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"Sky and Sea"

“Sky And Sea”: 5D’s Jazz Vocal Instrumental II

Two years following sunshine pop’s progressive peak, The 5th Dimension would once again explore wordless vocal jazz — “Sky And Sea” from 1972’s Individually and Collectively, their fourth album for Bell: “Sky And Sea“ The 5th Dimension (1972) LP Musician & Production Credits Billy Davis, Jr. – Vocals Florence La

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"South American Getaway"

“South American Getaway”: Sunshine Pop’s Case of the Blahs

This track sounds like a collaboration between Burt Bacharach and Brian Wilson – only it isn’t.  Although it wants to be: “South American Getaway“ Burt Bacharach Just like The 5th Dimension‘s “Dimension 5ive,” this is technically a vocal tune yet one without lyrics.  It also has that sunny Southern California

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"Dimension 5ive"

“Dimension 5ive”: Sunshine Pop’s Progressive Peak?

There’s something special about the song, “Dimension 5ive” by The 5th Dimension.   Lush vocals from start to finish — and yet it’s technically not a “vocal” tune, as there are no lyrics.  Yet, neither is it an instrumental. This song is the closing track on the 5th Dimension’s 1970 album,

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