Wadsworth Mansion (also known as Wadsworth Family Mansion) was an early-1970s American rock band from Providence, Rhode Island. Its members were Steve Jablecki (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Wayne Gagnon (guitar, vocals), Russ Sevigny (a/k/a Russ Dana, original drummer) Mike Jablecki (drums] and John Poole (bass guitar). The group took its name from Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill in Connecticut.
In November 1970, Wadsworth Mansion released their first single, a non-album version of “Sweet Mary”, backed by another non-album track, “What’s On Tonight” “Sweet Mary” would prove to be the band’s only hit song peaking at #7 on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for the week ending 27 February 1971.
In April 1971, Wadsworth Mansion issued their first and only album on the heels of their first single’s success, the self-titled Wadsworth Mansion. In support of the album, the group released their second single in April 1971 with the tracks, “Michigan Harry Slaughter” and “Havin’ Such A Good Time”, but the single failed to make Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart.
In July 1971, Wadsworth Mansion issued their third and final single with the non-album track, “Nine On The Line”, backed by “Queenie Dew”. The release would also fail to enter Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart sealing Wadsworth Mansion’s fate as a one-hit wonder.
1. Long Haired Brown Eyed Girl – 3:34
2. Queenie Dew – 2:54
3. City Gardner – 3:13
4. She Said She Would – 3:00
5. Sweet Mary – 3:07
6. I Like It – 4:43
7. Michigan Harry Slaughter – 3:05
8. Let It Shine – 4:00
9. Goodbye – 3:03
10. Havin’ Such A Good Time – 2:57
- Distributed By – Buddah Records
- Published By – Kama Sutra Music
- Recorded At – Hollywood Sound Recorders
- Bass, Vocals, Percussion – John Poole
- Drums, Percussion, Vocals – Mike Jablecki
- Engineer – Eddy Abner
- Keyboards, Lead Vocals, Guitar, Percussion – Steve Jablecki
- Lead Guitar, Vocals – Wayne Gagnon
- Photography By – Gene Boduck
- Producer – Jim Calver, Norm Marzano
Genre: Rock, Pop
Label – Suxxex Records