The Rationals – The Rationals (New Vinyl)



New sealed copy. 2018 remastered reissue.

The Rationals formed in 1964 and first recorded a single for a local label, A2 Records, in 1965. After scoring a local hit with the tune "Gave My Love", they recorded a remake of Otis Redding's "Respect". This won them a contract for national distribution by Cameo/Parkway, and the single ended up reaching #92 on the Billboard Hot 100. The record didn't break everywhere in the U.S. at the same time, so it had a tough time making a decent showing on the national charts. Several further singles, including "I Need You" and "Hold On Baby", were successes in Michigan but didn't catch on nationally. Lead singer Scott Morgan was asked to join Blood, Sweat & Tears, but he declined the offer. The group's only full-length, a self-titled effort, arrived on Crewe Records at the beginning of 1970, and the group split up soon after; Morgan went on to play with several other Detroit-area groups over the next three decades, including Sonic's Rendezvous Band (with Fred Smith of MC5) and several of his own bands.


A1 Barefootin'
A2 Temptation 'Bout To Get Me
A3 Guitar Army
A4 Something's Got A Hold On Me
A5 Deep Red
B1 Sunset
B2 Glowin'
B3 Handbags & Gladrags
B4 Ha-Ha
B5 Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah

SKU: 040232478017