Saturday, August 15, 2009

Friday, May 01, 2009

First Of May-Bee Gees

First posting of the year! I'll try to post more. From the album Odessa-Bee Gees First Of May

Flipside Lamplight

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Vinyl Record Day Very Interesting Half Dozen

A half dozen of some unusual 45s I own are featured belows
Time Has Come Today-Chambers Brothers This is not the version you know. 1966 version, similar but shorter, with some unusual instrumentation. Cloudy Summer Afternoon-Bud & Travis I have never heard this on the radio, found it used in the 1960s. Laid back folk song, Lovin' Spoonful could have done it. Barry McGuire did do it.
Won a radio station contest in 1967 and received a copy of Wonderful Wino-George Carlin

This was a huge hit instrumental in San Bernardino in 1969. didn't get a copy until about ten years later. The Minotaur-Dick Hyman 7 1/2 minutes of synthesizer, and listed as side 2

Love Get Away-Georgie Fame Pop Jazz Rock song

The Joker Went Wild-Brian Hyland One of the first songs I heard on the radio and really liked. I never realized until recently that it was a Bobby Russell song

Friday, August 08, 2008

Vinyl Record Day

On TuesdayAugust 12, 2008 it will be Vinyl Record Day, the object of top 40 radio affection For more information go to: or for some of the participating blogs

This year's event is going to generate a great deal of good writing on interesting topics, and good tunes as well.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Smothers Brothers

I've liked the Smothers Brothers since I saw them on The Tonight show in the middle 60s.I especially liked their first TV series when Tommy played an angel (only one season, folks) I wish that would come out on DVD (at least just to hear the theme song), and maybe even their Comedy Hour from the 60s. What surprised me is that one of my teenage daughters actually liked them. I played some videos I made in the late 80s of their comeback/20th Anniversary Shows of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and she enjoyed them. So I pulled out this CD, and she wanted more, so I had to search for what vinyl I had. She played them and enjoyed the records, but complained about one side of one album where they were just singing, and no comedy.

Rhino put out a second CD.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Roto Rooter Good Time Christmas Band

Anyone remember this group? Dr. Demento used to play their stuff.
I saw them in concert in the middle seventies with Dr. Demento and Peter Alsop at Cal tate San Bernardino. It was a long time ago and I don't remember much about it.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

If they took pictures from the old Superman shows to make comic book covers, one might have looked like this.

Friday, February 15, 2008

The The Sun

Thursday, February 14, 2008

The The Sun
The Bush who had local San Bernardino/Riverside hits with Feelin' Sad and Lonely and Who Killed The Ice Cream Man finally got an article written about them in The San Bernardino Sun newspaper. Tuesday February 12, 2008 on page B-8 of the Inland Living section of the paper, there was an article written by Nick Caltado, the San Bernardino historian.

There is also a link where you can read the article on line. I dont know how long it will be there so check it out soon.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Reel to Reel

Someone asked what reel to reel I have. TEAC, purchaed from a neighbor about 15 years ago, and it still works. For the longest time I all I had was a portable 5" Craig player, that I used as a kid.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Rock & Roll on Reel to Reel

Most people think of 1960s R & R LPs on vinyl, cassettes, 8 tracks and maybe even CDs.
There were also a lot put out on reel to reel. A fewexamples follow.
Beach Boys
The Toys
Righteous Brothers

Monday, January 14, 2008

8 Tracks

I know I haven't anything for about a month to this blog. But I'm back to blogging here again.
A couple of 8 Tracks.
The Knack includes My Sharona. No it hasn't been opened. Buddy Holly & The Crickets is an import from England. Interesting that the tape label is in black & white.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Friday, November 30, 2007

K/mentertainer November 25, 1967

In my other blog I have posts on the radio stations KFXM and KMEN, if interested go to
K/men Contests in 1967 Pictures of Mark Ford and Robert E. Walker
Randy Seol of the Strawberry Alarm Clock. The Inland Empire connection.

More pictures of Donovan with the K/men
Kenny O'Dell beating out Bobby Vee's version of Beautiful People for airplay on KMEN and KFXM
Later he would write country hits. I've heard he wrote for Charlie Rich in the 1970s.
#1 Daydream Believer-Monkees
Highest debut on the 30 #27 Judy In Disguise-John Fred
Good song debut at #30 Summer Rain-Johnny Rivers

Favorites among the NEW Hit Bounds thia week. Nobody But Me-Human Beinz and Wear Your Love Like Heaven-Donovan
Hey, Snoopy's Christmas-Royal Guardsmen making it as a Hit Bound in November, and one of the Most Requested.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Picture Sleeve Poster

Here's something I bought a few years ago on EBAY. A roll of uncut picture sleeves for Mirage by Tommy James & The Shondells. It was cheap, so I bought it. I was going to frame it, but it's still rolled up in a tube.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

The Moving Sidewalks aka

Got a good deal at the Swap Meet. For fity sents The Moving Sidewalks-99th Floor/What Are You Going To Do
This is an early single by the group who became ZZ Top.
Both sides are garage rock.
The pictured side sounds more like a cross of early Kinks/Paul Revere and The Raiders

Friday, November 09, 2007

Picture Sleeves Youngbloods, Music Machine

Couple of cool picture sleeves, that I don't own. Youngbloods and The Music Machine Youngbloods picture kind of reminds me of the way CCR looked, except the the Youngbloods are dressed a little more formally.
Was this a Music Machine sleeve that went with Talk Talk or another single?

Saturday, November 03, 2007

New Eagles CD

I bought the new Eagles 2 CD set today at Sam's Club. 20 songs. I listened to the 11 songs on the first disc, and I like it. How Long is especially good. Sounds like a pre-Hotel California song. Great price. A two record set 35 years ago, would have cost you about the same. I don't particularly like that the only place retail that carries it is Wal-Mart/Sam's Club, but...

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Friday, October 26, 2007

Early 1970's Picture Sleeves

Picture sleeves
Elvis Presley
The Guess Who
Carole King
You can tell I did my record shopping at Two Guys in the early 70s. Best price in town. I think White Front was 69 cents for new singles at that time.

Friday, October 05, 2007

columbia record club

The Columbia Record Club has been around for a long time. They put out exclusie records for their members, usually a compiltion of hits, or reissues of deleted albums.
Usually the compiations had a wide variety of songs. Some hits, some cover versions, some good, some bad.
Nowadays you may find them at garage sales or thrift stores.
One series they did was headliners for the year.
I decided to make the ultimate headliners '66For the first time on CD headliners '66, with the actual headliners from Columbia Records in 1966.
Unttil I put this compilation together I didn't realize Columbia and Epic had so many hits in 1966.
If they would have put out a two record set like this at the end of 1966, I would have bought it.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

John Fogerty New Album

New album by John Fogerty. Coming this week/
I'm a big fan of Creedence Clearwater Revival/CCR/John Fogerty and he is coming out with a new album this week.
Here is the info I got from
Track Listing
Don't You Wish It Was True
Creedence Song
Broken Down Cowboy
River Is Waiting
Long Dark Night
Summer Of Love
Natural Thing
It Ain't Right
I Can't Take It No More
Somebody Help Me
The single Don't You Wishn It Was True has a little touch of the Blue Ridge Rangers with a little Lodi thrown in

Friday, September 28, 2007

Route 66 Rendezvous with Dick Dale

Two weeks ago tomorrow, I saw Dick Dale at the Route 66 Rendezvous in San Bernardino. The music was great, but there should have been more music and less commentary. Peppermint Man-Dick Dale & his Del-Tones flipped with Surf Beat

Sunday, September 23, 2007

more Light and Bush

I had questions about getting The Light CD.
Both the Light UTCD-2205 and The Bush UTCD-2204 are on the same small independent label, UT Records.. The address on the CDs is UT Records PO Box 4121 La Mesa, Ca. 91944
Pictured below are the backs of the CDs.
You might be able to get info from the website which is a magazine that promotes garage bands in the Inland Empire.
Good luck!
Now only if they come out with Torquays, Good Feelins, Caretakers CDs.