From the Land of Band Box Records

Sixties Six Pack – Part 3

July 6, 2017

Classic Long Plays – A Glance Back – Part 3

1963 – The Avalanches – Warner Bros. W 1525 – “Ski Surfin’

Members were Al De Lory, Billy Strange, David Gates (“Bread”), Hal Blaine, Tommy Tedesco and Wayne Burdick – all of the notorious group of session men in California know as “The Wrecking Crew”.

1966 – The Avengers VI – Mark 56 – 536 – “Good Humor Presents Real Cool Hits”

The Avengers VI were from Anaheim, California members being Rick Bastrup, Bob Gallant and Curt Pickelle in 1964 – first as a trio.  They added Jim Goodwin who had been with “The Pyramids” and Colorado’s “Astronauts” – Then Jim Ferguson was added and finally Mike DeYoung to make six.

1965 – Hoyt Axton – Vee Jay VJ 1127 – “Saturday’s Child”

Hoyt Axton was born in March of 1938 in Duncan, Oklahoma – Axton claimed lasting fame when he composed “Heartbreak Hotel” for Elvis Presley.  Some other compositions include Ringo’s “No, No Song”, “Never Been to Spain” & “Joy to the World” by Three Dog Night.  Axton died on October 26th, 1999.

(From Fred Hoyt: June, 2017): Hi Craig,
I’m sure you’ll hear this more than once… Hoyt Axton DID NOT write “Heartbreak Hotel” — his mother, Mae, was one of the co-writers.

(My Reply):  I bet he wished he did….

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1968 – The Back-Wash Rhythm Band – Capitol 2886 – “The Golden Breed”

Musicians on this LP were Phil Kasper, Mike Clifford, Bob Bennett – both of whom were members of “The Rip Tides”

1962 – Bailey’s Nervous Kats – “The Nervous Kats”

This group formed in 1960 in Redding, California – Members were Norm Bailey, Herb Kliebe, Bob Smith, and Jim Mills.  This very obscure LP can go for nearly $1,000 if in very good condition.

The Bangor Flying Circus – Dunhill 50069 – “Bangor Flying Circus”

The Bangor Flying Circus formed in 1957 in Chicago, Illinois with David Wolinski Alan DeCarlo, Tom Schiffour.  Schiffour came from “The Shadows of Knight”.  Wolinski was also with “The Shadows of Knight” and before that “The Males”.

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