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#140. Rock Horn Bands Part 2
In the late '60s a new sound was born when horns were introduced to rock and roll. The sound added power and volume, and jazzed up the music. Bands like "Blood Sweat & Tears." "Paul Butterfield Blues Band," "Chicago Transit Authority" (soon to become "Chicago"), the "Electric Flag" and "Sly &The Family Stone" lead the way. These bands were also commercially successful providing the rational for others to add more band members and further dividing the monetary pie. Soon not only were rock and blues bands adding horns, but "Holiday Inn" bands were also beefing up and writing their own material in hopes of landing a deal. Traditional blues and soul bands had always had horns going back to the jump blues days of the early '50s, but it took until the late '60s for rock bands to get on board. Rather than draw the line as to what is or isn't "rock and roll", I've decided to blur the edges and include representation of some of the other genres of the day such as jump blues, soul, and hit rock records that augmented their sound with big horn arrangements. Some eye openers for me were "Little John", "Colosseum", "Chase" and "Ekseption". I didn't realize how excellent these bands were.

One album cover and one tune per band is included below. Hope you find your favorite band represented. If not, let VinylBeat.com know on Facebook.


MackLonnie-FraternityF-1014
Mack, Lonnie - Fraternity F-1014

"Wham"
Mandrill-PolydorPD60476
Mandrill - Polydor PD 60476

"Fence Walk"
Mar-Keys-Atlantic8055
Mar-Keys - Atlantic 8055

"Last Night"
MayallJohnBluesBreakers-LondonLL3529
Mayall, John Blues Breakers - London LL 3529

"Oh Pretty Woman"
Mob-ColossusCS-1006
Mob - Colossus CS-1006

"I Dig Everything About You"
MomsApplePie-BrownBagBB14200
Mom's Apple Pie - Brown Bag BB 14200

"Dawn of a New Day"
MorrisonVan-WBWS1950
Morrison, Van - WB WS 1950

"Wild Night"
MotherEarth-MercurySR61194
Mother Earth - Mercury SR 61194

"Cry On"
Myrth-RCALSP-4210
Myrth - RCA LSP-4210

"He Don't Know"
Outsiders-CapitolST2501
Outsiders - Capitol ST 2501

"Time Won't Let Me"
PigIron-ColumbiaCS1018
Pig Iron - Columbia CS 1018

"People Gonna Talk"
Pollution-ProphesySD6057
Pollution - Prophesy SD 6057

"Sharecroppers Blues"
Rastus-GRTG2T-30004
Rastus - GRT G2T-30004

"Walking In the Park"
RollingStones-RollingStonesCOC59100
Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones COC 59100

"Bitch"
RoomfulofBlues-BlueFlameBLUF1001
Roomful of Blues - Blue Flame BLUF 1001

"Hot Little Mama"
Santana-ColumbiaKC30595
Santana - Columbia KC 30595

"Everybody's Everything"
SecondComing-MercurySR61299
Second Coming - Mercury SR 61299

"Nobody Cares"
ShadesofJoy-FontanaSRF67592
Shades of Joy - Fontana SRF 67592

"Crying Bag"
ShinnGeeGee-PuttPuttSPP333
Shinn Gee Gee - Putt Putt SPP 333

"Jose Outside"
SirDouglasQuintet2-MercurySRS67108
Sir Douglas Quintet +2 - Mercury SRS 67108

"Song Of Everything"
SlyNtheFamilyStone-EpicBN26456
Sly & the Family Stone - Epic BN 26456

"I Want To Take You Higher"
SonsOfChamplin-CapitolSWBB-200
Sons Of Champlin - Capitol SWBB-200

"11-1982-A"
SouthsideJohnny-EpicPE34180
Southside Johnny - Epic PE 34180

"I Don't Want To Go Home"
SpiralStaircase-ColumbiaCS9852
Spiral Staircase - Columbia CS 9852

"More Today Than Yesterday"
Supercharge-VirginPZ34293
Supercharge - Virgin PZ 34293

"Give It the Nasty"
SwallowWBBS2606
Swallow WB BS 2606

"Confusion, Sadness & Trouble"
SweetStavinChain-CotillionSD9021
Sweet Stavin Chain - Cotillion SD 9021

"Are You Lonely For Me Baby"
TenWheelDrive-Polydor24-4008
Ten Wheel Drive - Polydor 24-4008

"Tightrope"
TowerOfPower-SanFranciscoSD204
Tower Of Power - San Francisco SD 204

"Back On The Streets Again"
WBBH-TakeOneWBBH73
WBBH - Take One WBBH 73

"Just A Line"
WinterEdgarWhiteTrash-EpicE30512
Winter, Edgar White Trash - Epic E 30512

"Give It Everything You've Got"
ZappaFrank-DiscreetDSK2288
Zappa, Frank - Discreet DSK 2288

"Zomby Woof"



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