Bacon Fat

Bacon Fat were an American blues-rock band from California that released two albums on Blue Horizon in 1970/71. The band was joined on these sessions by veteran harpist George “Harmonica” Smith (1924–1983), whose career stretched back to mid-’50s recordings by Otis Spann and Chuck Berry. In-house harpist Rod “Gingerman” Piazza cut numerous solo albums and performed in a sequence of bands, including his own backing act The Mighty Flyers.

Members: Rod “Gingerman” Piazza (harp, vocals), George “Harmonica” Smith (harp, vocals), Buddy Reed (guitar, vocals), Gregg Schaefer (guitar), J.D. Nicholson (vocals, piano), Jerry Smith (bass), Dick Innes, Jr. (drums)


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