Time To Take A Trip To Bear’s Vinyl Vault [VIDEO]
One of my love’s is collecting records and digging up history on forgotten hits of the 1960′s & 1970′s. Check this one out!
Group members Lenny Goldsmith and David Leonard Johnson first met in 1967 while Johnson was playing in a group called The Persuaders at the Wayne Manor nightclub in Sunnyvale, California. After Johnson did a stint with the Beach Boys and Dr. John, he joined back up with Lenny and formed Sweathog along with Barry “Frosty” Smith, who at that time was playing with Lee Michaels and had been in Lenny’s band in San Jose. Robert Morris “BJ” Jones played with Johnson in Blue Mountain Eagle and was invited to join Sweathog.
In October 1970, Sweathog became the house band at The Chronicle, a night club in the San Fernando Valley managed by Ed Jordan. Soon after they released two albums on CBS Records in the early 1970s, and are best known for their hit single “Hallelujah”, which hit #33 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1971.
This was a cool video I found on YouTube. Somebody used the song to celebrate “WE GOT HIM!” When the US killed Osama Bin Laden. Great use of the song and some very powerful images.