Mike:Shoot me your mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you a copy. There are only four songs on the CD. It doesn't include Wilbur's "24 Hours of Loneliness" but you can get that off the Web from one of those Northern Soul jukeboxes.There are only four tunes but they are all SUPER! "Georgia Pines", "Baby Take Me Back", "Right String, Baby, But The Wrong YoYo" and "For a Little of Her Sunshine".John Rainey and Buddy wrote all of them except "Right String".Check out my blog robertoreg.blogspot.com& see if you want to contribute to the effort. We got lots of stuff on The Allmans, The Rubber Band, The K-Otics, B.J. Thomas, The Webs, The Candymen, Billy Joe Royal, The Rockin' Gibraltars, The Classics IV, Skynyrd, Roy Orbison, Sailcat and The Atlanta Rhythm Section.best,robo reg rockpilgrimage.blogspot.com
Saturday, February 18, 2006
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I always worked for my Daddy but he didn't pay me until probably the summer of '66 after I started to drive. The ONLY reason he agreed to pay me then was because I had to agree to SAVE all of the money I made from my many other jobs in the neighborhoods around South St. Andrews, South Oates and the Cottonwood Highway.
Anyway, up until '66, I needed money because I basically lived at the Rec Center and everything there cost money. I was the Al Capone of Cloverdale when it came to Coke bottles and Golden Flake Potato Chip bags but I was SUPER-HONEST with Mr. Roney at the Dixie Dandy. He paid me to hand out Saturday sales flyers and he had me look in the storm sewers to see if anybody had stashed flyers instead of delivering them to the screen door.
Well, a lot of that Dixie Dandy Saturday Sales Flyer Money didn't last until Sunday morning because Saturday night that dinero went into the fat little hand of the cat who handled the door at the Rec Center named Buddy Buie because we all basically worshipped Wilbur Jr. so we were there every time ya'll or anybody else played.
You can't imagine all the life long friends I met at your Rec Center shows. I went to Young Junior from the fall of '62 until the Spring of '65 so your shows were one of the few times we got to hang out with the cats from Girard other than at Creels, the basketball games and at the Martin.
Thank you so much for the James Gang CD. I love it.
Can I burn copies and give them away?
Thursday, February 16, 2006
I have never in all my life met anyone who put down Panama City,Florida who knew jack about Panama City, Florida.
I don't care what you think about carnival/condo roadside PC, get on the water!
IT'S A DIFFERENT STORY!!!!
The following map was made by hand for me by Chuck Bryan of Dothan. Chuck was probably the first person from Dothan who ever got a full postgraduate scholarship to study art at Yale University. He earned his Masters there in the early 90s.
This incredibly creative cat is no longer with us but he sho' brought us a lot of joy.
My dream has always been to put Chuck Bryan's map of St. Andrews Bay on a shirt.
THE OLD DUTCH TAVERN, 2801 Hwy 98, W. Panama City Beach Fla. Phone 234-2102
Looking through the ads at the end of the '67 Corolla brought us this gem. If you remember C.F. Stiles or Betty Koehler, please contact "Cuba,Alabama" and please, please, somebody forward this to Mitch Goodson!
JOHN CHRISTOPHER YOUNG REGISTER at the wheel!
This shot of the strip from the fall of '66 is for HARRISON!
Ya know all my ZEBE & Phi Yepp buddies always brag about Fats Domino and stuff playing at their house back in the day. Now I understand how they did it. MY HEBREW BROTHERS CHARGED ADMISSION TO THEIR FRATERNITY PARTIES!
Here's a quote from the '67 Corolla commentary on Phi Yepp:
"Socially, Phi Epsilon Pi is second to none, boasting such big name entertainment as John Lee Hooker, Lee Dorsey, Clarence "Frogman" Henry, Gary "U.S." Bonds, and Arthur Alexander."
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
I have been to Franks many times. It was always full of students.
Have no idea if there was really a Frank or not, but we called the place Franks.
He was giving beer away down there. Every Monday after the Alabama/Auburn game..
beer was a nickel..figure that. A six pack of Blue Ribbon was 99 cents and six Buds
sold at $1.25. No profit in nickel beer. Got a few buzzes on there many times.
Archie and I saved this vandalized Bob Weston mural. Anyone interested in seeing it can contact me at Pake Realty Company 205-759-1906.
IT'S SO NICE TO BE A HARMLESS LITTLE LOVABLE STONED FUZZBALL!!!!
Last week I was leaning against the largest bar-b-que pit I have EVER seen in my life.
It used to be at Frank's but now Frank's is a beyond the bizarre shaped lot full of bad dirt at the west end of 12th Street in Tuscaloosa by the M&O tracks.
BACK IN THE DAY, if you worked out a deal where you could set something up to meet a girl at FRANK'S, you could bet your bottom dollar that you might be able to drink two more PBRs 'cause you were about to get out of FRANK'S and head for a pizza place or NICK'S in about 30 minutes cause that girl wasn't wanting to hang at FRANK'S.
SHE WAS YOUNG & HEALTHY & SHE WANTED TO SPEND MONEY AT THE PIZZA JOINT OR ON A NICODEMUS AT NICK'S!
Now if you were fortunate and met a girl AT FRANK'S [!!!!}, OH,BOY!!!!,
You were gonna stay!!!!
The lots around FRANK'S were filled with vehicles every night but Sunday! If you met a girl at FRANK'S, it was like going to the GOOBER but with no movie!
"If the '62 Impala is rockin', don't come knockin "
Oh yeah, one more thing. After experiencing Friday Happy Hour this past February 10 at THE PARADISE LOUNGE in Kushla, as a Dothan Tiger, it is my sad duty to report that my respect for THE VIGOR WOLVES has increased!
Those damn white girls know how to dance!
robo reg http://robertoreg.blogspot.com
One of our greatest contributors to "Cuba, Alabama" has now experienced the worst day of his life. Please pray for him and go ahead & pray for everybody.
PRAYER CHANGES THINGS!
It also changes us.From : Milton Murphy
Sent : Saturday, February 11, 2006 3:52 PM
Subject : Buddy Buie music
I came across your blog accidentally when I discovered some recent postings from Buddy. He is a second cousin of mine who I haven't seen in many years, but his brother Jerry kept me posted of his accomplishments in the music industry during our years together at Auburn.
Anyway, I couldn't find a way to contact Buddy directly from your blog, but I am very interested in how to lay my hands on the JAMES GANG cd and the BUDDY BUIE: MUSIC OF MY LIFE cd. It wasn't until I read his posting that I learned he wrote one of my favorite songs, GEORGIA PINES. Every time I see the SWEET YOUNGUN'S perform, I request that song.
Good job on your blog. Thanks
THE FOLLOWING LINK TO RADIOBOP FROM TAMPA BAY'S STAR OF STAGE, SCREEN & RADIO, TEDD WEBB, IS A TREASURE CHEST OF EARLY ROCK 'N ROLL. IT TAKES TIME TO DOWNLOAD BUT BE PATIENT. IT IS REALLY WORTH IT! I'M LISTENING TO "VENUS IN BLUE JEANS" RIGHT NOW. THERE ARE NO COMMERCIALS AND I HAVE NO IDEA WHEN THIS WONDERFUL SOUNDTRACK WILL END!
The Music we grew up listening to on the radio, and its free.
Sat, 11 Feb 2006 21:53:47 -0500
After listening to the Beatles play "A Hard Day's Night" on RADIOBOP, I clicked over to the latest FLORIDA ROCKS AGAIN! podcast, "FLORIDA FREAKOUT".
Ewwwwwwwwww, it's powerful Sixties psychedeliciana!
Even has a Tuscaloosa connection with Johnny Sandlin & New Brockton's own PAUL HORNSBY playing with the Allmans on HOUR GLASS's "In A Time".
Tue, 14 Feb 2006 06:07:42 -0800 (PST)
Florida Rocks Again!: Florida Freak Out!
FLORIDA ROCKS AGAIN!: FLORIDA FREAK OUT!
The latest episode of Florida Rocks Again! is now up at http://www.garagepunk.com/?cat=7. Host Mal Thursday takes you on an hour-long trip to the psychedelic side of the Sunshine State, as a series of ’60s garage combos turn up their fuzz-boxes and wax poetic about blowing their sun-bleached minds. This episode includes such long-lost classics as We The People’s “When I Arrive,” the Kollektion’s “Savage Lost” (Florida Rocks Again! co-producer Jeff Lemlich named his essential book about Florida garage bands after this regional hit), and the Birdwatchers’ “Mary, Mary (It’s to You That I Belong),” described by lead singer Sammy Hall in his autobiography Hooked on a Good Thing as “a love song to marijuana.”
If you would like to subscribe to the podcasts on Garagepunk.com (Florida Rocks Again!, Savage Kick, Snake Alley, etc.) via iTunes, go to http://www.garagepunk.com/?page_id=61. Among the recent entries is Psychotic Infractions, Vol. 1, which features members of the forum covering garage punk nuggets, including Mal Thursday & the Cheetahs' version of the Outsiders' "That's Your Problem."
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Tuesday, February 14, 2006
While I was waiting for the Ft. Morgan ferry on Dauphin Island yesterday, I started thinking about calling somebody to go photograph the initial demolition of FRANK'S.
I thought about it a second and all I could think
was,"Naw, that'd be like having an open casket after a bad death."
When I left Dauphin Island on the ferry yesterday afternoon with two other cars I immediately saw The DREDGEAMERICA boat
Immediately saw hooded mergansers, loons, cormorants and sea ducks I couldn't identify in a million years.
As we got past the jetties and Ft. Gaines, one solitary laughing gull noticed I had a saltine cracker in my hand. It was a tough 45 minute journey across the mouth of Mobile Bay but
by going through two stacks of saltine crackers presented like frisbees to the multitude
plus half a loaf of French bread rolled into little footballs,
I had a
75 player laughing gull team that could play in the NFL
by the time we got to Ft. Morgan!
Those jokers caught two stacks of saltines flipped to them off the stern like frisbees IN THE AIR!!!!
Their only competition came from two larger juvenille bullying ring billed gulls with two or three other big mature ring bills above the ferry providing adult supervision on high along with one herring gull [about the biggest we have down home] to boot.
After surveying the Ft. Morgan Peninsula for the first time since IVAN, I rolled on down the road through the GESTAPO STATE OF ORANGE BEACH & sat down at the bar at the FLORA-BAMA
with owner Joe Gilchrist.
I talked to Joe about THE DAY BEAR BRYANT DIED
The Shoals /HINTON REVIEW
Tue, 14 Feb 2006 13:21:47 -0600
From The Online Wall Street Journal wwwwwwwwwwwwyker http://www.mfvr.com/
SOUNDS FROM A SILENCED STUDIO
By JESSE DRUCKERFebruary 11, 2006; Page P18
Last year, the famed Muscle Shoals recording studio near Muscle Shoals, Ala., shut down.
A collection of virtuoso musicians, largely country-reared white boys who played the meanest soul, backed the likes of Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Clarence Carter, the Allman Brothers, the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan.
Bobby Womack, a ubiquitous Muscle Shoals presence as singer, songwriter and guitarist, once told me:
"Muscle Shoals was the place of all places. Ask Aretha, Pickett and everyone else: There was some magic goin' on there."
The Muscle Shoals scene owed its existence in large part to producer Rick Hall, and was driven by a rhythm section that included, among others, keyboardist Barry Beckett and Spooner Oldham, guitarists Jimmy Johnson and Chips Moman, bassists David Hood and Tommy Cogbill, and drummer Roger Hawkins.
Over the past 18 months or so, several hard-to-find and previously unreleased recordings have become available.
Here are some of the best.
Beautiful Dream, Sessions Vol. 3
Eddie Hinton was one of the many faceless musicians and songwriters behind scores of famous soul recordings: That's his guitar on the Staple Singers' "I'll Take you There"; Dusty Springfield recorded his song "Breakfast in Bed"; and Aretha Franklin recorded his composition "Every Natural Thing." A former roommate of Duane Allman -- himself a frequent guitar contributor to the Muscle Shoals rhythm section -- Mr. Hinton had an enthusiastic vocal style that is at times pure blue-eyed Otis Redding. The performances are part Southern rock, part Southern soul.
Zane has released four collections of his material. This newest one includes previously unreleased demo sessions, with superb versions of "You Left the Water Running" and "Turn on Your Love Light."
Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham
Moments From This Theatre [Live]Proper Records/$15.98
Dan Penn is one of American music's most important songwriters. Consider: "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man," by Aretha Franklin and "Cry Like a Baby," by the Box Tops. Many of his best works were co-written by Spooner Oldham, who also played keyboards on Ms. Franklin's biggest hits for Atlantic. This CD, taken from a series of 1998 U.K. concerts and now officially released for the first time in the U.S., is a nearly perfect album. These spare recordings largely sung by Mr. Penn, and backed only by his guitar and Mr. Oldham's Wurlitzer, should remind listeners that some of the best Southern soul, especially in Muscle Shoals, was a true marriage of R&B and country. (That recipe is demonstrated beautifully in a series of releases by Urgent Records: the two-volume compilation "County Got Soul," as well as "Testify: The Country Soul Revue," which convened many of the Muscle Shoals musicians for a new recording. Trikont Records' excellent "Dirty Laundry: The Soul of Black Country" presents the flip side: country songs by African-American artists.) Mr. Penn has also produced a new soul album backed by the Muscle Shoals musicians, Bobby Purify's fine "Better to Have It."
The Immortal Wilson Pickett (4 CDs)Collectables Records/$52.97
The volatile Wilson Pickett, who died last month, made hit records in the greatest soul studios in cities across the country: Detroit, Memphis, Miami and Philadelphia. But his funkiest recordings, in my view, were made in Muscle Shoals. This new boxed set collects four of his best albums from the mid-1960s, including two from Muscle Shoals. This is where he cut numbers like "Mustang Sally" and "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" as well as several songs written by Mr. Penn and Mr. Oldham, including "She Ain't Gonna Do Right" on "The Wicked Pickett." "The Sound of Wilson Pickett" is even better, as the rhythm section had gotten the mid-tempo funk-soul groove down pat, backing Pickett on more of his best recordings: "Funky Broadway" and "Soul Dance Number Three."
Mr. Drucker is a reporter in the Journal's New York bureau, and the former host of the R&B program "The Mystery Train" on New York's WKCR.
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If he'll ever quit adding more stuff to it and give it to the Printer !
And he's plannin' on makin' it into a Coffee Table Book....but it's gonna be more like a Coffee table Top !
That is gonna be one GREAT BOOK on Southern R n' R during The BEACH MUSIC DAYS !
We opened for The SWINGIN" MEDALLIONS at The OLd HICKORY for 2 unforgetable summers
and then landed a contract with COLUMBIA RECORDS and by the time I was about 20 I had the World by The Balls ....
Had a Number ONE Record for 2 weeks in a row in BILLBOARD AREA SIX... which is The Whole damned Southeast...
Those were truly The Good Ole Days.....They had just built a brand NEW Holiday INN in every little town we played in...and they were cheap but CLEAN,,,and Room service.....
And The RUBBER BAND moved across The South and played in each town as often as the local economy could afford it !
Yes those were The Days,,,it was all so new and fresh and we were all so young and dumb....
but we were willin' to learn...
some died...some flipped out...some faded away......some went back to some straight life...
and some just kept on ROCKIN" !
and Shoutin Bama-Lama....they ain't never gonna sit him/me down !
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