Cooper Nouveau Swash 10, the bold italic style of a variation on the Cooper Black theme drawn by Dave West, on the cover of The Groovin’ Strings And Things, released in 1968 on Cub Records, a subsidiary of MGM Records started in the late 1950s for rhythm and blues releases.
THE GROOVIN’ STRINGS AND THINGS is an exciting introduction to a completely new contemporary sound: the meeting of hard rock … and soft strings. It’s a colorful, breezy combination of violins, woodwinds, flutes, etc., and a with-it-right-now rhythm section. Lush foreground, swinging background. For dancing, partying … and the grooviest leisure-time listening.
Conceived by Cub Records’ label manager, lrv Stimler, and A&R producers “Beau” Ray Fleming and Lockie Edwards, Jr., THE GROOVIN’ STRINGS & THINGS presents a sparkling variety of modern moods and bags. From the hard funk rendition of You (Marvin
Gaye’s hit briIIiantly performed here by Jerome Richardson) … to the hauntingly beautiful Beatles’ tune, Fool On The HiII (featuring leader-arranger Horace Ott on the electric harpsichord). Here, too, are such evergreens as Tara’s Theme from the film classic, “Gone With The Wind’” … and Paul Simon’s Sounds of Silence from this year’s hit movie, “The Graduate.” And such pop standards as The Rolling Stones’ She’s A Rainbow … Walk Away Renee (twice a hit by The Four Tops and The Left Banke) … plus an R&B favorite, Dock Of The Bay, penned by the late Otis Redding.
THE GROOVIN’ STRINGS AND THINGS: rock with strings attached. A great new groove. A hipper groove. Perhaps even The Ultimate Groove.
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