Sons Of Champlin

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": rock soul funk jam psychedelic usa san francisco sixties bay area male vocalists under 2000 listeners champlin Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

Bill Champlin (21 May 1947; vocals, trumpet) and Tim Caine (saxophone) formed this enigmatic white soul aggregation in 1965. They were initially joined by Terry Haggerty (lead guitar), Al Strong (bass) and Jim Myers (drums), but when a horn player, Geoff Palmer, was added, Champlin switched to guitar. Draft victim Myers was then replaced by Bill Bowen. Originally dubbed the Masterbeats, then the Sons Of Father Champlin, the band adopted their more familiar name in 1966. A confident debut single, ‘Sing Me A Rainbow’, preceded their transformation from besuited aspirants to chemical proselytizers. Now established on the San Francisco scene, a sprawling double album, Loosen Up Naturally, encapsulated their unique blend of love, peace, happiness and funk. A second album, named after the band’s now truncated title, the Sons, refined a similar mixture before they embarked on one of their periodic implosions, during which time various members joined, and...

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