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Colorado Ramblings Continued

May 8, 2016
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We Aren’t L.A. but We Are What We Are….Here in Colorado

Just a few tidbits from around the Mountain State in the world of vinyl.

The Colorado Vinyl Mafia

Vinyl Mafia

Vinyl Mafia at the Blue Bonnet

Got together with a couple of my vinyl fanatic friends on Cinco De Mayo at the Blue Bonnet Cafe down on South Broadway.  We swapped stories and records and tales of adventures.  “The Colorado Vinyl Mafia” has been so christened by Doc Krieger, who along with DJ Lisa Wheeler from Colorado Springs, myself of Band Box obsession were in attendance.  There are others – DJ Pat Downey, Hitchhiker Larry Higgins, Brother Dave Stidman (Wax Trax), Steve Faulkner, Frankie Rino and many more .

Speaking of Lisa Wheeler

This lady is a crazed Colorado music enthusiast – She authors a bunch of Colorado vinyl-related sites including her “Pueblo City Limits” and “North of Pueblo” but now I learn about her site “Radio Use Only – The Record Collector’s Guide to Radio Station Vinyl”!  These are the long plays and 45’s that were issued primarily in the 1960’s and 1970’s often featuring a collage of various artists but you just sort of have to visit the site to appreciate it. Click on the image below:

RADIO VINYL

Band Box is in the Mail

Located a Band Box 45 RPM Mailer this week – Now if I could only find the original Band Box sign that adorned the studio on North Sheridan and 41st!

BAND BOX MAILER

A Moonraker Label Mate?

I came across this interesting item this week – the “Joplin Forte” a late 1960’s group who performed out of Aspen, Colorado in the Jerome Hotel.  This LP is from 1968.  Two members of the group – Dennis Coats and Gary Carlson later joined the Canadian group “The Original Caste” who had earlier charted with “One Tin Soldier” in November of 1969 (#34).  Coats and Carlson joined the Caste in 1972.  Before departing, Dennis Coats composed the two Dunhill tracks shown here.

Two Shamley 45’s were released by the group in late 1969, nearly at the very same time period when Denver’s Moonrakers were recording for Shamley (during their Christian Era) when they released several 45’s and an LP.  The “Sing Along with Bonnie & Clyde” LP is a curiosity appearing on George Garabedian’s novelty oriented “Mark56” company.

Joplin Forte Recordings

JOPLIN FORTE - SHAMLEY A (3)JOPLIN FORTE - SHAMLEY A (4) JOPLIN FORTE - SHAMLEY A (1) JOPLIN FORTE - SHAMLEY A (2)

JOPLIN FORTE SHAMLEY 45 1 A JOPLIN FORTE SHAMLEY 45 1 B JOPLIN FORTE SHAMLEY 45 2 A JOPLIN FORTE SHAMLEY 45 2 B

JOPLIN FORTE DUNHILL 1970 A JOPLIN FORTE DUNHILL 1970 B

JOPLIN FORTE SING ALONG 1 JOPLIN FORTE SING ALONG 2

Moonraker Shamleys

Moonrakers - Shamley LP MOONRAKERS - SHAMLEY 704 - RA MOONRAKERS - SHAMLEY 704 - RBA (1)

SHAMLEY 44015 - MOONRAKERS 69 A SHAMLEY 44015 - MOONRAKERS 69 B SHAMLEY 44021 - MOONRAKERS 69 A SHAMLEY 44021 - MOONRAKERS 69 B Moonrakers - Shamley - Comin 69 A Moonrakers - Shamley - Comin 69 B

 

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