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Saturday, June 22, 2019

THE AMERICAN BOTTOM 45 OF THE DAY - GLADSTONE - A PIECE OF PAPER

THE AMERICAN BOTTOM 45 OF THE DAY: Gladstone - A Piece Of Paper - ABC 11327 - Peaked at 45 in Billboard on 10/21/1972, but it did do a little bit better in Cashbox during the same month(#38).

This is a feature I'm going to start doing on a more regular basis, especially considering that The Retro Attic's reputation was primarily built on showcasing records that never charted or never reached the Billboard Top 40. I'm going to include pictures only; I want you to tune in and hear it or even request it!

Gladstone were a short-lived Texas group with folk and rustic sounds and great harmonies. This was their only visit to the Hot 100 and is a great blend of acoustic guitars, tag line harmonies, and a powerful message. If you are a fan of CSN, America, Three Dog Night and 70's singer/songwriters such as Cat Stevens and James Taylor, then you will dig this record!

Back in those days, we weren't afraid to say what we thought about what was going on in the world. We were proactive...we came up with solutions...we worked together. We were smart enough to know that our decisions could be reasonable without a piece of paper telling us what to do. And sometimes those pieces of paper were beyond logical! That's what you will get out of this song.

The most famous member of this group was Mike Rabon, who was the frontman for The Five Americans; you may remember their '66-'67 hits such as "Western Union," "I See The Light" and "Sound Of Love." 1 member was with the fairly well-known Texas garage band Mouse And The Traps, who scored a bubbling under single in 1968. 2 members would later go on to do background vocals on a few of the late 70's and early 80's Neil Diamond albums.

Gladstone also had another single that was written by Mike Settle, who you may know from The New Christy Minstrels, Kenny Rogers And The First Edition, and the bubblegum ensemble The Sugar Bears. This should tip you off further about Gladstone's overall sound.

The bottom 45's live once again on The Retro Attic! Come and hear them every hour at http://retroatticrareoldiesradio.com.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

JUNE 2019 FEATURED ARTIST OF THE MONTH

Welcome to June! "16 Days Of Funk" begins on The Retro Attic on Saturday, June 15th and runs through the 30th. To further clarify, this is the Featured Artist Of The Month showcase for Grand Funk Railroad. 7 times a day between 8 AM and 8 PM eastern, you will hear a hit or a miss from the group's late 60's to early 80's heyday. Also included will be selected cuts from Terry Knight And The Pack and Flint.