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Originally called the Young Rascals, this group never made much impact in the UK (where they only had one major hit and one minor hit) but they were more successful in their American homeland, where they had several big hits including three that went all the way to number one. This compilation contains all their hits and the best of their other music.
In the beginning, their music was mainly up-tempo R+B. Their first single, I ain't gonna eat my heart out anymore, was a minor hit but the follow-up, a cover of Good lovin' (originally recorded by the Olympics) became their first chart-topper. After this, they started to write their own hits beginning with two top twenty hits (You better run, I've been lonely too long) and a minor hit (Come on up)), all of which they wrote. Next, they recorded a Motown cover (Too many fish in the sea, not included here) thinking it might give them their first UK hit - it didn't, but that was to come with their next single, the song they are best remembered for on both sides of the Atlantic - Groovin'.
1967, possibly the best year in popular music history, was also the best year by far in the careers of the Young Rascals, yielding three major American hits and their only UK hits. Groovin' provided the Young Rascals with their second American number one, while also making the UK top ten. It was very different from their earlier up-tempo R+B music, marking the start of a new style - mellow, romantic, sunny music. The follow-up, A girl like you, maintained the new style, becoming a top ten American hit and a minor UK hit. They never again made the UK charts but their next single, How can I be sure, was a top five hit in their homeland. In 1970, it provided Dusty Springfield with a minor UK hit. Following all those successes, the Young Rascals became the Rascals. The hits continued with It's wonderful (top twenty) and A beautiful morning (top three). This was the last of their sunny, romantic songs. Events in America changed their music forever.
Their music became political., starting with their last big hit - People get to be free, which they wrote and recorded in response to Bobby Kennedy's assassination. It was their third and last chart-topping single. After this, they never again made the American top twenty, though they had lesser hits with A ray of hope, Heaven, See and Carry me back, all of which made the top forty. They had one minor hit (Glory glory) before finishing their recording contract.
This anthology contains all their American hits and nothing else. As such, it is just right for those who just want the hits and don't want to explore their other album tracks and B-sides.
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am 1. April 2013
Schnelle Lieferung und einwandfreies Produkt. Sind auch viele schöne Songs drauf, habe es aber nur wegen einem bestellt und habe mich vom Rest überraschen lassen. Muss jeder selbst entscheiden.
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am 18. Mai 2013
Man soll es nicht glauben aber wer mit dem Kauf dieser CD gehofft hat,
noch mehr oder ähnliche Stücke a la Groovin' zu hören, der wird enttäuscht, denn die
Band hat offenbar nur einen großen Wurf gelandet (One-Hit-Wonder): Groovin'
Der Rest ist absoluter Schrott.