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Burton Cummings ‎– Burton Cummings -1976 Classi Rock (clearance vinyl) NO COVER

Burton Cummings ‎– Burton Cummings -1976 Classi Rock (clearance vinyl) NO COVER

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Burton Cummings ‎– Burton Cummings

Label:Portrait ‎– PR 34261
Format:Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 I'm Scared 4:04
A2 Your Back Yard 3:16
A3 Nothing Rhymed 2:32
A4 That's Enough 3:06
A5 Is It Really Right 5:01
B1 Stand Tall 3:43
B2 Niki Hokey 2:31
B3 Sugartime Flashback Joys 3:25
B4 Burch Magic 3:48
B5 You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet 3:44

Sleeve Condition (Out of 10) ~8 slight general wear- w/ original sleeve - wring on cover
Label Condition (Out of 10) ~ 10
Vinyl Condition ~ (Out of 10)
Side # 1 - 8 slight mark 
Side # 2 - 8 

Cummings was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, as were all of the other original members of The Guess Who. Burton was raised by his mother Rhoda and her parents; he never knew his father, who left when he was less than a year old.[4] Burton attended St. John's High School.[5]He dropped out of school, due to poor grades, when he was sixteen. Forty-five years later, in 2010, his former high school awarded him an honorary diploma. [6] His first band was a local Winnipeg R&B group, The Deverons, with an 'E' (not to be confused with the band The Devrons who had Country/R&B hits in the early 1960s). The Deverons with Cummings released two singles on the tiny REO Records label. The first single, "Blue Is The Night / She's Your Lover", was cut at a Winnipeg radio station. The second single, "Lost Love / Feel Alright", was recorded at Kay Bank Studios in Minneapolis, where The Guess Who frequently recorded. He was asked by The Guess Who to join the band, which he did in early January 1966, originally as a replacement for recently departed keyboardist Bob Ashley. By May of 1966, Cummings had assumed the role of lead singer when original lead singer and front man Chad Allan who left the group the previous month after.

Success with The Guess Who

Between 1966 and 1968, The Guess Who were one of the hardest-working bands in Canada. Despite having released several strong singles that charted in Canada, a hugely successful split LP (A Wild Pair, which also featured Ottawa's The Stacattos who would later become Five Man Electrical Band), and a weekly stint as house band on CBC-TV's Let's Go!, mainstream success eluded them until early 1969. That year, The Guess Who scored an international hit with "These Eyes", co-written by Cummings and guitarist Randy Bachman. It was followed up by the hit "Laughing", again written by Cummings and Bachman. Another Guess Who song, "Undun", written by Bachman, featured Cummings on a jazzy flute solo. In 1970, the band hit No. 1 in both Canada and the U.S. with the Bachman-Cummings-Kale-Peterson composition "American Woman."

Ultimately, conflict between Cummings and bandmate Randy Bachman—partially ignited by Bachman's then-deepening Mormon religious beliefs—caused a rift in the band.[7] Bachman left and went on to form the band Brave Belt with former Guess Who mate Chad Allan, and laterBachman–Turner Overdrive.

Cummings became the band's leader and recorded songs that included "Share the Land", "Hand Me Down World", "Albert Flasher", "Rain Dance", "Sour Suite", "Glamour Boy", "Star Baby", "Clap for the Wolfman", and "Dancin' Fool".


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