SASS

by SASS

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

    Tracklist: 
    A1. Do It 
    A2. Life In General 
    A3. Boogie Lady  
    A4. Miss Lazy 
    B1. I'm In Love 
    B2. Necessities 
    B3. I Only Wanted To Love You
    B4. Contrafuntal Punk 
    C1. Birds Of A Feather 
    C2. Silken Sea 
    C3. Happy & Love 
    C4. Laughing 
    D1. Life (demo version) VINYL ONLY
    D2. Necessities (demo version) VINYL ONLY
    D3. I Only Wanted To Love You (demo version) VINYL ONLY

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1.
Do It 03:22
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Boogie Lady 04:20
4.
Miss Lazy 05:02
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I'm In Love 05:01
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Necessities 04:02
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Silken Sea 03:36
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Happy & Love 05:15
12.
Laughing 04:16

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.

credits

released 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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