Colorado's last great soul-funk band was formed in 1966 in Phoenix, Arizona, where it was known as Freddi-Henchi and the Soulsetters.
Courtesy of Jerry Krenzer Krenzer played bass in the Freddi-Henchi Band for three decades.
In 1968, founding members Freddy Gowdy and Marvin "Henchi" Graves decided to move the band to California in hopes of engaging a national audience and obtaining a record deal. While in La La Land, they recorded an LP called Dance. Originally released on the Tower Records imprint, it was later reissued through Reprise Records. The band gained some notoriety and toured the West, making a stop in Fort Collins. A two-week stint turned into six weeks, and soon Gowdy and Graves had permanently relocated to Boulder, which is where they met a young bassist named Jerry Krenzer.
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