Sunday, December 11, 2016

The Five Americans

Artist: The Five Americans
LP: 7" single
Song: "7:30 Guided Tour" 
[ listen ]

These fellows are about as American as five guys can get—they're from Oklahoma. They were only together as a group for about five years (1965-1969), with one top ten hit and three others that landed in the top 40. Sadly, they called it quits at the end of the '60s, shortly after "7:30 Guided Tour" was released in 1968 and peaked only at #96. Of course this 'flop' single is probably eight-to-ten times more interesting and exciting than any 15 of the songs that were currently in the top 20 at the time. So it goes. I found this one at Bop Shop Records in Rochester, NY back in September.

[ The Five Americans ]

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