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Bob Turner

The College Inn was a hangout in East Denver for the medical student crowd just off Colorado Blvd.

45 – Jackson Sound 71102 – Unicorn b/w Don’t Blame It On Me

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45 – Amcor 9178 – Salida Heart of the Rockies (Narrated) b/w Salida Heart of the Rockies – 1978

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45 – Plus 30130 – “City Of the Silver San Juan” – 1976

Jim Turner

Musicians: Ken Amdahl – guitar; D.C. Clark – bass; Richard Rundell – banjo/dobro; Roger Hudiburg – bass; Jim Kibben – bass; Charlie Shoemaker; Dead Aspen Tree & the Barking Dogs; Majdalena Boratgis – harpsichord; The Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra

LP – Owl 22 – The Well Tempered Saw – 1970

Twenty Five Rifles

Members:

Bryan Flanagan (bass) – Chuck Coffey (drums) – Jason Heller (guitar)

45 EP – Snappy Little Numbers SIN 102 – “History of Flags” – 2011

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The Twy-Mar Trio

The Twy-Mar Trio were from Pueblo, Colorado – group members included Bob Gifford (guitar), Earl Brewster (organ) and composer/vocalist Twyla Martin

45 – Twy-Mar 2251 – Listen to Your Heart b/w I’ll Walk My Way Alone

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Tyler & The Bandits – Denver

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They formed in 1964 and played at The Brown Palace and The Cosmopolitan hotels in Denver

Group Members:

Tyler Plotzke – drums
Steve Adler – keyboards (Hill Junior High School)
Mike Ziskin – bass
Wayne Brown – lead guitar (George Washington High School)
Harold Coggan – rhythm guitar

The Tymes & Places

BOSS BAND TYMES & PLACES

They began as the Calientes in the Spring of 1965.

Group Members:

Jim Burg – rhythm guitar
Bob Holsworth – drums
Bob Bennett – keyboards
Fred Buerger – lead guitar
Gary Buzick – bass

Sepp Uhl (Aspen)

LP – Aspen Ski School – “Beginning Skiing” – 1964

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Ulysses Hardware

LP – Aspen AP 1301 – “Buffalo Grass” – 1976

Umbra

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Umbra was founded in 1969 and continued to solidify into 1970. Band drummer Steve Faulkner described Umbra as “a progressive, psychedelic, jam group”.

Most of the band members were from local Denver area high schools with the exception of Nick Melliadis who came from New York. The name “Umbra” was selected by the band while perusing the dictionary – an exercise common with bands back then (and maybe even now).  The name Umbra translates to “shadow on moon”, according to Faulkner. “We wanted a name that was short, mysterious, easy to remember, and sounded cool.”

Read the entire Umbra Story on this Post

Group Members:

Eric Frazee – lead guitar
Terry Lewis – bass
Steve Faulkner – drums
Garry Mann – vocals (joined in 1971) – departed late 1974 or early 1975
Larry Mann – vocals (Garry’s twin joined at the same time) – departed later in 1971
Nick Melliadis (alias “Nick Stoner”) – vocals and guitar/harmonica

The Uncalled Four

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

The Union Harmonizers

45 – UH 1 – I’m On the Right Road Now b/w Give Me A Song

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45 – UA 2 – Mother Lejft Standing b/w Precious Lord

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Unity

45 – Wail – Live for a Friend b/w Howlin’ Lovesick Blues

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Virginia Unrein

45 – Halmark G 1799 – “Strange Music”

Up With People

45 – Up with People – Colorado – 1972

Uriah

LP – CFS 3333 – “Uriah”

Utah St. John

LP – Pendragon Pen 1 – Short Stories – 1980

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The U.S. Mail

The U.S. Mail competed in Denver radio station KIMN’s 1967 Battle of the Bands. Need more information on this 1960’s Colorado garage band.

The Valiants (Denver)

See the Band Box Discography Page

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Joe Valino

See the Band Box Discography Page

The Valley Men

See the Band Box Discography Page

The Valley Singers featuring Elva

45 – Alta Vista 1147 – Beautiful San Luis Valley b/w My Love for You Will Grow – 1978

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James Van Buren

LP – JVB 5903 – I Ain’t Doin’ Too Bad – 1971

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LP – Van Buren 5801 – We Will Be Together Again – 1984

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Marilyn Van Derbur (Miss America 1958)

LP – Decca DL 8770 – “Miss America”

LP – RCA Victor 32181 – “Songs by the Modern Choir”
(Marilyn Van Debur was a member of The University of Colorado’s Modern Choir)

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Johnny Vanelli (and the Colorado Brass)

Members: Johnny Vanelli – Ron Donath – Gary Dreary – Gary LeFrancois

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45 – Pre-Vue 711 – You Give Me Life b/w Coma Prima

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Veeder Van Dorn

Veeder was a former member of Denver’s Moonrakers

45 – Shuffle 573 – “Planet Of Love” b/w “Slider’s Glider” – 1971

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Johnny Vanelli & The Colorado Brass Inc.

45 – Pre-Vue 1002 – My Song b/w Sweet Marjorie – 1968

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45 – Pre-Vue 2778 – You Really Know How To Hurt Somebody b/w Seven Days of Loving You – 1968

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45 – Pre-Vue 711 – You Give Me Life b/w Coma Prima (with The Colorado Brass, Inc.) – 1968

Randy VanWarmer (Denver)

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Singer-Songwriter Randy VanWarmer was a Denver native who departed the state in 1979.  Randy was raised in the Colorado town of Indian Hills.  He was best known for his big hit “Just When I Needed You Most” (Spring, 1979 – #4 on the charts for 20 weeks).  He would chart two additional times with “Whatever You Decide” (#77 in 1980 and “Suzi” (#55 in 1981).

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See the Randy Van Warmer Page

Townes Van Zandt (Boulder)

Townes’ family moved to the state of Colorado in 1958 when he was a teen.  He would enroll in the University of Colorado in 1962.  Problems with substance caused his parents to come to Boulder in 1963 to remove him from the school and to take him to their home in Houston, Texas – where he was diagnosed with manic depression.

His musical career flourished in the late 1960’s and into the 1970’s.  He composed many songs which charted for other artists.  He had a prolific recording career cutting many long plays throughout the 70’s.  He died from substance related causes on January 1st, 1997 at the age of 52.

The Vaqueros – 1962 (Denver)

Members included four very young Denver area musicians who would split off to form two of Denver’s best “The Soul Survivors and The Moonrakers”. This information comes from Colorado Blogger Doc Krieger.

Bob Webber (guitar) – Surfin’ Classics 1963 – Moonrakers 1964 – Beggar’s Opera Company 1966 – Chocolate Hair 1969 – Sugarloaf 1970
Bob Raymond (bass) – Esquires 1964 – Beggar’s Opera – Soul Survivors 1965 – Company 1966 – Chocolate Hair 1970 – Sugarloaf 1971
Bob MacVittie (drums) – Vaqueros 1962 – Surfin’ Classics 1963 – Moonrakers 1964 – Beggar’s Opera Company 1966 – Chocolate Hair 1969 (Deceased)
Alan Kemp (guitar) – Esquires 1964 – Soul Survivors 1965 – The Poor 1966 – Stone Canyon Band – New Riders of the Purple Sage (Deceased)

Various Artists

LP – Rocky Mountain Low – The Colorado Musical Underground of the Later 1970’s

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LP – Pebbles – High in the Mid Sixties Volume 18 – Colorado

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LP – MPS 25099 – Colorado Jazz Party – 1972

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LP – MPS 49 21499 – USA Jazz Live – 1971

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LP – COMID 1086 – Rock N Rudlophs Christmas Party – 1986

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The constant Colorado connection with the Troc Jazz series was Peanuts Hucko who resided in Denver and was most likely the catalyst bringing these jazz musicians to the fabulous Trocadero.

LP – WCS 1769 – Jazz In the Troc 9 Greats of Jazz – Elitch Gardens Denver – 1966

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LP – WCS 2831 – Jazz In the Troc 10 Greats of Jazz – Elitch Gardens Denver – 1967

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LP – WCS 3853 – Jazz In the Troc 10 Greats of Jazz – Elitch Gardens Denver – 1968

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LP – WCS 3330 – Jazz In the Troc 10 Greats of Jazz – Elitch Gardens Denver – 1969

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Various Artists – Boulder

Performers Include: Tim Duffy,  Joe Clemmons,  Jim Jossuto,  Eugene Haywood

Good Friends Band Members: Kenneth Mosley – drums,  Bill Rich – bass,  James Alan Smith – keyboards,  Elliot Randall – lead guitar,  Dwayne Adams – rhythm guitar,  Jeff Jarvis – trumpet,  Willie Hill – sax and  Jerry Noonan – sax

LP – Hammer n’ Nails – “Colorado Loves KGNU” – 1982

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American 78832 – “Make Me As a Child”

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Colorado Ecology – Various Artists

This LP includes appearances by former Governor of Colorado Dick Lamm, vocalist Harry Tuft, vocalist Jan Hannah, vocalist Ed Trickett, and the Beautiful America Girls’ Chorus.

LP – Sound Exchange – “America the Beautiful – In Memoriam”

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Colorado Folk – Various Artists

Includes Ruthie Allen, Pete McCabe, City Limits and Vince & Kathy

LP – Biscuit City 1302 – Colorado Folk

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LP – Biscuit City 1304 – Colorado Folk II

Includes Jim Ransom, Mary & Katy, Dan McCrimmon and Grubstake

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Various Artists – Colorado Songwriters

LP – “Colorado Songwriters Award Album”

Includes The Pye Dawgs, The Bright Brothers, Syntax, Lonely Rider, Dave Hill, The Tremblers and Great Exuma

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Various Artists

LP – RRR Records 24 – “Colorado”

Musicians include Architect’s Office, Joshua Stevens, Little Fyodor, Human Head Transplant, Rick Corrigan, Chaffed Chunk and Doll Parts

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Various Artists – Timberline Records

Includes Rudy Romero – Rob Kunkel – Albert Collins – Dewey Terry – Michael Stanley and Danny Holient

LP – Timberline 1 – “Tumbleweed Sampler” – 1978

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Various Artists – Colorado Composers Classic

Musicians: Ken Perkins, Jon Ims, Bobbitt/Munkres, Dietplan, Myzar, The Holes, Puppeteer, Burn’t Lips, X Man 421, Diane Brown

LP MCF 5019 – “Allstars”

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LP – PMA Records – Allstars II – 1986

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Various Artists – Colorado Jazz Party

Musicians: Clark Terry, Harry Edison, Kai Winding, Urbie Green, Zoot Sims, Budd Johnson, Victor Felman, Lyn Christie, Alan Dawson, Flip Phillips, Cliff Leeman, Dick Hyman, Trummy Young, Carl Fontana, Bobby Rosengarden, James Moody, Ross Tompkins, Larry Ridley and Mousie Alexander

LP – MPS – “Recorded Live! At Dick Gibson’s 1971 Colorado Jazz Party!”

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Various Artists (Telluride)

Includes Norman & Nancy Blake, Dan Crary, The Country Gazette, Doug Dillard Band, Hot Rize, Bob Lucas, Peter Rowan, The New Grass Revival, Wayne Stewart and Doc & Marie Watson

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Dot & Jimmy Vaughn

Dot and Jimmy Vaughn were from the southern central area of Colorado, home of the heavy weight champion of the world, Jack Dempsey.

The couple’s actual name was Jimmy and Dot Soward.  The couple had connections to Norman Petty in New Mexico and traveled there on at least two occasions to work with Petty.

The sessions resulted in several tracks which found their way onto vinyl.

Click on the picture sleeve image below to read Lisa Wheeler’s account of this Colorado duo on “Pueblo City Limits”

45 – Manassa 1001 – Between Two Trees b/w A Satisfied Mind – 1966

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45 – Manassa 1002 – Slowly b/w That’s Me Without You – 1966

45 – KLR Records 4345 – “The Lovin’ Arms Of You” b/w “Hayseed” – Recorded October, 1970

Unreleased tracks: “Sweet Hour of Prayer” and “Cry Cry Darlin’”

LP – Dot 25808 – “The Magnificent Morman Sound with Dot and Jimmy Vaughn”

LP – KLR 4346 – “Dot & Jimmy Vaughn” – recorded in 1970 and released in early 1971.

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Vaughn first recorded in Clovis in 1973 cutting the unreleased “She’s Just a Woman”, “Valentine”, and “Winter Lady”.

He returned to Clovis in 1976 to record his “Wanted” long play which was released on It’s Just Country Records.

Vaughn would cut several additional tracks in Clovis which did find their way onto vinyl including “She’s Just a Woman” b/w “Tell You in the Morning”, “Change of Heart” b/w “Barn Dance” on It’s Just Country Records 2049, and “Barn Dance” b/w “Simple Things” It’s Just Country Records 102.  He had two additional unreleased tracks “Country Moods” and “City of Fame”.

All of the above were recorded with Norman Petty in 1976.

D. L. Velarde Band – Littleton

Group Members: Richard W. Edwards (bass),  Frank T. Gilb (lead guitar),  Linda Ann Velarde (keyboard),  Ed Blaswitz (drums). and  Daniel L. Velarde (lead guitar)

LP – KAD – “The Other Side Of Yesterday” – 1983

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Verses

45 – Gold Coin – “Cherokee” b/w “Blues For Peggy”

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The Vincent Brothers

The Vincent Brothers recorded on Morey Bernstein’s Finer Arts label and were regulars at Keyboard Lounge located on Colorado’s Western Slope.

See the Finer Arts Discography Page

Bernstein was the proprietor of the Keyboard Lounge.

Members: Ted and Bruce Vincent with Marv (last name?) Also Jimmy Ellis

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LP – Saxony SLP-1260 – “The Vincent Brothers”

45 – Keyboard Lounge 6681 – Satin Doll b/w Lara’s Theme

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The Viscounts (Denver)

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

Nick Vitale & The Echos

See the Band Box Discography Page

The Viva Brass

45 – VB V 24516 – “Denver” b/w “Old Man River”

The Voices of Mute (Denver)

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

Phillip “Fang” Volk”

Phillip was a member of Paul Revere and the Raiders.  Volk was a student at the University of Colorado, playing in a “frat” band when contacted by the Raiders.  He immediately accepted the offer and caught the next plane out of Colorado.

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Mel Vonne (Denver)

45 – Celesta Records CR0060 – “Always Knew (You’d Be There)” b/w “He’s Aright With Me” – 1983

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Voyage of Slaves

7-inch 33 1/3 – Little Heart Records LHR 6666 – “Black Beard” (Flip side is by Monolith)

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Waco (Pueblo)

See White Lightning and The Trolls

Harold Waits (deceased)
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

Christine Walevska

LP – Owl ORLP-14 – “The Artistry of Christine Walevska”

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Jerry Walker
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

Snaz Wall
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

Wayne Wallar

45 – Aspen 801 – “Ballad of  ’36” b/w “Dark December” – 1974

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Jimmy Wallis

See the Band Box Discography Page

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Joe Walsh

The following LP and hit Single was recorded at the Caribou Ranch outside of Nederland.  Walsh came to Colorado after leaving The James Gang.  He stayed in the state for quite some time eventually joining The Eagles.

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Dave Walters

45 – PKT 676 – “The Men of Phi Kappa Tau”

Tyler Ward (Aurora)

Tyler Ward was born in March of 1988 in Aurora, Colorado.  He has recorded many CD’s during the time period from 2010 up through the current time and has toured extensively with many name acts.

The Warming Trend

Members of this group performed with the local chapter of “Up With People”. They also performed from time-to-time at Taylor’s Nightclub in west Denver.

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

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45 – TWT 7127 – I’ve Known Before b/w Colorado (two versions of the picture sleeve were produced)

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45 – Corrugated Music U-25010M – “Working In A Restaurant” b/w “Fishing Blues”

Ozzie Waters

LP – Columbine – Central City Favorites – Collector’s Album Number 1

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LP – Columbine – Central City Favorites – Collector’s Album Number 2

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45 – Columbine – “Olad Man Atom” b/w “Iron Horse”

78 – Coast 2007 – At Mail Call Today b/w Don’t Fool Around Me Any More

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78 – Coast 2020 – Lazy Day b/w Broomstick Buckaroo

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Don Watson & Mary Flower

45 – Central Bank 44550 – “Aurora (A New Dawn in Colorado)” b/w “Aurora Vision”

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Jim Watson & Joel Cowan

See the Band Box Discography Page

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LP – Dooto – “Songs Heard Through a Keyhole”

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Milt Watson’s Wildest Clan (Denver)

See the Band Box Discography Page

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Maxine Watta

LP – Rochshire XR 9312 – “Maxine Watta” – 1983

45 – Rocshire 95062 – Real Love b/w Give Back My Love – 1983

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Linda Way
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

Richard Weatherford & Colorado Water Wheel

45 – Gucci 4517 – Countrified b/w Weatherford Rooster – 1977

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45 – Gucci 4519 – Country Dreams b/w High Wind – 1977

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Pamela Webb & The George

45 – Liberty 56102 – Hold On, I’, Comin’ b/w Peter O’Toole – April, 1969

Interesting that once again Frank Slay is the producer for yet another Colorado group – probably based on his ventures into Colorado to witness KIMN’s Battle of the Bands.

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Paul Weidig

Musicians: Paul Weidig,  Mark Thompson (guitar), and  Marty Pullam (piano)

LP – Weidig Records – “Well, Now You Know” – 1983

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Barbara Weiger

LP – Soundmark SMC 2002 – “Barbara Weiger”

Dody & Barbara Weiger

45 – Gold Coin – “Lover’s Eyes” b/w “Song for Amy”

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Chuck E. Weiss

Weiss grew up in the Denver area where according to Wikipedia his parents owned the Record Center located down on 16th Street before it became a pedestrian mall. He would take up the drums which led him toward his musical career first locally backing Lightnin’ Hopkins and later touring with him nationally. Then it was on to Tom Waits and with them Rickie Lee Jones all performing together in California. Jones later paid tribute to Weiss in her self-penned hit “Chuck E.’s in Love” in 1979. Weiss started up the Viper Club in the L.A. area.

45 – Rickie Lee Jones – Chuck E’s In Love – 1979

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LP – Extremely Cool

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LP – Red Beans and Weiss

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LP – The Other Side of Town

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Cantor Maurice Weiss

See the Finer Arts discography Page

45 – Beth Joseph – Chanting

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Dick Weissman

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From Dick’s Web Site:

“After graduating from college, Dick moved to New York, and spent the next four years alternating between attending graduate school and becoming active in the folk music scene in Greenwich Village. Eventually he dropped out of Columbia, performed with Happy Traum, did a two week gig at Folk City opening for Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry, and with John Phillips and Scott McKenzie formed the folk-pop band The Journeymen. Three and a half years, three Capitol albums and several hundred concerts later, Dick moved back to New York and became a studio musician, record producer and songwriter.”

“In 1972 he moved to Colorado, got a music degree, wrote numerous instructional books for banjo and guitar, and performed widely. This evolved into a writing career, co-authoring the award-winning Folk Music Sourcebook and writing the best-selling The Music Business: Career Opportunities & Self Defense. At the same time Dick taught at the late Colorado Women’s College, later getting an MA from the University of Oklahoma, and working for NARAS as their National Educational Coordinator in Los Angeles in 1987. Moving back to Colorado, Dick became a tenured professor in the Music & Entertainment Industry program at the University of Colorado at Denver. While in Colorado he wrote a number of other instructional folios, two feature film scores, and he focused on performing and recording original instrumental music.”

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45 – CMC 2216 – Grand Junction, Colorado – b/w The Uncomphgre Trail – 1985

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Jimmy Welch

LP – “Table Rock”

The Well Drillers

See the Finer Arts discography Page

Jack Wells

45 – Diane – Phantom Trains Of Cripple Creek Parts 1 and 2

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Kaylan Wells

Skip Wells
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

The Wellshires

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

Shaun Werkele

A strange square dance record with vocal and instrumental versions of Roy Orbison’s “Pretty Woman”. The label August was based out of Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

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Pete Wernick

WERNICK PETE

With:

Andy Statman
Tim O’Brien
Duane Webster

LP – “Dr. Banjo Steps Out”

Norma West (Colorado Springs)

45 – Home Spun 102 – Somewhere, Someday I’ll Find You

(Image from “North of Pueblo” Blog)

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Sonny West

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Sonny West

45 – Atlantic 45-1174 – “Rave On” b/w “Call On Cupid” – 1958

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The West Coast Pop Experimental Band

Here is Bob Yeazel’s fine account of local involvement in the West Coast Pop Experimental Band – The band’s Reprise Record releases correspond primarily with the original group’s line-up and are not illustrated here for that reason. Here’s another account of the band.

Original Group Members:

Shaun Harris (The Laughing Wind, The Snow Men. California Spectrum, Rogues, Brigadune) – born in Colorado Springs
Danny Harris (The Laughing Wind, The Snow Men. California Spectrum, Rogues, Brigadune) – born in Colorado Springs
Michael Lloyd (The Rogues, The Laughing Wind)
John Ware – drums Bob Markley – light show – composer

Later Members with Local Connections:

Bob Yeazel – guitar (The Beast, Superband, Sugarloaf)
Roger Bryant – bass (Superband)
Jimmy Greenspoon (Superband, Three Dog Night)
Ron “Mickey” Morgan – guitar (The Wild Ones – Superband – The Electric Prunes – Three Dog Night) deceased

From the Wayne 21 Blog site by Leather Souls drummer Wayne Jones (2012):

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

…..They came home broke and without any equipment. Bob Yaezel hitch hiked back to Denver with his guitar, no money and no place to stay. He told me the story about the long hours and the hardship they endured travelling around the country playing as the West Coast Pop Art Band. It wasn’t what he signed on for.  He said it was like slave labor. He told me he was left homeless in Los Angeles and was selling newspapers on Sunset Blvd for 25 cents a paper just to eat.  When he came back to Denver his parents would not let him move back in with them. I let him stay in a room at a Hotel I was involved with at that time.  He never paid a nickel.  Ron Morgan and Jimmy Greenspoon came back to Denver a short time after Yaezel did.

When Ron and Jimmy Greenspoon came back to Denver they wanted to start another group.  At the time I owned a Bar and restaurant and was involved with  the Hotel in Downtown Denver around the corner from the Exodus.  They formed a band called the Superband.  Roger Bryant, Bob Yaezel, Ron Morgan, Jimmy Greenspoon and Myron Pollack the drummer that used to hang around JB’s at the Sunday jam sessions.”

45 – Fifo 660 – I Won’t Hurt You b/w Sassafras – 1966

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45 – Reprise 552 – 1906 b/w Shifting Sands – 1967

REPRISE 552 - WCPOP 1967 A REPRISE 552 - WCPOP 1967 B

45 – Reprise 582 – Help, I’m A Rock b/w Transparent Day – 1967

REPRISE 582 - WEST COAST POP - 67 A REPRISE 582 - WEST COAST POP - 67 B

REPRISE 582 - WEST COAST POP - 67 C REPRISE 582 - WEST COAST POP - 67 D

45 – Reprise PRO 270 – Suppose They Gave A War And No One Comes b/w Queen Nymphet – 1967

REPRISE 270 - WEST COAST POP 67 A REPRISE 270 - WEST COAST POP 67 B

45 – Reprise 776 – Smell of Incense b/w Unfree Child – 1968

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45 – Amos 119 – Free as a Bird b/w Where’s My Daddy – 1969

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LP – Reprise 6247 – Part 1 – 1967

West Coast Pop Experimental - Reprise - Part One

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LP – Reprise 6270 – Volume II – 1967

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LP – Reprise 6298 – A Child’s Guide to Good & Evil –

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Western Cine Studios

Many of the records posted here were recorded at the Western Cine Studios in Denver over the years. Below is a comment from Marsh Faber – The Maryruth Weyand promotional record which follows this listing was also recorded at Western Cine)

“Ran across Scott Newell’s reply. My father, Marshall Faber, photographed the cover of “Passin’ Through” for Walt Conley. I think I wore the record out listening to it. My father also helped Johnnie Newell with the chemical processes at Western Cine. Dad had been in the motion picture business since about 1934, and did a lot of experimenting with color film when it was in its infancy. He shot most of the commercials for Channel 9 (then KBTV, now KUSA) and was the chief news photographer, in addition to being in charge of the physical plant. I think the original photos of Walt were lost in the Cherry Creek flood of 1965.”

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Maryruth Weyand/The Unmentionables

Maryruth composed songs for The Lawmen and for Gary & Eddie – both of whom appeared at Taylor’s Supper Club.  The record below was released in at least two different packages for two different promotional objectives

33 1/3 7-inch – Western Cine 6841 – Magic Time of the Year

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45 – ARA 4866 – There Is No Night in Creede with blank back side

Creede Colorado is located on the south section of the Western Slope

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45 – S &J 102145 – Legacy b/w The Many Faces of Love (with Larry Meeks)

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Ed Whatley & The Hummingbirds

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Whilt

45 – Handshake Inc. Records – “Black Leaves” b/w “Aggregate”

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Brodie White & White Noise (Pueblo)

45- White Noise 001 – “Vera Cruz” b/w “Slow Train”

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Jack White

45 – Metronome M 25259 – Colorado River Song – 1970

Tony Joe White

45 – Monument Mn45-1104 – Aspen Colorado – 1966

Whitefield-Ward Jamboree

Biscuit City 100101 – Big Thompson Flood b/w A Night In Old Denver

One of two infamous floods to hit Colorado – the other being the Platte River Flood in 1965

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White Lightning (Pueblo)

White Lightning formed in the late 1960’s. This group is documented by local Blogger Lisa Wheeler on her interview with band member Ron Ellis. The band worked with and recorded at Norman Petty’s studio in New Mexico for the Sandoz release.

Group Members:

Ron Ellis – guitar – (Tangerine Dream – local group – The Ellis Brothers – Waco – The Cows)
Richard (“Speedy”) Gonzalez – guitar (The Trolls)
Leroy Gonzalez – drums
Joe Ellis – bass (The Ellis Brothers – Waco – Blues Highway)

45 – Sandoz 101 – “Blue Man (Peace of Mind)” b/w “Leaves”

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White Pine

45 – WPI 38308 – “Play Me Something I Can Dance To” b/w “Wings of Grace” (with picture sleeve)

George Whitesell

45 – Passage Records 0104 – Pray for Me b/w Sunset Beach – 1983

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Stuart Whitmore & The Heritage Square Opera House Zanies

45 – Aspen 23 – Colorado My Own b/w Opera House Rag-Sweet Sixteen – 1977

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The Whizz Band

45 – Our Record Company 1001 – “Become Part of My Memory” b/w ‘Rocky Mountain Nymph”

Ronnie Whyte

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Jay Wieder

Jay had his start in the U.S. Air Force where he fronted a dance band. His orchestra appeared on all the major TV networks as well as radio – while they maintained their base in Denver, Colorado.

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Vinton Wight

LP – Folkway Records 6154 – “Colorado Narrow Gauge Stack Music – Sounds of Steam Locomotives No. 3”

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Duane Wilbanks

45 – Sounda Records 161 – “Go Go Broncos” b/w “Go Go Broncos Instrumental” – 1983

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The Wild Ones

Group Members:

Ron “Mickey” Morgan – lead guitar (West Coast Pop Experimental Band – Superband – Three Dog Night – The Electric Prunes) deceased – died in an automobile accident
Mark Bretz – guitar (Shelltones – Astronauts – Sunshine Ward)
Cary Thiel

From the Wayne 21 Blog by Wayne Jones: “I was engaged to Sheila Morgan, Ron Morgan’s sister when I was drafted in 1964. I had not seen her since my leave in July of 1965 and had lost track of her and Ron Morgan. I knew he was in California but that is all I heard.  I was living with Corky Young when I was in town.  He had a house in East Denver and I rented a room from him.  He was playing in The Mothers Children and doing well with his nightclub gigs.  One night when I came home Ron Morgan was there. He was staying there for awhile with Corky and had just returned from California where he was doing studio work. He worked with the Standell’s, The Association, Moby Grape, The Electric Prunes, and did studio work for Three Dog Night and the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band.  He was out of money and needed to go to work.   I invited him down to JB’s to sit in with us.”

Here is an extract of some of the information on guitars Ron Morgan from Tim Forestor’s on-line story about the West Coast PEB: (Ron Morgan pictured)

MORGAN RON

“Like many classic albums (and, no doubt, many more deservedly forgotten) ‘A Child’s Guide To Good And Evil’ was recorded by a group in a state of crisis. Effectively, the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band had now been reduced to a trio. The same newspaper article quoted above listed the personnel for the LP as: “Ron Morgan on lead guitar, Shaun Harris on bass, and Markley on percussion instruments – all sing”.

Danny’s involvement was either minimal or non-existent. As Shaun recalls: “By this time Danny had become ill. He had a sort of manic depressive illness”. The photo on the reverse of the album reflected the same line-up, showing (from front to back) Shaun, Markley and – at last – the elusive Ron, in apparently heavy disguise. According to his brother, after moving to LA from Denver in 1965 Morgan had swiftly immersed himself in the local music scene, recording a demo with two future members of the Iron Butterfly and playing with the early incarnation of Moby Grape, Peter and the Wolves.

It was probably through his studio work that he became involved with the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band. “After the first Reprise album he flew back to Denver and he was real happy with that. But he wasn’t very happy with the singing. He wasn’t a solo singer himself – he just did a little back up – but he was always disenchanted with the vocals. Ron kept coming back and forth from LA and Denver and that was how he missed the photo shoot for the second album. It seemed like the band wasn’t organized at all – it was just a case of throwing stuff together whenever they could – and Ron was always out of time.

When he got disenchanted with something, he got flaky. I remember that bit about him not getting out of bed to catch a flight. He didn’t want to go back to LA because he knew what he was going into. I think he really wasn’t into it at that time and just wanted to stay in Denver. He said that he would go into the studio where they would have laid down a lot of stuff and he would try and over-dub, but it would have just been awful – it almost had to be done again.

To him the musicianship just wasn’t up to snuff. A lot of people had trouble keeping up with Ron – it was quite funny to watch some times. But by the time of the third Reprise album, he told me that the whole thing was just a total embarrassment – it was pieced together so haphazardly. By this time Ron was heavily involved with Three Dog Night so when it came to the photo for the back of the LP he shaved differently and wore these silly glasses and I think it actually worked!”

Danny Williams (Littleton)

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45 – Pilot 401 – “Tennessee Rose” b/w “Dreamer” – 1962

45 – Dawilla 101 – “Stranger to Love” b/w “My Little Black Book”

J. Williams Curtis York

Owl – 3389 – Where’s Your Love b/w Sing Me Your Song

OWL 3889 - YORK CURTIS WILLIAM - BOULDER (1) OWL 3889 - YORK CURTIS WILLIAM - BOULDER (2)

Julius Williams & Indeya

33 Seven-Inch – SO.CO. 304 – No One But You b/w Together as One – 1986

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Mike Williams

Musicians: Steve Hill (bass), Mike Williams (guitar), Dennis Coats (guitar), Kelli Williams (vocals)

LP – ABF Deal – The Radio Show – 1975

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Reed Williams & The Fantasy Band

Members: Mark Zarlengo, Andy Morantz and Al Knipe

Supporting Musicians: Doug McLemore, Terry Klausner, Phyllis Murry, Joyce Carol, Tom Virtue, George Banks, Lynne Glaske, Gerald Endsley, Davial Perot, Jeanine Downing, Vince Gnojek, Glenn Goss, Ray Bonneville

LP – Venture LPV-0100 – “Dream Away”

Steve Williams (Littleton)

With Darrin Johnson on drums

LP – Unicorn URS-1000 – “White Jive” – 1984

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WILLIAMS STEVE - UNICORN 1000 AA

Little Boy Williamson

45 – Rock-A-Billy 501 – I Swear b/w Monica Rose

RB 501 ADD B - Copy RB 501 ADD A

Jimmy Wilkins & The Blue Falcons with The Sarands

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Willie & The Bop-A-Whiles

45 – Hog Maw 104 – Rockin’ Chair Daddy b/w Long Gone Mama

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Willie & Jerry and Their Gang of Popular Musical Artists

Musicians:

Paty Hartzell (organ)
Buddy Crocker (vocals)
Beth Mitchell
Norm Sorenson (piano)
Ann Howard (vocals)

Willie & Jerry at The Beacon Supper Club – 7800 East Colfax Denver

Willie & Jerry (Image from "The Denver Eye")

Willie & Jerry (Image from “The Denver Eye”)

Willie and The Original Stablemen

45 – Rock-A-Billy 125 – Guitar Rock b/w It’s Saturday Night

RB 125 BLUE RB 125 B

Willie & The Rhythm Razors

45 – Rock-A-Billy 128 – Gigi Ann b/w My Hillbilly Gal

RB 128 PURP RB 128 B

45 – Rock-A-Billy 7001 – I’m Wondering Now b/w Ditty Bop Baby

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Willie & The String Poppers

45 – Rock-A-Billy 1 – The Rockin Blues b/w Whatever Happened to That Rock & Roll

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45 – Rock-A-Billy 3 – Rock an’ Roll Religion b/w Mary Lou Rock

RB 102 A RB 102 B

45 – Rock-A-Billy 103 – The Reminicin’ Boogie b/w Oh Baby Baby

RB 103 BLUE RB 103 B

45 – Rock-A-Billy 104 – The Crazy Boogie b/w The Fender Bender Boogie

RB 104 WHITE RB 104 B

Curtis Willis/Willis Brothers
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

45 – High Country 69003 – She Just Lay’s There b/w The Whole Town’s Looking Down On You

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45 – Generic 3221 – Birmingham b/w Where Does Love Go (When It’s Gone)

Patty & David Wills & The Petit Brothers

7-Inch 33 1/3 – Western Cine WSC-6841

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The Willis Brothers

45 – Generic 3221S-1 – “Birmingham” b/w “Where Does Love Go”

Carl Wilson (Caribou Ranch)

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

CARIBOU 1983 - CARL WILSON LP

Dennis Wilson (Caribou Ranch)

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

CARIBOU 1977 - BRIAN WILSON LP

The Rod Wilson Trio

45 – Top of the Rockies 1173 – William Bailey Overture b/w Never My Love

TOP ROCKIES 1173 - ATOP ROCKIES 1173 - B

Glen Wimbush
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

Wind Machine

Members: Steve Mesple (guitar), Joe Scott (guitar), Blake Eberhard (bass) and Brian Mikulich (drums)

LP – BMI/Mespie – Windmachine – 1986

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LP – Machine Head – “Unplugged” – 1986

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LP – Wind Machine Featuring Steve Mespie – 1986

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Windfield

Winfield is Steve Weinmeister (guitar), Roy Alonzo (bass), Dano Goforth (guitar), Robert Sherman (drums), and Dave LeRoux (sax)

LP – Winfield – 1983

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LP – JMC 101653 – “Cutie Pie” – 1987

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45 – Windfield – “Cadillac” b/w “Love In Your Eyes”

45 – Windfield 812/46 – “I’d Have To Be Crazy” b/w “Then You Tell Me” – 1979

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Winger (Denver)

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Stewart Wofe

45 – Coliseum CRS 101 – “Fighting the Feeling” b/w “Something About You” – 1981

Ursula Wolter

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Johnny Wonder & His Exotic Exclusives

45 – Numbskull R 7647 – “I Want to Tell You” b/w “Krystal” – 1982 (with picture sleeve)

The Wonderland Singers

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Dick Wood
Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

Weldon Wood

45 – Passage 0104 – “Mighty Man” b/w “Rocking Chair Cowboy”

Woodmore & the Curzon Strings

LP – Century 36742 – “Woodmor”

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Dick Woods

LP – Mountain – “Woods Country Vol 1” – 1982

45 – Mountain 1103 – “Big, Big World” b/w “Jeanie In the Bottle” (with picture sleeve)

45 – Mountain 1106 – “For You” b/w “Hillbilly Darlin'”

45 – Mountain 1107 – “I’m Livin’ It Up So I Can Live It Down” b/w “Spanish Eyes”

Wooden Nickle

45 – Wooden Nickle KM 3203 R 690 – “Live at the Waterhole”

Woolworth (Downtown Denver)

Woolworth carried the Top 100 (and more) 45’s from Billboard as well as tons of long plays – the premier place during the 1960’s to locate a hard to find single – They also stocked local 45’s being played by KIMN radio.

They served a unique style of pizza (no meat) in squares – very good for about a quarter a slice!  Located on the old 16th Street Mall – Long Gone!

The Wowie Zowie

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

Dennis Wright

Dennis Wright at the College Inn – 4400 East 8th Avenue Denver

Dennis Wright (Image from "The Denver Eye")

Dennis Wright (Image from “The Denver Eye”)

Jerry Wulf

45 – Aspen AP O-2801 – “I’ll Show You Mine (If You Show Me Yours) b/w “I Change My Mind”

Johnny Wyatt (with Jimmy Johnson & His Band)

45 – Magnum 733 – The Bottom of the Top Parts 1 and 2 – 1965

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45 – Old Red 31542 – I’ll Love Your Lonelies Away b/w Loneliness Is

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45 – Wyatt Music 31542 – Sometimes Dreams Come True b/w More of You to Love – 1978

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Xandra

45 – Mercury 6013560 – Colorado – 1979

XEQ (Denver)

Members – Doug Conlon (guitar), Nate Butler (bass), Aron Arnold (keyboards), Rudy Monroe (guitar) and Mike Kellim (drums)

LP Fastrack – “XEQ” – 1985

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Glenn Yarbrough and the Havenstock River Band

The Limeliters with Glenn Yarbrough started up in Aspen, Colorado in the early 1960’s before going on to fame.  This LP contains a nod to the Mile High State “Colorado”.

LP – Impress IMPS-1612 – Glenn Yarbrough and the Havenstock River Band

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Glenn Yarbrough and the Havenstock River Band

45 – Impress 710 – Colorado Exile – 1971

Earrell Yarns

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Robert Yelin

Musicians include Phil Sparks (bass), Kevin Smith (drums) and Robert Yelin (guitar)

LP – Yelin – Song for My Wife – 1983

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LP – Capri 40223 – “Night Rain” – 1981

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Yonder Mountain String Band

This bluegrass group was founded in the mountain town of Nederland in the 1990’s.

YONDER MOUNTAIN

Members:

Ben Kaufman (bass) – Adam Aijala (guitar) – Dave Johnston (banjo) – Jeff Austin (mandolin) – Allie Kral (violin)

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J. William Curtis York (Boulder)

45 – Owl 3889 – Where’s Your Love? b/w Sing Me Your Song

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Dez & Irene Young

LP – Cook 24663 – “Colorado Springs Chuckwagon Presents”

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Julie Young (Youngfield, Colorado)

45 – ADR 805 – “It Wasn’t You” b/w “Out-Lawed Desert Cowboy” – 1980

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Ray Young and Dick Young

These guys migrated from Nebraska before landing in the Denver area. The cover depicts the two back in their Nebraska college days. This LP was cut in 1982.

LP – DBO 001 – “Think Young” – 1982

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The Young Folk Three

This group includes Randy Loyd from Colorado

45 – Amber AR-4403 – “Hammer & Chain” b/w “Gonna Sing and Shout”

Zales Jewelers

45 – Zales 11204 – We’ve Got the Whole World Working For You

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Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention
(Caribou Ranch)

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

CARIBOU 1975 - FRANK ZAPPA LP

Carl Zeller

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Zephyr (Boulder) – featuring Tommy Bolin

Zephyr

Formed in 1969 – this band featured guitar player Tommy Bolin. Much in the vain of many 70’s groups in Colorado – band members congregated along the Colorado Front Range attracted from all parts of the country.

Bolin later played with The James Gang and then Deep Purple for a time – also doing much studio work and solo work. After the demise of Zephyr band members the Givens with Tommy Bolin, John Faris and two former members of Flash Cadillac – Mick Manresa (Flash) and Harold Fielden put together The Legendary 4-Nikators. Their base was Boulder, Colorado.

ZEPHYR PHOTO

Group Members:

Tommy Bolin – guitar – deceased (James Gang – Deep Purple – both in early 1970’s)
Candy Givens – vocals – deceased
David Givens – bass
Robbie Chamberlin – drums (The Ramblin Blues)
John Faris – keyboards

LP – Probe 4510 – Zephyr – Charted December, 1969 – Peaked #48

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LP – Warner Bros. 7444 – Goin’ Back to Colorado – 1971

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LP – Warner Bros. 2603 – Sunset Ride – 1972

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45 – Warner Bros. 7444 – Zephyr – Going Back to Colorado b/w The Radio Song – 1969

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45 – Warner Bros. 7604 – High Flying Bird b/w Sierra Cowgirl – 1969

WARNER BROS 1972 06 - ZEPHYR DJ A

WARNER BROS 7604 - ZEPHYR (1) WARNER BROS 7604 - ZEPHYR (2)

45 – Probe 475 – Sail On b/w Cross the River – 1970

PROBE - 1970 02 475 - ZEPHYR A PROBE - 1970 02 475 - ZEPHYR B

ZEPHYR - PROBE 475 ZEPHYR - PROBE 475_0001

ZEPHYR - PROBE 475_0002

45’s – Tommy Bolin with other Groups & Solo

45 – Atco 6966 – Standing in the Rain b/w From Another Time – Charted May, 1974 – Peaked #101

ATCO 1974 04 6966 - JAMES GANG BOLIN DJ AATCO 1974 04 6966 - JAMES GANG BOLIN DJ B

ATCO 1974 04 6966 - JAMES GANG BOLIN A ATCO 1974 04 6966 - JAMES GANG BOLIN B

45 – Atco 6953 – Must Be Love b/w Got No Time for Trouble – Charted February, 1974 – Peaked #54

ATCO 1974 06 6953 - JAMES GANG BOLIN A ATCO 1974 06 6953 - JAMES GANG BOLIN B

45 – Atco 7006 – Cruisin Down the Highway b/w Miami Two-Step – September, 1974

ATCO 1974 09 7006 - JAMES GANG BOLIN A ATCO 1974 09 7006 - JAMES GANG BOLIN B BW MIAMI TWO STEP

45 – Nemperor 005 – Savannah Woman b/w

NEMPEROR 1976 05 - BOLIN TOMMY - A NEMPEROR 1976 05 - BOLIN TOMMY - B

45 – Warner Brothers 8182 – Gettin’ Tighter b/w Love Child – 1976

WARNER BROS 1976 8182 - DEEP PURPLE BOLIN - A WARNER BROS 1976 8182 - DEEP PURPLE BOLIN - B

Brian Ziegler

ZIEGLER BRIAN LP

Karl Zomar – Columbine Records – Forerunner to Denver’s Band Box Records

(See the Band Box Page)

Randy Zombola with Blarney Pilgrim

LP – Dancing Strings Music – “Snowflake Breakdown” – 1986

Musicians:

Tom Stringer – Frank Barber – Diana Zombola – Randy Zombola

ZOMBOIA - DANCING STRINGS A (3) ZOMBOIA - DANCING STRINGS A (4)

ZOMBOIA - DANCING STRINGS A (1) ZOMBOIA - DANCING STRINGS A (2)

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