Thursday, September 27, 2018

Elk Bugles Radio Show - Episode Nine


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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.
 
On today's show I try to jam in a Colorado artist, for each letter of the alphabet - in one hour! 
 
WHEW! 

 
Action Brass
Livin’ The Good Life

 
Fred Baca
Let’s Go Bowling

 
The Chasers
Believe Me

 
Dead Silence
Can’t Stop

 
BC Eddington
Credit Card Blues

 
Four Shades
Yes Sir that’s My Baby

 
Genesis
Time is All We Need

 
Chris Holloway
Come to Canon City

 
Del Ireland
A Different Place to Cry

 
Junk Yard Band
Big Fat Mama

 
Randy King
In Your Arms Again

 
Pete R. Laumbach
Burnt Toast

 
Moonrakers
7th Star

 
Newcomers
My People

 
What’s on Your Mind
The Other Side of Time

 
Dan Potkonjak
The Auctioneer

 
Just Because
Los Rayos

 
Jerry Savoy
All that Really Matters

 
The Teardrops
You Go Your Way

 
Viva Brass
Denver

 
Warming Trend
I’ve Known Before

 
You Set Me Up
Brian Ziegler






Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Colorado Country Music Review 1975

 

Hey all! Found this great newsletter, a while back, while diving around the dollar bins. I filed it away, and then rediscovered it, in a pile of "to get to" papers. I think it was originally stuck in an LP I already owned, but I gladly paid the buck, for this amazing 1975 archive of Colorado country-related memorabilia.

The May 1975, 16-page newsletter (Vol. 1, Issue 3) states that it was founded by Colorado music promoter Dick L.Woods, who worked extensively with Gladys Hart, the Colorado country music promotions queen. He would later purchase Mountain Records from Ethel and Steve Mengee. Interesting to note that, in issue number three, there is a story on how the management of the Review will be handled by Jack and Bonnie Shaffer.


Dick L. Woods

The trail goes cold as to what ended up happening to the publication, after that.

Let's turn the pages:


Viking Recording Studios

Busy Denver recording studio, which churned out records for The Beautiful Morning, *Black Canyon Gang, Ernie Brown, Calvary Baptist Church, Colorado Teen Ambassadors, Common People, Ron Forbis, The Gospel Tones, Innovations, The Lawmen, Littleton High School, Monroe Doctrine, Pilgrim Rest Inspirational Choir, The Possomtrotters, Duncan Tuck, Timothy Job Vigil, Williams World, just to name a few.

(* Of note: there is a story in the newsletter on the Black Canyon Gang's self-titled LP, produced at Viking Studios)

The Castaway Lounge
155 W. 84th Ave., Thornton

Advertisement notes Jim King and the Kingsmen (with Don on steel and John on drums). Jim recorded for Woods' Mountain Records.


 Caravan West
11221 W. 44th Ave., Wheatridge

Advertisement notes Embert Mishler along with Jim McGraw and His Quartet. Jim McGraw recorded for Band Box and the Double Nickle labels. Mishler would also record for Band Box, but bounced around other labels, including Big M, Drum City, and Studio 40.

 Club Corners
6551 W. 44th, Wheatridge

Advertisement notes Randy King and the Country All Stars. King was a prolific country singer, who recorded for the Band Box, Enterprise, Jaybo, L&S, Radco, and Rival labels, along with and Woods' Mountain label.


 
The Silver Saddle Lounge
East 104th and Highway 2, Commerce City

Advertisement for Dewey Knight's LP Shiny Long Limousine (JEMKL 100). 
Knight was a regular at the Ramblin' Rose Club, in Denver.

 
 Advertisement for Rick Bacino and his L-O Cowpokes

Rick Bacino and the Cowpokes (picture is with his wife and producer, Nita Bacino, along with Jim Crocker and "Steve") recorded for L&S Records, the same label as Randy King).
 


Two advertisements for Bonnie Nelson

Bonnie Nelson is probably considered the queen of Denver country music. Performing in her father’s restaurant, The Country Palace (note advertisement above), she became the radio spokesperson for International Harvester Company. She left country music in 1997, and became a faith-based singer and leader of Firestorm Ministries, Nashville.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

UPDATE: Ace Ball Found Audio (before Pueblo)


 

Hey all! Back in 2010 I had a blog post about country singer Ace Balch (who later became Ace Ball), the Pueblo disc jockey, who made quite a name for himself as a West Texas country singer and radio host, before moving to Colorado.

So I'm going through some items, purchased last year, and discovered several reel-to-reel tapes and items from Ace Ball's estate. I hadn't had a chance to dub these off, until now. WOW, what a great cache of pre-Pueblo Ace audio!

There are some fantastic West Texas radio station IDs and PSAs from country singers Wanda Jackson, Freddie Hart, Pete Drake, and Jim Kandy, but the one that stands out is this KHEM-Big Spring air check (year unknown), with Ace performing a song, PLUS a fantastic mention of Country Music Month, from Charlie Louvin!


Ace was a disc jockey at KDAV in Lubbock and KERB, in Kermit, before moving on to KHEM, in Big Spring, in the late 1950s. He was a fixture on West Texas radio, until 1968, when he moved to Colorado (most of this info is in the previous story).




Thursday, September 20, 2018

Elk Bugles Radio Show - Episode Eight

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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.



On today's show, it's all about the Colorado jazz.

 
Barry Wedgle
Kake

 
Les James Trio
Green Chili

 
Big Butter and Egg Man
El Jebel Shrine Syncopators

Billie’s Bounce
Colorado Jazz Party

 
Out of Nowhere
Walt Smith Trio

 
Cherry
Jazz in the Mountains

Runnin’ Wild
Jazz in the Troc 67
PICTURE COMING

 
In a Mist
Lady Be Good
Jazz in the Troc 69

 
In Flight
University of Colorado Jazz Ensemble

 
Atlantis
University of Northern Colorado
Jazz Lab Band I



No Credit
Joey Buffalo and Sonics







Thursday, September 13, 2018

Elk Bugles Radio Show - Episode Seven

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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.


Today's show got you in the mood for Halloween, with songs related to things 
that go bump in the night!

 
Séance
FAB Company

 
Voices in the Night
The Crew

 
Spellbound
Jimmy Key

 
Ghost Riders in the Sky
The Lang Brothers

 
Go Down You Murderers
Walt Conley

 
Bride Dressed in Black
Tyrone Kelly

 
Poison Red Berries
Eddie Eldon

 
The Bo’L Weevils
The Magic

 
Magic Eyes
Chance

 
Black Night Has Fallen
Strange Cargo

 
Tying Knots in the Devil’s Tail
Flying W Wranglers

 
Cabello Diablo
Common People

 
Zombie Jig
Neil Feather, John Sheehan and Patrick Bowers

 
Scream
Flamingo Plus

 
Search for Bridey Murphy
10:26

 
No Credit
Joey Buffalo and Sonics