Three Dog Night / Suitable for Framing

“Slippin' away, sittin' on a pillow, waitin' for night to fall, a girl and a dream, sittin' on a pillow, this is the night to go to the celebrity ball…”

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From the summer of ’69, Three Dog Night’s terrific sophomore slab introduced us to Bernie and Elton (“Lady Samantha”) and included the smash hits “Celebrate,” “Easy to be Hard,” and “Eli’s Coming.”

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One of rock's most unheralded bassists,  Joe Schermie (nee Schermetzler) grooves mightily in-the-pocket,  seamlessly fusing rhythm and blues, soul, and old-school rock and roll by way of his Fender Jazz , which for some unknown reason, had a fluffy mascot embedded in the headstock.

Coda: Check out bassist Fran Festa with his Joe Schermie Tribute Bass - a '65 Fender Jazz replete with a vintage '60s troll doll! 

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