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The Lovin' Spoonful: Greatest Hits (CD)

26 classics - digitally remastered from the master tapes

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Lovin' Spoonful, The - Greatest Hits (CD) CD 1
01 Do You Believe In Magic The Lovin' Spoonful
02 You Didn't Have To Be So Nice The Lovin' Spoonful
03 Daydream The Lovin' Spoonful
04 You Baby The Lovin' Spoonful
05 Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind The Lovin' Spoonful
06 Wild About My Lovin' The Lovin' Spoonful
07 Younger Girl The Lovin' Spoonful
08 On The Road Again The Lovin' Spoonful
09 Didn't Want To Have To Do It The Lovin' Spoonful
10 Jug Band Music The Lovin' Spoonful
11 Summer In The City The Lovin' Spoonful
12 Rain On The Roof The Lovin' Spoonful
13 Pow (Theme from 'What's Up, Tiger Lily?') The Lovin' Spoonful
14 Nashville Cats The Lovin' Spoonful
15 Lovin' You The Lovin' Spoonful
16 Darlin' Companion The Lovin' Spoonful
17 Coconut Grove The Lovin' Spoonful
18 Full Measure The Lovin' Spoonful
19 Darling Be Home Soon The Lovin' Spoonful
20 Lonely (Amy's Theme) The Lovin' Spoonful
21 You're A Big Boy Now The Lovin' Spoonful
22 Six O'Clock The Lovin' Spoonful
23 She Is Still A Mistery The Lovin' Spoonful
24 Money The Lovin' Spoonful
25 Younger Generation The Lovin' Spoonful
26 Never Going Back The Lovin' Spoonful
The Lovin' Spoonful 1965 in New York von Sänger und Gitarrist John Sebastin (geboren... more
"The Lovin' Spoonful"

The Lovin' Spoonful

1965 in New York von Sänger und Gitarrist John Sebastin (geboren 17.3.1944 in New York) und Sologitarrist Zalman Yanovsky (geboren 19.12.1944 in Toronto - Kanada) gegründete Folk-Rockband. Ihre sanften und melodiösen Songs fanden sofort Gefallen, bildeten Lovin' Spoonful doch einen herrlichen Kontrast zu den damals den Markt beherrschenden englischen Gruppen wie Hollies, Kinks, Beatles, Stones, Animals und Manfred Mann. Mitspieler waren der Schlagzeuger Joe Butler (geboren 16. 9.1943 in New York) und der Bassist Steve Boone (geboren 23.9.1943 in Camp Lejeune - North Carolina).

Lovin' Spoonful waren die erste Gruppe der Welt, die Folkmusik auf elektrisch verstärkten lnstrumenten spielte, beeinflußten die Byrds und andere heute populäre Bands wie Eagles, America und Poco. Gleich ihre ersten Platten „Daydream' und „Summer in the City' wurden 1966 Welthits, die Lovin' Spoonful auch in Deutschland berühmt machten. Nachfolgetreffer wurden „You didn't have to be so nice', „Nashville Cats' und „Darlin' be home soon'.

1967 verließ Yanovsky die Gruppe, für ihn kam Jerry Yester (geboren 9.1.1945 in Joshua Tree - Kalifornien). 1 Jahr später trennte sich die Gruppe. John B. Sebastian versuchte im Alleingang eine Solokarriere als Folksänger, war damit aber nur in den USA erfolgreich. Anfang 1975 versuchte er, seine alten Freunde wieder zusammenzutrommeln, um als Lovin' Spoonful eine neue LP aufzunehmen und wieder Konzerte zu geben. Aber bis zum Herbst blieb es bei den Plänen ohne konkretes Ziel.

Original Presse-Info: Deutsche Grammophon GmbH 

The Lovin' Spoonful

Nashville Cats

The Lovin' Spoonful

Nashville Cats

(John Sebastian)

recorded; 1967, New York City; Producer Erik Jacobsen

witk John Sebastian: vocal/steel guitar; Zal Yanovsky: guitar; Steve Boone: bass; Joe Butler: drums

Kama-Sutra 219

master 101, 368

 

 

The Lovin' Spoonful drew on a deep pooled knowledge of rural music, specifically rural African American music from the 1920s and '30s. Their name came from Mississippi John Hurt's Coffee Blues ("I wanna see my baby 'bout a lovin' spoonful"). Leader John Sebastian had spent a few months in the Mugwumps, a group that comprised Cass Elliott and Denny Doherty (later of the Mamas & Papas) and guitarist Zal Yanovsky, who joined him in the Spoonful. Producer Erik Jacobsen had already made his mark with Tim Hardin, and worked with Sebastian and Yanovsky to shape the Spoonful's sound. Drummer Joe Butler and bassist Steve Boone rounded out the group.

The Spoonful were unapologetically commercial, but so personable and accomplished that only the most curmudgeonly could fail to love them. Jacobsen placed the group with Kama-Sutra Records, a label that appeared to be the quintessential hippie era start-up, but wasn't. Two of the three principals, Artie Ripp and Phil Steinberg, came out of the rabidly commercial Brill Building, while the third, Hy Mizrahi, had sold jewelry and cameras in Manhattan. They began producing for Red Bird Records before that label's sudden mob-precipitated demise. Kama-Sutra Records was launched in June 1965. The first single, the Spoonful's Do You Believe In Magic, reached the pop Top 10. Sebastian pulled off the enviable trick of being eclectic and radio-friendly. "We thought we had an advantage over other rock 'n' roll bands because we played with thumb picks," he told 'Crawdaddy' magazine. Nashville Cats, an affectionate homage to the elegant simplicity of the Nashville session musicians, was the Spoonful's seventh single and reached #8 on the pop charts.

In January 1967, Kama-Sutra serviced the song to country radio without much in the way of results, and issued an EP with liner notes by Buck Owens. It was a first, tentative step toward bridging rock and country. Purists took issue with a factual error. "Yellow Sun records" came from Memphis, not Nashville, although within a couple of years Shelby Singleton would buy Sun and flood the market with yellow Sun records from Nashville. Sebastian said that the lead guitar was played by Yanovsky while he filled in on a steel guitar that had been left in the studio from another artist's session. That sounds about right.

- Colin Escott -

Various Country & Western Hit Parade 1967

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Tracklist
Lovin' Spoonful, The - Greatest Hits (CD) CD 1
01 Do You Believe In Magic
02 You Didn't Have To Be So Nice
03 Daydream
04 You Baby
05 Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind
06 Wild About My Lovin'
07 Younger Girl
08 On The Road Again
09 Didn't Want To Have To Do It
10 Jug Band Music
11 Summer In The City
12 Rain On The Roof
13 Pow (Theme from 'What's Up, Tiger Lily?')
14 Nashville Cats
15 Lovin' You
16 Darlin' Companion
17 Coconut Grove
18 Full Measure
19 Darling Be Home Soon
20 Lonely (Amy's Theme)
21 You're A Big Boy Now
22 Six O'Clock
23 She Is Still A Mistery
24 Money
25 Younger Generation
26 Never Going Back