Ram Jam

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Biography

Formed in the mid-70s, Ram Jam was an east coast US group best known for its one Top 20 single, ‘Black Betty’, in 1977. That song was the focus of a boycott by several groups who considered it offensive to black women, even though it had originally been written by Huddie ‘ Lead Belly’ Ledbetter, the legendary black folk and blues singer. The group consisted of guitarist Bill Bartlett (1949), bass player Howie Blauvelt (formerly a member of Billy Joel’s early group the... Read more

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classic rock
rock
hard rock
70s
southern rock
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