MARIANI

Proto-Metal • United States
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In 1969, Austin, Texas-based Sonobeat Records was searching for another super group to replace the successes it had had with Johnny Winter and Lavender Hill Express in 1968.

Sonobeat owners Bill Josey Sr. and Rim Kelley (Bill Jr.) had made a one-album deal with Johnny, had sold the album (The Progressive Blues Experiment) to Liberty Records, then watched it climb to #49 on the Billboard Top 100 album chart in mid-April '69. But Johnny had moved on to sign a $600,000 multi-album deal with Columbia Records in which Sonobeat did not participate.

Sonobeat had released three successful singles with Lavender Hill Express but plans for an album with LHE had been abandoned. Although '68 had been a prosperous year for Sonobeat, with the release of 11 singles and three albums, '69 was lean.

It was in this milieu that the Joseys made a fortuitous connection with drummer Vince Mariani, freshly returned from working
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