Mizax & The Flizaps
Writer / producer / label owner and all round musical jack of all trades Maxx Kidd certainly has a very full and interesting CV, mostly earned from a Washington, DC base. This obscure disc with the impossible artist credit is not one of the records that is mentioned in his biographies but I think it is worthy of much greater attention. The strong Vietnam ballad On The Other Side features a fine hard lead vocal and some excellent harmonies. It was most probably cut in New York where co-writer / producer Bob Bateman was located when it was laid down. As for the identity of Mizax & the Flizaps I’ve not got a clue – but it wouldn’t surprise me one bit if Maxx Kidd himself wasn’t part of the group.
On the other side / Test me ~ ABC 11222 (1969)