The Wildlife — Columbia Singles 2017 (USA, Soft Rock)

Исполнитель: The Wildlife
Откуда: USA
Альбом: Columbia Singles
Год выхода: 2017 (recorded in 1967-1969)
Жанр: Soft Rock
Формат: MP3 CBR 320
Размер архива: 45.6 МB

The Wildlife was formed by Mansfield musician Terry Van Auker, who had been in a band called the Collegiates. The original band included Terry on lead guitar, John Kinkle on rhythm guitar, Bob Ross on bass, Charlie Barker on drums, and Lou Basso as lead singer. After about 4-5 weeks John left for college and Tom Zinser, from Tommy Z and the Sleepers replaced him. In late ’66 or early ’67 a producer for Columbia, John Walsh, got a tip and came out to hear the band perform at Greter’s Lake in Mansfield. Walsh was impressed and signed the band on the spot. Within a few weeks they travelled to New York City and started recording. «After a month or so, our producer (John Walsh), and some other Columbia people, (including a much younger Clive Davis), told us that they wanted Lou Basso to go. We were young and green and pretty much did what we were told. Lou was replaced by Jim Krause, who had been in the Sleepers with Tom.» (Terry Van Auker). The group recorded 6 sides for Columbia, although some of the recordings used studio musicians. One of the Wildlife songs, the ace folk-rocker «Time Will Tell» was a re-recording of the Tom Zinser penned song that had appeared on the Sleepers 45. Back in Ohio the group was very popular on the teen club scene and toured the state and region extensively, playing a variety of songs that concentrated more in the style of harder blues rock than exhibited on the 45s.

01. This Is What I Was Made For — 2:32
02. Sometimes I’m Up — 2:18
03. New Games To Play — 1:50
04. Where Do You Go — 3:21
05. Hard, Hard, Year — 2:39
06. Time Will Tell — 2:15
07. Visions — 2:38
08. Come See About Me — 2:50
09. If You Gotta Go — 2:34

Terry Van Auker — lead guitar
Jim Krause — lead vocals
Tom Zinser — rhythm guitar
Bob Ross — bass
Charlie Barker — drums

Circa late 1967 (L to R): Bob Ross, Jim Krause, Tom Zinser, Terry Van Auker, Charlie Barker


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