1969. Steamhammer. “Reflection”. Blues. London.

1969 Steamham­mer “Reflec­tion”.

Bellaphon/CBS

Steamham­mer (aka Reflec­tion) was the debut album issued in 1969 by the British blues-rock band Steamham­mer. Steamham­mer was cho­sen as leg­endary blues gui­tarist Fred­dy King’s back­ing band when­ev­er he toured Eng­land. The musi­cians in the band were Mar­tin Quit­ten­ton (gui­tar), Kier­an White (vocals, gui­tar, har­mon­i­ca), Mar­tin Pugh (gui­tar), Steve Davy (bass), and Michael Rush­ton (drums). The album includ­ed clas­sic blues num­bers by B.B. King (“You’ll Nev­er Know”) and Eddie Boyd (“Twen­ty-four Hours”), as well as com­po­si­tions by band mem­bers White, Quit­ten­ton, and Pugh. The ses­sion musi­cians Harold McNair (flute) and Pete Sears (piano) also played on the album.