Sunday, January 4, 2015


 A Full Moon Consort was a band in the St. Louis area in the 1970s. When their album was released it was reported (on KSHE Radio) to be the best selling album in the St. Louis area. They have been noted to be "one of the area's top bands" in the mid-1970s.Their music reflected the trend of an early
progressive  style. Soft rock with the progressive overtones somewhat leaning to a Steely Dan sound
In my early 20's I used to see these guys at a club in Lebanon., Ill  called Stonehenge  Chuck Sabatino had connections with Micheal McDonald  who played with two local bands (Del Rays and the Guild before becoming a star with the Doobies in LA

A Full Moon Consort performed from about the mid-1970s to approximately 1978. A Full Moon Consort included: Chuck Sabatino (vocals, flute, keyboards), Joe Marshall (guitar), Steve Strayhorn (drums), Joe Truttman (bass) and Dave Timmermann (keyboards, sax, and flute). The band featured members of three earlier bands: Jake Jones, King of Hearts, and The Rockets. Jake Jones was originally from the St. Louis area and released two albums on Kapp Records in the early seventies.

Chuck Sabatino's composition "Elijah" was covered by the Illinois band Head East on their self-titled album "Head East" (1978). Sabatino was a also contributing writer for a number of songs performed by Michael McDonald as well as other artists. He had a stroke while playing for Mike McDonald in Los Angeles in 1994. He died in 1996 in Belleville, Illinois.

The band pioneered live performance in a darkened planetarium with a choreographed light show overhead in 1976 at Abrams Planetarium at Michigan State University. Encore performances were held in 1977 and 1978 at the same venue.

01 The great wall
02 they don't know where they're going
03 walking the streets at night
04 my blue roots
05 love me down
06 i'm tellin youz(it's all been said before)
07 let's dream together
08 ooo la la
09 come on home

1-9 are the original lp tracks
10-13 are bonus tracks recorded later

10 midnight ballet
11 oh you rose
12 shooting star


Ice X said...

Is there a link for this? I went to St. Louis U in the mid 70s where I listened to the sublime KSHE whenever I could and enjoyed so many outstanding shows (Pavlov's Dog opening up for Nektar!!). At any rate, any music from the mid 70s MO-So. IL area would be loved. (Ozark Mtn Daredevils, Head East, Missouri, etc). Keep up the great work!

24HOURDEJAVU said...

So sorry I missed the link. Guess I need to double check my work closer

24HOURDEJAVU said...

I have other St Louis locals if anyone is interested

Ice X said...

Thanks for the link. Any other St. Louis music is definitely appreciated by me!

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