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Saturday, February 14, 2015

The Lovin' Spoonful - What's Up, Tiger Lily (1966 us, fabulous folk psych, 2008 japan remaster)



A truly unique and wonderfully American band, the Lovin' Spoonful released nearly all of their creative legacy between 1965 and the end of 1966. The first album, Do You Believe in Magic, hit in 1965, with the second, Daydream, and the third, Hums of the Lovin' Spoonful, arriving in 1966. Also in 1966, the group delivered the soundtrack to Woody Allen's first film, What's Up, Tiger Lily? This set combines that soundtrack with Hums on a single disc, and truthfully, it works mostly because Hums, which contained such classic Spoonful numbers as "Lovin' You," "Rain on the Roof," "Coconut Grove," "Nashville Cats," and "Summer in the City," is such a fine album. Aside from the minor song "Pow" and a redo of "Fishin' Blues," the music on What's Up, Tiger Lily? is of the instrumental soundtrack variety. Things went downhill after 1966 for the Lovin' Spoonful. The two albums the band released in 1967, 
by Steve Leggett


Tracks
1. Lenny Maxwell, Woody Allen - Introduction To Flick - 2:03
2. Pow (Theme From "What's Up, Tiger Lily?") (J. Butler, J. Sebastian, Skip Boone, Steve Boone, Z. Yanovsky) - 2:28
3. Gray Prison Blues (Joe Butler, John Sebastian, Steve Boone, Zal Yanovsky) - 2:15
4. Pow Revisited (Joe Butler, John Sebastian, Skip Boone, Steve Boone, Zal Yanovsky) - 2:30
5. Unconscious Minuet (Joe Butler, John Sebastian, Steve Boone, Zal Yanovsky) - 2:05
6. Fishin' Blues (Traditional) - 1:58
7. Respoken (John Sebastian) - 1:48
8. A Cool Million (Joe Butler, John Sebastian, Steve Boone, Zal Yanovsky) - 2:20
9. Speakin' Of Spoken (John Sebastian) - 2:40
10.Lookin' To Spy (Joe Butler, John Sebastian, Steve Boone, Zal Yanovsky) - 2:30
11.Phil's Love Theme (Joe Butler, John Sebastian, Steve Boone, Zal Yanovsky) - 2:15
12.End Title (Joe Butler, John Sebastian, Steve Boone, Zal Yanovsky) - 4:05

The Lovin' Spoonful
*Steve Boone - Bass, Piano
*Joe Butler - Drums
*John Sebastian - Autoharp, Guitar, Harmonica
*Zal Yanovsky - Guitar
With
*Henry Diltz - Clarinet
*Larry Hankin - Jew's Harp

 The Lovin' Spoonful
1965  Do You Believe In Magic
1966  Daydream (Japan remaster)
1966  Hums Of The Lovin' Spoonful (Japan remaster)
1967-68  You're A Big Boy Now / Everything Playing (2011 edition)
1969  Revelation: Revolution '69
Related Act
1969-76  John Sebastian - Faithful Virtue, The Reprise Recordings 

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3 comments:

Андрей said...

Thank you so much!

mscmichael said...

Good album! Thanks a lot...

Καρμέλος Εμβασίχυτρος said...

Σ' ευχαριστώ πολύ Μάριε.
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