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Stanley Behrens

Stanley Behrens

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Stanley “The Baron” Behrens was born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y. started playing harmonica at the age of five. He played music with a blue eyed soul band back in the mid 60’s. Stanley was drafted into the US Army in May of 1967 and spent two years on active duty playing his harmonica during Vietnam era. Stationed at Fort Bragg North Carolina Stanley played in a blues rock band six nights a week. After 1969 Stanley worked gigs in NY and recorded a track with Alice Cooper on the “Muscle Of Love” album.  Ruth Brown asked Stanley to join her band and then he relocated to Los Angeles 1975. Stanley then met the great Jimmy Smith a jazz organist. Stanley recorded on three Jimmy Smith albums and a solo project called Stanley Behrens “HARMONICA DELUXE” on the jazz label name Dobre Records. He played on many of the Mike Post’s TV soundtracks (ROCKFORD FILES, RENEGADE, QUANTUM LEAP, etc,) also worked with many of the top notch film composers.(Christopher Young, Trever Rabin, Mark Isham, David Newman, etc….) 1987 Stanley joined up with the well known blues man Willie Dixon. Stanley’s harmonica and saxophone is featured on Willie Dixon’s “Ginger Ale Afternoon” album and also has a track on Chess Records “The Original Wang Dang Doodle” album by Willie Dixon. January of 2000 Stanley joined the famous WoodStock band “Canned Heat”. He toured world wide as singer, harmonica, saxophone and flute player.  Most recent movie he is on is “The Rum Diary” staring Johnny Depp. You can also still hear Stanley’s harmonica on all the “MY NAME IS EARL” episodes. Stanley has had a life time of making music with some of the worlds greatest artists and is now adding the band “WAR” to his outstanding list of credits.