The American Breed - Songs


The American Breed was a late 1960s rock group from Cicero, IL first known as Gary And The Nite Lites. Led by Gary Loizzo, the original group members also consisted of Charles Colbert, Jr. (bass guitar), Al Ciner (guitar), and Lee Graziano (drums), and there were some personnel changes along the way.

In 1967, The American Breed debuted on the charts with "Step Out Of Your Mind." This song was followed shortly thereafter by "Bend Me, Shape Me" (1968), the song for which this band is best remembered, which kicks off with a short catchy drum solo followed by a soulful brassy fanfare. The band's other hits also included "Green Light" (1968), "Ready, Willing And Able" (1968), and "Anyway That You Want Me" (1968).


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The American Breed

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