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Smoke

South Haven (1969 c.)

Band Members:

  • Paul Nabb (Guitar, vocals)
  • Bob Shrimplin (Drums, vocals)

They played in Kalamazoo and Saugatuck a lot, and were formerly known as The Mussies. In 1968 they put out a single called “Half Past The End”.

Comments below are from Grand Rapids Rocks website, used with permission:

Last updated on May 17, 2004.
Comments
Isn’t this the band that backed up the Iron Butterfly at Fountain Street Church in Dec 1968?Posted by: Bill Van Ess at June 3, 2004 06:06 PM
I remember these guys – I think I still have a record of theirs… “Half Past the End” I believe it is…
I saw them at the “Yankees” store on Leonard, of all places! They were promoting the record.This seems forever ago…Posted by: Jim Steimle at September 29, 2004 11:29 AM
I saw these guys opening for Rotary Connection at LC Mohr high school in south haven in 1969, bought their record at Overhuels(?) record store in SH. Then in about 2000 found a dozen copies at the goodwill in Kalamazoo, east main street.Posted by: Bill Krohn at May 2, 2005 06:01 PM
Yes, they opened for the Iron Butterfly. My husband Fred and I were their managers for a time and helped them get the record made, an audition with a major label whose name escapes me 42 years later, sent them on tour, and watched them go the way of most young musicians at the time–nowhere. The record had great play for a time in both Michigan and Chicago. I think my son has some copies of the record and the original tapes. Would love to know what happened to them.Posted by: Gail Ostrow (Pielert) at October 31, 2010 04:50 PM

One Response to Smoke

  1. Jordan Nabb says:

    This is Jordan Nabb, Paul’s oldest son. There’s a whole Nabb clan that now lives in Charlotte, NC and I’d love to get in contact with somebody from here to update y’all. Maybe I could even get my hands on some of the music he played from a long time ago, too. my email is jpnabb @ gmail if anybody wants an update.

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