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Early Americans

The Five Americans

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Swaggering garage material from the Five Americans!

The Five Americans, five Oklahoma kids who blew the roof off the national charts when they moved to Dallas in 1966 and cut smashes like “I See the Light” and “Western Union,” recorded plenty of swaggering garage material just before their chart-topping days at Abnak Records. With the full cooperation of the band, Sundazed has unearthed a Texas-sized load of fuzzy ’n’ primitive Americans sides that have never seen the light of day, as well as the master tapes for the band’s ultra-rare Jetstar singles, circa ’64–’66. Put ’em all together and you have our Early Americans compilation — a powerhouse album that’s guaranteed to get anyone in the vicinity dancing till dawn’s early light.

Biography

Formed: 1965 in Dallas, TX

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s

In 1966-1967, this Dallas group enjoyed some modest national success with the number five hit "Western Union," as well as a few other Top 40 entries, "I See the Light," "Zip Code," and "Sound of Love." Dominated by high bubbling organ lines and clean harmony vocals, the group favored high-energy pop/rock far more than British Invasion or R&B-inspired sounds, although a bit of garage/frat rock raunch could be detected in their stomping rhythms — and their guitar-dominated tracks offered...
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