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#141. Rock Horn Bands Part 1
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.


AverageWhiteBand-AtlanticSD7308
Average White Band - Atlantic SD 7308

"Pick Up the Pieces"
Ballinjack-ColumbiaC30344
Ballinjack - Columbia C 30344

"Street People"
Bar-Kays-VoltS-417
Bar-Kays - Volt S-417

"Soul Finger"
BeginningoftheEnd-AlstonSD33-379
Beginning of the End - Alston SD 33-379

"Funky Nassau"
Bell,Archie-AtlanticSD8204
Bell, Archie - Atlantic SD 8204

"I Can't Stop Dancing"
BigFoot-ForwardSTW1004
Big Foot - Forward STW 1004

"When Will It Hit Me"
BlandBobby-DukeDLP75
Bland Bobby - Duke DLP 75

"Turn On Your Lovelight"
BloodSweatNTears-ColumbiaCS9619
Blood Sweat & Tears - Columbia CS 9619

"I Can't Quit Her"
Brown,James-KingKS7-1115
Brown, James - King KS 7-1115

"There Was a Time"
Buckinghams-USA1672
Buckinghams - USA 1672

"Kind of a Drag"
BuddyMiles-MercurySR-61196
Buddy Miles - Mercury SR-61196

"Don't Mess With Cupid"
ButterfieldBluesBand-ElektraEKS-74015
Butterfield Blues Band - Elektra EKS-74015

"Run Out Of Time"
Chase-EpicKE31097
Chase - Epic KE 31097

"Woman of the Dark"
Chicago-ColumbiaGP8
Chicago - Columbia GP 8

"Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?"
ColdBlood-SanFranciscoSD200
Cold Blood - San Francisco SD 200

"I Just Want To Make Love To You"
Colosseum-Dunhillds-50062
Colosseum - Dunhill DS-50062

"Walking In the Park"
Colwell-WinfieldBluesBand-VerveFTS-3056
Colwell-Winfield Blues Band - Verve FTS-3056

"Free Will Fantasy"
Dada-AtcoSD33-352
Dada - Atco SD 33-352

"Big Dipper"
DallasCounty-EnterpriseENS-1011
Dallas County - Enterprise ENS-1011

"The Toll"
Ekseption-PhilipsPHS700-002
Ekseption - Philips PHS 700-002

"Vivace"
ElectricFlag-ColumbiaCS9597
Electric Flag - Columbia CS 9597

"Over-Lovin' You"
EvergreenBlues-ABCS-669
Evergreen Blues - ABC S-669

"Eye In the Sky"
FabulousFlippers-VeritasVS2570
Fabulous Flippers - Veritas VS 2570

"For Once In My Life"
Flock-ColumbiaCS9911
Flock - Columbia CS 9911

"Tired of Waiting"
GasMask-TonsilT-4001
Gas Mask - Tonsil T-4001

"Light the Road"
GasolineBand-Hifly9
Gasoline Band - Hifly 9

"The Bitch"
GrahamCentralStation-WBBS2876
Graham Central Station - WB BS 2876

"Your Love"
Honk-20thCenturyT-406
Honk - 20th Century T-406

"Hidin' Out"
IdesOfMarch-WB1863
Ides Of March - WB 1863

"Vehicle"
If-CapitolST539
If - Capitol ST 539

"The Promised Land"
Isis-BuddahBDS5626
Isis - Buddah BDS 5626

"Icy Winds"
JamFactory-EpicBN26521
Jam Factory - Epic BN 26521

"Tight Knit Group"
JoplinJanis-ColumbiaKCS9913
Joplin, Janis - Columbia KCS 9913

"Try"
KoolNtheGang-De-LiteDEP-2023
Kool & the Gang - De-Lite DEP-2023

"Open Sesame"
Lighthouse-Evolution3007
Lighthouse - Evolution 3007

"One Fine Morning"
LittleJohn-EpicBN26531
Little John - Epic BN 26531

"Bombay Calling"
LoadingZone-RCALSP-3959
Loading Zone - RCA LSP-3959

"Don't Lose Control Of Your Soul"



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