Spring is a progressive folk-rock band, active mainly in the early
1970s. The band consisted of Fran McKendree (vocals and guitar), Fred
Holman (bass), Dr. Michael Dreyfuss (electric violin, viola, Moog, Arp,
Mellotron), Martin Slutsky (electric guitar). Christopher Bishop
replaced Holman on bass as of the 1973 release Spring Suite. Some of
their music ventured into avante-garde or experimental territory, such
as "God Bless the Conspiracy" from their album 3, with its
violin/viola/synthesizer solo by Dreyfuss.
Steve Anderson (bass and vocals) and Alan Stoker (drums and vocals) were added for the "Live at the Beachland" 2007 release. In addition, Dave Morrison (harmonica) also played on the live album.
In the summer of 2010, Christopher Bishop (bass and vocals) rejoined the group for the recording of 5 songs for "McKendree Spring: Recording No. 9". This recording also featured Alan Stoker (drums/percussion/vocals), Paul Hollowell (keys) and Fred Mollin (synth).
1 Don't Keep Me Waiting - Fran McKendree 3:51
2 Underground Railroad - Fran McKendree, David Woods 3:16
3 The Man In Me - Bob Dylan 3:24
4 Watch Those Pennies - David Woods 3:05
5 Shoot Me - Keith Sykes 3:34
6 Two Of Me - David Woods 3:55
7 Train To Dixie - Keith Sykes 3:30
8 Friends Die Easy II - Fran McKendree 4:10
9 Road To Somewhere - Fred Holman 3:25
10 Light Up The Skies - Michael Dreyfuss, David Woods (based on Vivaldi's "Four Seasons") 5:00
McKendree Spring 1973 - Tracks - mp3-320.rar