10 de abril de 2013

ORANGE COLORED SKY - Same (US-1968) @320

Unico disco editado por esta banda de L.A...Una de las rarezas de este sello UNI basico de la sicodelia Americana.Flower pop psych...Muy buena escucha.

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Woody dijo...

Muchas gracias por esta rareza (para mi por lo menos). Salud,

Shawn dijo...

ORANGE COLORED SKY’s roots go back to 1962, when Larry Younger formed The Fabulous Epics in Erie, PA. The Epics soon moved to New York City and became the house band at the world–famous Peppermint Lounge. Years later, Tom Hanks would call them The Wonders and tell their story in his film ‘That Thing You Do’.

In 1968 the band moved to Southern California, was signed by Universal, and became ORANGE COLORED SKY. SKY hit big in Los Angeles, appearing in the movie “The Love God” with Don Knotts, in TV commercials with Petula Clark, on The Steve Allen Show, and in all the hot clubs. SKY soon became regulars at the Flamingo, Harrah’s, and other major venues in Las Vegas, Reno, and Lake Tahoe.

In 1970 SKY replaced The Carpenters as Burt Bacharach’s opening act. SKY also toured with Frank Sinatra and assisted Governor Ronald Reagan’s re-election campaign.

SKY released the 45 RPM single “Help” in the early 1970’s on the People label, but it was the B side, “Press A Rose”, that placed on the national charts. Larry Younger and Tony Barry shared lead vocals; unfortunately, Larry’s funky, soulful performance couldn’t overcome People Records’ business problems.

Legendary producer Don Costa then brought SKY to MGM records, under the direction of future California Lieutenant Governor Mike Curb. At MGM, SKY recorded “Simon Zealotes” from the rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar”, arranged by Don Costa and released to U. S. radio stations three months prior to the appearance of the “Superstar” national cast album. The first eight bars of SKY’s version of “Simon Zealotes” are unlike any other pop recording.

Bassist/vocalist Larry Parker joined SKY in 1974. By the 1980’s many showrooms had been replaced by discotheques and SKY slowly disbanded.

The band reunited in the early 1990’s, and now includes bandleader Michael Chanslor (Susan Anton’s longtime keyboardist / vocalist / conductor / arranger), bassist / vocalist Larry Parker, drummer / vocalist Dennis Edwards (formerly with Eric Burdon and Eddie Money), and guitarist / vocalist Tom Bethke. SKY founding member Larry Younger still makes an occasional guest appearance.

In 2005, ORANGE COLORED SKY is still rockin’, performing classic “feel-good” surf and rock music. SKY’s ‘Beach Boys Tribute’ continues to win new fans of all ages, and SKY is known to Southern California sports fans for their unique, a cappella performances of the “The Star–Spangled Banner” for the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center and for the Mighty Ducks at Arrowhead Pond.

ORANGE COLORED SKY appears with Jay Black (of Jay & the Americans) in Billy Crystal’s “My Giant”, and can be seen and heard in the Academy Award-nominated film “Ghost World” starring Steve Buscemi and Thora Birch. (orangecoloredsky.com)

jose kortozirkuito dijo...

No conocía este blog y me parece estupendo, ya tengo faena de escuchar discos raros, empiezo por estos dos últimos.
Ya soy seguiddor vuestro y estais incluidos en mi lista de "Blogs Amigos" en mi blog:
Va un poco de la onda vuestra, si lo creeis ionteresante lo podeis incluir en vuestra lista de blogs.
Veo que os habeis tomado unas vacaciones, espero vuestras próximas publicaciones.
Un saludo desde el Alto Aragón