Ram Jam were an American rock band active in the 1970s. They are known primarily for scoring a hit with a cover of "Black
Betty" in 1977. The band members were Bill Bartlett (guitar), Howie Arthur Blauvelt (bass), Pete Charles (drums), and Myke
Scavone (vocals). Also, Jimmy Santoro, who toured with the band in support of their debut album, joined on guitar for the
follow-up album. Bartlett was formerly lead guitarist for bubblegum group The Lemon Pipers, while Blauvelt played with Billy Joel
in two bands, The Hassles and El Primo. Maxx Mann, one time singer with Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Kings of Christmas, was
recruited by producers Kasenetz/Katz to front a version of the group in the 1990s.