leon's creation This Is the Beginning (CD, £9.50)label: Acid Jazz
The first reissue of this private press late 1970 San Franciscan psychedelic soul masterpiece. Led by Leon Patillo, this self-contained group took their influences from Sly And The Family Stone and Santana. Patillo would later go on to sing with his heroes Santana on their ‘Borboletta’ and ‘Festival’ albums before establishing himself as a successful gospel singer. Released with facsimile artwork, in-depth sleeve notes and previously unseen illustrations.
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