Following on the heels of the Chicago Transit Authority, many bands in the late 60s and early 70s had a dynamic horn section that made their sound supersonic and vibrant. This Toronto, Ontario band formed in 1968 and they're still rocking the house. They had several songs that made the charts, but "One Fine Morning" was their highest charting, reaching #24 on the US Hot 100.
Their classic string section and jazz horn section helped them achieve a sound that was popular during that time. It wasn't just about sleepy acoustic, laid-back folk rhythms, but contained the pace of the city. Rapid and aggressive. "One Fine Morning" sounds a bit like "Jesus is Just Alright" by the Doobie Brothers meets "You Keep Me Hanging On" by Vanilla Fudge. It has an upbeat revival feel mixed with psychedelic rhythms and a heady mix. It's heavy and light simultaneously, a wonderful blend of swirling emotions, adding emphasis to the meaning of the title.
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About the Curator - Sonya Alexander
After graduating from UCLA, Sonya trained to be a talent agent. After realizing she belonged on the creative end, she started freelance writing, covering film festivals for Los Angeles local papers. She's written about film, video games, global affairs, wildlife conservation and, most recently, music. She specializes in classic rock, classic soul, blues, classic country, classical and world music and is tri-coastal, residing in Los Angeles, New York and New Orleans.