

29

07/06/1970 Atlantic 2743 Glory Glory / You Don't Know

58

42

12/07/1970 Atlantic 2773 Right On / Almost Home

119

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06/1971 Columbia 4-45400 Love Me / Happy Song

95

74

 ??/1971 Columbia 4-45491 Lucky Day / Love Letter

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 ??/1971 Columbia 4-45568 Brother Tree / Saga of New York

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 ??/1971 Columbia 4-45600 Hummin' Song / Echoes

 


 

 

TRIVIA OF THE RASCALS

 

November 29, 1944: Felix Cavaliere was born.

July 23, 1945: Dino Danelli was born.

May 14, 1946: Gene Cornish was born.

October 22, 1946: Eddie Brigati was born.

February 27, 1965: Veterans of such bands as Joe Dee and the Starliters, the Unbeatables and Felix and the Escorts come together as the Rascals. They begin rehearsing in singer Eddie Brigati’s basement in Garfield, New Jersey.

October 28, 1965: The Rascals perform at the Phone Booth, a club in the “discotheque district” of Manhattan’s East Side. Their high-energy set attracts the attention of record labels, and the group signs with Atlantic Records.

November 21, 1965: The Rascals’ debut single, “I Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore,” is released. It is credited to the Young Rascals, as are all of their records through 1967.

April 30, 1966: “Good Lovin’,” a spirited remake of a song by the Olympics, becomes the Rascals’ first #1 hit.

May 20, 1967: “Groovin’” becomes the Rascals’ second chart-topping single. It holds down the top spot for four weeks, finally giving way to Aretha Franklin’s “Respect"—which was also on Atlantic Records.

August 17, 1968: The Rascals third #1 hit, “People Got to Be Free,” reaches the top of the charts, where it remains for five weeks.

September 28, 1968: ‘Time Peace/The Rascals’ Greatest Hits’, the Rascals’ best-selling album, hits #1 in the midst of a year-long run.

March 27, 1969: The Rascals release the ambitious ‘Freedom Suite’, comprising a disc of short songs and one of lengthy instrumentals. It joins the Who’s ‘Tommy’, Cream’s ‘Wheels of Fire’ and the Beatles’ White Album as one of a relative few double albums from the Sixties.

September 6, 1969: “Carry Me Back,” the Rascals’ last single to make the Top Forty, enters the chart.

February 5, 1970: Eddie Brigati leaves the Rascals.

March 26, 1971: Gene Cornish leaves the Rascals after the recording of their final Atlantic album, ‘Search and Nearness’. Having signed to Columbia Records, founding members Felix Cavaliere and Dino Danelli expand the Rascals’ lineup and adapt a jazzier approach.

1972: The Rascals disband after their final album, ‘The Island of Real’, peaks at #180.

May 27, 1988: The Rascals re-form, minus Eddie Brigati, for a “Good Lovin’ ‘88” tour and perform at Atlantic Records’ 40th anniversary concert at Madison Square Garden in New York.

July 28, 1992: ‘The Rascals: Anthology (1965-1972)’, a double-disc compilation, is released on Rhino Records.

May 6, 1997: The Rascals are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the twelfth annual induction dinner. Steve Van Zant is their presenter.

Must Have Recordings


Good Lovin’
Groovin’
People Got to Be Free
How Can I Be Sure
Come On Up
I’ve Been Lonely Too Long
A Beautiful Morning
I Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore
You Better Run
A Girl Like You

 

Recommended Reading


“The Rascals: Groovin’”
Robyn Flans and Jeff Tamarkin. Goldmine (May 6, 1988), pp. 7-10, 16-20+.

The Rascals Anthology, 1965-72
The Rascals. Rhino Records, 1992. (Note: this booklet enclosed with this CD anthology contains biographical and discographical information.)
 

 

 

 


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