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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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Gary Lewis and the Playboys

Cash Box July 20th, 1968 – Denver reference – number 1

Susie Lewis
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

Willie Lewis

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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

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The Lidos (Aurora)

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The Lighter Shades

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

Lightcraft (Colorado Springs)

LP – Startsong – Springs Music

The Lime (Pueblo)

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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

Lion Sized

45 – Cash Cow 011 – Three Bed/Two Bath (Flip Side Accordion Crimes) – 2010

Archie Liseo & The Cinaways

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Little Ellis & His L 7”s

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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)

The Little People

Pam Iacino and Dawn Norwood – Competed in the 1965 Show Wagon

Little Ricky & The Roosters (Pueblo)

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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)

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Lloyd & Jim

LP – RMR 16611 – Listen to This High Hopes
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Loco Pony (Colorado Springs)

LP – Startsong – Springs Music

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) – 1960’s

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The Lords of London (Durango)

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Lothar & The Hand People (Denver)

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J. W. Love

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

Nicky Love

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The Love Revolution (Colorado Springs)

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The Low Forms

45 – Tectonic Plates TP-03 – Cherry Tigers/Pendulum Swing – 2013

45 EP – Tectonic Plates – TP-05 – Can’t We Get Ahead-We’re Coming Alive/Not Much To See – 2015

Jackie Lowell with Duane Diamond & the Astronauts

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Randy Loyd

Was a member of One Horse Blue, Millions and Pretty Rough

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

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Joey Lucero/Joe Lucero Quartet

Appeared at the Tropical Acapulco Lounge on 20th Street in downtown Denver

45 – Lucero Enterprises 9222 – Denver Mile High Denver b/w Malibu Beach
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Lucy (Idaho Springs)

Members: Gerry Lylvy – Chris Tallaferro – Joey Holland – Ronni Silva

45 – Dagger DR-001 – Break Your Heart b/w Was It Love – 1981

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

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Hans J. Lull

Appeared at the Emporia Room in 1962 and earlier at The Red Slipper and The Tiffin Inn both in Denver

Lulu Belle

Appeared at Max Reeder’s Limelite Lounge on East 9th Avenue in 1961

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

Joseph H. Lyday M.D. (Denver)

LP – Vanly – The Sounds of Babies In the Hospital Nursey – 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

Musicians:

David T. Lyon (lead vocals)
Michael Golden (sax)
Guy Tittles (mandolin)
Tim McDonald (guitars)
Buz Murray (drums)
Jewel Wood (bass)
Steven Farl – (piano)

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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Eddie MacDonald

At the Paradise East

Mary MacGregor

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Machine Gun Blues

45 EP – Not Bad Records NBR-023 – Resume-Rock Song/I Wanna Be Sexy-We Fucked It All Up – 2006

Magic Music (Boulder)

  • Lynn Poyer – guitar (The Showmen) (deceased)
  • Marty Trigg – guitar
  • Will Luckey – guitar
  • George Cahill – flute
  • Rob Galloway – bass (Carole King & Navarro)
  • Kevin Milburn – perscussion
  • Chris Daniels – guitar (1972) (Chris Daniels & The Kings)
  • Bill Galloway – bass

(Thanks to Lynne Parker Poyer – for bringing this information to my attention – August – 2019)

This band formed in 1970 and is the subject of an award-winning documentary created by sitcom producer Lee Aronsohn who was familiar with the band from his student days at the University of Boulder in the early 1970’s.

The band did not record during the 70’s but opened for national acts including The Youngbloods, Cat Stevens, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and others.

Aronsohn’s film was released in 2018

Visit the Westword Magazine article here

Visit the “Magic Music” Movie Page here

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Mako 1972

45 – Snappy Little Number SLN-116 – Cannonball Lecture/Even Ghosts Perish – 2015

John Macy
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

Magenta

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

Magic

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The Magic Mice

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The Magic Of Christmas

45 EP – Western Cine WCS 6841 – Magic Time of the Year

The Magicians

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

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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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Maibe Handle (Colorado Springs)

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Mail Order Children

  • Cameron Miller
  • Andy Burr
  • Tom Helman
  • Chuck Coffey
  • Jake Levy
  • Phaedra Lankutis
  • Travis Sprague

45 EP – Not Bad Records NBR001 – Life Goes On-Two Steps Back (Flip Side by Qualm) – 1997

45 EP – Asian Man Records AM-031 – “Thinking of Raising a Family” – 1998

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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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

At the Red Coach Inn – October, 1986

Mammoth Gardens

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

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The Manxx (Denver)

Formed in 2010

  • R. Helly – drums
  • Turch – keyboards
  • Sara – guitar

45 – Snappy Little Numbers SLN-103 – Messin’ Around/Hard Lessons – 2011

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

The Marauders

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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

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Billy Marsh

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

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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.

The Marshall Brothers

Appeared at the Aurora Lounge’s Starlite Room in 1959 located on East Colfax

Bobby Martin with Eddie Star’s Band

45 – F&F 801 – Cotten Picken Relatives b/w Sky Over Memphis
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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/Vicki Martin Trio

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Also see the Finer Arts Record Label Discography 

Appeared with the Kurt Goletz Combo at the Red Dragon on West Colfax in 1960 and with her own combo at her own lounge “Vicki’s Lounge” on West Colfax in 1961

Wanda Mae Martin

Wanda was a composer and instructor at the University of Denver Lamont School of Music – Accompanied here by Shirley Snyder and Phyllis Jones

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

LP – WMA Productions R912 – “Deja Vu”

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

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LP – WM Productions G-1002 – “Crescendo”

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LP – WM Productions G-1003 – “Collage”

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

LP – WM G1007

Marty Martinez

At the Brass Lion Lounge – September, 1970

Tony Martinez

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

The Marvells

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The George Marvin Trio (with Kathy Kohls)

Appeared at the Antlers Hotel Falcon Room in Colorado Springs

Richard Marx

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

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The Masons

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The Mastertones (Denver)

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Matador! Soul Sounds

45 – Color Red – The Juice Ain’t Worth the Squeeze/Go On, Love – 2018

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

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Don May & The Venusares

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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

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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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Margie McCoy

The McCoys (Denver)

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Daniel McCrimmon

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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)/The Jim McGraw Quartet

Courtesy of Lisa Wheeler - North of Pueblo

Courtesy of Lisa Wheeler – North of Pueblo

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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 255 – Gonna Have Myself a Party b/w Don’t Mix Your Bitter Tears With Mine

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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Pax 7002 – 12 Daze of Christmas b/w
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45 – Graceful 3122 – The 12 Daze of Christmas b/w  Jingle Bells

45 – Belaire 5025 – 12 Daze of Christmas b/w 12 Daze of Christmas

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 b/w Dub Inna Tesla Stylee – 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

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(See the Randy Meisner page)

The Mel and Dawn Duo

Appeared at the Gaslite on Alameda

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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The Melody Men

Appeared at the My-O-My Supper Club in Commerce City in 1959

The Men Of Notes

Appeared at Earl Brewer’s Evergreen at the Lake in 1959

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

The Mergers

Visit the Colorado 1960’s Garage Groups Page

Merlin

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

Visit the Colorado 1960’s Garage Groups Page

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)

The Messy Hairs

45 EP – Paco Garden Records PGR-004 – Alien Nation – 1997

45 EP – Paco Garden Records PGR-007 – Can You?-No Way (Flip Side by Sick of Being Human) – 1998

45 – Paco Garden Records PGR-010 – Skulls & Skateboards –  22XU/Badge And A Gun – 2000

Mestizo

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

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

Middle of the Road

45 – Music Plant 611 Let Her Cry b/w Back On My Feet – 1976

George Mier

At the Shangri-La – September, 1970

The Mighty Quick Band (Pueblo)

(Information from Colorado music historian Lisa Wheeler at Elks Bugle web site)

Dan Abeyta
Fred Tafoya
Dennis Moore
Clark Romero
Chris Castro
Leroy Tafoya

Mike and Fran (Pueblo)

They are Mike Dunn and Frances Love – Mike joined the New Mobile Strugglers briefly in 1966 while attending college in Pueblo – This probably isn’t the same group that came out of Loveland High School graduating in 1967.

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 – Little Bo Peep b/w I Found My Love  – 1960

Cynthia Miller

At the Coffee House

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”)

Jerry Miller and Vega Banjos

LP – Banjo Mart 1936 – Salute to America

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 (Colorado Springs)

LP – Startsong – Springs Music

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.

Cash Box April 8th, 1961

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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The Millers Quartet

Appeared at the Rendezvous on East Colfax in 1960

Chuck Mills & The Monarchs

Visit the Colorado 1960’s Garage Groups Page

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

Visit the Colorado 1960’s Garage Groups Page

Embert Mishler
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

See the Band Box Record Label Discography

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.

Appeared at the Caravan West in Wheat Ridge

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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The Mistic Moods

With Earth, Wind and Fire’s Philip Bailey

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 Mixed Emotions (Sterling)

Visit the Colorado 1960’s Garage Groups Page

The M and M Connection

At Heinz Steinmann’s Ranch Restaurant – September, 1970

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

The Modern Men Quartet

At the Aurora Lounge

Modern Goon (Denver)

  • Aaron
  • Dave
  • Jose

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45 – Snappy Little Numbers SLN-140 – This Empty Space – 2018

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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Clark Moffitt

At the Exodus

Christopher Mohr

LP – CM 8783 – “August Light” – 1987

Hal and Gracie Mollison

Appeared at the Bear Valley Inn on South Sheridan Blvd. in 1959

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)

Visit the Colorado 1960’s Garage Groups Page

The Monroe Doctrine

LP – Falls River 2 – “The Monroe Doctrine”

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

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Toni Monti

At the Kona-Kai

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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The Moonrakers (Denver)

Visit the Colorado 1960’s Garage Groups Page

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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The Pat Moran Trio

At the Cameo Lounge

Kelly Moreland

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

The Hal Morgan Combo

At the Idle Hour Lounge

Jaye P. Morgan – & the Morgan Brothers (Mancos)

Visit the Jaye P. Morgan Page

The Morning Rain (Colorado Springs)

Visit the Colorado 1960’s Garage Groups Page

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)

Colorado Music Hall of Fame Inductees

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

CD – Minnesota Public Radio MPR-111 – Keepers – 2000

(Various Artists CD with one track by the Mother Folkers “Shut De Do”

Mother’s Children

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The Motivation Machine (Denver)

The Motivation Machine was active from 1974 until 1984 – Members were Joe Aparicio (guitar), Pete Luthman (drums), Larry Goedert (keyboards, Art Dasis (guitar), Ray Sekara (bass) and Steve Stevenson (sax) – all pictured below:  (photos all courtesy of Pete Luthman)

Mountain Flyer (Colorado Springs)

LP – Startsong – Springs Music

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

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

Tony Muro

At the Ranch Manor Motor Inn

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)

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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)

Members:

Will Schwartz (violin)
Wallace Rushkin (cello)
Wendel Diebel (piano – harpsichord)

LP – Century 17789 – “The Musart Trio”

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Mutiny

45 EP – Seven Lucky Records SL07 – “Mutiny” – 2000

Mystic Blue

Visit the Colorado 1960’s Garage Groups Page

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

Bob Tracy (keyboards); Coz Dugger (bass); Tom Fickle (drums); Steve Duefrene (guitar)

LP – PMA Records

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”)

Navarro (Boulder)

  • Mark Hallman – guitar
  • Michael Wooten (Zephyr, Slumgullion – Firefall – Leftover Salmon)
  • Miguel Rivera
  • Richard Hardy
  • Rob Galloway (Magic Music)
  • Robert McEntee

LP – Capitol SMAS 11667 – “Simple Things” (backing Carole King) – 1977

LP – Capitol ST 11670 – “Listen” – 1977

LP – Capitol SW-11784 – “Straight To The Heart” – 1978

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.

At the Aeroplane Club

78 – Columbine WC-51 – “Will You Remember” b/w My Lovely Lady” (Vocal by Marvin Meiers)
COLUMBINE 56 - MEIERS ACOLUMBINE 56 - MEIERS A_0001
45 – Do-Ray-Don 1876 – I Did It And I’m Glad, So There b/w I Wonder Why
DO-DAY-DON 1876 A DO-DAY-DON 1876 B

Johnny Neill & His Orchestra (Fort Collins)

45 – Walco 61 – Colorado b/w I Want To Go Back To The Manhattans

45 – Walco 62 – Where The Sun Is Always Shining b/w Dream
WALCO 52 - A WALCO 52 - B

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
NEILL JOHNNY 78 BW TOM DOOLEY

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