“The Rascals – It’s A Beautiful Morning”

12 Sep
“The Rascals – It’s A Beautiful Morning”


“A Beautiful Morning” is a song written by Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati and recorded by The Rascals. Coming out in early 1968, it was the group’s first single released under that name rather than The Young Rascals. The first album on which the song appeared was Time Peace: The Rascals’ Greatest Hits. It continued the theme of carefree optimism that had distinguished the previous year’s “Groovin'”. The song was a big hit in the United States, reaching number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and also reaching number 36 on the Hot Rhythm & Blues Singles chart.[1] It was RIAA-certified as a Million Seller on June 28, 1968. The song had an introductory sound of mystical wind chimes and bells.


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6 responses to ““The Rascals – It’s A Beautiful Morning”

  1. SonniQ

    September 14, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    That song sure does take me back to my mid teens and conjures up a lot of good memories!

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  2. America On Coffee

    September 15, 2016 at 1:31 am

    It’s amazing how good music can journey our hearts and lift our spirits. Thanks for sharing SonniQ!

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  3. SonniQ

    September 22, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    I’ve been caring for my mother and got a little bit behind responding to comments! I am definitely a 70’s and 80’s music lover because that is the music that is connected to my young teen years and twenties. It’s a wonderful feeling to have a memory surface you can meander around in for a few minutes. I listened to that music over and over and it became part of that memory. I find it hard to make that connection to newer music even if I really liked it because it never becomes part of my life. I think every generation does that. Then we went through a long period where everything was electronic and a keyboard played the drums and all the instruments through synths. Being a musician myself I find it hard to find the heart in music like that. It is so precise it takes the human element of error out of it – the small slip of a beat. I hate electronic drums. It is boring. Inhuman. It seems to be changing back. Even rap often has some music in it for diversity instead of being performed on one speaking tone with a drum track that never changes. What is disheartening is that most single pop artists signed to contracts don’t write their own music – the ones where only the singer with a voice is on the cover and there really is no “band” that writes the music. There are 3 men who “write” the formula music they perform, putting all the right key elements together like a jigsaw puzzle. It sells and makes a ton of money but what is missing is the personal story. The music that becomes timeless are the ones that were written about something that happened in their life and they wrote a song about it. It came from the heart. Every song I wrote had a story. No heart becomes no memories.


  4. America On Coffee

    September 24, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    You are so right SonniQ. We need to be true to our musical heritage and hold onto good music memories. Yes, you have said it all!!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. SonniQ

    September 25, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    I will be back!


  6. America On Coffee

    September 25, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    Way to go!

    Liked by 1 person


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