четверг, 24 апреля 2014 г.

Skip Prokop - All Growed UP (1977 Quality) 

Artist: Skip Prokop
Album: All Growed Up
Label: Quality Records
Catalog#: SV 1948-V
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Canada
Released: 1977
Genre: Rock, Pop Rock
Duration: 00:40:58

Ronald Harry "Skip" Prokop (born December 13, 1943 in Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian drummer and band leader who was a driving force in Canadian rock music, creating seminal bands, including The Paupers In 1969, Prokop co-founded the rock group Lighthouse with Paul Hoffert. The world’s first 13-piece rock orchestra, it achieved international success as Canada’s leading rock group. Lighthouse was the first group in Canada to be sponsored by a large corporation on a national level.

As a young boy, Skip Prokop served in RCSCC LION Sea Cadets Corps in Hamilton, Ontario. At the age of fourteen he became Leading Seaman/1st Class as well as Lead Drummer and Instructor in the Corps. Prokop was also one of two cadets chosen nation-wide to serve in the Royal Canadian Naval Band. His leadership qualities won him an offer of scholarship to the Royal British Naval Academy which he turned down to pursue his love of music. He moved to Preston, Ontario (now Cambridge) and played in the Preston Scout House Drum Corps.
One year later, he was accepted by the Toronto Optimist Drum Corps – the world famous Canadian National Champions. Prokop was encouraged to pursue a career in music and perfected his skill as a drummer. He won the prestigious ‘Canadian National Individual Rudimental Drumming Championship’ at the age of seventeen and later that year, placed in the top three (losing within tenths of a point below 1st and 2nd place) for the same title in the United States. A scholarship from prestigious Westpoint Military Academy was offered to him as the first Canadian to be sponsored by a U.S. Senator but turned it down.
While in Toronto, Ontario he graduated from Lakeshore Business College and took a position with the Metropolitan Toronto Police force in the Identification Bureau. Prokop was offered a position with the United States Air Force Blue Angels Presidential Drum Corps at the age of nineteen. At the same time he was perfecting his guitar and piano skills and had started to write his first musical compositions.
He then left the Drum Corps to establish his first rock group called The Paupers who, in very short time, became Yorkville Village’s media darlings and fan favourites. They became the first Canadian group to sign a major US record deal through Verve/MGM. After successfully touring internationally for 4 years on the back of two critically acclaimed studio albums – “Magic People” and “Ellis Island”. Prokop left on the eve of the release of 'Ellis Island'. The band carried on briefly without him. - here

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  Side One:
A1. Sunny New Orleans 03:54
A2. McKenzie Mansion 02:28
A3. Blue Boy 04:36
A4. Disco Life 03:34
A5. Cherokee Moon 05:00
  Side Two:
B1. All Growed Up 03:10
B2. Make Up Your Mind 04:06
B3. Cassandra December 04:06
B4. Oh Caroline 03:00
B5. Baseball Blues 03:41
B6. Old Photographs 03:19

Bass – Bobbie Elliot
Drums, Guitar, Keyboards, Banjo, Vocals –
Skip Prokop
Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals –
Jamil Kean
Backing Vocals –
Pattie Black

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