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The Cascades - 1969 - Maybe The Rain Will Fall

The Cascades were an American  vocal group best known for their hit single "Rhythm of the Rain" of 1962. In 1960, the Silver Strands were a group of United States Navy personnel serving on the USS Ticonderoga based in San Diego, California. They recruited John Gummoe, and left the Navy to become The Thundernotes. At this point, the group's membership consolidated as John Gummoe (born John Claude Gummoe, August 2, 1938, Cleveland, Ohio) (lead vocals), Eddie Snyder (guitar), David Szabo (keyboardist), Dave Stevens (bassist), and Dave Wilson (drummer). The group then started to get more interested in vocal harmony, influenced by the Beach Boys. They recorded demos which ended up with Phil Spector at Valiant Records, a subsidiary of Warner Brothers, who signed them up and also changed their name to The Cascades – supposedly inspired by a nearby box of detergent. "Rhythm of the Rain" was issued in November 1962. It rose to #3 on the U.S.  Billboard Hot 100 chart  in early 1963, and became a major hit in over 80 countries. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. "Maybe The Rain Will Fall" did fairly well on San Diego radio charts in the summer of 1969.

01 - Times Have Changed
02 - Floatin Down River
03 - April, May, June & July
04 - Big City Country Boy
05 - Naggin Cries
06 - Maybe The Rain Will Fall
07 - Say What You Gotta Say
08 - Highest Regard
09 - But For Love (I'd Be Gone)
10 - Hazel Autumn Coco Brown
11 - Green Mountain Girl
12 - Indian River

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