May 2, 2009

DENNY BELLINE AND THE RICH KIDS - S/T (RCA VICTOR 1966) [Vinyl Rip/Monophonic]



Denny Belline & The Rich Kids was Rca Victor's answer to the "Young Rascals".
R&B,pop and frat rock mostly covers. Good LP mostly uptempo ravers 'recorded in front of a dancing teen crowd at the Shore Club in Sayville, Long Island'. Denny is Perry Como's nephew known from his earlier band the Dwellers.
The group featuring Denny Belline and Richard Supa. In 1968, The Rich Kids were involved in a notorious drug bust when S.W.A.T. teams descended on The Barge and caught them with 1/4 oz. of pot. Their concert attendence subsequently boomed.
This group evolved into Man (Columbia 9803, 1969) with the inclusion of Richie Cardenis and Tony Machine. Supa and Belline went on to solo careers and Machine became a regular in Buster Poindexter's Banshees of Blue.
Titles includes Mickey's Monkey,Mustang Sally,Good Lovin',Any Day Now,Do You Feel It, Beatles' Rain & Night Before.
Despite the fact that the Beatles were huge, and got covered lots of time, you don’t tend to see a lot of contemporary covers of the psychey stuff, especially not ‘Rain’. Belline and the band slow the tune down a tad, add a harpsichord, and while they were clearly no threat to the Beatles (or the Young Rascals), it’s a nice version of the song.
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8 comments:

JeanBernardFrance said...

Effectively sometimes intonations of the great Young Rascals in this good album ,a discovery for me.Many thanks for all great posts and specially for Japanese editions,I have always impression to have this magnificent work in hands and it's always a great pleasure.

little billy sunshine said...

they did a great single called "money (isn't everything)" also on RCA victor. it's worth finding.

Georgie Hirezola said...

This scratchy vinyl I own is the only record I've ever heard of them....
I know there's also one more single.."You made me a man (1967) on "Steed" label....
...not a first class Lp but I like the heavy organ driving sound on most of the songs...
thanks a lot for the info & commnts...

beaylosdalton said...

Thank you. I've discovered a good record never heard of it before

Jack said...

I really like the single Plastic Flowers I thought it was a great song and played with conviction and mature musical ability as good or better than their counterparts the Hassles or the Illusion ,Richie Supa was just amazing and as a young 14 year old getting into the Action House cause I looked older and had long hair was quite an experience to see Richie deliver the goods on stage ,I thought he was amazing ,I think I read something that he turned into a very sucessful songwriter and did songs for Pink and Aerosmith and why not if Billy Joel did it why not Richie Supa.as for me I've done a bunch of albums for all kinds of labels in different countries and I still have yet to see any real money but thats the way the rock and roll cookie crumbles and I'm not giving up!

Anonymous said...

I saw the Rich Kids perform at the Action House in Oceanside, Long Island in 1966, and they were AMAZING. Their version of "Hey Joe" was unforgettable, and is what prompted me to seek them out on this site.

Anonymous said...

I saw the Rich Kids perform at the Action House in Oceanside, Long Island in 1966, and they were AMAZING. Their version of "Hey Joe" was unforgettable, and is what prompted me to seek them out on this site.

vinnie rosa said...

i saw the rich kids at the shore club in sayville,they sounded tight with fine vocals.i was impressed with the bass player and his beatle bass.vinnie rosa.