Classics IV - Atmospherics 1966-1975: A Complete Career Collection (2002)
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Bio Excerpt from All Music:
Anyone who doesn't have a clear image of the Classics IV can be forgiven -- they went through so many shifts in personnel and sound (not to mention a name change after they'd started recording), they were little more than a name attached to some excellent (and very good-selling) records of the second half of the 1960s, without a personality or identity to grab onto easily.
Although they're considered a late-'60s phenomenon, owing to the chronology of their hits, the group can trace its roots back to R&B harmony (i.e., doo wop) music of the late '50s. Detroit-born, Florida-raised Dennis Yost, who joined on drums and moved into the singer's spot, came from a Jacksonville-area band called the Echoes; he was just old enough to remember '50s R&B when it was current and, among many other groups, loved the Five Satins; and in addition to playing the skins, he sometimes liked to sing when the calls came for a '50s number like "In the Still of the Night." After his own group broke up in the mid-'60s, Yost joined a band called Leroy & the Moments, which included Wally Eaton (bass, vocals), James Cobb (guitar), and Joe Wilson (keyboards). His arrival, along with the changing times, also signaled a change in the group's name -- as there was no "Leroy" anyway, that could go, and the Moments was already taken, so, taking their lead from Yost's Classic-model drum kit, they became the Classics.
Their sound was extremely diverse by all accounts -- they could cover most of the Top 40 note-perfect, which was ideal for audiences in Jacksonville but didn't necessarily give them much to work with as a recording act. Part of their act included a tribute to the Four Seasons, who were still burning up the charts in those days -- ...
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All Music Album Review:
Raven's Atmospherics 1966-1975: A Complete Career Collection has as much music as a fan of the Atlanta-based blue-eyed soul/AM pop collective could want. At 29 tracks, it has just two more than Taragon's Best of Dennis Yost & the Classics IV, but anybody looking for anything other than "Traces," "Stormy," and "Spooky" would be satisfied with either. Fans looking for a more succinct compilation should check out EMI's reissue of the streamlined Very Best of Classics IV.
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02. Little Darling
04. Strange Changes
06. Soul Train
07. 24 Hours Of Loneliness
09. Mary, Mary, Row Your Boat
10. Traffic Jam
11. Everyday With You Girl
12. Mamas And Papas
13. Pity The Fool
14. Bed Of Roses
15. Change Of Heart
16. Rainy Day
18. The Funniest Thing
19. Where Did The Good Times Go+
20. Most Of All
21. Cherryhill Park
22. Ain't It The Truth
23. Nobody Loves You But Me
24. What Am I Crying For+
26. All In Your Mind
27. The Days Of Our Lives
28. Sweet Surrender
29. My First Day Without Her
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