We start today with Absolutely Yours, and their gorgeous track Something Else, from their maxi-EP Impossible Bouquet (Living Waters 2018), buy here.
Our UK pop-psyche gem from 1969 is the original version by The Beatles of Across The Universe (World Wildlife Fund Version), which they gave away to charity, released on the album No One's Gonna Change Our World (Regal Starline 1969) for the benefit of the World Wildlife Fund. Far superior in my opinion to Phil Spector’s over-produced and slowed down version eventually released on their final album Let it Be (Apple 1970).
The Cascades were a harmony pop group originally from San Diego California. Formed in 1960 as an instrumental band named The SilverSounds and then became the The Thundernotes. Changed their name and sound when singer John Gummoe joined the band. They had one big hit with their song Rhythm Of The Rain (Valiant 7” 1962). Beautiful.
Starland Vocal Band emerged from the Washington, D.C. folk scene of the late '60s. Featuring husband/wife duo of Bill Danoff and Taffy Nivert they dominated American airwaves during the Bicentennial summer of 1976 with their quintessential soft rock chart-topper Afternoon Delight (RCA 7” 1975, rereleased by Windsong records in 1976). It also reached No.18 in the UK.
we conclude with a brace from Canadian musician, singer, songwriter and producer, born in Duncan, British Columbia, Canada, Mac DeMarco (website https://www.mac-demarco.com/). Both A Heart Like Hers, and Without Me, come from his sixth album Another One (Captured Tracks 2015). Until next week …