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Little Joe and the Ramrods
Norfolk, Nebraska
Grieves, Leland
Hammerlun, Gene
Hupp, Joe - Keyboards
Reeves, Dennis - Drums
Schrad, John
Speidel, Doug - Bass
Sund, Mike - Guitar, Vocals
Young, Larry - Drums
Zobel, Terry - Bass
- Studio City - 45 Single - We Belong Together/Hurtin Inside
- Studio City - 45 Single -
- Studio City - 45 Single - Somebody Touched Me/Oop Poo Pa Doo
- Soma - 45 Single -
- Soma - 45 Single - B.B. Limbo/Yogi Twist
Little Joe and the Ramrods was formed by guitarist and pianist, Joe Hupp. His early groups included Dino Reeves, Doug Speidel, Mike Sund, Leland Grieves, Terry Zobel, Larry Young, John Schrad and Gene Hammerlun. Taking the cue from his early heroes, Hupp took the group to Oklahoma City and recorded B.B. Limbo and Yogi Twist, two excellent rock records that appeared on the Soma label. Little Joe and the Ramrods continued recording, cutting Somebody Touched Me, Oop Poo Pa Doo, and We Belong Together for Studio City Records out of Minneapolis. This success came to a sudden halt, when after a disagreement, Hupp found himself without a band. At the same time, The Strollers were losing their drummer, and after some discussion, both bands decided to join. Within two months, the band had expanded, adding former Stroller, Chuck Asmus on vocals, Nick Hupp on bass, John Schrad on sax, and moving Jerry Benjamin to drums. This seven piece band would some day become The Smoke Ring.