Magnum

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Latin-tinged Southern California funk band Magnum has seen its reputation blossom since the original 1974 release of their LP, “Fully Loaded.” An exuberant band of individually talented musicians working in an expansive and comfortable environment, they give a loose funky overlay to a grounded R&B and Jazz sound that included a variety of instruments, including whistles, that lift the music to an exciting, hypnotic groove.

Based in San Pedro Bay, California, Magnum originally consisted of brothers Michael
Greene (muilti-instrumentalist and youngest in the group) playing piano, organ, percussion and vocals and Harold Greene on bass; with Kevin “Cornbread” Thornton on lead and rhythm guitars and doing the arrangements, Vance Wormley on trombone, organ, piano and percussion and with George Chaney on congas and bongos; Thurron Mallory, playing tenor, alto sax and electrified percussion, joined six months later and brought with him the rest of the Magnum Horn ensemble with Lamont Payne on trumpet as well as percussion.

As the house band for radio station KGFJ-AM’s Soul Search competition as well as the Soul Caravan, a series of weekly performances on a flatbed truck playing in and around urban Southern California. They also drew large crowds practicing in the Greene’s garage. Once they practiced at Thurron's childhood home in Compton, LA that drew such big crowds that the police had to shut the block down to disperse the crowd. The band stuck together performing in Southern California for a couple years after the release of “Fully Loaded,” once the opportunity came to perform with other artists, Magnum disbanded and the members moved on to other projects.

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Albums

LP 6001 Magnum - Fully Loaded album art Magnum Fully Loaded (Album) The Phoenix, The Phoenix LP 6001 US 1974 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

314 Magnum - Funky Junky album art Magnum Funky Junky The Phoenix 314 US 1974 Sell This Version
315 Magnum - Evolution / Your Mind album art Magnum Evolution / Your Mind The Phoenix 315 US 1975 Sell This Version
1415 Magnum - Evolution (Beats Edit) / It's The Music That Makes Us Do It album art Magnum Evolution (Beats Edit) / It's The Music That Makes Us Do It (Single) The Phoenix, Brewerytown Beats 1415 US 2017 Sell This Version