Six piece brass band, who came from L.A. (according to Fuzz Acid and Flower), despite the Al Kooper’s composition “New York's My Home”.
The band formed round 1966 and release their sole –self titled- album in 1967, sounding close to psychedelic sunshine, baroque pop, sometimes flirting with more garage beats.
After their disbanded in 1970, Lambert, Lewis and Hale all went on to play together in Pollution, a late '60s L.A.-based rock band with jazz undertones.
A Really pleasant and much of the late sixties era feeling, this vinyl edition, I’m not aware if there’s or going to be a CD reissue, until then, sit back, relax and make your self comfortable to enjoy the Beethoven Soul.
1. The Walls Are High (Saher, Ahari) - 2:19
2. Walkin' Through the Streets of My Mind (Millrose, Hess) - 2:58
3. A Violent Crime (Griffin, Farthingsworth XIV) - 2:27
4. The Price Is High (Roger Tillison) - 2:35
5. All Those Little Things (Roy Powell) - 2:05
6. She Won't See the Light (Wolfson, Carter) - 2:00
7. New York's My Home (Al Kooper) - 2:27
8. Dreams (Griffin, Gordon) - 2:28
9. Good Time Gal (Roger Tillison) - 2:19
10.Hey George (Roy Powell) - 1:59
11.Beggin' Your Pardon Lady (Griffin, Gordon) - 2:10
The Beethoven Soul
*Otis Hale - Woodwind
*Andrea Kouratou - Strings
*John Lambert - Bass
*Dick Lewis - Keyboards , Brass
*Bill Powell - Guitar
*Terry Nu - Percussions