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SASS

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    SASS previously unreleased album. The complete 1975-1977 recordings including vinyl-only demos on Double Vinyl with insert.

    Includes digital pre-order of SASS. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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    releases October 14, 2022

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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of SASS, You Got The Power, Drift Up To Space, Crying For Love, Miracles, Love Will Rise, New York To L.A.: Coasting, Ebun, and 3 more. , and , .

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1.
Do It 03:22
2.
Life In General
3.
Boogie Lady
4.
Miss Lazy
5.
I'm In Love
6.
Necessities
7.
8.
Contrafuntal Punk
9.
Birds Of A Feather
10.
Silken Sea
11.
Happy & Love
12.
Laughing
13.
Life (demo version)
14.
Necessities (demo version)
15.
I Only Wanted To Love You (demo version)

about

San Francisco-based R&B / Funk / Rock group SASS was formed in 1974 by lead singer Fred Ross and producer, guitarist, vocalist Andy “Andro” Ernst.

During the mid 70s SASS recorded three now rare demo singles released on San Francisco’s INS label. The group performed live alongside well-known artists such as Lionel Ritchie & The Commodores, Esther Philips, The Main Ingredient, Brass Construction and Tower Of Power.

In 1976 SASS got signed to 20th Century Records which released remixed versions of their demo songs “I Only Wanted To Love You” and “Do It” on a 45. A full-length album was later recorded in 1977 but none of these songs ever saw the light of day...until now.

The unreleased tracks featured on this present issue were the last songs recorded by the band for their major label album project that was unfortunately abandoned. Transferred directly from the only existing 2 track master tape of the sessions, these never before heard songs can now be listened to in their full glory.

The demo versions are vinyl-only.

You can listen to snippets here:
www.rushhour.nl/record/vinyl/sass

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releases October 14, 2022

Produced by Andy “Andro” Ernst.

Fred Ross: Lead Vocals, Saxophone, Flute
Andy "Andro" Ernst : Guitar & Vocals
Charles Haber : Piano, Synthesizers & Clavinet

Fred Aldeguer: Guitar & Vocals

Don Garcia: Bass

Lemuel Barrow : Drums & Vocals

Mastered by Andro Ernst at Art Of Ears, Hayward, CA.
Transfer and restoration by Norman Nitzsche at Calyx Mastering, Berlin.

Additional mastering by Rinus Hooning at Record Industry, Alkmaar.

℗ & © 2022 HIGH JAZZ* Records - HJLP012

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