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Sea Level
United States

Years: 1976 - 1980
Styles: Blues Rock, Jazz Rock, Progressive Rock, Southern Rock

Founder

Jai Johanny Johanson - Drums, Percussion (in band: 1976 - 1978)
Chuck Leavell - Keyboards, Moog synthesizer, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Vocals (in band: 1976 - 1980)
Jimmy Nalls - Guitar, Vocals (in band: 1976 - 1980)
Lamar Williams - Bass Guitar, Vocals (in band: 1976 - 1980)

Members

George Weaver - Drums (in band: 1977 - 1978)
Davis Causey - Guitar (in band: 1977 - 1980)
Randall Bramblett - Keyboards, Percussion, Saxophone, Vocals (in band: 1977 - 1980)
Joe English - Drums, Percussion (in band: 1978 - 1980)
Matt Greeley - Percussion, Vocals (in band: 1980)

Biography

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     Sea Level is the name of a group that mixed jazz, blues and rock that existed between 1976 and 1980.

     Formed with the initial destruction of The Allman Brothers Band, the group that evolved into Sea Level was the trio We Three. Featuring Lamar Williams, Jaimoe  and Chuck Leavell, all then-members of the Allman Brothers, the trio would occasionally open shows for the group in 1975 and 1976. With the Allmans’ first disbanding in 1976, the trio added guitarist Jimmy Nalls and named the band based on a phoenetic pun of their leader’s name (C. Leavell). They toured relentlessly, eventually signing with Capricorn Records (home of the Allman Brothers) and recording their debut album.

     After the release of their first album, the group expanded to a septet with the additions of Davis Causey, George Weaver and Randall Bramblett. That configuration recorded the group's second album, "Cats on the Coast", in 1978 (which produced a moderate "hit" with "That's Your Secret"). By the time of the third album, "On the Edge", Jaimoe and Weaver had both left, replaced by Joe English.

     The sextet of Bramblett, Causey, English, Leavell, Nalls and Williams recorded the fourth album, "Long Walk on a Short Pier" (1979), unreleased in the United States for nearly twenty years, adding percussionist Matt Greeley for their fifth and final album, "Ball Room", issued on Arista in 1980.


Albums

Sea Level (1977)
Cats on the Coast (1977)
On The Edge (1978)
Long Walk on a Short Pier (1979)
Ball Room (1980)

Singles & EPs

It Hurts To Want It So Bad (1977)
Shake A Leg (1977)
That's Your Secret / Storm Warning (1977)
Sneakers (Fifty-Four) (1979)
School Teacher (Sep, 1980)
Make You Feel Love Again (Sep, 1982)

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