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The song was written by the band's Canadian lead vocalist David Clayton-Thomas and appears on their eponymous album. Released as a single in"Spinning Wheel" peaked at 2 on the Billboard Hot chart in July of that year, remaining in the runner-up position for three weeks.
The arranger for the song was the band's saxophonist Sweat And Tears - More And More , Fred Lipsius. Clayton-Thomas was quoted as describing Scatterbrain - Stever - Idiot Savant song as being "written in an age when psychedelic imagery was all over lyrics According to producer James William Guercio this section was inserted at the last minute after the end of the master tape was recorded over accidentally by an engineer at the studio.
Most of this section and Lew Soloff 's trumpet solo were edited out for the single version. The eight-bar piano solo which precedes the trumpet solo on the album version is overlapped with guitar on the single Sweat And Tears - More And More before the last verse.
Alan Rubin sat in on trumpet for Chuck Winfield, who wasn't able to attend the song's recording session. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Top Pop Singles Retrieved Lonnie Smith Songs, Reviews, Credits". Top Pop Singles — In Star Time pp. New York: PolyGram Records. AP News. In Concert Live and Improvised Live.
James William Guercio. Jazz fusionpop rock.
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