Gandalf were an American psych-rock band from NYC that recorded a self-titled album in 1967 for Capitol, which belatedly issued the album in 1969. The band originally recorded as The Rahgoos and alternately cut a single for RCA as The Barracuda. Members: Peter Sando (guitar), Bob Muller (bass), Frank Hubach (piano, electric piano, harpsichord, organ), […]

Hugh Hopper

Hugh Hopper (April 29, 1945 — June 7, 2009) was an English bassist from Whitstable, Kent, that gained global renown with jazz-rockers Soft Machine, premiering his signature fuzz-bass sound on 1969’s Volume Two and appearing on the band’s subsequent four albums. In 1973, he released the experimental solo album 1984 on CBS and also appeared […]


The Strawbs were an English folk-rock band from London that released eight studio albums and a live disc on A&M between 1969 and 1975, followed by a pair of albums on Oyster/Polydor in 1976/77 and a final release on Arista in 1978. The band was founded in 1967 by guitarist/vocalist Dave Cousins and initially featured […]

Ann Odell

Ann Odell is an English keyboardist, vocalist, songwriter, and arranger who played on albums by Shawn Phillips, Roger Glover, Murray Head, Jorge Ben, Bryan Ferry, Japan, and Pete Townshend during the 1970s and early 1980s. As a solo artist, she released the album A Little Taste on DJM in 1973. In 1975, she teamed with […]

Missing Link

Missing Link were a German jazz-rock sextet from Munich that released the album Nevergreen! on United Artists in 1972. Members: Markus Sing (guitar), Günther Latuschik (saxophone), Gabriel Dominik Mueller (vocals), Dieter Miekautsch (keyboards), Dave Schratzenstaller (bass), Holger Brandt (drums) The comic, colorful cover art of the band’s sole release animates the virtuosic energy of the […]

Ramon Morris

Ramon Morris is an American jazz-funk saxophonist who was briefly active during the early 1970s. Debuting in a latter-day incarnation of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Morris quickly spread his talents over 1972–73 releases by Reuben Wilson, Curtis Fuller, Shirley Scott, and Woody Shaw — credits that afforded him a one-off deal with Groove […]

Kimiko Kasai

Kimiko Kasai — 笠井紀美子 (Dec. 10, 1945) — is a Japanese jazz vocalist who released a clutch of live and collaborative recordings on assorted labels during the early 1970s, culminating with her solo-studio debut Umbrella, released in 1972 on Liberty. Between 1973 and 1986, she released 14 album on CBS/Sony. Discography: Just Friends – Kasai […]


Westwind were an English folk trio that released one album in 1970. The act was signed to indie label Penny Farthing, which issued Love Is… in the UK and New Zealand. Members: Chris Stowell, Nick Storey, Sarah Dyson The album sports a monochrome, azure cover that reflects the calm, water-side character of the music. Standup […]

Sleepy Hollow

Sleeper Hollow were an American art-pop/rock trio from Philadelphia that was active during the early 1970s. Members: Richard Billay (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Richie Bremen (bass), Joe Zucca (drums) Signed to Artie Ripp’s Family Productions label, the trio teamed with veteran local producer John Madara and string/horn arranger Tom Sellers for the recording of a […]