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Coal Kitchen






RIP Carla Peyton /Vocals

Paulie Carmon /Vocals

Rob Newhouse /Guitars

Andre Mossetti /Bass

Bobby Carlin /Drums

Rocky Mantia /Keys

Kevin Cox /Sax, Flute, Percussion, Vocals

Bob Pina

Richard Mitz /Percussion, Vocals

Randy Bradle /Drums




Listen to Coal Kitchen:

Got Your Love for Good

From their LP "Thirsty or Not, Choose Your Flavor"



I used to catch them in the 70's whenever they played at Fifth House over by St Louis U. My favorite was their rendition of the Pointer Sisters' Chick on the Side. Ah, the good old days. Thanks for this site!!

Debra (Narancich) Patterson 







Coal Kitchen played in 1977 at Carbondale Community High School's prom in SIU-C's student center. 

They were a great group.


Bill Kent




A quick note from a fan...Tom McKay:

Hello, don't have any photo or recordings, but I remember seeing them at Merlins, a bar in Carbondale, IL. (SIU)

It was the early 70's.  Two songs that really stick out that they used to jam, especially the percussion," Respect Yourself", and "I'll Take You There".

They were one of the best bands to play at Merlins.

Just want to add my thoughts







...and here's Kevin today, still blowin'!





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