I woke up this morning thinking about the music of The Buckinghams. They didn’t have horns, but used horns on all their hits, which caught the ear of Al Kooper, which gave him the idea of a "rock band with horns," which blossomed into Blood Sweat & Tears. The Buckinghams were from Chicago, and for the longest time I thought they had named themselves after Buckingham Fountain, one of the more famous landmarks in The Windy City. Turns out a janitor at WCFL radio, seeing that they were dressed in some kind of Revolutionary War British garb, thought of Buckingham Palace. Anyway, here are the five songs I was thinking of…
- Kind of a Drag
- Don’t You Care
- Hey Baby (They’re Playing Our Song)
- Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
The Buckinghams, your Five For Friday, April 15, 2022.