cryan shames _ synthesis _69_columbia records

Here is another new find , great pop psych LP by Cryan Shames ~
fans of association , byrds , and cowsills will dig this one !

cryan shames _ synthesis _69_columbia records
MP3 @ 320 kbps
all trax from wax _ ripped by akashaman_2010

01 – Greenburg, Glickstein, Charles, David , Smith & Jones
02 – Baltimore Oriole
03 – It’s All Right
04 – Your Love
05 – A Master’s Fool
06 – First Train To California
07 – The Painter
08 – Sweet Girl Of Mine
09 – 20th Song
10 – Let’s Get Together
11 – Symphony of the Wind

In the mid to late 1960’s, Chicago was a boom town for bands that broke nationally-The Buckinghams, Spanky and Our Gang, The New Colony Six, The Ides Of March, The American Breed, and The Shadows Of Knight.
Although their national success didn’t quite match those groups, the Cryan’ Shames were hugely popular in the Chicago area and the upper Midwest and received lots of airplay on local radio. Their three Columbia LP releases were essential records of the time if you lived in the area.
Their last album, “Synthesis”, is part of the Sundazed reissue series of the group’s catalog. It features the original eleven song line-up (along with six single or mono versions of those tracks) and two songs previously unavailable on album.
It’s always been a mystery why leader James Fairs’ final contribution to the group, “First Train To California”, wasn’t a monster hit single. It featured an exciting vocal performance by the group and interesting production. Other highlights include the hard edged “Greenburg, Glickstein, Charles, David Smith & Jones”; the percussive “20th Song”; a country styled “Your Mother Should Know”/Beatle homage entitled “It’s All Right”; the moody “Baltimore Oriole”; a vocal workout on “Let’s Get Together”; and Lenny Kerley’s ultra romantic “Your Love”.



~ by akashaman on February 10, 2010.

8 Responses to “cryan shames _ synthesis _69_columbia records”

  1. It’s been a long time since I’ve heard this one.

  2. hope u enjoy it ! my fave trax , 1st train to cali & the painter !

    thanks for feedback ~


  3. Thanks! You don’t see these albums posted. At least I don’t. I haven’t heard any Cryan Shames in years. and that’s a cryan shame. 🙂

  4. haha , it IS a cryan shame : gonna post their other one , “a scratch in the sky” later on today ! it`s actually better i think :
    thanks for feedback ~ more gems coming soon , “u ain`t seen nothing yet”


  5. luv ur site! and mediafire

  6. KIK ass , that new download site is the bomb eh ?! — rok on


  7. Woah! You’re back!

  8. Any chance of a lossless release on these Cryan Shames albums?

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