Magnum - Evolution 7"
Latin tinged California funk band Magnum has seens its reputation blossom since the original releas of their LP "Fully Loaded" An exuberant band of individually talented musicians working in an expansive and comfortable environment, they give a loose funky overlay to a grounded R&B and Jazz sound that included a variety of instruments including whistles, that lift the music to an exciting, hypnotic groove.
Based in San Pedro Bay, California, Magnum origianlly consisted of brothers Michael Greene (multi-instrumentalist and youngest in the group) playing piano, organ, percussion and vocals and Harold Greene on bass, with Kevin "Cornbread" Thornton on lead and rhythm guitars and doing the arrangements, Vance Wormley on trombone, organ, piano and percussion and with George Chaney on congos & bongos; Thurron Mallory, playing tenor, alto sax and electricfied percussion, joined six months later and brought with him the rest of the Magnum Horn ensemble with Lamont Payne on trumpet as well as percussion.
As the house band for radio station KGFM-AM's Soul Search as well as Soul Caravan, as series of weekly performances on a flatbed truck playing in around urban Cailfornia. Theyalso drew large crowds practicing in the Greene's garage. Once they practiced at Thurrons's childhood home in Compton, LA that drew such big crowds that the police had to shut the block down to disperse the crowd. The band stuck together performing in Southern California for a couple of years after the release of "Fully Loaded" once the opportunity came to perform with other artists Magnum disbanded and members went on to other projects.
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Label: The Phoenix/Jamie Record Co.
Genre: Funk, Soul & Disco
Format: 7" vinyl
Cat Number: JR1415
Released: 20th September 2019