“Animalisms” by The Animals - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1966Album Chart of the Decade: 1960s

TJR says

The first Animals album to feature any originals and there’s three of them, with new organ player Dave Rowberry being credited on all of them, and Eric Burdon co-credited on two. The Animals were already one of the major English Invasion groups in May 1965, when founding keyboardist Alan Price suddenly left due to fear of flying and other issues. According to lead singer Eric Burdon, Rowberry, whilst considered a good musician, was chosen partly because of his passing physical resemblance to Price. On the other hand, Burdon’s crony Zoot Money claims that he was approached first, and Rowberry only selected as a second choice. On “Animalisms” the group’s trademark R n B groove remains prevalent, although a more soulful undercurrent is very noticeable throughout, especially with the covers of Joe Tex, Eddie & Ernie and Jackie Wilson.

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A1 [03:20] 7.4.png The Animals - One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show (Joe Tex) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A2 [04:03] 5.8.png The Animals - Maudie (John Lee Hooker) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A3 [03:04] 8.4.png The Animals - Outcast (Ernie Johnson, Edgar Campbell) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
A4 [03:06] 6.3.png The Animals - Sweet Little Sixteen (Charles Berry) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
A5 [02:54] 6.0.png The Animals - You’re On My Mind (Eric Burdon, Dave Rowberry) Pop Ballad
A6 [01:20] 4.5.png The Animals - Clapping (Dave Rowberry) Novelty
B1 [04:38] 6.0.png The Animals - Gin House Blues (Jay Cee Johnson) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B2 [02:59] 5.6.png The Animals - Squeeze Her, Tease Her (Alonzo Tucker, Jackie Wilson) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B3 [03:13] 7.2.png The Animals - What Am I Living For (Fred Jay, Art Harris) Rock n Roll Ballad
B4 [02:56] 6.4.png The Animals - I Put A Spell On You (Jalacy Hawkins, Herbert Slotkin) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B5 [02:23] 5.7.png The Animals - That’s All I Am To You (Otis Blackwell, Winfield Scott) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B6 [02:42] 5.7.png The Animals - She’ll Return It (Eric Burdon, Dave Rowberry) Blues / Rhythm n Blues

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