THE RASCALS REUNION - NEW YORK 2010

May 1, 2010 – 4:03 am

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THE RASCALS
New York 2010 [no label, 1CD]

Live at Tribeca Grill, New York City, NY. April 24, 2010. Very good Sirius radio broadcast.

There are some bands you wished had never broken up and gone away. The Rascals are one of them and 40 years seemed a long time between gigs. As Stevie Van Zandt (?) said as he introduced the band, “These guys do a gig every 40 years or so just for the exercise…”

The period between 1966 and 1969 would be seen as the Golden Age of The Rascals where they charted with hits such as Good Lovin’, Groovin’, How Can I Be Sure, A Beautiful Morning and People Got To Be Free. The group was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.

This New York show, at Robert De Niro’s Tribeca Grill, was a charity event for the Kristen Ann Carr Fund, where Stevie Van Zandt and his wife, Maureen, were also being honoured. In a statement, Stevie Van Zandt (currently of the E Street Band and Soprano cast member), said: “We first met around 1980 to discuss reuniting the band and have tried every five years or so. Maureen suggested we give it one more shot and sure enough it took Kristen’s amazing spirit to finally get it done.”

The best of soul can plumb the depths of your heart and it can also raise you up high - think of Clarence Carter’s Patches and The Persuaders’ Thin Line Between Love And Hate. For this show, as perhaps befitting the occasion and the charity behind it, this is sweet soul music that’s as life-affirming as you can get.

Rascals guitarist Gene Cornish said: “I speak on behalf of the band when I say all the money offers in the world could not entice the Rascals to reunite but four phone calls from Stevie and without hesitation we enthusiastically and immediately agreed to both support this wonderful cause and honor Stevie and Maureen.” After all these years, Cornish still knows how to tug your heart strings.

The Kristen Carr Fund is named after the daughter of Bruce Springsteen manager Barbara Carr and music writer Dave Marsh, who passed away from Sarcoma in 1993. The fund benefits the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

“Having Stevie and Maureen as our honorees has been an amazing experience and this ices the cake! Kristen, who loved rock and soul music, would be dancing harder than anyone on the room. Thanks guys!” said Dave Marsh, who is also a fund trustee.

Thanks to Ernie Clark for the tip off and to consequenceofsound.net for sharing the broadcast. Unfortunately there were micro-gaps in the tracks which we tried to clean up as best as we could.

For those who kind of keep count, these guys were white soul long before Hall & Oates.

These tracks are no longer available for download.

Track 01. I’ve Been Lonely Too Long
Track 02. In The Midnight Hour
Track 03. I Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore
Track 04. You Better Run
Track 05. A Beautiful Morning
Track 06. Love Is A Beautiful Thing
Track 07. Groovin’
Track 08. A Girl Like You
Track 09. How Can I Be Sure
Track 10. Come On Up
Track 11. What Is The Reason
Track 12. People Got To Be Free
Track 13. Good Lovin’ (with Bruce Springsteen)
Track 14. See

The band:
Eddie Brigati - vocals
Felix Cavaliere - keyboard, vocals
Gene Cornish - guitar
Dino Danelli - drums

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  1. 31 Responses to “THE RASCALS REUNION - NEW YORK 2010”

  2. The few tracks I’ve heard sound great.

    By trivialtony on May 1, 2010

  3. HOLY SHIT!

    By Tom on May 1, 2010

  4. Thanks. I was looking for this recording.

    By Philip Cohen on May 1, 2010

  5. The awesome Felix Cavaliere never fails to deliver. Check out his solo stuff as well. An amazing voice. Thank you big o and I totally concur - Holy Shit!!

    By lanzarishi on May 1, 2010

  6. you and me and les-leeeee!

    this is da bomb…

    By sluggo on May 1, 2010

  7. Never ,Ever, Thought, this show would happen-
    Just awesome after all these years.
    Big o comes up very BIG!
    Thanks

    By Skip on May 1, 2010

  8. This sounds better on paper than actually hearing it. I listened once and knew I’d never want to play it again. The band sounds fine, but the vocals aren’t too good. A great idea though. Love their music. Great get as far as the post. Thanks.

    By Dave C. on May 1, 2010

  9. I love the Rascals! These songs bring me back to high school. Great show - thank you!

    By Greek guy on May 1, 2010

  10. Is this recording now available commercially? It sure looks like a CD jacket on display.

    By Bob C on May 2, 2010

  11. It was unfortunate that the vocals were done with vibrato throughout much of the songs. I went and listened to some other live recordings from back in the day. Some vibrato was used then, but tended to be on the latter part of the phrases. I would guess that the recording studio would tend to dampen that. But heck, can you believe they got together after 40 years of not playing together - imagine the expectations on them to get it right - and accomplished this much fun? From the pics, they could have been wrapped up and souped up in the moment. What would be great is the group performing a similar set elsewhere with the pressure not quite as high. The vocals need to be sung more plain but with the same zest. Come on guys - dont quit now! Like the man said - stay together! Let’s hear MORE!

    By 2yrsnojob on May 2, 2010

  12. Oh, the cover art is wonderful! Kudos to whoever did that. It should win special recognition.

    By 2yrsnojob on May 2, 2010

  13. Yes, the artwork looks great. It came from what looked like an official gig poster. We just added the name of the band.

    By bigozine2 on May 2, 2010

  14. For the record, the Rascals performed together when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. It happened at the Renaissance Hotel in Cleveland. Granted, it wasn’t a full length performance, but they did play. Also, Little Steven’s induction speech that night directly led to his being cast in the Sopranos.

    By Howard on May 3, 2010

  15. As always…thanks for the music, memories, and magic! The Rascals have always been a favorite of mine, and this excellent recording of a heart felt performance recaptures the essence of the sound that I loved so much in the sixties. My only wish is that they had also included the non-hit “Carry Me Back”, who knows, maybe at the next reunion in 2049?

    By SkyPie on May 6, 2010

  16. fantastic . . . thank you very much for the presentation

    may your day be as sunny as this music sounds : Polychromos

    By Polychromos on May 6, 2010

  17. Track #8 will not download

    By George D on May 6, 2010

  18. track #8..i just tried and it worked fine.

    By sluggo on May 7, 2010

  19. this is just the coolest , i saw both incarnations of the band in the last few years . but this is the iron man of bands ino dino dino , a drummers drummer .and felix my lord , i know these songs by heart and i still fucjking love every song!!!!!!!

    By louie vecchio on May 7, 2010

  20. Great sound, but Tracks 1 and 7 are missing.
    Can you re-up?

    By imnokid on May 9, 2010

  21. Never mind. I figured it out.

    By imnokid on May 9, 2010

  22. CAN THE CD BE PURCHASED?…THE RE-BROADCAST OF THE SHOW REALLY SOUNDED PRETTY GOOD….FELIX AND DINO WERE FANTASTIC AS WELL AS THE OTHER BANDMATES PERFORMING.

    By Greg Rizzi on Jun 2, 2010

  23. Hi,

    Can anyone sell me a copy of The Rascals - A Night To Remember? Please respond.

    Thanks!

    Mark

    By Mark Stitz on Jul 22, 2010

  24. Where can I get these tracks?!?!?
    I will buy, download, etc.
    Any help, send me a note at mjtempestaATgmail.com

    Thanks!
    Mike

    By mike tempesta on Aug 12, 2010

  25. To: Felix, Gene, Eddie, and Dino: From the bottom of my heart I thank you for 40 plus years of great music. Your message will continue long after we’re all gone. To my personal friend Felix, I gave you a special thanks and Dino, you still twirl those sticks like your Metropole days. PLEASE gave all of us Rascal fans a cd from tonights performance.

    The Unofficial 5th Rascal

    Bobby Anthony-Bloomfield, NJ

    By Bobby A on Aug 15, 2010

  26. To all of the Rascals: Most recently one of your greatest fans passed away at the age of 58-Robert Ferreri of Drexel Hill, PA. He was the ultimate Dino fan and I believe that he knew Dino personally and revered him as the Ultimate Drummer. Robert-Rest in peace my good friend.

    Bobby A-Bloomfield, NJ

    By Bobby A on Aug 15, 2010

  27. Heard this when it was on the air and it was great! Does anyone know where I can get a copy ??

    By Gil on Sep 30, 2010

  28. Is it possible to buy a copy of the all of the songs from the reunion?

    By Jay Tassler on Nov 9, 2010

  29. Huge sentimental value. Anyone who can assist in getting a copy has my wife’s and my eternal love and gratitude.

    By Sean B on Nov 20, 2010

  30. by any chance i could get a copy of the rascals show? one quick question is it a mp3
    please let me know thanks friend

    By tom on Apr 25, 2011

  31. by any chance could i buy the rascals 2010 show on dvd/cd.

    By robert mcgaughey jr on Aug 6, 2011

  32. Can this be purchased anywhere? Like everyone else, would love to get a copy of this! Thanks

    By Rich on Oct 20, 2011

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