понедельник, 14 апреля 2014 г.

Fat Chance - St (1972 RCA) 

Artist: Fat Chance
Album: Fat Chance
Label: RCA Records
Catalog#: LSP-4626
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Dynaflex
Country: US
Released: 1972
Genre: AOR, Pop Rock
Duration: 00:42:12

Fat Chance was a power horn band originating out of Pocatello, Idaho in 1970. The leader, Steve Eaton formed the group with keyboardist Bill LaBounty, bass player Dale Borge and Gordon Hirsch on drums. Sax player Phil Garonzik and trumpet man Fred Sherman joined the group a few months later. They played in a bowling alley/bar in Twin Falls, Idaho only to be fired for not playing country music. Evel Knievel (the famous motorcycle daredevil) who was in Twin Falls that night when the band got fired, told them to go to a club in Newport Beach and they would be discovered; the band took Evel's advise and left that night for LA and were signed to RCA a few short weeks later. Fat Chance was a power horn group influenced by Chicago Transit Athority and Blood Sweat and Tears. Their producer Jay Senter, produced their only album and even though the album was not a commercial success, several songs penned by LaBounty and Eaton were covered by other artists. Fat Chance toured with groups such as Yes from England and Kenny Rogers.

For years, Steve Eaton has been identified as a unique and innovative songwriter and musician. An Idaho native, Steve has written songs for The Carpenters, Art Garfunkel and Lee Greenwood to name a few. Some of these songs have climbed Billboard Magazine's top 20, appeared on albums achieving gold and platinum status and re-released on multiple best-selling compilations. Three of Steve's songs have appeared in Motion Pictures recently made available on DVD. Steve has been continually called upon to compose instrumental music for film and video productions for such organizations as the Nature Conservancy, CBS After School Specials, National Wildlife Federation, National Endowment for the Arts and The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Steve's work has been recognized with Emmy nominations for music written for two PBS television specials.
As a performer and band-member, Steve has played on stages in a variety of venues all over the country. He was a member several popular 60s bands including The Fabulous Chancellors, and performed as lead guitarist for Paul Revere and the Raiders. Steve was the founder and co-creator of Fat Chance, a power horn and acoustic rock band originating from Idaho and signed on the RCA/Victor label. Steve has opened for Ray Charles, Blood Sweat and Tears and Carol King.
Capitol Records released Steve's first solo folk recording "Hey, Mr. Dreamer" to critical acclaim. Two of Steve's early albums have recently been re-mastered and re-released in Japan by the Vivid Sound Company. Steve lives in the Boise foothills where he has a recording studio and continues to perform in venues throughout the world.. (www.steveeaton.net).

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  Side One:
A1. One More Time (Bill LaBounty & Steve Eaton) 03:45
A2. We Are The People (Bill LaBounty, Steve Eaton & Saxton) 03:08
A3. Funny Hats (Bill LaBounty) 03:25
A4. Oh Lavinia (Max Bennett) 03:43
A5. That's Not Love (Bill LaBounty) 02:30
A6. Hello Misery (Steve Eaton) 04:26
  Side Two:
B1. Country Morning (Steve Eaton) 03:08
B2. Pirate (Bill LaBounty) 04:15
B3. Love Sick Rag (Steve Eaton) 02:29
B4. Lovin' Kind (Bill LaBounty) 03:18
B5. It's A Crime (Bill LaBounty & Dale Borge) 04:20
B6. Beauty (Mike Deasy & Kathy Deasy) 03:24

     Produced by Jay Senter
     Engineered by Pete Abbott 

Steve Eaton - Vocals, Guitar, Harp
Bill La Bounty - Vocals, Keyboards
Fred Sherman - Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Dale Borge - Vocals, Bass
Phil Garonzik - Woodwind
Gordon Hirsch - Drums

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