Friday, 13 January 2017
The Lovin' Spoonful - Hums Of The... (1966) Flac
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''Hums Of The Lovin' Spoonful'' is the third album of the band and it's again a great one. Allmusic.com writes about it:
Having released two previous albums and a soundtrack, along with a stream of singles, over the previous 12 and a half months, the Lovin' Spoonful assembled their third regular studio LP, Hums of the Lovin' Spoonful, for release around Thanksgiving 1966. It contained the group's chart-topping single from the previous June, "Summer in the City," along with September's Top Ten hit "Rain on the Roof" (curiously titled "You and Me and Rain on the Roof" on the LP). Released simultaneously with the album and included on it were the two songs from the next single, "Nashville Cats," which became the band's seventh consecutive Top Ten entry, and "Full Measure," a B-side featuring drummer Joe Butler on lead vocals that scraped into the singles chart. Those were the money songs, although Bobby Darin discovered the leadoff track, "Lovin' You," and quickly covered it for a Top 40 hit, and the moody "Coconut Grove," a tribute to Fred Neil, would become a permanent part of Spoonful leader John Sebastian's repertoire in his solo career. An emphasis on the parts of the album is a way of describing it as more a loose collection of disparate tracks than a unified effort, despite Sebastian's hand in all the compositions and his lead vocals on most of them. This was by necessity, but also by design, since Sebastian and co. went into the studio trying to sound completely different each time. They often succeeded: Except for the vocal similarity, the rock band playing "Summer in the City" and the caustic, autobiographical "4 Eyes" doesn't sound much like the country unit picking its way through "Lovin' You" and "Nashville Cats." Sebastian may have been an obvious New Yorker (those "yellow Sun records" were from Memphis, not Nashville), but that didn't keep him from expressing his musical passions effectively. The 2003 Sundazed LP reissue added four demos, instrumental tracks, and alternate versions of songs from the album.
´The Spoonfuls were a extraordinary band then. Not much bands back then could bring three albums in the Billboard charts (with good positions) in only two years and besides a bunch of singles.. I have take a look back in billboard U.S. allbum history. Do You Believe In Magic peaked at 32 (35 weeks in the album charts). Daydream peaked at 10 (31 weeks in the album charts), Hums Of... peaked at 14 (26 weeks in the album charts). The most successful album in the sixties was the compilation ''The Best Of'' in 1967 which peaked at 3 (52 weeks in the charts). Alongside they had 7 Singles in the Top 10, 5 in the Top 40's and all in all 14 singles charted in the Top 100. The greatest single success was...naturally ''Summer in the city'' at Number 1. I know that's just facts and figures but it shows that the years from 1965 to 1967 were the most successful at the audience. Enough, here comes number three of the ''Original Album Series'' Box.