The Lovin' Spoonful

The Lovin' Spoonful

19.00

Kama Sutra 8050

Speakers Corner Records : LP 180 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

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A1 - Do You Believe In Magic
A2 - Blues In the Bottle
A3 - Sportin' Live
A4 - My Gal
A5 - You Baby
A6 - Fishin' Blues
B1 - Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind
B2 - Wild About My Lovin'
B3 - Other Side of This Life
B4 - Younger Girl
B5 - On the Road Again
B6 - Night Owl Blues

Greenwich Village, 1964: While the folk boom is still in progress, other genres began seeping into the corners and clubs of lower Manhattan. Rock, once down for the count, came back with a vengeance, largely thanks to a klatch of young British bands. Roots music, especially blues, grew rapidly in popularity as folk enthusiasts expanded their horizons. In this intoxicating milieu, John Sebastian, Zal Yanovsky, Joe Butler and Steve Boone united to form the Lovin’ Spoonful. Originally a jug band with folk roots, they readily incorporated the sounds they heard all around them. Combining British Invasion jangle with the blues’ growl and folk’s attention to lyrical detail, they forged a sound completely their own. Accomplished musicians all, they had two secret weapons: the guitar virtuosity of Zal Yanovsky and the rising songwriting talent of John Sebastian.

The first Spoonful single, “Do You Believe in Magic,” took AM radio by storm in June of that year, reaching #9 on the Billboard Hot 100. Featuring an irrepressible melody, a chiming autoharp and Yanovsky’s tasteful fills, it was an audacious debut. Their inaugural Kama Sutra LP, also titled Do You Believe in Magic, followed in November 1965. Containing three other Sebastian originals and one song credited to the band, the balance of the LP contained traditional blues covers and songs by contemporary writers. Reaching #32 on the Billboard Top 200, it established the band as one of country’s brightest new talents.

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head, and was pressed with virgin vinyl at Pallas. More information under http://www.pure-analogue.com

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