It's A Beautiful Day

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: psychedelic rock psychedelic 60s progressive rock classic rock rock folk rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 2000s
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Biography

This San Francisco-based unit centred on the virtuoso skills of violinist David LaFlamme, formerly of Dan Hicks And His Hot Licks. Patti Santos (16 November 1949, d. 1989; vocals), Hal Wagenet (guitar), Linda LaFlamme (b. 5 April 1941; keyboards), Mitchell Holman (bass) and Val Fluentes (drums) completed the line-up which won a major recording contract in the wake of its appearance on Cream’s farewell concert bill. It’s A Beautiful Day was marked by the inclusion of ‘White Bird’, the haunting opening track with which the act is inexorably linked. The instrumental ‘Bombay Calling’ and ‘Wasted Union Blues’ were other stand-out tracks. Elsewhere, a potpourri of musical styles revealed their undoubted versatility, a facet continued on Marrying Maiden. However, the appeal of the leader’s extravagant soloing quickly paled as numerous departures undermined an early sense of purpose, rendering later releases, Choice Quality...

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