This is the first section from the 13-minute musical suite "Ballet for a Girl from Buchannon" on the group's second album ("Colour My World
" is also part of this suite). Without the band's knowledge, their record company excerpted the "Make Me Smile" section and pushed it to AM radio stations, which had thus far ignored the band. The band had mixed emotions upon hearing their musical masterpiece chopped down for radio play, but were thrilled when the song became their first hit.
Having learned the alchemy for turning Chicago songs into hits, the record company went back to the group's first album and edited down three more songs, which they released as singles: "Questions 67 And 68
," "Beginnings," and "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
Charles - Charlotte, NC