Saturday, March 20, 2010

The comments are cool!!!!

    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...
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 USA and Verve 45s.

How cool is this info????

vinylfool said...
The "Other Five" is Indiana for sure. Check them out at:
Other Five

Anonymous said...
Hi Dan,
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.

Anonymous said...
Excellent stuff - thanks!
Both 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.

Anonymous said...
Hey Danny, I found the Other Half
45 at a record store this summer.
They were from Hartwick College, Oneonta New York. This site
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……

transoniq said...
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 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 it here.

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!

transoniq said...
Declaration 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

"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:

Anonymous said...
Hi Dan,

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


Ryder said...
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 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.

Dwight Vaughn

This is total coolness!!!! If you’re reading this Dwight, I haven’t forgotten you.  I’ll be back in touch very soon….

Anonymous said...
Thanks Dan,
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….

transoniq said...
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 in '71.

Anonymous said...
Hey man, thanks for the comp.! Here's the Smack on Garland, from Longview Wa., about 30 miles north of Portland:

transoniq said...
Rex 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 Leaf Five

Anonymous said...
One more 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.


  1. Hi Dan. I hope you're not disappointed, but I'm the SON of the living legend Bobby Poe :-)

    You are correct that The British Walkers were not The Chartbusters, though my dad had a hand in producing and managing both groups. A bit of trivia - The British Walkers swan song single "Shake" featured The Chartbusters, in fact the B-Side "That Was Yesterday" basically WAS The Chartbusters (vocalist Bobby Howard had left in a dispute by that time).

    If any one is interested, my dad has a blog about those days at:

    Keep up the great work Dan! You Have a great site!

  2. Awesome. Thanks Bobby, I'm flatered that you like the site, and no I'm not disappointed that your Bobby Poe's son. Stay tuned, there's more good stuff to come....

  3. dans fantastico esta tua idei de juntar estes compactos grande trabalho,obrigado.yuri rock.brasil.ceara