Spoiler Alert! Bob Cowsill of The Cowsills debuts tastes of 4 new Cowsills songs which haven’t even been recorded yet. Oh yes, he does! And, we sample three A Cappella versions of their hits, which will drop in mid-2019. Oh, please, stop whatever you’re doing. Or, multi-task. When Bob comes to call, we make records, Well, Bob oft makes records, but he charts news ground, and lightning strikes whenever he’s in the living room. His performance at Women Who Write in 2014 continues to garner views and comments pretty much daily. This show, I suspect, will do in kind. Bob not only treats us to a taste of all The Cowsill hits, he tells the stories behind them… The Rain, The Park & Other Things, Hair, and what a story that is, thank you, Carl Reiner! Indian Lake, Love American Style, We Can Fly, Poor Baby… how Bob and Bill started as a duo and then added Barry and John… The Cowsill Brothers got signed and did The Today Show. How first Jimmy Reed, and then The Beatles, shaped them and schooled them from their records and appearances on first Jack Paar, who knew? And then Ed Sullivan, of course. The Cowsill Brothers first recording, All I Wanna Be Is Me, and Bob sang some of it. How Artie Kornfield, their George Martin, changed their lives. Getting mom in the act, and then Paul and Susan. From small town Rhode Island to playing for 30,000 fans. Inspiring the Partridge Family. Joining The Happy Together Tour, which brought them their much-deserved resurgence… the upcoming album of new songs, tastes of four sampled here, including Katrina for Barry, and the Howard Kaylan insired, You Gotta Get Up. That’s right, Howard, royalties to come. Largo Nights, and Nuclear Winter, the only one maybe not heard for the first time here.The genius talent that is Chuck Negron, Ron Dante, Mark Volman, John Cowsill, the longtime Beach Boys drummer, Louise Palanker's great doc, Family Band: The Cowsill's Story.. ... playing music and touring, which makes him, and us, happy, happy, happy. This show surely is. It’s hours later and my heart's still racing.
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