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.
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.
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