Monday, February 26, 2007

The Poor Boys


Other than the writer credit "Chuck Givens" ( I assume he's a band member) I haven't found squat about these guys. The known stuff is a 45 on Flame records (Nashville, TN) Think of Livin' / Julie, Julie, released in '66. The Poor Boys were from Kokomo, Indiana (north of Indianapolis). This from an ad for a January 10, 1967 date played.


Mistake correction!

Chuck Givens was not a member of this band. He was the owner of a studio in Nashville, TN., and released records on the Flame label. The studio burned and all tapes, masters, and equipment were destroyed.

3 comments:

Unknown said...

The band shown in the picture attached to the link is not The Poorboys that made the recordings noted on the page. Notice there is no space between the words Poor and Boys.

The recording was made at Johnny Scoggins' Studio in Nashville, TN. Bobbie Gentry was recording at the same time in the studio next door.

Mark Hewitt was playing guitar on the recording. The other people on the recording are Jeff Williams, Clinton Wray, and Larry Ingels.

Jim Day of radio station WIOU in Kokomo made all arrangements for the recording in Nashville.

Please don't use my email address in the posting. Thanks, Mark

Jmartz said...

I was in an Indianapolis Band called the Poor Boys from 1965-66. We were based in Lawrence. Never heard of this group from Kokomo - we did play in Kokomo once....

Jmartz said...

I was in a band called the Poor Boys in Indianapolis in 1965 - based in Lawrence. Never heard of this group - but we did play Kokomo once...