“Groovin’” by The Young Rascals - album review

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TJR says

The third Young Rascals LP delivered good value for album buyers with eight of the eleven cuts featuring single sides from 1966 and 1967. They line-up: Felix Cavaliere (vocals, keyboards, organ), Eddie Brigati (vocals, percussion), Gene Cornish (vocals, guitar, bass, harmonica) and Dino Danelli (drums). “Find Somebody”, exclusive to the album, is an early highlight; a melodic, lively and mystical slice of cerebral pop. Best track for me is the Cavaliere-flavoured “Sueño”, pop at heart, but with shades of psychedelia and flamenco. It served as the b-side to their massive #1 hit, “Groovin'”, which opens up side two splendidly. They had some nice stuff worth cherry-picking.

The Jukebox Rebel

A1 [02:51] 4.5.png The Young Rascals - A Girl Like You (Felix Cavaliere, Eddie Brigati) Pop
A2 [03:48] 7.1.png The Young Rascals - Find Somebody (Felix Cavaliere, Eddie Brigati) Cerebral Pop
A3 [02:50] 4.6.png The Young Rascals - I’m So Happy Now (Gene Cornish) Pop
A4 [02:48] 7.2.png The Young Rascals - Sueño (Felix Cavaliere, Eddie Brigati) Pop
A5 [02:56] 5.7.png The Young Rascals - How Can I Be Sure (Felix Cavaliere, Eddie Brigati) Pop
B1 [02:33] 6.8.png The Young Rascals - Groovin’ (Felix Cavaliere, Eddie Brigati) Pop
B2 [03:04] 5.1.png The Young Rascals - If You Knew (Felix Cavaliere, Eddie Brigati) Pop
B3 [03:09] 3.5.png The Young Rascals - I Don’t Love You Anymore (Gene Cornish) Pop
B4 [02:28] 6.0.png The Young Rascals - You Better Run (Felix Cavaliere, Eddie Brigati) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
B5 [04:52] 4.7.png The Young Rascals - A Place In The Sun (Ronald Miller, Brian Wells) Soul
B6 [03:15] 5.7.png The Young Rascals - It’s Love (Felix Cavaliere, Eddie Brigati) Soul

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