The Very Best of the Rascals [Rhino]

The Very Best of the Rascals [Rhino]

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Although Rhino issued a deluxe two-CD set covering the Rascals a few years previously, this single-disc set contains enough essential songs for you to get the point. The Rascals, along with the Righteous Brothers, defined blue-eyed soul singing, making records that were as churchy, earthy, and convincing as anything that came out of the South or Motown in the '60s, backed by tight, anthemic arrangements and excellent combo playing. The 16 cuts include their first hit, "I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore," and continue on into their flirtation with psychedelia in 1970. The only quibble is their failure to include "Look Around," a sociopolitical cut from the Freedom Suite album that's just a cut below "People Got to Be Free" or "A Ray of Hope." [Rhino reissued this same set, artwork and all, in 2007, adding a slide-off slip cover adorned with the title Greatest Hits.]

Product Details

Release Date: 07/20/1993
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0081227127725
catalogNumber: 71277
Rank: 631

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rascals   Primary Artist
Charles Morrow   Conductor
Ron Carter   Bass
King Curtis   Tenor Saxophone
Richard Davis   Bass
Hubert Laws   Flute
Joe Bushkin   Piano
Steve Marcus   Soprano Saxophone
Chuck Rainey   Bass,Vocals
Sweet Inspirations   Background Vocals
David Brigati   Background Vocals
Eddie Brigati   Percussion,Conga,Drums,Vocals
Felix Cavaliere   Organ,Piano,Vocals
Gene Cornish   Bass,Guitar,Vocals
Hog Cowart   Vocals
Dino Danelli   Drums
Richard David   Bass
Gerald Jemmott   Bass,Vocals
Danny Labbate   Soprano Saxophone
Melvin Lastie   Trumpet
Buddy Lucas   Harmonica
Arif Mardin   Conductor
Gene Orloff   Strings
Harold Cowart   Bass
Mel Lastie   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Charles Morrow   Arranger
Eddie Brigati   Composer
Felix Cavaliere   Composer
Tom Dowd   Engineer
Arif Mardin   Arranger
Rascals   Producer
Parke Puterbaugh   Contributor,Liner Notes
Geoff Gans   Art Direction

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