Release Info: Steve Miller Band - The Joker - 1973
Steve Miller Band - The Joker - 1973
The Steve Miller Band are an American blues rock band formed in 1966 in San Francisco California. The band is led by Steve Miller on guitar and lead vocals.
Steve Miller and keyboardist Shawn Yoder founded the Goldberg-Miller Blues Band along with bassist Roy Ruby, rhythm guitarist Craymore Stevens, and drummer Lance Haas after moving to Chicago to play the blues. The band was signed to Epic Records after playing many Chicago clubs. Their only release was a 45 rpm single on Epic Records, "The Mother Song."
They appeared on Hullabaloo with the Four Tops and the Supremes, and gigged at a Manhattan club. Steve Miller moved to the burgeoning San Francisco scene and formed the Steve Miller Blues Band. When they signed with Capitol Records in 1967, they shortened their name to the Steve Miller Band. The quartet of guitarists Miller and James Cook, bassist Lonnie Turner and drummer Tim Davis (who replaced the departing Lance Haas on drums) backed Chuck Berry at a gig at the Fillmore West that was released as a live album. Guitarist Boz Scaggs joined the band soon after and the group performed at the Monterey Pop Festival in June. Their debut album Children Of The Future was recorded in England and released in May 1968. The album had no hits and didn't make the Top 100 album chart, but standout tracks are the acoustic tune "Baby's Calling Me Home" and funky blues number "Steppin' Stone". Closing the album is a slow, sleepy groove on the blues standard "Key To The Highway". The Steve Miller Band's second album Sailor appeared in October and climbed the Billboard charts to #24. Highlights include the single 'Livin' In The USA', 'Lucky Man', and Boz Scaggs 'Overdrive' and 'Dime-A-Dance Romance'.
Label: Capitol Records
Catalog#: EA-ST 11235
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Style: Pop Rock
03-Shu Ba Da Du Ma Ma Ma Ma
04-Your Cash Ain't Nothin' But Trash
06-The Lovin' Cup
07-Come On In My Kitchen
09-Something To Believe In
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