- The Delta 72
Infobox musical artist
Name = The Delta 72
Img_capt = 2001 promo shot
Img_size = 220
Background = group_or_band
alternative music punk blues
Touch and Go Records
Hot Snakes, The Night Marchers
Current_members = Mark Boyce
Past_members = Kim Thompson
"The Delta 72" were an American
alternative musicband formed in Washington, DCin the summer of 1994, later relocated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The original line-up consisted of just
Ben Azzaraon drums and Gregg Foremanon guitar, harp and vocals. In short succession, friends Sarah Stolfa on Farfisaorgan and Kim Thompsonof Cupid Car Clubon bass guitar, were added. After the release of their first single 'On the Rocks 7"', a joint production of Dischordand Kill Rock Starsrecords they toured the United States and played regionally around the Northeast.
After Ben Azzara left the group for the
Capitol City Dusters, they were signed to Touch & Go Recordsin 1995. The line-up now consisted of Gregg Foreman on guitar, harp and vocals, Jason Kourkounis(formerly of Mule) on drums, Kim Thompson on bass and vocals, and Sarah Stolfa on Farfisaorgan.
Touch & Go Recordsrelease was in 1996 with the "Triple Crown 7”" and the album "The R&B of Membership". Later releases include several singles and an EP and the full-length CDs "The Soul of a New Machine", and "000".
Thompson left in 1996, and was replaced by
Bruce Reckahn. Stolfa left in 1998 to be replaced by Mark Boyce( Boss Hog). They disbanded in July 2001. Gregg Foreman currently plays in Cat Power's back band, The Dirty Delta Blues Band.
They toured extensively and were primarily known as live band delivering dynamic, high energy sets.
*1994 "Self Published Cassette Tapes Sold on Tour
*1995 "On the Rocks 7" - (Kill Rock Stars/Dischord)
*1996 "Rich Girls.../Cinderella 7" - (Touch & Go)
*1997 "The R&B of Membership" LP/CD - (T&G)
*1997 "The Soul of a New Machine" LP/CD - (T&G)
*1999 "Sorega Doushita" EP - (T&G)
*2000 "000" LP/CD - (T&G)
*2000 "The Doctor Is In 7”" - (T&G)
* [http://www.southern.com/southern/band/DEL72/ Official site]
*MySpace-music|thedelta72|The Delta 72
* [http://www.epitonic.com/index.jsp?refer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.epitonic.com%2Fartists%2Fthedelta72.html Epitonic page]
* [http://www.tgrec.com/bands/band.php?id=75# Touch & Go page]
* [http://www.ink19.com/issues/july2000/inkSpots/delta72.html Gregg Foreman interview]
* [http://monsterisland.alkem.org/delta72/ Delta 72 - The Early Years]
* [http://www.benazzara.com Ben Azzara]
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