Biography
SS Fools was a direct offshoot of Three Dog Night, so it's not surprising that their sound resembled the latter group -- though it could be argued that the SS Fools made the transition to a funkier brand of '70s soul more easily than Three Dog Night ever did. The group's origins (and name) go back to the Three Dog Night album Seven Separate Fools, the lineup for which, in addition to longtime drummer Floyd Sneed, also included Joe Schermie on bass and Michael Allsup on guitar. By late 1975 the group was starting to splinter and Sneed, Schermie, and Allsup teamed up late that year with veteran Three Dog Night producer Richard Podolor and brought in Bobby Kimball as lead singer and keyboard player. The lineup of SS Fools was filled out with Stan Seymore on guitar and Wayne Devillier as a second keyboard player, and the group was signed to Columbia Records. They cut a self-titled LP that resembled the work of their former band, although with a more soulful and funkier sound, but didn't last long enough to build up much more than a cult following, and by the end of the '70s the SS Fools were history. Bobby Kimball was still making records into the 21st century. Sneed continued to record with other artists, and Schermie passed away in 2002. ~ Bruce Eder, Rovi



 
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