Thursday, April 3, 2008


The Bleus were formed in Gadsden, Alabama in 1965. The members during this time were Tony Lumpkin, Larry Sivley, Paul Smith, Terry Moore, Cliff Blackwood and Dana Loconto. Their first major break came when they won a Battle of the Bands contest, beating out an up and coming band called Hourglass, which would soon become the Allman Brothers band.
Their second release, I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself, was released on the Amy record label and was the first of two releases for the label. Wonder Where The Mellow Went is the flip side of this release. A couple of releases later, they found themselves signed to the Diamond record label for one single, before the label was purchased by the Certron corporation, where they appeared on one more release, credited to the Electric Hand Band.
The band broke up in 1971 but reformed 30 years later with band members Lumpkin, Sivley, Smith, Moore, Loconto, and Bobby Sproul (who replaced Cliff Blackwood in 1968). The band has since split up again and the band members I have tried to contact never responded to my messages. Fortunately some bands have a lot of information available on the internet, such as with this band, and others, like my first blog posting, will have none whatsoever. I will, however, post whatever I can find about any given band, but will welcome additions or corrections, especially if they come from the original artists themselves. Sit back and enjoy this great slice of pop music from 1968, Wonder Where The Mellow Went.

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