My Marquee '70 memories are of an attractive young lady (Linda Hoyle), surprisingly doing a great version of "Coconut Grove". Very bluesy & jazzy atmosphere - a bit sophisticated.
Her companions on the group album "Affinity", VERTIGO 6360004
Mike Jopp (guitar), Lynton Naiff (keyboard), Mo Foster (bass) and Grant Serpell (drums).
Linda Hoyle later issued a solo album "Pieces Of Me" on VERTIGO
6360060 (1971) with busy Mr. Chris Spedding on guitar. And then
got married and dropped out of sight. A pity.
Linda Hoyle with Affinity: "Eli's Comin'" (Nyro)/"United States of
Mind" (Hull) VERTIGO 6059 018 (1970).
A-Side: BIG and busy production with great dynamics. Great song, good version.
B-Side: Folksy feeling. Mainly vocals, banging percussion and some acoustic guitar. A bit U.S. west coast once again. A shade of Grace Slick when she wails.
Easy to write down those record numbers. I didn't have to turn the single to read the label on the flip side! Remember the Vertigo labels?
Beat Instrumental reviewed the "Affinity" album in the August '70 issue: