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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Once Again - Al Tell

Medley: It Ain't Necessarily So, Summertime
Once Again
Al Tell
Alpha Records - Oklahoma City
A-EL-100
1977

This is one tight lounge trio consisting of Al Tell - keyboards, Marvin Williams - bass and Kelly Cunningham - drums.

The group worked out of Oklahoma City and I found a mention of Tell in a 1956 copy of billboard mentioning his involvement on local TV. He was working on The Tome Paxton Show, a daily variety show featuring Emsee Paxton (presumably the band leader).

Friday, March 23, 2012

At The Safari - Bob Swerer And His Orchestra


Something Stupid
At The Safari
Bob Swerer And His Orchestra
Century 28051

From the back cover: This group can be heard every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday Nights at The Safari Night Club, which is located east of Fort Collins.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Best Of Fred Thompson And The Guadalajara National Philharmonic

I Can See Clearly Now
The Best Of Fred Thompson And The Guadalajara National Philharmonic
Tortilla Flats Records
1977

From the back cover: This album is proof of what a very few can accomplish when they are of the same mind. From the very beginning, the experts, and the critics, said it could not be done. At times, it almost seemed that they might be right.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Friday, March 9, 2012

Ronnie Prophet - Sings And Plays

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Ronnie Prophet
Sings And Plays
Art Records ALP-51

From the back cover: Ronnie opened at the Grand Bahama Hotel and Country Club for the 1965 season and was such a success that in 1966 the Hotel signed him up for an 18 month contract taking him into 1967. Ronnie can be heard nightly in the Union Jack Pub where audiences from all parts of the world delight at the versatility of this artist. His second LP taped live in the Union Jack Pub is completely different from his previous one, and emphasizes just how versatile this young man is.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Turner Eight

Blowin' In The Wind
The Turner Eight
Studio 5 Records TPS-1751

Wille B And The Drifters Caravan

Sidewalks Of Chicago
Wille B And The Drifters Caravan
Blue Kentucky Boy
Queen City Album - Cincinnati, Ohio
21042

From the back cover: A Country Boy, who has known the hard times of life, Willie B began his childhood without electricity, and his manhood in a foxhole fighting an armed enemy of his country.
Also from the back cover: Back home (from Germany) and out of the Army, Tommy again joined the all new Drifters Caravan - USA, in The Willie B Show, which premiered in September 1972 over WBKO-TV, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Joining the show with Tommy was the very lovely and talented Becky Sue Bingham, a little gal who has made a big hit in the Blue Grass State.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Bobby Lee In "Clewiston"

I've Got News For You
Bobby Lee In "Clewiston"
SRS International Recording Studios

From the back cover: Bobby Lee has dedicated his life to entertaining and developing his talent. He is without doubt one of the most imaginative, creative artists to emerge in the 70s.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Vara-Tones

Minature/Tin Man
Spiders And Snakes
Vara-Tones

The Vara-Tones worked out of Sharon, Pennsylvania.