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Thursday, April 16, 2009

ONE FINE MORNING


by Lighthouse


STEREO DIMENSION RECORDS
STEREO 3007
1971
STEREO


SKIP PROKOP Drums, Percussion, Vocals
PAUL HOFFERT Piano, vibes
RALPH COLE Guitar, Vocals
DON DINOVO Viola
DICK ARMIN Cello
LOUIE YACKNIN Bass
KEITH JOLLIMORE Sax, Flute, Vocals
LARRY SMITH Trombone, Vocals
HOWARD SHORE Sax
PETE PANTALUK Trumpet
BOB McBRIDE Lead Vocals, Percussion

Road Manager: BRUCE BELL
Road Crew: ROB LEHMAN, GLENN MORISON, and RINGO HRYCYNA

CREDITS

Recorded At: THUNDER SOUND RECORDING STUDIOS, TORONTO, CANADA
Mixed At: O.D.O. RECORDING STUDIOS, N.Y.C.
Mastered At: MERCURY SOUND STUDIOS, N.Y.C. BY GILBERT KONG
All Finished Arrangements By: LIGHTHOUSE
Special Thanks To: LOREN BECKER, ROSS REYNOLDS, MOSES ZNAIMER, VINNY ODO, EDDIE YOUNGBLOOD, HENRY SASKOWSKI
Thanks Also To: PREMIER OF ENGLAND for Premier DRums, DEAGAN MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS for Electro-Vibes
Added Percussion By: THE MALTESE MOON & THE EDMONTON HAWKS
Added Bass Vocals By: "TEETH"
Cover Design: BRAD JOHANNSEN
Produced By: JIMMY IENNER

Evolution a stereo dimension recording
Copyright 1971 by Stereo Dimension Records, a division of Stereo Dimension, Inc.


SIDE A:



LOVE OF A WOMAN 5:47 (Arranged By H. Shore)
LITTLE KIND WORDS 4:11 (Arranged By S. Prokop & K. Jollimore)
OLD MAN 5:35 (Arranged by L. Smith)
SING, SING, SING 3:19 (Arranged By S. Prokop-K. Jollimore and L. Smith)
1849 6:12 (Arranged By S. Prokop-K. Jollimore and R. Cole)


SIDE B:



ONE FINE MORNING 5:11 (Arranged By S. Prokop-K. Jollimore)
HATS OFF (To The Stranger) 3:37 (Arranged By P. Hoffert)
SHOW ME THE WAY 2:25 (Arranged By S. Prokop-K. Jollimore)
STEP OUT ON THE SEA 5:04 (Arranged By S. Prokop-K. Jollimore and L. Smith)
SWEET LULLABYE 4:53 (Arranged by S. Prokop)

All Selections Published By C.A.M.--U.S.A., Inc.--Media Trix Pub (BMI)



Editor's note: an album with an international hit is hardly an obscurity despite the band being one for the most part. Much of that could be attributed to them be Canadian. It's fairly hard for even the most successful Canadian bands to crack the seemingly impenetrable wall of Americanization. Thus an American obscurity may be a Canadian staple. That might be the case here because I'd never heard of these guys until I found this record.

As this review from 1971 attests to, this band had one happy moment with "One Fine Morning" and many more not so pleasant ones throughout their haul as The Guess Who Jr. "Little Kind Words" is an excellent tune but so far I'm rather underwhelmed. A professional album but like there are many good painters there are only a few Picassos and Dalis. In those terms this would be a Grandma Moses Lite.

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