Sunday, September 21, 2014

Record #0567: Kicks / Shake It Up – PAUL REVERE AND THE RAIDERS Featuring Mark Lindsay

Columbia 4-43556 (original) USA, Feb. 28, 1966
Words & Music bySide ABarry Mann, Cynthia Weil; Side B – Paul Revere, Mark Lindsay
Musicians: Mark Lindsay (lead vocals), Paul Revere (keyboards, backing vocals), Drake Levin (lead guitar, backing vocals), Phil Volk (bass, backing vocals), Hal Blaine (drums)
Recording sessions: Produced by Terry Melcher at CBS Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA, Jan./Feb. 1966
Highest chart positions:  US #4, Canada #1

This was the first US Top 10 entry for the group. They still had to wait for another five years until getting their first US #1 hit with "Indian Reservation".

Mann and Weil first offered "Kicks" for the Animals, but Eric Burdon turned it down.

List price
:  Very Good+ is $5, Near Mint is $10

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