Here’s a mystery 45. I’m guessing this one was released some time in the mid to late ’60s. This isn’t the same band who had the hit “Kind of a Drag”. Anyone with info??
Not much info on this release from 1966. Seems like the band tried to cash in on the current dance craze of the day!
From 1962 comes a cool rocker by Ron Berry and the Dreamers. On the ultra cool PIXIE label. Check out the chick spelling out the P I X I E name at the top! For a nice write-up and more information on Ron, check out his page over at the Rockabilly Hall of Fame web site HERE
Spending some more time in Dayton for this post. From 1966 comes a side from one of only two singles by the band. The band won a spot on the WONE radio station compilation album The Dayton Scene which showcased local bands that were selected after a three day battle of the bands competition. After recording a track for the LP, the band returned to the Mega Sound Studio to record again which resulted in the two mentioned singles.
Here’s a garage mover out of Dayton circa early ’60s. Per Buckeye Beat, this was a regional hit that the band made famous at teen dances. The 45rpm was released with a rare picture sleeve. The record was pressed at Rite Records in Cinci.
From 1968 comes this girl group with a mild garage sound on the HAMLET label. Keeping in the Dayton area for the “Dayton Does Dayton” event mentioned by a follower. Not sure when that happens (or if it already has) but it gives me an excuse to focus my posts on an area.
The Villagers – He’s Not The Same
Not much info on this rare release from ’67. Label has band members listed so that helps some.
Here’s a country release from 1970 by Phil Beasley and the Journeymen. Not much info here other than what’s included on the label. I have read that Jack Lynch owned the JALYN label.
From Dayton, circa 1959 comes a moovin’ instrumental. What little info I could dig up on this great 2-sider is that the BMC label was owned by Les Bodine and this looks to be the 2nd of four releases by the label. More info needed…but until then, a listen is mandatory!
With only one mid-60′s 45rpm release, Dayton’s The Vacant Lot was host to local talent Roger Sayre. The band morphed from another which was called The X-cellents. The hunt is on for something by them! Some cool keyboards heard on this side.