Bosco Bee Band
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1968 with Sam, Rocky, and Mickey.

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1970.

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1970.

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1970.

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1972 - Sam Reynolds at band practice

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1972 - Sam Reynolds live.

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Ashley Davis live at Poinsett Auditorium around 1973. Photo taken by David Furcron.

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Ashley Davis around 1973.

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Ashley Davis around 1973.

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Kevin Sneary and Sam Reynolds at band practice around 1973.

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Kevin Sneary and Sam Reynolds at band practice around 1973.

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Kevin Sneary around 1973.

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Kevin Sneary around 1973.

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Sam Reynolds around 1973.

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Terry Green around 1973.

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Terry Green around 1973.

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David Williams and Kevin Sneary at Crystal Palace in 1974.

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David Williams at Crystal Palace in 1974.

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David Williams at Crystal Palace in 1974.

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David Williams at Crystal Palace in 1974.

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David Williams at Crystal Palace in 1974.

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David Williams at Crystal Palace in 1974.

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Kevin Sneary at Crystal Palace in 1974.

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Kevin Sneary at Crystal Palace in 1974.

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Kevin Sneary at Crystal Palace in 1974.

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Kevin Sneary at Crystal Palace in 1974.

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Kevin Sneary at Crystal Palace in 1974.

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Mixdown action sheet on a paper bag! (Sundown Sound Studios).

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Sam Reynolds at Crystal Palace in 1974.

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Sam Reynolds at Crystal Palace in 1974.

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Sam Reynolds at Crystal Palace in 1974.

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Terry Green at Crystal Palace in 1974.

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Terry Green at Crystal Palace in 1974.

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1976 Band Promo shot with Terry Green, David Williams, and Sam Reynolds.

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David Williams and Sam Reynolds live performance at Furman University in 1977.

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Furman University live performance in 1977.

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Kevin Sneary live performance at Furman University in 1977.

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Kevin Sneary live performance at Furman University in 1977.

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Sam Reynolds, Kevin Sneary, and Terry Green live performance at Furman University in 1977.

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Sam Reynolds on keyboards live at Furman University in 1977.

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Sam Reynolds on guitar live at Furman University in 1977.

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Terry Green on drums live at Furman University in 1977.

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Band Promo shot around 1978 with Terry Green, Sam Reynolds, Kevin Sneary and David Williams.

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David Williams live at Cleveland Park 1978.

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David Williams live at Cleveland Park 1978.

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Sam Reynolds and David Williams live at Cleveland Park 1978.

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Sam Reynolds live at Cleveland Park 1978.

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Sam Reynolds live at Cleveland Park 1978.

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Sam Reynolds and Bruce Freeman at Sundown Sound Studios 1979.

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Sam Reynolds, Kevin Sneary and David Williams band practice 1979.

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Terry Green around 1979.

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Band Promo shots contact sheet 1980.

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Band Promo shots contact sheet 1980.

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2010 reunion show at the Handlebar in Greenville, SC.

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Sam Reynolds at the 2010 reunion show.

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Sam Reynolds at the 2010 reunion show.

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Sam Reynolds at the 2010 reunion show.

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1972 Greenville News article on the band.

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1973 Greenville News review of Bosco Bee Band live performance at Cleveland Park.

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1977 Furman University concert show poster.

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Show Poster - art by Tom Smith.

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Show Poster - art by Tom Smith.

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Park Street Records promotional poster announcing the vinyl single release.

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Park Street Records promotional poster announcing the vinyl single release.

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Park Street Records promotional poster announcing the vinyl single release.

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Vinyl single release sleeve cover artwork.

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1979 Vinyl single release on Park Street Records "Waiting For You" side 1 track. Recorded at Sundown Sound Studio.

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1980 Vinyl single release on Park Street Records "Don't Ask Me" side 2 track. Recorded at Sundown Sound Studio.

I had a difficult time gathering historical and factual information about this band, there is an air of mystery surrounding them almost to the point that only those who were there and experienced them will know anything about them. My theory is they were so far ahead of the curve musically and so removed from anything commercial in the music industry they became a unique and local experience. This compounded with the eventual decision to no longer perform live and to only concentrate on writing, composing, and recording their music made them a very contained musical event to the Greenville, SC area indeed. In listening to their body of work it is obvious this band was very progressive for both their time and for the location from which they came from. For these reasons alone it is important that they are represented here as a marker for both musical adventure and musical integrity.

 

In the late 60’s and early 70’s Greenville, SC based band Bosco Bee was the band to watch, a prog-rock, classic-rock, improvisational/jazz outfit that was all of those things before the world knew of such things. The guitar and bass heavy songs were melodic with sly timing shifts recalling the likes of Cream, Yes, Pink Floyd and the Moody Blues with a little Jimi Hendrix thrown in for good measure. They also could catch you off-guard with a spacey infusion of southern-rock complete with dual guitar riffs and bluesy lyrics. For Upstate fans, music-history archivists and live-music aficionados, the “Bee’s” were a must-see in their day. Simply put and in the bands own words they were – “A group of guys who would not compromise”.

 

Original members:

Terry Green – Drums

Sam Reynolds - Keyboard

David Williams – Guitar

Kevin Sneary - Bass

 

Past members:

Ashley Davis - Guitar

John Stertz

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