MACHINE - 1973

Back Row : L-R

Willie Trahan - Tenor Sax, Vocals

Steve Morrow - Bass

Bobby Kimbal - Keyboard , Lead Vocals

Steve Dugas - Drums

Front Row : L-R

Jeffrey Fournet - Alto Sax, Vocals

Jack Rather - Lead Vocals

Oran Guidry - Lead Vocals

MACHINe - 1973

MACHINE - Recorded "live" @ The Dome Shadows in Houston, Texas, in 1973. Features Bobby Kimbal on vocals. Recorded by Jeffrey J Fournet.

MACHINE - 1972-1973

MACHINE 1972 From analogue recordings recorded  in the 70's "live" by Jeffrey Fournet

1. You are the Sunshine of My Life - Bobby Kimbal (The Dome Shadows - Houston)  2. Introductions (Evangeline Club - Ville Platte) 3. South California Purples - Allen Wayne Michon (Evangeline Club - Ville Platte)  4. Crusaders Song (Eli's - Austin) 5. Try A Little Tenderness  - Bobby Kimbal (The Dome Shadows - Houston)  6. Truck Driving Man - Steve Broussard (Ivanhoe - Bourbon Street) 7.  Little Girl - Oran Guidry (Analog Studio - Houston)  8. I Love Everything About You - Oran Guidry & Bobby Kimball (Ivanhoe - Bourbon Street) 9. Will It Go Round In Circles - Jack Rather (Ivanhoe - Bourbon Street)   10. You Don't Love Me - Jack Rather (Ivanhoe - Bourbon Street)

MACHINE - 1970's




Machine - "The 70's" Machine® 

In the photo, left: Machine at the Ivanhoe on Bourbon Street, 1973.
Pictured L to R are:
Steve Dugas (Drums), Steve Broussard (Guitar & Vocals), Oran Guidry (Vocals),
Bobby Kimbal (keyboard & Vocals), Jack Rather (Vocals), Steve Morrow (Bass),
Willie Trahan (Tenor Sax & Vocals), Bob Mercer (Trombone), Jeffrey Fournet (Alto Sax & Vocals).

Other members of Machine who were in the band before or after this photo was taken were:
Frank Ball (Guitar & Vocals), Kirk Boudreaux (Organ), Sam Broussard (Guitar), Kirk Dubois (Guitar)
The "Incredible" Julius Farmer (Bass), Sonny Landreth (Guitar), "Allen Wayne" Michon (Vocals)
Ralph Mier (Organ & Vocals), Ray Salazar (Keyboards and Vocals), Danny Zeringue (Drums)

One of the finest horn bands from the South Louisiana area in the early 70's

In those days people rarely danced at Machine's performances. They would come in to watch and "listen"

-  It Was A Phenomenon -

Machine® performed at all of these great clubs, and more:

The Evangeline Club in Ville Platte, LA

The Purple Peacock in Eunice, LA

Singorelli's in St. Martinville, LA

The River Oaks in Lafayette, LA

Kurls in Mansura, LA

The Dynasty in Monroe, LA

The Lake Shore Club in Lake Arthur, LA

The Commonground in Baton Rouge, LA

Uncle Pete's in Lafayette, LA

The Ivanhoe on Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA

The Great American Beer Barrel in Thibodaux, LA

Gabriels in Opelousas, LA

The Texas Pelican Club in Vinton, LA

The Circle Club in Vinton, LA

Dubbs in Athens, GA

The Stockmarket in St. Petersburg, FL

The Stoned Toad in Hattisburg, MS

The Dome Shadows in Houston, TX

Eli's in Austin, TX

Thre Fingered Jacks in Dallas, TX

The Slave Quarters in New Orleans, LA

Uncle Sams in New Orleans, LA