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The Morells
OriginSpringfield, Missouri, United States
Years active1982–2002
LabelsHightone Records, Almeron Records
MembersLou Whitney
D. Clinton Thompson
Dudley Brown
Ron Gremp
Past membersJoe Terry

The Morells are an American rock band from Springfield, Missouri.[1] They released an album titled Shake and Push in 1982.[2] The band's members have included bassist and producer Lou Whitney, guitarist D. Clinton Thompson, keyboardists Kelly Brown, Maralie (Whitney), Dudley Brown, and Joe Terry, and drummer Ron Gremp.[1]

As a producer and hired talent, they have worked with Dave Alvin, Jonathan Richman, Syd Straw, Robbie Fulks, The Bottle Rockets, Wilco, Carolyne Mas, The Del-Lords and Eric Ambel.


The band traces its roots to The Symptoms, a bar band in Springfield in 1973.[2] The Symptoms evolved into The Skeletons, which then developed into The Morells (and back and forth since).[1] In various forms they have also performed under the names The Park Central Squares and Several live albums have been released on Almeron Records since 2004.



  1. ^ a b c "Biography by John Bush". AllMusic. Retrieved December 23, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Colin Larkin, ed. (1992). The Guinness Who’s Who of Indie and New Wave Music (First ed.). Guinness Publishing. p. 189. ISBN 0-85112-579-4.
  3. ^ "The Morells | Album Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 20 June 2021.