Dark Merda were a funky rock and roll combo with a substantial debt to Jimi Hendrix, combining fuzz-toned, psychedelic blues-rock with folky acoustic passages and modern past due-’60s spirit. Offering guitarists Anthony and Charles Hawkins, bassist VC Veasey (aka Veesee L. Veasey), and drummer Tyrone Hite, the group got its begin in the past due ’60s after Veasey, Hite, and Anthony Hawkins had spent amount of time in a music group known as the Soul Providers, support Edwin Starr and Gene Chandler. Influenced by Jimi Hendrix’s ARE YOU CURRENTLY Experienced?, they added Anthony’s young sibling Charles on second acoustic guitar and christened themselves Dark Merda. Despite some curiosity around their Detroit foundation — including Norman Whitfield and Eddie Kendricks — Dark Merda agreed upon to Chess, thanks a lot in part towards the psychedelic spirit eccentric Fugi (aka Ellington Jordan), who in addition they supported on his Mary, Don’t Consider Me on No Poor Trip LP for Chess. Dark Merda’s self-titled record sounded revolutionary more than enough, even though bandmembers had been disappointed it didn’t reveal their heavy concert events. They then transferred to the Western world Coast to keep using Fugi, but came back to Chicago to record another record. Shortening their name to Mer-Da, the group came back in 1971 with Longer Burn the Fireplace, a funkier outing that bore a likeness to early Funkadelic. The music group quickly fizzled out, but on the following three decades, continuing record-collector curiosity about the group ultimately led to a reunion with Veasey, both Hawkins brothers, and Fugi, although Hite acquired passed away in 2004.