Mannheim Steamroller

Mannheim Steamroller

Profile:
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.
Sites:
Members:

Mannheim Steamroller Discography

Albums

AGC-355 Mannheim Steamroller Fresh Aire (Album) American Gramaphone Records AGC-355 US 1975 Sell This Version
AG-359 Mannheim Steamroller Fresh Aire II (Album) American Gramaphone Records AG-359 US 1977 Sell This Version
AG-365 Mannheim Steamroller Fresh Aire III (Album) American Gramaphone Records AG-365 US 1979 Sell This Version
AGC-373 Mannheim Steamroller Fresh Aire Interludes (Album, Comp) American Gramaphone Records AGC-373 US 1981 Sell This Version
AGC 370 Mannheim Steamroller Fresh Aire 4 (Album) American Gramaphone Records AGC 370 US 1981 Sell This Version
AG 5005-2 Mannheim Steamroller With London Symphony* & Cambridge Singers* Mannheim Steamroller With London Symphony* & Cambridge Singers* - Fresh Aire V (Album) American Gramaphone Records, American Gramaphone Records AG 5005-2 US 1983 Sell This Version
AG 385 Mannheim Steamroller Fresh Aire V(LP, Album) American Gramaphone Records AG 385 US 1983 Sell This Version
AG-385 Mannheim Steamroller Fresh Aire V(LP, Album) American Gramaphone Records AG-385 US 1983 Sell This Version
AGCD 1984 Mannheim Steamroller Christmas (Album) American Gramaphone Records AGCD 1984 US 1984 Sell This Version
AG-2086 Mannheim Steamroller Saving The Wildlife (Album) American Gramaphone Records AG-2086 US 1986 Sell This Version
AGCD-386 Mannheim Steamroller Fresh Aire VI (Album) American Gramaphone Records AGCD-386 US 1986 Sell This Version
AGCD 800 Mason Williams & Mannheim Steamroller Mason Williams & Mannheim Steamroller - Classical Gas (Album) American Gramaphone Records AGCD 800 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
AGCD 1988 Mannheim Steamroller A Fresh Aire Christmas (Album) American Gramaphone Records AGCD 1988 US 1988 Sell This Version
AGCD8488 Mannheim Steamroller, Chip Davis Mannheim Steamroller, Chip Davis - Mannheim Steamroller Christmas / A Fresh Aire Christmas(CD, Smplr) American Gramaphone Records AGCD8488 US 1988 Sell This Version
AGC 777 Mannheim Steamroller Fresh Aire 7 (Album) American Gramaphone Records AGC 777 US 1990 Sell This Version
AGCD D1 Mannheim Steamroller Demonstration(CD, Album, Smplr) American Gramaphone Records AGCD D1 USA & Canada 1992 Sell This Version
AGCDD1-G Mannheim Steamroller The Demo(CD) American Gramaphone Records AGCDD1-G US 1992 Sell This Version
AGCD3094 Mannheim Steamroller / Chip Davis Mannheim Steamroller / Chip Davis - To Russia With Love(CD, Album) American Gramaphone Records AGCD3094 US 1994 Sell This Version
AG-1995-4 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 1997-2 Mannheim Steamroller By Chip Davis Mannheim Steamroller By Chip Davis - Christmas Live(CD, Album) American Gramaphone Records AG 1997-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
AG120-2 Mannheim Steamroller My Little Christmas Tree(CD) American Gramaphone Records AG120-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
AG 1998-2 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
61093-9 Mannheim Steamroller Mannheim Steamroller Meets The Mouse (Album) Walt Disney Records 61093-9 US 1998 Sell This Version
AG 888-2 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) American Gramaphone Records AG1225-2 US 2001 Sell This Version

Reviews

Add Review

July 25, 2007
edited over 8 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.

Videos (11) Edit