Monday, February 05, 2018

The Rascals Voice Your Choice

The Young Rascals were a "Blue-eyed Soul" group from New York City and the original group consisted of Felix Cavaliere (vocals and organ), Gene Cornish (vocals and guitar) who was a Canadian from Toronto, Eddie Brigati (vocals, percussion) and Dino Danelli (drums). The famous impresario Sid Bernstein signed them to Atlantic Records and their debut single, I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore became a minor hit, peaking at #52 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. But that was just the beginning.

Between 1966 and 1971, they had 18 singles on the charts including 5 Top Ten hits and 3 Gold Records. In 1968 they removed "Young" and re-named themselves The Rascals. They were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1997.

Treasure Island Oldies presents two songs from post-"Young" era of The Rascals. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either A Beautiful Morning or Carry Me Back. I'll play the winner on next week's show.