The New Breed Blues Band was formed
in 1967 by Greg Goodman, then
a Norfolk High School senior.
Original members included
Greg's brother Scott, Buzz
Mumm, Doug Mantey, Herb Glaser, and Dave
Filsinger. With their 'Memphis'
horn section, the group dedicated
themselves to rock music and
rhythm and blues.
As their bookings grew, membership
in the band changed.
The singer's spot was filled
when Goodman met Max Gronenthal
working at Behmer's Music
in Norfolk. Mumm, Mantey, and Scott Goodman
later left the band and were
replaced by Steve Smith on guitar, Doug
Speidel on bass, and Jim Waugh
on drums. Later additions and
changes were Steve Klintberg
and Bill Behmer on sax, Dan Lynn on
trumpet and Lyman Burgess
on bass. In late 1968, the group
recorded two soul classics,
"Function at the Junction" and
"Going Back to Miami." In
1969, The New Breed won
the "Battle of the Bands"
at the Sioux City Auditorium. Soon after,
Greg Goodman accepted an offer
to join The Smoke Ring.
The New Breed continued into
1970, when Gronenthal left to join the