I was in my man cave passing the time, listening to some records. I came across a few that I hope will bring some enjoyment and also maybe stir conversation about the artist who made these 45's. It's a mixture of Rock, Folk and Country/Western. I would like to start off with the cool twangy song " Baby Remember Me" by Al and the Echoes on the Echo label. It was released in 1966. The band members are listed on the label. The flip is a C/W ballad.
The Destinations release a two record's that I know of. Both are on the "D" record label. On this 45 the group recorded this nice Folk sounding ballad "Let Me Down Easy". The other side is an instrumental. Their other record released in May1965 has the moody song " Baby Don't". From the number on the label, the record feature on the blog seems to have been released before the group's May 1965 record. But I'm not for sure.
Linda Wilson recorded this killer song "La-Dee-Daa" that was released on the Spindle record label . It's a gem! Great beat sound. The flip side is a teen ballad, nothing like "La-Dee-Daa". I read she was possibly from Kansas City, More info is desired.
Lastly I would like to feature another C/W song by Cliff Clay. It's a trucker song, certainly not what I normally post but I really enjoy the guitar and the beat on "Road Runners". Maybe you will as well.
Sunday, October 6, 2013
I usually feature some of the lesser known groups from 1960's. For this post I would like to step back a little further in time to 1959 and remember an outstanding record by The Echotones. Their song "So In Love" is one of the better teen ballad's from this time period in my opinion. " My Baby Doll" has a fast beat with a rockin' guitar solo.
Hello to all. Here is a 45 by The Maveriks on Presta records. One side is country & western while flip side has this great song "Wonder Why which is more Rock n Roll. I noticed the label shows the writers of "Wonder Why" as Floyd and Jerry Westfall. The Westfall's had a very successful recording career with a huge following in their home town of Phoenix in the 1960's. As members of the group the Door Knobs, they scored with the regional hit "Hi-Fi Baby"on Viv records in 1965. In 1966 the Westfalls switched to Presta records and released a couple of 45's as Floyd and Jerry with the Counterpoints.
Saturday, September 7, 2013
The Last Draft were from LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Band members consisted of Greg Wuensch (Vocals), John Nibblelink (Lead Guitar), Dave Peterson (Rhythm Guitar), Dennis Bremmer (Bass) and Jerry Gaynor (Drums). The group released their only record on the Trans-Action label. They do a very good version of "It's been a long long time" which was a song recorded in 1966 by The Dynasty's (also from Wisconsin).
The Kampus Kids were from the Virginia Beach, Virginia area. "Leave Me Alone" has a slight Buddy Holly sound. The song made it all the way into the top five on radio station WNOR in Norfolk, Virginia in 1961. Even though the song was extremely popular regionally it failed to achieve success nationally.
Saturday, August 31, 2013
I was digging around the old record collection a few months ago when I came across several 45's that I forgot that I had. Bill Readence on the Trans-World record label was one of those. I was reading that it came out possibly in 1969. "I'll never believe you again" is a superb song.
Friday, July 26, 2013
Dennis Gudim recorded under various names. Denny Dale and the Honeymoons was one of those. It was released by Lejac and Soma records. The record I featured on the blog I think was released in 1965. It has the catchy song "Why Did You Leave Me" and the Coachmen's garage classic "Mr. Moon" for the flip side.
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Sunday, May 5, 2013
1995 PBS Documentary
PAL HOP 2010 Reunion
Chief Whoopin-Koof / Long Long Ponytail Fireball FL-101
Forever Little Girl / Knight-Mare Fireball FL-103/104
Sweet Revenge / Yes It's Me Fireball 200660 / 200661
It's A Lie / Seven Veils of Arabia Unreleased Acetate
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The New Dawn original band members included Dan Bazzy (Drums,Vocals), Bobby Justen (Bass), Bill Gartner (Vocals, Harmonicia), Joe Smith (Lead Guitar) and Larry Davis (Keyboards, Rhythm Guitar). The group formed in 1967. I think this record featured on the blog by the band was released in late 1969. I enjoy both of the songs on the record. "Why Did You Go" has heavy organ throughout, and nice beat. The group would also release a very cool limited pressing (500) LP album"There's A New Dawn" on the Hoot label in July, 1970. I have provided a link for additional information and current activities of the group at Dan Bazzy and the New Dawn . The above 1970 promotional photo of the band was courtesy of Dan Bazzy.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
In the quest to remember and also to hopefully to learn more about some of lesser known rock and roll groups of the 1960's, today I feature The Marksmen from Detriot, Michigan. The record was released in 1966 on the Bulls Eye label. A fitting name for a label after all they were the Marksmen. The group does their version of the Beau Brummels song "I've never known". The flip side is the Gerry and the Pacemakers song "You'll never walk alone". I like the guitar work and vocals, it has a unique sound.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
In early 1965 The Shanels released their one and only record on the Dee Jay label. If you like the British Invasion/Garage sound from mid 1960's you will enjoy this 45. The record label would suggest that the band was an Indiana group. There are some record collectors who believe the band could possibly be from Michigan. I would be grateful for any formation to help better remember this outstanding group.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Minnesota was a happening Rock and Roll scene in the 1960's. There are several compilations albums that highlite the various groups from this time period. This record by the Abdo-Men who were from Minneapolis is another example of the cool sounds coming out of State in the 1960's. It was released in late 1969 on the Arcola record label.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Friday, February 15, 2013
In early 1967, Lord Douglas and the Serfs released this very enjoyable record. They had it all on this 45, nice vocals and jangle sound. Looking at my copy of Joel Whitburn's book, I was surprised to find neither song by the group reached the top 100 of the Billboard charts. Wow! I guess like many groups in the 1960's it must have simply been lack of exposure, both song's are great.