I have mentioned the website Wolfgang's Vault before on IDR. Last time, I was tipping the live concerts on the site but this time I have been delving into the site's resources. One interesting feature is the wealth of posters advertising black music artists who appeared at San Francisco's Fillmore Auditorium.
The one above features Sam & Dave, The James Cotton Band but also Loading Zone who are an IDR favourite. The Loading Zone was formed by Paul Fauerso in 1967 in Oakland, California. Playing local shows, including several appearances at the Fillmore Auditorium, the group became a regular on the funk circuit. Following the release of their self-titled debut album in '68, the band saw several personnel changes, including the introduction of Linda Tillery on vocals. That same year, the band split up, although Fauerso and Tillery reformed the group with a new lineup for a second album. Finding little luck on the recording end of the music business, the Loading Zone disbanded in 1971