Every week I try to set aside some time to do my blogging, and if you haen't noticed already, I usually post at the end of the weekend. After 25 posts, I've noticed there are some very cool comments from my readers and follwers, and they have provided valuable info on some of these including some links which you must check out. Here are some of the comments with incredibly cool info in them. Thanks to all of you who read and follow. This era of Rock And Roll is by and large sadly overlooked. Has anyone seen the latest inductees to the so called "Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame"? Abba???? This is a new low. I'll put my two cents on this subject in another post. Stay tuned...I get real cranky about that topic. The people who lisen to and collect this type of stuff should consider themselves curators of a lost, but significant era of Rock And Roll that was unadulterated by corporate excess, and to a large extent, drugs, although you gotta admit some of the coolest stuff was in the "post LSD/Pot era. "Anyway... a huge THANK YOU!!!!! to all of you, your kind comments, and for your contributions!!!!
Bobby Poe said...
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.
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!!!
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 USA and Verve 45s.
How cool is this info????
"Other Five" is Indiana for sure. Check them out at:
Five: is this the same band out of MI that cut Can't Get Enough Of Your Lovin'
I can’t say for sure.
There's no info available on that label, so it's anyone's guess.
stuff - thanks!
Chosen Fews (the Co-Op and CanUsa ones) are featured on a '60s comp called
"Connecticut's Greatest Hits", so yeah, it
looks like they're the same combo.
Danny, I found the Other Half
45 at a
record store this summer.
were from Hartwick College, Oneonta New York. This site
Thank you my good friend! See you at the next record
show!!! (if not sooner)
Tom Diehl said...
CL is NOT Curtis Lee....
British Walkers, who reunited last year for the first time in some 30 years,
are definitely not The Chartbusters.
mister mark said...
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……
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 Philadelphia 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
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.
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!
of Independence were from the Syracuse area of central New York state and relocated to NYC after
they landed their big record deal with Mr. G. in '67
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.
link to Durr's recent doings:
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
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 Kingsport, Tn. and played mostly from there
quite a radius and south to Atlanta and Florida. 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.
This is total coolness!!!! If you’re reading this
Dwight, I haven’t forgotten you. I’ll be
back in touch very soon….
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?
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….
appreciate all your work with these. Nicely done.
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
thanks for the comp.! Here's the Smack on Garland, from Longview Wa., about 30 miles
north of Portland:
DeLong, who co-wrote both sides of The Interns 45 and was therefore probably in
the group, was previously in L.A. stalwarts The Rumblers and The Fig
try. The Plebeian Rebellion I believe was a late 60's group from New Orleans. Had a horn section and the song
was played on Dick Clark and was rated by a male and a female dancer.