MERRYWEATHER & CAREY “VACUUM CLEANER”
RCA Records 1971
Neil Merryweather vocals and bass
Lynn Carey vocals
Kal David guitar
John Richardson guitar
Edward M. Roth piano, organ, clavinet
Huey Sullivan organ and piano
J.J. Velker organ
Coffi Hall drums and percussion
Robin Boers drums
Sidney George - saxophone
Produced by Neil Merryweather
Engineers Richie Schmitt, Brian Bruderlin
Album Cover Concept Neil Merryweather
Album Design Robert Lockert
Photography Ivan Nagy
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In a nutshell …
The vocal harmony between Neil Merryweather and Lynn Carey perked the interest of RCA’s A&R staff and they signed the duo.
The tracks that Neil and Morey produced at Kent Records by “Mama & Papa Rock ‘n’ Family” were bought by RCA and featured on the Vacuum Cleaner album.
Richardson, Boers and Velker returned to Canada after “Ivar Avenue Reunion” was completed.
Neil brought in Kal David (“Illinois “Speed Press”) and ex-“Merryweather” band mates Edward Roth and Coffi Hall to finish the record.
“Merryweather & Carey” were featured in Russ Meyer’s movie “The Seven Minutes”.
The “Merryweather & Carey” “Vacuum Cleaner” album cover was painted on the side of “The Whiskey”.
“Merryweather & Carey” never gave a live performance.
Want to know more? Click here to read more in Neil’s interview with Ruth McCartney.