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Blues, Incorporated

Athens 1967-9

This Blues Incorporated band was based at Ohio University. Unlike most campus bands that were definitely psychedelic influenced, the Blues Inc were a horn band in the style of the Buckinghams. 

The band included Steve Smith, leader and lead guitarist, Steve Reis (bass), John Evans (organ), Bill Hysel (drums), Dan Williams (trombone), Rick McGraw (trumpet) and Dave McCauskey (lead vocal). The band played a lot of campus parties.

Late in 1967 they recorded a 45 on campus for the Discotech label. Gary Rhamy had graduated from Ohio U so he was not involved in this 45, the fourth and last on the label. The songs are the standard "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" and the original ballad "Not Yet"

In 1969 Terry Efaw joined on lead guitar. After playing in a couple other bands, Terry and Steve Reis started McGuffey Lane in 1972.

Not Yet / Lawdy Miss Claudy - Discotech 1007