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Gianni Russo

45 – Contempo 1623 – A Man Alone b/w A Time For Giving
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Don Rutherford & The Emotionals

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The Billy Ryan Band

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

RADIO KPKE (3) RADIO KPKE (4)

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45 EP – World – “Daner’s Place/Generic” b/w “On My Mind/Lie” -1 983

Jennie Rylatt

LP – JR – A Dream And A Little Majic – 1979
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Tomi Sacks (Arvada)

With: Tirsh Tomme (vocals) Tomi Sacks (vocals) – Kerry Conner (guitar) – Melanie Kibuk (sax)

LP – Sacks Productions  – “Let The Sun Shine for Me” – 1984

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The Saddlemen

45 – Cook 1071 – “Songs of the Saddle” b/w “The Timber Trail”

Dan Sadowsky & The Ophelia Swing Band with Mike Scap

LP – Biscuit City 1313 – Swing Tues Of the 30’s & 40’s – 1977
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LP – Biscuit City 1322 – Spreadin’ Rhythm Around – 1979

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Sage & Seer

45 – Stylist 602 – “Candle” b/w “She Died Again” – 1969

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45 – Stylist – “Pictures Through a Sunday Afternoon” b/w “Clarissa” – 1969

LP – Stylist – “Sage and Seer” – 1971

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The Saints/Dave & The Saints (Denver)

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Sadie Green Sales

LP – Stackolee Productions – “Rags, Tonks, Novelty”

Jim Salestrom

LP – JKS 1000 – “Blue River Dreamin'” – 1983

LP – “Distant Eyes”

LP – PJ 1000 – “Genuine Colorado” – 1084

LP – Rebecca BR 1000 – “Look Through Any Window” – 1984

45 – CRJ 500 – “Halley’s Comet” b/w “It’s Too Late To Let Our Love End”

Salted Wounds

45 EP – Less Art Records – “One Slice” – “Pescado Verde” – “Cancer” (Antibuse on Flip Side)

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45 EP – Less Art Records LAR-003 – “National Byproduct” – 2006

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The Samples (Boulder)

This group formed in 1980’s out of The University of Colorado.  Members were students Sean Kelly and Andy Sheldon who were joined in 1986 by drummer Jeep MacNichol and keyboard player Al Laughlin.  They first performed at Tulagi’s on The Hill adjacent to the CU campus.  Their name was derived from subsisting on samples from a local King Soopers store in Boulder.

F0812SAMPLES10.jpg F0812SAMPLES10 The Samples. L-R: Jeep MacNichol, Al Laughlin, Sean Kelly, Andy Sheldon and Charles Hambleton. Photo by: Jonathan Castner

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The Samples. L-R: Jeep MacNichol, Al Laughlin, Sean Kelly, Andy Sheldon and Charles Hambleton.
Photo by: Jonathan Castner

Sanders & McIntire (Fort Collins)

45 – S&M – “Runnin’ Wild” b/w “Hot Stuff” – 1981

SANDERS & MCINTIRE RUNNIN WILD & HOT STUFF

Sasa Di (Denver)

45 – Crested Butte 1202 – “We Stand United” b/w “In This World of Mine, We’re Color Blind” – 1972

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The Satellites

Another D-M-G label Colorado recording act (joining the Hi Seas) – This is a group fronted by Gary Stites brother and Gary’s former backing band.

Group Members:

Sam Severin – vocals

Recordings – 45’s:

D-M-G 4001 – Each Night/Dark Town Strutter’s Ball – 1960

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The Satin Subway (Colorado Springs)

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

Jerry Savor (deceased)
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

The Schillings (Boulder)

BOSS BAND SCHILLINGS

The Schillings formed in 1964 in Boulder they had a strong connection to the Boulder based Astronauts who’s Jim Gallagher was the brother of Schilling Tim Gallagher.

Group Members:

Kimm Singer – bass (Boulder High School)
Tim Gallagher – rhythm guitar
Donn Zarina – guitar (Boulder Fairview High School)
Eric Hansen – lead guitar (Boulder High School)
John Danville – drums

Sadie Green Sales

LP – Stack-O-Lee – Rags, Tonks & Novelty
SADIE GREEN SALES (1) SADIE GREEN SALES (2)
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S.A.E. Quintet

The S.A.E. Quintet was actually six local guys:

George Whitsell – Dave Nicholas – Berk Chappell – Bob Eaton – Denny Samson – Dave Grusin and Jim Coons

10-Inch LP – Colorado – “Reminisce”

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Jim Salestrom

LP – JKS 1000 – Blue River Dreamin’ – 1983
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LP – PJ 1000 – Genuine Colorado – 1984
LP – Rebecca 1000 – Look Through Any Window – 1984
45 – CRJ 500 – Halley’s Comet b/w It’s Too Late to Let Our Love End

The San Marco Strings

They performed often at the Brown Palace
LP – Century 41908 – The Brown Palace Presents The San Marco Strings
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Larry Sandberg

Denver folk singer – Performed in March, 1979 Denver sponsored by the “Swallow Hill Music Organization”.  He authored the “Folk Music Sourcebook” in 1976 with Dick Weismann

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Red Sands (deceased)
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

Satterfield

LP – CS 007 – “Samurai Soul” – 1987

Baron Saturday

45 – Fastracl 6004 – Great River b/w D-Train – 1987
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Saturn (Loveland)

Members:

Peter Sheafor (keyboards), Peter Anthony (guitar), Flavia Williams (vocals), Bard Hoff (guitar), Ken Larke (drums)

LP – Radiant Star – “Saturn” – 1978

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Sam Savage (Colorado Springs)

45 – MCS 101 – The Foot of Pikes Peak b/w Leaving Lonely Street
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Jerry Savoy

45 – Enterprise E-103 – “All That Really Matters” b/w “With You”

Savvy

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Terry Sawyer

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Susan Polis Schutz & Summit

LP – Flatirons 5061 – Come Into the Mountains, Dear Friend – 1977
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Bob Schlagel

LP – Team Records – “Request”

Carla Sciaky

Carla recorded for Propinquity Records – The group called Propinquity is featured further above. Her band included Peter Brodigan (renaissance lute), Mary Stribling (bass), Mary Flower (dobro), Miamon Miller (violin), Pat Donohue (guitar), and Pat Hubbard (piano) on this 1982 recording.

From Carla’s web site: “Carla Sciaky is a multi-instrumentalist-folksinger-songwriter based in Denver, Colorado. As a soloist, she toured the US extensively throughout the 1980s and 90s, recording first on her own Propinquity Records and later on Green Linnet and Alacazam Records, compiling a discography of eight solo albums and appearing on many group efforts, compilations, and colleagues’ collections. Her songwriting won her awards and/or recognition in such arenas as the Kerrville New Song Competition, the Louisville, Kentucky songwriting competition, the Colorado Arts and Humanities Fellowship for Composition, the Billboard Songwriting Competition, and the Colorado, Utah, and Kansas Artist in Residence programs in the schools.”

LP – Propinquity 1002 – “In Between” – 1985

LP – Propinquity 1003 – “To Meet You” – 1985
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LP – Propinquity PR-1004 – “The Quarter Moon” – 1988

Fritz Schmutz

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Susan Polis Schutz & Summit (Boulder)

With Janenne Shroyer (vocals) – R. G. (drums) – Bob Muth (bass) – Jamie Kibben (piano) – Myrna Estes (vocals) – John Bunglee Bendis (guitar) – Alan Batt (flute) – Douglas McLamore (Arp) – Jay Forrest (guitar) – Steve Ward (guitar) – Billy Hoke (drums) – Matt Rosinski (bass) – The Queen City Jazz Band

LP – Sandpiper SPR5051 – “Come Into the Mountains, Dear Friend”  – 1977

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Pat Scott

LP – “Country and Me”

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45 – Scott 806 – “Blue America” b/w “I’ll Be Back Again” – 1980

Sandi Scott

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SCOTT SANDI - VMI 1695 LP

45 – Contempo 1654 – To Be Free b/w Nashville To Dallas
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EP 45 – Cascade PRP 13191 – “I Fall To Pieces” – 1969

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45 – Cascade PRP 15891 – “Be His Woman” b/w “Where Will I Go” – 1970

Sebastian (Littleton)

45 – Glider – “Broncomania” b/w “Junkyard Blues” – 1977

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The Second Time Around

LP – ETC Enterprises ST 1002 – “The Dean Davis Company”

The Seeds/Ceeds (Colorado Springs)

This group formed in the mid 1960’s and underwent multiple name changes according to Mountain Music – a Colorado music site. Names included The Ceeds, The Trip, Maibe Handle, Broadway Muse, and The Shell Band – all in the course of a couple of years. Their single on the Emlar label goes for high dollars. I sold one over 10 years ago – Found it in the Mile High Flea Market for 25 cents. I received phone calls from Europeans asking me to play it over the phone. I sold it for around $400!

Group Members:

Jerry Ahlbert – bass – deceased
Todd Ballantine – lead guitar
Chet Carman – guitar
Ellen Dahl
Clark Davis – bass
Jack Gallupe – guitar – deceased
Ray Hall – guitar
Geoff Smith – keyboards
Rick Worden – drums

Emlar 1001 – Too Many People/You Won’t Do That – 1966

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Bob Seger

By his own account, his July of 1974 hit record (#80) “Get Out Of Denver” was not based on any Colorado experience but chosen strictly as a nice fitting word in a bouncy song.

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Binx Selby

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Don Sellers

45 – “Don Sellers Presents Rhythm Guitar – Read, Listen, Learn” – 1964

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The Seraphic Chorale

LP- NR 3635 – “The Seraphic Chorale

The Serendipity Singers

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A mostly University of Colorado student group who hit nationally. They were promoted locally by Jack Kaufman, the owner of Harmony Records who became known as the trumpet playing taxi driver. Kaufman’s store was located in downtown Denver next to Woolworth’s and he featured rhythm and blues discs. He distributed in the local area for Philips Records, King Records and a few others.
The group was inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame in 2013.
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The Shadows of Dawn with Eric Mitchell & Julia D’Anne

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Jeff Shaffer

45 – Venture VS 45-1002 – “Goodbye to The Morning” b/w “Rainy Afternoon”

Shanon – Pueblo

45 – Has 20-304 – “Fool Behind The Glass” b/w “You’re My Woman” – 1975
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Shannon

LP – Colorado 7791-1 – “All I Need is You To Make It Rhyme” – 1977

Del Shannon

45 – Dunhill D-4224 – Colorado Rain – 1970

The Shelltones – Denver

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Fred Shelton (Boulder)

Vocalists: Melody Bell Clinger (vocals), Peggy Clinger (vocals), The Floyd Shrabulano Famuly Singers, The Earthtones, The Sandelles, The Steak House Filettes

Musicians: Matt Rosinski (bass), Joey DeLauro (drums), Ray Bonneville (harmonica), Andy Chilson (steel guitar), Jamie Kibben (piano), Eric Holle (banjo), David Driskell (sax), Spencer Bohren (guitar), Earthquake Brownlee (spoons), Wall Schneider (whistle), Donnie Zoner (kazoo)

LP – Wormwood WR 1001 – “Live at Fred’s” – 1975

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LP – Tiwiwas 001 – “For a Very Special Person” – 1978

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LP – Wormwood WR 1001 – “Live at Fred’s” – 1975

45 – Gentle Touch GTR 16 – “Anyone for Tennis” b/w “Keep in Touch” – 1986

The Shook-Parker Gospel Singers

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Sheriff Scotty

Ed Scott of Denver broadcast fame – host of a fun children’s TV show.

45 – Moppet X7007 – “Rockin’ Horse Rodeo” b/w “You’ll Never Lose a Friend”

Short Change

Members: Bill Behymer – Pam Brooks – Tony Mollohan – Jim SChewanick

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

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

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Jon Sirkis (Boulder)

With: Tim O’Brien – Red Knuckles – Eric Levine (violin) – Larry Thompson (drums) – John Allen (vocals) – Mike Turk (bass) – Tom Capek (keyboards)

LP – Boulder Folk Records – “A Few Less Colors”

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The Showmen – Boulder

BOSS BAND SHOWMEN

The Showmen formed in 1963.

Group Members:

Lynn Porter – guitar
Rick Malm – guitar
Doug Hays – drums
Gary Reed – bass (Boulder High School)
Ray Burroughs – vocals, percussion
Crick Streamer – keyboards

The Shriners

LP – DB Recording dB 1004 – “Shriner’s International” – 1972

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The Sierras

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

Dale Silver

45 – Checkmate CK-1059 – Colorado Misty Morning – 1970’s

The Silver Eagle Band

45 – Silver Eagle Band 7311985 – Bourbon Street b/w Colorado Pines & Flowers – 1988 (with picture sleeve)
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The Silverton Train

Western Slope of Colorado – The Silverton Train is a huge tourist attraction every summer.
45 – Five Chime 2 – The Silverton Train Parts 1 and 2
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Red Simpson & Cougar Cowboys

45 – Cougar CR 0005 – Lucky Old Colorado – 1984

Bert Sims
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

Lee Sims (with The Platte Canyon Band – with the Ronnie Steele Trio – with the Lee Sims Country Trio
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

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Lee Sims
45 – Anchor 21078 – Learnin’ The Hard Way Blues b/w Four Wheels a Rollin’ by Ray Cobb – 1978

45 – Timberline 79×06 – Cash and Carry Love Affair b/w The Silverton
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45 – Jass 11134 – “West Texas Wind” b/w “Feelin’ Loved”

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45 – Amcor 021078 – “Learnin’ The Hard Way Blues” b/w “Four Wheels a-Rollin” – 1968 (with picture sleeve)

Sing-In Boulder

LP – Owl ORLP 15 – “The Moon is Down”

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LP – Owl ORLP 19 – “Did You Ever Feel Happy For No Good Reason?”

LP – Owl ORLP 21 – “Let’s Be Real”

LP – Owl ORLP 24 – “Feelin’ Alright”

45 – Owl 33573 – “The Moon is Down” b/w “Do I Have to Come Right Out and Say It?”

The Singing Spoons

45 – Colorado – 1990

Sirhan & Hollywood

45 – Plum MPPA 7042 – “She Turns Me On” b/w Instrumental Version

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Jon Sirkis (Boulder)

Musicians: Scott Cossu, Tim O’Brien, Red Knuckles and Jon Sirkis

LP – Boulder Folk Records – “A Few Less Colors”

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Sixteen Horsepower

A Colorado band formed in the 1990’s and headed up by David Eugene Edwards.  Edwards was a graduate of Arapahoe High School.

Members

David Eugene Edwards (guitar) – formerly with The Denver Gentlemen)
Kevin Soll (bass)
Jean-Yves Tola (drums)
Pacal Humbert (bass)
Jeffrey Paul Norlander (guitar) – formerly with The Denver Gentlemen

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60,000,000 Buffaloes – Boulder)

This was the creation of Boulder’s folk singer Judy Roderick along with her husband Bill Ashford – Roderick had previously released folk LP’s on Columbia and Vanguard.

Members:

Judy Roderick (guitar) – Don DeBacker (guitar) – Brent Williamson (bass) – Bill Ashford

LP – Atco 712390 – “Nevada Jukebox” – 1972

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Eddie Skelton

45 – Chart CH-5077 – Colorado Queenie – 1970

Skey

45 – Gold Coin – “I Must Go On – On the Road Again” b/w “You and I Together” – 1978

Roger Skinner – (deceased)
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

Ronnie Skinner – (deceased)
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

Skyline Dodge (Hugh Sky)

One-time big dealership in the Denver area – promotional – The marketing mind behind this release was Denver’s Fred Arthur. Arthur was strong influence in the recording industry around Denver.

7-Inch 33 1/3 RPM – Hugh Sky – Skyline Doge Spots
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Ossie Sladek & The Paratroopers

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LP – Sight and Sound SS-1002 – “Folk Festival at the Exodus” (with others)

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Slick

45 – UL Music ULM000-MR-1 – “Harvest Time” b/w Instrumental Version

Tom Slick

LP – Audicom KM 3221 R 708 – “The Rock and Roll Show”

45 – “Rock and Roll Show” b/w “Blue Moon”

Don Sloan and The Country Roads – LaJunta

45 – Moon Beam EU 506562 – “Do You Really Love Me” b/w “What Changed Your Mind”

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Cap’N John Smith & John Nuebling

This combo performed in the Diamond Belle bar/showplace in the famous Stater Hotel in Durango, Colorado. This recording is most likely from the 1960’s. The Diamond Belle continues to this day. The Hotel was constructed in 1887 by the Strater family – brothers Frank and Fred along with father Antone.

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45 EP – Cardinal Records 100 – “An Evening At The Diamond Belle”

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Clifford Smallwood & The Pinheads/Jim & Woody

45 – Great American KLAK 16 AM – “Ballad of Bob & Peter/Lucky Lady” b/w “Mr. Marvin’s” – 1977 (with picture sleeve)

Smi-Fi

Musicians: Andy Smith – Steve Fisher

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

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

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Johnny Smith with the Lee Arellano Trio

Johnny Smith performing at the Bandbox Lounge located at 3200 East Colfax.

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Johnny Smith (Image from "The Denver Eye")

Johnny Smith (Image from “The Denver Eye”)

LP – Verve V/8737 – “Johnny Smith’s Kaleidoscope”

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LP – Verve V6-8767 – “Phase II”

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LP – Roost 2239 – “Dear LIttle Sweetheart”

LP – Roost 2248 – “The Man with the Blue Guitar”

Kenny Smith

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

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Leona Smith

45 – Galaxy 428 – “Bridge of Bottles” b/w “Colorado”

Margaret Smith

78 – Estumae’s – “Dances for Young Folk”

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Peggy Smith

45 – Lynmar L-101 – “Ooh-Oo-Oo-Ooh” b/w “I Wish I Knew”

Ross Smith
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

Sharon Smith

45 – AR-SS 109 – “Twinship” b/w “Imagine Life” – 1980

Smokey Aaron

45 – CIR-67 – “Red-Eye Whiskey” b/w “Imagine Life to Be” – 1982

Smooth Connection – Denver

Members: KaPenda Anderson – and AKA Makc with Gary Strausbaugh – Jimmy McElroy – Rick Costello – Morgan Grieg – Roy Lund

LP -Gemini G-1000 – “Cry of Freedom” – 1990

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Pete Smythe (and guests)

Pete was a Denver radio and early television mainstay. Broadcasting from “East Tincup” which was a reference to the western slope town near Taylor Reservoir – his show actually was situated in a Denver set studio which was presented as East Tincup’s general store. Visitors both local and national would enter the store and join in with Pete for musical numbers. These included Bob Hope, Duke Ellington, Burl Ives, Chet Atkins and others. He is accompanied on this LP by local musicians Steve Halpin (“Moat Watkins – drums), Al Brisson (“Rocky Head” – bass), and Pete on piano as “Elmy Elrod”.

LP – Stylist 1000 – The Bottom Ten From The Barbed Wire Netwoork
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LP – KOA – “Tincup Campaign”

45 – Stylist 1001 – The Wolf of Wolf Creek Pass b/w You Pulled the Plug From My Bathtub of Dreams
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78 – Centennial 1292 – “Where the Rockies Meet The Plains” b/w “Where The Rockies Meet The Plains”

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Hank Snow

45 – RCA Victor PB-10439 – Colorado Country Morning – 1975

Max Snyder

45 – Squire MSCS 1 – “You Never Wanted Me To Love You” b/w “If That’s the Way It’s Gonna Be”

Jill Sobule (Denver)

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She penned and recorded a song that Nashville found offensive titled “I Kissed A Girl” in 1995.  She attended girl’s Catholic High School St. Mary’s in Denver and then went on to the University of Colorado.

LP – MCA 6375 – Things Here Are Different – 1990

Jill was backed on this LP by Nashville session muscians.

Joe Sockit & The Wrenches

45 – Xero 1 – Attention K-Mart Shoppers b/w Five and Dime
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Softwave

Group Members:

Mark Felt (guitar) – Randy Barker (guitar) – Andy Peake (drums) – Tom Capek (bass) – Brian Grassmeyer (bass) – Robert Anderson (vocals) – David Giorgini (percussion) – Fly McClard (keyboard) – Greg Overton (bass) – Chris Daniels (vocals) – Pattea Carpenter (vocals) – The Colonel (vocals)

LP – Dolphin 333 – “Softwave” – 1984

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Solid Ground

45 – Solid Ground SG 701-198 – “Children of the Rainbow” b/w “Do You Feel Like Dancing”

Steve Son & The Sun Dogs

45 – Roots Rock – If You Can’t Rock Me b/w Hey Little Girl
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Songbird

45 – Songbird 5 – Colorado – 1989

The Sonics

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

The Soothsayers – Greeley

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This group was from Northern Colorado. They were formerly known as The Statesmen.

Group Members:

John Gibson – lead guitar
Rick Irvine – keyboards – (Colorado State College now University of Northern Colorado)
Steve Jaynes – drums (Greeley West High School)
Rich Sallee – bass – (Greeley West High School) – (Catfish Cray Blues Band)
Dave Van Omen – guitar – (Colorado State College)

45 – Acropolis 6601 – Please Don’t Be Mad/I Don’t Know

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45 – Acropolis 6612 – Black Nor Blue/Do You Need Me? – 1966

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

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The Soul – Colorado Springs

45 – Summit Studios – “Have It All Your Way” b/w “But Not You” – 1967

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

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The Soul Survivors (Denver)

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The Soul Survivors started off as Denver’s Esquires. They were a staple act at the Galaxy 3.2 club on West Alameda during the mid 1960’s. They later became the Soul Survivors after signing with Dot Records. Two members – Alan Kemp and Patrick Shannahan would go on to join Rick Nelson’s Stone Canyon Band for a time – a band that for a while featured Randy Meisner of the Eagles and Tom Brumley of the Buck Owen’s band – The Buckaroos. Both Kemp and Shanahan performed on the early 70’s Nelson hit “Garden Party”. The Denver Eye talks about the Soul Survivors.

Group Members:

John Day (keyboards) – The Poor 1966
Gene Chalk (guitar) – Beggar’s Opera Company 1966 – worked as a duo with Bob Webber 1976 (Deceased)
Allen Kemp (guitar) – Vaqueros 1962 – Esquires 1964 – The Poor 1966 – Stone Canyon Band – New Riders of the Purple Sage (Deceased)
Pat Shanahan (drums) – Esquires 1964 – The Poor 1966 – Stone Canyon Band – New Riders of the Purple Sage
Bob Raymond (bass) – Vaqueros 1962 – Esquires 1964 – Beggar’s Opera Company 1966 – Chocolate Hair 1969 – Sugarloaf 197

Recordings: 45’s

Dot 16793 – Can’t Stand to Be In Love With You/Look at Me – 1965

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Dot 16830 – Hung Up On Losin’/Snow Man – 1966

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Judy Souply

45 EP – Western Sound – “Now & Then There’s A Fool Such As I/I Was the One” b/w “I’ll Love You & Forever More/Let Me Love You Tonight”

The South Denver Pentecostal Choir

See the Band Box Discography Page

The Souther – Hillman – Furay Band

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

CARIBOU 1974 - SOUTHER HILLMAN FURAY LP

Southern Express

LP – Flying Crowe – “Please Wait For Me” – 1986

Red Sovine

45 – Gusto GTE 101 – Colorado Cool-Aid – 1979

Dave Spangler

See the CLW Records Label Page

Denver Bronco Bubba Sparxxx (Steve Herndon)

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Steve signed with the Denver Broncos in 2000 playing in five games that year as an offensive guard.  He remained with the Broncos for a few years before turning his attention to rap music as “Bubba Sparxxx”.

Number 79 - Herndon

Number 79 – Herndon

Spectral Voice

Members:

Casey Hogan – Eli Wendler – J. Barret – Morris Kolontyrsky – Paul Riedl

45 – Bleak Environment BE 024 – “Claimed by Oblivion” (Flip side by Blood Incantation) – 2015

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Spectre

LP – “Vedauwoo” – 1082

The Spectrums – Manitou Springs

45 – Krazy Kat 1257 – “Lover Come Again” b/w “Sophisticated 40” – 1963

Spell

Members:

Tim Beckman formerly with Rope – Garrett Shavlik formerly with Fluid & Chanin Floyd (formerly with 57 Lesbian)

Chanin attended Littleton High School – Beckman attended Westminster High School

Dave Spielman and His Rhythm Rangers

78 & 45- Ranger 148 – “Colorado Waltz” b/w “It Was Paw Who Pays”

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The Spirits Of Joy

See the Band Box Discography Page

Spox Creation (Littleton)

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

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

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

Spoons

LP – Sunshine SR 723 – “Spoons” – 1981

Fred Sprouse

45 – Beaver Mountain Records – Please Make Sure I Die In Colorado b/w Sara
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Delmer Spudd & The Spuddnicks

45 – Rock-A-Billy 118 – Let’s Drink b/w The Sammy Bop

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45 – Rock-A-Billy 123 – Ziggies Saloon/My Special Girl b/w Hey Charlene/I’m A Country Boy

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45 – Bop Land 101 – Walking the Streets of Denver b/w Get With It – Don’t Lock Your Daddy Out – Be Bop Baby

BOP LAND NEW L 101 C BOP LAND NEW L 101 D

BOP LAND NEW L 101 A BOP LAND NEW L 101 B

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Squad IV

A group comprised of Denver Police Officers

45 – Don Martin 1 – Believe in Music/Proud Mary b/w Steamroller Blues/Joy to the World
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DON MARTIN PROD 1 - SQUAD IV (3) DON MARTIN PROD 1 - SQUAD IV (4)

45 – Squad IV 02 – Bad Dreams b/w Love Is Forever
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Wanda Stabisevski/Wanda Mae Martin/Kathleen Stacy

LP – WM Productions G 1010 – “Kaleidoscope – 1978

Stagecoach

45 – Gold Coin – “I’d Have Done Better If I’d Have Done Without” b/w “Broken Down Cowboy”
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Joey Stahl & Some Kinda Music

45 – Timberline 39875 – “Give the Ball to Keyworth” b/w “Not This Time”

Henry Stahla (Fort Collins)

45 – Stahlia – Freedom in the USA-Dancing with the Stars b/w Good Old Farm-Just Because You Are the One
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Steve Stajich

Backing Musicians: Arthur Knapp (bass) – Pete McCabe (piano) – with Steve Stajich (guitar) – Linda Joseph (violin) – Beth McBride (vocals) – Duane Webster (bass) – Katherine Dines (vocals) – Arthur Knapp (synthesizer) – Pat Donohue (guitar) – Jim (drums)

LP – Elf 92672 – “Open Reel” – 1978

LP – Elf SF 92672 – “Open Reel” – 1978

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

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45 – Colorado Sound 10011 – Dirty Movie b/w Closing Time
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Stallion

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This group migrated to the Denver area from Chicago in the 1970’s – They adopted their logo shown below from the Mile High Stadium Bronco mascot “Thunder”.

Members:

Danny O’Neil (guitar) – Jorge Gonzales (bass) – Larry Thompson (drums) – Wally Damrick (keyboards)

LP – Casablanca 7040 – Stallion – 1977

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STALLION - CASA LP C STALLION - CASA LP D

45 – Casablanca 866 – Magic of the Music – 1977 (#108)

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45 – Casablanca 877 – Old Fashioned Boy (You’re The One) b/w Woman – 1977 (#37)

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Michael Stanley

Stanley came from Ohio to record in Colorado

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

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

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LP – MCA 372 – Friends & Legends – 1973
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LP – Tumbleweed TWS 106 – “Michael Stanley”

45 – Tumbleweed 1010 – “Denver Rain” b/w Rock and Roll Man”

STANLEY MICHAEL - TUMBLEWEED 1010 A STANLEY MICHAEL - TUMBLEWEED 1010 B

45 – Tumbleweed 1014 – “Rosewood Bitters” b/w Goodtime Charlie”

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Michael Standwood

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Denver folk singer – Performed in March, 1979 Denver sponsored by the “Swallow Hill Music Organization”.

From his web site: “From his early days with the seminal folk-fusion band, Fingers Akimbo, through the experimental Gitangali and the family music of Yeahbut Shoehead to the magical BUZZ BAND, Michael Stanwood has led an eclectic life in music that has won him five Westword Magazine’s “Best of Denver” for everything from his recordings to performances. Acknowledged as “one of the finest autoharp players in the country today,” he toured extensively for the State Department throughout Southeast Asia, where he also picked up many of the ethnic instruments he now plays, like the didjeridu, the Thai Khaen, and the mbira.”

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The Star Tones (Denver)

See the Band Box Discography Page

The Starlite Ramblers (Johnstown)

Members included Michael Golden (sax and fiddle), Tim McDonald (guitar), Jerel Wood (bass), Steve Fahl (keyboards) and Ben Murray (drums) – On the “New Starlite Ramblers – John Wells joined the group on drums with the departure of Ben Murray

LP – RPI 10 – The New Starlite Ramblers – 1977
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LP – RPI 20 – Ain’t It the Truth – 1979
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LP – RPI 40 – Live at Apple’s – 1981
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LP – Rambler 30 – It’s Enough to Make a Cowboy Outta You
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LP – Starlite SP1 277 – The New Starlite Ramblers

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Starr (Pueblo, Colorado)

Members included Scott Thomas, Robert Pike, and Randy Musso)

LP – Starr SLP 101 – “Memories Never Die” – 1981

STARR 1981

45 – Starr 101 – “Slidin’ Around” b/w “Hold Me”

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Curly Starr

See the Band Box Discography Page

Pat Starr

See the Band Box Discography Page

Penny Starr (DeHaven)

See the Band Box Discography Page

STARCREST 66 - DEHAVEN PENNY - A

Penny was not from Colorado nor did she ever record here.  She and Trevor Van were both acquired on Band Box through some out-of-state dealings by Band Box owner Vicky Morosan.

Rocky Starr with the Rocky Starr Trio

See the Band Box Discography Page

Rocky Starr

Starwood (Aspen)

Musicians: David James Holster (guitar), Robert E. Carpenter (keyboard), Haden Gregg (rhythm guitar), Bob Mason (lead guitar), Bernie Mysior (bass), Michael Buono (drums), Bryan Savage (woodwinds), Jeff Guercio (string bass)

LP – Columbia 34785 – Starwood – 1977
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The Status Seekers (Aurora)

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Lidos vs Status Seekers

Formed in 1965 out of Aurora, Colorado. They played at The Silver Slipper in Central City, Sam’s on Lookout Mountain, and the Baby Doll Lounge in Aurora.

Group Members:

Styles Adamson – bass (Aurora Central High School)
Tom Behm – drums (Monocles) – (Aurora Central High School)
Peter Johnson – keyboards (Monocles – The Higher Elevation – Fat Emma – Brother Son) – (Aurora Central High School)
Wayne Street – lead guitar (Aurora Central High School)

Steam Railroad in Colorado

LP – Train Master Records 1329 – Volume Three Last Steam Engine Thru Colorado Springs

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LP Train Master Records 1333 Volume V – Cripple Creek and Victor Two Foot Gauge Railway

LP – Train Master Records 1337 – Vol VII – 128 Whistles

Larry Steele (Fountain) – Also Larry “Steel”

STEELE LARRY

45 – Air Stream 2 – “Little at a Time” b/w “Heart Pepper Upper”

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45 – Air Stream 3 – “Little Wine Little Gin” b/w Hold On”
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45 – Air Stream 4 – “Daylight Losing Time” b/w “Watermelon Man”
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45 – Air Stream 6 – “Funny How Time Slips Away” b/w “Something Ain’t Home”
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45 – Air Stream 101 – “Goody, Goody, People” b/w “Things Money Won’t Do”
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45 – Renegade R5632 – “Everybody Wants My Baby” b/w Same – Promo Copy

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45 – Hilltop 3104 – “The Little Folks” b/w “Little Jimmy” (B side label was pasted on records backwards)

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The Steel City Band (Pueblo)

Group Members: Greg Gomez, Dave Carleo, Joe Garcia, Charles Gomez, Albert Vargas and Frank Montoya
45 – Salt Creek 910-64 – Reality b/w New Life – 1979
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Steel Moon

LP – SM-1001 – “Fast Forward” – 1983

Dave Steen & Tim Frydendall

45 – Blue Earth 11276 – “Answer” b/w “See The Land” – 1976

Stephen B. and the Hawk – KBPI FM 106

Denver morning radio talk show team Stephen Williams and Don Hawkins. The station started off in 1965 as 105.9 and for a time was known for destroying disco records on air. Don Hawkins died in 1996 and Williams was a murder victim in 2006.
LP – Whamco – Breakfastside Chats With President Jimmy – 1980
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Bob Stegner

Musicians: Bob Stegner (guitar), Carolyn Stegner (vocals), Bard Hoff (guitar), Bob Otterman (bass), Chester Terwy (drums), J. C. Hoff (keyboards), Penny Weaver (vocals), Perry Sheafor (synthesizer), Bruce Bunson (bass), Mike Lance (mandolin), Tim Abbott (guitar), Jim Woodward (mandolin), Tim Wilson (fiddle), Bod Tedrow (banjo), Zoe Brunson (french horn), Mike Schaefer (strings), Carole Bratschie (strings), Corita Barlow (strings), Lee Smith (strings)

LP – Flint Ridge 18001 – Visions – 1978
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J. L. Stephens

45 – Big Sandy 744 – “The Edge of the Line” b/w “Why Does Everybody See The Truth But Me”

The Stetson Brothers Band

45 – Olde West 43468 – Revival b/w New Orleans Ladies – 1984
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The Larry Stevens Trio

See the Finer Arts discography Page

Ted Stevens

Flexi Disc – Evatone – I Owe You One – 1983
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Chestina Stewart

LP – Sherwood Records – “Beautiful Colorado Springs” – 1982
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Chuck Stewart

45 – United Artists UA-XW220 – Colorado Sunshine – 1973

Rod Stewart (Caribou Ranch)

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

CARIBOU 1976 - ROD STEWART LP CARIBOU 1976 - ROD STEWART 45

The Jimmy Stewart Singers

See the CLW Records Label Page

45 EP – KCMS 1056 – Ghost Town-Wagon Wheels b/w The Cowboy’s Lament-Last Round Up
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Johnny Stewart with Eddie Star’s Band

45 – F&F 806 – A Little Bit Of Heaven b/w It’s Only a Token
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Wayne Stewart & Friends

LP – Briar 4207 – Aspen Skyline – 1979
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Stiff Water

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

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Stephen Stills (& Manasas) – Carribou Ranch
Colorado Music Hall of Fame Inductees

Hall of Fame Inductee Display

These guys came to Colorado and recorded at the now defunct Caribou Ranch.  The groups hung out in the mountain town of Nederland as well as Boulder at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills and other mountain villages.  “Down the Road was their first LP recorded in-part in Colorado.

LP – Atlantic SD 7250 – “Down the Road” – April 29th, 1972 – Charted #4

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STILLS AND MANASAS 2 C STILLS AND MANASAS 2 D

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Germany Sleeve

45 – Atlantic 45-2917 – “Down the Road” b/w “Guaguanco De Vero” – 1973

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STILLS MANASAS 2917 C STILLS MANASAS 2917 D

45 – Atlantic 45-2959 – “Isn’t It About Time” b/w “So Many Times” – April 28th, 1973 – Charted #56

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STILLS MANASAS 2959 C STILLS MANASAS 2959 D

The Sting Reys (Pueblo)

This group formed around 1963 in Pueblo. Read Lisa Wheeler’s full account of this 1960’s band at Pueblo City Limits Blog Site.

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Group Members:

Carl Finnegan – guitar (Middle of the Road (in California)
Gilbert Razo – bass
Larry Montoya – keyboards (Rudy Gutierrez Orchestra) – deceased
Ronnie Houston – drums

Crazy Town 101 – When You Wish Upon a Star/You’re Looking Good – 1963

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Crazy Town 102 – Let Them Talk/Alli Alli Auks in Free – 1963

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Crazy Town 104 – Just a Gigolo (Ain’t Got Nobody)/Sick and Tired – 103

CRAZY TOWN 104 - STING REYS - NEW (1) CRAZY TOWN 104 - STING REYS - NEW (2)

Gary Stites and the Satellites (Wheat Ridge)

Gary Stites & Rockin Rhythm Kings - 1958

See the Gary Stites Discography Page

Cliffie Stone

45 – Capitol 34-40147 – Moonlight On the Colorado – 1951

Gil Stone

45 – Star Child – Springs in Winter b/w West to Colorado -1976
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Kim Stone

Musicians: Kim Stone (bass), Mark Fuller (drums), Eric Jacobson (keyboards), Steve Barta (keyboards), Ron Miles (trumpet), Bob Drake (bass), Tom Schuman (synthesizer), Mark Derryberry (vocals)

LP – Prolific 3553 – Earth School – 1985
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The Stone Canyon Band

Members included Patrick Shannahan and the late Alan Kemp both who had started off in Denver in the Esquires and then The Soul Survivors before joining the Stone Canyon Band with Rick Nelson from 1969 until about 1972. Both Alan and Pat moved on from the Stone Canyon Band to later join up with The New Riders of the Purple Sage in the late 1970’s with Shannahan remaining until 1982 and Kemp until about 1985. In the picture sleeve below Kemp is far left and Shannahan far right. Future Eagle Randy Meisner is second from the left. Randy had teamed up with Soul Survivor Gene Chalk in Denver’s group The Poor.
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LP – Decca 75391 – Garden Party – Charted December, 1973 – #32
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45 – Decca 732550 – She Belongs to Me b/w Promises
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45 – Decca 32779 – Life b/w California – 1971
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45 – Decca 32860 – Thank You Lord b/w Sing Me A Song – 1971
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45 – Decca 32906 – Love Minus Zero/No Limit b/w Gypsy Pilot

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45 – Decca 32980 – Garden Party b/w So Long Mama – Charted Hot 100 July, 1972 – #6 – #44 Country

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The Stonebreakers – Denver

BOSS BAND STONEBREAKERS

Group Members:

Jerry Barlow – lead guitar
Jim Blackledge – drums (Denver South High School)
Stuart Gray – rhythm guitar
Geoff Ibbott – bass (George Washington High School)

Stonie

45 – 98-104 – “Banks of the Ohio” b/w “I’ve Always Been Crazy”

The Stormtroupers

Formed in Boulder in 1958 first as a trio then expanding before becoming the Astronauts. Visit the Astronaut page for additional group involvement

Members:

Jim “Stormy Patterson – rhythm guitar
Bob Demmon – guitar – Deceased
Jim Gallagher – drums
Dick Sellars – guitar
Brad Leach – drums (departs to be replaced by Jim Gallagher – Goes on to become Sheriff of Boulder County)

Slim Straight & The Fabulous Wildtones

45 – Razzle Dazzle – Those Calls b/w New Cocaine Blues – 1982

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Strait Shot (Wheat Ridge)

Members included Carla Sanders and Del Woodman

45 – Fasttrack NLR 6002 – “Playing With My Heart” b/w “Fallen Woman” – 1987

45 – National Records 27699 – “Portrait” b/w “Velvet Touch”

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Strange Daze

45 – Rawker Records – “Day of the Watch” b/w “House of the Rising Sun”

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Strange Cargo

45 – Jo Mar R1000 – “Black Night Has Fallen” b/w “Settle Down Blue” – 1983

The Stratocasters

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

Stratus

12-Inch Single – FRN 0001 – “You Got Style” b/w “Give It Up”

The Strawberry Alarm Clock
(with Colorado composers Tim Gilbert & John Carter)

University of Colorado in Boulder students Tim Gilbert and John Carter composed “Incense & Peppermints” for the Alarm Clock.  The roommates had composed a song for Colorado’s Rainy Daze, “That Acapulco Gold” (Gilbert was a member of the band).  Through their acquaintance with record producer and talent scout Frank Slay, “Incense” made it’s way to California.  The group receiving the song was “The Sixpence” but their name was changed due to conflicts with other groups of the time.  The initial release went out on the American label shown below before being picked up by the national label, Uni.  The Strawberry Alarm Clock would never again approach the success of “Incense and Peppermints”.

45 – All American 373 – “Incense & Peppermints” – Released April, 1967

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45 – Uni 55018 – “Incense and Peppermints” – September 30th, 1967 – Charted #1 for three weeks

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45 – Reissues on MCA Records – Released 1973

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LP – Uni 73014 – “Incense & Peppermints” – Charted November, 1967 – #11

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Jerry Street (Gary Street??)
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

These High Country 45’s were all produced by Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame radio DJ and Denver country artist Buster Jenkins.  I believe that artist is also “Gary Street”.

45 – High Country 69005 – Cold Cold Winter Comin’ On b/w Don’t Worry About The Poor Folks

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45 – High Country 70008 – Table Number Three b/w I’m Goin’ Crazy

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45 – High Country – 70011 – The Same Old Thing b/w Listen They’re Playing My Song

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Jim Stricklan

Group Members: Rick Gordon (guitar), Tim Munson (organ), John Haass (steel guitar), Bubba Robin (sax), Roger Tausz (bass), Billy Block (drums), Larry Rothwell (guitar), George Reiff (bass), Jean Kilborn (vocals), Bobby Ginsburg (drums), Jim Raycraft (guitar), Alicia Pelaex (vocals), Peter Gorisich (cello), Jack Saunders (bass), Jeri Ross (vocals), Kay Ross (vocals), Bill Stevenson (vocals), Terry Lecce (guitar), John Landry (bass), Charles Long (drums), Pat Hernandez (vocals), Gil Rossellini (guitar), John Macrini (piano), Malcolm Smith (fiddle), Dana Cooper (harmonica), Michael Mashkes (bass), Jim Alderman (drums), Jimmy Don Smith (guitar), Richard Askin (piano), Jim Stricklan (guitar)

LP – Skinny Man Records – “Whereabouts Unknown” – 1980

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LP – Skinny Man – “Tails Out” – 1987

45 – Hornet HR 1013 – “Your Hiding Place” b/w “Radio Cowgirl” (with picture sleeve)

Jimmy Stricklan & Steve Fulton

Group Members: Ron Levine (fiddle), Ann Barnett (castanets), Ed Smith (guitar), Steve Fulton (guitar), Jim Stricklan (guitar), Bob Abbott (bass), John Macy (steel guitar), Angie Feld (vocals), David Rothstein (guitar), Leslie Hughes (vocals), John Erickson (dobro), Steve Croes (drums), Jim Withers (piano), E. P. Davis (banjo), Jerry Mills (Mandolin), Jim Little (bass)

LP – Skinny Man Records 80034 – “Honky Tonk Fantasies”

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String Cheese Incident (Crested Butte/Boulder)

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This group formed up while working the Colorado Western Slope mountain burgs of Crested Butte and Telluride. They moved to Boulder and quickly became a nationally renown band.

Members:

Keith Mosely (bass) – Nershi – Michael Kang (drums) – Kyle Hollingsworth (keyboards) – Michael Travis (drums)

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Little Debbie Stringer (Byers)

LP – Johnny Dollar 208 – “Hi, I’m Debbie”

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45 – Johnny Dollar 122 – Jumpin’ Gee Willickers b/w Mothers and Fathers

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45 – Scotch Country NR 7289 – “Jumpin’ Gee Wilickers” b/w “She’s Got You”

Ralph Strouf

LP – Century 23569 – “Excerpts From Clarinet Recitals”t

Stubby

LP – Rod-Ton Records 98-17 – “The Golden Bee”

The Subdudes (Denver)

Arrived in Colorado in 1987 departing Louisiana – Band member and keyboardist John Magnie was a Denver native who joined the group in 1984.  They performed at Herman’s Hideway on South Broadway in Denver.  They broke up the band in 1996 only to reform in 2003.

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Success with Ron Franklin

DaddyBruce

Daddy Bruce was a legendary Denver figure – who owned a BBQ restaurant and devoted his time and money and efforts assisting the poor. He fed 1,000’s at his annual Thanksgiving meal bringing together diverse elements of the community in doing so. He opened his restaurant in 1963 at Gilpin and East 34th in Denver’s Five Points neighborhood. When he first arrived in the Denver area he shined shoes and worked as a janitor.

He never hoarded his money but always shared. He passed away in 1994. The community rallied to collect money in order to cover his funeral expenses. A boulevard that passes through Five Points carries his name as a lasting tribute.

45 – Success 70017 – Salute to Daddy Bruce – 1986

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45 – Success 70018 – “Orange Krush” 1987

The Sugar King Boys

EP – Wormtone 705 – “Tip Top”/”Hubba Hubba Ding Dong” b/w “The Itch”/”(Now We’re) Gonna Ball” – 1996

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Sugarloaf

They formed in the early 1970’s and managed to hit the national charts a few times. Original group members included Jerry Corbetta (keyboards), Bob Webber (guitar), Bob Raymond (bass) and Bob MacVittie (drums). Webber came from the Moonrakers of Denver – They were later joined by Moonraker Veeder Van Dorn III. Other members included Jay Thomms, Bob Yeazel, Myron Pollock and Bobby Pickett.

They were inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame.

Visit the Sugarloaf Page

Sugar Mule

45 – SM 10001 – “Hold Me Close (‘Cause I Sure Do Need Your Love)” b/w “August” (with picture sleeve)

The Sunday River Bluegrass Show featuring David Ferretta

Also see the “David Ferretta” Entry

From Hanaleiep.com:  “David Ferretta was a Denver Music Icon, first working with Harry Tuft at the Denver Folklore Center and later opening his own vintage music store, Ferretta Music Service on south Broadway in Denver.  David also owned “The Global Village” a coffee house in Denver that presented live Bluegrass music.  David joined with EP Davis, Clarke Wright, Marc Conley and Bob Wire to form The Sunday River Bluegrass Show, recording an LP record album for Biscuit City Records in Denver tilted “You Can Dress Them Up, But You Can’t Take ‘Em Out”.  

 Sunday River performed at the earliest Bluegrass festivals in Colorado, and was a featured opening act for Colorado bands, Michael Martin Murphy, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Doug Kershaw, Chuck Pyle, Katy Moffit and many other Colorado artists and well as national acts like Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt, Jim and Jessie, Jimmy Martin, and Ralph Stanley.  Sunday River traveled extensively and performed twice at the famed Red Rock Amphitheater for Barry Fay’s “Colorado Nights”.   David passed away in 1996.”

Group Members:

Biloxi Bob Wire (fiddler)
David Ferretta (guitar)
E.P. Davis (banjo)
Clark Wright (mandolin)
Mark Connoly (bass)

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LP – Biscuit 1315 – “You Can Dress ‘Em Up, But You Can’t Take ‘Em Out” – 1977

Sunshine Ward (Boulder)

This was a one recording gig out for the 1967 version of the Astronauts

Rich Fifield – guitar (Spartans – Astronauts – Sunshine Ward – Hardwater – Climax)
Ron “Stormy” Patterson – guitar (Astronauts – Stormtroupers)
Mark Bretz – drums – deceased (Astronauts)
Rod Jenkins – guitar (Astronauts – Nu-Set)
Robert McLerren – guitar (Astronauts – Hardwater)

RCA 9227 – Sally Go ‘Round the Roses/Pay the Price – 1967

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The Superband

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Formed in 1967 – Here is ‘Bob Yeazel’s account of Superband

Original Group Members:

Bob Yeazel (guitar) – Beast 1968 – Sugarloaf 1971 – Later did some work with The West Coast Pop Experimental Band
Roger Bryant (bass) –  Beast 1968 – West Coast Pop Experimental Band – Diamondhead
Jimmy Greenspoon (keyboards) –  West Coast Pop Experimental Band – Three Dog Night
Ron Morgan (guitar) – The Wild Ones – West Coast Pop Experimental Band, The Electric Prunes, Three Dog Night
Myron Pollock  (drums) (Chocolate Hair, Sugarloaf)

The Supernatural Family Band

Akashic SF-1002 – “Dedicated to The One” – 1976

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Akashic SF-1003 – “Live at the Little Bear”

Supertramp (Caribou Ranch)

The following LP was recorded at the Caribou Ranch in Nederland:

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Sur Royal Da Count

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

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The Surfin’ Classics

Group Members:

Joel Barndes (bass) – Moonrakers 1964
Veeder Van Dorn (guitar) – Moonrakers 1964 – The Poor 1966 – did some work with Sugarloaf in studio
Doug Dolph (guitar)
Bob Webber (guitar) – Vaqueros 1962 – Moonrakers 1964 – Beggar’s Opera Company 1966 – Chocolate Hair 1969 – Sugarloaf 1970 – worked with Gene Chalk as duo 1976
Bob MacVittie (drums) – Vaqueros 1962 – Moonrakers 1964 – Beggar’s Opera Company 1966 – Sugarloaf 1970 – Brother Sun

The Surf-Riders

BOSS BAND SURFRIDERS

Group Members:

Rich Novak – drums
Nick James – guitar
Charlie Van Ausdall – lead guitar
Tim Novak – guitar
Larry Sferra – bass

The Surfties & Thunderchiefs

EP -Wormtone 712 – “This Time Tomorrow”/”Hot Dog On A Stick” b/w “Kook Patrol”/”Tomsco Twist” – 2013

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Susan & God

45 – Pancake Bitch Records – “C. Spot Run” b/w “Fluffy Goes to Hollywood”

John Susi

LP – Radio Active – “No Wimps” – 1992

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Ralph Sutton (Aspen)

This jazz ensemble recorded on a private Aspen label with no name – Members included Ralph Sutton (piano), Mousey Alexander (drums), Ruby Braff (cornet), and Milt Hinton (bass)

LP – Sutton – On Sunnie’s Side of the Street – 1968

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Vern Swain

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Swallow Hill Music Hall

Click on Image to Visit their Web Site

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From their Web Site: “Founded in 1979, Swallow Hill Music began as an outgrowth of the Denver Folklore Center, a music store in Denver’s Swallow Hill neighborhood that offered music lessons and performances to the community in the 1960s and 1970s. When the Folklore Center closed temporarily in the late 1970s, a group of committed volunteers formed Swallow Hill Music as a nonprofit organization whose mission is “to build community by connecting people to diverse music traditions on the stage and in the classroom.” Our first Board of Directors was comprised of Geoff Withers, Roz Brown, Emmie Hewitt, Bill McCreary, Tom McMillan, Elissa Meyer and Larry Shirkey. Our first board president Geoff Withers said, “… the object is to make the Swallow Hill Music Hall and School a place that people talk about and enjoy, a “that’s where it is’ place.”

Cindy Sweeney

45 – Country Style CS0115 – “Blue Darling” b/w “I Saw You Cry”

Sweet Leaf

45 – Elmwood 6976 – “Indian Man” b/w “I Need You”

Sweetwater Junction

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Bob Swerer & His Orchestra

Bob fronted this small orchestra combo and released this LP on the Denver Century label. Swerer was a C.S.U. graduate He and his wife Marian owned the Safari night club in Denver.

Members include: Jim Stevens, Bob Swerer, Bob Kelly, Gary Wallace (also a Safari member) and Bob Hatten

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LP – Safari 2053 – Summer Wind (with The Safari Band)

Members of the Safari Band include Gary Wallace (trombone), Bob Kelly (drummer), Bob Hatten (trumpet), Jim Stevens (guitar) and Swerer leading the group

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45 – Safari – Please Just Go b/w That’s What Lovin’ Means

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Bob Swerer and His Sons of the Rockies

78 – Bullet 729 – Don’t Be Careless with My Heart b/w Your Picture In My Heart

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45 – Walco 45-WC 53 – “Travel On” b/w “There’s A Tear In My Heart”

45 – Walco 45-WC 59 – “I’m Headin’ For The Hills” b/w “Shadows “Round My Heart”

45 – Walco 45-WB 63 – “Little Cabin Home In Colorado” b/w “Where The Purple Lilacs Grow”

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45 – Safari 2065 – “Eighteen Yellow Roses” b/w “Watermelon Man”

45 – Safari – “Please Just Go” b/w “That’s What Lovin’ Means”

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Synchrony – Denver

Members on this 1971 LP included Bev Morgan, Jay Salam, Sam Bachicha and Terry Ewbank

LP – Signet ST-710414 – “Our Album” – 1971

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Tabernash (Westminster)

tabernash-02This group (formerly “The Contents Are”) migrated to the mile high state as the 1960’s gave way to the 70’s where they performed for a brief time. Members had evolved from an Iowa garage band call “The Contents Are”who released two 45’s in 1967 and 1969 respectively on the ROK label in Iowa.

In Colorado, they changed their name to “Tabernash” whose members included Mick Orton on bass, Dave Neumann on lead guitar, Craig Hute on second lead guitar and Paul Staack on drums. All but Orton were original members of “The Contents Are”. Orton provided this information to the “Garage Hangover” web site:

“By the time we moved to Colorado, we were trying to emulate Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, The Allman Brothers and Steely Dan. All of the band but me wanted to do “non-commercial” stuff. My feeling was, if it’s non-commercial, who is going to buy it?

When we moved to Westminster, Colorado, our first house, we all lived under one roof: Craig, Marianne, their young son Aaron, Dave, Paul and me. Eventually the girlfriends from Davenport came out; Teresa for Dave and Pam for me. Paul met Dave’s cousin, Donna. Everyone split up to have their own households.

We didn’t play much, so I had to get a job working in factories. Lange Skis was hiring, so I ended up running a bunch of riveting machines and met our eventual road guy, John Zimmer (now deceased). He introduced us to his friend, Clay who also helped out. There also was Colin who did our sound.

We were playing very little when Jon Ludtke called me to join Silver Laughter. I guess my leaving broke up Tabernash. We never recorded any music, I am sorry to say.”

Ortin and Stacck found their way back to Iowa where, in the mid 1970’s, they would join a group called “Silver Laughter” which did manage a recording contract on the “Fanfare” label, releasing two long play albums and three 45’s the last being released in 1978.

45 – ROK 6709 – “I Don’t Know” b/w “Direction of MInd” – 1967

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Tag Team (Denver)

Both members of the duo Tag Team, Cecil Glenn and Steve Gibson, were Denver natives and both were Manual High School students in the 1980’s

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12-Inch Single – Life 0834 79001-1 – “Whomp (There is Life)” – 1993

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Jim Tank

45 – Gentle Touch GRT 18 – “Get It On Straight” b/w “Dreams Deffered” – 1988 (with picture sleeve)

Tarzi-io

45 – INS 08 – “No Time For Crying” b/w “InsoManiac” – 1987

Chris Taylor

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C.D. Draper’s Curtain Call label

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Cliff Taylor

7-inch 33 1/3 – GLM Elan – Ski Pure Parallel In A Day – 1975

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Dallas Taylor

Dallas Taylor was born in Denver, Colorado.  He became a rock drummer of considerable fame performing with Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Manassas, Van Morrison and many others.  He died in January of 2015

Elaine Taylor

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Fred & Fae (Taylor)

They were the hosts of a popular local television show in Denver “The Fred & Fae Show” which used a lived format with children the the “gallery” somewhat like The Howdy Doody Show. They were a married couple – Fred and Fae Taylor. Fred was very active in the local media scene, recording musical acts, and doing promotions for local businesses on radio and on vinyl. Their TV show started off in the 1950’s as “The Soda Shop” and then evolved into The Clubhouse Gang before settling on The Fred and Fae Show. Fae passed away in 2003 – Fred is an inductee into the Colorado Broadcaster’s Hall of Fame.

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Otis Taylor (Boulder)

Otis migrated to the Denver area from Chicago in the late 1960’s.  For a brief time he worked with Boulder musician Tommy Bolin before withdrawing from music altogether for nearly two decades.  He would re-emerge working with other local musicians including Kenny Passarelli and eventually forming his own band.

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Steve Taylor

Steve Taylor was a 1976 Northglenn High School graduate.  He began as a Christian rock musician and returned to that genre after a shot at more secular music.

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

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The Taylor Four

This was an early version of the night club act and owners of Taylor’s on West Colfax – The Taylors. This image was posted on “The Denver Eye” where you can visit to read more and listen to “Fish Fry”. The number is based on a “rockin” fish fry at Taylor’s Supper Club – making reference to Sammy Toole – the club’s owner – the Denver Police and more!

Group members included Al Fike, Buddy Greene, Kenny Smith and Frankie Burg

45 – CR 1437 – Fish Fry

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Taylors Supper Club (The Taylors and Others)

The Taylor Supper Club located at 7000 West Colfax featured this trio for many years. The three members owned the nightclub along with Sammy Toole and band manager Tommy Shields. They also performed around the United States in other venues including New York and Las Vegas. Members included Buddy Greene from Chicago, Kenny Smith from Missouri and Frankie Burg a Denver native.

The Taylor’s also recorded numerous other local artists who performed at their club. The LP below “An Evening at Taylor’s” includes Buddy Greene, Kenny Smith, The Ray Alburn Quartet, Joni Janik, The Cowboys, The Warming Trend, and The Beautiful Morning – It was released on the Cartay label owned by the Taylors (shown below) recorded in the nightclub’s Las Vegas Lounge.

The Taylors (Image from "The Denver Eye")

The Taylors (Image from “The Denver Eye”)

LP – Peabody 150 – Showtime

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LP – Showtime 13703 – Meet The Taylors

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LP – Showtime – The Taylors On Stage

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LP – Cartay – 5838 – Sammy Toole Presents (Various Artists Perform at Taylors)

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The Teardrops/Patti Jo & The Teardrops (Pueblo)

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The group formed around 1964 in Pueblo

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Group Members:

Ron Myers – bass
Angelo Rotondo – drums (70’s & Beyond: Guys and Doll – The Sundowners – Chuck Spurlock Band)
Ernie Watta – lead guitar (Jade – 70’s & Beyond: Crushed Velvet) – deceased
Rick Witcowich – guitar (Guys and Doll/70’s) – deceased

Patti Jo Martinez – vocals – joins band
Mike Elias – bass (replaces Myers) – deceased

004 – 004 – Sweet, Sweet Sadie/You Go Your Way – 1966

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004 – 101 – Armful of Teddy Bear/Who Are You? – 1966

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Crazy Town 103 – Whispering Your Love/Sixteen Tons

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Solly 931 (Patti Jo solo) – Heading for a Heartbreak/I’ll Sleep Tonight

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The Teeny Titans

45 – Amber 218 – Don’t Cry Girl b/w Don’t Miss The Boat

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David Tenebaum

LP – Innova IDA 1001-01 – “Lute Masterworks” – 1987

Tennessee Bill & The Tennessee Boys/Willie and the Flat Tops

45 – Rock-A-Billy R-130 – “At The Hoedown” b/w ” The Hoedown”

The Tennessee Boys

Members:

Pedro Serra (drums)
Mike Taveira (lead guitar)
Jorge Forunato (guitar)
Nuno Alexandre (bass)

45 – Wormtone 704 – “Blue Hearted Fool” b/w “I Never Will” – 1996

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Dewey Terry

LP – Tumbleweed 104 – Chief – 1972

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

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45 – Tumbleweed TWA-1005 – “Do On My Feet (What I Did in the Street)” – 1972

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45 – Tumbleweed TWA-1008 – “Sweet As Spring” – b/w “Let Them Ole Stars and Stripes Shine” – 1972

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Terry & Rudy

LP – Initial IRM 1002 – “Terry & Rudy’s Album

Bill Terry

45 – Carousel 1001 – “It’s A Sad Sad Situation” b/w “Without You”

Dewey Terry

LP – Tumbleweed TWS 104 – “Chief” – 1972

45 – Tumbleweed TWA 1008 – “Sweet as Spring” b/w “Let Them Ole Stars and Stripes Shine” – 1972

Ian Tescee

LP – “Continua”

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Chuck Thomas with Johnny & the Hitchhikers

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Dave Thomason
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

The Billy Thompson Show

LP – Universal No. 2 – “The Cuerno Verde Ranch Supper Club Presents”

Katie Thompson

45 – Thompson Records – You Gave Me a Mountain b/w Danny Boy

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Mark Thompson

LP – Never Summer 81001 – “A Fine Line” – 1981

LP – Never Summer 83003 – “Instruments of Desire” – 1983

Shorty Thompson And His Saddle Rocking Rhythm (& Sue Thompson)

This married country duo was in fact Odie and Olivia Head.  They came out of Nebraska into the Denver area sometime in the early 1940’s and at some later point moved on to Springfield.  It is difficult to discern when the family moved from Denver to Springfield.  Their son was born in Denver (below) in 1943 and obituaries for Wayne says he spent his “boyhood” in Denver.  Odie and Olivia performed as a country duo as “Shorty and Sue Thompson” and hosted radio programs in Nebraska and later after departing Colorado in Springfield, Missouri.

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Olie Head

Visit My Thompson Family page to read more about Shorty, Sue and their famous son Wayne Thompson (Carson)

78 – Ace 001 – “Colorado Rose” b/w “Baby I’ve Got the Goods On You”

Tommy Thompson & The W Bar A Rhythm Masters

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Verlon Thompson

LP – Timberline 710 – Verlon Thompson – 1977

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Carl Thorn and His Saddle Pals

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Francis Thorne

LP Owl 5 – Piano Improvisations

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Dave Thornton

LP – Whip LP 750825 – “Breckenridge Nights” – 1975

The Three Dimensions

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Ronnie Tilson

See the CLW Records Label Page

The Time System

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

Chuck Timm and Tom McKay

Chuck and Tom performed here at the El Rancho Restuarant’s “Aspen Room”.

Chuck Timm & Tom McKay (Image from "The Denver Eye")

Chuck Timm & Tom McKay (Image from “The Denver Eye”)

The Thrush

Little is known of this Denver area band – According to Fuzz drummer Peter Taylor – they were co-winners with The Fuzz of KIMN’s 1965 Battle of the Bands.

The Thunderbird Band (Boulder)

Members: Don Stugart (sax), John Schmidt (lead guitar), Pat Scholes (rhythm guitar), Chris Montgomery (drums) and Jeanne Sandlin (bass)

LP – NOS 8301 – “Cruisin’ On a Saturday Night” – 1984

45 – NOS 8401 – “Cruisin’ On a Saturday Night” b/w “I’m So Lonely” – 1984

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Don Tiff & Michael J. Diamond

LP – SS-2986 – “Tow Ticket”

Timberline

LP – ETC Records – “Timberline”

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LP – Epic PE 34681 – “The Great Timber Rush” – 1977

Timothy P. and Rural Route Three

Band members inlcuded Timothy P. Irvin (guitar), Clark Brittain (vocals), Jerry Erickson (guitar), Bruce Horn (bass) and Todd Lahey (drums) – Later member was Ed Dingledine (piano)

LP – Mailbox 7545 – Utah Moon – 1976

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LP – Mailbox – Utah Moon

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LP – Timothy P. & Rural Route Three – 7546 – Hot on the Trail

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LP – Timothy P – Timothy P. & Rural Route Three

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45 – Mailbox TP-7545-45 – “Utah Moon” b/w “Nashville Garbage Man” – 1976

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The Tippler Three (Aspen)

LP – LRS 4270 – Live at the Tippler – 1969

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LP – Tippler Records 1268 – “Tipplers 3”

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Bob Tolar

LP – Aspen 1501 – Unfolding – 1976

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Tolland Men

7-inch 33 1/3 EP – Bleak Environment 011 – “Door” – 2012

TOLLUND MEN BE 011 A TOLLUND MEN BE 011 B TOLLUND MEN BE 011 C

Tommy & The Electratones

Likely a Colorado group only in name play

LP – Rock ‘n Horse – RNH 101-77 – “Kolorado Kool-Aid Live!

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David Tone

Backing Musicians:

Randy Chavez (vocals) – John Thornburg (bass) – Steve Thornburg (drums) – Gary Brudos (keyboards) – Rob Mullins (keyboards) – Bob Rebholz (horns)

LP – Spectone – “Color The Music With Love”

Del Toro & the Rockers (East Denver)

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

Town Club A-Go-Go (artist not identified)

45 – Western Cine – Town Club A-Go-Go (Discotheque) – 1965

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The Trailriders (Colorado Springs)

Group members included Clyde Casey, Ronn Langford, J. Smith, Jerry Teske, Rob Ryder and Bill Moon

LP – KCMS 1282 – “Songs of Western Folk”

LP – Peak PLP – “The Trailriders” – 1964

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45 – KCMS 1284 – Colorado Trail b/w Land of the Velvet Hills

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The Transistors (Boulder)

45 – Screwball SBX-1005 – “Telephone” b/w “R-Love (Is Approaching Critical Mass)”

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Transworld Records

This record label was owned by Finer Arts record label owner Morris Bernstein

See the Finer Arts Discography Page

Trapper Tom & Mindy Manley

45 – Trapper Records TP-2001 – “Colorado” b/w “Squaw Pass” – 1972

Mary Travers

45 – Warner Bros. 7481 – I Guess He’d Rather Be In Colorado – 1971

Trespasser

45 – Trespasser TMC 04287 – “Reach for the Love” b/w “Playing Cool”

Van Trevor

See the Band Box Discography Page

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Triangle

45 – Power – “Found Me a Girl” b/w “Hopelessly In Love”

Trick (Colorado Springs)

Members:

Al Martinez
Patrick Smith

With:

Rich Mouser – keyboards-bass
Donte Smith – vocals
Mark Martinez – vocals

LP – War Thanst Records 01 – Tonight You’re Mine – 1987

Trikk

LP – Aanco ANLP 28802 – “Never Say Never” – 1988

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Trinidad

45 – “I Can’t Find A Woman” b/w “Vida”

Kinney Trish

45 – Grand Lady 37091 – Message to Iran (Let Them Go) – 1980

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The Trocadero Ballroom – Elitch Gardens Denver

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The Trocadero or “Troc” as it was fondly called was built in 1917 and became a major venue for the touring big bands for three solid decades. The venue was a wholesome location for Denver’s youth – a place where alcohol was strictly forbidden. I remember watching my parents and their friends join in with huge numbers of “the Greatest Generation” during the Troc’s nostalgic era in the late 1950’s when the music was nearing a transition point.

Within a few years my boomer generation would invade the hardwood floors dancing to Colorado’s Astronauts, as well as The Four Seasons and many more. The beloved Trocadero was demolished in 1975 and beautiful Elitch Gardens – founded by John and Mary Elitch in 1890 – closed it’s gates forever.

Judy Trojanovich and the Flying “W” Wranglers”

(Also see the Flying W Wranglers listing)

45 – Flying W 7959 – “Little Pecos” b/w “Father’s Prayer”

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45 – Passage 102 – Rockin’ The Rockies b/w My Rock and Roll Guitar – 1982

Vic Trola

45 – Passage 0102 – (They Won’t Let Me Play) My Rock & Roll Guitar (In the High School Marching Band) b/w Rockin’ in the Rockies – 1982

PASSAGE 102 - A PASSAGE 102 - B

The Trolls (Pueblo)

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Read a combined band biography here from Garage Hangover and Mountain Music. Also visit Lisa Wheeler’s Colorado Blog site to read her interview with band member Monty Baker. And Lisa has begun to post some great photos she obtained from the family of the late Monty Baker.

Group Members:

Richard Gonzales – guitar (White Lightning)
Doug Rymerson – lead guitar (Radiants/MN – Baby Magic)
Monty Baker – bass (Radiants/MN – New World Blues Dictionary – Jade) – (deceased)
Phil Head – drums (Baby Magic – The Frantics – Waco)

Fred Brescher – organ (played with Trolls) – deceased

Recordings: 45’s:

Warrior 173 – I Don’t Recall/Stupid Girl – 1965

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Ruff 1010 – That’s the Way Love Is/Into My Arms – 1966

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

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Tropos (Pueblo)

45 – Gold Coin – “Make Me Happy” b/w “Out There”

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The Trouble Boys

45 – Gold Coin – “She’s a Cat” b/w “Mirror Images”

Trudy & John

LP – Trujon – “With Love” – 1983

True Direction

45 – Gold Coin CG-016 – “Standing By My Window” b/w “I Found a Lady” – 1979

Duncan Tuck

See the Band Box Discography Page

Denver's Own Ducan Tuck - 1969 Artists with Band Box

Denver’s Own Duncan Tuck – 1969 Artists with Band Box

LP – DT – “It’s All Done With Mirrors

TUCK DUNCAN LP A TUCK DUNCAN LP B

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LP – Friendamine Records CEA 1004 – “Same Song, Second Verse”

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LP – Viking TL-42 – “Malaguena”

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The Tuesday Club (Grand Junction)

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This group out of Grand Junction, Colorado started off as “The Garfield Air Mattress” formed in 1967 while most members were attending Mesa College.

The original lineup was Bruce Lambert (who was attending Grand Junction High School at the time), Tony Decker, Terry Tezak, Daryll Cooper and Pete Frease.

The group would depart Colorado for a time moving to Amarillo, Texas where they would cut their Philips single with the services of Coloradoan Marty Cooper who produced, composed and performed nationally (see the Marty Cooper listing in this site).

The Philips single managed to chart for a time on Grand Junction’s KEXO radio station Top 40 weekly survey in August of 1967.  Lambert and Tezak departed returning to Colorado,  Dean Wilden came in from a group called “Maudz Only” out of Utah – an earlier garage group which included Tony Decker at the time when he was growing up in Salt Lake City.  Next, Cooper and Frease departed to be replaced by Randle Potts on drums for a time then he gave way to another drummer, Bob Holman.

Fargo finished out their time together as a trio with Decker, Holman and Wilden returning to their roots in Utah.

In short order the group would become “Fargo” releasing one single on Capitol Records and cutting a 1969 LP on the RCA label titled “I See It Now” with all the songs on that LP being composed by Decker, Wilden and Cooper.

45 – Philips 40478 – “A Godess In Many Ways” b/w “Only Human”

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Harry Tuft – Colorado Music Hall of Fame Inductee

Hall of Fame Inductee Display

LP – Legacy FSI-63 – Across the Blue Mountains

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Harry Tuft & Dick Weissman

LP – MMO-160 – “Favorite Folk Songs Minus Guitar”

Tumbleweed

LP – Dogwood 81029 – Where in the Hell is Alamosa – 1978

TUMBLEWEED LP A TUMBLEWEED LP B

LP – Radiant Star RS-821 – “Drifting with Tumbleweed” – 1982

45 – Dogwood 36915 – “Timberline Rose” b/w “Just Lines” – 1978

TUMBLEWEED - DOGWOOD 36915 A TUMBLEWEED - DOGWOOD 36915 B

Tumblin’ Creek

See the CLW Records Label Page

The Tune Twisters (Greeley)

45 – TT 15582 – Just Because b/w Cinderella After Midnight

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