American Gypsy

American Gypsy

Since 1963, this funk group of American origin has performed under diverse names such as Blue Morning, Orpheus and Pasadena Ghetto Orchestra. American Gypsy began club performances in Los Angeles in 1971, followed by a two-year tour of Spain. When the group settled in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in the early 70's, the line-up was: Joe Skeete (bass guitar), Michael Hamane (lead guitar), Lorenzo Mills (vocals), Richard James aka Ricardo James (drums), David Harrell (vocals, guitar, sax, flute) and Steve Clisby (vocals, keyboards). During their American period, individual members recorded sessions with many popular artists: Barry White, The Byrds, Young Rascals, Frank Zappa, Jefferson Airplane, Dr. John and Santana.

They continued live club performances throughout Europe and was one of the more popular r&b/rock acts on the club circuit during that time.

Numerous line-up changes took place after 1977.
Elout Smit (drums) 1977
Omar Dupree (vocals) 1978
Jetty Weels (vocals) 1978
Lisa Schulte (vocals) 1979
Steve Yellick (keyboards) 1981
Dennis Whitbread (drums) 1981

American Gypsy Discography


88427 XOT American Gypsy Angel Eyes (Album) Philips 88427 XOT Germany 1974 Sell This Version
KIL 21028 KL American Gypsy Love Is A Hazard (Album) Killroy KIL 21028 KL Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

60 12 493 American Gypsy Angel Eyes - Inside Out (Single) Philips 60 12 493 Spain 1974 Sell This Version
6012 463 American Gypsy Lady Eleanor / While It's Cold Outside (Single) Philips 6012 463 Belgium 1974 Sell This Version
13 592 AT American Gypsy Angel Eyes (Single) Philips 13 592 AT Germany 1974 Sell This Version
6012 510 American Gypsy Central Station / Ooh Why Not (Single) Philips 6012 510 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
CH 2170 American Gypsy 10,000 Miles (Single) Chess CH 2170 US 1974 Sell This Version
SBT 101 American Gypsy Angel Eyes(7", Single) BTM Records SBT 101 UK 1975 Sell This Version
5N 006-25780, 5N 006N-25780 American Gypsy Yo Yo (Single) Negram 5N 006-25780, 5N 006N-25780 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
S-216 Chaplin Band* / American Gypsy Chaplin Band* / American Gypsy - Madmen's Discotheque / Water Boy(7", Single) Tonpress S-216 Poland 1978 Sell This Version
M-76031 American Gypsy I'm O.K. You're O.K. (Maxi, Single) Philips M-76031 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
1 C 052-26 053 YZ American Gypsy Water Boy / We're The Winners (Of The Funk Wars) (Single, Maxi) Sonet 1 C 052-26 053 YZ Germany 1978 Sell This Version
9363 Doobsy* Music In The City(7") CBS 9363 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
CBSA 2804 American Gypsy You And I (Extended Version) (Maxi) CBS, CBS CBSA 2804 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
3594 American Gypsy No Hangups(7", Single) Killroy 3594 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
8449 American Gypsy The Champ (Single) Break Records 8449 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
308480 American Gypsy You're In My System (Single) Break Records 308480 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
SPEC-1577 American Gypsy / Pattie Brooks American Gypsy / Pattie Brooks - I'm O.K. You're O.K. / After Dark (Maxi) Unidisc SPEC-1577 Canada 1991 Sell This Version

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