I just discovered what has become my favorite album of the week, the 1967 reunion of Dion & The Belmonts. I had no idea this record existed before last week. It's far from perfect, but what's good is insanely good and very little is bad.
One rocker, a Dion original called "Jump Back Baby" is an absolute kick-ass joy. Think "Heat Wave" by Martha & The Vandellas. Actually, it IS "Heat Wave," but I imagine since this record was a flop, no one bothered taking Dion to court. There is a jangly take on Dylan's "Mama, You've Been On Mind," that feels just great. A couple of tracks, "Loserville" and "Movin' Man," both have that psych/folk feel of Dion's solo gem, "Wonder Where I'm Bound." And the track above, which blew my mind, a Dion original called, "My Girl The Month Of May."
If I am late to the party on this one, forgive me.
(h/t Tony S.)