Maze Featuring Frankie Beverlyby Maze / Beverly, Frankie (Vinyl Record)

Maze / Beverly, Frankie: Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly (Vinyl LP)


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Vinyl LP pressing. Maze featuring Frankie Beverly is the debut album by Bay Area-based R&B group Maze. Released in 1977 on Capitol Records. Now available as a single LP on standard weight vinyl in celebration of Capitol Records' 75th anniversary. Maze signed a recording contract with Capitol Records in 1976, and released their debut album, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, in 1977. From that album, the hit singles included Happy Feelin's, While I'm Alone, and Lady of Magic, ultimately giving them their first gold record and earning Maze a devoted following. Frankie Beverly started the group as Raw Soul in 1970. They recorded a couple of singles on the small Gregar label, but without any major hits. With a few personnel changes, a relocation from Philadelphia to the San Francisco Bay Area in California in 1971, and an introduction to Marvin Gaye, the group became an immediate success. Gaye took the group on the road with him as one of his opening acts, and in 1976, he suggested that they change their name from Raw Soul to Maze. Time Is on My Side (Side A), Happy Feelin's (Side A), Color Blind (Side A), Lady of Magic (Side A), While I'm Alone (Side B), You (Side B), Look at California (Side B)