Bobby Poe said...
Spic and Span WERE an early version of The Chartbusters and featured Vernon Sandusky and Johnny Dubas of that band.
WOW!!! How cool is it when a living legend actually chimes in and provides valuable info??? Thank you Bobby. It’s wonderful to hear from you and I'm honored to have you visit my blog.
Brian Marshall said...
Why didn't you put up the B-side of the Dantes' 45 "80-96?" It's a kiiller instrumental with a great rave-up!
Brian, I’ll include 80-96 on an upcoming “instrumental” post. Yes, it’s definitely one of the best!!!
Thomas H said...
Re: John Eric and the Isosceles Popsicles. The singer, John Haas, is more famous (in our small world) for being the vocalist on the absolutely stunning "Baby get lost" by the Barracudas, before being nabbed by Jimmy and the Offbeats and renaming themselves John Eric and the Isosceles Popsicles, cutting a cool disc on USA, a rip of I'm alright called I'm not nice. Well worth tracking down, and quite cheap as well! While his voice got sped up on the Barracudas track by accident(?) it's still quite recognizable on the
and Verve 45s. USA
How cool is this info????
The "Other Five" is
for sure. Check them out at: Indiana
Other Five http://indiana-bands-60s.blogspot.com/2008/10/other-five-1966.html
Wayward Five: is this the same band out of MI that cut Can't Get Enough Of Your Lovin' on Lee-Records?
I can’t say for sure. There's no info available on that label, so it's anyone's guess.
Excellent stuff - thanks!
Both Chosen Fews (the Co-Op and CanUsa ones) are featured on a '60s comp called "
's Greatest Hits", so yeah, it
looks like they're the same combo. Connecticut
Hey Danny, I found the Other Half
45 at a record store this summer.
They were from
, Oneonta Hartwick College . This site New York
has the info:
Thank you my good friend! See you at the next record show!!! (if not sooner)
Tom Diehl said...
Hotrodmike.... CL is NOT Curtis Lee....
The British Walkers, who reunited last year for the first time in some 30 years, are definitely not The Chartbusters.
mister mark said...
dan, you kill me! this is fast becoming my favourite blog. i'm sooo jealous of your 45s i could die..
Please don’t do anything you might regret. I know people that have at least 10 times the stuff I have so I know how you feel……
I'm more into garage sounds than soul, but I couldn't help trying to track down some info on The Emotional Upsets, and here's what I found: "Maintain Your Cool" was written by Ross Matico (a.k.a. Bud Ross) & Daniel Inncollingo. Matico (a.k.a. Ross) also produced. Both of those guys were co-writers of a song called "Boogaloo (Soul) Party", together with a
soul outfit called The Brothers
Two, who recorded and released the song on Crimson 1011 in 1967. The
funky16corners blog featured that track about a year ago, and you can download
it here. Philadelphia
As for the Emotional Upsets, they could've been a "real" band recording a song by the producer and his buddy (a distinct possibility), but if not, then I'd guess that the single was studio one-off. Jamie 1356 came out sometime in mid-'68, definitely after that Brothers Two 45 on Crimson.
Re. Teo Macero: I had a similar reaction when I noticed his production credit on The What Four's "I'm Gonna Destroy That Boy"! That group included the young Jackie-O lookalike wife of A&P grocery heir Huntington Hartford (on bass, no less!). I remember thinking "Jeez--maybe money DOES buy happiness!" Then again, maybe 'ol Teo just came in at 9 every morning and looked at his schedule. One day it's Miles Davis, the next day it's The Tropics or The What Four!
were from the Independence area of central Syracuse state and relocated to NYC after
they landed their big record deal with Mr. G. in '67 New York
"Morning Glory Man" is a band original written by member Steve Durr, who is still active. One Bruce Tetley was also a member of the group.
Here's a link to Durr's recent doings:
another package of great, uncomped gems..... my favourits are The London Cimes (quite sure it's not a German outfit but most probably from the UK), never heard the You-Know-Who-Group's This Day Love before, same goes for the GREAT Lyndells (of KAPO fame) and both Talon Brothers tracks.. Lost Tribe are from MD, btw.... as always, hughe thanks for precious moments
Hi Dan, I was excited to see that you have one of my records that we made in 1965, "The Bounce"/"I Need Your Love" by The Bouncin' Beats. I noticed that you said you tried to find info on our band but couldn't. We were located in
, Tn. and played mostly from there
quite a radius and south to Kingsport and Atlanta . I would be glad to share info
about our group if you'd like. I am presently getting ready to release quite a
few songs in near future. One is a record that the Bouncin' Beats cut in
Atlanta just prior to our guitar player having to leave the band which
unfortunately voided our contract with Columbia Records ie Epic Label. Florida
This is total coolness!!!! If you’re reading this Dwight, I haven’t forgotten you. I’ll be back in touch very soon….
For all the great tunes - I especially liked I Need You by the Geers. And it made me very curious about the flipside: Please Don't Break My Heart. Is it as moody as the title suggests?
Nice holidays and enjoy them with your family.
I’d like to hear that one too! Unfortunately, my copy has the same tunes on both sides….
I really appreciate all your work with these. Nicely done.
Thought you'd be interested that Doug Phillips was previously with The Dartells out of
Southern California (bass/vox). One of his singles
(although not "Here I Am" I don't think) was picked up by Atco around
'69. He was later in the hippie/folk/rock group Cottonwood, which cut an album for ABC Records
Hey man, thanks for the comp.! Here's the Smack on
, from Longview Wa., about 30 miles
north of Garland : Portland
Rex DeLong, who co-wrote both sides of The Interns 45 and was therefore probably in the group, was previously in
stalwarts The Rumblers and The Fig
Leaf Five L.A.
One more try. The Plebeian Rebellion I believe was a late 60's group from
. Had a horn section and the song
was played on Dick Clark and was rated by a male and a female dancer. New Orleans