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Genesis [U.S.]

From: Los Angeles, CA, USA

Not to be mistaken for the U.K. giants with the same moniker, this little known L.A. outfit was formed in late 1967 by Jack Ttanna (guitar, vocals), who had previously played as Joe Kooken in the Sons Of Adam. Other members included Kent Henry (guitar), Fred Rivera (bass), Bob Metke (drums) and Sue Richman (vocals).

In early 1968, they signed with Mercury and issued a few singles along with an LP titled 'In The Beginning'. The stand out track on the album played here on TWOS is 'Suzanne', which features some nice male/female harmonies by Ttanna and Richman. In late 1968, Rivera was drafted into the military and replaced by Jimmy Chappell (bass), but they couldn’t hold on and broke up soon after. Henry went on to play in Steppenwolf in the early 70s.

Artist information sources include: The book, 'Fuzz, Acid, and Flowers Revisited' by Vernon Joynson and an article by Bruce Eder at All Music Guide.

Original LPs/EPs

In The Beginning

Original LP/EP Label: Mercury SR 61175

Released: 1968

Songs from this album played on TWOS:

  • Suzanne

    (Original 45 Label: Mercury 72806, B - May, 1968)