Saturday, February 21, 2009

Poorboys - Kokomo

Some bands are just hard to pin down. The Poorboys from Kokomo, Indiana, circa 1966. I had a promo pic early in this blogs evolution (poor boys) and no less than two other Poor Boys bands let me know that it wasn't them. But the subtle answer is here, notice there is no space in the Poorboys.

The Poorboys that recorded this were:

Mark Hewitt - guitar
Jeff Williams
Clinton Wray
Larry Ingels.

Hear Think of livin' now!
Hear Julie, Julie now!

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

Monday, February 2, 2009

Emeralds - Greenwood - 1966

It's March 1966, and the Emeralds are hot!
Hailing from Greenwood, Indiana, the boys, from top of ladder:

Pat Gwynn - Drums
Dale Young (Center Grove High School) - organ
Dave Church (far left) - rhythm guitar
Roger Craig - bass guitar
Dan Weaver (far right) - lead guitar

The Emeralds placed 1st in the Johnson County Fair competition,
1st in the Greenwood Battle of the Bands,
and 10th in Young America band battle at the State fair.
They even appeared on local TV showing their chops.
Showing off 5 of the 800 copies pressed on the Honey label (Bloomington? Confirmation?) the Emeralds were seemingly off to bigger things.

Hear that first 45 now!

Emerald City

Like Father, Like Son

As it seems all bands change personnel, Dave Wilson replaced Dale Young on organ. And the Boroughed Tyme were born. I've also seen it as:

Borrowed Tyme
Boroughed Tymes.
Shown here heading to Chicago and the TeenAge World's Fair, and a recording session at Recordings Unlimited.

Then of course I lose track of them. What happened to that session, and/or the tapes?
What other bands did the boys go to? What happened to their Fan Club (that's right, they had a fan club!) ?

The 60's hoosier band fans want to know!