|Genres:||Folk Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||classic rock folk rock 70s rock country rock folk electronic southern rock avant-garde folk-rock experimental rock|
The multi-talented Stephen Stills (3 January 1945, Dallas, Texas, USA) founded this highly regarded unit in October 1971, during sessions for a projected solo album. Chris Hillman (b. 4 December 1942, Los Angeles, California, USA; guitar/vocals), Al Perkins (b. 18 January 1944, Texas, USA; pedal steel guitar), both formerly of the Flying Burrito Brothers, and percussionist Jo Lala joined the singers regular touring band of Paul Harris (b. New York, USA; keyboards), Calvin Fuzzy Samuels (b. Antigua; bass) and Dallas Taylor (b. 1948, Denver, Colorado, USA; drums), although Samuels was latterly replaced by Kenny Passarelli. The groups disparate talents were best displayed in their remarkably accomplished live shows and on Manassas, a diverse double-album selection brilliantly encompassing country, rock, R&B and Latin styles. The septet displayed a remarkable unity of purpose despite the contrasting material, a cohesion which endowed the set...