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Manassas

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The multi-talented Stephen Stills founded this highly regarded unit in 1971 during sessions for a projected album.

Chris Hillman and Al Perkins, bothe formerly of the Flying Burrito Brothers, and percussionist Jo Lala joined the singer’s regular touring band of Paul Harris, Calvin ‘Fuzzy’ Samuels and Dallas Taylor – although Samuels was later replaced by Kenny Passarelli.

The group’s disparate talents were best displayed in their remarkably accomplished live shows and on Manassas (1972), a diverse double album selection brilliantly encompassing country rock, R&B and Latin styles.

Down The Road (1973) could not match the standards set by the debut LP and Manassas was brought to an end in September 1973 with the sudden departure of Hillman, Perkins and Harris for the ill-fated Souther Hillman Furay Band.

Stephen Stills
Vocals, guitar
Chris Hillman
Vocals, guitar, mandolin
Fuzzy (Calvin) Samuels
Bass
Al Perkins
Pedal-steel guitar
Paul Harris
Keyboards
Dallas Taylor
Drums
Kenny Passarelli
Bass
Jo Lala
Percussion

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