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In July, after many years of wrangling over licensing issues, the Big Beat record label released “Think Rational!,” an exhilarating, two-CD anthology that captures the first, mid-1960s phase of the Rationals’ short but significant career. Significant, because the Rationals’ intense, high-energy mix of British Invasion buoyancy and scrappy rocking-soul was a big influence on the generation of bands that followed. And Morgan is still regarded as Michigan’s most expressive rock singer of the mid-to-late-‘60s.