Where o' where are the Reel Blues? The band has been on the radar for years, but I still haven't nailed down where the Reel Blues called home.
Here's hoping that someone can identify the place the two pics were taken. Many people contributed pics and info over the years, but most of my handwritten notes prior to 2009 were lost in the flood that washed out the 60's indiana band szene central command. Thankfully, I'm pretty fanatic about digital copies and backups!
As the usual plea goes, any info about the Reel Blues, feel free to chime in!
And Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
Friday, September 30, 2016
Ok, let's get back in the groove! I've been away for quite a bit, and even contemplated just erasing this whole thing. But what the hell, complainers be damned, full speed ahead.
Tonight we present "Tyrone & the Upsetters" from beautiful
Ft. Wayne. The only names I've ever found associated with the band are:
Thomas Brownlee ( I believe he is the second from left in the pic).
The Upsetters released a 45 on Gateway Records, which has Ft. Wayne listed on the label. I'm almost certain Gateway was a label promoted by a department store in the area. The Upsetters check in at #308 and I also have a 45 of the Impostors (sic) at #333. So could there be 33 or more releases on the label, or just some oddball numbering? We may never know........
So the fans are waiting for the tunes, right? Let's hear 'em now!
Running Hot - credited to the Upsetters
That's Not Love - Tyronne & the Upsetters
Tyronne is the spelling on the label, but the promo pic shows Tyrone. I'm just glad I can track it that far. Any other info gladly accepted!
Posted by vinylfool at 8:22 PM
Saturday, January 23, 2016
From the files of "60's indiana band szene" Central Command, we find the Cavaliers of Greenwood. I recently found a photo of the Cavaliers while looking thru yearbooks (a great way to find a few band photos!), in this case from Indian Creek High School 1965.
The Cavaliers were together for a few years - the yearbook shows a homecoming dance, so that would be late 1964. Most probably some frat rock and early Beatles would keep the kids happy on the dance floor.
I can document the Cavaliers playing thru at least March 1967 - that would be from the Whiteland Barn ad. After that.......?
Members included (photo above):
Fred Kinnan - lead guitar
Allen Martin - rhythm guitar
Dick Tyndal - tenor sax
Mike Langford - bass
Gary Scott - drums
Ed Weddle - hammond organ
Roger Craighead replaced Mike on bass
Sam Doolin - trumpet - vocals
Special thanks to Gary for the band info!
Posted by vinylfool at 11:01 PM
Monday, December 14, 2015
and Scott Hoffman.
Introducing the "Klockwork Orange". And now if we could just get an update on how the battle went!
Posted by vinylfool at 8:15 PM
Monday, November 30, 2015
Presenting for your amusement:
Anne & the Henchmen, January 1966.
What can we deduce from the photo? Anne Hall is the singer, and maybe in charge of wardrobe and make-up. Ducan (Duncan?) Williams is the drummer, Mike Schevrer is gripping that bass. Moving on to Bob Stavton, posing with a cute little fender, and that leaves Dave O'Guinn, maybe looking for his organ or perhaps peeved that Anne took his singing gig.
It's all speculation, but we're glad they performed and maybe someone will check in!
Posted by vinylfool at 7:23 PM
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
The Minutemen won 1st prize at the variety show competition in late 1965. The photo appeared in the Indianapolis Star on Jan. 8th, 1966 (Elvis' Birthday!) with about 20 other bands listed.
Left to right:
Any of these guys go on to bigger or better things? As always, any info is delightfully received.
Now for the other 799 bands...........
Posted by vinylfool at 8:06 PM