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Colorado Musicians Index:
Hardrock Gunter thru Letts

Hardrock Gunter

Hardrock (Sidney Louie Gunter) was born in the South and recorded for many different labels and was a widely appreciate rock-a-billy pioneer. He is credited by some as composing the very first rock and roll record (and the second) with “Birmingham Bounce” in 1950 and then “Gonna Dance All Night” the following year. He passed away in 2013.  His tie-in to Colorado comes in the mid 1960’s when he moved to Denver to sell insurance. He found his way onto the Golden, Colorado label Essgee to cut four sides in the early 1970’s.  He maintained a home/studio up on Lookout Mountain perched above Golden.

45 – Essgee 871 – Guitar on the Mountain b/w Pussyfootin’ – 1971

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HARDROCK GUNTER - 871 PROMO CARD

45 – Essgee 37 2- Before My Time b/w Steel Guitar Rag – 1972
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Jack Hardy

LP – Great Divide 1759 – “Jack Hardy” – 1971

Hardwater

Hardwater

Group Members:

Tony Murillo
Peter M. Wyant (The Astronauts – Spinning Wheel – GNP)
Richard Fifield (The Astronauts – Sunshine Ward)
Robert McLerian (The Astronauts – Sunshine Ward)

Recordings: 45’s:

Capitol 2230 – Not So Hard/City Sidewalks – 1968

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Capitol 2373 – Plate Of My Fare/Good Old Friends – 1969

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Recordings – LP’s:

Capitol 2964 – Hardwater – 1968

Hardwater LP

John Hartford

John Hartford was a national music figure born in New York City in December of 1937 and died on June 4th, 2001 in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 63.

LP – Flying Fish 028 – “Nobody Knows That You Do” – 1976

This LP on Flying Fish Records only has a passing connection to Colorado (as several Flying Fish records do) via “Stone Canyon” a company which was located in Denver on Glenarm Street.

Gene Harrell
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

Gene Harrell

Gene Harrell

See the CLW Records Label Page

45 – Cowtown 45-605 – “I Won’t Be Back No More” b/w “Mumbles”  – 1957

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Corey Harris

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Corey grew up in Denver attending and graduating from Arapahoe High School in Littleton, Colorado in 1987.  He cut his teeth as a minstrel on the streets of downtown Denver and moved on to a successful blues career.

Donna Harris

See the CLW Records Label Page

I met Donna’s former husband – Kenny Brent – a Denver & Colorado rockabilly artist who performed with and personally knew many local and national country artists. I am now in touch with Kenny and his very nice wife Julie Brent and will be loading up with additional information on Donna and other artists. Donna recorded one single for Jim Ward’s local CLW label and then was signed by national label ABC where she was produced by another local and famed country artist – Buster Jenkins. She released the two ABC singles listed below. Also see Donna’s listing on the CLW Records page.

Donna cut her first record at the age of 16!

45 – ABC 10839 – “He Was Almost Persuaded” b/w “I’m Sending Him Back Home” – Charted October 1st, 1966 – #45 – 8 Weeks on Country Singles Charts

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45 – ABC 10886 – “Masquerade Party” b/w “If You Think You’ve Reached the Bottom” – 1966 – Did not Chart

45 – ABC 10921 – “I Just Now Remembered I Forgot” b/w “My Hi’Fi to Cry By” – 1967 – Did not Chart

Emmylou Harris

HARRIDS

She joined up with former Byrd Gram Parsons touring the U.S. which began with a brief gig in Boulder, Colorado at a venue called The Edison Electric Company.  Next it was up into the mountains at nearby Nederland at a mountain bar.  She composed “Boulder to Birmingham” after the death of Parsons.

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Shaun Harris (Colorado Springs)

Shawn Harris along with brother Danny Harris (deceased) played together in several 1960’s group who released singles on various labels including “The Snow Men”, “The Laughing Wind”, “The California Spectrum”, “The Rogues” and “Brigadune” before finally ending up with “The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band” which finished up with a final long play under the name “Markley”.

LP – Capitol 11168 – “Shaun Harris” – 1973

45 – Capitol P-3615 – “Love Has Gone Away” b/w “Highest Dreams” – 1973

45 – Capitol P-3697 – “I’ll Cry Out” b/w “I’ll Cry Out” – 1973

Louise Harrison (Caldwell)

Yes – the sister of Beatle George rambled into Denver in 1965 and sat down with KIMN DJ’s to answer questions about her famous brother and his co-horts. Here is an account of an earlier effort to promote an up-til-then unknown Fab Four in the U.S. “Not long after settling in southern Illinois in 1963, an ocean from her native England, Louise Harrison Caldwell trudged from one radio station to the next lobbying for air time for her brother’s quartet. Revered in Britain, the group was virtually unknown in America — and her promotion fizzled.” Read the entire story at the Las Vegas Review Journal article from early 2014 – Louise is now in her 80’s!

Louise Harrison Caldwell

The KIMN survey below is from November 11th, 1964 when Louise was interviewed by the KIMN Boss Jocks and answered calls from fans live on the air. The survey that week ironically was dominated by British Invasion groups with the Zombies sitting in the top spot – but with the surprising absence of a single Beatle track – something I would not have thought possible in any week in 1964!

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Michael Harrison

LP – Dark Star 543801 – Easy Money – 1981
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Ralph Harrison

Ralph was chosen to record many commercial tributes related to Colorado during a bi-centennial year
LP – Gramm 1000 – Free Spirit Movin’
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45 – Great American – Colorado Sage b/w The Old Man’s Last Ride – 1975
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45 -Great American 58 – “Colorado Sage” b/w Voice Over”

Great American 1743-75 – The Great American Farmer – 1975
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Great American 108 – A Song For Colorado b/w Building Dreams – 1976
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GRAM 108 - C GRAM 108 - D

45 – Great American 109 – “Friendships” b/w “A Song For Colorado” – 1976 – (with picture sleeve)

45 – Great American 115 – The President b/w Voter Responsibility – 1976
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GRAM 115 - C GRAM 115 - D

45 – Great American 118 – The Story of Free Enterprise b/w Movin’ On to a Better America – 1976
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GRAM 116 - C GRAM 116 - D

45 -Great American 129 – Prairie Gold Part 1 b/w Prairie Gold Part 2 – 1978
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SAGE 129 - HARRISON RALPH - 78 C SAGE 129 - HARRISON RALPH - 78 D

45 – Great American – “Big Wyoming Land of the Cowboy” b/w “Professional Rodeo Star)

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Ralph Harrison & C. Ellisor

45 – IFI 100 – Dry Clean When You Care b/w In America – 1976

Ralph Harrison & Chris Le Doux

45 – GRAM 1002 – “Rodeo Superstar” b/w “The National Finals Rodeo” – (with picture sleeve)

Jack Harry (Colorado Springs)

LP – Fame 1 – Just Jack
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Gladys Hart
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

John Hartford

Hartford was a national recording artist.  He used the direction services of Keith Cast of Denver on this LP

LP – Flying Fish 044 – “All in the Name of Love” – 1977

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LP – Flying Fish 028 – “Nobody Knows What You Do” – 1976

Willie Hartzell, Jerry Bakke, Patsy Hartzell and Freddy Bergin

45 – Beacon BE-1 – “Casey Jones” b/w “Braggin’ Man”

Harvest Road

LP – 31092 – “Harvest Road”

Have a Nice Change

LP – Audicom 3201 – Have a Nice Change
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HAVE A NICE CHANGE - AUDICOM 3201 - RA HAVE A NICE CHANGE - AUDICOM 3201 - RBA (1)

Don Hawkins & KBPI Jocks/Others

45 – Demo Studios – Surf the Arkansas b/w Stuck in the 50’s
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45 – Whamco 0184U/T42N24T (Men Without Hats/Don Hawkins & The Moron Chubby Rumpled Choir) – “Reggaenomics” b/w “Prayer for a Fan” – 1983

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Eddie Hawkins

45 – Signet 45-002 – “One More Memory” b/w “Golden River”

Mel Hawkins

45 – 322 – When the Lights Go Dim Downtown b/w The Urge – 1975
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Dean Hayden

See The Band Box Discography Page

Eugene Haywood

LP – Hammer N Nails HNS 1948 – “Weekends and Holidays”

Spencer Haywood

Spencer has the distinction of being the first college basketball player to come out of college early – prior to graduation to sign a professional contract.  Haywood attended Trinidad Jr. College for a year in southern Colorado.  He then became the high scorer for the U.S. Olympic Team in 1968 before transferring to The University of Detroit.

He entered the professional draft, but NBA rules prevented him from being drafted early.  And so he entered the ABA in 1969 as a member of the Denver Rockets.  Haywood lead the ABA in scoring and rebounding and was named Rookie of the Year after leading the Rockets to a Western Division Title.  The Rockets advanced to the second round of the playoffs before falling to the L.A. Stars.

Spencer was also selected as MVP in the 1970 ABA All-Star Game.  He jumped to the NBA in 1970 joining the Seattle Super Sonics.  A legal battle ensued landing in the Supreme Court – and finally being settled in his favor.  Haywood went on to appear in several NBA All Star Games.  Sadly, his career was cut short by drug addiction.

However, Haywood’s journey opened the door for all future players to sign professional contracts before or during college.

Ironically, Haywood’s high school teammate in Detroit, Ralph Simpson, also broke out of college early also joining the Denver Rockets and becoming the second player to do so coming out of Michigan State college after two years.  He remained with the Rockets until they merged with the NBA at which time he joined his home town Detroit Pistons.

Simpson would return to Denver as a Nugget a few years later but his production fell off dramatically.  He played for a short time with the Philadelphia 76ers and finally the New Jersey Nets before retiring in 1980.

I met Ralph Simpson in the 1990’s at a nearby neighborhood basketball gym in Aurora, Colorado.  He was raising a family and had settled down in the Denver area.  I asked him if he would care to play on my men’s basketball team and he agreed to do so – giving me his phone number – but shortly after he was offered a high-school coaching position and so my team’s chance to have a Denver Nugget top ten all time scorer vanished.

33 1/3 Single – NBA – “Play It Pro” – “Defensive Rebounding” and “Offensive Rebounding” – 1976

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The Haywoods

Members:

Chad Silva (guitar)
Johnny “Mojo” Munnerlyn (lead guitar)
Rich D’Amore (bass)
Rick Tahira (drums)

45 EP – Wormtone 707 – “Big Iron Wheels/The Way I Rock” b/w “Rainy Day Rockin’/The Real Thing”

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Heather

45 – Fraternity 33788 – Colorado Suite b/w Baby Blue
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Heaven & Earth

45 – Aspen 901 – “Chance” b/w “Jackpot”

The Hectics

45 EP – Twist 361 – “Merry Go Round/Dance With Me”

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Danny Heines

LP – Silver Wave 504 – Aqua Touch – 1986
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Alfred Henry (Colorado Springs)

45 – Cascade KCMS 1073 – “Kiss Me My Darling” – Blank B side

Gene Henslee

Gene Henslee was a country and western artist. He and a fictitious character called Don Coors released singles on this Coors imitation label – I contacted Coors and they have no knowledge of this spoof project. Gene also recorded on the Josie, Imperial, Brownfield, Starday and several other labels.
Coors 4 – Laying in Bed With Me Tonite b/w I Threw The Best Part Away
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Jack Herbst (Greeley)

Jack Herbst was from Greeley, Colorado and fronted a band called “The Night Caps” with Carl Meyer Jr., Larry Roth and Walt Wiley.  The group was not credited on the single.

Herbst cut two tracks at the Clovis, New Mexico studio with The Nite Caps in August of 1962.  He returned in the Spring of 1963 cutting three additional tracks with a band called “Larry Bell and the Continentals” none of which were released.

45 – Del Fi 4228 – “Jimmy’s Party” b/w “I Didn’t Realize”

Unreleased tracks “Pebbles Brook”, “Lovers Keepers Losers Weepers” and “Hurt Yourself” with Larry Bell and the Continentals.

Jessie Herrera – Windsor

LP – AA 1901 – All Alone He Had To Die
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Corey Hesser

45 – Vistara – City in The Sky b/w On Some Distant Shore – 1987
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The Hi Blues (Pueblo)

Formed 1967 – Bob Yeazel’s web site tells all about The Hi Blues via John Grove.

Group Members:

Kent Able – organ
Tom Bowman – trumpet – departed 1968
Dave Flores – sax
John Grove – sax – (formed Band X – October 1968 then Joint Session in 1969)
Pat McCown – guitar
Al Volpe – drums

Dominick Todero – trumpet – arrived 1968 (The Beast – Karma)

Hickory Wind (Denver)

Group Members:

Bob Shank – banjo
Sam Morgan – guitar
Pete Tenney – mandolin
Mark Walbridge – vocals
Glen McCarthy – bass

LP – Flying Fish 018 – Fresh Produce – 1976

High Energy Grass

LP – Hi Spot 79-406 – High Energy Grass – 1979
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The High Hopes

Lloyd and Ann Hope
LP – RMR 16611 – The High Hopes
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High John (Boulder)

Need additional information on this 1960’s Colorado garage band

High Noon

45 – Rock-A-Billy Extended Play – Train of Money/Midnight Shift b/w Rockin Wildcat b/w Glory Bound

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45 – Rock-A-Billy 114 – Hold Me Baby b/w All Night Long

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High Plains Drifters

Members included Steven Bauer, Bob Jueneman, John Fike, Robert Patterson, Beth Tyron

LP – Lame 6021 – “The Last of the High Plains Drifters” – 1980
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The High Seas

HIGH SEAS

Recordings – 45’s:

DMG 4000 – Sunday Kind of Love/We Go Together – 1960

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The Higher Elevation/T.H.E. (Greeley)

Higher Elevation

The Higher Elevation evolved from Greeley’s Monocles in the Summer of 1967. According to Bob Yeazel’s web page – The Higher Elevation passed on both “Incenses & Peppermints” and “Acapulco Gold” by Colorado composers Tim Gilbert and John Carter (University of Colorado students). That seems like a stretch because Frank Slay sent the audio track for “Incense and Peppermints” to Carter/Gilbert for lyrics with The Strawberry Alarm Clock already targeted for the release. But who knows. But the band did follow Colorado bands The Rainy Daze and The Boenzee Cryque onto the local Chicory Record label and then went national with Liberty Records.

Group Members:

John Floth – lead guitar – (The Monocles – Deep Rock) – deceased
Rick Hull – bass (The Monocles)
Peter Johnson – keyboards (The Monocles – The Status Seekers – Fat Emma Brother Song)
Bob Saunar
Tim McDonald (The Avantis)

Later Members:

Peter Saunar
James Krug
John McDonald

Recordings – 45’s:

Chicory 408 – The Diamond Mine/Crazy Bicycle – 1967

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Liberty 56016 – Here Comes Sunshine/Thoughts of Lila

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Liberty 55035 – Country Club Affair/Summer Skies

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Liberty 56094 – Odyssey/Highway 101

Demonstration Records:

Monocles - EL - Here Comes Sunshine Monocles - EL - Thoughts Monocles - EL - Wizard of Love Monocles - El CB Affair Monocles - El Good Time

Highway Robbery (Fort Collins)

Members: Robertson Stokes, Roland Stone, Andy Janowsky, Jimmy Candelaria, and Jeff Boyden.

LP – Wild Stallion “Keep On Ridin'” – 1984

The Hi-Hatters

45 – Hi Hat 997 – Colorado – 1981

Edward Hill

This tribute record was recorded in 1981 at the Faith Tape Ministries studio in Lakewood, Colorado and released on the Victories Unlimited label in Denver.
Musicians included Rex Forte (hamonica), Al Harris (keyboards), Don Gorder, Gerry Barnett, David Abosch and Kathy White (brass musicians), Kerry Conner (guitar), Rich Nanista (bass), George Banks, Sue Hampson, and Irene Abosoh (strings), and Larry Wilkins (lead guitar)
45 – VU 1004 – Atlanta Storm b/w Tryin’ to Find Love – 1981
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Lonnie Hill

LP – Urban Sound US 777 – “You Got Me Running” – 1084

The Hi-Revving Tongues

45 – Aspen Colorado – 1970 – New Zealand

Bob “The Bear” Hite (Canned Heat)

Hite was raised in Denver for a time before his family relocated to California. Canned Heat performed at Denver’s Family Dog in the late 1960’s and were the victim of a drug sting by the Denver Police. Hite is the vocalist behind the Canned Heat hits “Goin’ Up the Country” and “On the Road Again”. He died of a drug overdose in 1981.

HITE BOB THE BEAR

45 – Liberty 56038 – On the Road Again b/w Boogie Music – Charted August, 1968 – #16

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45 – Liberty 56077 – Going Up the Country b/w One Kind Favor – Charted December, 1968 – #11

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Hod & Marc

45 – Bell 45,337 – In Colorado – 1973

Alan Hodges & The Nite Owls

They recorded on the same label as the Fantabulous Jags – in New York

Sunco 1001 – We Belong Together b/w Nite Owl

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‘Sunco 1002 – Away From My Love – b/w Angels in the Sky

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Keith Hoerig (Denver)

HOERIG KEITH

Keith was a member of “Five Iron Frenzy”, “Brave Saint Saturn” and “Roper”

Robert Hoery
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

Hola Pistola

Members:

Dick O’Dent – Donner Vixxen – Zaps Rodence (guitar) – Fuzzy Ideologi (bass) – Castro Pollux (drums)

CD – Laetrile Records 0001 – “Hit Him With My First Shot”

45 – Laetrile LRS 0001 – “Hit Him With My First Shot”

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Michael Holm

45 – Ariola 316 – Colorado Deperado – 1977 – Germany

Fred Holmes
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

Danny Holien

LP – Tumbleweed 102 – “Danny Holien Songbook”
(Music Book included with LP is shown below)

HOLIEN DANNY TW 102 (1) HOLIEN DANNY TW 102 (2)

HOLIEN DANNY TW 102 (3) HOLIEN DANNY TW 102 (4)

Promo Copy

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Commercial Copy

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

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

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45 – Tumbleweed 1004 – Colorado b/w Red Wing – 1972

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HOLIEN DANNY - TUMBLEWEED 1004 - C HOLIEN DANNY - TUMBLEWEED 1004 - D

45 – Tumbleweed TWO 1009 – “A Song of Thanksgiving” b/w “Satsanga” – 1972

45 – Mountain M-102 – “My Friend” b/w “The Driver” – 1971

Chris Holloway

LP – CW – Sing Me A Story – 1985
HOLLOWAY CHRIS (1) HOLLOWAY CHRIS (2)
HOLLOWAY CHRIS - RAINBOW 760 RAM (5) HOLLOWAY CHRIS - RAINBOW 760 RAM (6)

LP – Playback 12336 – Americana – 1986
HOLLOWAY CHRIS - AMERICANA (1) HOLLOWAY CHRIS - AMERICANA (2)
HOLLOWAY CHRIS - PLAYBACK 12366 HOLLOWAY CHRIS - PLAYBACK 12366_0001

45 – Raindawn – Western Colorado b/w They’re Going to Tear My Mountain Down – 1980
RAINDAWN XX - EL 80 C RAINDAWN XX - EL 80 D
RAINDAWN XX - EL 80 A RAINDAWN XX - EL 80 B

45 – Raindawn 004 – Man From Galilee b/w Where Does Love Go? – 1983 (with picture sleeve)
RAINDAWN 4 - EL A RAINDAWN 4 - EL B
RAINDAWN 4 - EL C

45 – Raindawn 003 – Come to Canon City b/w Where Does Love Go? – 1984
RAINDAWN 3 - A RAINDAWN 3 - B
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Chris Holloway & Patty Mosco

45 – Raindawn 96-72 – “Share Yourself Today” b/w “Listen to the Children Sing” – 1979 (with picture sleeve)

The Hollywood Argyles

See the Finer Arts discography Page

The Hollywood Rodeo Band (Leadville)

LP – HRB 01514 – “I Haven’t Learned a Thing” – 1983

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45 – USR – “Mexico” b/w “Togary Mountain”
Produced by E. P. Davis – Engineered by C. Donaldson
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Homebody

45 – EuthCoast EC 003 – “Vestigal Organ” – 2015 (B side by Heaven for Real)

HOMEBODY & HEAVEN FOR REAL EC003 A HOMEBODY & HEAVEN FOR REAL EC003 B

The Hong Kong White Sox

45 – Trans-World 6906 – “Cholley-Oop b/w “He’d Better Go” by Brumley Punk – 1960

The Colorado Connection here is the Trans-World Label which started off in Hollywood and was acquired by Denver’s Morey Bernstein – who would also acquire the Finer Arts label. I suspect that Gary Paxton has something to do with this release as he was often involved with Bernstein’s early releases in California – including releasing a single on Finer Arts by The Hollywood Argyles.

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Hop’d Up

Wormtone 701 - Hop'd

Keith Hoerig

HOERIG KEITH

CD – “Upbeats and Beatdowns”

HOERIG KEITH CD 1

Daniel P. Hoffman & the Hobbit Band – Aspen

Members: Daniel P. Hoffman, Michael Kotik, Leslie Kotik, Mike Buck, Rick Rodgers, John Williams, Mary Beth Sloane

LP – Windsong – “Empty House” – 1980

Creighton ‘Nick’ Holley

About a month ago I received an email from a British record collector inquiring about a 45 I had posted on the 45 Cat (Catalog).

The record in question was released on a Denver label – most likely a one-off since the label catalog number was a very elementary “001”.  I could not recall posting this single and so I referred the Brit to a few of the Colorado record collecting ‘all-stars’ up and down the front range.

Turns out that I had obtained the images quite a while back from one of the all-stars during a trading/scanning session.  In many ways I am a rather fickle collector, often being content with the discovery of a Colorado based artist or label or composer – and not necessarily compelled to locate the actual record.  And now comes the most damaging confession of all…. I quite often purchase a record AND NEVER PLAY IT!!!

Okay, that little admission is now out of the way so back to the M.B.C. recording by “Boulevard”.

No one I have spoken with, including the Colorado owner of the record shown above knows a single thing about the label, the group or American Recording.  My Boulevard-owning record buddy did a little research after being contacted and made the decision to place his copy on EBay via Denver’s premier and historic vinyl store, “Wax Trax”.

I learned about this when meeting up with him at the Denver Record Expo late last month (April).  “How did the bidding go?” I inquired.  Without so much as even looking up from a stack of 45’s he replied.  “I sold it.”  Plain and simple answer.  “How much?” was a natural follow-up.  “A little over $1,100” was his reply.

In reality the record brought a figure closer to $1,200 with 11 bids.  Nearly every bid came out of Great Britain as did the winning one.

This song is very big with some Brits.  Since that sale I have heard from another U.K. collector who has the same or higher interest level in not only owning the recording, but knowing more about “Boulevard”.

Enter Nick Holley

Denver magazine “Westword” reporter Dave Herrera reported in early January of 2012 the news that Denver jazz musician Creighton “Nick” Holley had passed away at the age of 65 from cancer.

We learn from that obituary that Holley had fronted his own group the “Creighton Holley Band” Dan Treanor performing often at a Denver spot “Herb’s Hideout”.

Herrera further reported that Holley had – for a time – played with “The Rhythm Kings” in Chicago, a group show casing Gene Barge, a Virginia-born sax player who founded the instrumental group “The Church Street Five” famously backing Gary ‘U.S.’ Bonds on his many Legrand records releases.  Barge picked up the moniker “Daddy G” from a co-composition of his “A Night With Daddy G”.  A Denver Post obit speaks of Holley being in Chicago in the early 1990’s taking over lead vocals for the late blues singer – Larry Nolan who fronted “Big Twist and the Mellow Fellows”.

The Post reported that Holley missed the Denver scene, and elected to return where he teamed up with drummer Mark Emmons and vocalist Laura Newman in the band “AOA”.

 

Eventually Barge would migrate to Chicago recording often as a studio musician especially for Chess Records, and eventually finding his way into the “Rhythm Kings” where Holley would make his acquaintance and for a short time become the lead singer for the group.  I haven’t been able to determine whether this stint in the Windy City was earlier on before his “Big Twist” venture.

Mitchel Hoppes

45 – Hornet HR 003 – “That’s What The Cover Is For” b/w “My Baby and I”

Horse Sense

Horse Sense if John Nielson and Justin Bishop

LP – LPH – “Songs Of The Western Soil” – 1982

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LP – Kicking Mule KM 338 – “Fences, Barbed Wire & Walls”  – 1985

Hot Lunch

7-inch 33 1/3 – “Victim Of Love” b/w “Crazy” – 1987

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Hot Rize

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From Westword 2014: “Longtime members Pete Wernick, Nick Forster, Tim O’Brien and Charles Sawtelle met at the Denver Folklore Center in the late 1970s. They worked there in various capacities — as music instructors, instrument repairmen or at the store. Wernick and Sawtelle had a band called the Rambling Drifters that played the Folklore Center’s venue every Tuesday, and Forster and O’Brien often joined them as sidemen. The collaborations gradually got more formal; Wernick, O’Brien and Sawtelle contributed to each other’s solo records, and the three decided to form a band called Hot Rize.”

LP – Flying Fish 206 – “Hot Rize” – 1979

LP – Flying Fish 231 – “Radio Boogie” – 1981

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LP – Flying Fish 315 – “Extra Added Attraction” – 1985

LP – Sugar Hill 3748 – “Traditional Ties” – 1985

LP – Sugar Hill 3756 – “Untold Stories” – 1987

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LP – Sugar Hill 3784 – “Take It Home” – 1990

The Hound Dogs

The Hound Dogs were actually Denver’s Blue Rhythms recruited to perform for a premier showing of Fabian’s motion picture “Hound Dog Man” which was shown at Denver’s Centre Theater. (Photo kindly provided by Blue Rhythm guitar player Marvin Ross).

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The House of Joy Children’s Choir

45 – Faith Tape 1 – The Rowboat Song b/w Sunshine In My Soul – 1981

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Arlan Howard

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Pete Howard and Screever (Colorado Springs)

Members: Randy Block (bass), Pete Howard (sax, piano), Rudolph (guitar), Doug Vanbette (drums) with Jeff Caeth (sax), Doug Hockett (piano), Alan Joseph (lead guitar), Randy Bower (organ), Toby Anderson (vocals), Becky Davich (vocals), Rob Perks (synthesizer), Johnny O’Brian (piano), and Tim McMuldren (piano)

LP – Startstrong – “I Remember You” – 1982

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Howard & Ovid

LP – Rag-A-Jazz 1 – Howard & Ovid
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Peanuts Hucko

Peanuts is joined on this Stylist LP by Jete Jolly (piano), Larry Mhuoberac (piano), Barney Kessel (guitar), Arnold Fishkind (bass) and the famous drummer Earl Palmer. They are also accompanied by the George Roumanis Singers and Orchestra.
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LP – World Jazz 15 – Peanuts Hucko with the Pied Piper Quintet
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The Ray Hudson Quartet

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Dakota Dave Hull & Sean Blackburn

LP – Biscuit City 1324 – “North By Southwest”

Human Head Transplant

Group Members:

Sheri Van Decar – vocals
Robert Beaudin – bass/drums
Kelly Cowan – keyboards
Robert Ferbrache – guitar

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

Humble Ary

45 EP – Ash From Sweat Records #9 – “Help in Fiction” and “Dashiki” (Flip Side by Bailer) – 2004

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45 EP – Ash From Sweat Records #13 – “Seneca Falls? This is Twin Falls” – 2005

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The Hummingbirds with Ed Whatley

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Bonnie Humphrey & David Finn

45 – Big Sandy 280 – “If You Had Looked Me In the Eye” b/w “I’m Hangin’ On”

The Hustlers

See the Finer Arts discography Page

Johnny Hyatt
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

Hypocrasy

LP – RT Records 12777 – “Hypocrasy” – 1986
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Images

This group recorded in Castle Pines, Colorado at Echo Entertainment.
Group members included Joe Anderies (horns) David Small (drums), Lee Bartley (piano), Richard Sallee (bass) – with Ernesto Pediangco (percussion)
LP – Echo 8301 – Images – 1983
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LP – Redstone 8801- Finesse – 1988
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LP – Redstone 8601 – “Viewpoint” – 1986

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EP – Universal Master Works – Relative Work – 1989
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Indeya

LP – Holle ADA 5 – “Summertime”

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Infal Records (Commerce City)

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Infal – short for “Infallible” – was a very prolific label operating for most of it’s existence out of Denver’s adjacent northern neighbor – Commerce City. A rival to Band Box in sheer volume of releases this little independent label provided the vibrant Mexican community with a rich array of cultural releases. Visit the Infal Discography page here

The Ink Spots

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Band Box Ink Spot Line-Up

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The Innersounds (Littleton)

(See The Jonny III listing in the Colorado Punk section)

“Hello, I was in Band Box Studio on a Saturday morning with my father sometime in late 1966 or 1967. We’d gone there to investigate recording my neighborhood band that started in the fall of 1966 in Littleton. The band went through several names, The Innersounds, Spox Creation, and Amos. The members were Dave McDonald on guitar, Doug Heath on Bass, Phil “Flip” Carter on Drums and myself, Kenny Vaughan on guitar.

Today Kenny Vaughan lives in Nashville and is a member of Marty Stuart’s band “The Fabulous Superlatives”.

The Innovations

Group Members:

Roger Carr (piano, vocals)
Tony Streno (trumpet)
Chico Apodaca (drums)

LP – Viking 1025 – “Sing It To You” – 1975

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Del Ireland and the Country Swingers

45 – Round and Round 4505 – “A Different Place to Cry” b/w “Just Out of Reach”
(Images by Lisa Wheeler – North of Pueblo Blog)

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The Iron Fog

45 Actetate – “Sand and Toys” b/w “Hootchie Kootchie Man”

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Timothy P. Irvine
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

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Timothy P. head up Timothy P and Rural Route Three (see their entry under “Tim”

Ixian

LP – “Balance” – 1981

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Cy Irwin

Cy Irwin performed at Morey Bernstein’s Keyboard Lounge on 5640 West Colfax in the late 1950’s.  The A side of the Dot single below was composed by Bernstein.

Cy Irwin (Image from "The Denver Eye")

Cy Irwin (Image from “The Denver Eye”)

45 – Dot 15932 – “Let Me Tell You How” b/w “The Miracle of Life” – 1959

Jaava

45 – Break Through 1001 – “Funk on the 13th Floor” b/w “Being In Love” – 1978

Blackie Jackson

Members of Blackie’s band included: Velvet Takenalive (vocals), Randy Chavez (guitar), Dick O’Dent (keyboards), J.T. Flomaster (mouth synthesizer), Larry Thompson (drums), Fudge Royale (vocals), Billy Rich (bass), Del Thomas (vocals), Marshall Stax (keyboards), Deb Thomas (vocals), Eric Gunnison (keyboards)

45 – Laetrille 0002 – Shoppin’ For Clothes b/w I’m So Tired
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LP – Latrille – “Stuffed Soul”

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45 – Laetrile LRS 0002 – “I’m So Tired” b/w “Shoppin’ For Clothes”

Connie Jackson

45 – F&F 802 – “Keep This in Mind” b/w “Be My Guest”

Dave Jackson (Westcliffe)

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Shoeless John Jackson

Jackson was from the Colorado Springs area. He is joined on this mid 1970’s recording by Tom Ross (guitar) and John Jackson (sax).
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Mary Jackson & The Nashville Heir

LP – Kowgirl 002 – Live at the Tabor Opera House – 1981 (in Central City, Colorado)
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Michael Jackson (Caribou Ranch)

The following LP was recorded at the Caribou Ranch outside of Nederland:

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Tom Jackson

45 – L&L NI-78-851 – “Thank You for Smoking” b/w “I Can’t Stay Angry With You”

Jade – Pueblo

Jade

This group formed in 1969 in Pueblo. Read the entire Jade story on the Pueblo City Limits Blog site. This is a very difficult single to find.  Below is a photo taken May, 2016 of Jade guitarist Marty Spritzer with Colorado DJ/Historian Lisa Wheeler just after signing her discovery of a rare copy of “That Was Yesterday “.

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Group Members:

Monty Baker – bass (Trolls – New World Blues Dictionary) – Marty Spritzer – guitar (Ange & The Wild Turkeys – Radiants/MN – Chandells – One Night Stand/later group) – Murray Watson (The Fuzz – Joint Session) – Cabell Shepard – keyboards (Dictionary – Jerry Suthers – Ernie Watta – guitar (Teardrops – later band Crushed Velvet) – deceased

45 – Jade 769 – That Was Yesterday b/w I’m Leaving You

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Willie Jaeger & Carol Van Alstine (Loveland)

With Keith Raygor (percussion), Dean McIndoo (keyboards), Karl Dise (concertina), Karen Mills (vocals), Wayne Gerbrandt (bass) and Mary Stribling (acoustic bass)

LP – Meister 1 – “Crazy Like the Wind” – 1987
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The Jaguars

The Jaguars with Charlie Daniels

The Jaguars with Charlie Daniels

I was recently checking the 45 Cat (Catalog) of 7-inch singles as posted by enthusiasts from around the globe.  I was checking on a group called “The Jaguars” which I had posted there a couple of years ago and based on some discussions with local Colorado collectors, we seemed to think these guys were from somewhere in Colorado.  Now, three years later, we can’t seem to recall the circumstances behind our reasoning.

But what caught my attention, was an additional handful of 45 singles had been added to the “45 Cat” for the group “The Jaguars (Colorado)”.  The “Colorado” classification came from myself and none of the “45 Cat” moderators or posters questioned this.  But several members did post comments relating to members of this group.  There is disagreement among members as to the Jaguar line-up, but what it all boils down to is that for sure the Epic label Jaguars are made up of Country Hall of Fame member and premier fiddler Charlie Daniels.

And most like the other singles shown here are also the same band.  Daniels’ Wiki entry and his own web site make no mention of the Jaguars.  But the cataloging site “Discogs” does: (In about 155 “He (Daniels) formed a bluegrass band, ”The Misty Mountain Boys”, but the group changed its name to ”The Jaguars” following the single ”Jaguar”, which they recorded in 1959 (produced by Bob Johnston). Daniels said, “for nine years we played every honky-tonk dive and low-life joint between Raleigh and Texas”. This enabled him to master a variety of musical styles, but his only national success came in 1964 when he wrote an Elvis PresleyB-side “It Hurts Me”, a tender ballad that remains one of his best compositions.”

45 – Epic 9308 – Jaguar b/w Roundabout

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45 – Epic 9325 – Exit 6 /w Drive In

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45 – Paula 246 – The Middle of a Heartache b/w Skip It

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Alfred James

Other Musicians:

Accompanied by vocal group “Of Chorus” – John Salem (piano) – Larry Chaney (bass) – Mel Owens (percussion) – Gregg Richter (piano) – Bill Hawks (bass) – Billy Campbell (sax) – Reggie Littleton (bass)

LP – Cascade CA 1001 – “Music Man” – 1978

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Jimmie James

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The James Family

LP – JNS – “Country Favorites” – 1981

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The James Gang

Zephyr guitarist extraordinaire – Tommy Bolin – joined up with the James Gang in 1973 after playing for Deep Purple. He came recommended by former member Joe Walsh who knew him from his time in Colorado. The late Tommy Bolin is far right on the Atco LP cover.
LP – Atco 7037 – James Gang Bang
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45 – Atco 45-6953 – Must Be Love Promo (co-composed by Tommy Bolin) – 1974

45 – Atco 45-6966 – From Another Time b/w Cruisin Down the Highway – 1974

45 – Atco – 45-7006 – Miami Two-Step – 1974

The Les James Trio

LP – LJT – “Wail Street” – 1986

Bob Jamison

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Joni Janak

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

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Hank Jarman

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Jaxine

45 – Studio 40 5105-21 – “Then There Comes Temptation” b/w “Your Gentle Hand”

Jimmy Jay

45 – Texas International 12642-01 – “Act Like A Woman” b/w “Stop the Rain”

45 – Texas International 12652-02 – “Big Blue Diamond” b/w “Giving Love Your Hand”

45 – Texas International 12642-03 – “Losing Man” b/w “But I Do”

45 – Penny Stock – “Act LIke a Woman” b/w “Stop the Rain”

The Jazz Minors (Colorado Springs)

LP – JM – U.S.A. Tour 1977

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Chuck Jeffries
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame

Jellybeans Retail (artist unknown)

45 – Jellybeans – Jellybeans b/w Let the Good Times Roll
If anyone recalls this retail outlet – let me know about it!
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Buster Jenkins

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Dr. J. E. Jenkins

See the CLW Records Label Page

Waylon Jennings (Caribou Ranch)

The following LP’s was recorded at the Caribou Ranch outside of Nederland:

CARIBOU 1978 - WAYLON JENNINGS LP

Paul Jenson

LP – Outpouring 104027 – “Let Your Love Shine” – 1981

Jessie & The Juveniles

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The Jets

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

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Jim & Dale

Jim Carter and Dale Jared were University of Colorado students and Colorado natives. They managed to land a late 1960’s contract with national label United Artists. They released at least three singles on the UA label.
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Jim & Lynn

45 – Tiger 102 – Little Patch of Blue b/w Boy and Girl In Love
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45 – Tiger 103 – Heartbreak Ship b/w Tears Are Falling – 1967
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45 – Tiger 101 – “So Called Friends” b/w “I Wish I Never”

Jinx

BOSS BAND JINX

Jinx performed at Roller City in Alameda (West Denver area) and the Bastille among other venues around Denver

Group Members:

Robin Owen – vocals
Greg Pflucker – guitar
Randy Pabst – guitar
Rick Peny – guitar
Mike Brierley – drums – writer

Jo Ann & Avel

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Jodel Jerry

45 – Blonde Rose Uit Colorado – 1984 – Netherlands

Elton John (Caribou Ranch)

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

CARIBOU 1974 - ELTON JOHN LP CARIBOU 1975 - ELTON JOHN LP

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Sylvia Johns

LP – SJP 2 – “Sylvia Johns”

JOHNS SLYVIA LP (1) JOHNS SLYVIA LP (2)

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Fats Johnson

Fats Johnson mixed music with nightclub comedy. He was a folk musician with ties to Randy Sparks of the New Christy Minstrels.
Johnson on guitar was joined on this LP by bass player Joe Neddo

LP – Altogether AR 1002 – “Extravaganza” – 1971

45 – Aspen 1001 – “South Side of Town” b/w “Me & My Uncle”
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Larry Johnson & The Dakota Territory

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Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson dated a neighbor of mine so I would from time-to-time see and hear him over on her front porch strumming his guitar. He hadn’t secured any fame as of then (late 1960’s – but went on to join up Randy Sparks (New Christy Minstrels) in The New Society. Next he joined up with John Denver in the Mitchell Trio (without Chad) and they soon became Denver/Boise & Johnson. He scored on the Hot 100 four times with two entering the Top 20 – “Bluer Than Blue” #12 and “This Night Won’t Last Forever” #19. He had two additional recordings enter the “Bubbling Under The Hot 100” charts as well. His first label was Atco records where he released one LP and then he moved on to Atlantic Records.
Visit the Michael Johnson Discography Page
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Mike Johnson

By Tplague

Mike Johnson (photo by Tplague)

Johnson was the founder of the Denver-based group “Thinking Plague”.  He was formerly with “Hamster Theater”, and “The Science Group”.

Sam Johnson

LP – RAKCMS – Live at the Black Stallion”

LP – Scotty Glasgow – “Colorado Folk Ballads”

The Joint Effort (Englewood)

45 – Heartbreak Hotel Records HH 1001 – “Rockplace Turnaround” b/w “All The Time Heartbreak Hotel”

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The Joint Session

Formed in 1969 until 1971

Group Members:

Original Lineup:
John Grove – bass (Hi Blues – Band X)
Dan Krall – vocals/guitar
Brad Rice – guitar
Craig Stilson – guitar
Scott Thomas – drums

Mike Green – drums
Bobby Montoya – guitar
Murray Watson – drums – replaces Thomas (Jade)
Joe Yates – drums – replaces Watson

Alfonso “Buckwheat” Jones

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Anthony Armstrong Jones

45 – Chart 5170 – Colorado Callin’ – 1972

Jinx Jones & The Jaguars (& Friends)

45 – NOS 8501 – Good Girl/Bad Girl b/w You Won’t Let Me Spend Your Money – 1985
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45 – Devoid 8101 – “These Boots Are Made For Walking” b/w “Twilight Zone”

Larry Jones

45 – Jewell 45-2 – “Wagon Wheel” b/w “There’ll Be No Teardrops Tonight”

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LP – Variety – “Beethoven’s Boogie”

Joplin Forte (Aspen)

LP – Shamley 702 – “Ain’t Misbehavin” – 1969

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Cindy Jordan (deceased)
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame

Laramie Jordan with the Flying W Wranglers (Colorado Springs)

45 – Gun Smoke Records – KCMS 1194 – “My Kickin’ Kangaroo Bad Brahma Bull”

JORDAN LARAMIE EP

Laramie Jordan with the Saddlemen

45 EP – JC Chuckwagon – KCMS 1214 – “Lilies Grow High/Cowpoke” b/w “Back in the Saddle Again/Pecos Bill”

The Paul Jordan Trio

The Paul Jordan Trio performing at the Laffite Restaurant at 14th and Larimer in lower downtown Denver in 1963.

The Paul Jordan Trio (image from "The Denver Eye")

The Paul Jordan Trio (image from “The Denver Eye”)

Rachel Jordan (Comic)

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Lee Joy & The Country Kickers

LP – Colorado Country CC 9267 – “Boy With a Future”

Jude

45 – Her 514 – “Dancin’ Like Lovers” b/w “Dangerous Heart” – 1980

The John Juenemann Family

LP – CMA 06 – “At Country Music Acres” – 1976

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The Juice O’The Barley

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From band member Bill O’Donnell (January, 2017)

“I go back a way in Colorado music. I was a high school classmate of Veeder Van Dorn and Joel Brandeis of the Moonrakers. Joel and I performed together as members of the GW High School band.

“The original Juice of the Barley formed and performed at Conley’s Nostalgia. Walt was never officially part of that group, whose membership included Tony McAleavey, Michael Kent, Clark Burch, and Frank Moore. Frank Moore left for Boston and McAleavey and Kent started performing with Walt and Clark as Conley & Company–based at McAleavey’s Sheabeen Pub in Aurora. Upon Clark’s death, I took over bass playing duties and performed with Walt until his death in 2003.

At that time, McAleavey retired from performing and Kent and I resurrected the Juice O’The Barley name, added 2 new players and continued to perform Irish music. Kent retired from the group on St. Patrick’s Day, 2015. The group continues with myself, Kelly O’Dea (with the band over 10 years), Scott Sherman, and Nate Hixson.”

Visit The “Juice 0’The Barley Web Site Here to contact – learn more about – book “Juice O’The Barley”.

The Junk Yard Band (Pueblo)

Members:

Dan Treanor (bass)
Carlos Crull (sax)
Mike Green (drums)
Jim Stuckey (guitar)

Others:

Pete Leri (vocals)
Doyle Thrantham (fiddle)
Curley Dockins (pedal steel)
Rodney Shields (percussion)

45 – Down Home Productions 834 – “Chicken Lips” b/w “Big Fat Mama” – 1980

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Justice (Southern Colorado)

Need additional information on this 1960’s Colorado garage band

Ronny Kae (Denver)

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45 – Leo 506 – “Swinging Drums” b/w “A Flight For Drums”

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45 – Honey Records IM 101521 – “Drums Are Back” b/w “Nostalgia”

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45 – Honey Records RM 11778 – “Wipe Out” b/w “Harry – Play Those Drums”

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Autographed Copy

45 – Scene 1487 – “The King is Dead” (as “Ronny Kaye”)

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Buddy Kain

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Kake

Members:

Jay Clayton
Jerry Graneli
Collin Walcott
Paul McCandless

LP – “Kake”

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Ron Kalmakoff

45 – RSR – Winds of Colorado – 1988 – Canada

Kalox Rhythm Boys

45 – Kalox K-1102 – Colorado

Kamikazi Klones

LP – MOB – “Kamikazi Klones” – 1982

45 – Maiden Japan 246 – Modern Disappearing Man-Dork at the Party b/w Cambodia – 1980
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The Kandy Store Profits (Denver)

They apparently recorded at least one single on Denver’s Infal Records. Need additional information on this 1960’s Colorado garage band

Ron Kannan

45 – Arbrook 105 – “Statue of a Fool” b/w “The Ballad of Thunder Road”

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Kardeo

LP – “Playboy” – 1986

Karen and Coffee

Karen and Coffee performing at Big Al’s Gashouse at 8975 East Colfax.

Karen & Coffee (image from "The Denver Eye")

Karen & Coffee (image from “The Denver Eye”)

Will Karl
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame

Mary Teresa Karlinger (with C. W. Ruetten)

LP – Twy-Mar 2239 – “D. Chief Eagle’s Winter Count”

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Gene Karlson

45 – Green Glenn – “I’m a Red, White and Blue American” b/w “I’m Singin’ To the Country” – 1976

Karen Karsh

45- Dunhill 4151 – “I Wasn’t Born To Follow” b/w “Musty Dusty” – 1969

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Jack Kastle

LP – Alpine 44305 – “One Man”

The Kastles

The Kastle family along with other band members recorded in Westminster, Colorado on the Gold Leaf Label.
Members included Jack (vocals), Jill (piano), Kris (drums) and Greg (narratives) – all Kastles along with Bob Myers (guitar), Jim O’Connell (guitar), Marcia Jones (vocals), Marty Benjamin (banjo), Mike Golub (percussion), and Dave Ackerman (multiple instruments)
LP – Gold Leaf 1001 – This I Find Beautiful – 1978
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Peter Kater

Peter Kater moved around the western United States often appearing in Colorado working in Boulder clubs. His LP’s were recorded in Boulder on Source Records and Silver Wave Records.
LP – Kay Music – Coming Home – 1985
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LP – Gala Records – Homage
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LP – PK – Two Hearts – 1986
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LP – Silver Wave 502 – The Fool and the Hummingbird
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LP – Silver Wave 503 – – For Christmas
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LP – Source 1001 – Spirit – 1983
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Jack Kaufman (Harmony Records Denver – & KIMN DJ)

Jack Kaufman was the owner of Harmony Records in 1960’s in Downtown Denver on Welton Street.  He was also a distributor for national record labels such as King and Philips and he worked closely promoting CU’s Serendipity Singers.  He also did a sting on radio station KIMN.  Read Jack’s story here on my Blog.

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Mort Kay
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame

Bobbi Kaye

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45 UK – Beacon 148 – “It Don’t Take A Fool” b/w “Between Each Tear”

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Nancy Kaye and the Echoes (Denver)

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Ann Kelly

45 – Tarwathie Records – “Minnesota Love Song” b/w “Pink Chablis” – 1974 (with picture sleeve)

Tyrone Kelly

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Ernie Kemm

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Dick Kerns

45 – Mountain of Colorado 102 – “Listen to My Song” b/w “When the Morning Comes”

45 – Hillside 101 – “Jennifer” b/w “Mountain Waters”

Ken Kesey (La Junta)

Ken Kesey was born in September of 1935 in the southeast Colorado rural town of La Junta Kenneth Elton Kesey.  Kesey was a prominent figure in the transition between the “beat generation” and the “hippie” generation emerging out of San Francisco, California.

His two-lasting contributions to our world were his novels “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1960) and 1964’s “Sometimes a Great Notion”.  Kesey hooked up with San Francisco’s “Merry Pranksters” along with beat figure Neil Cassady – who also had Colorado connections as did beat poet Allen Ginsburg who co-founded the “Jack Kerouac School for Disembodied Poets” in 1974 at the “Naropa Institute”.

Kesey died on November 10th of 2001 passing following a surgery to remove a tumor.

1966 – LP – Sound City – “The Acid Test”

Randy Kettelsen
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

Jimmy Key

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Scott Key

LP – Blivet B-1001 – “The Forest and the Sea” – 1976

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Jimmy Key

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Jon Keyworth

Running back from the first Denver Broncos Super Bowl Team (1977) – Keys made his debut with the single “Make Those Miracles Happen”. His Aspen LP was his only LP.

LP – Aspen 2701 – Keys
This LP was first issued with a locker room cover with nude football players and reissued with this second cover
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45 – Cartay 323232 – Make Those Miracles Happen b/w Dance With Me Baby – 1977
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Dick Kinard

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Kinesis

LP – Headfirst HF-9705 – “New Life” – 1981

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Carole King & Navarro (Caribou Ranch)

NAVARRO

Navarro was a Boulder, Colorado group.

Members included Mark Hallman (guitar), Robert McEntee (guitar), Michael Wooten (drums), Miguel Rivera, Richard Hardy and Rob Galloway (bass) – This LP was recorded at the Caribou Ranch.

LP – Capitol 11667 – Simple Things – Charted August, 1977 – #17

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Jack King

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Jim King

45 – Mountain Records 1105 – “Fools Stool” b/w “My Closing Song” – 1975

Kenny King

45 – NORAD 65-7 – Telephone Song-Listen Little Girl b/w You Don’t Know What Love Is-Groove Yard
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Randy King & The Country All Stars

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King, Randy

LP – Rival 29233 – “Randy King and the Country All Stars” – 1967

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45 – Cheyenne – Guitar Picker’s Lament” b/w “That’s Tarzan”

45 – Enterprise 104 – “Fool the World” b/w “Hearts Entwined”

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45 – TNT 9009 – “Whispering Wind” b/w “Be Bopping Baby” – 1957

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45 – TNT-108 – “Crazy as a Loon” b/w “Tied and Bound” – 1954

45 – Rival 45-3166 – “Consider Me Gone” b/w “Laugh A Little” – 1967

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45 – Rival 3167 – “Don’t Wait for Me” b/w “The Nashville Special” – 1967

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45 – Rival 3168 – “Memphis” b/w “The Prisoner’s Dream” – 1967

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45 – Rival 5171 – “To Save My Heart” b/w “When Your Memory Comes Up” – 1971

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45 – Radco 101 – “Can You Be Sure” b/w “In Your Arms Again”

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45 – L-O Cowpokes 1002 – “Tennessee Polka” b/w “Fame and Fortune”

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45 – Jaybo LB 2485 – “It’s Me Again” b/w “The Last Show” – 1961

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45 – Stop ST 265 – “Total Surrender” b/w “Sunset and Wine” – 1969

Tim King

Tim played all instruments on this LP.

LP – TeeKay 44 – “Because It Makes Me Happy” – 1981

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King Louie & The Laymen – Boulder

BOSS BAND KING LOUIE

Formed around 1964 and appeared at Boulder’s Tulagi’s and in Aspen, Colorado to name a few venues. Some members attended the University of Colorado.

Group Members:

King Louie – guitar, keyboards
Chuck Prewitt – bass
Ed Wunsch – guitar
Bill Gullette – drums
Bob Schmidt – guitar, sax

Kinit Her

45 EP – Bleak Environment 019 – “The Needs of Both” – 2014

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Trish Kinney

LP – Grandlady – Trish Kinney

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Jim Kirk

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Russ Kirkpatrick

Like Fats Johnson – Kirkpatrick also recorded on the Denver folk label Altogether which apparently was run by Fats.
His backing Musicians included Chet Hanson (vocals), Jimmy Ibbtson (drums), Mark Ansley (piano), Gordon Titcomb (bass), Les Thompson (bass), Jimmy Fadden (guitar/harmonica) and Mike Williams (vocals).

LP – Altogether Records 1001 – Russ Kirpatrick
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John Klein

LP – Americana Records – The Bells of Peace – At the United States Air Force Academy
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45 – Americana AR-2 – “Bells From the Skies”

The Knew (Denver)

45 – SPF 002 – Extended Play – “Company”-“Before It Ends” b/w “The Key – 2010
(I checked out the web site on the business card which was enclosed with the record – no luck – dead)
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Dewey Knight (deceased)
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame

See the Band Box Discography Page
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LP – Knight Record Company – “Dewey Knight Sings Velvet Street”

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LP – JEMKL 100 – “Shiny Long Limousine” – 1973

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45 – High Country 45-68002 – “Haulin My Last Load” b/w “How She’s Forgetting Me” – 1968

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45 – Jemki 3288 – “Shiny Long Limousine” b/w “Indecent” – 1973

Red Knuckles & The Trailblazers

LP – Sugar Hill SH 3787 – “Shades of the Past” – 1988

Kathy Kohls (Colorado Springs)

Kathy often was backed by The Kathy Kohls Quintet but not on this LP.  A four page bio is included with this LP.

LP – Kathy Kohls Records w/KCMS – 1259 – “Kathy Kohls Sings With The George Marvin Trio”

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Ron Kramer
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame

Dave Krane (Denver)

78 – Kinney – “Life is a Wonderful Thing”

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Donna and Conrad Krieger

LP – Stylist 1700 – “Two Part Stylings”
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Rufus Krisp (Boulder)

45 – Land of Shire – Loveland Pass b/w Mapleleaf Rag – 1973

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Kris Kristophersen (Caribou Ranch)

The following LP was recorded at the Caribou Ranch outside of Nederland:

CARIBOU 1981 - KRIS KRISTOPHERSON LP

Robb Kunkel

LP – Tumbleweed 111 – Abyss
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LP – Tumbleweed T/SAM – “Tumbleweed Sampler – 1972 (with other Tumbleweed Artists)

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La Donnas

Recorded live at Denver’s Bluebird Theater in 1998

45 – Rum Dummy – No Way to Treat a Lady b/w Nobody Cares by Negative Man

Butch La Rita

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Ladd

Members: John Finch and Hugh Sparks

LP – B.F. Deal – “Lady Up the Stairs”

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Jerry Ladner
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame

Lafayette Street Orchestra

45 – Mella 14 061 – Colorado Creek – 1976 – Netherlands

Ben LaFevre

45 – Gemini II 821207 – Denver Mile High Denver b/w This Time I’ll Be Sweeter

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James Lafton

45 – “Promised Love” b/w “Kentucky Rain”

Jimmy Lake

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The Lamont Jazz Ensemble (Denver)

The Lamont Jazz Ensemble formed out of the University of Denver with David Caffey directing.

LP – Ark 20385 – “The Lamont Jazz Festival 1983”

The Lamplighters – Boulder

BOSS BAND LAMPLIGHTERS

Group Members:

Bill Berkhimer – guitar
Mike Chaffin – (Boulder Fairview High School)
Jim Nelson – bass – (Boulder Fairview High School)
Tom Bailey – rhythm guitar – (Boulder Fairview High School)
Steve Skeels – drums

Landslide – Denver

Keith Cunningham (guitar) , Haze (bass) , Phillip Anderson (keyboards), Streek and Filthy Rich Petra (drums)
LP – Clamour 69 – “Landslide” – 1987
(LP jacket makes reference to Ronny Kae’s son Tim Kae at Drum City)
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Frank Lane & The Swining Strings

45 – Wesley WE 1006 – “Rockabilly Rock” b/w “I Am a Rodeo Cowboy”

Lois Lane

Curtain Call 8001/2 – “Super Bowl Game of Love” (mono and stereo) – 1973

Steve Laneer & The Stetson Brothers
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

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45 – Golden West – “Honky Tonk Girl” b/w “Last Thing I’d Wanna Lose” – 1975

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An autographed sleeve to Steve’s friend Brian:

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The Lang Brothers

LP – “Wagons Ho”

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Carlin Lark

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Nobie Larsen

LP – Aanco – “I’d Rather Be in Colorado” – 1964

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45 – Gold Camp 1229 – The Legend of Cripple Creek b/w Prospecting Cowboy
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45 – Aanco 11861 – “No Joy at Christmas”

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Sgt. Butch La Rita

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Tony Rodelle Larson

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Bobby Latin

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The “Laughing Lady” at Lakeside Amusement Park

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The Laughing Wind

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(Danny Harris – Shaun Harris – Bob Markley and Michael Lloyd)

The Laughing Wind formed in 1965 with brothers Shaun and Danny Harris (who were born in Colorado Springs and moved to California in 1962), Bob Markley, Michael Lloyd and John Ware.  – They were also members of “California Spectrum”, “Markley”, “Brigadune”, “The Rogues” and “The Snow Men” – They would eventually become members of “The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band”.

45 – Tower 266 – “Don’t Take Very Much To See Tomorrow” b/w “Good to Be Around”  – 1966

45 – Tower 315 – “The Bells” b/w “John Works Hard” – 1967

Pete R. Laumbach & His Side Winders (Denver)

45 – Mountain Records of Colorado 1056 – “Burnt Toast” b/w “I Don’t Know What Is Is You’ve Got”

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Laurie Marie and Columbine Swing Band

45 – IM 10551 – What To Do b/w Love is A Game (Songs of Bob Swanson)
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The Lawmen

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The Lazy B Wranglers

Members included Jim Hobbs, Dale Morris, Tom Justin and Tim McKenzie

LP – Chuck Wagon 5546 – Sing Songs of the Old West – 1969

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LP – The Lazy B Wranglers – Sing Show Songs – 1976

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LP – Lazy B 1960 – They All Rode Up the Draw – 1980

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LP – Lazy B 38681 – Cool Water – 1981

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LP – Lazy B 197890 – Colorado

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LP – Lazy B 1987 – “Dusty Skies” – 1987

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Sue Leban

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45 – Promo P-6112 – “Here’s to the Boy” b/w “Slave Girl” – 1960

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The Leather Souls (Denver)

My high school friend Bill Pinickavar informed me that the Leather Souls were fronted by Jerry Corbetta later of Colorado’s “Sugarloaf” and they were the house band at Denver’s “Pitcher” 3.2 night club.

Other Members:  Wayne Jones – drums, Bob Yeazel (later of Sugarloaf and Beast) -guitar, Roger Bryant – bass, Harvey Richardson

This from Leather Soul drummer – Wayne Jones: “When I wasn’t working, I was at Corky Young’s house and we were jamming. We played all the old standards of the times.  Mustang Sally, Midnight Hour, Johnny B Good, etc, it seemed like we always had an audience. One of our friends, Ron Morgan would come down and jam with us.  He was in a band called the Wild ones and they played all over Denver. There was a group called the Astronauts, the lead singer was Rich Fiefield they were a Surfer Group and Played at the Baja Club in downtown Denver.  A 3.2 bar. Denver had a drinking law that allowed 18 year olds to drink 3.2 beer but the bars had to close by 12:00 pm. But they could stay open on Sunday’s.  The whisky bars had to close on Sundays so the teen bars would fill up with adults on Sundays.”

And: “Don Fleisher the owner of Galena Street East liked our band and he took us on as a Manager.  He began booking us all over Colorado.  We stayed busy as a group and the more we played the tighter we became. We were making money playing.  That was fantastic. When in Denver we played at JB’s 3.2 nightclub in Littleton but wanted to play some of the other clubs in Denver and the surrounding area. We played at JB’s in Littleton when we were in town.  We had a great following and would pack the place.  The Manager Barry Sebastian wanted to manage our group instead of Don Fleischer and we all agreed to give it a try.  It wasn’t long before he tried to dress us up like the Beatle’s or the Monkee’s and we had a real problem with that. We were not interested in dressing the same. We wanted to play.”

Ron Morgan Story from Wayne Jones (2012)

“I was engaged to Sheila Morgan, Ron Morgan’s sister when I was drafted in 1964. I had not seen her since my leave in July of 1965 and had lost track of her and Ron Morgan. I knew he was in California but that is all I heard.  I was living with Corky Young when I was in town.  He had a house in East Denver and I rented a room from him.  He was playing in The Mothers Children and doing well with his nightclub gigs.  One night when I came home Ron Morgan was there. He was staying there for awhile with Corky and had just returned from California where he was doing studio work. He worked with the Standell’s, The Association, Moby Grape, The Electric Prunes, and did studio work for Three Dog Night and the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band.  He was out of money and needed to go to work.  I told him about the Leather Souls and how I would like to get rid of Bob Yaezel and get a new lead guitar player.  I invited him down to JB’s to sit in with us.

When Ron Morgan was in California he was a member of Moby Grape, and a couple of other bands.  He also did the studio work for Three Dog Night with Jimmy Greenspoon the red headed organ player. Jimmy and Ron also did the studio work for an attorney named Bob Markley that called his album The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band. Ron had come back to Denver broke and when I saw him he asked if I could use him in The Leather Souls.  I helped him out.  We did not make any more money with him in the band and we all had to divide our payments five ways instead of four which was okay. Ron asked if the band wanted to tour as the Wet Coast Pop Art Band.  Bob Markely had called and was looking for a group to learn the album and do the Teenage Fair Tour. I talked to Bob Markley several times about taking the name and touring as the West coast Pop Art Band and I asked him to provide me a contract, which I wanted from anyone we worked for.  I wanted a contract from him regarding payment for the show schedules, payment for practice to learn the album, travel expenses and all the essentials that you want included as a band and he never wanted to do that.  I guess it was to business like and he was a attorney.  He wanted to be a musician and run up and down the aisles rattling a tambourine.  That’s all he could do. He couldn’t sing and he couldn’t play and instrument he was like a male groupie.”

Some additional great 1960’s accounts of “The Leather Souls” at Wayne’s Web Site Here

Led Zeppelin

This power trio actually kicked off their international career appearing at The Denver Auditorium on December, 26th 1968 playing as the opening act for Vanilla Fudge and Spirit.  Notice the band’s name spelling of the concert poster from 1968

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Robert E. Lee
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame

Not sure if this is the former KIMN radio jock or not but will find out.

Woody Lee

45 – Colorado Nashville CNI 004 – “I’m Living in a Dream World” b/w “I’ve Got a Woman Who Loves Me”

Leftover Salmon (Boulder)

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This group was a coming together of “The Left Hand String Band” and “The Salmon Heads” in 1990

Members:  Drew Emmitt (guitar) – Vince Herman – Mark Vann (banjo) – Michael Wooten (drums) – Ty North (bass)

Legal Tender

45 – Timberline – “Read Between The Lines” b/w “Wonder Island”

The Legend (Jimerfield Legend)

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This group was an evolution of the Durango Group, The Lords of London led by Jerry Jimerfield (now deceased). Jimerfield also headed up The Lords of London from Durango and recorded as The Obvious as well. The Megaphone LP below is very rare and it depicts likenesses of the group (with no identification of the five musicians on the backside cover. There is speculation that only studio musicians may have appeared on the actual recording (not verified), performing mostly cover numbers. Mystery also links The Legend with the mysterious “Dragonfly” LP (See The Lords of London entry).

The Megaphone single shown below does not appear on the Megaphone Legend LP – and none of the tracks on the LP were composed by Legend members and many are “covers”. Megaphone 701 however lifts two tracks from the Megaphone LP.

Members included Jerry Jimerfield (guitar) – Jack Duncan (drums) – Barry Davis (guitar) – Randy Russ (guitar) Ernie McElwaine (keyboards)

Megaphone 701 – The Kids Are Alright b/w Baby Blue – 1968

Megaphone 703 – Portrait of Youth b/w Enjoy Yourself – 1968

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Jim and Bobbi LeMay and the Rhythm Wranglers – Colorado Springs

LP – KPIK FM – “Sing Country Music” – 1973
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Smokey Len

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Doug Lenard & Private Stock

LP – Lenco – “Hey Ladie!” – 1983
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Dusty Lenhart and His Wildwood Boys

45 – Signet 101 – Funny How Time Slips Away b/w I Cried a Million Tears
LENHART DUSTY

Kim Lenz & Her Jaguars

With: Mike Lester (lead guitar)
Deke Dickerson (bass)
Chet Johnson (drums)

45 EP – Wormtone 706 – “Shake a Leg/Up to My Old Tricks Again” b/w “Bop City/Minus One Blast Off”

LENZ KIM - WORMTONE A LENZ KIM - WORMTONE BLENZ KIM - WORMTONE C LENZ KIM - WORMTONE D

Jerald Lepinski & The Classic Chorale (Denver)

LP – Century 27819 – Favorite Sacred Choruses

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The Lepers

7-Inch EP – Unclean 8307 – “God’s Inhumane ” – 1983

7-Inch EP – Unclean UR006 – “I Wanna Be God” – 1984

 

 

 

 

Leroy’s Dance Band (Littleton)

45 – Pi-Fi Records 2 – “One-Oh-For” b/w “International”

LEROY DANCE BAND BW INTERNATIONAL

Robbie Lester

(Also see The Finer Arts Label page)

45 – Lute 5904 – The Miracle of Life b/w The Ballad of Cheatin’ John
LUTE 5904 - LESTER ROBIE - A LUTE 5904 - LESTER ROBIE B

Charlotte Letts (deceased)
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

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