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Mandala - Soul Crusade

Format: LP
Label: Atlantic SD 8184
Year: 1968
Origin: Toronto, Ontario
Genre: funk, rock, soul, rhythm & blues
Value of Original Title: $25.00
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Release Type: Albums
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Playlist: Top 1000 Canadian Albums of All Time, 1960's, Ontario, Canadian as Funk & Northern Soul


Side 1

Track Name
World Of Love
One Short Year
Come On Home
Every Single Day

Side 2

Track Name
Mellow Carmello Palumbo
Can't Hold Out
Don't Make Me Cry
Stop Cryin' On My Shoulder


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Soul Crusade


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A wicked blend of rock, funk, R&B, and psychedelic soul....all delivered with an aggressive attack and white hot blue-eyed vocals. Lots of heavy organ riffs and wild fuzz guitar. Formed and led by Toronto's Domenic Troiano on guitars (ex Robbie Lane & The Disciples, Bush, James Gang, The Guess Who). Toronto's Mandala, regarded as one of Canada's best performing live bands in the later half of the 1960's. This was the group's lone album, released on the strength of their Yorkville village performances, and their 2 early singles on the obscure KR label. An extremely well respected band worldwide for their rendition of heavy & exciting R&B garage style flavored tracks. Featuring great tracks such as: "Love-Itis", "Can't Hold Out", "Every Single Day", "Come On Home", "World Of Love", "One Short Year" and many more.

"Their album was one of the best soul LP's by white musicians but their songs were too complicated to become big hits" this is not all white soul ~ there’s some blistering guitar on cuts like
"Come On Home" - Dreams Fantasies & Nightmares

Domenic Troiano: lead & guitar
Don Elliot: bass
Whitey Glan: drums, percussion
Roy Kenner: vocals
Hugh Sullivan: organ & vibes


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