Ram Jam is the debut studio album by American rock band Ram Jam in 1977. The first track on the album, the single "Black Betty", is Ram Jam's best known song. It went to on the UK singles chart in September 1977. The album reached on the Billboard Pop Albums chart in the United States. The band was re-christened "American Ram Jam" for the UK market to avoid confusion with a UK band with the same name.
Ram Jam were an American rock band popular in the 70s, best known for their 1977 Top 20 hit "Black Betty" (a cover of an old Leadbelly tune) that has been remixed and re-released many times. The band members were Bill Bartlett (guitar), Pete Charles (drums), Myke Scavone (lead singer), and Howie Arthur Blauvett (bass). Jimmy Santoro, who toured with the band in support of their debut album, joined on guitar for the follow-up album.
Album Name Ram Jam. Type Album.
where has Ram Jam been all my life! I think this album is great! The lead guitarist is awesome, my kind of riffs. Old band, I was only familiar with Black Betty. There was a song on the original album I got years ago and there is a song missing called don't turn me away.
Their debut album Ram Jam was also released in 1977. Despite some controversy due to the lyrics of the song, it went to on the UK singles chart in September 1977 and reached the top 10 in charts around the globe. Other highlights of the album are "Keep Your Hands on the Wheel", a stomping, driving-themed rocker in the vein of Bachman-Turner Overdrive, and "Overloaded", a swinging rocker built on a taut bassline and a catchy, cowbell-driven chorus. The album also features.
|A3||Right On The Money (Part 1)|
|B1||Right On The Money (Conclusion)|
|B3||Let It All Out|
|C1||Keep Your Hands On The Wheel|
|C2||All For The Love Of Rock N' Roll|
|D1||Right On The Money|
|D2||Hey Boogie Woman|
|D3||Too Bad On Your Birthday|
NotesDue to tape cartridge programming requirements, 1 selection has been repeated.
|PE 34885||Ram Jam||Ram Jam (LP, Album)||Epic||PE 34885||US||1977|
|EPC 82215||Ram Jam||Ram Jam (LP, Album)||Epic||EPC 82215||Spain||1978|
|COL-5812, A-26962||Ram Jam||Golden Classics (CD, RE)||Collectables, Sony Music Special Products||COL-5812, A-26962||US||1996|
|MOVLP805||Ram Jam||Ram Jam (LP, Album)||Music On Vinyl||MOVLP805||Europe||2018|
|EPC 82215 1, 82215||Ram Jam||Ram Jam (LP, Album, Ltd, RE)||Epic, Epic||EPC 82215 1, 82215||Europe||Unknown|