Funk group of American origin. Since 1963, they performed under diverse names such as Blue Morning, Orpheus and Pasadena Ghetto Orchestra. When the group came to the Netherlands in 1972 and settled in Limburg, the line-up was: Joe Skeete (v, g, b), Michael Hamane (v, g), Lorenzo Mills (v, in 1980 to Max'n'Specs), Ricardo James (dr), David Harrell (v, g, s, fl) and Steve Clissby (s, p, o). During their American period, individual members recorded sessions with famous people: Barry White, The Byrds, Young Rascals, Frank Zappa, Jefferson Airplane, Dr. John and Santana. After 1977, a number of line-up changes took place, especially in the vocal department. The new drummer was Elout Smit (to Delrose and Streetlight). In 1978, Omar Dupree and Jetty Weels (ex-Sacha & Paul) assumed the vocal duties; both were ex-Rockaway Boulevard. In 1979, they were succeeded by Lisa Schulte (ex-Navel, in 1980 to the Houseband). In 1981, the line-up was: Joe Skeete (v, g, b), Steve Clissby (s, o, p), Steve Yellick (o, p) and Dennis Whitbread (dr, ex-Scene).
1974 Angel eyes/Let your life be led by love Philips 6012435 Lady Eleanor/While it's cold outside Philips 6012463 LP Angel eyes Philips 6410066 1975 Angel eyes/10,000 miles [in USA] Chess 2170 Central station/Oh why not Philips 6012510 1977 Yoyo/Part 2 Negram 5C 006-25780 Yoyo/Part 2 [12"] Negram 5C 052-25780 1978 Waterboy/Funkwar Negram 5C 006-26053 1979 I'm o.k. you're o.k./Part 2 Philips 6012921 I'm o.k. you're o.k./Part 2 [12"] Philips 9198390 1981 LP Love is e hazard Killroy KIL 21028 KL 1982 No hangups/Love is e hazard Killroy KR 3594
AMERICAN GYPSY 1-6-74 SINGLE 8 9 ANGEL EYES 28-9-74 SINGLE 20 4 LADY ELEANOR 12-4-75 SINGLE tip CENTRAL STATION 31-12-77 SINGLE tip YO YO 18-8-79 SINGLE tip I'M O.K., YOU'RE O.K.
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