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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sunday Funnies ‎– Sunday Funnies (1971 us, brilliand soft progressive rock, 2013 Flawed Gems issue)

Detroit band the Sunday Funnies were comprised of vocalist Richard Fidge, guitarist Ronald Aitken, keyboardist Richard Kosinski, and drummer Richard Mitchell, releasing in 1970 the single "Heavy Music" / "Path Of Freedom"  issued on the local Hideout label.

Their excellent debut album, produced by infamous Andrew Oldham (an early The Rolling Stones´ manager) and released in 1971 on Motown´s Rare Earth label. This brilliantly recorded, very melodic, soft-progressive album consisted of very memorable and cleverly-arranged, stylish songs based on rich and strong Hammond organ sounds and attractive vocal parts. Some tracks are just unbelievably beautiful! Stylistically this record is not far away from 1967-68 Procol Harum era and early Traffic.

Richard Kosinski  also contributed to albums by Bonnie Raitt, The Temptations, the Four Tops and Aretha Franklin. He was a member of the soft rock ensemble Wha-Koo from 1977-1979.

1. Walk Down The Path Of Freedom - 4:05
2. It's Just A Dream - 3:18
3. You And I - 3:16
4. Tell Me - 4:47
5. The Axe - 4:23
6. Crack In A Bell - 3:00
7. Let The Son Shine In - 4:01
8. Child Of Mine (Carole King, Gerry Goffin) - 4:02
All songs by R. Konsinski and R. Aitken except where noted.

Sunday Funnies
*Richard Walter Kosinski - Keyboards, Vocals
*Richard Glen Fidge - Vocals
*Ronald Clark Aitken - Guitar, Bass, Vocals
*Richard Martin Mitchell - Drums

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