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Colorado Musician Index: Nelson thru Russell

Bonnie Nelson

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Crispy Nelson
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

Susan Nelson

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Suzanne Nelson and Craig Donaldson

Great American 117 – Go With the Nuggets b/w Go With the Nuggets (instrumental) 1976
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Net Shaker

7-inch 33 1/3 – Sleeping Giant Glossolalia SGG-023 – “Crushroom” b/w “Walk and Sing” – 2012

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The New Christy Minstrels

Their very first single in 1963, “Denver” – It failed to chart nationally but sailed to the top of Denver’s KIMN Radio’s Top 50 – remaining at number 1 for 3 weeks.  It did creep onto the “Bubbling Under” Billboard charts for a single week at number 127.

45 – Columbia 4-42673 – “Denver”

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The New Direction

All members of the New Direction migrated to the Denver area where they formed and recorded in Thornton, Colorado. Members included Jerry Lamonica formerly with The Big Sky (sax/piano), Doris Cole (vocals), George Ridley (guitar), Ron Sallee formerly with The Spectres (drums), Robbie Bernstein (keyboards), and Jim Casey formerly with Casey and The String Busters – and Buck Owens.
LP – Chase Records 101 – Now & Then
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The New Mobile Strugglers

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BAND BOX NEW MOBILE STRUGGLERS

The Newcomers

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Joe Newell

LP – Jack The Bear Records – Local Boys First
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The New Riders of the Purple Sage

Former Dener Soul Survivors Allen Kemp and Patrick Shanahan joined up with this West Coast group in the early 1980’s by which time the charting success days were long-past.

45 – A&M 2327 – Night for Making Love b/w Fly Right – 1981

45 – A&M 2352 – No Other Love b/w Full Moon at Midnite – 1981

LP – A&M 4818 – Feelin’ Alright – 1980

The New World Blues Dictionary

Need more information on this 1960’s Colorado garage band.

The Nickel Matchbox (Denver)

Member: Steve Cassells, Mark Kincaid

From Steve in a reply to “Wayne 21 Blog” author: “Wayne – Interesting to read your early Denver rock scene memories. Were you around in ’66? I was in a band called The Nickel Matchbox, and we were the house band at the Exodus for about 6 months after Lothar and the Hand People picked up and moved to NYC. Mark Kincaid was our lead guitar, and later played lead for the Electric Prunes.”

The Night Beats (Denver)

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The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

See the “Nitty Gritty Dirt Band” Page

Tom Nix

45 – RMA 6009 – “Home Along the Highway” Promo

45 – Gold Leat GLM 0502 – “Lady Luck” b/w “No Time to Say Goodbye”

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No Doubt About It

12-Inch – Doubtless 000 – “Young Boys” b/w “All the Girls” – 1984

Cindy Noe

45 – Aire Stream A S005 – “Drive It On Home”

Ce Ce Noll

45 – “Christmas At Home”

The Nomads (Denver/Boulder)

“The Nomads played all the major Denver venues including being one of the house bands at the Galaxy in Denver. We regularly also played the Honeybucket and Tulagis in Boulder. We were contemporaries with the Astronauts, The Soul Survivors, Moonrakers.” Dave Thorne on Mountain Music – “San Francisco Bay Blues” was recorded by Peter, Paul and Mary in 1965 as well as The Brothers Four, The Au Go Go Singers, Glen Yarbrough, Noel Harrison and others.

Group Members:

Dennis Spear – lead guitar
Dave Thorne – keyboards
Pat McCormick – bass
Bruce Wolfe – drums

Pharos 101 – San Francisco Bay Blues/Oh Jennie – 1964

The No Names

Need more information on this 1960’s Colorado garage band.

The NORAD Command Ban

LP – NORAD – Songs of Our Countries
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NORAD Mission Insert into LP
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LP – NORAD NBCH-62-1 – “The NORAD Band at Carnegie Hall” – 1962

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LP – Norad – Music From Norad (with insert photo)
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LP – NORAD 65-1 – “Exciting Sounds from NORAD – 1965

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LP – NORAD 65-11 – The NORAD Cavalcade of Music – Live” – 1965
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Jonas Nordwall & Patti Simon

These are two out-of-state artists (Portland and Seattle) who performed on this commercial release for the newly opened Organ Grinder restaurant in Denver, Colorado

LP – Organ Grinder 101 – “Organ Grinder Pizza – Hurdy Gurdy Shop”

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The Northside Moss

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Now

LP – Now – 1987

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The Nu Two

45 Extended Play – Summit Studios – Fraternity Hymn – Taus They Are A Comin’ b/w A Sister’s Dream – All Taus Are Together
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Gary Neubel

LP -Starstream RTR-8260 – “Colorado Rocks” – KPKE with various Colorado Artists

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Northern Colorado Chapter of American Historical Society of Germans From Russia (Greeley)

LP – Baxter Wall – “Lobsinget Den Herren!” – 1975

LP – Baxter Wall 88-22 – “Geboren, Gestorben, Auferstanden Lent and Easter Songs” – 1978

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LP – Baxter Wall – “Wolga Gesangbuch Lieder” – 1979

Order Sheet for the above three LP’s:

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Antonio Lozano Nunez

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The Nu-Sett (Denver)

The Nu-Sett was a late sixties combo who performed the full gamut of nightclub music including lounge, pop, rock ‘n roll, jazz mixed with some comedy routines. The group included Chuck Mills from The Mastertones/Monarchs on Band Box. Chuck is yet another artist who grew up in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. Buddy Brown grew up in Denver attending Mitchell Elementary School in Denver and then Denver Manual High. He was an Adams State College student. Scotty Roberts came from Illinois, played Denver nightclubs and then joined up with Scotty. Rod Jenkins was a University of Colorado graduate and he played with the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra for a short time.

Group Members:

Buddy Brown – multiple instruments (Steppin’ Brothers – Capricios)
Scotty Roberts – bass (Sierras – Capricios)
Chuck Mills – guitar (Mastertones – Monarchs – Milt Watson’s Wildest Clan)
Rod Jenkins – percussion (Contrasts – Sunshineward – Astronauts)

Recordings – LP’s:

LP – Inn Timate 1001 – An Inn Timate Evening with the Unpredictable Nu-Sett

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NYSSUN – Boulder

45 – Northstar 4818 – “How I Am” b/w “Luck”

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Tom O’Boyle

LP – Devlin Productions CS 06 – “Scott Joplin

45 – Devlin 36265 – The Entertainer b/w Pine Apple Rag – 1974

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Tim O’Brien

LP – Biscuit City 1317 – “Guess Who’s in Town – Eclectic Fiddle” – 1977

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The Obvious (Durango)

Jerry Jimerfield – guitar (The Lords of London – Jimerfield Legend – The Legend – Dragonfly)

45 – Cheetah 1001 – “Here I Stood Before You” b/w “I Don’t Believe”

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Sonny O’Brien

45 – Cougar CR 007 – Lucky Ol’ Colorado – 1983

Tim & Mollie O’Brien

LP – Sugar Hill 3766 – “Take Me Back” – 1985
Recorded at Colorado Sound Studios in Denver, Colorado
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The Bruce Odland Big Band

LP – XO Records – Crossover
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Herman Odom with The Arabian Knights

45 – Melodia BG-1608 – “Missing You” b/w “Don’t Mind the Other Fellow’s Business”

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Herman Odom/Haskall Sadler with the Mellowtones

45 – Melodia BG – “You Can’t Take It Out Of This World” b/w “Bald Headed Woman”

Dennis Michael O’Donnell

45 – O’Donnell Productions 17 – Building a Castle b/w My Life Begins – 1988
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45 – O’Donnell Productions 18 – Save The Children b/w Today’s Last Day – 1988
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Kay O’Donnell

45 – Signet 45-001 – “I’ll Kiss the Tears” b/w “That’s How You’re Waiting for Me”

Offspring (North Denver)

Group Members:

Ed Gallegos (Genesis – Brass Monkey, Distance, Mestizo)
Marc Gonzalez – bass (Genesis – Brass Monkey)
Mike McKern
Ron Smith
Scott Gillam
Charley Vigil (Genesis) Deceased

Okolitza Tamburitzans (Pueblo)

Members:

Mary Ann Miklich (cello) – Tracy Cervi  – John Deverich – Mike Deverich – Mike Lamb – Denise Miketa – Terrianee Miketa – Mark Oreskovich (Brag I, II, II) – Jacque Deverich – Terry Javornik – Sara Kelly – Lisa Miketa – Janine Tice (Prim I, II, III) – Mike Miketa (Bugarija) – Charlie Ames (bass)

LP – C-1953 – “Carousel” – late 1970’s

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Jim Oliver

Musicians:

Diane Sanchez – Diana Geoffries – Luanne Scarbrough – Mike Beasley – Rich Mouser – Tom Gregor – Mike Cline – Don Rambler – Bill Whitaker – Anthony Davis – Warren Groff – Chuck Lucas – John Marquett – Tiny Barge – Jayne Barney

LP – Runaway 607065 – “Runaway Children” – 1086

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45 – Aspen AP 2601 – “Julie’s Song” b/w “Sweet Country Woman” – 1978

“Boogie” Bob Olson

He attended the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley – This is his 1969 LP recorded in Denver
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The O.M.I. Express (Old Miner’s Inn – Creede, Colorado)

Members:

Jim Lamb – guitar
Sam Hendricks – keyboards
Ron Ueckert – bass
Dave Arnold – drums

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Tom Robinson – sax

LP – Mumbo Jumbo 43403 – No Brakes

One Inch Tall

45 EP – King Bee OIT-001 – “Tommy” b/w “Pipe Dreams/Keep In Touch” – 1999

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The Orange Fanatics

7-Inch 33 1/3 – Java Court – “The Sons of Elway” b/w TJ & The Crushers” – 1984

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The Original Rabbits

LP – Rabbit Trax Records 45655 – “Tails From the Big Green” – 1986
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The Original Stablemen

45 – Rock-A-Billy 122 – Quarter Ton Baby b/w Rock-Billy Roll Call

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Orlie and The Saints (Denver)

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Stacie Orrico (Louisville)

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Stacie grew up in the town of Louisville just east of Boulder, Colorado.  She first sang at age 12 in Estes, Colorado in a Christian based event, was discovered there and in short time recorded a hugely successful debut LP “Genuine”.

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The Ortega Brothers (Pueblo)

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Louie Ortiz

45 – AFC West L&S 001 – “We Really Love Our Broncos” b/w “Sugar” – 1987 (with picture sleeve)

Tami Osborne

Musicians: Tami Osborne (guitar/vocals) – Dwight Oyer (guitar) – Michael Berry (drums) – Billy Roland (piano) – LInda Biery (piano) – Rick Moody (flute) – Keven Fallow (guitar)

LP – Eaglegear EP 001 – “Chasin’ Rainbows” – 1978

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Karen Osburn
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

CMHOF KAREN OSBURN

“Karen comes from a musical family.  Her father Jerry was a songwriter and great artist.  He had his own TV show “The Riders Of The Rockies”that aired in the 1950’s both locally and nationally on Denver’s  Own Channel Two.  Karen has a large immediate family including eight children and twenty one grandchildren. She and her band entertain a few times a month around the Denver Metro area.  Karen and her band perform every Thursday night at Lupitas Restaurant near Colfax and Peoria Streets in Aurora.  At this venue, Karen displays an amazing connection with her audience, attracting faithful fans of her music.”

Read her entire biography here

Shad O’Shea

45 – Fraternity 3381 – Colorado Call – 1976

The Other Side Of Time

(Mountain Music Web Site - Michael Stelk)

(Mountain Music Web Site – Michael Stelk)

Daisy 003/004 – Ivan’s Comic Rock Opera In G Minor b/w This Is The End – 1967

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R.S.D. 1 – What Ya Gonna Do? b/w What’s On Your Mind? – 1967

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Otto & Klaus

This LP was recorded in Aurora Colorado’s Hofbrauhaus – Otto migrated from Rumania and Klaus from Germany
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The Ouds (Colorado Springs)

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Our Gang – Colorado Springs

45 – Round N Round 4503 – “Rapunzel” b/w “Here Today Gone Tomorrow”

LP – Archive International AIP 10027 – Highs in the Mid Sixties (Various Colorado Groups)

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The Outcasts

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The Outriggers – Denver

BOSS BAND OUTRIGGERS

From Bob Inman July 13th, 2017:  “A couple of bands originated at at Thomas Jefferson High School in the mid to late 60’s: The Outriggers (Bob Inman, Roger Maul, Buz Binkin, Paul Reginelli and a Dave Entsminger) and The Livin’ Ends (Dave Sondrup, Bob Miller, Irving Andrews and ?)”

They formed in 1965 and all went to high school at Thomas Jefferson

Group Members:

Roger Maul – lead guitar
Bob Inman – drums
Buzz Binkin – guitar
Dave Entsminger – bass

John Overton and ALMA (Center, Colorado)

45 – Fastrack 6003 – “Louie, Louie”

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Gary Owens (KIMN DJ)

LP – Pride 2 – “Put Your Head On My Finger”

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The Ozark Mountain Daredevils

45 – A&M 16333 – Colorado Song – 1975

Eddie Pace

45 – Enterprise E-101 – “Faithful to You” b/w “The U-T Itch”

Pacific Rim

Members: Neal Hellman, Michael Rugg, Robert Force, Albert J’ossche, Bonnie Carol, Bonnie Carol, Michael Hubbert

LP – Biscuit City 1314 – “The Dulcimer Project”

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Mrs. Paige & The Pilgrim Rest Youth Choir

45 – Summit Studios – Jesus Will Fix It All b/w The Storm Is Passing Over
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Pamela

45 – Sugar Mule SM 10002 – “August” b/w “Hold Me Close” (with picture sleeve)

The Paper Taxi (Colorado Springs)

Need more information on this 1960’s Colorado garage band.

Bud Parker & Pals

45 – Brand BR 100 – “Shep” b/w “Little Old Lady (& Little Old Man)”

Jim Parks

45 – Country Style CS 106 – “Alaska Home” b/w “Lord Help Us”

45 – Country Style CS 108 – “Baby That’s All” b/w “Cowboy’s Lovin’ Night”

Passage

Members:

Dee Robinson (guitar) – John Faulkner (guitar) – Bill Kassis (bass) – Andy Gaither (drums)

LP – NTP – “Once is Not Enough” – 1984

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Kenny Passarelli

Kenny Passarelli

Kenny Passarelli

Born in Denver in 1949 – Kenny was a supreme bass guitar player who went on to record with Joe Walsh, Elton John and many others.  He was a co-composer on the Joe Walsh hit “Rocky Mountain Way” which reached #23 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1973.

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45 – RSO 869 – DJ “I’m Never Gonna Break Your Heart” – 1977

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Passarelli also co wrote “A Life Of Illusion” with Walsh in 1981 – Irish release is shown.

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Johnny Paycheck

45 – Epic 8-50469 – Colorado Cool-Aid – 1977

Albert Leon Payne
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

Pat Peale with Will Graves & His Rhythm Rangers

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Pearce Arrow

Members: Brian Waters – Dave Pearce – Howard Cano – Carol VanNetta – Rich Carroll – Glen Whatley

(Not to be confused with national artists “Piece Arrow”

LP – Nova BMC-80104 – “Big Music America Contest” – 1980 (with various Colorado Artists)

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The Pearl Street Jazz Band (Boulder)

They started around 1976 performing around the Denver area and in Central City – Members included Jeff Frank (banjo), Phil Demaree (bass), Neil Fischer (trombone), Jim Moore (drums), Darrell Grant (piano), Bentley Taylor (clarinet) and Steve Bauman (clarinet), Lance Acker (clarinet – would go on to join the “Queen City Jazz Band”), Mike Varnscoy (piano).

LP – Proud Mother 34270 – Pearl Street Jazz Band – 1978
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LP – Proud Mother 36262 – “From Some Hot 78’s” – 1978

LP – Proud Mother 32058 – “Dixieland Album” – 1978

The Peddlers

LP – AM Ped AP 1010 – “Live”

Penetration (Denver)

Need more information on this 1960’s Colorado garage band.

Other recorded songs not released from the 1960’s:

“The Longer You Hang Around” & “My Mind Goes High”

Penny’s Worth of Now (Boulder)

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Bob Perry & The Sundowners
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

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45 – Bandera 1301 – “Can’t Hardly Wait” – b/w “Two Tiny Rings” – 1958

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45 – Bandera 1303 – “Weary Blues Goodbye” b/w “The Rest of My Life” – 1959

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45 – Bandera 1305 – “Don’t Say Those Things” b/w “It’s The Way You Are” – 1960

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45 – Top Rank RA 2063 – “Juke Box” b/w “Blue Tears”

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Jim Perry & The Hesitations

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Gretchen Peters (Boulder)

Gretchen started off in Colorado and went on to a successful country career performing and writing for other artists including Randy Travis and Patty Loveless.

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The Hal Peters Trio

45 – Rock-A-Billy – Heartbreakin’ Love b/w Blue Blue Heartarche

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Jim Peters
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

Park Peters

LP – Rainfall 1010 – Positively Yours – 1982
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Rodeo Jim Peters with His Western Ramblers

45 – Mountain Records 303 – “Country Girl In a Mini-Skirt” b/w “To My Darling With Love”

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45 – Master 1115 – “Born to Be What I Am” b/w “Broken Heart Still Holds Love”

45 – Mountain 105 – “G. I. Sam In Viet Nam” b/w “My Companion”

Larry Peterson (The Red Baron)

45 – Outpouring OES001 – “The Farmer’s Lament” b/w “The Workin’ Man”

Kid Pharaoh

45 – Rock-A-Billy 109 – I Ain’t In Love With You/Repo Man b/w Kidd Pharaoh

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Phase II (Pueblo)

EP 33 1/3 – Nightrider NR-101 – Goddess of Dreams – 1979

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The Pheffernuzy (Colorado Springs)

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Maxine Brown Phillips

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Bonnie Phipps (Boulder)

Bonnie is also a member of Colorado’s Mother Folkers.

“Bonnie Phipps has made her living through music since the 1980s. She has recorded and performed with The Colorado Folk Ensemble, which featured intricate arrangements with autoharp, cello, violin, and guitar. Pete Wernick (of Hot Rise fame) described the group’s sound as “Old Time New Age Chamber Music” — a blend of traditional, classical, and jazz elements. The ensemble toured for Columbia Artists Management doing community concerts around the Western states. They also played at many prestigious folk venues, including the Hudson River Revival, Philadelphia Folk Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Kerrville Folk Festival, Winfield Folk Festival, and Old Songs Festival.” (from her web site)

Visit the Bonnie Phipps web site

LP – Kicking Mule 228 – Autoharpin’ 198
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LP – Kid’s Records KRL 1022 – “I Wuv You!” – 1986

Musicians: Bonnie Phipps (autoharp – vocals) – Scott Bennett (guitar) – Eric Levine (fiddle) – Duane Webster (bass) – Harry Bruckner (bass) – Mary Flower (dobro – Mary also released a solo LP) – Charlie Provenz (mandolin) – Dave Metsch (harmonica) – Doug Berch (dulcimer) – Karl Dise (concertina) – Nick Rossi (cello) – Marie Walker (banjo) – Brad Bowles (vocals) – Molly O’Brien (vocals) – & Kid’s Chorus

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Lynn Phipps
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

The Phipps Family

45 – PR 45-001 – “Love Forever” b/w “Going Away” (with picture sleeve)

Phish

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The Grateful Dead heirs have appeared in Colorado many times and have a huge cult-following here – The photo above is from a Colorado mountain town – trying to figure out which one (Crested Butte?) from 1988

Phoenix Rising

Group Members:

Tom Brawley – bass
Brian Woodrich – keyboards
Gerome Gilmer – keyboards
Randy Chavez – guitar
Larry Thompson – drums

LP – Back to Back – 1988 Colorado Songwriter’s Awards – 1988 (various artists)

Phroomf

Here is a commercial endeavor promoting a doll, a book and the record which was sponsored by Optimum Manufacturing in Denver – a company long-gone apparently. Same song is on both sides.
45 – Phroomf – Optimum Manufacturing, Inc. – Phroomf
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The Pick and Hammer Show

LP – “Denver Adventures in Blunderland” – 1962

Lee Picket & The Screamers

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Lee Pickett is of course Band Box recording artist Lee Chandler of the Blue Rhythms. The “Dee Jay” release is a reissue and I don’t believe the Rhythms have benefited from it’s sale. Future Blue Rhythm Marvin Ross was also a member of The Screamers and played on the “Fatty Patty” single. The Hollywood label – Jolt – placed this name on the release in spite of the group being already named the Blue Rhythms.

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45 – Dee Jay Jamboree 45-105 – “Fatty Patty” b/w “She Left Me with the Blues” (Germany)

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Art Picozzi

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Suzanne “Soupy” Pierson

45 – Souperb SP 45-102 – “Twenty First Century Woman” b/w “A Story of Loving You”

William Pierson (Narrator)

LP – Review Corporation RV-1000 – “The Pain and the Pride – 200 Years of Marine Corps History” – 1974 (recorded in Denver)

PIERSON WILLIAM S. - REVIEW (1) PIERSON WILLIAM S. - REVIEW (2)

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Pipe Dream

This record was cut in Eerie, Colorado. Nothing is known of the artist
45 – Dream 2120178 – Walk The Board b/w White Cap
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Plastic 3-A

Test Pressing from 1994

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The Platte River Jazz Band

Platte River formed in the mid 1970’s in Denver and played often in California as well. The group was comprised of Al Brisson (tuba), Bob Cooke (trumpet), Gordon Ellinger & Jack Cook (drums), Ray Leake (piano), Verne Beebe (trombone), Dennis Condreay (banjo) Bill Murray (piano) Dennis Condreay (banjo) and Bill Paantarelli (clarinet)

LP – PR 33014 – The Platte River Band Volume 1
PLATTE RIVER JAZZ BAND 33014 (1) PLATTE RIVER JAZZ BAND 33014 (2)
PLATTE RIVER JAZZ BAND - PRJB 33014 - RA PLATTE RIVER JAZZ BAND - PRJB 33014 - RB

LP – PR 38702 – I’ll Be A Friend With Pleasure
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The Pleasant Street Blues Band (Denver)

Need more information on this 1960’s Colorado garage band.

Barney Plotkin

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BAND BOX 1002 PLOTKIN PHOTOS (2)

Plumb Loco

They released this LP in 1982 – Members included Russ Bergstrom (pedal steel), Eric Graf (piano), John Turner (percussion), Mickey Carey (vocals), Joe Wells (bass), Louie Finch (guitar) and Dan Wilson (guitar)
LP – Radiant Star 822 – Plumb Loco – 1982
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The Polaras (Denver)

This Denver area group recorded on the same label as the local area Nomads – Pharos – but little is yet known about them.

Recordings – 45’s:

Pharos 100 – Cricket/Breaker – 1964

Polaras - Pharos 100 - 64 A Polaras - Pharos 100 - 64 B
Western Cine – Polara 500/Keep ‘a Knockin’ (test pressing shown)

Polaras - WC A Polaras - WC B

Poco

POCO

Country-Rock pioneer band Poco rose from the ashes of Buffalo Springfield when band members Richard Furay, Rusty Young and Jim Messina decided to launch their new band with the addition of George Grantham on drums and Randy Meisner on bass. The year was 1969 and the group truly had the ingredients for super group status.

Both Young and Grantham had been part of the Denver group The Boenzee Cryque and Meisner came through Colorado to first join up with The Poor in Denver who’s lineup included members of Denver’s Soul Survivors and The Moonrakers. Visit the Poco Discography Page for a complete overview.

Joyce Marie Poole

LP – “Joyce Marie Sings Tears Of Love”

The Poor

(Mountain Music Web Site - Michael Stelk)

(Mountain Music Web Site – Michael Stelk)

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The Poor were sort of a Colorado’s poor man’s all star band never receiving the attention which they certainly warranted.

Original Group Members:

Veeder Van Dorn (guitar) – Surfin’ Classics 1963 – Moonrakers 1964 – Worked with Sugarloaf on sessions
Allen Kemp (guitar) – Vaqueros 1962 – Esquires 1964 – Soul Survivors 1965 – Stone Canyon Band – New Riders of the Purple Sage (Deceased)
Pat Shanahan (drums) – Esquires 1964 – Soul Survivors 1965 – Stone Canyon Band – New Riders of the Purple Haze
John Day (keyboards) – Esquires 1965
Randy Meisner (bass) – Stone Canyon Band – Poco – Eagles – solo work
Randy Naylor (guitar)

Recordings – 45’s:

45 – York 402 – “Love is Real” b/w “She’s Got The Time”

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45 – York – 404 – “Knowing You, Loving You” b/w “My Mind Goes High”

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45 – Loma 2062 – “Once Again” b/w “How Many Tears”

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45 – Decca 32318 – “Feelin’ Down” b/w “Come Back Baby”

DECCA 32318 - POOR (1) DECCA 32318 - POOR (2)

LP – Archive International AIP 10027 – Highs in the Mid Sixties (Various Colorado Groups)

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Billy Poore

45 – Rock-A-Billy – A Whole Lotta Racket b/w Fool Fool Fool

RB 121 RED RB 121 B

Port Huron Statement

45 – Bob Dillon Records BDR 12 – “Maggies Farm” b/w “Lay Down” – 1984

PORT HURON A PORT HURON B

PORT HURON C PORT HURON D

The Possumtrotters

Members: Sandy Jarrad (bass) – Jo-Ann Owens (banjo) – Lynn Massa -Buster Jenkins (fiddle) – Don Curtis (guitar)

LP Big Sandy 742 – “Go Tell It On the Mountain” – 1973

POSSUMTROTTERS LP TURE GOSPEL (1) POSSUMTROTTERS LP TURE GOSPEL (2)

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Elmer Possumtrot and the Possumtrotters

45 – Big Sandy 742 – The Little Old Green Valley b/w Old Blue – 1973
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45 – Big Sandy 743 – “Life of a Poor Boy” b/w “Stormy Horizons”

The Post War Baby Boom (Denver)

Need more information on this 1960’s Colorado garage band.

Adrienne Posta

45 – Crested Butte 1207 – Dog Song b/w Express Yourself – 1973
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Pott County Pork & Bean Band

LP – Fine Arts – Spreadin’ It – 1975

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Dan Pottenjack – Pueblo

45 – Dapam Plus 20703 – “Ain’t Givin Up” b/w “The Auctioneer”
(The label accidentally omitted Pottenjack’s name – and thus it was penciled in)
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Prairie Moon

Prairie Moon formed in the late 1970’s anchored by Ann and Bob Ramsey. The Ramseys continued playing as a duo into the 21st Century. Today, Bob performs at the El Pacifico Restaurant in Grand Lake, Colorado. Ann resides in New Castle near Glenwood Springs. She says that she plays the fiddle for fun these days. She is studying graphic arts, and has written and illustrated three children’s books. You can visit her web site to witness her many talents. Also visit Bob’s web site.
LP – North Wind 1028 – Now Appearing – 1982
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The Prairie Wranglers

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The Preps

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Don Preston

Preston was born in Denver but exited stage left at the age of 8.  He went on to play with Leon Russell, Joe Cocker, George Harrison and more.  He is not the Don Preston of the Mothers of Invention.

Pretty  in Pink & The Brass Taxx

45 – Airport RRL 22988 – “Angel Man (It’s My Garden)” – 1988

Greg Price

Denver area folk musician who performed in the 1979 Swallow Hill Music Organization benefit concert.

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Marion Price

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Pat Price

45 – J-Bo 45-358 – “Memory Day” b/w “It Took A Lot of Love (To Let You Go)

Ray Price

45 – Viva 7-29458 – Coors in Colorado – 1983

The Prickly Pair

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Bob Princeton & The Desperadoes

LP – Table Mountain – Ladies, Loves & Legends
PRINCETON BOB LP A PRINCETON BOB LP B

The Pringles

LP – Denim Diamonds 1004 – “Going Home to Colorado”
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Private Bo

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Private Life

LP – 52nd Street 6299 – Mental Image – 1986
PRIVATE LIFE A PRIVATE LIFE B

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Michael Proctor

45 – Celesta – “A Tribute to Mother”

Promise (Boulder)

LP – Promise? – 1980

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Propinquity

Band Members: Jeff Harper, Pat Hubbard, Mel Stonebraker, Carla Sciaky, and Jason Potter
LP – Owl 4222 – Propinquity – 1972
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45 – Owl 4048 – People Come b/w Standing in the Doorway – 1971
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The Psychedelic Syndicate (Denver(

Need more information on this 1960’s Colorado garage band.

Pueblo Colorado

LP – American Artists AAS-1630 – “We Are the Heart”

The Pueblo Symphony Chorale

LP – USA Gia MS-143 – “In Europe”

LP – USA Gia MS-144 – “The Pueblo Symphony Chorale”

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Puppetteer

45 – WaveRay WR 75001 – “Medallion/Outdated” b/w “All Turned Around/Don’t Want to Heart It” – 1987 (with picture sleeve)

Chuck Pyle

Chuck passed away on November 6th, 2015

From Chuck’s biography:

“Chuck Pyle has won high praise from both fans and peers alike throughout an inspired performance career of over 40 years. When reviewers first gave him the “Zen Cowboy” moniker, he decided to, as he says, “Always ride the horse in the direction it’s going,” and took the nickname to heart, shaving his head and blending his upbeat perspective with old-fashioned horse sense. He mixes infectiously hummable melodies with straight-from-the-saddle poetry, quoting bumper stickers, proverbs, world leaders and old cowboys.

An accomplished songwriter, Chuck’s songs have been recorded by John Denver, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Suzy Bogguss. Country fans know him best for writing, “Cadillac Cowboy”, recorded by the late Chris LeDoux, and “Jaded Lover”, recorded by Jerry Jeff Walker.”

Chuck Pyle’s Obituary

LP – Urban Sound 781 – Drifter’s Wind
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Compositions

“Better Things” – Hoi Polloi – 1968

“Jaded Lover” – Jerry Jeff Walker – 1975

“I’ll Say I Love You” b/w “For The Rest of My Forever” – W. T. Hooker – 1979

“Real Love” – Maxine Watta – 1983

“Other Side of the Hill” – Rusty Wier – 1985

“Cadillac Cowboy – Chris Ledoux – 1992

LP – Camelrock – 1995

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LP – Spaces In Between

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LP – Keepin’ Time by the River – 1998

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Queen

The glamour rock band appeared on the campus of Regis College (now Regis University) in North Denver on April 16th, 1974 along with fellow U.K. band Mott the Hoople.

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The Queen City Jazz Band

The Queen City Jazz Band (Image from "The Denver Eye")

The Queen City Jazz Band (Image from “The Denver Eye”)

This from Scott Yanow on the KEZW web site:

“The Queen City Jazz Band has been one of the longest-running active American dixieland-oriented bands of the past 40 years. They began with a weekend gig at a small roadhouse near Denver in 1958 originally called “Greg Allen’s Mon-Vue Village” and since that time has appeared at a countless number of festivals, clubs and on over 20 recordings for Audiophile and their own Happy Hairy Zeno Productions. The group has through the years gone through a lot of turnover; in fact none of the musicians on their 1966 Audiophile Lp was still performing with the band by 1975!

Mid 1960’s members included Dave Moldenhaurer (cornet), Steve Watson (tuba), Gordon Ellinger (drums), Mary Ann Kay (vocals), Lee Peters (clarinet), Ron Harrison (piano), Alan Frederickson (trombone, Bob Burdick (banjo), Herb Ordelheide (banjo), Ray Leake (piano), Bill Clark (tuba), Maurie Walker (banjo) and Jack Cook (drums).

The 1993 lineup consisted of the leader Bill Clark on tuba, trumpeter John Bartmann, Lance Acker on reeds, trombonist Mark Janicki, pianist Hank Troy, banjoist Jim Tracy, drummer Marl Shanahan and Wende Harston on vocals. Despite the change in personnel, the basic goal and style of the group has remained the same, drawing its inspiration from 1920’s jazz but developing its own sound within the tradition.”

LP – Zeno 94 – The Queen City Jazz Band of Denver Colorado
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LP – Zeno 98 – The Saints Go Stomping In
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LP – Zeno 100 – Here ‘Tis
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LP – Zeno 101 – Here ‘Tis Again
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LP – Zeno 104 – Everything Is Hotsy Totsy Now
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LP – Zeno 849 – 20 Years 1958 – 1978
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LP – Audiophile 88 -The Queen City Jazz Band
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LP – Zeno 99 – The Queen City Ragtime Ensemble
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LP – Zeno 101 – Here ‘Tis Again
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LP – Zeno – Everybody’s Rag – It Get’s You Going
QUEEN CITY JAZZ EVERYBODYS

Ginger Quillen

45 – Mountain 1060 – “If You Make Me Choose You’ll Lose” b/w “He Makes Me Feel Like a Woman”

Harlan Quinn

LP – Sanpiper – “Harlan Quinn”

Eddie Rabbitt (Caribou Ranch)

The following LP and hit Single were recorded at the Caribou Ranch outside of Nederland:

CARIBOU 1980 - EDDIE RABBITT LP CARIBOU 1980 - EDDIE RABBITT 45

Don Rader

45 – Rock-A-Billy 502 – Whole Lotta Shakin b/w Goodbye I Hate to See You Go

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The Radford-Lewis Band – Colorado Springs

45 – Garvelland 99 – Gold in the Rails b/w Whenever I’m Alone – 1979

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45 – Quality 10678 – “Cactus Wine” b/w “Old Man Looking Through A Young Man’s Eyes” – 1979

Pearl Rae

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LP – Raemax – “Welcome to the World”

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45- Raemax – Where Does The Summer Go b/w Where Have My Yesterdays Gone
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Rainbow Canyon

LP – Capitol 11272 – Rollin’ in the Rockies – 1974
RAINBOW CANYON LP A RAINBOW CANYON LP B
45 – Capitol 3836 – Invisible Song – Promotional – 1974
RAINBOW CANYON 45 A RAINBOW CANYON 45 B
45 – Capitol 3876 – Promotional – Hot to Hold You – 1974
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Marvin Rainwater

45 – Hornet 005 – Henryetta, Oklahoma b/w City of Angels
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Don Rainey

45 – BG 7678 – “Read Listen Learn Lesson 1” b/w “Read Listen Learn Lesson 2”
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The Rainy Daze (Denver)

Rainy Daze

The group formed in the mid 1960’s – Tim Gilbert penned their big hit “That Acapulco Gold” along with his C.U. roommate John Carter. The duo also penned “Incense and Peppermints” which was recorded by label mates The Strawberry Alarm Clock. Like their fellow Colorado band – The Boenzee Cryque – they were signed to the small Chicory label by Frank Slay – who attended Colorado Battle of the Bands events – as did many record executives from around the country. He produced songs for both groups. Fred Bronson in his book “The Billboard Book of Number 1 Hits” relates a great story about “Incense and Peppermints”. While still students – they were approached by Slay to provide words for the tune. Carter said the words to the song were simply “meaningless” but rhyming nouns. The song sailed to the top of the charts to number 1 in November of 1967.

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Group Members:

Tim Gilbert – guitar
Kip Gilbert – drums
Mac Ferris – lead guitar
Sam Fuller – bass
Bob Heckendorf – keyboards

Chicory 404 – That Acapulco Gold/In My Mind Lives a Forest – 1967

Rainy Daze - Chicory 404 - 66 A Rainy Daze - Chicory 404 - 66 B
Uni 55002 – That Acapulco Gold/In My Mind Lives a Forest – Charted March 11, 1967 – 4 Weeks – Peaks #70

Rainy Daze - Uni 55002 - 67 - A Rainy Daze - Uni 55002 - 67 - B
Uni 55011 – Good Morning Mr. Smith/Discount City – Charted May 6th, 1967 – 4 Weeks – Peaks #118

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Uni 55026 – Blood of Oblivion/Stop Sign – 1967 White Whale 279 – My Door is Always Open/Makes Me Laugh – 1968

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Uni 55045 – If We Stick Together/Early October – 1967 (by Rainy Daze member Tim Gilbert)

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White Whale 279 – Make Me Laugh/My Door Is Always Open

Rainy Daze - White Whale 279 - 68 - A Rainy Daze - White Whale 279 - 68 - B

45 – IP 100 – Acapulco Gold b/w What Are You Holdin’ (Besides Me) with King Toke

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Uni 3002/73002 – That Acapulco Gold – 1967

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LP – KIMN 2015 – 21 KIMN Classics – (contains “That Acapulco Gold”)

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LP – Psychedelic Unknowns – Contains “Make Me Laugh” by the Rainy Daize

RAINY DAZE VARIOUS LP A W MAKE ME LAUGH

LP – Archive International AIP 10027 – Highs in the Mid Sixties (Various Colorado Groups)

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Ralph & Clyde (Grand Junction)

LP – Big J 9941 – Getting Inside with Ralph ‘n’ Clyde”

LP – Big J – “Clyde and Ralph Present Ralph ‘n’ Clyde”

RALPH AND CLYDE

LP – Big J 38229 – “Listen To The Lights In The Rain”

RALPH AND CLYDE LP A RALPH AND CLYDE LP C

RALPH AND CLYDE LP B RALPH AND CLYDE LP D

45 – Big J 45-5588 – “It’ll Be Me” b/w “Holding On Forever Kind of Love”

45 – Big J 45-5587 – Cold & Dusty Morning b/w Julia Jones
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45 – Big J38230 – “Lights In the Rain” b/w “Born to Lose”

John Ralston

After his Bronco career, John Ralston became an inspirational business speaker in Denver – a grad of the Dale Carnegie group – He came to our pathetic little business in Montbello and spoke.  Very boring – very non-inspiring – and nothing changed in our business.

LP – “The Face in the Mirror”

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The Ramblin Blues – Denver

I learned about this group from a Post relating to the Moonraker reunion concert in Denver in August, 2015. The Ramblin Blues were all from George Washington High School. They were managed by Richard Whetstone when they were in High School. Whetstone went on to join the national group – The Electric Prunes.

Group Members:

Don Scott – guitar
Robbie Chamberlain – drums (later with Zephyr)
Nick Taro – Lead Guitar

Bob Ramsey

45 – Peaceable 6 – Rainy  Windy Sunshine (Roadeo Road) b/w Journey on the Colorado – 1976

RAN (Denver)

45 EP – Silverfox – “A Time to Dream/Mussolini’s Head” b/w “John Says/A Transient Place” – 1993

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Randy Rock

LP -Starstream RTR-8260 – “Colorado Rocks” – KPKE with various Colorado Artists

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Bob Ransom (Aspen)

Bob played at the Copper Kettle in Aspen

LP – Curtis 42503 – “The Piano Style of Bob Ransom – From Aspen With Love”

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Jim Ransom

This is a 1977 release on the Biscuit City label out of Denver
Band Members: Jim Ransom (guitars/vocals), Carolin Kremers (violin), Charles Sawtelle (guitar), T. M. Goat (banjo), Dave Metsch (harmonica), Peter Wasner (piano), N. C. Bull (bass), Richard Dean (guitar), Dan McCrimmon (harmonica) and Harry Tuft (back up vocals)

LP – Biscuit City 1303 – “Just Come Along for the Ride”

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LP – Biscuit City 1307 – “The Escape of J. D. MacKenzie and Other Songs” – 1976

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LP – Biscuit City 1312 – Ransom Notes – 1977
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LP – Blue Star Recording Society 743223 – Dreams of the Skies – 1982
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Rare Moments

LP – 81 x 55 – “A Musical Spectacular” – 1978

Bo Ratliff

See the CLW Records Label Page

Abe Ravin – MD – University of Colorado

Here is a strange release – one in a very large series put out by the pharmaceutical giant Merck Sharp & Dohme:

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The Ravens – Denver

BOSS BAND RAVENS

Group Members:

Rick Ortega – lead guitar (North High School)
Rich Pacheco – rhythm guitar (Manual High School)
Paul Garcia – drums (St. Cajetan’s High School)
Claude Garica – guitar (St. Cajetan’s High School)

Ginger Ray
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

Jerry Ray

4 5- Gold Mine – “Bald Headed Woman” b/w “Here We Are Again”

Ronnie Ray
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

Hal Raymonds

45 – Castle Rock – “Take a Stand” b/w “The Divorce Song”

The Razor’s Edge

LP -Starstream RTR-8260 – “Colorado Rocks” – KPKE with various Colorado Artists

RADIO KPKE (3) RADIO KPKE (4)

RADIO KPKE (1) RADIO KPKE (2)

Red Barn

45 Flexi – “Sounds of the American West” – 1969 (with picture sleeve)

The Red Line Rockets

45 – Rock-A-Billy 127 – Wrong Side of the Tracks b/w Get Lost

RB 127 YEL RB 127 B

Otis Redding (and the Shooters)

See the Finer Arts discography Page

Dean Reed (Wheat Ridge)

See the “Dean Reed Page”

Singer, Actor, Activist

Singer, Actor, Activist

Dizzy Reed (Boulder)

Dizzy came to Colorado as a youngster when his family moved to Boulder.  He attended Boulder’s Fairview High School.  His first band (in sixth grade) was called the “Hairy Bananas”.  Later he would be a member of Colorado bands Gauntlet and Bootleg.  Reed departed Colorado to find his niche in California in 1983 and where he landed in the big time as keyboardist for Guns n Roses.

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Dianne Reeves (Denver)

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Dianne moved from Detroit to Denver where she grew up eventually attending The University of Colorado in Boulder where she was discovered and embarked on a long and successful career as a jazz singer.

The Regents

It has not been verified that this group had any Colorado direct ties other than recording this single on Denver’s Century label. Love the sound they put out and would love to know more about them. The test pressing shown here was placed on Ebay by a Pueblo, Colorado resident and it seems that this adds credence to the Regents being a legit Colorado band.

REGENTS - CENTURY TEST PRESS 1 REGENTS - CENTURY TEST PRESS 2

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Monte Reid

45 – L. C. Ray HR 1001 – “Still I Want to Play” b/w “Slow and Easy”

The Rendon Brothers

The Rendon Brothers are Kenny and Floyd. Earlier incarnations of the Rendon Brothers backed The Fantabulous Jags in the 1960’s as well as other rock-based acts. They performed with local singer Frankie Rino and accompanied him to a three year stint in Las Vegas where they performed at the Riviera and Stardust Hotels along with other venues. I believe Kenny passed away.
Kenny and Floyd are joined on this LP by Buddy Cisco (drums), and Dean Tellefson (latin percussion).

LP – Ken Flo – From Us To You
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The Rendon Brothers with The Fantabulous Jags

See “The Fantabulous Jags” Listing

Renegade

LP -Starstream RTR-8260 – “Colorado Rocks” – KPKE with various Colorado Artists

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RADIO KPKE (1) RADIO KPKE (2)

Ann Reno

45 – Mountain 1053 – “It’s All Over Now” b/w “What Kind of Fool”

45 – Mountain 1054 – “Rain is The Tear Drops of Angels” b/w “I Won’t Cry Anymore”

45 – Mountain 1059 – “I Don’t Need You Any More” b/w “Memories of Home”

REO Speedwagon

In 1973, while performing at Tulagi’s in Boulder, Colorado – band member Gary R composed their first charting record (#94 in the Spring of 1977).

REO 01 REO 02

Reunion/Bar Codes

45 – HE 100 – “Run Run Run” b/w “Here to Ear”

Bill Reynolds

45 – Desert DR 3 – “Kansas City Lights” b/w Instrumental Version

Jody Reynolds

Reynolds was born in Denver but departed at the age of seven – Best known for his 1958 hit “Endless Sleep” which peaked at number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100.

This from Country Paul Payton:

“I never knew Jody Reynolds a Denverite. While I think “Endless Sleep” is a timeless, another track deserves attention that it never got. Reynolds partnered with Bobbie Gentry in 1963 for “Requiem For Love” (Titan 1736). Global Dog, which is usually correct, gives the release date as 1963, although in the YouTube posting someone says it didn’t come out until October 1967, when Gentry’s “Ode to Billie Joe” hit. Perhaps it was reissued, as Global Dog shows a late Titan issue in 1967. I’ve never seen the label, but a commenter said the credit read “Jody & Bobbie,” and another commenter noted: “You can see where Nancy and Lee got their inspiration from.” Listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfEw6-YSxR0

By the way, there’s a faithful cover of “Endless Sleep” by Marty Stuart here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h68kq6zr1WY Perhaps “Requiem for Love” could get a reading from him and his wife, Connie Smith (unless, of course, Bobbie Gentry is still alive and in good voice). Just imagining….”

REYNOLDS JODY

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Marie Rhines

Musicians include Dick Weissman who was with John Phillips and Scott MacKenzie in “The Journeymen”, Dan McCrimmon, Charlie Burrell and Nancy Clegg

LP – Biscuit City BC 1323 – “Tartans & Sagebrush”

Ricardo

LP – Bixler – On The Rise
RICARDO - BIXLER 1 - C (1) RICARDO - BIXLER 1 - C (2)
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David Rice

45 – Very Last Records NR 11431 – “Take Flight” b/w “Zoo” – 1980 (with picture sleeve)

Fuzzy Rice
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

Pete Richmond – Commerce City

45 – World Label WLM 379 – “Green to Blue” b/w “Don’t Do Anything”

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45 – World Label WLM 793 – “Outside Your Love (Looking In)” b/w “Miniature Heartache”

Richy “C” with the Casanovas

45 – Alta Vista 1148 – “Sometimes” b/w “A Medias De La Roche”
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William K. Riddell & James R. Rooney

LP – Mark Morris 6990 – “The Aged Dog” – 1963

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Ann Rino
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

Frankie Rino (& The Checkmates – The Innovations – The Squires)

Frankie graduated in 1962 from St. Joseph High School in Denver. Frankie Rino’s group “The Checkmates” included Ray Sekera, Curt Fisher (drums) and Dave Adams (guitar). The Checkmates started off in the early 1960’s as “Johnny & The Checkmates prior to replacing Johnny with Frankie. “The Innovations” who accompanied him on his 1969 LP were Les James (piano), Denny Dale (drums), and Tony Streno (bass and trumpet). In the early 1970’s Frankie would perform often with Denver’s Rendon Brothers (Kenny and Floyd). The trio would travel to Las Vegas where they would remain for 3 years. Frankie returned to Denver where he became a detective on the Denver police force where he remained for 34 years before retiring.

This in from Shawn Nagy – July, 2017:

“I am the tape vault archivist for Norman Petty Studios of Clovis, NM. We have a tape here of Frankie Rino & The Squires, no titles, no date….almost all of the other reels from the studio have info on them. I am hoping to get in touch with Frankie, as I am sure he would enjoy hearing these recordings as well. Please pass along my contact info to him.”

First time I have heard mention of a group called “The Squires” – Thinking they must have ended up being “The Innovations”.

These two photos are of Frankie (right) with The Checkmates

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LP – 3002 – Frankie Rino With the Innovations

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45 – MGM 14584 – Papa Was a Music Man b/w What Becomes of My World – 1973

MGM 14583 - 6-73 A MGM 14583 - 6-73 B

CD – FTM Studios – Cry Me A River

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Rob Rio

I know nothing of Rio – This LP was released in 1983 in Boulder, Colorado
LP – Pussimmon – Hot n’ Nasty
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The Rio Band of St. John’s Antigua

45 – Lyon 73-0623 – Moonlight On the Colorado – 1973

The Riot (Colorado Springs)

Need more information on this 1960’s Colorado garage band.

The Road House Rockers

45 – Rock-A-Billy 111 – A-Bop-A-Baby b/w Rock-A-Billy Wild

RB 111 RED RB 111 B

45 – Rock-A-Billy 120 – You Don’t Bop b/w Roadhouse Rockin’

RB 120 B

The Road Runners – Denver

There is some controversy as to whether or not these guys actually were a legitimate group from Denver but that should now be expelled with the update entry below. The record “Road Runnah” was first released on the Felsted label and the record charted on KIMN in Denver in 1963. A scout from Felsted has been documented as coming through Denver by Band Box artist Dave Barhite (see entry below) and attempting unsuccessfully to sign another Band Box artist – Cee Cee Carol away from Band Box. There is a possibility that this group was brought to his attention but perhaps I can located Mr. Schillinger who apparently is doing well in Boulder.

Secondly, the LP was produced by California’s Gary Paxton who had ties to the Denver record scene via Finer Arts label owner Morey Bernstein, producing many of the label’s early sides when the company was located in Hollywood. (Paxton was the creator and main force behind The Hollywood Argyles of “Alley Oop” fame.

An Update from the Web Site in Erie, Colorado “Yellow Scene Magazine”:

“In 1959, just as rock ’n’ roll started to sweep the nation, Jerry Schillinger decided to pick up the guitar. Flash forward to 1963: Schillinger has just joined Denver rock band, The Roadrunners. That year, the group was hired to cut a surf-tinged promo album for the 1964 Ford Mustang and, a few months later, they opened for Chuck Berry and Peter & Gordon at Red Rocks. After the show, the group’s befittingly titled single, “Road Runnah,” grooved to the top of local charts. Schillinger gave up his rock lifestyle once he was drafted into Vietnam, but he never stopped playing music. Today, at age 71, he still teaches guitar lessons and performs songs at various memory care clinics around the metro area.”

Group Members: (Taken from the LP linear notes – where they are cited as a group from Denver)

Dave Scheibach
Jerry Schillinger – guitar
John Youngblood
Charlie Casper

LP – London PS 381 – “The New Mustang & Other Hot Rod Hits”

ROAD RUNNERS - LONDON 381 - MUSTANG C1ROAD RUNNER S- LONDON 381 - RBA (2)

ROAD RUNNERS - LONDON 381 - MUSTANG R1 ROAD RUNNERS - LONDON 381 - MUSTANG R2

45 – Felsted 8692 – Road Runnah b/w Quaimoto (This record charted on Denver’s KIMN Radio)

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Warren Robbe
A Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

See the Band Box Record Label Discography

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45 – Mystic 45-730 – “My Chicken Pen” b/w “My Heart Disagrees” – 1958

Mystic 730 - Robbe, Warren - My Chicken Pen R Mystic 730 - Robbe, Warren - My Heart Disagrees R

45 – Mystic 45-811 – “If I Had My Dreams to Build Over” b/w “Single Man” – 1959

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45 – Great 1072 – “Pick of the Week” b/w “I’ve Got Nothing” – 1964

The following are credited to “Warren Robb”

45 – Starday 45-865 – “(How Long Does It Take) A Memory to Die” b/w “Magical Light Of Love” – 1969

ROBB WARREN STARDAY AA1 ROBB WARREN STARDAY AA2

45 – Starday 45-880 – “Wild Seed in the Wind” b/w “The Face of Love” – 1969

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45 – Starday 45-900 – “A Better Way to Die” b/w “Everybody’s Got a Little Evil On Their Mind” – 1970

ROBBE WARREN- STARDAY 900 70 A ROBBE WARREN- STARDAY 900 70 B

Glenda Roberts & Tim Myers (Colorado Springs)

LP – Shiloh 2286 – On Stage – 1981
ROBERS & MYERS (1) ROBERS & MYERS (2)

ROBERTS & MYERS - SHILOH 2286 - RA ROBERTS & MYERS - SHILOH 2286 - RB

The Johnny Robert’s Directors Band

LP – Century 23918 – “Denver Teachers Club Benefit” (Recorded at South High School)

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Rick Roberts (of the Flying Burrito Brothers & Firefall)

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Roberts passed through Colorado, ending up in Boulder for three months in the early 1970’s.  He was with the Flying Burrito Brothers for a time before going solo.  He composed a song “Colorado” based on his experience there and later would record at the Caribou Ranch outside of Nederland, Colorado, along with Joe Walsh, members of Poco and Kenny Passarelli.  “Colorado” charted in the “Bubbling Under” Hot 100 Billboard Charts at number 108 for a single week in July of 1974.

45 – A&M 1399 – Promo – Deliver Me – 1972

LP – A&M 4372 – Windmills – 1972

LP – A&M – 4404 – She Is A Song – 1973

LP – A&M 4744 – The Best of Rick Roberts (one track by The Flying Burrito Brothers) – 1979

The Rock Advocates

45 – Simpletone – “Electric Man” b/w “Waited Too Long” – 1980 (with picture sleeve)

The Rockets

See the Band Box Record Label Discography

The Rockin’ Rhythm Kings

Apparently this group included Denver recording star Gary Stites according to the book “Colorado Rocks”.

Denny Rockwell – Greeley

Denny was a member of the Greeley, Colorado duo Denny & Jay who recorded on Capitol Records and thus the contract with Capitol subsidiary Tower Records.

Tower 203 – The Rain Follows Me b/w No Mon-No Fun-Your Son – 1966

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Tower 258 – I Wanna Know b/w Oh My Gosh Oh Me Oh My – Goodbye – 1966

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Tower 284 – Booze & Garlic Bread b/w Oh My Gosh Oh-Me Oh My-Goodbye – 1966

TOWER 284 DJ - ROCKWELL DENNY (1)

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The Rocky Mountain Canaries

45 – “The Unicorn” b/w “Puff (The Magic Dragon)”

The Rocky Mountain News

LP – Our Children’s Heritage
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The Rocky Mountain Singers/Sinfonia

LP – Audicom USR 8627 – “Let’s Celebrate”

Judy Roderick – Boulder

Judy later would help front the Boulder band 60,000,000 Buffalo along with her husband-composer Bill Ashford.  Roderick was killed in a car crash accident.

LP – Columbia – “Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues” – 1963

RODERICK JUDY - COLUMBIA 2153

LP – Vanguard – “Woman Blue” – 1965

RODERICK JUDY - VANGUARD

Peter Rodman

45 EP – Rockin’ Records RJP-071 – “Nights Like These/Parlor Games” b/w “We Cry Everyday/China” – 1978 (with picture sleeve)

Clyde Rogers

Organist Clyde Rogers appearing at Taylor’s Supper Club located at 7000 West Colfax.

TAYLORS

Rodhake

This is a plain and simple weird LP – The cover is weird – the lyrics are weird, the message is weird the performers are very weird – It was recorded on the Cone-Zart label somewhere in Denver – The cover was designed in Canada (that is weird).
The weird musicians/performers are Rodhake (vocals), Ron Knowlton (rhythm guitar), Les Pillitteri (bass), Nelson Rangell (sax), Garrison (guitar), Ron Knowlton (rhythm guitar), Debrene Garison (back-up vocals), Connie Courim (back-up vocals), Janet Klein (back-up vocals) and Larry Thompson (drummer)
Rodhake (2)_RODHAKE - CONE ZART A (3)
_RODHAKE - CONE ZART A (1) _RODHAKE - CONE ZART A (2)

Roger

45 – Gear Fab 102 – A Cold Day in December b/w Flower Child
Roger - Gear Fab 102 PS - A Cold Day in December Roger - Gear Fab 102 PS - Flower Child
Roger - Gear Fab 102 - A Cold Day in December Roger - Gear Fab 102 - Flower Child

The Eddy Rogers Orchestra with the Bel Canto Singers

45 – Arlington 101 – Hot Springs Jubilee b/w Let’s Have Another Little Drink
ARLINGTON 101 A ARLINGTON 101 B

The Rogues were primarily Shaun and Danny Harris – Colorado Springs natives along with Michael Lloyd.  They were also members of “California Spectrum”, “Markley”, “The Laughing Wind”, “Brigadune” and “The Snow Men” – They would eventually become members of “The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band”.

45 – Living Legend 723 – “Wanted: Dead or Alive” b/w “One Day” – 1965

Marvin Rogers

Starliner 7226 – “Let Me Be The Judge” b/w “The One I’ll Never Own”

Jimmy Lee Rollin

45 – Rock-A-Billy 124 – Kiss the Baby b/w Still In Love With You

RB 124 BLUE RB 124 B

45 – Aardvark – “Boppin’ Baby” b/w “Cool Cat”

Carol Roman (Broomfield)

Carol was born in Pennsylvania and made her way to Colorado.  She backed country stars Tammy Wynett, Roy Drusky, Dave Dudley, Hank Williams Jr;, Charlie Pride and Faron Young

LP – Little Richie Johnson 2002 – LBJ Records Presents Carol Roman

Murray Roman (Aspen)

LP – Everest 9005 – Out of Control with Murray Roman
ROMAN MURRAY LP A ROMAN MURRAY LP B

Buddy Romane

45 – Strobe S-1202 – “Colorado” b/w “I Can’t Be” – 1975

Paul Romero

45 – Aspen 100 – “Sit and Cry” b/w “First Day of Spring”

ROMERO PAUL BETTER A SIDEROMERO PAUL b side

Rudy Romero

Musicians:

Bryan Garofalo – bass
Rudy Romero – guitar
Warren Pemberton – drums
John Ussery – lead guitar
Peggy Schuckett – keyboards
Lee Kiefer – percussion
Clydie King – vocals
Venetta Fields – vocals
Joe DeAguero – vibes
Sidney Sharp – violin
Jesse Ehrilich – cello
William Kurasch – violin
Ralph Schaeffer – violin
Art Maebe – french Horn
James McGee – french horn
Ollie Mitchell – trumpet
William Henshaw – french horn
Harold Diner – trombone
Robert Knight – bass trombone`

LP – Tumbleweed 108 – To The World – 1972

LP – Tumbleweed T/SAM – “Tumbleweed Sampler – 1972 (with other Tumbleweed Artists)

VARIOUS - TUMBLEWEED 1 (1) VARIOUS - TUMBLEWEED 1 (2)

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Linda Ronstadt

45 – Asylum AS-11039 – Colorado – 1974 (written by Firefall’s Rick Roberts)

Room Full of Mirrors

45 – RFM-1000 – “Walking in the Shadows” b/w “The Touch” – 1983 (with picture sleeve)

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The Al Rose Trio

LP – 19621 – “As You Like It”

Bonnie Rose
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

Carl Rose

45 – Cheyenne 45-5522 – “Cotton Fields” b/w “Mr. Blue”

Carol Rose

LP – Misty MSA 78-127 – “I’m Carol Rose” – 1978

Johnny Rose

See the Band Box Record Label Discography

Johnny Rose was an acquaintance of Denver’s Dean Reed and found his way onto the Capitol label – See the Dean Reed page for more

Capitol 4381 – The Last One To Know b/w I Pray

CAPITOL 4381 - ROSE JOHNNY - A CAPITOL 4381 - ROSE JOHNNY - B

Capitol 4455 – Linda Lea b/w Choir Girl – 1960

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Columbia 4-42243 – When Gabriel Blows His Trumpet b/w With Just The Touch of Your Hand – 1961

COLUMBIA 44243 - ROSE JOHNNY - A COLUMBIA 44243 - ROSE JOHNNY - B

Clint Ross

45 – Big River Recording Co. – Sometime b/w Without You
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Marvin Ross (of the Blue Rhythms)

Marvin Ross

Marvin Ross

Nick Rossi

LP – Multi-Vision – “There’s A Victory” – 1983

Rosy’s Bar & Grill

A folk group from Kansas City recording on Denver’s Biscuit City.

Musicians:

Carol Smith – Martha Haehl – Joyce Constant

LP – Biscuit City 1326 – Rosy’s Bar & Grill – 1979
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ROSY'S BAR AND GRILL BC 1326 C ROSY'S BAR AND GRILL BC 1326 D

Rowland & Poindexter

Musicians: Henry Rowland – Fred Poindexter

LP – Nova BMC-80104 – “Big Music America Contest” – 1980 (with various Colorado Artists)

RADIO KTLK FM (1) RADIO KTLK FM (2)

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Billy Joe Royal

45 – Columbia 4-45495 – Colorado Rain – 1971

Royal & The Shades

See the Band Box Record Label Discography

Rubedo

LP – 20 Sided Records 20-022 – “Massa Confusa” – 2012

RUBEDO - 20 SIDED 20-022 - MASSA CONFUSA 12 IN

The Ruff Family

See the Band Box Record Label Discography

Rufus Krisp

45 – Land of Shire RBB 5001 – “Loveland Pass” b/w “Mapleleaf Rag” – 1973

The Runaway Express

LP – Raven RVN 86002 – “Radio Rockers” – 1986

45 – Raven RVN 86001 – “Boy Next Door” b/w “Locket Made Of Silver” – 1986

The Runaways – Northern Metro Denver

BOSS BAND RUNAWAYS

Formed in 1965 the group performed at The Acosatic in Estes Park, The Tiki in Boulder and appeared at KIMN Radio events.

Group Members:

Jim Toto – lead guitar (Westminster High School)
George Clemetti – keyboards (Ranum High School)
Rick Willet – drummer (Ranum High School)
Jeff Olivas – guitar – (Lake Junior High School)
Gary Osborne – bass (Ranum High School)

Running Bear

45 – Curtain Call 357121 – “See The Eagle Die” b/w “Bring on the Wine”

The Rush Brothers

45 – Aspen 501 – Dark Side of Today b/w To Live; In The Country
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Alan Russell & The Overland Express

45 – Iowa215 – The Palace Hotel b/w Going Up Cripple Creek – 1981
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Nylamarn Russell & Eric Erickson – Boulder

LP – Colorado Recording Co. – “Chorale Prelude” – 1958

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Sonny Russell

See the Band Box Record Label Discography

45 – RMA 1012 – “Fifty Megatons” b/w “Mud Boat” (UK)

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