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Friday Freak Flag Flying ~ “No Need To Worry” ~ Cactus

Cactus Band 1970

Oh Yeah “Detroit Style”.

This is the original line up on this song recorded Dec. 19, 1971 in their final appearance. Ellis Auditorium in Memphis, TN.

Jim McCarty – guitar
Rusty Day – vocals, harp
Carmine Appice – drums
Tim Bogert – bass

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Friday Freak Flag Flying ~ Vanilla Fudge ~ You Keep Me Hanging On

Written by Holland/Dozier/Holland.
Released August 1967.

Carmine Appice – drums, vocals
Tim Bogert – bass, vocals
Vince Martell – guitar, vocals
Mark Stein – lead vocals, keyboards

In my opinion this “Motown” written song blasted the original one done by The Supreme’s right off the planet. And I can’t say that with a lot of covered Motown songs by other bands. Rare Earth was one that also had an amazing success with their version of “The Temptation’s – Get Ready”.

At the beginning of the psychedelic era Vanilla Fudge entered the music scene and produced their first self entitled album doing nothing but cover songs. But did it with such a dynamic force and a completely changed and different flavor of the music itself became a fast favorite of the Hippie Generation.

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