🎧 “Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon” 🎧
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Everybody loves “Make Me Smile” (Hint: But the best is saved for the bottom of this article). 🎧
It was 2021 and a new generation of young people were exhilarated by by Chicago’s breakthrough song Make Me Smile, which was recorded in August 1969 and released in March 1970.
The voice? Terry Kath.
The writer? James Pankow.
The guitarist? Terry Kath.
The drums? Danny Seraphine.
The tight horns and tight band? Lee Loughnane on trumpet, Jimmy Pankow on trombone, and Walt Parazaider on tenor saxophone, Robert Lamm on piano, and Peter Cetera on bass.
But there is so much more to this song. “Make Me Smile” was actually part of “Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon” (sic), also known as “The Ballet” and “Make Me Smile Medley”, which is a nearly thirteen-minute mini-rock opera/song cycle/suite from Chicago’s 1970 album Chicago (also called Chicago II). In an introduction at a live concert, Terry Kath explained that the actual name of “Make Me Smile” is “Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon.” The radio version, of course, was the shorter “Make Me Smile” recording (hear “Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon” below).
Chicago – Make Me Smile | REACTION from Jamel_AKA_Jamal. YouTube Tips ⓘ
Chicago | Make Me Smile | Reaction from LFR FAMILY: “After checking out “25 or 6 to 4″, I had to check out more from Chicago.” YouTube Tips ⓘ
CHICAGO MAKE ME SMILE REACTION by JayveeTV. YouTube Tips ⓘ
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Indian Couple Reacts ::: CHICAGO Make Me Smile / Now More Than Ever Reaction by Enoma. YouTube Tips ⓘ
BEST CHICAGO COVER
Make Me Smile – Chicago (Leonid & Friends cover). YouTube Tips ⓘ
“Make me smile” – Leonid and Friends (cover version of Chicago band) In gratitude to one of the greatest bands on Earth!
And also dedicated to the memory of Volodya Zemskov (Zade).
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May 23, 1970 :Chicago’s very first top 40 hit, “Make Me Smile”, is at #17 today and will peak at #9 in 2 weeks. The song is just the first part of the group’s 13- minute, 7-part musical suite “Ballet For A Girl In Buchanon” that was cut out for radio airplay. Founding member and songwriter James Pankow had no idea their record company was going to release this as a single and was shocked when he first heard it in his car in Los Angeles on Boss Radio, 93 KHJ. YouTube Tips ⓘ
Chicago Make Me Smile Live 1970. YouTube Tips ⓘ
Studio recording synced with the 1970 live Tanglewood performance. YouTube Tips ⓘ
Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon (sic) – Chicago (There’s another surprise song in the middle; we won’t spoil it). YouTube Tips ⓘ
“The Terry Kath Experience” is a documentary about a daughter discovering the legacy of her father: the late Terry Kath. In the documentary she introduces her uncle, Rodney Kath, who is Terry Kath’s brother and former police chief of the Arlington Heights Police Department. Terry Kath was one of the founding members of the band Chicago whose powerful guitar playing and husky, melodic voice has been praised by such icons as Jimi Hendrix, Joe Walsh and Eric Clapton. Before discovering his full potential as a guitarist and subsequent guitar icon, Kath’s life ended tragically at age 32. Terry’s daughter Michelle was only two years old when he passed, only coming to know him through his music and stories from her mother. After discovering a box of memorabilia, Michelle sets out on a journey to get to know her father and to search for his iconic lost guitar. In this documentary, Michelle interviews her dad’s family, bandmates and good friends, as well as prominent musicians, to piece together the life of her father, one of the great unsung rock legends on the 1970s.