I discovered the initially mysterious Morrison Kincannon earlier today. Turns out these two Californian guys released one single back in the 70’s, but kept recording cool West Coast jazz-inflected folk-rock / yacht rock together for over a decade.
Ban Ban Ton Ton tells their remarkable story and talks to one half of the criminally overlooked duo: Norman Morrison.
‘Beneath The Redwoods’, which gathers some of Morrison Kincannon’s long-lost, dust-covered recordings, was released January 26, 2018 by UK label Spacetalk.
Norman Morrison and Terry Kincannon (TK) started making music together in their teens. Composing during “Saturday Jams” at TK`s parents` house, in Hayward, California. With Norman responsible for the songs, and TK, the arrangements. In the early `70s, for a one-off payment, they secured unlimited studio time at a small San Francisco studio. Allowing them to self-release a few 45s. Which lead to a recording contract with a local company, Chandos. The deal, however, produced only one single. The B-side of which was a tune called To See One Eagle Fly. Undeterred, the friends continued to write, rehearse, and use that studio time until 1986. When family commitments took over, and they put their musical dreams on indefinite hold. Then nearly thirty years later, in 2013, Norman got a call from UK-based label, Spacetalk. Inquiring about licensing To See One Eagle Fly. Pete Beaver, a friend of…
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