Now available digitally and for pre-order on LP and CD, Luv N'Haight presents, H.P. Riot.
Recorded at Can-Base Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1973, the album was produced by Michael A. Flicker for the Concept Records label. The band (known as H.P. Riot) was named after its San Francisco home neighborhood that was marred by race riots in 1966. The band has often been confused as being Canadian because they spent much of their time touring western Canada. Concept Records was based in Regina, Saskatchewan – not exactly a funk music hotbed. The track “I Have Changed” was selected for the compilation California Soul 2 but the full-album has never been re-issued. It will also be available for the first time on CD.
Kenneth House (tenor sax, bass voice, and rhythm guitar) actually lived in Edmonton, Alberta for four years after his stint in H.P. Riot. He is now involved in several projects, including Victor Sila and the AfroFunk Experience, Wade Love and RKO. Keyboardist Dewayne Sweet went on to play with The Whispers. Michael Baird became one the most successful session drummers in Los Angeles, working with Journey, the Moody Blues, Bob Dylan, Celine Dion, Al Green, Larry Carlton, Kenny Loggins, Hall & Oates, Michael Jackson, George Benson, Cher, Three Dog Night, Burt Bacharach, Randy Bachman, Stevie Wonder, Michael McDonald, David Foster, Joe Cocker, Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, and Frank Sinatra.