The Sprints / The New Things
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by johnnie o
1y ago
The Sprints / New Things were a talented Santa Fe, New Mexico area rock group in the 1960's. The band released several 45's that charted on regional radio stations but unfortunately was not able to break thru nationally across the country. Recently I was able to talked to Bill Dimas who was one of the founding members of the band and he was very kind to share his memories and a brief history about the group.   Thanks Bill. L to R:  Eric Knee,  Darrell Phillips,  Bill Dimas,  Lee Cooper,  Bill Waganaar,  Anthony Trujillo     The ..read more
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The DeNones (Jeree)
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by johnnie o
1y ago
I've been extremely busy lately and barely anytime free time for posting on the blog but with a break in the action I thought I would share this nice 45 that I found earlier this year by a group called The DeNones on the Jeree record label. It was released in 1965. Mike Markesich's  book "TeenBeat Mayhem" shows that the group was from Aliquippa, Pennsylvania which is northwest of Pittsburgh.  Please Say Hi Ho Silver ..read more
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The Socialites (Scott)
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by johnnie o
1y ago
Awhile back I came across this girls in the garage sounding record. I was reading that The Socialites might have been from the Lansing, Michigan area. Their song "Phooey Phooey On You" is only 1:37 long but it packs a wallop and was included on the Quagmire 5 compilation album. On the flipside the group does a garage version on the Every Brothers "Bye Bye Love".  The FM-324 number on the label is also in the dead wax of the 45. Although not being listed in the Fenton Records discography I'm thinking this may be a Fenton 45. If someone could provide information about this would be apprecia ..read more
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Fourth Amendment (Four Sons)
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by johnnie o
1y ago
The Fourth Amendment were from Mobile, Alabama. In 1968 the group released their only record. The band recorded a couple nice covers songs of "I Saw The Light" and "Little Black Egg" that were popular back in the day.  I See The Light                                                            Little Black Egg ..read more
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Deb Hyer One Man Band (Lemco)
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by johnnie o
1y ago
Happy new year to everyone. I would like to start the year off with the catchy "Don't Take To Long" by Deb Hyer. It was released on the Lexington, Kentucky Lemco record label in 1970.    Don't Take Too Long                                                                         Sittin On The Dock Of The Bay ..read more
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The Faces (Regina)
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by johnnie o
1y ago
Not to be confused with the British rock group, the Faces featured on the blog was an American band that released two records on the Regina label in 1965. The record highlighted today was group's first release. On the Face's follow up record they had more of  a Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons sound. What Is This Dream Skier Jones ..read more
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By Popular Demand (Unis)
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by johnnie o
1y ago
By Popular Demand formed in 1966. Band members were Terry St George (Lead Guitar), Joel Gordon (Rhythm Guitar), Dave Bartos (Bass) and Jeff Kerekes (Drums). The group recorded two original songs which were released on the Unis record label in 1968. Later in 1969 the band would change the name of the group to The Velvet Crest and released several other 45's. The Buckeye Beat website has some good information about the Velvet Crest. You Might Need Me I want to write a song about you ..read more
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The Tradewinds (Brandywine)
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by johnnie o
1y ago
The Tradewinds released seven 45's from 1962 thru 1965. The bands members were Carmine Poppiti (Lead Vocals,  Cordovox), Walt Mateja (Sax), John Malatesta (Drums) and Dave Malatesta (Guitar). The record featured on the blog today was the first of two records that the group released in 1965. If you get the chance there is a cool video on Youtube worth checking out that has additional history and photo's of the Tradewinds . Hey Little Girl Gobi ..read more
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The Edward Brothers (Christy)
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by johnnie o
1y ago
If you like the teen sound from early 1960's I think you will enjoy this one by The Edwards Brothers. Their song "My Journey Home" is a nice dreamy lament with good vocal harmonies. The song on the flipside "Moonglow" is more popish. It was released in 1960.                                                                                     My Journey Home ..read more
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The Octives (Amway)
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by johnnie o
1y ago
Very little is known about the Octives. This is the only record that I know that the group released. It came out on the Amway label in 1965. Both songs on the 45 are good. Unfortunately the recordings are what I consider low fi. I think if the record was better produced it had the possibility to do very well.                                                                 Laughing At Me             ..read more
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