Mannheim Steamroller

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Mannheim Steamroller is a New Age band co-founded by Chip Davis and Jackson Berkey. The band was named after an 18th-Century musical technique, now known as crescendo.
Mannheim Steamroller albums feature instruments from harpsichord to synthesizer, with a lot of strings. Chip Davis composes, arranges and plays drums with the band, while Jackson Berkey and his wife Almeda Berkey do most of the keyboard work. Other permanent band members include Ron Cooley (Guitar), Eric Hansen (Bass), Steven Shipps and Arnold Roth (Strings), Roxanne Layton (percussion and woodwinds), and Chuck Pennington (Conductor). Mannheim Steamroller frequently collaborated with The London Symphony Orchestra, and The Cambridge Singers.
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AG-355 Mannheim Steamroller - Fresh Aire album art Mannheim Steamroller Fresh Aire (Album) American Gramaphone Records AG-355 US 1975 Sell This Version
AG 359 Mannheim Steamroller - Fresh Aire II album art Mannheim Steamroller Fresh Aire II (Album) American Gramaphone Records AG 359 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
AG-365 Mannheim Steamroller - Fresh Aire III album art Mannheim Steamroller Fresh Aire III (Album) American Gramaphone Records AG-365 US 1979 Sell This Version
AGC 370 Mannheim Steamroller - Fresh Aire 4 album art Mannheim Steamroller Fresh Aire 4 (Album) American Gramaphone Records AGC 370 US 1981 Sell This Version
AG-373 Mannheim Steamroller - Fresh Aire Interludes album art Mannheim Steamroller Fresh Aire Interludes (Album, Comp) American Gramaphone Records AG-373 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
AGC-385 Mannheim Steamroller - Fresh Aire V album art Mannheim Steamroller, London Symphony* Mannheim Steamroller, London Symphony* - Fresh Aire V (Album) American Gramaphone Records, American Gramaphone Records AGC-385 US 1983 Sell This Version
AGCD-1984 Mannheim Steamroller - Christmas album art Mannheim Steamroller Christmas (Album) American Gramaphone Records, American Gramaphone Records, American Gramaphone Records AGCD-1984 US 1984 Sell This Version
AG-2086 Mannheim Steamroller - Saving The Wildlife album art Mannheim Steamroller Saving The Wildlife (Album) American Gramaphone Records AG-2086 US 1986 Sell This Version
AGCD-386 Mannheim Steamroller - Fresh Aire VI album art Mannheim Steamroller, London Symphony*, Cambridge Singers* Mannheim Steamroller, London Symphony*, Cambridge Singers* - Fresh Aire VI (Album) American Gramaphone Records AGCD-386 US 1986 Sell This Version
AGC 800 Mannheim Steamroller - Classical Gas album art Mason Williams & Mannheim Steamroller Mason Williams & Mannheim Steamroller - Classical Gas (Album) American Gramaphone Records AGC 800 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
AG 1988-2 Mannheim Steamroller - A Fresh Aire Christmas album art Mannheim Steamroller A Fresh Aire Christmas (Album) American Gramaphone Records AG 1988-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
AGC 777 Mannheim Steamroller - Fresh Aire 7 album art Mannheim Steamroller Fresh Aire 7 (Album) American Gramaphone Records AGC 777 US 1990 Sell This Version
AGCD D1 Mannheim Steamroller - Demonstration album art Mannheim Steamroller Demonstration (Album) American Gramaphone Records AGCD D1 USA & Canada 1992 Sell This Version
AGC3094 Mannheim Steamroller - To Russia With Love album art Mannheim Steamroller / Chip Davis Mannheim Steamroller / Chip Davis - To Russia With Love (Album) American Gramaphone Records AGC3094 US 1994 Sell This Version
AG-1995-4 Mannheim Steamroller - Christmas In The Aire album art Mannheim Steamroller By Chip Davis Mannheim Steamroller By Chip Davis - Christmas In The Aire (Album) American Gramaphone Records AG-1995-4 US 1995 Sell This Version
AG 196-2 Mannheim Steamroller - Huskers Musik album art Mannheim Steamroller Huskers Musik(CD, Album, Promo) American Gramaphone AG 196-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
AG 1997-2 Mannheim Steamroller - Christmas Live album art Mannheim Steamroller By Chip Davis Mannheim Steamroller By Chip Davis - Christmas Live (Album) American Gramaphone Records AG 1997-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
AG 1998-2 Mannheim Steamroller - The Christmas Angel - A Family Story album art Mannheim Steamroller As Told By Olivia Newton-John And Chip Davis Mannheim Steamroller As Told By Olivia Newton-John And Chip Davis - The Christmas Angel - A Family Story (Album) American Gramaphone Records AG 1998-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
60641.7 Mannheim Steamroller - Mannheim Steamroller Meets The Mouse album art Mannheim Steamroller Mannheim Steamroller Meets The Mouse (Album) Walt Disney Records 60641.7 Asia 1998 Sell This Version
AG 888-2 Mannheim Steamroller - Fresh Aire 8 album art Mannheim Steamroller By Chip Davis, London Symphony* Mannheim Steamroller By Chip Davis, London Symphony* - Fresh Aire 8 (Album) American Gramaphone Records AG 888-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
AG1225-2 Mannheim Steamroller - Christmas Extraordinaire album art Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Extraordinaire (Album) American Gramaphone Records AG1225-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
AG 201-2 Mannheim Steamroller - Ambience: Bird Song album art Mannheim Steamroller Ambience: Bird Song(CD, Album) American Gramaphone AG 201-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
AG214-2 Mannheim Steamroller - Romantic Melodies album art Mannheim Steamroller Romantic Melodies(CD, Album, HDC) American Gramaphone Records AG214-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
AG1776-2 Mannheim Steamroller - American Spirit album art Mannheim Steamroller / C.W. McCall Mannheim Steamroller / C.W. McCall - American Spirit(HDCD, Album) American Gramaphone Records AG1776-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
AG1031-2 Mannheim Steamroller - Halloween album art Mannheim Steamroller Halloween(2xHDCD, Album) American Gramaphone Records AG1031-2 US 2003 Sell This Version

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April 20, 2018
Friend saw them and they where playing to backing tapes.....can you say sad! I mean really!

July 25, 2007
edited over 14 years ago
Once upon a time Mannheim Steamroller made records aimed at hi-fi nerds, and their music was fun and interesting to listen to.

Then their "Christmas" album sold millions of copies.

Now Mannheim Steamroller makes records aimed at PBS pledge-week viewers, and their music is boring and formulaic.

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