When one thinks of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) it's probably about some great movie the firm has produced. However, more and more today the name MGM is being heard in music circles with some of the finest recordings available.
Not only does MGM product sound tracks for many of its films, but it has a bright array of recording artists inked to MGM Records contracs not to mention Verve Records, which is a leading name in jazz records.
If MGM find a new "sound" that it thinks will go, they are willing to invest great funds in it. This is the case with the first LP today:
THE COWSILLS (MGM) - The four Cowsill boys, who are often joined by their mother and sister, are creating a storm all across the country. Currently ending a nation-wide promotion tour (we met them in Detroit last week), MGM is playing the group big and grooming them for a top-of-the-chart role.
The youngsters have talent! They have a great collection of numbers and can adopt their program to the area . . . like "Motown" in Detroit, hippie on the west coast and "Nashville Sound" in Tennessee. All four sing and they play guitars, organ and precussion. The Cowsills have a terrific "sound." What's more they penmany of their own selections.
Examples of their handiwork are "The Rain, the Park and Other Things" and "(Stop, Look) Is Anyone There." The first is making its third appearance on the weekly charts, currently riding 48th and climbing. Other excelent numbers on their first LP are "La Rue Du Soleil," "River Blue" and "How Can I Make You See." They may make you forget the Beatles.