Mama's Pride

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Mama's Pride
Mama's Pride, 2006
Background information
Origin St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Genres Rock/Soul
Years active 1972–1982, 1992–present
Labels Atco, Atlantic
Members Pat Liston
Danny Liston
Kevin Saunders
Dickie Steltenpohl
Paul Willett
Max Baker
Past members Mike Gordon
Gary Bourgeois
Joe Turek
Frank Gagliano
Jeff Schmidt
Jim Vogts
Tom Denman

Mama's Pride is an American rock band that formed in St.Louis, Missouri in 1972.

After forming in 1972 the band quickly grew a strong following. They signed to Atco Records in 1974, a division of Atlantic Records at that time, now a division of Warner Brothers. They released the self-titled album Mama's Pride in 1975, which was produced by Grammy Award winning producer Arif Mardin.[1] The band's second album Uptown & Lowdown was released in 1977.[2] The band toured with acts such as: Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers, The Charlie Daniels Band, The Outlaws, Todd Rundgren, Alice Cooper, Reo Speedwagon, and Heart.

Ronnie Van Zandt of Lynyrd Skynyrd had expressed interest in producing the band's third album, shortly before his death in 1977. The band spent the majority of 1978 on tour with Greg Allman as his backing band for his 1978 solo tour. The group disbanded in 1982.

They reunited ten years later in 1992 and released Guard Your Heart, which was produced by Jim Gaines.

The band has been doing yearly reunion shows to sold out crowds at The Pageant Theater in their hometown of St. Louis, Missouri since 2003. In 2006, the band released a double live album entitled Alive and Well.

On December 1, 2012 the band celebrated their 40th anniversary with a sold out show at The Pageant in St.Louis,MO. That same week the band was inducted into the K-SHE Real Rock Hall of Fame. Their song "Blue Mist" was voted as the #1 requested song on the radio station K-SHE95.

On May 18, 2013 Mama's Pride joined Ted Nugent, Styx, and REO Speedwagon for a show at Verizon Wireless in St.Louis,MO.

On November 13, 2015 members of Mama's Pride played the opening of the KSHE Birthday Bash at a sold out Peabody Opera House in St. Louis and opened for REO Speedwagon. Original member Danny Liston (vocals, guitar) and longtime member Richard 'Dickie' Steltenpohl (bass, vocals) were accompanied by James Comparato (guitar, slide guitar, vocals), Steve Pecaro (guitar), Harold Draper (keyboards) and James Jackson (drums). They were also joined on stage by original REO Speedwagon member and early Pavlov's Dog member Steve Scorfina.


Year Title Type Label
1975 Mama's Pride full-length CD Atco/Atlantic Records
1976 Uptown & Lowdown full-length CD Atco/Atlantic Records
1992 Guard Your Heart full-length CD Independent
2006 Alive and Well (live album) double CD Independent


  1. ^ "allmusic ( Mama's Pride - Credits )". Retrieved 2010-01-18. 
  2. ^ "allmusic ( Uptown..Lowdown - Overview )". Retrieved 2010-01-18. 

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