Friday, June 3, 2011

The Young Rascals: Sueño

For those who never flipped a 45 to hear what was on the other side missed many good recordings that were relegated to the other side of the hit record. The Young Rascals (later just The Rascals) had a string of hits from 1966 to 1969.

Today’s Friday Flipside is the “B” side of one of their three #1 hits – “Groovin’” from 1967. “Sueño” (meaning sleep in Spanish) was written by Ron Sasiak; however, it was credited on the single and the original album releases to Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati. Apparently later versions of the LP corrected the credits to Sasiak. I tried to find out who he was, but was unsuccessful – but he happens to have a Facebook account.

If you were going to pigeonhole “Sueño” into an arbitrary category of music, you might call it psychedelic-pop-flamenco. Felix Cavaliere handles the lead vocals on this cut. “Sueño” also appears on The Rascals third LP, “Groovin’.”


  1. Listening to the Groovin' album right now, in honor of Felix's birthday coming up..

  2. Thanks for visiting and for your comments. The Rascals had a great sound.