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Grant Smith & The Power (garage rock, jazz, soul)

Grant Smith & The Power were a popular (from Toronto) rock-soul outfit from the 1960s that had a hit with a cover of Jackie Edwards' "Keep On Running" (previously a big hit for The Spencer Davis Group) and was also a training ground for musicians who went on to the likes of McKenna Mendelson Mainline and Motherlode. Forming early in October 1966, vocalist Eddie Spencer, organist Val Stevens, guitarist Les Morris, bassist Mike Harrison, drummer Charlie Miller, (his brother) trumpeter Ralph Miller, and Jerry Mann (Shymanski) on tenor saxophone performed in popular Toronto R&B venues as Eddie Spencer & The Power. On 31 December 1966, the band announced that a new frontman, vocalist Ellis Grant Smith, would replace Eddie Spencer, and that guitarist Jim Pauley would take over from Les Morris. In the fall of 1967, the band recorded its debut single, an R&B version of "Keep on Running".

TRACK LIST:

A1 Keep On Running 2:50                             A2 Loveitis 3:20

A3 Respect 3:30                                            A4 99½ 3:05

A5 Grab This Thing 4:30                               B1 Her Own Life 3:00

B2 Day Tripper 2:25                                      B3 Sad Song 3:35

B4 Ode To Billy Joe 7:15

Keep On Running - 1968

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