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Felix Cavaliere
Felix (* 1944 in Pelham, NY), a classically trained pianist, idolized Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, and Sam Cooke. He embraced the Hammond organ and pioneered a fresh, rock and roll sound. Upon leaving Syracuse University to form the Escorts, and become a backup musician for Joey Dee and the Starliters and later Sandy Scott.
Early in 1965, Felix formed the 'Young Rascals' with Dino Danelli, Eddie Brigati, and Gene Cornish. That October, they caught the attention of promoter/manager Sid Bernstein with their high-energy set at Long Island’s elite club, Barge. Signed to Atlantic Records, and now called The Rascals, the mega hit Good Lovin’ struck No. 1 in February 1966. They followed suit with a string of hits like I’ve Been Lonely Too Long, Groovin’, How Can I Be Sure, A Girl Like You, A Beautiful Morning, and People Got to Be Free. The Rascals are considered the best 'blue-eyed soul' group to come out of the 1960s, as well as one of the groups with the most record sales.
By the early 1970s, The Rascals experimented with more jazz-influenced sounds, and moved to Columbia Records. The Rascals disbanded in 1972. Felix’ solo career thrived during this decade. He released his self-titled debut album with Todd Rundgren at the producer helm. His follow-up albums were Destiny (1974), Castles in the Air (1979), Dreams in Motion (1994) and in 2008 he collaborated with Stax guitar legend, Steve Cropper, on the Grammy-nominated Nudge It Up A Notch and again in 2010 with Midnight Flyer. Felix calls Nashville home base, where he is constantly collaborating and writing new material.
homepage: www.felixcavalieremusic.com


The Soul Truth
Alligator Records ALCD 4905
Shemekia Copeland, vocals
Jim Horn, alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax
Harvey Thompson, tenor sax
Charles Rose, trombone
Steve Patrick, trumpet
Muscle Shoals Horns, horn
Reggie Wooten, guitar
Regi Wooten, guitar
Bob Britt, guitar
Steve Cropper, guitar, sitar, piano
Felix Cavaliere, keyboards, organ
Carl Marsh, organ, synthesizer
Chuck Leavell, keyboards
Sam "Shake" Anderson, bass
John Billings, bass
David Santo, bass
Steve Potts, drums
Chester Thompson, drums
Tom Roady, percussion
Dobie Gray, vocals

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