1969 Keem-O-Sabe – The Electric Indian

Len Barry first came to prominence as the lead singer for the Dovells. He sang lead on the million-selling single Bristol Stomp in 1961 and four other top forty singles the next two years. 

Len went on to a solo career after leaving the Dovells in 1963. After a year of struggling to find a hit record, he co-wrote and recorded 1-2-3 and the single reached #2 on the Hot 100.

ILen organized a group of studio musicians that included Daryll Hall (who later formed Hall and Oates) and several musicans who later were in the band MFSB (which had the 1974 hit song T.S.O.P. aka The Sound Of Philadelphia).

Len was inspired to produce an album dedicated to Native Americans and called the group Electric Indian. The first single from the album was Keem-O-Sabe. The instrumental was named after a word used by Tonto on The Lone Ranger. The single peaked at #16 on the Hot 100 in 1969.

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