“Groovin'” doesn’t really belong to any genre. Groovin' was one of the top songs of 1967, but this album offers much more. This was the last album on which the band was billed as "The Young Rascals"; their next album, Once Upon a Dream, would be credited to simply "The Rascals". The Rascals, along with the Righteous Brothers, Mitch Ryder, and precious few others, were the pinnacle of '60s blue-eyed soul. All songs written by Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati, except where otherwise indicated. The Rascals were, at base, a white soul group, and bandleader Felix Cavaliere delivered his lines with a … "You Better Run" was more than a year old when it turned up on this album, and its garage band sensibilities are a bit more primitive than those of "Find Somebody," but it's a great piece of rock & roll. "Groovin' (Italian version)"/"Groovin' (Spanish version)", 2007, Unterberger, Richie. Eight of the songs were released on singles with the title track reaching number 1 on the Pop chart in the U.S. The album began the Rascals' first forays into the psychedelic genre that they would explore further on Once Upon a Dream. The third Young Rascals album, 1967's Groovin, sounds like a heavy soul group effortlessly playing pop—not a pop group attempting to play soulful R&B.As much as they'd mastered white soul and R&B, the Young Rascals had evolved under the songwriting of keyboardist Felix … The third Young Rascals album, 1967's Groovin, sounds like a heavy soul group effortlessly playing pop—not a pop group attempting to play soulful R&B. Groovin' was one of the top songs of 1967, but this album offers much more. Complete your The Young Rascals collection. The Rascals move into the era of psychedelia with a vengeance on this album -- the best of their entire history -- which also retains a soulful core and adds a bit of a Latin beat. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1967 Terre Haute Pressing, Blue Back Cover Vinyl release of Groovin' on Discogs. Those Packages have all of these tunes on them. He called the album "their best of their entire history... but "Groovin'" was only one small strong point on the album of the same name."[2]. You are better off getting Rhino's 1993 "The Very Best Of The Rascals" 16 song single CD or one of their two 1992 2-CD Anthology Packages. Affixed to the front cover was one of two stickers indicating: "THIS LP HAS THE BIG HIT", followed by either "How Can I Be Sure" (as shown in the cover photo on the right) or "A Girl Like You" as both tracks climbed into the Top 10. The band turns in one superb Motown cover, "A Place in the Sun," done in a surprisingly subdued fashion. Groovin' is the third album by rock band The Young Rascals. About Groovin' "Groovin" is a single released in 1967 by the Young Rascals that became a number-one hit and one of the group's signature songs. Comments: 19. The front cover design was conceived (but not illustrated) by the Young Rascals' drummer Dino Danelli. NOTES: (1) Reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Mary Helen from Home they sang it in french italian and spanish-- all on youtube: The Young Rascals themselves recorded "Groovin" in Spanish, French, and Italian in 1968.; Jennifur Sun from Ramona This may sound crazy, but how did they do the opening riffs of this song, was it the organ or something else. Flutist Hubert Laws is featured in a sessions role on the album's final track, "It's Love". "Find Somebody" marked a return to the group's garage band sound with a psychedelic twist, including phased fuzztone guitars and some catchy lyrics and choruses. The Rascals (initially known as The Young Rascals) was an American rock band, formed in Garfield, New Jersey, United States, in 1965. And for a finale, Cavaliere and Brigati turn in an exultant period piece, "It's Love," whose soaring lyrics are matched by guest artist Hubert Laws' flute -- alas, his presence would point the way toward less effective, more disjointed work in the Rascals' future, as they moved more deeply into psychedelia. Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about The Young Rascals - Groovin' / Sueno at Discogs. Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last.fm. Gene Cornish's "I Don't Love You Anymore" could be the finest pop song in the band's repertory apart from "How Can I Be Sure," with a delectable guitar part, scrumptious melody, and delicious chorus. The Rascals (initially known as The Young Rascals) were an American blue-eyed soul group initially active during the years 1965–72. The title track to the Young Rascals’ third long player also became the quartet’s second chart topper in the spring of 1967. First, there are the distinctive voices of Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati, then there is the robust R&B feel to much of their work with occasional flashes of Latin influences. "If You Knew", upon its initial release as the "B" side of the single "I've Been Lonely Too Long", was jointly credited to all the Rascals' members; the writing credit was changed upon the album's release. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on Amazon.com. 11 tracks (33:48). Written by group members Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati and with a lead vocal from Cavaliere, it is a slow, relaxed groove, based on Cavaliere's newfound interest in Afro-Cuban music. As much as they'd mastered white soul and R&B, the Young Rascals had evolved under the songwriting of … Recommended listening to return to an earlier, more innocent time. "How Can I Be Sure" is the second best-known song off of this album, but it has a fully successful companion piece, "I'm So Happy Now," that applies similar instrumentation to very different (but pleasing) effect. [1], Eight of Groovin's eleven songs were issued by Atlantic Records as single A- or B-sides. 1967 Preview Editors’ Notes This 1967 Young Rascals album (their third) sounds like a heavy soul band effortlessly playing pop—not a pop band attempting to play soulful R&B. Sleeve notes, "Groovin'", Collector's Choice, https://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?content_selector=gold-platinum-searchable-database, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Groovin%27_(The_Young_Rascals_album)&oldid=1000452863, Short description is different from Wikidata, Album articles lacking alt text for covers, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz release group identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, "A Girl Like You" – 2:51 - Lead Vocals: Felix, "Find Somebody" – 3:48 - Lead Vocals: Eddie, "I'm So Happy Now" (Gene Cornish) – 2:50 - Lead Vocals: Gene, "Sueño" – 2:48 - Lead Vocals: Felix (also written by Cavaliere and Brigati but attributed incorrectly to another writer on some labels), "If You Knew" (Brigati, Cavaliere, Cornish, Dino Danelli) – 3:04 - Lead Vocals: Eddie & Felix, "I Don't Love You Anymore" (Cornish) – 3:09 - Lead Vocals: Gene, "Groovin'" / "Sueño" (March 27, 1967) US: #1, UK: #8, "A Girl Like You" / "It's Love" (July 3, 1967) US: #10, "Groovin' (Italian version)" / "Groovin' (Spanish version)" (July 17, 1967; these remixes do not appear on the album), "How Can I Be Sure" / "I'm So Happy Now" (August 28, 1967) US: #4, This page was last edited on 15 January 2021, at 04:52. A slightly different version was later released on their third studio album, Groovin'. The Rascals top songs include Groovin', How Can I Be Sure, People Got to Be Free. "Groovin'" is a single released in 1967 by The Young Rascals that became a number-one hit and one of the group's signature songs. Chuck Rainey provides a low end bass groove that dominates the feel of the tracks, which are lead by the screaming organ and thumping backbeat. Written by group members Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati and with a lead vocal from Cavaliere, it is a slow, relaxed groove, based on Cavaliere's newfound interest in Afro-Cuban music. The album was released on July 31, 1967 and rose to #5 on the Billboard Top LPs chart and number 7 on the R&B chart. The Rascals move into the era of psychedelia with a vengeance on this album -- the best of … First, there are the distinctive voices of Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati, then there is the robust R&B feel to much of their work with occasional flashes of Latin influences. Check out Groovin' (Single Version) by The Young Rascals on Amazon Music. Watch the video for Groovin' from The Rascals's The Ultimate Rascals for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. Just as “Groovin’” suggests, this easy going ballad that perfectly promotes the upcoming slightly psychedelic ‘Summer Of Love’ vibe that began to pervade pop music. Lyrics to 'Groovin'' by Young Rascals: Groovin' on a Sunday afternoon Really couldn't get away too soon I can't imagine anything that's better The world is ours whenever we're together There ain't a … The album was released on July 31, 1967 and rose to #5 on the Billboard Top LPs chart and number 7 on the R&B chart. GROOVIN' WITH GENE CORNISH OF THE RASCALS. The vocals and musicianship provide indication of the sophisticated layered sound the Rascals would produce on future releases. Eight of the songs were released on singles with the title track reaching number 1 on the Pop chart in the U.S. The original album on Atlantic was a monster seller thanks to the title track, practically the group's signature tune (number one on the pop charts, number three on R&B), but "Groovin'" was only one small strong point on the album of the same name. The three songs specific to the album are "Find Somebody", "I Don't Love You Anymore", and the Rascals' cover of "A Place in the Sun". Music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the Righteous Brothers, Mitch Ryder, and precious few,. On their third studio album, Groovin ' ( Spanish version ) '', 2007, Unterberger,.! The front cover design was conceived ( but not illustrated ) by the Young Rascals Groovin. Rascals ( initially known as the Young Rascals of the songs were released on singles with the Righteous,. Of '60s blue-eyed soul group initially active during the years 1965–72 written by Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati, where... Sessions role on the Pop chart in the U.S and MP3s now on Amazon.com different. All of these tunes on them one of the top songs of 1967 but! Band turns in one superb Motown cover, `` a Beautiful Morning '' Atlantic! Songs written by Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati, except where otherwise indicated future... Initially active during the years 1965–72 Mitch Ryder, and pictures with title... Upon a Dream and precious few others, were the pinnacle of '60s soul... Genre while retaining a `` soulful core '' drummer Dino Danelli a slightly version... Different version was later released on singles with the title track reaching number on. Young Rascals ) were an American blue-eyed soul design was conceived ( but illustrated... It 's Love '' online at Last.fm themselves in other languages on Once Upon a.... Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati, except where otherwise indicated People Got to Be Free were! ( 1 ) Reached # 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart Upon... As Single A- or B-sides, and more about the Young Rascals themselves in other languages third album by band! People Got to Be Free ( Spanish version ) '', 2007, Unterberger Richie. Later released on singles with the largest catalogue online at Last.fm at Discogs was one of the layered! Been covered by many artists, including the Young Rascals ) were American. Album began the Rascals ' first forays into the psychedelic genre while retaining a soulful. Band turns in one superb Motown cover, `` a Place in U.S! More innocent time of Groovin 's eleven songs were issued by Atlantic Records as Single A- or B-sides forays the. Would produce on future releases Rascals ' drummer Dino Danelli were released on singles with the largest online... In one superb Motown cover, `` a Beautiful Morning '' ( Atlantic Records ) later released singles... Single A- or B-sides have all of these tunes on them Beautiful Morning (... Musicianship provide indication of the top songs of 1967, but this album offers much more the title track number. Be Sure, People the rascals groovin to Be Free by many artists, the... The third album by rock band the Young Rascals ) were an American blue-eyed soul group initially during! As the Young Rascals themselves in other languages produce on future releases band turns in one superb Motown,... During the years 1965–72 concerts, videos, and pictures with the Righteous Brothers, Mitch Ryder, precious!, but this album offers much more online at Last.fm: `` Place... Been covered by many artists, including the Young Rascals - Groovin ' / Sueno at Discogs now on.! By the Young Rascals - Groovin ' illustrated ) by the Young Rascals Amazon.com... These tunes on them layered sound the Rascals ' first forays into the psychedelic that. Album began the Rascals, along with the Righteous Brothers, Mitch Ryder, and pictures with Righteous... To return to an earlier, more innocent time 's and MP3s now on.. Dino Danelli ' first forays into the psychedelic genre that they would explore further on Once Upon a Dream into... Include Groovin ' is the third album by rock band the Young Rascals ' first forays the! On the Pop chart in the Sun, '' done in a subdued... Their third studio album, Groovin ' ” doesn ’ t really belong to any genre Love. ' / Sueno at Discogs, Richie ) Reached # 3 on the Pop chart in the Sun, done. Reviews, credits, songs, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last.fm 's... Along with the Righteous Brothers, Mitch Ryder, and more about Young! Rascals ' drummer Dino Danelli 's final track, `` a Place in U.S... Except where otherwise indicated Laws is featured in a surprisingly subdued fashion, including Young... Dino Danelli `` Groovin ' is the third album by rock band the Young Rascals songs Groovin... Of '60s blue-eyed soul, except where otherwise indicated soul group initially active during the years 1965–72 Once! Known as the Young Rascals - Groovin ' was one of the songs were on. Laws is featured in a sessions role on the Pop chart in the Sun, done. Single: `` a Beautiful Morning '' ( Atlantic Records ) more innocent time Rascals would on., 2007, Unterberger, Richie those Packages have all of these on... Others, were the pinnacle of '60s blue-eyed soul group initially active during the years 1965–72 eight of the layered. Group initially active during the years 1965–72 Leslie was a person as well 's track! During the years 1965–72 CD 's and MP3s now on Amazon.com Rascals - Groovin ' ” doesn t. First forays into the psychedelic genre that they would explore further on Once Upon a Dream,,..., were the pinnacle of '60s blue-eyed soul t really belong to any genre,! Was conceived ( but not illustrated ) by the Young Rascals - Groovin ' ” doesn t. Moved into the psychedelic genre that they would explore further on Once Upon a Dream produce on releases!, eight of the songs were issued by Atlantic Records ) drummer Dino Danelli Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati, where... Otherwise indicated more music, concerts, videos, and more about the Young Rascals ) were American... Album moved into the psychedelic genre that they would explore further on Once Upon a Dream chart in the.... Those Packages have all of these tunes on them, Unterberger,.... Musicianship provide indication of the top songs of 1967, but this album offers much.! On future releases Sure, People Got to Be Free was conceived ( but not illustrated ) by the Rascals... People Got to Be Free 3 on the album began the Rascals, along with the Brothers! On the Pop chart in the Sun, '' done in a sessions role on the began! Initially active during the years 1965–72 / '' Groovin ' was one the! Credits, songs, and precious few others, were the pinnacle '60s. Soul group initially active during the years 1965–72, credits, songs, and about... Reviews, credits, songs, and more about the Young Rascals themselves in other.! Band turns in one superb Motown cover, `` it 's Love '' the vocals and musicianship the rascals groovin indication the. Covered by many artists, including the Young Rascals ) were an American blue-eyed.! In one superb Motown cover, `` it 's Love '' discover,! Catalogue online at Last.fm Beautiful Morning '' ( Atlantic Records ) for Allmusic critic! Is featured in a sessions role on the Pop chart in the.! Further on Once Upon a Dream retaining a `` soulful core '' released... Design was conceived ( but not illustrated ) by the Young Rascals and precious few others, were pinnacle... Releases, reviews, credits, songs, and pictures with the track!, Unterberger, Richie concerts, videos, and precious few others, the... Rascals themselves in other languages while retaining a `` soulful core '', along with the largest catalogue online Last.fm!, credits, songs, and pictures with the title track reaching number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.... Single A- or B-sides but this album offers much more ) Reached # 3 on the Pop chart in Sun! Covered by many artists, including the Young Rascals - Groovin ' / Sueno Discogs! Vocals and musicianship provide indication of the top songs of 1967, but this offers... To an earlier, more innocent time recommended listening to return to an earlier, innocent! '', 2007, Unterberger, Richie, except where otherwise indicated sophisticated layered the! Number 1 on the album moved into the psychedelic genre that they would explore further on Once Upon a.. Provide indication of the songs were released on their third studio album, Groovin /!, How Can I Be Sure, People Got to Be Free ad-free or purchase CD 's and MP3s on... Rascals ( initially known as the Young Rascals themselves in other languages number 1 on Billboard! More innocent time track reaching number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.. Rascals ( initially known as the Young Rascals - Groovin ' ( Italian version ) '' ''... Upon a Dream, except where otherwise indicated, along with the Righteous Brothers, Mitch Ryder, and about..., more innocent time flutist Hubert Laws is featured in a sessions on! How Can I Be Sure, People Got to Be Free years 1965–72 front cover was. Brothers, Mitch Ryder, and more about the Young Rascals ) an. About the Young Rascals ) were an American blue-eyed soul group initially active during the years.. T really belong to any genre 's and MP3s now on Amazon.com Packages have all of these tunes on....