Saturday, November 07, 2009

New Chukker website...
http://wellthatscool.com/thechukker/taxonomy/term/404

Tracking Tropical Storm Ida - Get the latest predictions
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Hello friends...
Here's a link to the latest tune from Frank's Garage...
This is a cover of Sonny Landreth's "Congo Square"...
My good buddy David Adkins played a couple of killer solos on this one...

Frank Tanton
www.myspace.com/thebopcats

http://www.ourstage.com/tracks/WXQGZOUIFQPV-congo-square


Wilbur With Strange Gangers Frank Tanton, David Adkins, Larry Coe & Jimmy Dean

osted by roberto at 3:29 PM

Hey Roberto,

Happy Friday to you. We have enjoyed the panhandle banter on your blog. Enjoyed reading Rodney's recollections concerning Pensacola. I wanted to let you and your followers know that I have posted the new Wilbur Walton Jr. song "Folk Blues #5 The American Taliban". Wilbur just put the final vocal on, Tuesday of this week, so it's fresh off the press. This is a Wilbur classic.. I don't claim to know the entire meaning.. I think you're supposed to derive your own meaning. Jimmy Dean, David Adkins and Clayton are the backing musicians.

We thought we'd give you
THE EXCLUSIVE on this since you and your readers have been so kind to us.


The new song can be found in the playlist at
http://www.myspace.com/playgroundrecordingstudio

Have a great weekend
Jim Lancaster
Playground Recording
Valparaiso, Florida

Friday, November 06, 2009

from http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/p/e/r/Patricia--V-Perkins/GENE2-0002.html

2.
ELIZABETH2 SIMMONS (JOHN R1) was born October 22, 1842 in Mississippi, and died November 07, 1917 in Geneva, Geneva City, Al. She married WILLIAM DUNCAN CAMPBELL December 10, 1867 in Pike County, Al, son of ARCHIBALD CAMPBELL and MARY Y?.

Notes for ELIZABETH SIMMONS:
The following was told by Elizabeth Simmons Campbell about 3 weeks before her death on Nov 7, 1917. It was verified by John Register, a Baptist Preacher, son of Young Register.

"The Yankee Raiders took Uncle Young Register out of his house and was going to hang him in the old mulberry tree that is now standing behind my house, just because he was A Southern Man, and his wife, Aunt Margaret Campbell Register clung to him and cut the ropes from him and saved his life. They (ed. note: the Yankees) took all the dishes they had and broke them up . I have heard Uncle Young and Aunt Margaret tell this many a time. They took out some more men in Oak Bluff Settlement and were going to hang them. They went to Ben Burses and took his dead wife's silk dresses and tore them up, and took all his corn and everything that he had. Took all the horses and mules away from the people, took all the negroes away. Never did get to our house, as we did not live on main road."

From: CHARLES T ZEIGLER <frostymorn@juno.com>
Subject: [REGISTER] Headstone
Date: Sat, 20 Nov 1999 13:24:56 -0500

To all on the list. I was in The Geneva City Cemetery at Geneva, Alabama
to day and saw this headstone. It caught my attention because of the
inscription. Perhaps it might just fit into someone's lineage. His wife
is also buried beside him along with some other Registers.

It reads:

Rev. J. Y. Register
born in
Washington Co., Ga.
Dec 3, 1818
Died In
Geneva Co., Al.
Aug 1871

Also:

Margaret Campbell
wife of
Rev. John Y. Register
born
Oct 21, 1821
Died
May 20, 1910

Charles T. Zeigler




William Arthur Wheatley "Life on this earth is but the germination period. We are inserted into life like seeds into rich soil. The shells that contain us survive while we germinate, and when they die we sprout forth into a new life of light and joy." --Arthur Cornwallis Wheatley (My Dad)

Hey Roberto,

Happy Friday to you. We have enjoyed the panhandle banter on your blog. Enjoyed reading Rodney's recollections concerning Pensacola. I wanted to let you and your followers know that I have posted the new Wilbur Walton Jr. song "Folk Blues #5 The American Taliban". Wilbur just put the final vocal on, Tuesday of this week, so it's fresh off the press. This is a Wilbur classic.. I don't claim to know the entire meaning.. I think you're supposed to derive your own meaning. Jimmy Dean, David Adkins and Clayton are the backing musicians.

We thought we'd give you
THE EXCLUSIVE on this since you and your readers have been so kind to us.


The new song can be found in the playlist at
http://www.myspace.com/playgroundrecordingstudio

Have a great weekend
Jim Lancaster
Playground Recording
Valparaiso, Florida



Mitch Goodson & The Capers Making Their Magic!


WILBUR WALTON JR. & STRANGE GANGER LARRY COE








Wilbur With Strange Gangers Frank Tanton, David Adkins, Larry Coe & Jimmy Dean


(notice Jim Lancaster of Playground Recording Studio on the left taking a picture)
WILBUR WALTON JR. & THE STRANGE GANG
left to right~ Richard Burke, Frank Tanton, David Adkins, Lamar Miller, Wilbur, Larry Coe, Jimmy Dean




WILBUR WALTON JR. & THE STRANGE GANG TAKING THE STAGE FOR
THE GREAT DHS SENIORS OF '68 WHO F*CKIN' RATE!!!!
left to right~ Richard Burke, Lamar Miller, Frank Tanton, David Adkins, Larry Coe, Wilbur, Jimmy Dean

Wilbur Walton Jr. and the Strange Gang on YouTube!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YpVtW4cKvo

RR,
I enjoyed reading Rockin' Rodney's comments (as always). Unfortunately Louie Boyleston died in February 2004, at the age of 54. He had been a member of The Dickens, who we've played a few times on Florida Rocks Again. Their second (and best) single, "One Of A Kind Woman", would have made the Left Banke proud.
Check out this French picture sleeve for one of Sherry Grooms' ABC singles. I was amazed to find that this existed, and very pleased to acquire it. "Forever Is A Long Time" is a Buie-Gordy-Atkins{label should read "Adkins"] song; the flip was written by Joe South, who gets producer credits on both sides. I'm still hoping to hear more about Sherry one of these days.



here's one for the Distortions out of Sweden. Not the most visual sleeve in the world, and the guys who put this out won't win any spelling bees, but still a cool artifact.

Thanks for your continued support of Florida Rocks Again, and Florida bands and musicians!
Jeff Lemlich
P.S. The band backing The Sandpipers in the picture from The Place is The Laymen.




THE 2009 DEMOPOLIS HALLOWEEN BASH!!!!

ROBERTOREG & THE BLIND GIGILO(sic) [a.k.a. Mr. Jim Bird from Forkland]

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Paula Riding Archie's Inflatable Bull!




Thursday, November 05, 2009



RR,
I enjoyed reading Rockin' Rodney's comments (as always). Unfortunately Louie Boyleston died in February 2004, at the age of 54. He had been a member of The Dickens, who we've played a few times on Florida Rocks Again. Their second (and best) single, "One Of A Kind Woman", would have made the Left Banke proud.
Check out this French picture sleeve for one of Sherry Grooms' ABC singles. I was amazed to find that this existed, and very pleased to acquire it. "Forever Is A Long Time" is a Buie-Gordy-Atkins song; the flip was written by Joe South, who gets producer credits on both sides. I'm still hoping to hear more about Sherry one of these days.
Speaking of foreign sleeves... here's one for the Distortions out of Sweden. Not the most visual sleeve in the world, and the guys who put this out won't win any spelling bees, but still a cool artifact.
Thanks for your continued support of Florida Rocks Again, and Florida bands and musicians!
Jeff Lemlich
P.S. The band backing The Sandpipers in the picture from The Place is The Laymen.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

LBH~
Please go to this for me & think about writing me a report.

You are invited to ...

Doug Sahm Celebration


When:
Friday, November 06, 2009
8:00 PM to 2:00 AM CST

Where:
Antone's
6th Street
Austin, Tx 78704



Wednesday, November 04, 2009


THE HANGOUT AT THE LONG BEACH CASINOhttp://www.jdweeks.com/LongBeachResortHx.html

I was searching for images of the Panama City Beach Hang-out and came
across your website. As a teenager, I loved bopping in the Hang-out. (I
was from the B'ham area). I am now a member of a Bop club in Columbus,
Ga. - Bi-City Boppers.

There was mention on your blog of a video of dancing in the Hang-out, but
I was not able to locate it on your page. I would love to view it, if you
would be so kind as to direct me to it. Thank you,

Nanci Bryan

here it is!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

video video

The Hangout in P.C. courtesy of Wicksburg's LaJuana

I wid you on the Hang-Out video. Seeing the light poles set out in the Gulf, the gym sets, see saws & monkey bars out in the sand on the beach and the little shelters. All but one of the little shelters is occupied but you can clearly see that many of the crackers of the Redneck Riviera figured out it was cheaper to buy an umbrella than to rent the little shelters. Just seeing that sign again: Hang Out (WHAT A RUSH!!!!) & the cat in the station wagon is the owner, Guy Churchwell. Pretty sure right now the post office in PCB is located on Churchwell Drive.


One of my G-Great Grandpa's longest mail routes in 1858

Sunday, November 01, 2009

R-
My daddy kicked Madison Square Garden in the butt!!
http://www.cleveland.com/popmusic/index.ssf/2009/10/jerry_lee_lewis_reignites_rock.html

image courtesy of http://www.myspace.com/jerryleelewisland


http://jerryleelewis.com/site.php
We had a blast, saw a lot of our friends and just generally partied! The show will air on HBO Nov. 27 and 29 so ya'll watch it.
We leave tomorrow for a month long European tour. Wish us luck, it'll be a tough one but I think the Killer can handle it.
Much Love,
Phoebe Lewis

Hi Robert,
Do you remember me? I was the guy who had registered http://www.rockpilgrimages.com and was being threatened to hand it over to a big radio station here in the UK or they would sue me.

In the end I registered http://www.musicpilgrimages.com instead, and I've just revamped the site, you can now mark out different places around the world and associate them with an artist, and write something short about them. The location could be where someone was born, where they are buried, where they used to live, a famous venue, a location used for an album cover or maybe a music video.

The US is quite empty at the moment it could sure do with some locations, at the moment it's all in the UK since that's where I live.

Take care
Emanuel Berglund

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Visit my personal websites:
http://www.musicpilgrimages.com
http://www.countryplug.com

Roberto!

I don't know if you knew about this, but it's been an obsession of mine since March of this, our 35th year.

Rock on, Shonga!

Benj


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12. Geneva County was not established until December 26, 1868. The town of Geneva was located in Coffee County during the war and it had a population of 126-22 Negroes and 104 whites. See W. Brewer, Alabama: Her History, Resources, War Record and Public Men from 1540-1872 (Montgomery, 1872), 258.




image courtesy of http://www.myspace.com/floridarocksagain
'FLORIDA ROCKS AGAIN' by Troy Moon
http://www.pnj.com/article/20091101/LIFE/911010302

Talk about paying your dues.

Long before Duane and Gregg Allman found fame with the Allman Brothers, they were playing second fiddle to three school girls from Pensacola.

The brothers band, the Allman Joys, rambled into Pensacola for a two-week gig at the Sahara club in Warrington in the mid-1960s. But the club owner wanted the Sandpipers, a teen girl group from Pensacola, to play the club as well.

"He had the Allman Joys back us up," said former Sandpiper Charlyne Kilpatrick, now 58 and an escrow officer for a local law firm. "They were told to practice with us. They just got here and were told we'd be in after school."

The music scene of that time has gotten new life thanks to "Florida Rocks Again!" a radio program and Internet podcast. The 41st episode of the program features music from 25 rock and rhythm and blues acts from Northwest Florida in the 1960s.

The program sheds light on one of the high-water marks in Pensacola's musical history, when every neighborhood had a band or two practicing in the garage, and every weekend teenagers packed places like Fireman's Hall or the National Guard Armory in Pensacola to dance to the latest sounds.

Bands featured in the program include The Phatons, The Dickens, 13th Hourglass, the Laymen, Johnny Dynamite, the Kords, James & Bobby Purify, Gwen McCrae and the Sandpipers.

"Back in the '60s, no matter the neighborhood, there was always a band practicing with the garage door open," said Pensacola attorney Tommy Ratchford, vocalist for the 13th Hourglass and Soul Seven during the decade. "And every weekend, there was a dance. But people didn't dance to records. They danced to bands."

"Florida Rocks Again!" debuted in 2003, but this is the first episode dedicated to music from the Panhandle.

"The music from the Pensacola area is right up there with any from across the state," said Jeff Lemlich, a Deltona resident, who is one of the show's producers. "I think it was one of the great undiscovered scenes in the country at that time."

Soul music

Some local acts, such as the Purifys and Gwen McCrae, scored minor hits. Most of the groups never made an impact outside of Northwest Florida and faded into obscurity.

Their music lingers in dusty used record stores, where Lemlich picked up many of the 45 rpm records used for the show.

Ratchford, 60 remembers the recording session for the 13th Hourglass' version of the Spencer Davis Group's "Keep On Running," which the Pensacola band recorded in a converted home studio in Memphis in the summer of 1967.

Besides the 13th Hourglass, local acts the Dickens and Johnny Dynamite were at the same studio to record songs.

"We all had to stay in the slums, because we had a black guy (Dynamite) with us and most places wouldn't permit us to stay there," Ratchford said. "It was quite an experience."

Ratchford and some of his band members also provided backing vocals to the Dynamite track "Fruit From Another Man's Tree."

"You had three white guys pretending to be black chicks," Ratchford said. "At the end, you hear us 'Fruit, fruit, fruit, fruit.' "

But music was becoming more integrated in the 1960s. Many credit "Papa" Don Schroeder, who produced James and Bobby Purify, for introducing many white Pensacolians to music made by black artists.

"We were trying to turn white people on to what we loved — soul music," said Schroeder, 68. "I wanted to get black people and white people together. That's what it was all about."

Ratchford said Schoeder's musical reach was all encompassing — he was a disc jockey, producers, club owner and promoter.

"Papa Don made the '60s the '60s in Pensacola," Ratchford said. "It wouldn't have been the '60s without him."

Ratchford now sings vocals with the Laymen, who continue to perform locally.

"Those were the best days of my life," Ratchford said. "I had no responsibility, I was making money ... How could life be any better?"

The Sandpipers

Kilpatrick also has warm memories of her pop-rock past, singing with her sister, Debbie Kilpatrick, and their friend, Sally Hirst.

The trio formed in 1965 when they were all members of Warrington Junior High's Glee Club.

The Allman Joys might have been perturbed at being asked to back the young girls, but they soon became fans as well.

The Allmans invited the trio to New York City, where the Sandpipers played at the legendary Greenwich Village club Trudy Heller's.

"We were doing two and three shows a night in New York, but then we had to come home and go to school," Kilpatrick said. "I failed algebra because of this. Sally did too."

The trio disbanded shortly after another group calling itself the Sandpipers scored a hit with "Guantanamera" in late 1966.

The Pensacola Sandpipers performed a reunion show in 2003 — without, of course, the Allman Brothers, who are now in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Duane Allman died in 1971.

What was Kilpatrick's take on the Allmans?

"They were skinny and ugly," she said.


Pensacola's The Sandpipers playing The Place On Pensacola Beach


The Sandpipers backed by The Allman Joys @ The Sahara in Warrington


The Sahara's dance floor


The bar @ The Sahara




from Rockin' Rodney~

First of all, I'd like to congratulate Buddy Buie for FINALLY learning how to spell Ybor City (it's not Ebor)...... but seriously folks.Pensacola brings a few stories to my mind.1-We (The Candymen) played The Sahara when we were just getting started on our own.This was before Dean had even joined the band.It was as I remember, relatively close to a military installation, and the stage faced the bar directly. Well, they constantly were telling us we were too loud, which we of course disagreed with, and they decided to remedy the situation by just shutting off the electricity to the stage whenever they decided we weren't complying with their requests.We followed Wayne Cochran and the C.C. Riders in the clob...now HOW could we have been louder than them?

2-The writer is correct, there were live radio broadcasts from The Sahara. There was a disc jockey named Thom Smith, who also promoted some of, if not all, of the dates at The Place. I know that we played The Sahara one New Years Eve and it was broadcast live. Robert Nix at one time had the tapes of the show,(If I had them, we'd still be able to hear them, since I don't throw things away) I distinctly remember hearing the tapes and being surprised how good some of them sounded. Remember, this was just a mic placed somewhere in the club. There was no individual "mic'ing" done in those days.Songs in the set included....Thunderball, Girl, Yield Not to Temptation, People Sure Act Funny, Hurt So Bad,Mohair Sam,and believe it or not we even worked up a Statler Brothers song Flowers on the Wall, but we never did it again.

3-The first time we played there I was sick with some sort of stomach ailment the first day. Now, Buddy was with us for some reason (I guess he had booked the date, because he was also a partner with Paul Cochran, in a booking agency at the time) and I think he was worried that for some reason we wouldn't be able to play. Well, I remember being in the bathroon puking my guts out while Buddy was trying to convince me that I wasn't really sick, it was "all in my head".....he is one beautiful cracker.

4- Buddy, I'm sure you're reading this. Do you remember there was a Mexican rstaurant we would go to? None of us had much money in those days, and one day we're all in the Mexican restaurant talking about how hot the food is when Robert says that he can take the heat with no problem. Buddy decides to challenge him by proclaiming that if Robert can eat an entire Jalapeno pepper (it was a big one) Buddy will pay for his dinner. Robert, seeing an opportunity to have a free meal, takes him up on the offer and does eat the entire pepper in about 15 minutes,while we're all laughing our asses off, and ends up burning his tongue so bad he could barely talk for two days.

5-The Allman Joys........They weren't at that time a blues band but a band like every other band doing covers of popular songs.Whenever we were in the area and it didn't make sense to go all the way home, we'd just stay in cities like Pensacola (I had a good friend who was a musician named Louis Boyleston who lived there, and I'd stay at his parents house) We'd go to The Sahara where Robert struck up a friendship with Greg Allman that probably still exists. I can assure you that while we liked the band, none of us had any indication that they would end up having such incredible success.


http://www.spectropop.com/Sandpipers/200%20Sandpipers%2005.jpg
These are the Sandpipers from Pensacola
Oh, Louis Boyleston married Debbie Kilpatrick who was the singer in The Sandpipers.

6- Remind me to mention Papa Don Schroeder some time.

RODNEY www.myspace.com/coocoocachooband
Watch The Coo Coo Ca Choo Band on YouTube!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTIbIlqDjBM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dbiea2ghGjE