As a session musician, he played with Jimi Hendrix, among others. Michaels' choice of the Hammond organ as his primary instrument was unusual for the time, as was his bare-bones stage and studio accompaniment: Usually just a single drummer, most often a musician known as "Frosty" Bartholomew Eugene Smith-Frost a member of Sweathog, or with Joel Larson of The Grass Roots.
I believe it said he was part owner. I do remember that Jimi Hendrix was on the bill also with a killer version of Red House. John D. Location: sheepshead bay brooklyn n. Location: Simcoe County. I was forced to get an mp3 version of the album over at emusic. I thought his catalog was due to be issued by Shout Factory, or maybe it was just a greatest hits. I never saw anything but the One Way CDs and they went in a flash. Location: San Francisco, CA.
BFrank , Oct 20, Location: City of Angels. I heard years and years ago that he'd had very serious hearing loss. Haven't heardit in decades, but liked it at the time. Michaels' choice of the Hammond organ as his primary instrument was unusual for the time, as was his bare-bones stage and studio accompaniment: usually just a single drummer ,  most often a musician known as "Frosty," real name Bartholomew Eugene Smith-Frost, who was a member of Sweathog , and whose bare handed technique was an inspiration for John Bonham,  or with Joel Larson of The Grass Roots.
This unorthodox approach attracted a following in San Francisco, and some critical notice. Sounds Magazine, for one, reported of Michaels that he had been called "the ultimate power organist. Michaels's Top 40 follow-up, a cover version of the Motown standard, " Can I Get a Witness ," peaked at 39 on Christmas Day of , eight years to the week after Marvin Gaye's version peaked at Originally released in this was Lee Michaels' debut LP.
Part of the "San Francisco Sound", Lee Michaels frequently gigged at numerous ballrooms and auditoriums from on. This LP which featured the amazing guitar work of Hamilton W. Watt, of the late 60's, early 70's outfit "Euphoria" solid drumming and heavy-ass Hammond organ courtesy of Lee himself is a FUN listening experience. All tunes are worth the price of admission to the Carnival.
Catchy, heavy, melodic arrangements abound and Lee's singing is top notch for an early effort. There are no part vocal harmonies contained here, which flourished on many other groups of this era, but this can be overlooked as your immersed in pure musical bliss.
If you can't obtain this CD pressing, try to pick up an original vinyl pressing. Carnival is still a reasonably affordable 60's psych record that won't hurt your wallet, unlike Hamilton W.
Watt's group "Euphoria" on Capitol Records. Play it loud and enjoy! See all reviews. Top reviews from other countries. Translate all reviews to English. Superbe album, priix raisonnable et envoi rapide; je ne demande pas plus Report abuse Translate review to English.
Quoi de plus normal de retrouver l'univers musical de l'album avec quelques touches prog. Location: Modesto,Ca. Ronflugelguy , Feb 2, Dugan , Feb 3, Michael , Feb 3, Location: Orange County, CA.
It's been so long since I listened to the album I can't even remember what kind of shape it's in. Unfortunately I'm not set up to copy vinyl to CD. I have all of his albums on LP but no CD's. I will say that many of One Ways CD are taken from vinyl sources so it wouldn't surprise me to find that the LP sounds better. TommyTunes , Feb 3, Location: Baltimore, MD. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
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Please try again later. Verified Purchase. I just wanted to let everyone know that the individual albums by Lee Michaels are now available. The remastered sound taken from the original tapes is very clean and crisp with no compression. Similar to the box set each album comes in a gate-fold cardboard package with original graphics.
There's no booklet the box set does have one but a track list, personnel, and recording information are inside the package. This album was quite something back in the late '60s.Another One StreetCar Love Carnival Of Life Why Tomorrow Sounding The Sleeping My Friends Bass – John Keski Drums – Eddie Hoh Guitar – Hamilton W. Watt Organ – Gary Davis Piano, Organ, Harpsichord, Vocals – Lee Michaels.