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The Aggregation

From: Los Angeles, CA, USA

This L.A. group was a headline act at Disneyland's Tomorrowland Terrace. Original members included Leo Potts (flute, clarinet, soprano, alto and baritone saxophone, recorder, kazoo, vocals), Dale Burt (organ, piano, vocals), Bayard Gregory (drums, timpani, bongos, tambourine, vocals), Lemoyne Taylor (flute, clarinet, alto and tenor saxophone, recorder, slide whistle, vocals) and LeWayne Braun (guitar, vocals). Potts, the band's leader, took advantage of the Disneyland gig by giving out free passes to various record executives and encouraging them to catch one of their sets while in the park. One of the execs that took Potts up on the offer was none other than Lee Hazelwood who produced both Frank and Nancy Sinatra and had his own small record label. He liked their stuff and decided to take them under his wing.

The Aggregation ended up releasing one 45 in the spring of 1968 and an LP titled 'Mind Odyssey' in 1969 on Hazlewood's LHI label. 'Maharishi', a pleasant, jazzy instrumental written by Dale Burt, produced by Hazlewood and arranged by Don Randi, appears on the A-side of their single (a more polished version of this tune also appears on their LP, but is alternatively titled 'Change'). For the LP, the group recruited additional members Bill Sisoev (bass, slide and valve trombone, vocals) and Richard Jones (rhythm guitar, vocals).

Artist information sources include: The book, 'Fuzz, Acid, and Flowers Revisited' by Vernon Joynson.

Singles/Unreleased

Maharishi

(Original 45 Label: LHI 45-1209, A - April, 1968)

Original LPs/EPs

Mind Odyssey

Original LP/EP Label: LHI 12008

Released: 1969

Songs from this album played on TWOS:

  • Change

General Compilations

Lee Hazlewood Industries: There's A Dream I've Been Saving (1966-1971)

This compilation CD contains the following songs by this artist that are played on TWOS:
- Maharishi

psychedelic music
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