The Aggregation

From: Los Angelas, CA, USA

This L.A. group was a headline act at Disneyland’s Tomorrowland Terrace. Original members included Leo Potts (flute, clarinet, soprano, alto and baritone saxophone, recorder, kazoo, vocals), Dale Burt (organ, piano, vocals), Bayard Gregory (drums, timpani, bongos, tambourine, vocals), Lemoyne Taylor (flute, clarinet, alto and tenor saxophone, recorder, slide whistle, vocals) and LeWayne Braun (guitar, vocals). Potts, the band’s leader, took advantage of the Disneyland gig by giving out free passes to various record executives and encouraging them to catch one of their sets while in the park. One of the execs that took Potts up on the offer was none other than Lee Hazelwood who produced both Frank and Nancy Sinatra and had his own small record label. He liked their stuff and decided to take them under his wing.

The Aggregation ended up releasing one 45 and an LP titled ‘Mind Odyssey’ (1969) on Hazlewood’s LHI label. ‘Maharishi’, a pleasant, jazzy instrumental, was written by Dale Burt and appears on the B-side of their single. For the LP, the group recruited additional members Bill Sisoev (bass, slide and valve trombone, vocals) and Richard Jones (rhythm guitar, vocals).

Artist information sources include: The book, ‘Fuzz, Acid, and Flowers Revisited’ by Vernon Joynson.

Tracks played on Psychedelicized…

From the 1967 single LHI 1209

  • Maharishi

From the 1969 album Mind Odyssey

  • Change