Stanley “The Baron” Behrens was born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y. started playing harmonica at the age of five. Stanley went to high school on Long Island. 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 2 years on active duty playing his harmonica during Vietnam era. Stationed at Fort Bragg NC Stanley played in a blues rock band 6 nights a week.
After 1969 Stanley worked gigs in NY and recorded a track with Alice Cooper on the “Muscle Of Love” album. Stanley met singer Ruth Brown while playing in a jazz club in New York. Ruth Brown asked Stanley to join her band and then relocated to Los Angeles 1975. Stanley then met the great Jimmy Smith the jazz organist. Stanley recorded on 3 Jimmy Smith albums and a solo project called Stanley Behrens “HARMONICA DELUXE” on the jazz label name Dobre Records.
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.
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Stanley Behrens on Radio Venice
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I was stationed at Ft Bragg when Stan was there and remember him playing with the Hot Nuts at a roadside Bar. You see, there was this group from NYC and California. Tex, with the Camaro, Bob with the Healey Sprite, and about ten others. Those were good days. Bruce M. was my best friend-Brooklyn.