Great pix, as usual,a couple of minor corrections,though. The drummer in the Webs stadium photo is Paul Garrison although Dave Robinson was the original drummer and the band w/ John Rainey is the latter edition of Norman Andrews & the Concrete Bubble : L to R, Joe Frederick(drums),Clark Crates(not Mike Boyd) kbds, Tommy McCallister (guitar), JR(bass) & Norman. Also, I'm sending you a you-tube clip of Kevin Scott, our boy demonstrating the J. Paul Scott musical genes on the bass at the 5- Spot in Hot ' Lanta!
Keep me posted on City Fest, I wasn't aware of it, David Adkins
Go ahead right now & mark FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH ON YOUR CALENDERS.
That's the weekend of Dothan's first annual CITY FEST.
image courtesy of http://dothancityfest.com
A little bird told me "the powers that be" in old Dothan are planning a major musical event which will be a treat for us old heads. I'll be slipping y'all details all along this summer. IT'S GONNA BE ROCKIN' DOWN ON NORTH ST. ANDREWS STREET during the second weekend in September!!!!
THE WEBS goofing around in the bleachers @ WIREGRASS STADIUM
LEFT TO RIGHT: Amos Tindall, John Rainey Adkins, Bobby Goldsboro, Paul Garrison
Second Class Scout Robert Register of Cloverdale Methodist's Troop 130 in June of '62 on the archery range @ The Boy Scout Reservation located on the property adjoining this weekend's BAMAJAM. First time in my life I ever held a real bow & arrow. Photo courtesy of Frank Moss Gaines III.
The attached photo was made 1960: l to r Bob Parham, Morgan,http://www.vietnam6bn31inf.com/KIA/WeedMorganWilliam.htm
me and Jimmy Dunn. I have a large collection of Boy Scout photos from the past.
There will be a dedication to Morgan a Camp Westmoreland in November. His wife will be here and his daughter, whom he never saw. He was killed before she was born.
Of course, the Gulf orange Jeep........ Sorry, I had a image of it in front of the camp office. Still looking. Can not find the digital file, but I know exactly where the Kodachrome slide is. I will rescan it later and send.
Do keep in touch.
image courtesy of Frank Moss Gaines III http://www.frankgaines.com/
Gene Ramage with Morgan Weed shooting skeet with 22 cal. ratshot @ THE BOY SCOUT RESERVATION during the summer of '62
Robert Register sez, "RAY HUTTO gotta a legitimate queerchun." the band w/ John Rainey is the latter edition of Norman Andrews & the Concrete Bubble : L to R, Joe Frederick(drums),Clark Crates(not Mike Boyd) kbds, Tommy McCallister (guitar), JR(bass) & Norman.
" WHAT WERE DAH NAME UV DIS BAND DAT INCLUDED JOHN RAINEY, MIKE BOYD & NORMAN?"
REMEMBERING EDDIE HINTON & THE SPOOKS
BY JOHN CURRY
reprinted with permission from OLD TUSCALOOSA COUNTY MAGAZINE # 31 
I was asked to write about my memories of Eddie Hinton http://www.zanerecords.com/hinton/
and a band I had, known as "The Spooks". These thoughts take me back in time when things were a lot simpler, when life was full of sweet youth and Rock n' Roll.
The Spooks existed around 1961 or ' 62, the exact date has faded from my memory. Glen "Spook" Jones, the band's namesake, and I were college students at the University of Alabama. Spook got his nickname by being born on Halloween. We had a simple little group that played a few old John Lee Hooker tunes, the Ventures, Buddy Holly and others.
Mom found these two photos of my dad. One of him in July 1963 and the other is of him and his brother in law, Byron Fogo, taken in January 1964. Byron is a guitarist and free-lance transcriber, arranger and composer now. Here is a link that tells more of who he has worked with: http://www.clearnote.net/Sor_Piano_Works_for_Guitar.html He has also worked with Chet Atkins.
from John Curry's article about Eddie Hinton:
The Spooks went through several evolutionary changes as most bands do. David Reynolds joined the band early on as bass guitarist and added greatly to our talent and sound. But we really needed a vocalist, and this is where Eddie Hinton entered the scene. Somebody had told us he was pretty good, and he lived on University Boulevard. Spook and I figured that the best way to find him was he'd take one side of the street and I'd take the other. So we did.
We started down around the University Club and knocked on doors asking if Eddie Hinton lived there. We got a lot of "no's" until we got down to near where Hamner Realty is located today. At a house there Spook hollered from across the street, "Got 'im!" So I went over there and we introduced ourselves to Eddie.
He was about seventeen at the time. He said,"Well, y'all are crazy. I don't sing. I just hang around bands and maybe one time or another I jumped up on stage and tried to sing- but I don't sing. Y'all don't need me!"
We had just gotten a new bass guitar player, Ray Thomas, and he was learning how to play on the job, and we said, "Hey, we've got one guy learning how to play bass on the job. We might's well have someone learn how to sing on the job."
Somehow or other we persuaded him. We invited him to come and do a couple songs with us at some gigs. He was pretty shy at first. He'd actually turn his back on the audience, kind of cupping his hand over the microphone which covered his face, and sing. He literally learned how to perform on the job. At the time he didn't play as instrument.
We got some good breaks playing for fraternity parties and started to make some big money. Somewhere in that process, Eddie began to pick up a guitar and played rhythm. After a while Spook married and moved to Huntsville, although he continued to play with the group.
Glen "SPOOK" Jones
from John Curry's article about Eddie Hinton:
The biggest break of our career was when we got the Homecoming Dance at the University of Alabama. We were the only band hired to play and we were set up outside the Student Union building near the Soup Store. We were ready to play. The pep rally was over and we had probably seven thousand people standing out there in front of us. And there was no Spook!
We kept waiting for him to show up from Huntsville. The crowd started stomping and clapping with impatience. I ran in the Soup Store and called Spook's home to ask his wife when he left to come to Tuscaloosa. Spook answered the phone in Huntsville. I said, "My gawd! What're you doin' there?"
He said, "What do you mean?"
I said, "We're all set up out here and ready to go...and no lead guitar player! What happened?"
"I thought it was next week," replied Spook.
This screwup is what brought Eddie Hinton into the spotlight. All we could do was go out and take our best opportunity that we'd ever had and make do. Eddie at that time was playing just enough to be dangerous on his guitar and somehow we faked our way through that concert. While the performance didn't help us, it didn't kill us, either. But it was the first time Eddie Hinton really stepped out to the front.