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Colorado Musician Index: Carol thru Eddy

Bonnie Carol (Boulder)

LP – Bristlecone BC04 – “Laughing Willow” – 1985

Musicians:

Rich Harris (percussion) – Doug Berch (piano) – Duane Webster (bass) – Randy Kelley (fiddle) – Max Krimmel (guitar) – Chaz Leary (washboard) – Mickey Houlihan (environmental sounds) – Mick Bolger – Lon Bove

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The Carpetbaggers (Denver/Boulder)

Mid 1960’s band

Group Members:

Dave Barnhardt – rhythm guitar – George DeGrazio – lead guitar – Jim Krug – drums (Higher Elevation) Jim attended Rishel Jr. High in Denver and was a classmate of Boenzee Cryque/Poco band member Rusty Young – Todd Lowther – rhythm guitar – Doug Luban – bass (session work with The Doors) – Paul Perry – bass – Glenn Wilson – keyboards

Cee Cee Carol

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45 – Trans-World T 6907 – “Tag-A-Long” b/w “Oh! Mister Judge” – 1960

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Dean Carr & The Corvettes

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The Roger Carr Trio

LP – Century 40872 – Arrival
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Del Carson

45 – KIM K-167 – “Income Tax Blues” b/w “My Plea”

Wayne Carson

Carson - 1943 - 2005

Carson – 1943 – 2005

Wayne Carson was born in Denver in 1943 – the son of Odie and Olivia Head.  His parents performed as a country duo performing on radio stations in Nebraska and then in Springfield, Illinois after departing Denver.  Carson spent his growing up years in Denver and later moved around the music business first hitting it big with a number one Country composition, Eddy Arnold’s “Somebody Like Me” which ran number one for 4 weeks.  Soon Carson found fame as a rock composer beginning with his composition of “The Letter” by the Box Tops.  He would pen several more Box Top recordings including “Soul Deep” and “Neon Rainbow” and would be recorded over the years by hundreds of artists most prominent being The King – Elvis Presley with “You Were Always On My Mind”.  The same song would be a number one hit in 1980 for Willie Nelson.

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Roy Cary & The Rocky Mountain Ramblers

45 – RDC 6672 – Standing at the End of My World b/w It’s My Lazy Day
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45 – RDC 6691 – You’re The Only World I Know b/w Roll On Buddy

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45 – RDC 6881 – “Broken Hearts” b/w “What Is Love”

Clyde Casebier and His Arkansas Valley Boys

78 – “The Arkansas Valley is Calley”

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(Images by Lisa Wheeler – North of Pueblo Blog)

Bill Cash/The Bronco Busters

45 – Bronc Records BR 78103 – “Callers” b/w “(Cowboys) Don’t Get Lucky All The Time”

David Cassidy (Caribou)

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

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Castle

45 – Mountain 101 – “The Wizard” b/w “Freedom Song” #583″

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The Catalina’s (Denver)

Need more information on this 1960’s Colorado group

The Cat’s Night Out

The band members all migrated to Colorado in the 1970’s.
Members included Bob and Karen Juenemann (Bob formerly with Colorado’s Ophella Swing Band, and Street Corner Choir), Phil Scheuer (drums), Mike Fitzmaurice (bass) and Sandra Fauth (vibraphone). Bare Records was located at 6820 East Mississippi Street in Denver.
LP – Bare 3386 -“The Cat’s Night Out” – 1983
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Joanna Cazden (Nirmala)

Joanna recorded on Sister Sun label which had offices in both Massachusetts and with an office at 2239 East Colfax in the Capitol Hill District. Her “Hatchlings” LP was recorded in Boston.
Musicians: Joanna Cazden – vocals, guitar – Ginny Bales – electric bass – Betsy Rose – piano, fiddle – and Jean Thomason – drums
LP – Sister Sun 2 – Hatchling b- 1976
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Sami Cee & The Penzmen (deceased)
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

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45 – Bell – “Johnny B Goode”

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The Ceeds (Colorado Springs)

Emlar – “You Won’t Do That” b/w Too Many People”

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Other recorded songs not released from the 1960’s

“Louie, Come Home”

“Motherless Children”

The Celebritys (Denver)

Members:

Joel Shaw (guitar)
Mike Forde – (lead guitar)
Paul Jackson (bass)
Mark Larez (drums)
Chuck Kennis (synthesizers)
Heidie White (vocals)
Beck Davich (vocals)
Freddie Espinoza (sax)

LP – Peak Stratus 85609 – “9 1/2”

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Central City Jazz Concert

Participating bands and artists included Borneo, Papa Dip, The Rent Party Blues, The New Black Eagle Jazz Band, The Platte River Jazz Band, The Euponic Jazz Band, The Climax Jazz Band, Algiers Strut and Terry Waldo’s Gutbucket Syncopators
LP – DJC – Central City Jazz Festival 1978
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Century Records

This local label was located in South Denver and served primarily to record school bands, choirs, both public and private and from elementary to high school and beyond to state colleges and universities. The mail return card below was inserted into LP jackets for re-orders by proud parents and grandparents most likely.
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Catfish Chambers
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

Ronnie Chambers

45 – Cheyenne 4488 – “Wanda” b/w “Putting On a Show”
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Chance (Pueblo)

Chance Records 87-03 – “Harbor Lights” b/w “Magic Eyes”
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The Chandells (Pueblo)

The North of Pueblo Blog provides an excellent account of The Chandells with it’s interview with Marty Spritzer.

The Chandells out of Pueblo, Colorado recorded two tracks in the Norman Petty studio in the summer of 1966.  Members in that session included Dave McBee, Marty Spritzer and Gus Trujillo (perhaps others).

Group Members:

Marty Spritzer – guitar (Radiants – Jade – Ange & The Wild Turkeys – later group One Night Stand)
Steve Crockett – guitar
Anthony Zamora – vocals
Ronnie Chandler – drums

Steve Yamamoto – drums (replaces Chandler)
Dave McBee – guitar (replaces Crockett)
Gus Trujillo
Roger Uyeda – keyboards

45 – Chanteur 102 – Little Girl, Pretty Girl/We Are The Ones

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Jon Chandler

45 – Roundtree 41767 – “Ridin’ With Red” b/w “Sidekicks” (with picture sleeve)

45 – Roundtree – “One Fifty One” b/w “Loser’s Lane”

Jon Chandler and Jerry Servoss

45 – Western Dog Records – “Dallas Into Denver b/w Western Man (Theme)

45 – Western Dog – “Dallas Into Denver” (with Jerry Servoss)

Lee Chandler

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Charity (Colorado Springs)

Formed around 1969

Group Members:

Debbie Goodson – vocals – Randy Gross – drums – Jon Hudek – keyboards – Steve Raider – guitar – Chuck Warner – bass

Charlotte & Phil (Denver)

78 – Western Sound – July, 21st, 1956 – “At Dawning” b/w “All the Things You Are”

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The Chasers (Colorado Springs)

This group recorded on Jim Ward’s CLW records located in downtown Edgewater. CLW primarily featured country artists but managed to capture a few of the local rock ‘n roll bands on vinyl.

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Group Members:

Richard Frase – drums
Dave Myers – vocals
John Rivera – guitar (The Chosen Few)
Troy Valdez – bass (The Chosen Few)
Doug Rymerson (Classmen – The Chosen Few)

45 – Top Ten 2299 – Let Me Kiss Away Those Teardrops/Unchain My Heart – 1967

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45 – Round and Round 4504 – Believe Me/Rainy Duffy’s Blues – 1967

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The Chavelles (Northern Colorado)

45 – I-Say – “I Give Up”
(Speculation is that these guys are from Colorado but haven’t really verified it)

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Vic Chavez (Colorado Springs)

45 – VC 1652 – “You’re My Sweet Inspiration” b/w “Legend In My Time”
Produced by Gordon H. Thibideau

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LP – VC – Too Much of Not Enough of You

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Mark Chenhall

Mark Chenhall lived in Denver, Colorado – Musicians were from out of state for the most part.
LP – Chenhall 1 – “A Stitch In Time” – 1981
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The Cherry Hill Singers

LP – Life 1020 – The Cherry Hill singers
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Chic ’80 (Estes Park)

LP – The Sights and Sounds of Chic’ 80 – August, 1980

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Chicago (at the Caribou Ranch)

Chicago was the primary reason that the Caribou came to be. The band would record six long play LP’s from “Chicago VI” through “Chicago XI” at the Ranch recording studio before the band parted company with James William Guercio after he guided them to their initial fame from their Chicago Transit Authority Days. All of these LP’s were recorded at the Caribou Ranch.

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Chicago Hit Singles from the Caribou Ranch

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Elmer Chick – Alonzo Jones

45 – Halmark 31135 – “The Touch of Your Love” b/w “Happiest Looking Thing”

The Children (Boulder)

BOSS BANDS CHILDREN

Chilly Charlie

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Chirco

An out-of-state band who recorded on the local Crested Butte label

45 – Crested Butte – “Visitation” – 1972

LP – Crested Butte 1200 – “Mr. Sunshine” b/w “Golden Image” – 1972

Chocolate Hair (Denver)

This group was formed by Jerry Corbetta in 1968 drawing talent from other local bands. Read a full account on the Yeazel web site. This band was to evolve directly into Sugarloaf in about 1970.

Group Members:

Myron Pollack (drums) – Sugarloaf 1974
Bob Webber (guitar) – Vaqueros 1962 – Surfin’ Classics 1963 – Moonrakers 1964 – Beggar’s Opera Company 1966 – Sugarloaf 1970 – worked as a duo with Gene Chalk 1976
Jerry Corbetta (keyboards) – Sugarloaf 1970 – worked as a solo act
Bob Raymond (bass) – Vaqueros 1962 – Esquires 1964 – Soul Survivors 1965 – Beggar’s Opera Company 1966 – Sugarloaf 1970 – Worked as a duo with Gene Chalk 1976

Later member: Bob Macvittie (drums) – Vaqueros 1962 – Surfin’ Classics 1963 – Moonrakers 1964 – Beggar’s Opera Company 1966 – Sugarloaf 1970 – Brother Sun

The Chosen Few (Pueblo)

Group Members:

Mark Strauss
Jim Phillies
John Rivera (The Chasers)
Jimmy Jones
Dave McBee
Troy Valdez (The Chasers
Doug Rymerson (The Chasers – The Classmen)

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Chosen Few

Chou Chou

12-Inch Single – Cabbage Head CH1001 – “The Eyes of Monroe” b/w “To Love Again is Gonna Take Time” – 1980

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Gary Christopher (Denver)

Gary Christopher was from Denver and he also recorded as “Gary Guillot”.  He recorded in Clovis under both names with Norman Petty producing.

He Recorded in 1979 as well as Gary Guillot laying down several unreleased tracks: “Sweet, Sweet Music”, “Here Comes The Train”, “Country Mood”, “So Fly Away”, “Boogie Woogie”, “Goodnight Miss America”, “Just Let Me Play Music”, “Paper Saint”, “Those Are Your Wings”, “You Make Me Happy”, and “The Day The Last Cowboy Died”

45 – Sound of Clovis Records 1 – “Love is the Hardest Game” b/w Surely Know By Now” – 1979 (as Christopher)

 

Chuck Wagon & The Wheels/Chuck & The Wheels

LP – Wagon Tracks 7901 – Country Swings, Disco Sucks – 1979
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LP – Wagon Tracks WT 8201 – “Keep On Rolling”

45 – Wagon Tracks 7906 – Disco Sucks (Part 1) b/w Disco Sucks (Part 2) – 1979
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Dolores Ciddio

45 – Western Cine – “All I Do is Dream of You” b/w “Again”

Vic Cionetti (Denver)

LP – Artena 8108 – “Keepin’ Me Up” – 1981

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Citizen’s Band

This group was made up of Bob Weber and Jerry Corbetta from Sugarloaf as well as writer John Carter from the Rainy Daize – As far as I know they only worked together as Citizen’s Band in the studio.

Claridge Records 407 – Daily News – 1975
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The City Limits Bluegrass Band

This group performed at the Oxford Hotel in downtown Denver. Group members included Mary Stribling (bass), Lynn Morris (guitar and banjo) and Pat Rossiter (guitar and dobro).
They formed in 1972. Lynn Morris attended Colorado College in Colorado Springs. Mary came to Denver from Minnesota and joined The 20 String Bluegrass Band. Pat migrated from Milwaukee and joined the other two to form the City Limits Bluegrass Band.

LP – Biscuit City 1305 – Hello City Limits – 1975
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LP – Biscuit City 1309 – City Limits Live at the Oxford Hotel – 1976
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Eugene Clark and The Rhythmakers

45 – Moonbeam 471 – Counting Sheep b/w Take Away Those Clouds
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Ruth Clark

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

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Bob Clarke

45 – CBS 7435 – “Run Colorado” – 1971 UK

The Classic Chorale

The Classic Chorale was led by director Jerald Lepinski. They formed in 1960.
LP – Century 25611 – Merry Christmas From the Classic Chorale
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Classics/Surfin’ Classics (Denver)

Classics

The Classics were an early version of The Moonrakers. They first performed as the Surfin’ Classics and then shortened it to The Classics.

Group Members:

Joe Brand/Joel Brandes – guitar (Moonrakers – Beggar’s Opera Company)
Doug Dolph – guitar (Moonrakers)
Veeder Van Dorn – guitar (Moonrakers – Sugarloaf)
Bob MacVittie – drums (Moonrakers – Sugarloaf)
Bob Webber – (Moonrakers – Beggar’s Opera Company)

The Classmen

BOSS BANDS CLASSMEN

Formed in the mid 1960’s in Denver. The Classmen performed in The KIMN Teen Music & Dance Festival in November, 1965.

Group Members:

Mike Aluise – drums (Attended South High School)
Ray Baiocco – lead guitar, sax (Attended Mullen High School)
Terry Ewbank – organ (Attended Englewood High School)
Mark Hickman – rhythm guitar (Attended Alameda High School)
John Rankin – bass (Attended South High School)

Clear Light

Members of Clear Light were from the Denver area including Denver natives Dallas Taylor and Doug Lubahn. The group started off as The “Garnerfield Sanitarium” then became the “Brain Train” before settling on “Clear Light” in 1967. They enjoyed a good run in the San Francisco area as a “psychedelic” band appearing often. Later in 1969 the group breaks up. Taylor goes on to play with John Sebastian, then Crosby, Stills and Nash as their drummer. Later he would drum for Stephen Still’s Manassas and on and on it goes.

Here is their complete story on “Garage Hangover”.

LP – Elektra 74011 – Clear Light – 1967

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45 – Elektra 45626 – The Ballad of Freddie and Larry b/w They Who Have Nothing – 1967

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45 – Elektra 45622 – Black Roses b/w She’s Ready To Be Free – 1967

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Clement Adder’s Aviation Band

Formed in 1969 out of Colorado Springs

Group Members:

Kelly Bryarly – guitar
Randy Bryarly – bass
Ron Lee – drums

Berni Clifford

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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Climax

Members from this Colorado group went on to form a 1968 revised line-up of The Electric Prunes. They were recommended by former Astronaut Rich Fifield.

Members:

Richard Whetstone – guitar (The Electric Prunes)
John Herron – organ (The Electric Prunes)
Mark Kincaid – guitar (The Electric Prunes)

Tim Cline & Richard Dean

LP – 41846 – “Tim Cline & Richard Dean” – 1983

The Clones of the Pioneers – Colorado Springs

45 – First 1 – “Shama Lama Ding Dong” b/w Oh Pretty Woman? – 1979

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Clusterfux

This local group also released a single and two LP’s on Denver’s “Queen City Punks” label

45 EP – Less Art 005 – “Read Between the Lies” & “Sewage Everywhere” – 2007

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CLW Records

Jim Ward’s pop – gospel and country label in Edgewater, Colorado – Visit the CLW Records Discography Page
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The Coachmen (Boulder)

Members:  Bob, Jode, Terry, Fran and Mike

LP  – Director X4RS-2960 – The Best of the Coachmen

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Ray Cobb
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

45 – Amcor 21078 – “Four Wheels A-Rollin'” b/w “Learnin’ The Hard Way Blues” by Lee Sims – 1978

45 – Ashley 35004 – “Why Tell Me Why” (Promo Issue – Same Song both Sides)

Joe Cocker (Crawford)

Joe Cocker – the British recording star – lived in the Western Slope Colorado town of Crawford (population 500) for nearly two decades right up until his death: “The idea was we were going to get just a summer, drop-out place on the West Slope. But we fell in love with it. I love the seasons. And I go walking with my dogs. I’m fishing in the summer. I grow tomatoes, which is a passion of mine,” Cocker said. “So I find plenty to do.”

Shown below is the “Mad Dog Mansion” on the “Mad Dog Ranch”  in Crawford – It was originally listed at $7.5 Million which was lowered later on.  Joe Cocker passed away on December 22nd, 2014 in Colorado from lung cancer.

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The Quiet Streets of Crawford – Population 431

Larry Coen/Carolyn Tuttle

45 – Country Gold SC 3700 – “How Far Is The Road Up To Heaven” b/w “Western Story” – 1984

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Cold Swett

45 – Cold Swett 001 – King of the Rockies b/w Quit Your Foolin – 1979
Members Mick Giant (guitar), Don Pennington (bass), Marty Groenemann (guitar) and Bobby Lee (drums)
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Fred E. Cole and The Northsiders (Denver)

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Skip Cole and His Fabulous Hi-Spots (Denver)

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Collard Bostow

45 – Pepperhead PHCM 82879 – “Home Is Where You Are” b/w “Findin’ My Way Back Home”

The College Singers

45 – Ernaco – “Here’s To Colorado” b/w “We Met In Paris”

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Albert Collins

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Albert Collins was a noted blues musician on the national scene. Here is his Wikipedia story of how he came briefly to record on the Colorado Tumbleweed record label: “In November 1971 the Denver label Tumbleweed, which had been newly created by Larry Ray and Bill Szymczyk, released the Collins album There’s Gotta Be A Change; it was the label’s first official release. The single “Get Your Business Straight” b/w “Frog Jumpin'” was released by Tumbleweed in February 1972. In 1973 Tumbleweed closed due to financial problems, leaving Collins without a record label.
LP – Tumbleweed – “There’s Gonna Be a Change” – 1972
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LP – Tumbleweed T/SAM – “Tumbleweed Sampler – 1972 (with other Tumbleweed Artists)

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45 – Tumbleweed 1002 – “Get Your Business Straight” b/w “Frog Jumpin'” – 1972
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45 – Tumbleweed 1007 – “Eight Days On The Road” b/w “Stickin'” – 1972
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Judy Collins

Judy Collins, Glenn Miller, Paul Whiteman and John Denver are undoubtedly the four most prominent recording artists to emerge directly out of Colorado. Judy Collins reigns supreme with a singing and composing career that spans five decades. Judy was recently inducted into the Colorado Hall of Fame (2013) along with folk singer Bob Lind, The Serendipity Singers, and Chris Daniels of Magic Music, The Freddi-Henchi Band, and later with Spoons.
Visit the new Judy Collins Discography Page
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Colorado

45 – Uni 55280 – Country Comfort b/w My Babe – 1971

45 – Uni 55302 – Moonshine b/w Dogwood – 1971

Colorado

45 – Atlantic 10 431 – Harmonic Dominos b/w Kentucky’s Night – 1974 – France

The Colorado Beetles

45 – EMI 2998 – Potatoes – 1979

Colorado Bill

45 – Twin Pines 104 – To-Gether b/w It’s All Over Now

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The Colorado Chorale

LP – SM72-4 – “Verdi Requiem” – March, 1972

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Colorado Car Museum

33 1/3 Seven Inch – CCM – 7069 – The Party Line b/w Selections from Colorado Car Museum Nickelodeon
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Colorado for Lovers (State Promotional)

45 – Broyles, Allebaugh & Davis Inc., – Colorado for Lovers – recorded in Englewood, Colorado
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Colorado Folk (Biscuit City Records – Various Artists)

LP – Biscuit City – Colorado Folk I
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LP – Biscuit City – Colorado Folk II

This LP includes Pete McCabe, The City Limits Bluegrass Band, Vince and Kathy and Ruthie Allen
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Colorado Kenny

LP – Frogg 1 – “Colorado Kenny- The Music of Ken Krause”

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Colorado Mule Train

45 – Colorado Mule Train Productions JEI 106 – “Cryin, Dyin, Goin’ Somewhere Band” b/w “I Wonder Why Love Went Away”

Colorado String Quartet (Colorado Springs)

LP – Parnassus 96034 – Beethoven String Quartets – 20th Anniversary Release – 2002

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The Colorado String Symphony Orchestra

LP – SOC 979 – “Home on the Range”

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Colorado Sunshine Company (Sterling)

Musicians:

Charley Butler (guitar) – Linda Rinaldo (bass) – Bard Hoff (guitar) – Tom Eaton – Bruce Brunson – Beth Tryon – Thom Wade – Dave Small (drums) – Steve Owen (sax) – Ray Wasinger (drums) – Rich Pierceall (snare)

Linda Rinaldo teamed with Arden Fennell in 1969 travelling to Clovis for a July session recording several tracks as “Colorado Sunshine” which went unreleased and included:

Dreams In A Boxcar – Thank You Girl – Goin’ Away – That’s My Song  – All By Myself –  Come On Home – Just As Though – Hey Little Man – In Chicago – Love In The Rain – The Hourglass – I Think I’ll Catch A Bus – Well Alright

Arden Fennell had been in a Colorado Springs based group which also recorded in Clovis, “The Sixth Edition” who later became “The Daniel Paul Revelation”.

LP – CSC 86-80 – “You Only Live Once In A While”
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LP – Paragon Sound 10419 – “Colorado Sunshine Company”

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The Colorado Symphony Orchestra

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LP – Cicero – “Live with the Colorado Symphony” – 2012

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CD – Koch 3-7469-2 – Fanfares for the Uncommon Woman – 1999

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CD – Red Rocks Concert – 2002

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Columbia Savings

A commercial release without an identified artist
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John Common

John was born in North Carolina but moved to Denver where he fronted the band “Rainville”.  In 2011 he would form the group “John Common and The Blinding Flashes of Light”.  Common has won many local awards in Colorado including Westword Magazine’s “Best Indie Folk/Acoustic Artist”, and “Best Local Release” by the Denver Post.

His releases include:

  • “Collecting Empties” – 1999
  • “The Longest Street in America” (about Denver’s Colfax Avenue) – 2003
  • “Good to Be Born” – 2006
  • “Why Birds Fly” – 2007
  • “Beautiful Therapy” – 2011

Common People

Group Members:

Nancy Lynn (synthesizer)
Mell Jackson (bass)
Richie Dell (pedal steel)
Greg Charles (guitars)

LP – Viking Studios 100 – A Path With Heart
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45 – King Studios 15880 – “Golden Shores” b/w “Ghost Riders in the Sky”

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Community Arts Symphony

Conductor Gordon Parks

LP – Audicom 7460 – “Community Arts Symphony” – 1973-1974
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Vicki Compton

45 – Airetight 1111 – Dear Colorado (How “Bout You) – 1983

Dave Conley

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Walt Conley

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LP – Premier 6101 – “Passin’ Through” – 1959

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LP – Studio City 502 – “Listen What He’s Sayin'”

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Conley & Company

Walt Conley formed this “Irish combo with Tony McAleavey at Ted’s club the “Sheabcen Pub” in 1991 where Walt would perform into the 21st Century.

Members included Michael Kent, guitarist Ted Sherman bass player Carl Brunell who later departed and was replaced by school teacher Bill O’Donnell.  The group was finally rounded out by fiddle player Susie Lewis.

The Contrasts (Boulder)

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An interesting item on this group is the post-Contrast history of one of the band members – Don Robertson. He journeyed to Hollywood and landed many television roles as an actor and a major motion picture “The Hunt for Red October”. Read the short bio (posted by Don Robertson) and listen to “On Green Dolphin Street” on You Tube. Note the “Valjean” credit on the track “Monkey ‘Round” – ‘Valjean” a Band Box publishing moniker. Rod Jenkins also played with Chuck Mills in the Nu-Sett.

The Contrasts were formed in 1965

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Group Members:

Don Robertson – guitar
Lee Durley – organ
Rod Jenkins – drums (Nu-Sett – Astronauts – Sunshineward)

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Nancy Cook

Band members were Sam Broussard, Paul Smiddy, Stu Cruden and Robert Cohen

45 – Gentle Touch GTR17 – “The Firing Squad of Time” b/w “Keep In Touch”

Ron Cook
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

Cliff Cookson
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

Joe Cool (Longmont)

45 – Mangatune 145 – “Whiskey Makes Me Happy” b/w “Sixteen Towns” – 1973

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Marty Cooper

LP – Barnaby15004 – “A Minute Of Your Time” – 1972

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Don Coors

In no way are the Coors records related to the company in Golden. It was a bogus attempt to pass as a Coors endorsement. C&W artist Gene Henslee also had two releases on the bogus Coors label.
45 – Coors DC 1 – Hurry Train b/w Love Me As Only You Can
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Ron Cope (Denver)

Cope played the Glory Hole Tavern in Central City before the casinos moved in.  He was a member of Timbuktu Plus Five – a Colorado University Group

LP – Wronco 1 – “Dizzy Fingers” – 1982

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Jodi Copley

45 – Colorado Nashville 3 – “Ain’t That My Luck” b/w “I Can’t Help It If I’m Still In Love With You”
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Jerry Corbetta

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The Corkers

Need more information on this 1960’s Colorado group

Cornerstone

The group was based in Arizona with ties to Colorado

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45 – Liberty 56148 – “Holly Go Softly” b/w Love, Nothing More”

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David Cornwall (Denver)

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David Cornwall Composer

David was born in Denver in 1933.  He was a noted American composer with many noted scores to his credit.  Cornwall played trombone with the D’Oly Carte Opera Company in Central City, and The Denver Philharmonic Orchestra which later became the Denver Businessmen’s Orchestra.  He died of an illness in November of 2006.

Brad Corrigan (Denver)

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Brad Corrigan (photo By Lara Janssen)

Brad was born in Denver and became a member of the band “Dispatch”.  In his solo career he goes by the name of “Braddigan”.  Brad attended and graduated from Littleton High School, a south Denver community.  Before “Dispatch” he was in a group called “The Woodriver Bandits”.

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Cosmic Energy

45 – H&M 03 – “Climax” b/w “The Bells”

Johnny Costa

45 – Dot 15961 – Colorado Waterfall – 1959

Cotton

Formed in Northern Colorado about 1969

George Bryan – rhythm guitar (Zager & Evans/70’s)
Jim Cidlik – keyboards (LJV & Heartmurmers/70;’s)
Gary Reeves – bass (Pacesetters)
David Trupp – drums (Johnny Green & The Green Men – Zager & Evans/70’s)
Bill Childs – drums (Cotton)

Bo Cottrell
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

The Countdowns (Manitou Springs)

Formed in the mid 1960’s

Group Members:

Jock Bartley (Westminsters)

Countess Edee

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Countless Reasons

Group Members:

Ken Andrus – vocals
Wes Heilman – bass
Joey Conway – keyboards
Mark Siple – guitar
Mitchell Weiner – drums

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

The Country Connection

LP – BOG CC1275 – “Country Connection”

The Country Fuzz

45 – Broken Moon 44115 – “Old Dan” b/w “Crystal Clear”

Billie Courtright

With Musicians: Bill Jordan and Dan Johnson

Cartay 5339 – “Love Eleven” b/w “We Never Got Anywhere” – 1970 (with picture sleeve)

Sonny Covington & The Original Valiants

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Joel Cowan and Dale Smith/Also the Ebony Five

Joel recorded on Band Box records with a version of The Ink Spots and also released a comedy album on that label.

45 – Jade 100 – “Cabaret” b/w “Guitar Boogie”

Cowboy (Durango)

Cowboy hailed from Durango in southwestern Colorado. Members included Jim Stowell (guitar), Phil Ceglia (vocals/guitar), Jerry Gallant (12 string guitar), Albert Pardo (drums), John Shields (guitars), Alan Kirk (electric guitar) and Betsy Clark (vocals/clarinet). Cowboy recorded most of the tracks for this LP in California.
LP – Dead Rabbit 103 – The Cowboy Album 2
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LP – CR 003 – “The Cowboy Live”

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The Cowboys

The Cowboys were Denver’s Lawmen – another Taylor’s Supper Club regular act

LP – Cartay 5338 – “Sammy Toole Presents – An Evening at Taylor’s (Supper Club) with various artists

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Chris Cox & Richard Hathaway – Aspen

Now here we have some unorthodox recordings in the form of flexi music greeting cards – The song on all of these cards is “The Birthday Song” which was composed by these Aspen, Colorado residents.  Cox was found dead in his Aspen home in 2005 and the death contained suspicious circumstances.

Richard Hathaway is most likely a former member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – who recorded often in Aspen.  Hathway was with the group playing bass from 1977 until 1982.

Flexi – Musicard #1 – “The Birthday Song” – 1977

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Flexi – Musicard #3 – “The Birthday Song”

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Flexi – Musicard #4 – “The Birthday Song”

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Flexi – Musicard #6 – “The Birthday Song”

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Jimmy Cox with Buddy Johnson & The Colorado Rangers

78 – Blue Ribbon JC AA – “Colorado Hills” b/w “Can I Take My Pony to Heaven”

Rita Craig

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The Crazy Crickets

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Steve Crenshaw

Steve Crenshaw

Steve Crenshaw

Crenshaw was born in California where he developed a love for the blues.  He worked his way to Denver in 1991 where he based his solo career.

The Crew (Pueblo)

45 – Crew Records 001 – “Sooner or Later” b/w “Voices in the Night”
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45 – Klover – “Mickey One” b/w “Front Window Dummy” – 1980
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Stevenson Croft

45 – Unitah HU 19780 – “Times Like This” b/w “Memories Are All I Have Left”

45 – Unitah 341 – “Take This Message Back to Georgia” b/w “Lover’s Two-Step” – 1981

Michael Crowley (with George McKelvey and the Mom, Home & Apple Pie Band)

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Nicky Cruz (with Bobby Cruz)

LP – Raynbo 502 – “Run Baby Run” – 1980

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The Crypt Kickers (Boulder)

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Group formed in mid 1960’s

Group Members:

Hal Burdick – guitar (Bakersfield Charter)
Oliver Frascona – keyboards (Bakersfield Charter)
Roy Fuller – guitar
Eddie Pitts – drums
Chuck Reasoner – bass (Bakersfield Charter)

The Crystal Palace Guard (University of Denver)

Group Members:

Rob Rose (vocals)
John Henry Brown (bass)
Michael Kilmartin  (guitar)
Mike Handler (harp)
(first name unknown) Buss (harp-vocals) – replaced Handler
Jeff Manville
Cris Williamson  (vocals) – replaced Buss

(The following with photos was received from band vocalist Rob Rose in June, 2016)

“John Henry Brown was an original bassist for the Crystal Palace Guard.  He is now an attorney of some repute in civil and tort law.  I think he may be based in Southern CA now but not sure. Haven’t seen him since about 1969.  In the others (photos below), that were taken during a recording session in Aspen. Michael Killmartin was the lead guitar on my left.  I believe Mike is now deceased but possibly has a son of the same name who still resides near San Jose CA. If that is truly his son, he may have other pictures of Mike and the bands because Mike was the band’s leader.

All in all, we’d been on stage, jammed and partied with many eventual greats of the era.  Janis Joplin had a couple of rides on my chopper. (Others included) Jimi Hendrix, Grateful Dead, Three Dog Night, Doors, Jethro Tull, a few others.  I do not remember who rhythm guitar was in these photos. The original harp man was Mike Handler (not pictured) who still plays with “Country Blues Review” and has a radio show in Santa Fe, NM moviemike15@msn.com. Mike Handler and I were in the same fraternity as was Eric Karl of the Fogcutters.  Eric is now an attorney in Texas somewhere I think.

Buss (last name not remembered was mouth harp and vocals) replaced Handler and Cris Williamson replaced Buss.  Buss played my traps when I was singing lead. We cut one demo album for some unknown label before I left the group.  I have no idea if any copies of those studio cuts still exist.  I do not know who replaced me (in the group).”

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The Crystal Palace Guard – Aspen – 1967

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Vocalist Rob Rose

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Rob Rose – Still Ridin’!

The Crystal Palace Cast (Aspen)

Musicians:

Sandra Albertson, Sandra Allen, Mark Barlau, Jeff Bestic, Janice Clark, Jim Dorr, Pat Dudley, Jack Eiman, Linda Griffin, Valerie Hagenstein, Marilyn Hennig, Anne Irwin, Diane Kelly, Terry Materniak, Dennis Moore, Joel Moser, Connie Moser, Carole Nicholson, Steve Poletti, Suzi Sanderson, Mark Senior, Connie Jones, Becky Barabe, Mark Rabin

LP – Location Records 4880 – “Songs and Patter at the Crystal Palace Aspen, Colorado”
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LP – Location 5094 – Gracious? Dining at the Crystal Palace
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Crystal Touch

45 – C Touch 1592 – “Just Funky Fun” b/w “You’re For Me”

Dennis Culp

Dennis Culp

Dennis Culp

Dennis was born in 1970 in Denver.  He is a trombonist and with the bands “Brave Saint Saturn” and “Five Iron Frenzy” – and then in 2010 with the band “Roam”.

Cumbres Railroad (Southern Colorado)

LP – Hi Fidellty – The Rattle and the Roar! – Steam Railroading in the Colorado Rockies”

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Cunningham, Rodgers & Warren

This is a reference to Super Bowl XXIV – Another Bronco Super Bowl loss to San Francisco in 1990

45 – Crush 5268 – The Modern Battle of New Orleans – 1990
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Pearl G. Curran

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Pearl S. Curran

Pearl (Gildersleeve) Curran was born in Denver way back in 1875 and was known primarily for composing “art songs”.  Her family migrated to the Denver area after the Civil War.  She attended Denver University and eventually settled in New York.  She composed dozens of secular and sacred songs during her lifetime.

She died in 1941.

Bernie Cushing & Betty Lessing (Denver)

With Pierre Josephs (bass) and Sam Shaffer (drums)

LP – B&B-10-68 – “Linger Awhile”

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Cymbal

45 – Chelsea DJHO-0158 – Boulder, Colorado – 1973

Alloy Czar

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

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The Czars (Denver)

This band was active from 1994 until 2004.

Group Members: John Grant (Titanic) – Chris Pearson (Titanic) – Andy Monley – Roger Green – Jeff Linsenmaier

LP – “The La Brea Tar Pits of Routine” – 1996

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LP – “Before But Longer” – 2000

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Daddy Ed

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Willis Dahl & Linda Roth

45 – IntraState IRS45-40 – Colorado Moon – 1957

Barry Dale

45 – Ber-Mar BM 001 – “House of the Rising Sun” b/w “Living Together” – 1981 (with picture sleeve)

Monte Dale

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The Daleks

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The Daleks played Sam’s on Lookout Mountain – The lineup below was around 1964/65 – Other members carried on into the later 1960’s. The photo above includes three members all formerly of the Daleks. Drummer Larry Higgins recalls that for a very short time they performed as The Syndicate. Band members are rifling through their scrapbooks in order to provide me with a photo of the original Daleks. The group name “The Daleks” was taken from the motion picture “Doctor Who” according to drummer Larry Higgins.

The photo below was provided by Larry Higgins – The late Joe Apricio – passed 2014

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Group Members:

Larry Higgins – drums (Freddie & Sinners – Four Gigolos – Saints – Pete Tracy Trio – The Syndicate)
Joe Elkins
Ray Sekera – bass (Pete Tracy Trio – The Syndicate)
Rick Robinson – guitar (not shown above)

Joe Apricio – guitar (The Syndicate) – joined later (deceased)

The Dalhart Imperials (Denver)

EP – Wormtone 702 – “The Crocodile Tears EP”

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45 – Wormtone 703 – “There Ain’t No Place Like the Panhandle”

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EP – Shake 711 – “Shake It”

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Jimmy Dallas & The Valley Trio

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DALLAS JIMMY

45 – Sho-Me SH 539-45 – “Flame of Love” b/w “My Heart Is Your”

45 – Westport 45-131 – 1956 – “Who Do? You Do” b/w “I’ve Got a Right To Know” – 1956 with Cathy Justice

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45 – Westport 45-136 – 1957 – “Eeeny-Meeny-Miny-Mo” b/w “Treasured Souvenirs” – 1957 with Cathy Justice

45 – Decca 9-31113 – “Hurtin’ In My Heart” b/w “My Kind Of Love” – 1960

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45 – Triune TL 001 – “I’ll Be A Sweeter Man” b/w “One Way Ticket to the Blues” – 1973

45 – Triune TL 002 – “Drinking Champagne” b/w “One Way Ticket to the Blues” – 1973

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45 – Graceland IRDA 285 – “My Woman Loves the Leaving Out Of Me” – 1976

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45 – Kansa KA 614 – “South Succotash” b/w “Hail to the Chief”

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Joel Daly & The Sundowners

45 – Flying Anchor FA 1003 – “Rocky Mountain Oysters” b/w “Honeycomb”

Dambuilders

45 – Hep-Cat HC0007-7 – Colorado – 1996

The Daniel Paul Revelation

These guys were from Loveland, Colorado and were formerly called “The Sixth Edition”.

Members on the Clovis included Arden Fennell, Sam Haughland, Jim Dykeman, Randy Tiley and Norman Doug Roberts from “The Fireballs”

They recorded on two occasions in Clovis with all tracks going unreleased which included:

“In Chicago, Widow Jones, Love Everybody, That’s My Song Reflections Of Mine, L.B. Kingston, You Sure Took Me By Surprise and By Myself” – Recorded in two sessions first in June of 1968 the second in August of 1968.

Chris Daniels & the Kings (Chris is a Colorado Music Hall of Fame Inductee)

Colorado Hall Inductee Board

Group Members:

Randy Barker
Brian Grassmeyer
Tom Capek
Joey LeLauro
Fly McClard
Forrest Means
Barry Voth
Chris Daniels

Other Musicians: Patty Carpenter, Craig Donaldson, Larry Wilkins, Andy Peake, Larry Baird, Steve Owen, Robert Anderson, Daniel Jones, and Bob Rebholz

LP – Next Coast NCS C100 – “Juggler” – 1982

LP – Moon Voyage 95006 – When You’re Cool – 1987
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LP – Harmony 1001 – “Has Anyone Seen My Keys” – 1985
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Chris Daniels & The Rhythm N Blues Kings

45 – Harmony HRICD 1005 – “634-5789” b/w “Crosstown Traffic” (with picture sleeve)

The Daniels (Denver)

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Group Members:

Mike Cooper – drums
Dave Hardy – bass
Brian O’Meara – guitar (Dimensions/Denver – U.S. Male) – later O’Meara Ford fame
Rick Newton – lead guitar

Julie D’ Anne & The Soulmates

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Dave & The Saints

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Bo David
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame

Robert Davine

LP – Premiere 6102 – Accordion Davine

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Dawn & The Twilights

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The Dean Davis Company

Members

Vince Haffey – drums
Ed Bigby – bass
Paula Streiff – vocals
Dean Davis – vocals & guitar
Rich Curran – vocals
Dave Bigelow – lead guitar

LP – ETC Enterprises 1000 – “Maria”

LP – ETC Enterprises 23887 – “IInd Time Around”

LP – ETC Enterprises 1003 – “Stone Country Road”

Joni Davis

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Ronnie Davis

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The Dean Davis Company (Fort Collins)

Members: Dave Bigelow (lead guitar), Dean Davis (rhythm guitar), Paula Strett (vocals), Rich Curran (vocals), Ed Bigby (bass) and Vince Haffey (drums)

LP – ETC 23887 – “IInd Time Around”

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Nancilee Davis

Nancille was a Yoga instructor at the University of Denver

LP – WM Production 2001 – Fitness Through Hatha Yoga – 1975
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Dawson

45 – Celesta AA-0012 – “The Other Side of the Hill” b/w “Lucky Stars” – 1980

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45 – Roundtree – “The Other Side of the Hill” b/w “Lucky Stars” – 1980

Jim Dawson

Dawson was born in the Midwest and migrated to Colorado

LP – Kama Sutra 2616 – “The Essential Jim Lawson” – 1972
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Ronnie Dawson & The Frantic Flattops

45 – Rock-A-Billy 500 – Boy Next Door b/w Rockin Boppin Fever

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Gale Day with The Jim Trumbo Trio and Dolores Osborn

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John Michael Day

45 – Front Page FP 10955 – “I’d Rather Deal With the Fantasy” b/w “The Ballad of Jimmy & Junior”

Daybreak with Dick Anthony & Orchestra

The group started off in Denver at the Christian Heritage College

Members:

Janie Prebble
Diana Jones
Debbie Gallimore
Janie Wilson
Kyle Wilson

LP – Angelus 5130 – “Daybreak”

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Sonny Daye

Sonny Daye was Thomas Hawkins

45 – Renegade R-102 – “Razor Blades” b/w “And I’ll Stop Cryin'”

The Dayhills

The Dayhills were yet another Biscuit City Records acts.

Group Members:

Tom Dahill (guitar)
Barbara Dahill (flute)
Charlie Heymann (mandocell).

They were billed as an “Irish Band”. They were joined on their first LP by accordion player Pat Flannagan.

LP – Biscuit City 1308 – “Mom’s Favorite”
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DAYHILLS - BISCUIT 1308 - RA DAYHILLS - BISCUIT 1308 - RBB (1)

LP – Biscuit City 1318 – “The Dear Little Isle” – 1977
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The LP below was curiously also released on the “Fast Mary” label out of Chicago stating it was recorded in Chicago – where the Biscuit City LP refers to the recording being done in Boulder.

LP – Biscuit City 1321 – “Irish Folk Songs” – 1978
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DAYHILLS - BISCUIT 1321 - RA DAYHILLS - BISCUIT 1321 - RBB (1)

LP – Fast Mary 26792 – “Irish Folk Songs” – 1978

DAYHILLS FAST MARY (3) DAYHILLS FAST MARY (4)

DAYHILLS FAST MARY (1) DAYHILLS FAST MARY (2)

Dead Silence (Denver)

EP – Profane 21 – “Hell, How Could We Make Any More Money Than This?”

DEAD SILENCE - PROFANE 21 A DEAD SILENCE - PROFANE 21 B

DEAD SILENCE - PROFANE 21 D DEAD SILENCE - PROFANE 21 E

DEAD SILENCE - PROFANE 21 G

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EP – Vinyl Comm 62 – “Tit Wrench” – 1994

DEAD SILENCE - VINYL COMM 62 A DEAD SILENCE - VINYL COMM 62 B

DEAD SILENCE - VINYL COMM 62 D DEAD SILENCE - VINYL COMM 62 E

DEAD SILENCE - VINYL COMM 62 F DEAD SILENCE - VINYL COMM 62 G

7-Inch EP – “Hope”

Gary Dean

Recording on C. D. Draper’s Curtain Call label – Dean also landed on the national label Liberty
Curtain Call 35691 – Gary’s Melody b/w Bright Lights & Blues
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45 – Liberty 55455 – The Right Kind of Love b/w Old Standby – 1962
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The Decades

45 – RC Productions – Got A Funny Feeling b/w It’s Be Me

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Dick Dedrick

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Dedrick Dick

Dee & The Majestics

Bass player Tom Uharriet was later with Maul and the Cutups

Deep Rock (Northern Colorado)

Formed in 1969

Group Members:

Jon Floth – guitar (Monocles – Higher Elevation) – deceased
Rich Sallee – bass
Peter Johnson – vocals

Kathi DeFrancis (Denver)

Kathi was a long-time member of the Colorado folk group “The Mother Folkers” – On the LP below she is accompanied by:

Mary Stribling (bass)  – Mother Folkers
Carla Sciaky (violin) – Mother Fokers
Sumi Sawtelle (vocals)
Vince DeFrancis (guitar)
Eric Weber (mandolin)
Chris Ditson (drums)
Mary Flower (guitar)
Chuck Schneider (recorder)
Steve Schermerhorn (drums)
Ron Cope (piano)
Kevin Bollinger (cornet)
Paul Edgerton (sax)
Chuck Rzeszutko (organ)
Doris Lee (vocals)
Sherri Landrum (vocals)
Cliff Young (piano)

LP – Jade Music – “Home Before Morning” – 1985

DEFRANCES - HOME MORNING (3) DEFRANCES - HOME MORNING (4)

DEFRANCES - HOME MORNING (1) DEFRANCES - HOME MORNING (2)

45 – Jade 62 – San Antone b/w The Magic Song

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Penny DeHaven (Penny Starr)

Band Box Act - Penny Starr
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Bob Deiderrehs
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

Dick Dedrick

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Jimmy DeKnight & The Knights of Rhythm

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Flounder Delray (Woodland Park)

Ripp Off 58201 – I’ve Had It b/w Everything You’ve Always Wanted To Know About Colorado That John Denver Forgot To Tell You – 1982
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Flounder Delray – Aanco 58201 – Everything You’ve Wanted To Know About Colorado That John Denver Forgot To Tell You b/w I’ve Had It – 1982
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_DELRAY FLOUNDER - AANCO 58201_0002 _DELRAY FLOUNDER - AANCO 58201_0003

Jerry Dembo & Julie D’Anne

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Jolly Demis

45 – 9 KUSA 130 – Christmas Time Again b/w Alexandria
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45 – Celesta CR 0030 – “Little Bit Of Love” b/w “Down at the Marina” – 1981 (with picture sleeve)

Denim

45 – Texas Revolution CFS-820 – Colorado Love Song – 1970

Denny and Jay – Greeley

Denny & Jay

The duo shared a brief partnership but landed a recording contract with Capitol Records. They were promoted heavily in the Denver area and their single “H-U-R-T” landed high on the KIMN Radio Top Forty Charts. They were apart for many years and out of contact but were in-touch before Denny passed away. Read the entire string of comments about Denny and Jay (with comments from both and their family) on You Tube. I remember them doing a promotional autograph session in a West Denver record store.

Group Members:

Denny Rockwell – deceased 2012
John “Jay” Cubbage

Enith International 718 – Tom Dooley’s Son/Silly Sammy Song Off Key

ENITH 718 - DENNY & JAY - ADD (1) ENITH 718 - DENNY & JAY - ADD (2)
Capitol 5216 – H-U-R-T/Two Lies – 1964 – Charted in local markets

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

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45 – Tower 25 8 – “Oh My Gosh, Oh Me Oh My – Goodbye” b/w “I Wanna Know Now” – 1966

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45 – Tower 284 – “Booze & Garlic Bread” b/w “Oh My Gosh Oh My – Goodbye” – 1966 (Promo is same song both sides)

TOWER 284 DJ - ROCKWELL DENNY (1) TOWER 284 DJ - ROCKWELL DENNY (2)

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John Denver

John Denver lived in Aspen, Colorado but he belonged to the world more than anything. Early on in his career he took Chad Mitchell’s place in the Trio – and soon added Denver folk and country singer Michael Johnson to form Denver, Boise and Johnson. The LP below is his debut with the Mitchell Trio (Johnson had not yet joined). The LP does feature “Leaving On a Jet Plane” a song which would later be recorded by Peter, Paul & Mary in 1969 and would rise all the way to the number 1 spot on the Hot 100. – the trio’s only number one record.
John Denver sold a zillion LP’s and rode the Hot 100 single charts impressively from 1971 until 1984. He had four number 1 singles and entered the Top 10 8 times. John had more than 30 charting LP’s with three number 1 albums. He was killed in a plane crash in 1997 – age 53. Visit the John Denver Discography Page
MITCHELL TRIO LP REPRISE

The Denver Affair (Fort Collins)

Members:

Randy Miller (bass) – Harley Faguin (keyboards) – Bud Smith (guitar) – Lee Arrellano (percussion) – Don Navy (horn)

LP – Homa 1009 – “The Denver Affair” – 1975

DENVER AFFAIR - HOMA 1009 A (2) DENVER AFFAIR - HOMA 1009 A (3)

DENVER AFFAIR - HOMA 1009 SD 1 DENVER AFFAIR - HOMA 1009 A (1)

45 – Contempo 1681 – Crawdad Hole Aka Crawdad Song b/w Something
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The Denver Folk Lore Center

Denver Folklore Center (Colorado Music Hall of Fame)

Denver Folklore Center
(Colorado Music Hall of Fame)

The Denver Gentlemen

Included David Eugene Edwards and Jeffrey Paul Norlander who later formed the Colorado band “Sixteen Horsepower”

The Denver Opera Foundation

LP – CM 7205 – “Presents Wynne Miller & Bob Wright in the Sound of Music” – 1975

The Denver Pop Festival

There was only one Denver Pop Festival, held on June 27th of 1969.  The concert featured The Mothers of Invention, Johnny Winter, Joe Cocker, Irion Butterfly, Three Dog Night, Creedance Clearwater Revival and headliners The Jimi Hendrix Experience.  Locally linked bands Poco and Zephyr were both on the second day of the bill.  The venue was the late Mile Hi Stadium, former home of The Denver Broncos and others.  The concert was marred on day three when the crowd became unruly and law enforcement promptly moved in.

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POP FESTIVAL 02

A little action at the Denver Pop Festival

The Denver Rio Grande Railroad

LP – North Jersey Recordings 7-001 – “The Sound of Steam”

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The Denver Symphony Orchestra

LP – Desto 7171 – Alberto Ginastera – 1973
Brian Priestman – Music Director & Conductor
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LP – DS SR83 – Live At Boettcher – 1983 – Gaetano Delogu – Music Director & Conductor
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Denver’s Tremmors

BOSS BANDS DENVERS TREMMORS

This group formed in the mid 1960’s.

Group Members:

Ken Burnham – bass
Dennis Graves – rhythm guitar
Clayton Hill – guitar
Todd Houghton – lead guitar
Steve Milford – drummer

Rick Derringer (Caribou Ranch)

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

CARIBOU 1974 - DERRINGER LP CARIBOU 1974 - DERRINGER 45

The Desperados

45 – Maximum Sound – “Hello Montezuma” b/w “Go Bless The Honky-Tonks”

Joe Diamond

45 – Curtain Call 2001/2 – “I Go Home to Heaven” b/w “Walk Back Through My Mind”

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45 – Curtain Call 2003 – “Loving You” b/w “Goodbye Turned Out Bad”
(Images by Lisa Wheeler – North of Pueblo Blog)

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Dick and the Chicks

Members:

Steve Ramada – vocals
Julian Anderson – bass
Gene D’Angelo – drums
Eric Boa – lead guitar
Steve Ramada – rhythm guitar

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

J. J. Dickens and the Barrier Breakers

45 – Mountain 1055 – I Want The Whole World To Love You b/w It’s Not Your Fault
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Maria Bobrowska Dickison

LP – Frama PR 101 – “8 New Polish Compositions”

Wendel Diebel

LP – Audicom USR 7515 – “Claude Debussy”

Diesel (Netherlands)

45 – Colorado – 1988

The Dietplan (Boulder)

Members:
David Clayton-Smith (keyboards)
Chuck Eubank (drums)
David Coddington (bass)
Doug Moldawsky (guitar)

LP – Reaktorr 1 – “The Melting Pot” – 1983

DIETPLAN - REAKTORR 1 COVER (1) DIETPLAN - REAKTORR 1 COVER (2)

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The Dimensions (Denver)

BOSS BANDS DIMENSIONS DENVER

This group formed in 1965.

Group Members:

Mark Fisher – guitar (U.S. Male)
Kent Borucki – bass
Tim Stephenson – guitar (U.S. Male)
Rene Ulibarri – drums (U.S. Male)

Brian O’Meara – guitar – replaces Fisher (The Daniels – U.S. Male)
Brett Tuggle – guitar/keyboards (U.S. Male – Phaedra – Head First)

This comment from Chimpydork:

“Just a trivia note about US Male – Brett Tuggle (guitar / keyboards for US Male, Phaedra, Head First) left Denver to play with Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, then did session and live work with Rick Springfield, David Lee Roth (Van Halen), Chris Isaak, Stevie Nicks, and Fleetwood Mac. Is still currently touring with Fleetwood Mac, and when not on the road sits in with the Waddy Wachtel band at the Joint in L.A.”

The Dimensions (Lakewood)

Often played at The Galaxy on West Alameda.

Group Members:

Craig Powell – lead guitar
John Pryor – bass
Terry Peacock – rhythm guitar
Carl Bailey – drums

Herman Dinges

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Also see the Colorado Polka Page

Michael Dinner

LP – Fantasy 9454 – The Great Pretender – 1974
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LP – Fantasy 9512 – Tom Thumb The Dreamer – 1975
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45 – Fantasy 750 – The Promised Land (Long and Short Versions) – 1975
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45 – Fantasy 781 – “Silver Bullets” DJ – 1976

DINNER MICHAEL - 781 1976 A DINNER MICHAEL - 781 1976 B

DINNER MICHAEL - 781 1976 C DINNER MICHAEL - 781 1976 D

Dion & The Timberlanes

45 – Mohawk 105 – Out In Colorado – 1957

The Dirty Few

7-inch 33 1/3 EP – “YOLOCO” b/w “Can’t Drink My Beer Tonight” – 2015

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The Dirty Lookers

Group Members:

Pammy Peunte (guitar)
Sara Fischer (guitar)
Gerry Geit (drums)
Chris Kiett (bass)

LP – Dirty Looker – “Audio Voyer” – 2011

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The Divinity of Pure Sound (Denver)

The group formed in 1967 and ran until 1970 – formerly known as Fat Friar & Friends)

Group Members:

Tim McMillian – drums
James Townsend – drums
Nathan Warner – lead guitar (Nathan-Marcus/70’s)
John Quincy Adams III – guitar – deceased
George Gardine – bass

Chuck Dockery

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BAND BOX CHUCK DOCKERY

Tod Dockstader & Marianne Wurlitzer

This LP was recorded in New York and somehow found it’s way onto Boulder’s Owl Records

LP – Owl CRLP 6 – “Luna Park – Traveling Music – Apocalypse” – 1966

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DOCKSTADER TIM - OWL 1966 C DOCKSTADER TIM - OWL 1966 D

LP – Owl CRLP 7 – “Drone Two Fragments From Apocalypse Water Music” – 1966

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DOCKSTADER TIM - OWL 1966 C DOCKSTADER TIM - OWL 1966 D

LP – Owl CRLP 8 – “Quartermass” – 1966
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LP – Owl ORLP 11 – “Omniphony 1” – 1966

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DOCKSTADER TIM - OWL 11 C 1966

Dog Obedience

EP – Dynamics LTD. 11723 “Dog Obedience Training” – 1962

The Dogs

EP – AARD 70009 – “Good News/Thinking Of You” b/w “Good Friends/Elio” – 1986 (with picture sleeve)

Domino

LP – Rouge R-103 – “Domino” – 1980

Craig Donaldson & Suzanne Nelson

Donaldson played with Chris Daniels and the Kings.

45 – Great American Music Machine 117 – “Go with the Nuggets” b/w Instrumental Version (with picture sleeve)

The Doodads

45 – Bozoko BR-2001 – “Nuclear Man” b/w “No So Homesick Blues”

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Doppler Effect

The Colorado band performed around 1967/1968

This received from John Porter May, 2017:

“Doppler Effect definitely performed in Denver at The Exodus. I’m thinking late 1966 and into 1967. The one single I know they recorded is “God Is Alive In Argentina”.  Lead singer was Lance Leconn, guitar was Clark Wayne. They had a very good female singer named Brooke??? Last I heard they left for LA. I saw them many times at the Exodus, also Superband as well.”

EXODUS POSTER

45 – Ego Production 1626 – God is Alive in Argentina b/w Memphis Woman – 1966

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EGO PRODUCTION 1626 - DOPPLER EFFECT REP ADD (3) EGO PRODUCTION 1626 - DOPPLER EFFECT REP ADD (4)

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

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Ico Doro

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Dotsero (Denver)

This jazz ensemble originated with brothers Stephen Watts (sax) and David Watts (guitar).

Visit the Dotsero Web Site

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Doug & Freddy & The Pyramids

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Doug Dougan

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Dragonfly

This group was essentially The Lords of London from Colorado’s Western Slope – See “The Lords of London” discography

C.D. Draper & The Outriders

Draper owned the Curtain Call label and released much of his own material via that outlet out of Englewood, Colorado. C.D. and partner Chris Taylor were country performers who appeared on the KLZ radio Country Expo. Chris also recorded solo on Curtain Call.

Other Musicians:

Dawn Arlene (drums) – Paul Bower (bass) – Bob Carillo (guitars) – Crisser (piano) – Tom Likes (percussion) – Dick Mets (guitars) – Art Miller (harmonica) – Susie Nobles (fiddle) – Gary Schnaacker (piano)

LP – Curtain Call  – “Bright Lights & Blues”

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_DRAPER C.D. - CURTAIN CALL XX RA _DRAPER C.D. - CURTAIN CALL XX RB

45 -Curtain Call 801 – “Super Bowl Game of Love” – 1973

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45 – Curtain Call 35651/52 – “We (The Blues and Me)” b/w “(The) House of Love”

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45 – Curtain Call 35691/92 – “The Only Hippie in Muskogee” b/w “Bring On the Wine”

45 – Curtain Call 35711/12 – “California Oakie” b/w “You’re Touching Me”

45 – Curtain Call 35861/62 – “Another Love” b/w “Walk Back Through My Mind”
(Images by Lisa Wheeler – North of Pueblo Blog)

DRAPER - CURTAIN BW WALK BACK THROUGH MY MIND

Ken Dravis (Grand Junction)

45 – CMC – Colorado Sunrise b/w If We Had Love – 1983

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Dry Jack

LP – Inner City 1075 – “Whale City” – 1979

DRY JACK INNER CITY 1075 1979 A DRY JACK INNER CITY 1075 1979 B

LP – Music Is Medicine 9005 – “Orchestra Clouds” – 1977

Tony Dudley & The Do-Rights

45 – Rock-A-Billy 108 – This Little Girl’s Gone Rockin’ b/w I Can Swing It, Daddy”

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Tim Duffy

Musicians: Bonnie Carol (dulcimer) – Joe Farrell – Tim Duffy

LP – Music is Medicine  MIM 9005 – “Orchestra of Clouds” – 1975

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45 – Hammer N Nails HNS-1953 – “In the Coming Years” b/w “I’ve Seen Her Smile”

Louise Duncan (Denver)

LP – Paragon – “The Two Sides of Louise Duncan” – 1979

DUNCAN LOUISE - PARAGON (3) DUNCAN LOUISE - PARAGON (6)

DUNCAN LOUISE - PARAGON (4) DUNCAN LOUISE - PARAGON (5)

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Gayle Dunne

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Gayle was a national recording artist with this tribute to the Mile High City.

45 – Alyn 67301 – “Don’t Play A #9” b/w “D-E-N-V-E-R”

DUNNE GAYLE - ALYN 67201 A DUNNE GAYLE - ALYN 67201 B

DUNNE GAYLE - ALYN 67201 D DUNNE GAYLE - ALYN 67201 E

DUNNE GAYLE - ALYN 67201 C

Dusty Drapes & The Dusters (Longmont)

Founding Members: Steve (“Dusty”) Swenson, Don DeBacker and Don McCorison

The following is from a Post on this site based on my conversation with band acquaintance Cass:

In the early 1970’s Cass was girlfriend of a member of a local Boulder rock group.  Cass could not recall a band name at their beginnings.  But then she recalled “I was living with the band in a communal arrangement on a farm located out on the eastern end of the city off of Arapahoe street.  The farm was called “Green Acres” like the television show with Eddie Alpert.”

Cass continued, “All of the band members lived there along with about seven young women including myself.  The guys all sported shoulder length hair and as I remember played all around town doing mostly cover material.  They were’ very popular.”  The band took on a new name, “Dusty Drapes and The Dusters” and then set out on their new course.

The founders of the group were Steve (“Dusty”) Swenson, Don DeBacker and Don McCorison.  Swenson had played guitar on a very minor hit in 1972, “Colorado” performed by Colorado’s Danny Holien released on the local “Tumbleweed” label.

They played all around the Boulder area, most of which are long since gone.  These included Shannon’s, the Skunk Creek Inn, Olympic Lounge, Good Earth, Art’s Bar and Grill and at Peggy’s Hi-Lo.

Somewhere along the way the group was signed by Columbia Records and managed one release in 1975 composed by McCorison “Hackensack”, which evidently was a one-out adventure on the national label.

On a side note Cass remembered that there was a lot of livestock on the farm.  The most famous resident was the University of Colorado’s school mascot “Ralphie” the bison.  “Every few weeks during football season a trailer would pull up and Ralphie’s handlers would load her (yes Ralphie was and always is a female) into a trailer to transport her to the big fame at Folsom Field.”

Then a big change came along.  Cass recalls coming back to Green Acres one day after work and was somewhat stunned by what she saw.  “All of the guys had cut off their long hair.  My boyfriend told me, ‘Cass, were making big change.  We’ve decided to go country.'”

And go country is exactly what they did becoming “Rusty Drapes and the Drapers”.  The band enjoyed a very nice run through the 1970’s.  They associated with many other musicians who were drawn to the local Colorado scene.  Cass recalls meeting Steven Stills and Manassas, Timothy B. Schmidt and Rusty Young from Poco and many others when they would either rehearse or record in the studio at Green Acres.  She recalls a photo session taking place at Green Acres for one of Poco’s LP covers.

Cass moved on from Boulder, attending D.U. for a time – living here and there before finally settling down in North Carolina where she remains till this day.  Cass visited Boulder a few years back to discover that Green Acres is gone, having made way for “progress”.

Here is a nice article written in 2012 when members of The Dusters reunited.

LP – TCR 0001 – Dusty Drapes & The Dusters 1981
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45 – Columbia 10108 – Hackensack b/w Roamin’ Thru Wyomin’ 1975
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Arlie Duff

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Arlie Duff was a country singler/composer who had a number 7 Country hit in 1953 with “Y’All Come”. He recorded for Decca and Starday nationally and found his way into Colorado for a brief time working as a DJ in 1957 and 1958 – when the two singles below were recorded in Colorado Springs where he resided.
45 – Smartt 1001/1002 – Send Me An Angel b/w You’re the One For Me – 1958
DUFF ARLIE - SMARTT 1001 - A DUFF ARLIE - SMARTT 1001 - B
45 – Smartt 1003/1004 – A Dark Night A Lonely Street b/w Mama You’ve Had Your Day – 1958
SMARTT - DUFF ARLIE - BW MAMA YOU'VE HAD YOUR DAY

Dave Duggan & The Family Jam

Also see the Finer Arts Label Page

45 – Crested Butte CBR 1201 – “Steppin’ Out” b/w “You” – 1972

Ray Durkee

A very young Ray Durkee from "Sunday at the Memories web site

A very young Ray Durkee from “Sunday at the Memories” web site

Ray Durkee was a local Denver radio personality and DJ who hosted the wonderful “Sunday at the Memories” radio show on KHOW and much to my delight I just “discovered” the “Sunday at the Memories” show which has been rejuvenated by Ray’s son, James Durkee on “Cruisin’ 950” on Sunday evenings!
SUNDAY AT THE MEMORIES
James Durkee has also created a tremendous historical and entertaining tribute to his late father with his “Sunday at the Memories” web site complete with programs, great photos, a biography and much more! Click on the image above to visit the site.
He brought more than the music to life during his broadcast with his casual but well informed presentation of the past. My fondest memories of Ray was our visits to Denver’s London House nightclub where he would spin records, chat with the audience in his laid back style – and do the best rock and roll trivia in the town. I one day listening to him during his broadcast when he talked about “The Cosmonaut” record below. It was listed in a global record price guide and he really got a kick out of that. He said “I’ve got myself a collectible record!”
Ray Durkee started off in Denver at KOSI, 1959. That job lasted a very short time. He went to KTLN for a year or so. KTLN sent him to their sister station in Arizona in 1961. In late 1962 he came back to KTLN in Denver. He did TRAFFIC pilot work for KTLN mid 60’s, weather may have been also a part, but the plane he was flying was for traffic reporting. He passed away in Bismarck, North Dakota, not South Dakota.
Jubilee 5422 DJ - Durkee, Ray - The Cosmonaut Part I Jubilee 5422 DJ - Durkee, Ray - The Cosmonaut Part II
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Dux

Formed in mid 1960’s

BOSS BANDS DUX

Group Members:

Terry Adams – bass – Rick Anchatz – keyboards – Bob Hamilton – drums – George Kawamoto – lead guitar – Shawn Shea – rhythm guitar

Johnnie Dwyer with Billy Lee and the Rocky Mountain Playboys

See the Band Box Home Page

Jerry Dycke (Florida)

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Jerry is a Florida native who put out a few releases on this Colorado Springs label – Aries – He was inducted into the Florida Country Music Association Hall of Fame in 1994 – Visit the Jerry Dycke web site – Below is an account from Jerry relating to his own Aries label and this story behind “Starship, Fly On”:

“The record was recorded in a little studio in Ft Myers, Fl (Link Brothers) in 1986 and release on my own label Aries that I had started in the 60’s. I have also been on Sun Records in Memphis, Nugget and MCA Churchill in Nashville also. Songs you can see on YouTube. “Starship Fly On” was adopted by the U.S. Space foundation as the official song of the Challenger 7 fund in 1986. They made a video of it which you can see on YouTube. The video was produced by John Biffar who when on to win several Emmys during his career. The reason the Colorado Springs address is on the label is because I donated the song to the U.S Space Foundation (located in Colo Springs). They sold the video and record from that address. The video was shown on CMT-TV many times. They ran the Space Foundations phone number and address for people to order the video or record. They returned the copyright to me after 3 years and say they made a lot of money for the Challenger 7 project through its sales. Jerry”
45 – Aries 1018 – “Starship, Fly On” – Released 1986
(A tribute to The Challenger and the official song of the Challenger Fund)

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LP – Aries 1002 – “I Never Said Goodbye” & 45 – Churchill Records Ltd. 7762 “There’s Nobody Home On The Range Anymore” b/w the same side – promo label – 1980
(“There’s Nobody Home On The Range Anymore” is also included on Aries LP 1002)
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The Dynamics

LP – Aspen API 1701 – “Another Day” – 1976

D. Chief Eagle

LP – Twy Mar Studios R2239 – “Winter Count” – 1996

Eagle Park Slim & The Mile High Blues & Boogie Band

45 – Gold Coin – “Hollywood Labor Star” b/w “Free Agent”

Charles Eakin and Paul Parmelee – Boulder

Eakin was an instructor at the University of Colorado.  Parmellee was a member of the Pablo Casals Trio.  He was also an instructor at C.U.

LP – Owl 31 – “Frames” – 1985

EAKIN CHARLES - OWL 31 (1) EAKIN CHARLES - OWL 31 (2)

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Earth Opera

Not to be confused with the other national group.

LP – “US Sound Records 1195 – “Earth Opera”

COLORADO - EARTH OPERA A COLORADO - EARTH OPERA B US SOUND REC 1195

45 – United States Sound 3036 – Colorado b/w Kick’en Back
USS XX NEW LABEL A USS XX NEW LABEL B

Earth, Wind & Fire (Caribou Ranch)

The following LP’s and Singles were recorded at the Caribou Ranch outside of Nederland:

CARIBOU 1975 - EARTH WIND FIRE LP CARIBOU 1974 - EARTH WIND FIRE LP

CARIBOU 1974 - EARTH WIND FIRE 45 B CARIBOU 1975 - EARTH WIND FIRE 45

Carl Easley

45 – Enterprise GS 45-1231 – “Drive-In Baby” b/w “You Ask Me”

Roy Eberhart with The Musette Trio (Denver)

See The Band Box Home Page

Ecstatic Revue

45 – Aspen 1201 – “Dreams of a Boy” b/w “Luving Friendly Luv”

B. C. Eddington (Denver)

45 – Aero 2774 – “Credit Card Blues” b/w “Why Should I Dance to Her Tune”- 1986

EDDINGTON BC - AERO 2774 A EDDINGTON BC - AERO 2774 B

Eddy & The Centuries

Eddy De Silva recorded this with the Centuries in 1962 in New Mexico – They played for a time in Colorado. De Silva would later move to New Jersey and front a band called “The Shadows”.

Sherry 1521 – My Girl b/w I Don’t Love You Anymore

SHERRY 1521 - EDDIE CENTURIES - (1) SHERRY 1521 - EDDIE CENTURIES - (2)

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