The Grass Roots - Beatin' Round The Bush - Creed Bratton Composition by Creed Bratton

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The Beatin' Round The Bush recorded debut was on the Let's Live For Today LP in 1967. The song was written by the founding members of the second group to be called The Grassroots. Guitarists Creed Bratton and Warren Entner founded a group called the 13th Floor in Los Angeles in 1966 and added drummer Rick Coonce and bassist Kenny Fukomoto. They sent a demo to Dunhill Records and were selected to replace Willie Fulton, Denny Ellis, David Stensen and Joel Larson as The Grassroots. Fukomoto was drafted into the army and replaced by Rob Grill just before new recordings took place. This two and one half minute song was written by Creed Bratton and Warren Entner. Lead guitar by Creed Bratton, drums by Rick Coonce, lead vocals&rhythm guitar by Warren Entner with background vocals by Creed Bratton and Rob Grill who also played bass. Beatin' Round The Bush was a standard in the live performances of the group and was the first song written by Bratton&Entner. In an interview with Creed Bratton concerning the song he stated "Warren and I just started jamming in the D chord and came up with the melody. The D chord is a staple in folk music and we made it electric. We just came up with this great D riff. Hammering on that D chord. We first wrote it at my girlfriends house located in Hollywood. Warren sang lead on the tune, he is a great rock vocalist with a touch of grit in his voice. I played lead guitar. " This song took the group into the realm of a folk rock&pop friendly...

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Artist: Creed Bratton
Video title: The Grass Roots - Beatin' Round The Bush - Creed Bratton Composition
Category: Country & Folk

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