Can't Take My Eyes Off of You
Close to You
Black Magic Woman
The Way You Look Tonight
this album from Dave Ray, owner of Beat Pharm, the uber-cool record
store, located on Union Avenue, by the library, in Pueblo. Could spend
all day in there.
Dated 1972, and under the direction
of R.L. Bollig, the 32 member Creighton Jr. High Jazz Ensemble of
Lakewood (saxophone, flute, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass, and drums)
sounds more like a junior high assembly stage band, than an actual jazz
group, but I won't judge the kids too harshly.
usually don't go for school band things, but this one intrigued me, if
only for the fact that the kiddos do an spirited version of "Black Magic
album appears on the IM record label of Denver (IM-10641-1972). A
quick search of the address finds that it's now home to an insurance
the way...I grew up attending what was then called junior high school,
so I'm not sure when they became "middle schools," or when they decided
to go up to ninth grade in some parts of the country. Back in my day,
ninth grade was high school, but I digress.