If you titled your album Groovin’, then you are definitely in the 60s. The Young Rascals (later known as The Rascals) did just that with their third album. Is that why I have never heard of them? Were they too 60s?
Firstly, Groovin’ is their only album on Spotify. Secondly, it is in mono. Yikes! One thing the band had going for them was Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati. Both men were talented at songwriting and singing. Brigati was the frontman more or less and made gap teeth cool before Madonna and David Letterman. Cavaliere was the more soulful sound in the band. And to a lesser degree Gene Cornish did some singing and writing.
“Groovin‘” is my new favourite song, at least for now. This song sounds like it is supposed to sound. I can imagine sitting out on a Sunday afternoon on the beach listening to this song and relaxing with my friends. That is if I liked the beach and had friends.
The other two songs that are easy to listen to are “How Can I Be Sure” and “You Better Run“. If you know Pat Benatar, then you know one of her hits was a cover of “You Better Run”.