No bluesers whatsoever, but to me Roger Chapman and Family embodied the whole psychedelic scene at the wonderful late 60's era. Roger threw himself into the song and sometimes into the audience in epileptic fits, shouting the lyrics in his unusual timbre. Thin, stubblecheeked; a deranged man on a mission. John Whitney's guitar flowed freely (just like the oil projections) and Jim King's saxophone added to the mood. "The Weaver's Answer", "Observations From a Hill" and "Hung Up Down" (all on the "Family Entertainment" album) made a perfect row of songs. To some, the vocals of Roger Chapman might be controversial. To me they were habitforming and I keep picking up his albums to this very day.

N.M.E. reviewed their single "Second Generation Woman" REPRISE RS 23315 on Nov. 9 1968:
  In my singles box I found

"No Mule's Fool" (Whitney/Chapman)/"Good Friend Of Mine" (Whitney/Chapman) REPRISE RS.27001 (1969)
A-Side: Vocals, acoustic guitar, tambourines - and a persistent violin riff which shapes the song. Great!

B-Side: I guess N.M.E. would have said "no melody here". A bit impersonal but nice atmosphere.

For a list of Family's albums I recommend any good rock dictionary.

Parts of Family incl. Mr. Chapman founded The Streetwalkers: a hard rock band with successes in the U.S.

Roger Chapman then began a long and impressive series of solo albums in 1979 (1st album: "Chappo").

 A page of Family info and Family links
 Page on Roger Chapman and Family
 Strange Band: The Family Home Page
 Roger Chapman Official Appreciation Society