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Colorado Musicians Index: Lew thru Johnny Neill

Chuck Lewey

45 – Spirit of ’76 S-100 – “You’re a Beautiful Girl” b/w “Footpaths to Yesterday”

Debra Lewis

LP – Soundmark R976 – “Trading Time” – 1982

Don Lewis/The Don Lewis Experience

Don Lewis came through Denver via Dayton, Ohio. He remained in the Denver for about 10 years and returned for awhile (and thus the LP title). He finally moved on to Santa Monica, California.

45 – Aquarius – And They’ll Know b/w Little Girl Blue
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LP – Denver Jazz – “In Denver One More Time”
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LP – Aquarius AMC 2846 – “Aquarius Presents Don Lewis”

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Susie Lewis
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

Willie Lewis

Following is the current Wikipedia entry for Willie Lewis and his Rock-A-Billy record label: (Visit the Rock-A-Billy web site) – (Other rock-a-billy acts are also listed here)

Willie Lewis (born 1946) is a rockabilly recording artist and founder of The Rock-A-Billy Record Company, a record label based in Denver, Colorado. He started the label in order to release rare and authentic rockabilly recordings, most of which were pressed on colored vinyl between 1982 and 1998. He released music from artists such as Go Cat Go, Ronnie Dawson, Don Rader, Marti Brom, High Noon, Johnny Barber & The Rhythm Razors, Little Roy Williamson & the Denver Ramblers and Kidd Pharaoh.

Lewis recorded his own music under a variety of names, including Willy & the String Poppers, Billy & the Bop Cats, King Cat & the Pharaohs, the Bop-a-Whiles, and most recently Willie & The Rhythm Razors. The Rock-A-Billy Record Company celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2007, and in honor of its birthday Willie released new Silver Anniversary records on colored vinyl once again.

(Sadly, Willie Lewis passed away in October, 2014)

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The Lewis and Clarke Expedition

This group was headed up by Michael Martin Murphy – See the Michael Martin Murphy Page

Carl Sunny Leyland

45 – Rock-A-Billy 113 – Hot Rhythm, Blue Love/Beat Up Ford b/w Air Conditioner Blues

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The Library (3.2 Joint)

The Library was located in Greeley, Colorado catering to Colorado Teacher’s College (now The University of Northern Colorado) back in the day.

The Lidos (Aurora)

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Lidos vs Status Seekers

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

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The Lighter Shades

LP – Garden Sight and Sound 720504 – “Lighter Shades”

The Limeliters (Aspen)

LIMELITERS

The Limeliters have a subtle connection to Colorado with the trio, yet unnamed, of Lou Gottlieb, Alex Hassilev and Glen Yarbrough migrated to Aspen, Colorado in 1959 where they began their career performing at club which Yarbrough and Gottlieb had purchased on an earlier skiing trip to the mountain town, called “The Limelite”.  They would soon move on to California where they adopted the name The Limeliters and then commenced on a career together lasting into 1963 at which time Yarbrough went solo and was replaced by Gateway Singers member Ernie Sheldon.  The group had no known recordings released during their time in Aspen.

Bob Lind – Colorado Music Hall of Fame Inductee

Hall of Fame Inductee Display Board

See the Band Box Record Label Discography & The Bob Lind Page

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Linda Sue

45 – South Shore SSR-1001L – “Sugar (May I Borrow Some Sugar From You)” b/w “If I Told You” – 1988

Archie Liseo & The Cinaways

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The Little Banquet (Denver Venue)

Located at 1265 Broadway and also 72nd North Federal Blvd – Long Gone

Little Ellis & His L 7”s

See the CLW Records Label Page

Little Fyodor

Real name Dave Lichtenverg

45 – Noisopoly NOP-02 – “Time Doesn’t Move” b/w “Paper Tears” – 1998 (with The Haters)

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45 EP – Ken 99 – “Truly Rejected” – 2015 (with Babushka)

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33 1/3 EP – Rainbow Ventures -1985

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Little Gracie

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Little Joey

45 – Fasttrack FR-115 – “Pop Goes The Wee Zoooo” (both sides)

Little Ricky & The Roosters (Pueblo)

1960’s band from Pueblo, Colorado

Member: John Grove (bass) – Grove was with many local bands including:

  • The Hi-Blues
  • Band-X
  • Joint Session
  • Kemikol
  • Arizona Nightingales
  • Rocky Rat Review/Aloha
  • Jan and Dean

Little Smoke

This band has a tie to country and gospel singer Blackie Minor who recorded on Jim Ward’s CLW label in Edgewater, Colorado. Band member and drummer Dennis Minor was Blackie’s son. Blackie’s grandson – George Hendricks provided this information.

Band members: Dennis Minor (drums) deceased, Lynn Moris (banjo/vocals), Dick Hess (lead guitar/vocals), Dave Toland (bass/vocals), Carl (lead singer – last name unknown)

Lynn Morris now lives in Winchester, VA – Her current website is http://www.lynnmorrisband.com/ – Lynn attended college at Colorado College and then found her way to Little Smoke in Colorado before moving on to the national blue grass stage.

The Live Wire Choir

Members: Thom Brawley – Brian Woodrich

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

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The Livin’ Ends (Colorado Springs)

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

This band recorded in Norman Petty’s Clovis studio as “American Mercury” in October of 1969 recording three tracks which went unreleased.

Atlantic 2622 – I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know/Jolyn – 1969

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Lloyd & Jim

LP – RMR 16611 – Listen to This High Hopes
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Logue & McCool

45 – HMS 58 – Lucky Ole Colorado – 1990 – Ireland

The Lollipops

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Lonely Rider

Musicians included Joe McCurdy (drums), Dwayne Griffith (bass), Rich Ciparro (guitar), Bruce Wilson (keyboards), Gene Maceil (guitar), Tom Pittman (percussion) and Rhonda Emmons (vocals) – LP was recorded in Lafayette, Colorado

LP – CPG Records 6 – Lonely Rider
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LP – Lonely Rider 0086 – Saturday Night Blvd.  – 1986

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The Lords (Pueblo)

Group Members:

John Macklem – guitar (The Blues Agency – Band X)
Lou Sciortino – drums (The Blues Agency – Band X)
Mike Webb – organ (The Blues Agency – Band X)

The Lords of London (Durango)

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The Lords of London went through to distinct stages. The original lineup formed somewhere in the mid 1960’s – most likely in 1964. Rodger reports that they did visit Hollywood and recorded while there. The group at some point disbanded but apparently was reformed by leader Jerry Jimerfield. The new group made their way out to Hollywood and most likely this resulted in an much sought after LP called “Dragonfly”. Controversy surrounds the recording of this LP (which occurred in 1968). Was there a group called “Dragonfly” or were they the reincarnated Lords? Read all about it here. – Also – the group was possibly also called “The Bundy’s” and may have recorded “Stay Away” under both names. “Stay Away/She Belongs To Me” was first release on Stop Records 1001 then on the Shot label.

I was going through a box of memorabilia that I kept through the years and decided to scan several pieces. I came across this postcard which I kept because it is from the old Family Dog days in Denver and makes reference to The Soul Survivors (not the Denver group but the “Expressway to Your Heart” group) appearing with the Box Tops. Then I was looking closer and noticed the third group on the bill “Jimmerfield Legend” which absolutely has to be the reformed Lords! (Click on the backside of the card for a great Family Dog piece of art).

Jimerfield’s name is misspelled on the Family Dogg postcard shown below.

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Lords of London Post

I am a collector of all things British Invasion as is evident by my British Invasion habit (Blog) – Always on the lookout for the obscure groups from that time period – 1964 – 1968.  And so I was delighted when I came across a group called The Lords of London!

I posted them as Invaders but it was soon brought to my attention by a “45 Cat” subscriber (“TokenHippie”) that I had discovered a Canadian group – which was okay by me.  They after all are cousins with the Brits.  Then Token followed up and sent me to YouTube where a discussion was going on about an entirely different group of Lords.  These Lords – it seems – were from the Western Slop town of Durango, Colorado – and pre-dated the Canadian Lords by a few years.

Dragonfly

Now the confusion sets in.  Up pops a Blog post from a site call Psychedelicized – presenting a long drawn out narrative about a group called Dragonfly – or better – a group that was not really called Dragonfly.  Seems that the group behind this very collectible LP was a group called sometimes The Legend and sometimes the Jimerfield Legend – but were in fact the Durango group – The Lords of London!  This was around 1968 or so.  The group apparently found their way to the Colorado front range (Eastern Slope) and played venues in the late 1960’s including the famous Family Dog.

But at YouTube – there is a single being played by The Lords of London – “Little Lonely Summer Girl” and a discussion from a member of the band – the original bass player – Rodger Jones who went by “Lester Lukefodder”.  I managed to get in touch with him and he kindly sent me the photo of the original Lords shown above which included Tommy Beuten (standing in back), group leader Gerry Jimerfield (guitar), Sid Leavell (drums) and Rodger on the right side.

Rodger has no knowledge of the Dragonfly LP or any of the members of the group who played on that LP.  According to the Psychedelicized Blog site – Legend (or The Lords) consisted of Jimerfield, along with Barry Davis, Jack Duncan, Randy Russ and Ernie McElwaine.  Davis, Duncan and Russ had their roots in Texas bands.

But Rodger is not aware of any of these members – who appear to be a second rendition of The Lords.  Rodger reports “We were the original members, forming the band after Gerry and the Bluetones, a beer joint band we had in Durango in the early ’60’s. After I left, the bass player was Jerry Shoenfield – not sure of the spelling. We had no keyboard man in the original Lords of London. I did not know Barry, Jack or Ernie. In 1964-65 we recorded under the Lords of London name.”

The Psychedelicized article talks at length about the Lords time out in California in the late 1960’s.  I asked Rodger about that and he told me “We lived in Hollywood and North Hollywood and recorded at Wally Heider, Sunset Sound and Moonglow as well as a studio in El Monte – the name escapes me.  I left in 1966 and we did not record any LP prior to that.  As for the Dragonfly LP – I looked at it on-line and have no knowledge about it.”

Psychedelicized makes reference to the Dragonfly lineup working with Motown Records arranger Gene Page.  But the original Lords’ recordings of “The Sit Down Place” on Domain Cat #1421 was recorded in 1965 in California and was arranged by – Gene Page!

Collectors today pay 100’s of dollars for the Dragonfly LP.  Gerry Jimerfield has since passed away and no one knows where the other Dragonfly members might be.  Tommy and Sid both reside today in Durango.  My theory is that the Lords were reformed by Gerry in the late 1960’s and may or may not have used the name again – but might have opted for other names such as The Legend.

Here is the entire Psychedelicized Post.  Sort it out if you can.

Group Members:

Rodger Jones – (ala Benjamin Stone) bass (Gerry and the Bluetones)
Tommy Beuton – guitar
Jerry Schoenfield
Jerry Jimerfield – lead guitar (Gerry and the Bluetones – The Bundys – The Legend – The Jimmerfield Legend – The Obvious – Dragonfly) deceased
Sid Leavell – drums

Recordings – 45’s:

Domain 1421 – Broken Heart C.O.D./The Sit Down Dance – 1965

Lords - Domain 1421 - 65 - A Lords - Domain 1421 - 65 - B
Domain 1423 – Little Lonely Summer Girl/The Cowboy – 1965

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Valiant 725 – On The Road Again/She Belongs To Me – 1965

Valiant 725 - Lords of London - On the road again

Shot 1001 – Stay Away/She Belongs to Me – 1966

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Domain 1410 – Stay Away/I Don’t Need You – (as The Bundys)

Recordings – LP’s (as Dragonfly):

(Reissue on 180 gram vinyl also shown)

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J. W. Love

45 – Metronone M 25 261 – Colorado River Song – 1970 – Germany

Nicky Love

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Jackie Lowell with Duane Diamond & the Astronauts

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45 – Cactus Cac 45-003 – “Rocket Trip”

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45 – RMA 1013 – “Rocket Trip” (UK)

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Randy Loyd

45 – Daybreak 1414 – Janis Won’t Be Here Anymore b/w It’s All Been Done Before – 1970

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LP – Cartay 10927 – “The Moment” – 1976
Engineered and arranged by Colorado musicians Don and Maryruth Weyand
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Laurie Lozach – “I Love Life”

LP – American Recording Studios 710 – I Love Life
This LP was released with a full 12-page illustrated booklet with art by contributing children

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Doug Lubahn (The Doors)

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Doug Lubahn attended Golden High School in the 1960’s. He was recruited by the Doors to provide his bass playing talents. He had previously played in a Golden group called the Carpetbaggers. On a recommendation of Mama Cass Elliot who he met while in Aspen – Lubahn migrated to Los Angeles where he joined the group Clear Light in 1967. He auditioned with the doors and played with them on three of their long plays; “Strange Days”, “Waiting for the Sun” and “The Soft Parade”. It was decided from the beginning that he would only work with the Doors in the studio and not in live performances.

He was replaced by mutual agreement by bass player Harvey Brooks. In later years Lubahn would play with East Coast Group Dreams and would also work with Billy Squire and Ted Nugent.

Bernie Lucas & The Golden Boys/The Sapphires

Most likely the “Lucas” label was probably a spinoff of the Infal label in Commerce City. The Lucas single has sold on EBay for over $100. The Lucas label below is most likely an Infal release.

Recordings – 45’s:

Infal 135 – Positively 4th Street/Blue Feeling

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Lucas 1009 – You Better Change Your Ways/Nature’s Boy

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Joey Lucero

45 – Lucero Enterprises 9222 – Denver Mile High Denver b/w Malibu Beach
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Warren Luening & The NORAD Dixietones

45 – NORAD 812 – Hello Dolly-That’s A Plenty b/w My Kind Of Town-Indiana

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Jimmy Luevano & The Five Lords

Capri – Chittlin Pie b/w All Night Long

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Jimmie Lunceford

Lunceford was another Denver resident (coming from Tennessee) who attended school here, studied music here and was yet another member of George Morrison’s orchestra appearing at Denver’s Empress Theater.  He recorded very extensively in the 1930’s and 1940’s on many prominent national labels.

While in Denver, he studied under jazz band leader Paul Whiteman’s father, Wilburforce Whiteman.

Pete Luthman
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

David Lutken & David Reynolds

They were both Boulder transplants (as so many are – is there such a thing as a Boulder Native?) Lutken from Dallas, Texas and Reynolds from Middletown, Connecticut.

LP – Rainfall – “Old Hat” – 1980

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The Luv Revolution

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Joseph H. Lyday

LP – Vanly C18480 – “The Sounds of Babies” – 1966

Steve Lynn

45 – Viking 32376 – “Song Long” b/w “Don’t Say Love” – 1976

Gary Lynee

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David T. Lyon – Evergreen

LP – Mountain 207084 – “If That Don’t Beat All” – 1982

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Jim Lyon

Jim recorded in Lakewood and resided in Denver. His group included Rich Sanders (bass, synthesizer), Joe Martinez (drums and percussion), Brett Wallace (cello), Terry Sines (acoustic bass), and Rod Garnett (horns).

LP – Dialog 101 – “Points of Contact”  – 1982
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Jack Lyons

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Mary MacGregor

Mary MacGregor resided for a time in Steamboat Springs – Colorado northern Ski Town for about four years. Her career as a singer took off after departing Colorado, then coming to the attention of folk singer Peter Yarrow. She next hit it big with “Torn Between Two Lovers” in 1976. That song – co-written by Yarrow – would jet son to the top of the Hot 100. She would chart six more times but coming nowhere near her debut success.

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LP – Ariola 50015 – Torn Between Two Lovers – Charted January, 1977 – #17

This would be Mary’s only charting long play

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LP – Yampa River 1 – The Steamboat Album – 1976

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LP – Warner Special Products 6051 – I’ve Got the Music In Me” (A ten record set which contains Mary Macgregor’s “Torn Between Two Lovers” on record three)

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45 – Ariola 7638 – Torn Between Two Lovers b/w I Just Want to Love You – Charted November, 1976 – #1

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45 – Ariola 7677 – I’ve Never Been to Me b/w In Your Eyes – 1978

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John Macy
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

Magenta

LP – WM Productions G1004 – “Music for Floor Exercise”

Magic of Christmas

EP – Western Cine WCS 6841 – “Christmas” (with picture sleeve)

The Magic Mice

(Mountain Music Web Site - Michael Stelk)

(Mountain Music Web Site – Michael Stelk)

Roger Maglio

LP – Gear Fab FG 103 – “Songs From the Rocks” – 1987

45 – Gear Fab 102 – A Cold Day in December b/w Flower Child
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The Main Attraction

45 – Main Attraction 004 – Homeless b/w Sunday Getaway – 1975
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Majestic Savings

This is yet another promotional recording produced by Fred Arthur of Denver’s premier production man.

45 – Western Cine 6841 – Original Christmas Songs
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Magic

Need more information on this 1960’s Colorado garage bands

Recorded song not released on vinyl:

“Stomach”

The Magicians

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

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Tim Malchak

45 – Alpine APS 006 – “Colorado Moon” b/w “Let Me Down Easy” – 1986

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Smiley Malcolm and His Western Playboys

78 RPM – Frontier 503 – Broken Hearted b/w Sissy (by Speed Hayworth with Shorty Thompson)

Peggy Malone with Countryside

45 – Spotted Hoss Music SPH 001 – “Appaloosa” b/w “Subway Singer” – 1979

Mammoth

Located in the Capitol Hill region of East Denver – venue for rock and roll in the 1960’s

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Tony Mandarin & The Mile High Rockers

45 – Stofer 101 – Mile High Rock b/w Bronco Rock
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The Manderins (Denver)

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Mando & The Chili Peppers

DENVER MANDO CHILI PEPPERS

(The Chili Peppers shown with legendary musicians Ray Charles and Larry Williams – Photo from collection of Larry Higgins – drummer for Freddie and the Hitchhikers)

This Texas group made their way into the Denver area sometime around 1957 according to Mike Selek of Black and Read Records in Arvada, Colorado. “I have no idea why they landed here” Mike stated. Their bio page says they left Texas in 1957 and went on tour in the western states which corresponds to their time here in Denver.

Local radio personality and Band Box recording artist Dick Dedrick told me that he believes that Denver activist Rodolpho “Corky” Gonzalez was associated with the group. Dedrick states “Corky was a great guy. I remember back in the mid-50s, he brought a record to the station where I was working, by Mondo and the Chili Peppers. He was their manager, I think. Also remember him from “Festival Espanol”, a TV show I worked on.”

A member of the Band Box group The Master Tones – Jessie Garcia – joined up as a member during their time in Colorado.

Here is what the Denver Eye says about their Denver connection:

“While technically a San Antonio band, Mando and The Chili Peppers played Denver so much that many fans thought they were from here. All-Hispanic rock and roll bands weren’t the norm back in the ’50s, and for the band to put an album out, and it’s a great album, in 1957 no less, seems like a miracle! And just look at that album cover! Golden Crest’s head honcho Clark Galehouse discovered the band in Denver while stuck here in a snowstorm. He also released local jazz-tenor great Phil Urso’s album The Philosophy of Urso shortly after the Chili Peppers LP, so he must have spotted Phil around the same time.”

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Mort Mann & His Orchestra (Denver)

EP – Century 35636 – Mort Mann & His Orchestra

The Manxx

45 – Snappy Little Fingers – SLN-103 – “Messin Around” b/w “Hard Lessons” – 2011

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Manzanita Jungle

45 – Magnum 419 – Colorado Sun – 1968

Marc & The Mystics

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Marina & Ocean Fire

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The Mario Singers

This LP features the singer/servers from Marios Restuarant. Check out the back cover menu prices! Members who I can make out from their signatures are Mary Trout, Gene Everett, and John Sullivan – but it probably doesn’t matter much.

LP – Century 19729 – “The Mario Singers”
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LP – Century 28004 – The Mario Singers
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Markley

Markley was the last formation of “The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band”.  Members were Michael Lloyd, Bob Markley along with the brothers Danny and Shaun Harris – who both came from Colorado Springs.  Markley died on September 9th, 2003.  Lloyd had been with many groups including “Boystown”, “Friends”, “Raw Edge”, “The Chattanooga Cats”, “The Smoke”, “The Rogues” and more.

Danny Harris was with “Brigadune”, “The Laughing Wind”, “The Rogues”, and “The Snowmen”. Danny died on October 1st, 2012.  Brother Shaun Harris was also with “Brigadune”, “The Rogues”, “The Snowmen” with his Danny as well as “California Spectrum”, and “The Laughing Wind”.

LP – Forward ST-F-1007 – “Markley, A Group” – 1965

Billy Marsh

45 – Arrow 716 – “Don’t Tell Me” b/w “Run and Tell”

MARSH 716 A MARSH 716 B

MARSH 716 C MARSH 716 D

Orea Marshall (Denver)

Orea Marshall was a very early vaudevillian performer in Denver – He worked as part of a team with his brothers performing in Denver’s Five Points neighborhood.

Bobby Martin with Eddie Star’s Band

45 – F&F 801 – Cotten Picken Relatives b/w Sky Over Memphis
F&F 801 A - Martin, Bobby - Cotten F&F 801 B - Martin, Bobby - Memphis

45 – F&F 808 – “Could it Be” b/ w”The Road to the Right”

45 – F&R 809 – “In The Shadow of The Bighorn Mountains” b/w “Cowtown Jubilee”

Mike and Pam Martin

LP – Augustus – “Fernwood Pacific” – 1974

Ronnie Martin (Denver)

Photo below is from 1975

Courtesy of Lisa Wheeler - North of Pueblo

Courtesy of Lisa Wheeler – North of Pueblo

Vicki Martin

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Wanda Mae Martin

Wanda was a composer and instructor at the University of Denver Lamont School of Music

LP – WM Productions 1007 – 10.0
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LP – WM G1008 – “Tiffany” – 1978

LP – WMA Productions R912 – “Deja Vu”

MARTIN WANDA WM 912 A (3) MARTIN WANDA WM 912

MARTIN WANDA WM 912 A (1) MARTIN WANDA WM 912 A (2)

LP – WM Productions G-1001 – “Aerial Fantasy”

MARTIN WANDA WM 1001 (3) MARTIN WANDA WM 1001 (4)

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LP – WM Productions G-1002 – “Crescendo”

MARTIN WANDA WM 1002 A (3) MARTIN WANDA WM 1002 A (4)

MARTIN WANDA WM 1002 A (1) MARTIN WANDA WM 1002 A (2)

LP – WM Productions G-1003 – “Collage”

MARTIN WANDA WM 1003 A (4) MARTIN WANDA WM 1003 A (3)

MARTIN WANDA WM 1003 A (1) MARTIN WANDA WM 1003 A (2)

LP – WM G1005 – “Music For Exercise – Magenta”

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Tony Martinez

45 – Shag SS 5795 – “Sweet Bananas” b/w “It Will Take a Little Time”

The Marvells

See the Finer Arts discography Page

Marvelous Marv’s – Denver Nightclub/Music Venue

Marvelous Marv’s was located in downtown Denver – and later became Ebbets Field – Downtown renovation claimed the spot long since.

Former location site of Marvelous Marv’s (14th Street and Curtis Street) Later Ebbets Field

Richard Marx

LP – Rainbow Venture 102 – “Rocks The Foundation” – 1982

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The Mastertones (Denver)

See the Band Box Record Label Discography

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Paul Mateki
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

This may be the same country singer who immigrated to the U.S. from Leeds in the U.K.

Matthews’ Southern Comfort

45 – Decca 32664 – Colorado Springs Eternal – 1971

Maul & The Cutups

BOSS BAND MAUL & CUTUPS

From band member Tom Uharriet:

“This band started in 1960. They played in many venues including The Pussy Cat A-Go-Go, The Tiger A-Go-Go, The Merry Go-Round, The Seahorse in Greeley and others. They were one of Denver’s “big hair” bands aka The Fantabulous Jags who came into the Denver area from Kansas and migrated to Las Vegas.”

Group Members:

John Maul – sax, vocals
Bob Pickett – guitar – (from Texas)
Tom Uharriet – bass guitar (formerly with Dee and the Majestics)
Bill Martinez – drums, horns

Don May & the Gigolos (4 Gigolos)

See the Band Box Record Label Discography

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Don May & The Venusares

Don May also fronted “Don May & The Gigolos who recorded on Band Box records.  Drummer Larry Higgins does not recall this group (Venusares) but believes they formed after the Gigolos.

See the Band Box Record Label Discography

MAY DON AND VENUSARES

The Maybe Handle (Colorado Springs)

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Mazeville Crossing

Members included the duo of Scott Bruning and Cary Steinberg

LP – Strawberry Records 333 – Mazeville Crossing

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Pete McCabe

LP – Tumbleweed 105 – The Man Who Ate The Plant
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C.W. McCall

McCall was William Dale Fries Jr., born in Iowa and lived in Nebraska for a time. McCall hit pay dirt with his monster hit “Convoy” which peaked at #1 on the Country charts in 1975 and remained at the top for five weeks. It was his first chart success – He had entered the top 30 four times previously. The song also hit number 1 on the Billboard Pop charts for a single week. Later in 1977 his “Roses for Mama” would go to #2 Country. McCall made is way to Colorado where among other things he was elected Mayor of the Western Slope town of Ouray.
Visit the C. W. McCall Discography Page
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Mac McClanahan & The Rhythm Busters (La Junta)

45 – Tiger 104 – “No Sweeter Love” b/w “That Nonsense Stuff”

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Janice McClary

LP = WM F1001 – “Showtime!” – 1977

Dan McCorison

Dan performed in Estes Park with the Lazy D Wranglers dude ranch group as did many other local musicians.

Musicians include:

James Burton – Al Perkins – Skip Edwards – John Weir – Emery Gordy – Richard Marx – Bernie Leadon – Al Garth – Joe Lala – Herb Pederson – Steve Cropper

LP – MCA 2276 – “Dan McCorison” – 1977

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The McCoys (Denver)

See The Brambles with Jerry Corbetta. Need more information on this 1960’s Colorado garage band.

Daniel McCrimmon

With Richard Dean (guitar), Kathi DeFrancis (paino), Carolyn Kremmers (flute), Jim Ransom (percussion), Linda Joseph (fiddle), Don Grove (drums), N.C. Bull (bass), John Cable (vocals), T.M. Goat (mandolin), Carol Binder (vocals), Harry Huft (vocals), Charles Sawtell (guitar), Mary Flower Withers (dobro)

LP – Biscuit City 1304 – “Dreams, Lies & Whispers”

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LP – Biscuit City 1316 – “New Road” – 1977
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Daniel McDade

See the Finer Arts discography Page

Hattie McDaniel (Denver)

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Hattie McDaniel was born in 1985 in Wichita, Kansas.  Both parents were former slaves.  Her family moved to the State of Colorado in 1900 first settling in Fort Collins and then moving to Denver.  She started off her career working with her brother Otis in his traveling minstrel show.

She would then join up with George Morrison in a group called “The Melody Hounds” who performed regularly on KOA radio making her the first black woman to perform on radio.  Hattie enjoyed a recording career up until the stock market crash and fell on hard times.  Moving to Los Angeles in 1931 didn’t bring film roles that she sought but found the door to Hollywood initially closed.

That changed in 1932 when she landed her first film role in “The Golden West” playing a maid.  More movie roles would follow and she stepped up the ladder several rungs when she appeared in a major movie “The Little Colonel” starring Shirley Temple, Lionel Barrymore and Bill Bojangles Robinson.

Hattie McDaniel with George Morrison’s Melody Hounds (Standing)

More would follow and often she would perform musical numbers.  Her acting career brought her close in friendship to many Hollywood stars including Clark Gable, Bette Davis, Henry Fonda and many more.  Audition time came for “Gone with The Wind” and Hattie won the part hands down even though there was stiff competition.

McDaniel would receive and win an Oscar for “Best Supporting Actress” in her role as “Mammy” in the film classic.  Her Academy Award was the first ever garnered by a black actor.

Her later years took her through more motion pictures, television, a radio show and so much more – not excluding becoming involved in activist causes.  At times Hattie received unjust criticism for depicting stereo types – coming from those who had not nearly walked a path in life in anything nearing a comparison to Hattie McDaniel’s shoes.

Hattie received recognition via two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame – one for motion pictures and one for radio achievement.

Her career in total surpasses so many others, and a read of a Hattie McDaniel biography would be time well spent!  Hattie McDaniel died on October 26th, 1952 from breast cancer at age 57.

MCF

LP – Dolphin A-333 – “Softwave” – 1984

Jim Mcgraw (and The Western Sundowners)

Courtesy of Lisa Wheeler - North of Pueblo

Courtesy of Lisa Wheeler – North of Pueblo

See the Band Box Record Label Discography

4 5- Double 808-50 – “A Letter to the President” b/w “Medicine Hat” – 1980

45 – Gold Standard 175 – “I Was Falling In Love with You” – 1966

45 – Gold Standard 226 – “I’m The One Accused” b/w “My Love” – 1967

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45 – Gold Standard GS 246 – “Hummingbird” b/w “You’ve Got Me Running” – 1967

45 – Gold Standard GS 265 – “I’ve Had It” b/w “My Mistakes” – 1968

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45 – Gold Standard GS 270 – “Can’t Tell The Do’s From the Don’ts” b/w “Too Many Places” – 1969

45 – Happy Tiger HT 565 – “Just a Girl I Met Along the Way” b/w “I Don’t Know Me Anymore”

45 – Jemkl 4000 – “Hind Ends and Elbows” b/w “Cassie” – 1974

Michael McGuffy

45 – U.S. Eagle LTD 69 – “Young Man’s Blood” b/w “In My Soul”

Gentle Ben McGuire Choir

LP – VonFeldtk 1039 – Northern Colorado Son Shining
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Sam McIntosh

45 – Scotch Country 0518B CSR – “Mr. I’m Your Son” b/w “If Only For Our Children”

The Fabulous Fay McKay (Loveland)

LP – 1021 – Fay McKay A-Live At the Dunes
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45 – Halo 1003 – Old Lang Sigh-In b/w Christmas Medley
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Brian Elroy McKinely

LP – Media Co. TMC 114201 – “Lightning On the Mountain” – 1983

Rod McKuen

45 – Warner Bros. WB 7636 – Guess I’d Rather Be In Colorado – 1972

Doug McLain

See the CLW Records Label Page

45 – Kaye K-5003 – “When It Rains It Pours” b/w “I’ll Be Standing By”

Julie McClain

See the CLW Records Label Page

Gary McMahon

With Eric Weissberg (guitar), Bob Nolan, Bob Rose (guitar), Herb Bushler (bass), Richard Crooks (drums) Ernie Reed, Harry Lookofsky, Lew Eley (all on fiddles), Jan Tyson, Buddy Emmons (steel guitar), The Jordanaires (vocals), Tom Malone (sax), Steve Gibson (guitar), John Simon (piano)

LP – Tomato 7024 – “Colorado Blue” – 1980
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Gerard McMahon & Kid Lightning

LP – ARC NJC 36986 – “Blue Rue”

McPullish

45 – Charlie’s – Colorado Springs Blackout – 2005

Mead & Joan Metcalf & Chorus – (Aspen)

Assisted by singers Jan Rowley, Jan Stevenson, Carole Weldin, Sharon Faff, Laurie Loeb and Lucy Metcalf – all who doubled as waitresses at the Crystal Palace.

LP – Jackson Sound 1383 – “An Evening at the Crystal Palace”

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LP – Jackson Sound – Crystal Palace In Aspen 1965

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Mean Uncle Man

Flexi – Evatone – “Close the Door”

Medeski, Martin & Wood

MEDESKI MARTIN WOOD

This group was fronted by Chris Wood who grew up in Colorado and attended Boulder High School (a 1988 graduate).  He met his two band mates in New York City (John Medesk and Billy Martin)

The Medicine Bow Quartet

Recorded this LP in 1985 on the Medicine Bow record label in Boulder, Colorado. Members include George Weber (vibes), Paul Glessner (bass), Scott Springer (drums) and Tom Read (piano).
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Marvin Meiers

Marvin recorded for the predecessor label to Band Box Records – Columbine,

78 – Columbine WC 51 – “Will You Remember” b/w My Lovely Lady” – (with Johnny Neill and His Orchestra)
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Golda Meir

LP – Buddah 73 – The Yom Kippur War
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John Meishlahn

45 – Tundra – A Song for Colorado Part 1 b/w A Song for Colorado Part 2
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Randy Meisner

(See the Randy Meisner page)

Dr. Alan Melinger

A doctor who treated mental illness in the State of Colorado

LP – Wall Records 117 – “Art Of The Gifted” – 1988

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Felipe R. Mendoza

45 – Roca 17421 – Maravillosamte b/w Serca De Dios
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Pat Mendoza

LP – WSM Productions – The Dreamer
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Ted Mentry

LP – Dagger DR 002 – “Illustrated Victims” – 1981

Merlin

45 – RCA 481 – Colorado b/w Oh My Soul – 1971
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The Mersey Beats (Aurora)

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

The Mesa Verde Story

Flexi – Interpark 37079 – “The Mesa Verde Story”

The Mescalero Space Kit – 1970

Group Members:

Veeder Van Dorn – Surfin’ Classics 1963 – Moonrakers 1964
Sam Fuller (bass)
Kip Gilbert (drums)
Mark Kincaid (guitar)

Mestizo

45 – No 1 – “Creation” b/w “In the Moonlight” – 1973

Al Meyers

45 – Ricca R-116 – Colorado – 1987

Vaughn Meyers
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

Billy Lee Michaels

45 – Extra Terrestrial ET 1010 – “E.T. Rock E.T. Roll” b/w “Twas The Night Before Christmas”

Billy Lee Michaels

LP – Spin City SOS 101 – “Date on the Corner” b/w “Can’t Help Falling In Love”

The Mid Westerners (Jack-Bud-Don-Scrappy)

45 – Ranger (Colorado Springs) 1106 – The Waltz of the Colorado Hills b/w Tossel Headed Girl
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The Middle of It All

LP – Naroh 40919 – “Working Day Woman”

Members:

Dennis Roe (drums)
Donna Roe (bass)
Jimmy Owens (guitar)

Others:

Dave Adams – Rod Taylor – Dave Marghiem – Scotty Rogers – Dave Adams – Randy Miller – Bud Smith
Also backed by The Denver Affair

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Midland Federal Savings

45 – DSS 10006 – “Flight of Apollo 11” b/w “Flight of Apollo 11 Part 2”

The Midnite Jammer Band

LP – “Deep In the Night”

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The Mid Westerners

45 – Ranger Recordings KCMS 1106 – “The Waltz of the Colorado Hills” b/w “Tossel Headed Girl

Mike and Fran

LP – “When First Unto This Country”

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Jeffrey Milburn – Boulder

LP – Catnap Records – “Fatigue” – 1983
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The Milehighlites

45 – Stanaco 45-SS-1 – “I’m Thinking of You” b/w “Teenage Jamboree”

Ron Miles
Colorado Music Hall of Fame Inductee (2017)

Miles formed a trio with fellow Colorado Music Hall of Fame member Bill Frissell along with drummer Brian Blades.  He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1963 coming to Denver in 1974 attending East High School and then the University of Denver.  He is co-ordinator of Jazz Studies at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

The Milkmen

Dairyland – Lolita b/w Desmond Grey Go Away
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Ann Miller (Denver) with other Artists

45 – Hallmark 1690 – “On Top of It All” b/w “Freed From Satan”
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Art Miller

45 – Oddball 86-69 – “Buster Boogie”

Buddy Miller (and the Hi Lo’s)

See the Band Box Record Label Discography

45 – Felsted 8557 – “(I’ve Been) Thinking It Over” b/w “Buddy Boy” – 1959

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45 – VEM 2226 – “Teen Twist” b/w “Those Two Brown Eyes” – 1960

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45 – VEM 2228 – “I Found My Love” b/w “Little Bo Peep” – 1960

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Eddie Miller

Eddie Miller performing at the Keyboard Lounge at 5640 West Colfax.  The Keyboard was owned by Denver’s Morey Bernstein who also owned the Finer Arts label in Denver.

Eddie Miller (image from

Eddie Miller (image from “The Denver Eye”)

Scott Miller

45 – Push 0333-01 – “I Got Custody of the Memory” b/w “Honky Tonk King of Denver”

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Stewart Miller

EP 33-1/3 – Renegade 1001 – Love’s Come Back – Ain’t It Amazin’ – 1982

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Terry Miller

Terry Miller was a late 1950’s recording artist who just couldn’t find his mojo though given opportunities by several labels. Denver composer and Finer Arts label owner composed a few sides for this obscure Denver artist.

Cavalier 877 – Teen Age Lingo Jive b/w Too Lonesome To Cry – 1958

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Arwin 877 – Teen Age Lingo Jive b/w Too Lonesome to Cry – 1958

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Liberty 55146 – Single ‘N Searchin’ b/w Walkin’ With the Blues – 1958

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Lute 5903 – I’m Available b/w Please, Somebody – 1960

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Reveille 1001 – Sweet Lovin’ b/w Later, Let Me Know – 1962

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Reveille 105 – For Stealing Her From Me b/w Open Sesame – 1962

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Scott Miller

45 – Push 333-01 – I Got Custody of the Memory b/w Honky Tonk King of Denver
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Chuck Mills & The Monarchs

See the Band Box Record Label Discography

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45 – Toppa 45-1099 – “How Lonely Is Lonesome” b/w “Play Your Part, Broken Heart” – 1963

45 – Toppa 45-1116 – “What a Place To Call a Home” b/w “You Name It (The Time, The Place)” – 1966

Monte Mills

LP – Lucky Horseshoe LP-3 – “Steam and Steel” – 1978

Travis Mimms & The Country Boys

Members: Travis Mimms, Henry Stzelecki (bass), Bob Moore (bass), Buddy Harmon (drums), Hargus “Pig” Robbins (piano), Ron Gates (piano), Lloyd Green (steel guitar), Harold Bradley (rhythm guitar), Pete Wade (guitar), Bobby Thompson (guitar), Dave Kirby (guitar), Johnny Gible (fiddle), Buddy Spicher (fiddle), The Nashville Edition (vocals)

LP – Mountain Top 9575 – “Colorado” – 1978

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Mindy Lou

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

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George “Blackie” Minor & The Floyd Sisters

See the CLW Records Label Page

Blackie Minor & the Floyd Sisters

See the CLW Records Label Page

Denny Mintle & The Evergreen Dixelanders

Denny and group were of course from Evergreen, Colorado a community residing in the front range foothills just west of Denver. Denny came to Denver from Waterloo, Iowa in 1966. He purchased a bar in Evergreen and renamed it the Red Ram.
The Evergreen Dixielanders were Dale Wall (electric bass), Derwayne Stoner (banjo), Dick Voorhees (horns and vibes), Don Grant (guitar) Dawn Arlene (drums) and George Young (trumpet). Denny played piano and trombone.
LP – Location Records 4421 – Denny Mintle with the Evergreen Dixielanders – 1970
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The Mirrors

Group Members:

Neil Markham – vocals/keyboards/guitar
Gary La Duke – drums
Chuck Taylor – bass

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

The Miserlous

Recorded songs not released from the 1960’s:

“Barney Oldfield”

“Who Killed The Goose That Layed the Golden Egg?”

Embert Mishler
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

See the Band Box Record Label Discography

Band Box - Mishler, Embert

Mishler released this single on Denver drummer Ronnie Kae’s Drum City Records in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.  Visit the Band Box pages to view Embert’s Band Box releases.

45 – Drum City UMC 2857 – “One Mile High” b/w “Two Little Shoes”

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45 – Rock Studio 40-6082-30 – “I’ll Love You Forever Today” b/w “Nursery Rhyme Rock”

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45 – Big M M-101 – “Crickets” b/w “My Mama Spank Me”

The Mission Viejo Singers

45 – Mission Viejo Company – 2145 – Christmas Make Our Home A Hometown Again b/w The Mission Viejo Story
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Clifford Mitchell (Label Graphic Designer)

See the Band Box Record Label Discography

Eric Mitchell & The Shadows of Dawn

See the Finer Arts discography Page

Malcolm Mitchell

Malcolm was a member of Denver’s Boenzee Cryque in 1966

45 – Dot 17230 – “Feather” b/w Sightseer” – 1969

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The Mitchell Trio

Featured John Denver at the helm replacing Chad. Later Denver’s Michael Johnson would team up with Denver to form Denver, Boise and Johnson. Visit the John Denver Discography Pages for the Mitchell Trio releases.
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The M.O.B. featuring D. J. Magic

12-Inch Single – Solid Sound SSR 1001 – “Tell Me What’s On Your Mind (vocal)” b/w Instrumental version

Moby
Colorado Country Hall of Fame Inductee

Katy Moffatt

Katy worked around the Denver front range area as a struggling musician for about four years during the 1970’s before landing a recording contract and moving on to greener pastures.

LP – Columbia 34774 – Kissin’ In The California Sun – 1978

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Christopher Mohr

LP – CM 8783 – “August Light” – 1987

Mom’s Apple Pie

I have absolutely no idea what connection this group may have to Colorado other than the fact than whenever a copy comes into the used vinyl store Wax Trax in Denver, they always file it in the “Colorado” section.  I have asked them what the connection is and they don’t seem to know – Strange.  PS: The cover is a bit controversial – that’s another story.

The group is from Warren, Ohio

LP – Brown Bag 14200 – Mom’s Apple Pie – 1972

State Representative Robert Mondragon

See the Band Box Record Label Discography

Money Is To Burn

45 – Elba 13980 – “Money is to Burn” (single sided)

The Monocles (Greeley)

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The group formed in 1964. Listen to “Can’t Stand It”

Here is a an extensive biography on Bob Yeazel’s site.

Group Members:

John Floth – lead guitar – (The Higher Elevation – Deep Rock) – deceased
Don Hirschfield
Rick Hull – bass (The Higher Elevation)
Gary McMahon – drums
Kevin McIlhenny – drums – replaced McMahon – deceased (Attended Aurora Central High)
Robb Casseday
Tom Behm – drums (The Status Seekers)
Peter Johnson – keyboards (The Status Seekers – The Higher Elevation – Fat Emma – Brother Son) (Attended Aurora Central High)
Bobby Saunar – replaced Behm

Recordings – 45’s:

Norman Petty Studios (demo) – Let Your Lovin’ Grow/You Don’t Know (not released) – 1965
Denco 926 – Psychedelic (That’s Where It’s At)/Boogie Man – 1966

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Chicory 407 – The Spider and the Fly/On the Other Side of Happiness – 1967

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LP – Released in 2015 – High Fidelity Label

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

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The Monroe Doctrine

LP – Falls River 2 – “The Monroe Doctrine”

Musicians: Dick Schroeder, Wayne Beezley, Larry Barnwell and Steve Carnes

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Ronnie Montrose (Denver)

MONTROSE

Ronnie grew up in the Mile High City.  He went on to do session work recording with Van Morrison, Boz Scaggs, Edgar Winter and others.

The Mood Express

45 – Crossroads 1001 – Turn Me Down Blues b/w A Mere Reflection – 1982 (with picture sleeve)
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Hal Moore & Charlie Martin

From their days at Denver radio station KHOW – These guys had a huge following and top rating in the Denver market. Charlie Martin moved to Arizona after his retirement and passed away in 2013.
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Matthew Moore

LP – Caribou 36118 – The Sport of Guessing – 1979

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Mel Moore (Trinidad, Colorado)

45 – DeCicco – “The Allen Mine” (both sides)

45 – Sterling 750 – “The Allen Mine” b/w “Little White Church House”

45 – Sterling 839 – “Sing Your Song” b/w “A Ride In The Moonlight”

Bob Moran

See the Band Box Record Label Discography

Michael Moran

LP – Colorado Gold CGA-5001 – “Michael Moran” – 1978

45 – Colorado Gold – “Dream Girl” b/w “Ride Away” – 1977
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Colorado Gold 1051 – Send Me No Wine b/w Midnight Straight Lady – 1978
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Kelly Moreland

45 – AARD 70011 – “For The Children” b/w “I’m In Love”

The Morning Rain (Colorado Springs)

The Morning Rain competed in radio station KIMN’s 1967 Battle of the Bands. Need more information on this 1960’s Colorado garage band.

Vicky Morosan (Band Box Label Owner)

See the Band Box Record Label Discography

Dale Morris

LP – LPS 1003 – “Fiddlin’ In the Rockies”

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LP – Fiddler 82-96 – Old Time Fiddlin’ – 1978

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George Morrison Orchestra (Denver)

Morrison was a major musical figure in Denver going back into the 1920’s a prior.  He formed his band and they entertained in various configurations and numbers.  The band journeyed to New York City in 1920 at the invitation of Columbia Records recording as “Morrison’s Singing Jazz Orchestra” with their tracks designated to be released on Columbia’s “race records” series.  Oddly, I have not been able to locate any Columbia releases by Morrison.

Their Columbia contract was cancelled after several years and so the Morrison band returned to Denver and in 1930, his orchestra became a mainstay at the Lakeside Amusement Park performing at the El Patio Ballroom changing their name to “Morrison and the Rigadooners”.  His band was permitted into the park for these performances even though black citizens were prevented from entering (same policy was in place at Elitch’s Gardens).

Other ethnic groups including Italian, Jewish and Russian were also banned from entering either of Denver’s amusement parks – as pretty much was the practice all across the United States at that time.  Around 1948 after WWII the bans were lifted in the Denver Parks.

Lakeside’s El Patio during the “Flapper” and “Flipper” Era – 1920’s

Morrison was a music instructor in Denver working with youth of his neighborhood – often for free when income presented a challenge for his student’s family.  He played violin in Denver’s Shorter AME Church and was the founder of “The Black Musicians Local No. 623” in Denver.  Morrison owned the Five Point night club “The Casino Caberet Ballroom” which he opened in 1948.

Morrison holds the distinction of being Columbia Records’ first black musician signing.

78 – Hum 2 – “Since You’re Gone” b/w “Now That You’re Mine”

Michael Moryc

LP – Wind Rose WR 612 – “A Stop Along the Way” – 1978

Carl Morse – (deceased)
Colorado Country Hall of Fame Inductee

George Mosse

See the Band Box Record Label Discography

The Mother Folkers (Denver)

MOTHER FOLKERS 2013

This is a long-time Colorado folk group, still going strong in 2016.

Members include: Deborah Schmit-Lobis, Elena Klaver, Eileen, Niehouse, Bonnie Phipps, Rebecca Leonard, Liz Barnez, Carla Sciaky, Pamela Robinson, Suzy Nelson (with dog), Ellen Audley, Julie Hoest, Mary Stribling, Angie DeFrancis-Cox, and Bonnie Carol

Mother’s Children

BOSS BAND MOTHERS CHILDREN

Mother’s Children appeared at the RUG-ged Room on Alameda just next to Roller City – Members included Corky Young

This from The Wayne 21 Blog:

“When I was discharged and went home to Denver I took my old job back and started to catch up with my friends. Corky Young was in a group called the Mothers Children and he was playing every night at the LePichet 3.2 bar on Mississippi Ave in Denver.  Ron Morgan was in California recording with the Association and was doing studio albums.

One night when I was at the LePichet listening to Corky young I met a guitar player named Harvey Richardson from Westminster Colorado that was looking for a drummer.  He was a part of a group with Bob Yaezel and Roger Bryant both from Westminster. Harvey played the keyboard and rhythm guitar, Bob played lead guitar and Roger played Bass. Harvey asked me if I wanted to try out for the band.  It was called The Leather Souls after the Beatles Rubber Soul album. “

Dave Moyer & John Dozier

45 – IM Records 10491 – Calumet Sounds – 1971 – From KLZ Radio Denver

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Gary Muledeer

45 – Spearfish GMD 9854 – “The Battle Nuke War Dreams” b/w “Mule Skinner Blues”

Rob Mullins

LP – Flying Piano 101 – Dancing Through the Day – 1981
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LP – RMC 1006 – Nite Street – 1986
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LP – Flying Piano 102 – Red Shoes – 1982
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LP – RMC 1005 – Soulscape – 1985
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Kerri Munkres (Colorado Springs)

LP – Garden Sight and Sound 72116 – The Words and Music of Kerri Munkres

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Connie Munson
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

Michael Martin Murphey (Caribou Ranch)

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

(Also see the Michael Martin Murphey page)

CARIBOU 1975 - MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHY LP CARIBOU 1975 - MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHY 45

Arthur Murray – (Denver)

Arthur Murray was heavily involved with commercial production and recording around the Denver area during the 1950’s and 1960’s (and probably beyond) – Not to be confused with the dancing Arthur Murray who had studios throughout the land including for in Colorado.

Acetate Pressing – Promotional Spot for KVOR Radio Denver

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Tom Murray
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

The Musart Trio (Colorado State University Based)

LP – Century 17789 – “The Musart Trio”

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Music Alley (East Denver)

Located at 4522 East Colfax Avenue

Mystic Blue (Denver)

Members:

Joe Marquez
David Case

Infal 154 – Queen of the Night/How Can It Be

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Myth of Freedom

Group Members:

Nick Fanelli – vocals/keyboards
Dave Chmela – bass
Dave Robles – guitar
Norman Deltufo – drums

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

Myzar

45 – Peak U 20775M – “Bad Way” b/w “Take Me On” – 1988 (with picture sleeve)

45 – S4U – “Anyway Today” b/w “You Think You Got It Made”

Johnny Nace

45 – Hornet HR 009 – “Country Runs Deep (In My Blood)” b/w “Love’s Memories”

The Nacho Men

45 Mantuna – C’Mon’ Everybody b/w In The Still of The Night
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The Nails

Members:

Mark Campbell (vocals) – David Kaufman – Connie Garcia – Douglas Guthrie – Jon Comany – Mike Ratti – Tommy Cotogna – Al Leis

EP – Screwball SBX-001 – “Cops Are Punks/Big Star” b/w “Another Lesson” – 1977

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45 – Screwball Records SBX-1003 – “Rock and Roll Show” b/w “Back Street Boys” – 1978

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45 – Jimbco & City Beat CJN 222 – “Reel World (Beat Boys & Girls)” b/w “Eighty Eight Lines About Forty Four Women” – 1982

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45 – RCA PB-13993 – “Let It All Hang Out’ b/w “Home of the Brave” – 1984

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45 – RCA PB-14084 – “88 Lines About Women” b/w “Dark Brown” – 1984

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Nino Nanni

Nino Nanni performing at Denver’s Top of the Park lounge in Denver’s Park Lane Hotel at 450 South Marion Street.

Nino Nanni (Image from

Nino Nanni (Image from “The Denver Eye”)

Negative Man

45 – Rum Dummy – Nobody Cares b/w No Way to Treat a Lady (by La Donnas) – 1998

The Johnny Neill Trio (& Orchestra)

Columbine Records would evolve eventually to become Band Box Records in Denver.

78 – Columbine WC-51 – “Will You Remember” b/w My Lovely Lady” (Vocal by Marvin Meiers)
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45 – Do-Ray-Don 1876 – I Did It And I’m Glad, So There b/w I Wonder Why
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Johnny Neill & His Orchestra (Fort Collins)

45 – Walco 62 – Where The Sun Is Always Shining b/w Dream
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45 – Walco 62 Extended Play – The Men of the West/Pixie Davis b/w Where the Sun is Always Shining/Dreams

78 – Rinx 482 – Lazy Daddy b/w Tom Dooley
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