Monday, January 14, 2019

Gringo Sleeze Band



So I'm going through this mountain of old Colorado Springs newspapers, when I spot this story, in a 1972 Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph. The band's name was one I hadn't seen before, in my research, nor could I find any additional information on the group.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Elk Bugles Radio Show - Pueblo

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Every Thursday from 4:00 -5:00 pm (MT) Elk Bugles is the Colorado music show featuring the little-known vinyl of the state. Tune in every week to hear unknown and unheard Colorado vinyl records, from the 1930s to the 1980s – the records missing from the state’s music history books.

Monday, January 7, 2019

From the Archives of Pueblo's La Cucaracha


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La Cucaracha - May 3, 1976

Band Members: Larry Montoya, Martin "Marto" Garcia, Bobby Montoya, and Frank Arvina

Larry Montoya was a former member of The Sting Reys, the Sunny Ozuna Orchestra, and the Rudy Guiterrez Orchestra. Martin Garcia played with the Rudy Guiterrez Orchestra (where he met Bobby and Larry Montoya, who aren't related). Frank Arvina was a former member of The Imperials.

I recently obtained a few old issues (1976-1980) of La Cucaracha, the local Pueblo newspaper, which served the Hispanic population of the city. Fantastic archival pictures of a handful of local bands, of the day. Check it out:

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Tiptoe Through the Tulips - The Colorado Springs connection



Nothing should surprise you, when it comes to my never-ending search for esoteric Colorado music history, but this little tidbit surprised even me.

Monday, December 31, 2018

2018: As Time Goes By

Safety First AV-001B (1984)

Hard to pick a favorite vinyl find, of 2018, but this one easily ranks up there. My thanks to the uber-talented Shepherd Stevenson (vocals, guitar and keyboard for the Aviators), for adding this fantastic Colorado record to my stash.

Friday, December 28, 2018

The Colorado Springs Junior League Follies of 1953


 So it's the day after Christmas, and I'm diggin' at my area used record chain. The obscure Colorado vinyl finds are nonexistent (I truly think I have drained this particular store, dry).

Monday, December 24, 2018

The KGNU Christmas Eve Show (link and playlist)


 Hey everyone! Happy holidays! Had a great time today, at the KGNU studios, playing some pretty nontraditional Christmas music (cue up the player to 1:25:09). My thanks to host Leland Rucker, for being a guest on his Morning Sound Alternative show.