Friday, 7 October 2016

Calliope- Steamed -1968 US

From Seattle, the driving force behind this short-lived outfit was singer/songwriter Danny O'Keefe.
The "Steamed" album includes cover versions of  "Hello,Hello" (Lee Michaels), "California Dreamin" (with a very good psychedelic guitar solo), Jimmy Bell's "Hound Dog" (a traditional number), "Like A Rolling Stone" (Bob Dylan), "Nadine" (Chuck Berry) and four originals, two by Goldsmith and two by O'Keefe.
John Simpson, who was tragically killed in a plane crash in 1973, had previously played with Scott Strong in The Bumps. Paul Goldsmith and Luther Rabb had earlier been in Emergency Exit and Clyde Heaton in The Dimensions. Bassist Luther Rabb later played with Ballin' Jack. Prior to joining Calliope, Scott Strong also acted as their road manager.
Calliope's sole album released in 1968 on Buddah Records (BDS-5023) and is now a very minor collectable. From this album i chose "Hello,Hello" and "California Dreamin". Enjoy!!!


Paul Goldsmith- guitar
Clyde Heaton- organ
Danny O'Keefe- bass,vocals
John Simpson- drums
Luther Rabb- bass
Scott Strong- keyboards

-by dj fanis: here

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