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.