Sound Trek at the Topper Club Set 3





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Published on Oct 21, 2011

Songs include:
Then There Was the Blues (ending)
We Need the Funk
Shakey Ground
Ain't I Been Good to You
Got Myself Together
Listen to the Music
Black Magic Woman
Gimme My Mule
K-G with introductions
the end and goodnight to Ben E King

Sound Trek was a soul band out of Frankfurt, Germany consisting mostly of US Army soldiers in the 1970's. Thomas White on bass, Bart Bloemhard on guitar, Dennis "Grif" Griffin on drums, Jesse "Snake" Andress on flute and alto sax, Dave Edwards on keys, Dexter "Rudi" Peel on sound, percussion and baritone sax, Arnold "Bud" Riker recording engineer, Curt Cobray on horns and vocals. Ricky Lewis wasn't on this recording but was our 2nd drummer on most gigs at this period of time.

At this gig we opened and closed for Ben E King who played our 2nd set. If anyone knows how to reach bass player Thomas White (believed to be residing in Detroit in 2012) please contact me.

Sound Trek also opened for Eddie Floyd, Sam and Dave and Joe Tex in 1976 in Germany. We played primarily US Bases, but some civilian gigs also. Several members were also in the 3d Armored Division Band. Many of us were stationed at Drake Kaserne in Frankfurt. Bart and Grif were from Rhein Mein. Bud worked for AFN Radio in Frankfurt.

Disclaimer: We had just learned a couple of these songs, so some of them sound a little rough as we didn't know them very well yet.

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