cavaliere

The Rascals member…

Felix Cavaliere was the organist and one of the lead singers in the Young Rascals (later the Rascals), a successful pop/rock group of the mid-’60s. Since the group’s demise, he has pursued a solo career. Cavaliere studied classical piano as a child and joined the Stereos in his hometown of Pelham, NY, before attending Syracuse University, where he formed the Escorts.

He then moved to New York City and got his professional start as a backup musician for Sandy Scott and later Joey Dee and the Starlighters. Other future members of the Young Rascals also were in the Starlighters, and the group was launched with performances in the New York-metropolitan area during 1965.

They were signed to Atlantic Records and began releasing records by the end of the year. From then through 1969, the Rascals were one of the biggest groups in the country, their hits including the Cavaliere-sung “Good Lovin’,” “Groovin’,” “A Girl Like You,” “A Beautiful Morning,” and “People Got to Be Free,” as they evolved from blue-eyed soul (a term coined to describe them) to pop-psychedelia and jazz fusion.

Their fortunes declined thereafter, and they disbanded in 1972. Cavaliere then went solo and has since released several solo albums without matching the group’s commercial appeal. He also has participated in oldies shows and Rascals reunions and produced other artists.

Discography

Felix Cavaliere/Destiny

Edsel Records 2012

Tracks: A High Price To Pay, I´m A Gamblin Man, I´ve Got A Solution, Everlasting Love, Summer In El Barrio, Long Times Gone, Mountain Man, Funky Friday, Future Train, Been A Long Time, I Am Free, Destiny, Flip Flop, Never Felt Love Before, I Can Remember, Light Of My Life, Can´t Stop Loving You, Try To Believe, You Came And Set Me Free, Love Came & Hit And Run.

Musicians on the Felix Cavaliere/Destiny album: Felix Cavaliere, Kevin Ellman, Antonio Jiminez Arana, Pablo Rosario, Todd Rundgren, John Hall, Elliot Randall, Hank Di Vito, Gualberto Garcia Perez, John Siegler, Marvin Bronson, Barrie Rogers, Al Rubin, Larry Spencer, Randy Brecker, Jack Jeffers, Paul Fleisher, Cissy Huston, Judy Clay, Deidre Tuck, Renelle Stafford, Kenneth Bichel, Roger Powell, Julien Barber, Selwart Clarke, Al Brown, W. Sanford Allen, Raymond Kunichi, Noel Da Costa, Kermit Moore, Buzz Feiten, Steve Kahn, Jack Scarangella, George Young, Walter Raim, Gail Boggs, Darcy Miller, Will Lee, Dino Danelli, Michael Brecker, David Sanborn, Tom Malone, Rick Marotta, Wayne Andre, Joe Farrell, Jeff Southworth, Leslie West, Victor Mattson, Elliott Randall, Eddie Rivera, Tony Jiminez, Nancy O´Neill, Diane Scanlon, Earl Ford Jr., Ed Logan, Edgar Matthews, Laura Nyro & Ken Bichel.

Dreams In Motion

MCA Records 1994

Tracks: Trust Your Heart, Stay In Love, If Not For You, Voices Calling, Look Who´s Alone Tonight, Dreams In Motion, Big Surprice, Me For You, You Mean More & Youngblood.

Musicians on the Dreams In Motion album: Felix Cavaliere, Dennis Collins, Victor Cook, Bob Halligan, Louis Biancaniello, James Hutchinson, Jeff Porcaro, Michael Landau, Robbie Buchanan, David McMurray, Lenny Castro, Sir Harry Bowens, Sweet Pea Atkinson, Sally Dworsky, Jon Lind, Charlie Ingui, Richard Ingui, Christina Cavaliere, Aria Cavaliere, Nicky Brown, Dean Parks, John Von Tongeren, John Robinson, Jimmy Bralower, Jeff Bova, Larry Chaney, Robert White Johnson, Paul Jackson Jr., Jamie Muhoberac, Lee Thornburg, Stephen Kupka, Portia Griffin, Jessica Williams & Nathalie Jackson.

Castles In The Air

Epic Records 1979

Tracks: Good To Have Love Back, Only A Lonely Heart Sees, All Or Nothing, Castles In The Air, People Got To Be Free, Dancin´The Night Away, Love Is The First Day Of Spring, Outside Your Window, Don´t Hold Back Your Love & You Turned Me Around.

Musicians on the Castles In The Air album: Felix Cavaliere and others.

Treasure

CBS Records 1977

Tracks: I Wanna Love You, Innocent Eyes, Love Me Tonight, Jubilation, When The Sun Shines, My Lady Once Told Me, Turn Yourself Around, Think It´s Love & Treasure.

Musicians on the Treasure album: Felix Cavaliere, Vinnie Cusano, Jack Scarangella and others.

Destiny

Bearsville Records 1975

Tracks: Destiny, Flip Flop, Never Felt Love Before, I Can Remember, Light Of My Life, Can´t Stop Loving You, Try To Believe, You Came And Set Me Free, Love Came & Hit And Run.

Musicians on the Destiny album: Felix Cavaliere, Buzz Feiten, Mervin Bronson, Steve Kahn, Jack Scarangella, George Young, Walter Raim, Gail Boggs, Darcy Miller, Will Lee, Dino Danelli, Michael Brecker, David Sanborn, Tom Malone, Rick Marotta, Alan Rubin, Wayne Andre, Joe Farrell, Jeff Southworth, Leslie West, Victor Mattson, Elliott Randall, Eddie Rivera, Tony Jiminez, Nancy O´Neill, Diane Scanlon, Earl Ford Jr., Ed Logan, Edgar Matthews, Laura Nyro & Ken Bichel.

Felix Cavaliere

Bearsville Records 1974

Tracks: A High Price To Pay, I´m A Gamblin Man, I´ve Got A Solution, Everlasting Love, Summer In El Barrio, Long Times Gone, Mountain Man, Funky Friday, Future Train, Been A Long Time & I Am Free.

Musicians on the Felix Cavaliere album: Felix Cavaliere, Kevin Ellman, Antonio Jiminez Arana, Pablo Rosario, Todd Rundgren, John Hall, Elliot Randall, Hank Di Vito, Gualberto Garcia Perez, John Siegler, Marvin Bronson, Barrie Rogers, Al Rubin, Larry Spencer, Randy Brecker, Jack Jeffers, Paul Fleisher, Cissy Huston, Judy Clay, Deidre Tuck, Renelle Stafford, Kenneth Bichel, Roger Powell, Julien Barber, Selwart Clarke, Al Brown, W. Sanford Allen, Raymond Kunichi, Noel Da Costa & Kermit Moore.

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