|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||singer-songwriter folk acoustic rock guitar folk rock ballad folk pop emusic gray charles aztec two-step|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||Allmusic Official Homepage Wikipedia|
This folk-influenced duo from the USA, comprising songwriters Rex Fowler (vocals/guitar) and Neal Shulman (vocals/guitar), met at an open mike night at a Boston folk club in 1971. Taking their name from a line in the Lawrence Ferlinghetti poem A Coney Island Of The Mind, Aztec Two-Step made its recording debut on Elektra Records in 1972. Aztec Two-Step showcased their informal style and featured admirable support from several exemplary associates, including Elaine McFarlane, John Seiter (both ex-Spanky And Our Gang), John Sebastian, Doug Dillard and Jerry Yester, the latter of whom also produced the set. Shulman and Fowler moved to RCA Records for a number of mid-70s releases which, while accomplished, featured a less interesting supporting cast and lacked the charm of that first set.
Following 1980s Times Of Our Lives the duo concentrated on live work for a number of years, but returned to the studio in the...