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Thursday, June 03, 2010

DENNY MCLAIN AT THE ORGAN




CAPITOL RECORDS
ST 2881
1968?
STEREO





SIDE A:



DON'T GIVE UP 1:52
LONELY IS THE NAME 2:17
FOR ME 2:20
THE LOOK OF LOVE 1:57
HURDY GURDY MAN 1:53
EXTRA INNINGS 2:44

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SIDE B:



THIS GUY'S IN LOVE WITH YOU 2:39
NICE 'N' EASY 2:21
CHERISH 2:20
BY THE TIME I GET TO PHOENIX 2:15
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS 1:59
ON A CLEAR DAY 1:52

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Editor's note: it's only fitting that I had this one cued up last night to coincide with the travesty I witnessed with the Galarraga 28 out Perfect Game that wasn't to be due to a shit call only to not have the thing ready to go. It is now.

So...what's the bigger feat: a perfect game or winning 30 games? Obviously 30 games since nobody's done it in the 42 years since McLain did (1968). Which also coincides with the year he released this album. Since then he's been to prison a few times, allegedly pilfered 2.5 million from a pension fund of a business he co-owned, been accused of not only having mob ties but that an injury to his foot was allegedly caused by mobsters who wanted their gambling money and finally had a daughter pass away in a tragic accident involving a drunk driver. Fame has not been kind to McLain but the Hammond Organ has. Listen for yourself.

2 comments:

KL from NYC said...

They'd made fun of this guy in the Ultra Lounge liner notes (which is the first time I'd ever heard of him), but I didn't think he was bad at all. In fact, I'd wondered if anyone still had a copy of his LP, and now I know -- you do.
Thank you.

R. O. said...

Yeah, I'm a sucker for anything Detroit Tigers and/or LP organ music. That's the first I've heard of U.L. and seeing that it's a CD compilation set it makes sense why. Thanks for checking in. Enjoy.