Something Has Happened! 1967-1969

Something Has Happened! 1967-1969

by Paul Revere & the Raiders
     
 
Originally known as the Downbeats, Paul Revere & the Raiders came out of the Northwest's frat boy club scene, a group of young white guys trying desperately to sound black, producing a kind of garage R&B in the process, helped by the band's fun stage show and sax player turned lead singer Mark Lindsay's soulful voice and amazing ability at mimicry. By the time they

Overview

Originally known as the Downbeats, Paul Revere & the Raiders came out of the Northwest's frat boy club scene, a group of young white guys trying desperately to sound black, producing a kind of garage R&B in the process, helped by the band's fun stage show and sax player turned lead singer Mark Lindsay's soulful voice and amazing ability at mimicry. By the time they became entrenched as the house band on Dick Clark's Where the Action Is television series in the mid-'60s, the band began to walk a delicate line between being teen idols and being a tough, sneering garage band, half cartoon and half substance on hit singles like "Kicks," "Hungry," "Good Times," and "Just Like Me," finally ending up as Columbia Records' best-selling rock group as 1967 dawned, with three gold record albums to their name. But the Beatles had released Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and the times they were definitely changing in the pop music world, and the Raiders scrambled to find their place. Released in 1968, Goin' to Memphis was a straight shot of Stax-like R&B, and while it worked as much as it didn't, it didn't generate a hit or big sales. Something Happening, released later that same year, was a phased-out psychedelic and Lindsay-produced muddle, although it did contain at least one hidden pop gem, the this-should-have-been-a-hit "Don't Take It So Hard." Issued in 1969, Hard 'n' Heavy (With Marshmallow) had less production excesses and again had a couple minor gems, most notably "Time After Time" and the odd Freddy Weller-penned "Hard and Heavy 5 String Soul Banjo." But the Raiders' image didn't fit the emerging rock culture of the day, and the band took to blind submitting songs to radio under the fake name Pink Puzz, all of which were collected to make the Alias Pink Puzz album that appeared later in 1969. This double-disc set collects all three of these transitional albums in one package, adding select bonus tracks, including a couple from the band's ill-fated and bizarre 1967 Christmas album Christmas Present...and Past. It shows a talented band capable of doing anything from teen love ballads to hard-crunching, R&B-fueled rock stomps trying desperately to keep up with the mercurial changes of the pop world.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/05/2013
Label:
Raven [australia]
UPC:
9398800037229
catalogNumber:
372
Rank:
15891

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Boogaloo Down Broadway
  2. Every Man Needs a Woman
  3. My Way
  4. One Night Stand
  5. Soul Man
  6. Love You So
  7. I Don't Want Nobody (To Lead Me On)
  8. I'm a Loser Too
  9. No Sad Songs
  10. Cry On My Shoulder
  11. Peace of Mind
  12. Goin' To Memphis
  13. Happening (Intro)/Too Much Talk
  14. Happens Every Day
  15. Burn Like a Candle
  16. Observation From Flight 285 (In 3/4 Time)
  17. Get Out of My Mind
  18. Don't Take It So Hard
  19. Communication, Pts. 1-2
  20. Love Makes the World Go Round (Don't You Let It Stop)
  21. Free
  22. The Good Times
  23. Happening '68
  24. Brotherly Love
  25. Rain, Sleet, Snow
  26. Dear Mr. Claus

Disc 2

  1. Mr. Sun, Mr. Moon
  2. Money Can't Buy Me
  3. Time After Time
  4. Ride On My Shoulder
  5. Without You
  6. Trishalana
  7. Out On That Road
  8. Hard and Heavy 5 String Soul Banjo
  9. Where You Goin' Girl
  10. Cinderella Sunshine
  11. Call On Me
  12. Let Me!
  13. Thank You
  14. Frankfort Side Street
  15. Hey Babro
  16. Louisiana Redbone
  17. Here Comes the Pain
  18. The Original Handy Man
  19. I Need You
  20. Down In Amsterdam
  21. I Don't Know
  22. Freeborn Man
  23. A Heavy Christmas Message

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul Revere & the Raiders   Primary Artist
Ry Cooder   Bottleneck Guitar,Guest Appearance
Keith Allison   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Harmonica,Piano,Trombone,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
James Burton   Banjo,Dobro,Guest Appearance
Freddy Weller   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Bottleneck Guitar,Guitar (12 String Electric)
Joe Correro   Flute,Percussion,Conga,Drums,Background Vocals
Glen D. Hardin   Banjo,Cymbalom,Electronic Celeste,Guest Appearance
Mark Lindsay   Percussion,Trumpet,Clavichord,Harpsichord,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals,Tack Piano
Charlie Coe   Bass
Paul Revere   Piano,Celeste,Hammond Organ,Electric Piano,Background Vocals,Vox Organ,Tack Piano

Technical Credits

Keith Allison   Composer
Terry Melcher   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Freddy Weller   Composer
Darryl Carter   Composer
Joe Correro   Composer
Glen D. Hardin   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Isaac Hayes   Composer
Mike Leech   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Mark Lindsay   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Chips Moman   Arranger,Producer
David Porter   Composer
Harold Thomas   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Jesse James   Composer
Ian McFarlane   Liner Notes
Louise Cook   Layout
Lee Jones   Composer

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