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Merryweather & Carey - Vacuum Cleaner

Format: LP
Label: RCA Victor LSP 4485
Year: 1971
Origin: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Genre: rock, funk
Keyword:  hair
Value of Original Title: $40.00
Make Inquiry/purchase: email ryder@robertwilliston.com
Release Type: Albums
Websites:  No
Playlist: 1970's, Rock Room, Manitoba, The Winnipeg Scene 1964-1974, Neil Merryweather, BIG HAIR


Side 1

Track Name
Living In The U.S.A.
Let It Shine
So Fine
Few & Far Between
No Worries
If I Were You

Side 2

Track Name
Introduction by Kim Fowley
Shop Around
Sugar Man
Can I Get a Witness
Five Days On The Trail
Captain Terrific
Get Straight With Your Brother


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Merryweather & Carey - Vacuum Cleaner

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Merryweather & Carey - Vacuum Cleaner

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Vacuum Cleaner


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Merryweather was a late sixties Canadian rock band that relocated to California in the autumn of 1968 .The band was led by Neil Merryweather. Neil Merryweather (born Robert Neilson Lillie on December 27, 1945 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a Canadian rock singer, bass player and songwriter. The vocal harmony between Neil Merryweather and Lynn Carey (born 1946 in Los Angeles) perked the interest of RCA’s A&R staff and they signed the duo. Neil Merryweather and Lynn Carey, using a pool of musicians, recorded the "Vacuum Cleaner" LP for RCA in 1971. The tracks that Neil and Morey produced at Kent Records by “Mama & Papa Rock ‘n’ Family” were bought by RCA and featured on the Vacuum Cleaner album. Richardson, Boers and Velker returned to Canada after “Ivar Avenue Reunion” was completed. Neil brought in Kal David (“Illinois “Speed Press”) and ex-“Merryweather” band mates Edward Roth and Coffi Hall to finish the record. “Merryweather & Carey” were featured in Russ Meyer’s movie “The Seven Minutes”. The “Merryweather & Carey” “Vacuum Cleaner” album cover was painted on the side of “The Whiskey”. “Merryweather & Carey” never gave a live performance. After this album Neil and Lynn formed Mama Lion.

Neil Merryweather: vocals, bass
Lynn Carey: vocals
Kal David: guitar
John Richardson: guitar
Edward M. Roth: piano, organ, clavinet
Huey Sullivan: organ and piano
J.J. Velker: organ
Coffi Hall: drums, percussion
Robin Boers: drums
Sidney George: saxophone

Produced by Neil Merryweather
Engineered by Richie Schmitt, Brian Bruderlin


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