One of my favorite bands outta Columbus. Great alternative country circa mid-80′s. Originally distributed by the owners of Used Kids Records on the OKRA label. I believe some of their material may be available now on import.
From 1964 out of Dayton comes this Bobby Farrell 45rpm. Released on his own label, BFM which I believe stands for Bobby Farrell Music.
Here’s a mooovin’ instrumental on the LEE label. From what I have found, members included Ray Pennington, Dumpy Rice, Jimmy James Thomas and Junior Boyer. Any additional info..is welcomed if you have it!
Here’s some additional information from Dave Swigert, who played piano on this record. Dave was kind enough to check in & inform us on this 45rpm. THANKS Dave for the info and great recording!!!
Here are some facts behind the recording “one way express” issued on Lee records. Ray Pennington was performing at Cincinnati nightclubs including ‘The Hut’ in Mt Carmel and ‘Twilight Inn’ roadhouse south of Oxford in the 1959-1961 era. Under the name Ray Starr, his r&r band was named the Starlighters. In the spring of 1960 his piano player, Dave Swigert, wrote a couple instrumentals for the band which Ray arranged a demo taping session for. ( I have the original acetate renderings). Satisfied with the results, Ray arranged for the recording session at King Records studio on Brewster avenue. ‘One Way Express’ was released on the Lee label as a B-side to another instrumental (from a separate date and musicians). Here are the musicians at “one way express” session:
Dave Swigert- Piano
Terry Burnside- Saxaphone
Ebbie Hoard- Electric bass
Lonnie Rose- lead guitar
Ray Pennington- drums
Here’s a neat instrumental from Al Russ. I’m guessing mid ’50s release based on other similar tunes I have.
I’ve just heard of the recent passing of Bill Pettijohn who was in Dragon Wyck. The band was around from the late ’60s to mid-70′s. I remember seeing him several times in the ’80s while he fronted a Doors tribute band called Moonlight Drive. Always a good show as I recall. Here’s a 45rpm put out on the PECKAR label. For more info, check out Buckeye Beat.Dragon Wyck-Lovin’ The Boys
Keeping with the “little” theme, here’s another one I have little info on. Circa 1967.
Here’s a beat-up copy of a soul number from Dayton. On the GREENSTAR label, not sure of release date. My guess is mid-60′s ??