This Canadian rock group started around 1970, simply known as Mahogany Rush. Frank Marino was added to the title later. Marino served as the lead singer, guitarist, and percussionist. Other members were bass guitarist Paul Harwood and drummer Jimmy Ayoub. In the early '80s, rhythm guitarist Vince Marino, Frank's brother, was added to the lineup. A couple of years after that, Ayoub walked, and drummer Tim Biery stepped in to replace him. Mahogany Rush released its debut album in 1973. It was the first of more than a dozen full-length recordings the group completed over the next two-plus decades.
Mahogany Rush were always regarded as the poor relations of Rush, if they were thought of at all. In the U.S., they were regarded in certain markets (Detroit, Chicago, Kansas City) as true descendants of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, but in the mid-'70s, that's what everyone was looking for…
Captivating Jazz vocalist/pianist and her quartet performs innovative arrangements weaving together traditional Jazz and Brazilian jazz vocals. Following her nationally acclaimed debut release "A Sleepin' Bee", this Dianes's release once again offers a variety of playful gems such as the Latin flare of "Bernie's Tune", a burning version of "I Concentrate On You", and the Brazilian classic, "Só Danço Samba".
2008 digitally remastered two-fer from the Canadian power trio led by the exceptional guitar playing of Frank Marino. Mahogany Rush IV was originally released in 1976 and was the band's first album for Columbia. World Anthem followed one year later.