Karma (American band)

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Karma
Also known asLos Angeles, California, U.S.
GenresRhythm and blues, Jazz Fusion
Occupation(s)group
Instrument(s)vocals, drums, keyboards, trumpet, saxophone
Years active1974-1977
LabelsHorizon, A&M
Past membersMichael Greene
Curtis Robertson, Jr.
Reggie Andrews
George Bohanon
Oscar Brashear
Ernie Watts
Josef "Joe" Blocker
Vander "Stars" Lockett

Karma was an American soul/funk/jazz band, which recorded two albums for the A&M Records imprint Horizon Records in the 1970s.[1] Its members included Ernie Watts, trombonist George Bohanon, trumpeter Oscar Brashear, keyboardist Reggie Andrews, bassist Curtis Robertson Jr and drummer Joe Blocker.

After recording two albums, the group disbanded in 1978. Group members Reggie Andrews and George Bohanon became record producers - the former becoming successful in overseeing albums by Patrice Rushen and The Dazz Band. Ernie Watts would later tour with The Rolling Stones, while Vander "Stars" Lockett would appear on Donald Fagen's 1982 solo debut, The Nightfly.

Reggie Andrews died at the age of 74 on June 23, 2022.[2]

Discography[edit]

  • Celebration (Horizon/A&M, 1976)[3]
  • For Everybody (Horizon/A&M, 1977)[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AllMusic | Record Reviews, Streaming Songs, Genres & Bands". AllMusic. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Gail. "Reggie Andrews, Songwriter and Beloved Music Educator, Dies at 74". billboard.com. Billboard Media, LLC. Retrieved 2022-07-11.
  3. ^ Karma - Celebration (LP liner notes). Horizon/A&M Records. SP-713
  4. ^ Karma - For Everybody (LP liner notes). Horizon/A&M Records. SP-723

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