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The Caribou Revisited

June 30, 2019
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Fame – Fortune – Fire

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Have just finished updating the Caribou Ranch page discography.

It’s sort of surprising how difficult it is to track down the recordings which occurred at the famous Nederland, Colorado recording studio.

Fire took out the Caribou for all practical purposes in 1985 – The recording studio was never used again.

Following is the updated long play listing (for those I could track down) – Other artists who recorded there – generally assisting other artists on recordings included:

  • Phil Collins
  • George Duke
  • Idle Tears
  • Jerry Lee Lewis
  • John Denver
  • John Lennon
  • Tom Petty
  • U2

Remember the Caribou…

CARRIBOU

The Caribou was built in 1972 by recording producer James Guercio after he purchased the site and surrounding 4,000 acres located about three miles outside of the Eastern Slope town of Nederland. A very long list of famous artists recorded at the studio. Colorado connected artists to record there included Michael Martin Murphy, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Earth Wind and Fire and John Denver. Musicians continued to record at the state-of-the-art facility until in burned in 1985. Earth, Wind & Fire were the second group to record at the Ranch being stable mates with James Gueirco’s Chicago.  Life around Nederland was interesting during the reign of The Caribou.  Initially, musicians from the Ranch were not welcome in the nearby mountain town.  Attitudes would relax and eventually, over time, this was no longer an issue.

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Many artists came through Colorado and spent time at The Caribou, recording with other artists, beginning a long play project, and so on.  According to George “Doc” Krieger, a Colorado music historian who has researched the Caribou and interviewed artists who worked there, there are no comprehensive recording logs firmly establishing all of the sessions and tracks which were laid down.   However, below are several of the long plays that definitely had significant time devoted in the Caribou studios, if not the entire long play (recently updated to include many, many more – June, 2019).

The Caribou Long Play Discography (& Corresponding Hit 45 Discography)

Joe Walsh

October, 1972 – Joe Walsh – “Barnstorm”  – Charted Number 79 – 29 Weeks on LP Charts

Stephen Stills & Manassas

April, 1973 – Stephen Stills & Manassas – “Down The Road” – Charted Number 4 – 30 Weeks on LP Charts

Charting Singles from This LP

45 – Atlantic – “Isn’t It About Time” – Charted Number 56 – April, 1973

Joe Walsh

June, 1973 – Joe Walsh – “The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get” – Charted Number 6 – 54 Weeks on LP Charts

 

Charting Singles from This LP

45 – Dunhill – “Rocky Mountain Way” – Charted Number 23 – August, 1973

45 – Dunhill – “Meadows” – Charted Number 89 – January, 1974

Chicago

June, 1973 – Chicago – “Chicago VI” – Charted Number 1 – 73 Weeks on LP Charts

Charting Singles from This LP

45 – Columbia 4-45933 – “Just You and Me” – Charted Number 4- September, 1973

Steely Dan

July, 1973 – Steely Dan – “Countdown To Ecstasy” – Charted Number 35 – 34 Weeks on LP Charts

Charting Singles from This LP

45 – ABC 11382 – “Show Biz Kids – Charted Number 61 – July, 1973

45 – ABC 11396 – “My Old School” – Charted Number 63 – November, 1973

War

September, 1973 – War – “Deliver The Word” – Charted Number 6 – 36 Weeks on LP Charts

Charting Singles from This LP

45 – United Artists 281 – “Gypsy Man” – Charted Number 8 – July, 1973

45 – United Artists 350 – “Me and Baby Brother” – Charted Number 15 – November, 1973

Rick Derringer

November, 1973 – Rick Derringer – “All American Boy” LP – Charted Number 25 – 31 Weeks on LP Charts

 

Charting Singles from This LP

45 – Blue Sky 2751 – “Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo” – Charted Number 23 – January, 1974

45 – Blue Sky 2572 – “Teenage Love Affair” – Charted Number 80 – April, 1974

The J. Geils Band

December, 1973 – The J. Geils Band – “Ladies Invited” – Charted Number 51 – 18 Weeks on LP Charts

December, 1973 – Jo Jo Gunne – “Jumpin’ The Gun” – Charted Number 169 – 7 Weeks on LP Charts

Charting Singles from This LP

45 – Atlantic 3007 – “Did You No Wrong” – Charted Number 104 – February, 1974

Michael Stanley

1973 – Michael Stanley – “Friends and Legends” – Did Not Chart

Madura

1973 – Madura – “Madura 2” – Did Not Chart

Peter Frampton

March, 1974 – Peter Frampton – “Somethin’s Happening” – Charted Number 125 – 9 Weeks on LP Charts

Chicago

March, 1974 – Chicago – “Chicago VII” LP – Charted Number 1 – 69 Weeks On Charts

 

Charting Singles from This LP

45 – Columbia 4-46020 – “(I’ve Been) Searching So Long” – Charted Number 9 – March, 1974

45 – Columbia 4-46062 – “Call On Me” – Charted Number 6 – June, 1974

45 – Columbia 4-10049 – “Wishing You Were Here” – Charted Number 11 – October, 1974

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Earth, Wind & Fire

March, 1974 – Earth, Wind & Fire – “Open Our Eyes” – Charted Number 15 – 37 Weeks on the LP Charts

 

Charting Singles from This LP

Columbia 4-46007 – “Mighty Mighty” – Charted Number 29 – March, 1974

45 – Columbia 4-46070 – “Kalimba Story” – Charted Number 55 – July, 1974

45 – Columbia 3-10026 – “Devotion” – Charted Number 33 – September, 1974

Rainbow Canyon

May, 1974 – Rainbow Canyon – “Rollin’ In The Rockies” – Did Not Chart

Elton John

June, 1974 – Elton John – “Caribou” – Charted Number 1 – 54 Weeks On LP Charts

 

Charting Singles from This LP

45 – MCA 40259 – “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me” – Charted Number 2 – June, 1974

45 – MCA 40297 – “The Bitch Is Back” – Charted Number 4 – September, 1974

The Souther, Hillman, Furay Band

July, 1974 – The Souther. Hillman, Furay Band – “The Souther, Hillman, Furay Band” – Charted Number 11 – 22 Weeks On Charts

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

July, 1974 – The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – “Stars & Stripes Forever” – Charted Number 28 – 21 Weeks on LP Charts

Charting Singles from This LP

45 – United Artists 263 – “Cosmic Cowboy (Part 1)” – Charted Number 123 – June, 1973

45 – United Artists 544 – “The Battle of New Orleans” – Charted Number 72 – October, 1974

Badfinger

October, 1974 – Badfinger – “Wish You Were Here” – Charted Number 148 – 6 Weeks On LP Charts

Robert Lamm

1974 – Robert Lamm – “Skinny Boy” – Did Not Chart

Jerry Goodman & Jan Hammer

1974 – Jerry Goodman & Jan Hammer – “Like Children” – Did Not Chart

Michael Martin Murphey

January, 1975 – Michael Martin Murphey – “Blue Sky Night Thunder” – Charted Number 17 – 38 Weeks On LP Charts

 

Charting Singles from This LP

45 – Epic 50084 – “Wildfire” – Charted Number 3 – March, 1975

45 – Epic 50131 – “Carolina In The Pines” – Charted Number 21 – August, 1975

Earth, Wind and Fire

March, 1975 – Earth, Wind and Fire – “That’s The Way of the World” – Charted Number 1 – 55 Weeks On Charts

45 – Columbia 3-10090 – “Shining Star” – Charted Number 1 – February, 1975

45 – Columbia 3-10172 – “That’s The Way of the World” – Charted Number 12 – July, 1975

Charting Singles from This LP

Chicago

March, 1975 – Chicago – “Chicago VIII” – Charted Number 1 – 29 Weeks on LP Charts

Charting Singles from This LP

45 – Columbia 3-10092 – “Harry Truman – Charted Number 13 – February, 1975

45 – Columbia 3-10131 – “Old Days” – Charted Number 5 – April, 1975

45 – Columbia 3-10200 – “Brand New Love Affair Part 1 & II – Charted Number 61 – September, 1975

Rick Derringer

April, 1975 – Rick Derringer – “Spring Fever” – Charted Number 141 – 8 Weeks on LP Charts

Three Dog Night

May, 1975 – Three Dog Night – “Coming Down Your Way” – Charted Number 70 – 12 Weeks on LP Charts

Charting Single from This LP

45 – ABC 12114 – “‘Til The World Ends” – Charted Number 32 – September, 1974

Elton John

May, 1975 – Elton John – “Captain Fantastic” – Charted Number 1 – 43 Weeks on LP Charts

 

Charting Single from This LP

45 – MCA 40421 – “Someone Saved My Life Tonight” – Charted Number 4 – June, 1975

Frank Zappa

June , 1975 – Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention – “One Size Fits All” – Charted Number 26 – 12 Weeks On Charts

Souther, Hillman Furay Band

June, 1975 – The Souther, Hillman, Furay Band – “Trouble In Paradise” – Charted Number 39 – 11 Weeks on LP Charts

Stephen Stills

July, 1975 – Stephen Stills – “Stills” – Charted Number 19 – 17 Weeks on LP Charts

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

October, 1975 – The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – “Dream” – Charted Number 66 – 9 Weeks on LP Charts

Chicago

November, 1975 – Chicago IX – “Chicago’s Greatest Hits” – Charted Number 1 – 72 Weeks on LP Charts

Dan Fogelberg

November, 1975 – Dan Fogelberg – “Captured Angel” – Charted Number 23 – 19 Weeks on LP Charts

The L.A. Express

February, 1976 – The L.A. Express – “L.A. Express” – Charted Number 167 – 8 Weeks on LP Charts

America

April, 1976 – America – “Hideaway” – Charted Number 11 – 22 Weeks on LP Charts

Charting Singles from This LP

45 – Warner Bros. 8212 – “Today’s The Day” – Charted Number 23 – May, 1976

45 – Warner Bros. 8238 – “Amber Cascades” – Charted Number 75 – August, 1976

Stephen Stills

April, 1976 – Stephen Stills – “Illegal Stills” – Charted Number 31 – 15 Weeks on LP Charts

Return To Forever

April, 1976 – Return To Forever – “Romantic Warrior” – Charted Number 35 – 15 Weeks on LP Charts

Billy Joel

May, 1976 – Billy Joel – “Turnstiles” – Charted Number 122 – 22 Weeks on LP Charts

Chicago

June, 1976 – Chicago – “Chicago X” – Charted Number 3 – 44 Weeks on LP Charts

Singles Charting from This LP

45 – Columbia 3-10360 – “Another Rainy Day In New York” – Charted Number 32 – June, 1976

45 – Columbia 3-10390 – “If You Leave Me Now” – Charted Number 1 – August, 1976

45 – Columbia 3-10523 – “You Are On My Mind” – Charted Number 49 – April, 1977

Jeff Beck

June, 1976 – Jeff Beck – “Wired” LP – Charted Number 16 – 25 Weeks On Charts

Rod Stewart

June, 1976 – Rod Stewart – “A Night on the Town” – Charted Number 2 – 57 Weeks on LP Charts

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Charting Singles from This LP

45 – Warner Bros. 8262 – “Tonight’s The Night” – Charted Number 1 – June, 1976

45 – Warner Bros. “The Killing Of Georgie” – Charted Number 30 – August, 1976

The Ozark Mountain Daredevils

September, 1976 – The Ozark Mountain Daredevils – “Men From Earth” – Charted Number 74 – 10 Weeks on LP Charts

Charting Single from This LP

45 – A&M 1888 – “You Know Like I Know” – Charted Number 74 – January, 1977

Tony Williams Lifetime

1976 – Tony Williams Lifetime – “Million Dollar Legs” – Did Not Chart

Caribou Various Artists

November, 1976 – Various Artists – “Fall Release” – Did Not Chart

Tom Scott and the L.A. Express

1976 – Tom Scott and The L.A. Express – “Shadow Play” – Did Not Chart

Gerard

1976 – Gerard – “Gerard” – Did Not Chart

David Cassidy

1976 – David Cassidy – “Home Is Where The Heart Is” – Did Not Chart

James Vincent

1976 – James Vincent – “Space Traveler” – Did Not Chart

Return To Forever

March, 1977 – Return to Forever – “Musicmagic” – Charted Number 38 – 17 Weeks on LP Charts

Supertramp

April, 1977 – Supertramp – “Even In the Quietest Moments” – Charted Number 16 – 49 Weeks on LP Charts

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Charting Single from This LP

45 – A&M 1938 – Give A Little Bit” – Charted Number 15 – June, 1977

Lake

May, 1977 – Lake – “Lake” – Charted Number 92 – 15 Weeks on LP Charts

Charting Single from This LP

45 – Columbia 3-10614 – “Time Bomb” – Charted Number 83 – October, 1977

The Sons of Champlin

May, 1977 – The Sons of Champlin – “Loving Is Why” – Charted Number 188 – 4 Weeks on LP Charts

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Dan Fogelberg

June, 1977 – Dan Fogelberg – “Nether Lands” – Charted Number 13 – 39 Weeks on LP Charts

Carol King

July, 1977 – Carol King – “Simple Things” – Charted Number 17 – 14 Weeks on LP Charts

Single Charting from this LP

45 – Capitol 4497 – “Hard Rock Cafe” – Charted Number 30 – July, 1977

Dennis Wilson

August, 1977 – Dennis Wilson – “Pacific Ocean Blue” – Charted Number 96 – 8 Weeks on LP Charts

Starwood

October, 1977 – Starwood – “Starwood” – Did Not Chart

Chicago

October, 1977 – Chicago – “Chicago XI” – Charted Number 6 – 20 Weeks on LP Charts

45 – Columbia 3-10620 – “Baby, What A Big Surprise” – Charted Number 4 – September, 1977

45 – Columbia 3-10683 – “Little One” – Charted Number 44 – February, 1978

45 – Columbia 3-10737 – “Take Me Back To Chicago” – Charted Number 63 – May, 1978

The Ozark Mountain Daredevils

November, 1977 – The Ozark Mountain Daredevils – “Don’t Look Down” – Charted Number 132 – 10 Weeks on Long Play Charts

O.C. Smith

1977 – O.C. Smith – “Together” – Did Not Chart

Michael Murphey

April, 1978 – Michael Murphey – “Lone Wolf” – Charted Number 99 – 6 Weeks on LP Charts

Matthew Moore

September, 1978 – Matthew Moore – “Winged Horses” – Did Not Chart

Waylon Jennings

October, 1978 – Waylon Jennings – “I’ve Always Been Crazy” – Charted Number 48 – 24 Weeks on LP Charts

James Vincent

1978 – James Vincent – “Waiting For the Rain” – Did Not Chart

Crawler

1978 – Crawler – “Snake, Rattle and Roll” – Did Not Chart

Creed

1978 – Creed – “Creed” – Did Not Chart

Lake

1978 – Lake – “Lake II” – Did Not Chart

Frank Zappa

January, 1979 – Frank Zappa – “Sleep Dirt” – Charted Number 175 – 4 Weeks on LP Charts

Trillion

January, 1979 – Trillion – “Trillion” – Did Not Chart

The Beach Boys

March, 1979 – The Beach Boys – “L.A. (Light Album)” – Charted Number 100 – 13 Weeks on LP Charts

Charting Singles from This LP

45 – Caribou 9026 – “Here Comes The Night” – Charted Number 44 – March, 1979

45 – Caribou 9029 – “Good Timin'” – Charted Number 40 – April, 1979

45 – Caribou 9030 – “Lady Lynda” – Charted Number 39 Adult Contemporary – June, 1979

Sam The Band

June, 1979 – Sam the Band – “Play It Again Sam” – Did Not Chart

Dan Fogelberg

November, 1979 – Dan Fogelberg – “Phoenix” – Charted Number 3 – 39 Weeks on LP Charts

Charting Singles from This LP

45 – Full Moon 9-50824 – “Longer” – Charted Number 2 – December, 1979

45 – Full Moon – “Heart Hotels” – Charted Number 21 – March, 1980

Tony Orlando

1979 – Tony Orlando – “I Got Rhythm” – Did Not Chart

Charting Single from This LP

45 – Casablanca 991 – “Sweets For My Sweet” – Charted Number 54 – July, 1979

Matthew Moore

1979 – Matthew Moore – “The Sport of Guessing” – Did Not Chart

The Sweet Comfort Band

1979 – The Sweet Comfort Band – “Hold On Tight” – Did Not Chart

The Dirt Band

January, 1980 – Dirt Band – “An American Dream” – Charted Number 76 – 14 Weeks on LP Charts

Charting Single from This LP

45 – United Artists 1330 – “An American Dream” – Charted Number 13 – December, 1979

(Linda Ronstadt on harmony vocals)

The Beach Boys

March, 1980 – The Beach Boys – “Keepin’ The Summer Alive” – Charted Number 75 – 10 Weeks on LP Charts

Charting Single from This LP

45 – Caribou 9032 – Charted Number 83 – April, 1980

Switch

April, 1980 – Switch – “Reaching For Tomorrow” – Charted Number 57 – 14 Weeks on LP Charts

Charting Single from This LP

45 – Gordy 7193 – “Love Over and Over Again” – Charted Number 9 R&B Charts – November, 1980

Caribou Various Artists

June, 1980 – Various Artists – “Roadie” – Charted Number 125 – 8 Weeks on LP Charts

Eddie Rabbitt

July, 1980 – Eddie Rabbitt – “Horizon” – Charted Number 19 – 54 Weeks on LP Charts

Charting Singles from This LP

45 – Elektra 46456 – “Drivin’ My Life Away” – Charted Number 5 – June, 1980

45 – Elektra 47066 – “I Love A Rainy Night” – Charted Number 1 – November, 1980

Sailor

October, 1980 – Sailor – “Dressed For Drowning” – Did Not Chart

Sumner Mering

1980 – Sumner Mering – “Sumner” – Did Not Chart

Carl Wilson

March, 1981 – Carl Wilson – “Carl Wilson” – Charted Number 185 – 2 Weeks on LP Charts

July, 1981 – Eddie Rabbitt –  “Step By Step” – Charted Number 23 – 34 Weeks on LP Charts

Charting Singles from This LP

45 – Elektra 47174 – “Step by Step” – Charted Number 1 – July, 1981

45 – Elektra 47239 – “Someone Could Lose A Heart Tonight” – Charted Number 15 – November, 1981

45 – Elektra 47435 – “I Don’t Know Where To Start” – Charted Number 35 – April, 1982

Dan Fogelberg

August, 1981 – Dan Fogelberg – “The Innocent Age” – Charted Number 6 – 62 Weeks on LP Charts

Charting Singles from This LP

45 – Full Moon 50961 – “Same Old Lang Syne” – Charted Number 9 – December, 1980

45 – Full Moon 02488 – “Hard To Say” – Charted Number 7 – August, 1981

Glenn Frey on Harmony vocals

45 – Full Moon 02647 – “Leader of the Band” – Charted Number 9 – November, 1981

45 – Full Moon 02821 – “Run For The Roses” – Charted Number 18 – April, 1982

Sheena Easton

October, 1981 – “You Could Have Been With Me” – Charted Number 47 – 53 Weeks on LP Charts

Charting Singles from This LP

45 – EMI America 8101 – “You Could Have Been With Me” – Charted Number 15 – November, 1981

45 – EMI America 8113 – “When He Shines” – Charted Number 30 – April, 1982

The Beach Boys

November, 1981 – The Beach Boys – “Ten Years Of Harmony” – Charted Number 158 – 8 Weeks on LP Charts

Charting Single from This LP

45 – Caribou 02633 – “Come Go With Me” – Charted Number 18 – November, 1981

William McEuen

1981 – William McEuen – “The Steve Martin Brothers” – Did Not Chart

Lake

1981 – Lake – “Ouch!” – Did Not Chart

Kinesis

1981 – Kinesis – “New Life” – Did Not Chart

Kris Kristofferson

1981 – Kris Kristofferson – “To the Bone” – Did Not Chart

Ali Thomson

1981 – Ali Thomson – “Deception Is An Art” – Did Not Chart

Billy Joe Shaver

1981 – Billy Joe Shaver – “I’m Just An Old Chunk Of Coal…. But I’m Gonna Be a Diamond Someday” – Did Not Chart

Blackhawk

1981 – Blackhawk – “Transitions” – Did Not Chart

Amy Grant

1982 – Amy Grant – “Age to Age” – Did Not Chart

Shooting Star

August, 1982 – Shooting Star – “III Wishes” – Charted Number 82 – 9 Weeks on LP Charts

Carl Wilson

February, 1983 – Carl Wilson – “Youngblood” – Did Not Chart

Al Di Meola

October, 1983 – Al Di Meola – “Scenario” – Charted Number 128 – 6 Weeks on LP Charts

Michael Brewer

1983 – Michael Brewer – “Beauty Lies” – Did Not Chart

David Meece

1983 – David Meece – “Count the Cost” – Did Not Chart

Rare Silk

1983 – Rare Silk – “New Weave” – Did Not Chart

Glenn Frey

June, 1984 – Glenn Frey – “The Allnighter” – Charted Number 22 – 65 Weeks on LP Charts

Charting Singles from This LP

45 – MCA 52413 – “Sexy Girl” – Charted Number 20 – June, 1984

45 – MCA 52461 – “The Allnighter” – Charted Number 54 – September, 1984

Dio

July, 1984 – Dio – “The Last In Line” – Charted Number 23 – 35 Weeks on LP Charts

Dan Fogelberg

February, 1984 – Dan Fogelberg – “Windows and Walls” – Charted Number 15 – 27 Weeks on LP Charts

Charting Singles from This LP

45 – Full Moon 04314 – “The Language Of Love” – Charted Number 13 – February, 1984

45 – Full Moon 04447 – “Believe In Me” – Charted Number 48 – April, 1984

First Born

1984 – First Born – “First Born” – Did Not Chart

Dio

1984 – Dio – “Mystery” – Did Not Chart

Amy Grant

April, 1985 – Amy Grant – “Straight Ahead” – Charted Number 133 – 20 Weeks on LP Charts

Amy Grant

May, 1985 – Amy Grant – “Unguarded” – Charted Number 35 – 38 Weeks on LP Charts

Charting Singles from This LP

45 – A&M 2734 – “Find A Way” – Charted Number 29 – May, 1985

45 – A&M 2762 – “Wise Up” – Charted Number 66 – August, 1985

The Beach Boys

June, 1985 – The Beach Boys – “The Beach Boys” – Charted Number 52 – 14 Weeks on LP Charts

Singles Charting from This LP

45 – Caribou 04913 – “Getcha Back” – Charted Number 26 – May. 1985

45 – Caribou 05433 – “It’s Gettin’ Late” – Charted Number  82 – August, 1985

December, 1985 – Amy Grant – “A Christmas Album” – Charted Number 5 Holiday Charts – 23 Weeks on LP Charts

Rare Silk

1985 – Rare Silk – “American Eyes” – Did Not Chart

Reggae Jackson

1986 – Reggae Jackson – “Smash Hits” – Did Not Chart

(Recording on this LP began in 1985 before the Caribou caught fire and ceased operation)

 

 

 

Music Ad’s “C”ache…

May 23, 2019
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Music Trade Advertising Alpha Musicians “C”

From Sebastian Cabot (remember him?) to Brian Epstein’s “Crykle” we come full circle to all of those singers and groups falling into the “C” musician data base.  (Click on the image above or here to visit the whole current assembly located over on my special Music Trade Ad Data Base site).

Who could ever forget Sonny Calelllo or the group called “The Carmel” from the late 1960’s?  How about Angee Castle or Chuck and Gary singing “Teenie Weenie Jeanie” in 1958?  Then there was teen hopeful Johnny Cobb in the early 50’s and crazy Lee Collins with his 1960 “”Two Crazy Scientists” – Remember That?

All the Coopers are here – Christine – Jackie and Jerry!

Enjoy!  Lots more to come!

 

Vinyl Alive & Well In Colorado

May 19, 2019
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Resurgence of Front Range Record Stores

Fort Collins, Colorado

Two new record stores have emerged in Fort Collins, Colorado to compete with the “Bizarre Bazaar” and “Rock N’ Robbins” which are both situated on College Avenue near the CSU Campus.

All Sales Vinyl….

…. owned by Doug Gaddy is open for business – also located on College Avenue but further to the North situated in the heart of the old town district – a great location.

All Sales Vinyl is located at 120 S. College Avenue – phone: 303-955-1519 – cell: 303-803-8349

Intersect Records….

Is located far to the southwest sector of Fort Collins – Situated inside Intersect Brewery – the facility doubles as a boutique like vinyl outlet.

2160 West Drake Road #A1 – 970-682-2041 – Web Site

Speaking of the Bizarre Bazaar…

I stopped by there and had a nice time going through their outside “honor system” bargain books and records – just a quarter each!  And if it is after hours – you can place your quarters in an envelope and drop it in the mail slot.

Also their 45’s (1,000’s of them) are now priced right.

The Bargain Rack

Longmont, Colorado

Two record outlets have relocated in Longmont – one coming in from Boulder, Colorado and the other departing downtown Longmont settling further to the west.

Absolute Vinyl…..

Is back – good news for record hounds – with a great inventory as was the case in Boulder before they closed shop there – and still offering quality stereo components.

Absolute has taken a nice spot on Longmont’s primary drive – 319 Main Street – 303-955-1519 – Facebook Page

Recycled Records….

Is now out on Hover Street with a much larger store – all of the LP’s arranged very nicely – with hundreds of quality collector LP’s displayed along the walls.  Recycled also offers up a nice line of stereo components.

Estes Park, Colorado

Sgt. Pepper’s Music and Video

Not a new store but one I had previously not listed – I always stop by when in beautiful Estes Park – They feature many new collectible type items – many Fab Four in nature – and then all the way to the back entrance of the store is their used LP racks.

Found more than a couple for my own collection through the years.  Worth a visit.

160 East Elkhorn Avenue – 970-586-7624 – Facebook Page

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Here is the Link to my “Rocky Mountain Vinyl Stores” Page

Get in touch should you have knowledge of another Colorado record store missing from the site.

Louise Duncan

Had a nice surprise this week picking up a copy of Denver’s Louise Duncan – a jazz pianist from back in the day.

Louise was a close friend of symphony bassist and jazz player Charlie Burrell who migrated to Denver from Detroit at a young age and who became very entrenched in the Five Points neighborhood music scene.

Here is an excerpt from an earlier Post pertaining to Louise:

“Charlie formed a close friendship with the extraordinary piano player Louise Duncan, who did not usually perform or play in Five Points.  Her usual venue was a long-gone Lakewood, Colorado spot named “The Aviation Club”.

The location was just off Pierce Street and Colfax.  I was able to frequent the Aviation from time-to-time since my future wife’s family had a membership (this WAS NOT a country club in the vein of Cherry Hills, Denver Country Club and so on – but a comfortable place for the “little people”.  The club included a nice olympic-size pool along with a very tiny little par three golf course – probably no more than four or five holes – and finally a quaint little restaurant where Louise chose to play for a considerable length of time.

She was also booked into downtown Denver’s elite restaurant, “Strombergs” (owner Al Stromberg) in what would come to be called “Larimer Square”.  Burrell would make her acquaintance at Stromberg’s where he would dine often after a Denver Symphony performance.  He helped her obtain a considerable boost in performing fees which established their friendship.

Burrell recalls, “I got a lot of my real broad experience in terms of being a good bass player playing with her, because she wouldn’t play in the traditional keys like B-flat, E-flat and A-flat.  She’d play the blues in F-Sharp or B-Natural.  And I had to follow her, you know, it was a challenge!”

The LP I located was recorded at Stromberg’s in Downtown Denver.

Bob Princeton with the Desperados

This LP comes from 1979 with singer song writer Bob Princeton backed by the Colorado group “The Desperados” featuring Max Hannum (keyboards), Dick Frost lead guitar), David Rodriquez (drums) and Ray Wilinski (bass).  This LP was recorded at Denver’s Maximum Sound Studios.