IMAGES OF PRESIDENT BUSH LANDING & TAKING OFF COURTESY OF CHRISTY HARTMAN, ENTERPRISE PARAMEDIC
Bush's speech at Enterprise High should be here : http://www.dothanfirst.com/media_player.php?media_id=629 Here's an Enterprise Wildcats students' site:http://www.allisonsheart.com/alabama/alabama.htmlAll our prayers and sympathy go out to the people of Alabama
Happy Trailers HD http://happytrailershd.comHey Reg,
If it ain't too much trouble, paste up to your blog site that there will be some kind of memorial or another when Willie's cremains are entered next to his Mom at Memory Hill, Friday 030907, 2:00 pm. All us locals are planning to attend and we want to get word out to everyone so they can make it if they wanna'. I'm not sure at this time if the Eagle will have an announcement or not.
There will also be another event TBA according to Willie's final wishes.
Remembering The Blue Beetles at The Par Tee :
Dothan's own JIMMY DEAN on the PAR TEE in MEAhhMeee:
We (the James Gang) played at the Par Tee Lounge in Miami many times back then too. I've always wondered if it's still there and what happened to the owner---
I think his name was Stu. He gave us a bottle of champagne on our last night there in 65; we raided his cooler and completely wiped out his champagne supply.
He took it well, but never offered us free booze again.Jimmy Dean
From: "Rodney Justo"
To: "robert register"
Subject: Re: They Be Talkin 'Bout The Candymen Playin' The PAR TEE
Lounge in Miami around 1965/66
I remember the Blue Beetles.
They were playing a club north of us once when we were playing the ParTee.I think that it looked like a Tudor style English Pub and it was I think in Coral Gables.
Fred Neil who wrote Candyman
as well as Everybody's Talkin'
and The Dolphin
used to play there. It seems to me that they were getting ready to play in the Bahamas which I thought was really cool.
That was very early in the Candymen days.Little Bobby Peterson was playing keyboards.We got to be really good friends with a band called The Pods
who were pretty much a Beatle band.Mario Castellanos
was a really talented guy who played guitar ,bass, and drums.Maybe even more for all I know.They also had Chris on guitar,Albert on guitar,and Willie on drums.I think Willie had some success as a latin singer later on.We ran into Mario at the Action House in Long Island (of RASCALS
fame) and I also saw him once in Alabama when I was with Beaverteeth
doing a show with Leslie West and he showed up.
Mario was a true vagabond who was happy to go from city to city in his van singing.I would bet that the guys in the Blue Beetles remember them as well.Rodney Justo
from : Jeff Miami http://limestonerecords.com
Re: Remembering The Blue Beetles at The Par Tee
Very interesting, Roberto.
I appreciate you getting those comments from Jimmy and Rodney.Mario Castellano
went on to sing and play lead guitar with a band called Hot Soup
, which had an album called "Openers"
on the Rama Rama label
(also issued a few years later on a label called Roxy
, a la another group with strong Miami ties, Year 2000).Their organ player was Willie Akridge
, who I see was born on October 21, 1947, in Dothan, Alabama!
Another Dothan tie. Frank Carillo, who recorded for Atlantic in the late 70s, was also in Hot Soup.
It's good to see that these guys remember the Blue Beetles and the Pods. I'd be curious to hear more about that club in the Gables.
"Fluoridation is the greatest case of scientific fraud of this century, if not of all time." - EPA scientist, Dr. Robert Carton (Downey, May 1999)Roberto,
Anyone who never saw the RG's
and Sonny Grier's James Brown Review
("Please Please Please") missed a truly great performance!
image courtesy of http://www.phila.gov/health/history/pages/page03.htmHey y'all:It is my sad duty to report that THE OFFICIAL 1949 PRIVEY RULES OF MISSISSIPPI
are missing but I found a Philadelphia substitute for Buddy Henry.
Oh, the lunar eclipse. I missed it but the shot is SO HOT!!!!
image courtesy of http://www.phys.uit.no/astro/AOL/pictures/moon1.jpgDAVIS, RODNEY REEVES
, age 54, died February 28, 2007. He was born in Opp, AL to Willard and Josephine Davis who preceded him in death. He lived in Birmingham for the last 32 years. Rodney loved music and was a great guitar player who played at Carnegie Hall and American Bandstand with Sailcat
, a local band. He will be missed by his wife, Kate Pope Davis and their three Scotties: Fergus, Buster and Maggie; his sisters, Vivian (Syd) Parrot of Chattanooga, TN and Teresa (Paul) Hartsfield of Childersburg, AL; and his brother, Ken (Linda) Davis of Pelham, AL and his many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 3rd at 1 p.m. at Johns Ridout's Southside Chapel. The family will be receiving friends from 12 until 1p.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Dougal's Fund, Inc. for medical care for Scotties with serious illness. Send c/o Kathleen McGuigan (Andes), PO Box 1085, Fairhope AL 36533 or online contact http://www.welcome.to/dougalsfund
Left to Right are Bill Connell, Court Pickett, Rodney Davis
(seated in the middle), Wyker and Ronnie Brown.
Left to Right are Otis Hale, Jerry Rightmer
, Johnny Townsend , Jimmy Varley, Roger Johnson and Ed Sanford.
The last few years have been a very sad time for some of us old geezers. With the news about Rodney, I've lost nine old musical comrades in that time. Some you know about like Art Schilling, Joe Rudd and Rodney. This morning I got the call that my old friend and bass player for The Sanford/Townsend Band, Jerry Rightmer
passed away in a convalescent hospital in Ventura, California. Jerry, like Rodney was one damn sweet guy and they will be missed most assuredly.
I'm enclosing a few photos.
So long old friends. We will meet in that sweet by and by...............Johnny TownsendDear Robert !
THANKS for mentioning these two great Cats...and also my best friend Art Shilling....
seems like everybody is buyin' The Farm larely...too many good Cats are leaving us.....
May God bless and keep them all !wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwyker
aka SAILCAThttp://www.mfvr.com/Y'ALL COME TO ROBERTOREG'S 57TH BIRTHDAY PARTY ON SUNDAY, APRIL 29th at the condo in Destin!!!!
In conjunction with the City of Valparaiso’s SATURDAY IN THE PARK
on April 28th, Playground Recording Studio http://playgroundrecordingstudio.com/index.html
will host an open house beginning at 9:00am.
Located in Old Downtown Valparaiso adjacent to the Heritage Museum, festivities will include musical and arts performances, two stages with local artisans with plenty of food and drink vendors.
The public is cordially invited to attend.
Tours of the studio will run throughout the day at the re-opening of this historic recording facility.Playground
recording artists and musicians are encouraged to attend!
For more info Call the studio at
MAL THURSDAY'S BACK!!!!
FLORIDA ROCKS AGAIN! #20:Florida Time
Hosted by Mal Thursday
After a lengthy hiatus, the all-time greats from the Sunshine State return to the Garagepunk.com Podcast at http://www.floridarocksagain.garagepunk.com/
with a very special episode where all of the songs are all about the swamps, beaches, and backwaters of good 'ol F-L-A.
Florida artists like Wayne Cochran, Noble "Thin Man" Watts, and the Coronados rock alongside out-of-state greats like Bing Crosby, the Butthole Surfers, and the Beach Bums, who open the show with this episode's theme song. There's even a cut from the soundtrack of our favorite Elvis movie, Girl Happy. Produced by MalThursday and JeffMiami in living monophonic sound. It's Florida Time!Hey y'all ya gotta look at John Earl's image challenge from '72. REMEMBER THIS OLD STORE FRONT NEXT TO UNION FURNITURE ON GREENSBORO ACROSS FROM THE RAILROAD STATION? http://www.cavesofice.org/~grant/Present/TOC-3.html