Iguana

Iguana was an English brass-rock/funk band from Southampton that released a self-titled album on Polydor in 1972. They later became the backing band for singer Jess Roden. Members: Ronnie Taylor (alto saxophone, tambourine), Bruce Roberts (guitar, vocals), John Cartwright (bass, drums), Chris Gower (trombone, tambourine), Pete Hunt (drums, congas), Don Shinn (keyboards, 1971-72), Steve Webb […]

Brainchild

Brainchild were an English jazz-rock/soul band that released the album Healing of the Lunatic Owl on A&M in 1970. Members: Harvey Coles (bass, vocals), Bill Edwards (lead guitar, vocals), Chris Jennings (organ, piano), Brian Wilshaw (saxophone, flute), Lloyd Williams (trumpet), Ian Goss (trombone), Dave Muller (drums) Brainchild congregated in Somerset at the close of the […]

Room

Room were an English jazz-rock/soul band from Blandford Forum, Dorset, that released the album Pre-Flight on Deram in 1970. Members: Chris Williams [C.K. Williams] (lead guitar), Roy Putt (bass), Pete Redfern (drums, 1968-69), Roger Hope (vocals, 1968), Scott (guitar, 1968), Jane Kevern (vocals, tambourine, harmonium, 1968-?), Steve Edge (lead guitar, rhythm guitar, 1968-70), Bob Jenkins […]

3rd Avenue Blues Band

The Third Avenue Blues Band were an American brass-rock/soul sextet that released three singles on MCA-subsidiary Revue in 1968/69, collected with other material on the 1970 album Fantastic. (The name was spelled numerically after the first single.) Percussionist Harold Jones was a 10-year jazz veteran, having done backing stints with Eddie Harris, Paul Winter, Oscar […]

Machine

Machine were a Dutch brass-rock band that released a self-titled album on Polydor in 1970. Members: John Caljouw (vocals), Willem Warbie (flute, saxophone, vocals), Paul Vink (keyboards), Maarten Bekkers (flute, clarinet, saxophone), Jan Warbie (bass), Jan Bliek (drums), Jaap Schoonhoven (guitar), Mac Sell (guitar), François Content (flute, trumpet) Discography: Machine (1970)

Mr. Albert Show

Mr. Albert Show were a Dutch sax-rock band that released two albums between 1970 and 1971 on Philips. Members: Bertus Borgers (saxophone, flute, vocals), Roeland “Broer” Boogaart (drums), Tom Fautu Bun (bass), Eric Lintermans (guitar, vocals), Bonkie Bongaerts (organ), Floortje Klomp [Fleur Colombe] (vocals) Discography: Mr. Albert Show (1970) Warm Motor (1971)

Ten Wheel Drive

Ten Wheel Drive were an American brass-rock band from New Jersey that released three albums on Polydor between 1969 and 1971, followed by a fourth on Capitol in 1973. Members: Genya Ravan (vocals, harmonica, tambourine), Aram Schefrin (guitar, vocals, banjo, percussion), Michael Zager (organ, piano, clarinet), Annie Sutton (vocals, 1973-74) Discography: Construction #1 (1969 • […]

Second Coming

The Second Coming were an American brass-rock band that released a self-titled album on Mercury in 1970. Members: Jack Kramer (trumpet, bugle, trombone, background vocals), Buddy Stephens (trumpet, lead vocals), Bill Dinwiddie (trombone, percussion, background vocals), Rick Rudolph (alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, alto flute, trombone), Les King (drums, congas, percussion, timpani), Dave Miller (Hammond organ, […]

Gas Mask

Gas Mask were an American brass-rock band from N.Y.C. that released one album, Their First Album, on Tonsil Records in 1970. Members: Bill Davidson (lead guitar), Richard Grando (winds), David Gross (saxophone), Nick Oliva (keyboards), Bobby Osborne (vocals), Enrico Rava (trumpet), James Strassburg (drums), Ray Brooks (bass, ?-1970), Lynn Welshman (trombone, 1970-?), Michael Moore (bass, […]

Dreams

Dreams were an American brass-rock band from N.Y.C. that released two albums on CBS/Columbia in 1970 and 1971. The band featured numerous members who would later attain star status in the annals of jazz-rock, including drummer Billy Cobham, bassist Will Lee, and the sax/trumpet team of brothers Randy and Michael Brecker. Members: Jeff Kent (vocals, […]