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The Ultimate
Chicago '60s
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WCFL Volume 2, 1976
Produced by TM Productions, Inc
* Arranged by Tom Merriman
** Arranged by Bob Piper


August 5, 2014

The Little Boy Blues
Nothing Left To Say /
Mr. Tripp Wouldn't Listen
Numero Group NUM706

June 27, 1968 : Edgewater Music Copyrighted
The Little Boy Blues' Fontana compositions including
Mr. Tripp Wouldn't Listen, Words & Music: Raymond Levin

Fontana single
F-1620 Billboard ad July 6, 1968
F-1622 Billboard review June 29, 1968
F-1623 THE LITTLE BOY BLUES
Is Love? / It's Only You
not reviewed in Billboard
F-1627 Record World review September 7, 1968
F-1630 Billboard & Record World reviews September 21, 1968

September 7, 1968 Billboard page 49:
Little Boy Blues Puts On Mature Solid Showing

September 14, 1968 Billboard:
In The Wonderland Of Weir (originally titled CAN YOU DIG IT?) Fontana SRF 67578 (S) Album Review The Little Boy Blues, a new group with an electric rock make-up, debut with a multi-music assault of hard rock, blues, jazz and semi-classical stylizations. Like the Cream, the group boasts a blues belter in Mark Coplon and a way with prolonged rock numbers that drift in and out of electric instrumentation and vocals. "The Death Of Don Quixote," "It's Only You" and "Dream Weaver" star.

September 14, 1968 Billboard pages 36 - 37:
Mercury / Philips / Smash / Fontana Ad with
The Little Boy Blues: In The Woodland Of Weir
Weir where? - their music is the land where you are. SRF-67578

September 14, 1968 Billboard:
New Album Releases with
Fontana Little Boy Blues - In The Wonderland Of Weir SRF 67578

October 5, 1968 Record World:
Bedno, Wright Bow Indie Promo Firm:
Howard Bedno and Pete Wright announce the formation of Bedno-Wright Associates, an independent promo firm at 166 East Superior St.

October 12, 1968 Billboard page 31:
Tape CARtridge New Album Releases
Fontana
Little Boy Blues - In The Woodland Of Weir (4) FC4 67578

Ulalume by Edgar Allan Poe (1847):
It was hard by the dim lake of Auber,
In the misty mid region of Weir -
It was down by the dank tarn of Auber,
In the ghoul-haunted woodland of Weir



Produced by Rich Wood
Engineer: Dan Peterson
Mastering: Rich Wood / Roger Helms
Manufactured by Quill Records, Inc.
1976


The 54th Grammy Awards
Nominations

Best Historical Album:
Complete Mythology
Tom Lunt, Rob Sevier & Ken Shipley,
compilation producers
Jeff Lipton, mastering engineer
(Syl Johnson)
[The Numero Group]

Best Album Notes:
Complete Mythology
Ken Shipley,
album notes writer
(Syl Johnson)
[The Numero Group]

November 9, 2010
Numero Group 032
Syl Johnson:
Complete Mythology
6LP + 4CD Box Set


Billboard, August 16, 1969: CUB POWER, an album featuring the singing of the National League baseball Chicago Cubs and the cheering of the Wrigley Field Bleacher Bums, will be released in about two weeks, according to Peter Wright, Quill Records, Chicago.

The album (Quill Stereo LP, Cover: Q-800 1001, Labels: 800Q-1001) consists of songs and player interviews, cheers, sounds of the stadium and a team rendition of 'Take Me Out To the Ball Game.' Wright expects primary Midwest distribution of the $4.98 record, "But we'll go national if the demand is there."


July 26, 2010

The Exception:
My Mind Goes Traveling
First Time-Stereo
on
Book A Trip:
The Psych Pop Sounds Of Capitol Records
(Now Sounds crnow 19)

THE QUILL RECORDS STORY
Collectables CD 0662, May 1, 1997
Track 13. The Exception:
Business As Usual
(James Dondelinger - Gerry Richards)
Capitol 2046, November 13, 1967
Produced by Carone Productions, Inc.

The Exception's "Business As Usual," "My Mind Goes Traveling" and the unreleased "No Great Potential" were recorded at Ter-Mar Studios, 320 E. 21st St, Chicago, from 1 to 4PM, August 17, 1967. The ambitious 13 musician session was led by Frank Tesinsky. In addition to arranging The New Colony Six's "I'm Just Waiting Anticipating For Her To Show Up" (Sentar 1207, June 1967; WLS #14), Tesinsky arranged Carone Productions' "Tell Him" (Capitol 5861, May 1967; Billboard R&B #22) by Patti Drew.


July 28, 2009

We're Gonna Change The World:
The '60s Chicago Garage Sound
Of Quill Records Productions

Sundazed CD SC 11209 (47:01)
Limited Edition Of 1,000
Orange Vinyl LP 5309
* CD Only Bonus Tracks
Mono
Mastered by Bob Irwin

01. The Malibu's: I'm Cryin'
02. The Skunks: Do The Duck
03. The Prophets: Yes I Know
04. Chances R: I'll Have You Cryin'
05. The Exterminators:
Declaration Of Independence '65
06. The Ricochettes: Losing You
07. The Delights: Just Out of Reach
08. The Skunks: It's Only Love*
09. The Don Caron Orchestra:
Hot Pastrami
10. The Exterminators: Voo-Doo*
11. Jimmy Watson & The Original Royals:
A Heart Is Made Of Many Things
12. The Commons, Ltd.:
Roses Are Red (My Love)*
13. The Riddles: It's One Thing To Say
14. The Night Flight: Without You
15. Ronnie Rice & The Gents:
La-Do-Da-Da
16. The Night Flight: To Color Turn
17. The Commons, Ltd.:
I'm Going To Change The World
18. The Delights:
Every Minute, Every Hour, Every Moment
19. The Skunks: Don't Ask Why

Dedicated To Ellery Temple


The Quill Records Story
Collectables CD 0662, May 1, 1997

Liner Notes
by Harry Young (December 1996):

QUILL Records started with The Drew-Vels (Billboard May 8, 1965) and ended with The Skunks (1967).

Quill's production company had Highwood, IL's Haydon Thompson and the Gill-Singers on Kapp (November 1965+), The Fabulous Flippers on Cameo (November 1966 - July 1967), The Reasons For Being on Fontana, The Commons LTD on Mod, The Delights on Smash & others, through The Rush Hour on Philips (February 1969).

Until December 1965, Quill was distributed by the Royal Disc Distributing Company, 1239 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL, Kent Beauchamp, President. Quill was then distributed by Paul Glass' All State (aka Allstate) Record Distributing Company, 1507 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL.

Quill Records was just one of the many interrelated enterprises of Peter H. Wright And Associates, 185 N. Wabash; Suite 609, Chicago, IL .

Peter Wright's primary business was freelance record promotion, that is, dominating midwestern radio playlists, retail inventories & jukebox selections. But he was also seriously involved in music publishing (Edgewater Music), independent record production (VP of Dominic Carone's Carone Productions) & artist management/booking.

Throughout the 1960's and 1970's Peter Wright's Edgewater publishing credit appeared on a wide variety of Chicago-related pop, middle-of-the-road and even country releases. Some of the labels involved were Mercury (The Rooks, Mob, Riddles, Exceptions), Smash (The Delights), Fontana (Little Boy Blues, 45-1623 [July] 1968, LP SRF-67578 originally titled 'CAN YOU DIG IT?, issued as 'IN THE WOODLAND OF WEIR' Billboard ad & review September 1968, all songs © Edgewater June 27, 1968), Philips (The Guild, Princetons), Mod (Commons Ltd.), Cameo (The Mob, Fabulous Flippers), Cadet (The Shades), United Artists (Ralph Marterie), Kapp (Haydon Thompson), and, reflecting Wright's close ties with Chicagoan Hugh M. Hefner, Playboy (Chapter Thirteen).

Peter Wright managed, booked & produced The New Colony Six (15 Billboard chart items on Sentar, Mercury & SunLight).

See Colonized! Best Of The New Colony Six (Rhino CD 71188, 1993).

Three Quill artists joined The New Colony Six: Ronnie Rice, The Night Flight's Ellery Temple & The Exceptions' Billy Herman.

Ronnie Rice (vocals, rhythm guitar, organ) was in The New Colony Six from August 1966 to April 1972 and co-wrote "Things I'd Like To Say" (Mercury 72858, Cash Box #13; WLS #2).

The Night Flight signed a group recording agreement with Quill on May 12, 1967: Ellery Temple (age 21; Waterloo, IA; vocals, bass guitar, keyboards, songwriter), Dave Coombs (age 19; Waterloo, IA), Luke Kjolhede (age 19; State College of IA, Cedar Falls) & Larry Koch (age 19; Webster City IA Junior College).

In late August 1967, Ellery Temple became a member of The New Colony Six, replacing bassist/Northeastern IL University senior Wally Kemp. Temple only appeared on The Colony's "Treat Her Groovy" 45 (Mercury 72775, September 1967; WLS #12). Two months later, Temple was replaced by Leslie S. Kummel (d. December 19, 1978).

In 1974, Ellery Temple resurfaced as a member of Sweet Nothin', writing "S.B. Special" (Big Tree 1602 B, October 1974). Sweet Nothin' was produced by former New Colonist Pat McBride. From 1990 to August 12, 1996, Ellery Temple performed & recorded with the Cedar Falls, Iowa-based Bob Dorr / Molly Nova and the Blue Band (Hot Fudge Records).

Before signing with Quill on August 4, 1966, The Exceptions had a single on Ardore:

Kal David & The Exceptions:
Forgotten Dreams /
Little Everythings
Ardore 781
Billboard review December 11, 1961

and two singles on Vee-Jay subsidiary Tollie:

Tollie T-9007 (1964):
Kal David & The Exceptions
Searchin' (Lieber & Stoller)/
Daydreaming Of You

Tollie T-9043 (1965):
Kal David & the Exceptions
Come On Home (K. David-M. Grebb-P. Cetera)
Copyright Conrad, December 31, 1964/
Dancin' Danny.

Exceptions Marty Grebb (tambourine, percussion, cymbals, misc. instruments), Peter Cetera (bass) & Jimmy Vincent (12 string guitar) & also, Paul Butterfield (harp) & Mike Bloomfield (guitar) played on Dick Campbell's 'Sings Where It's At' LP (Mercury album SR61060, 1965; Prod Lou Reizner):
Sandi, Despair's Cafeteria, You've Got To Be Kidding, Don Juan Of The Western World, Object Of Derision, Aphrodite's Child, The Blues Peddlers, The People Planners, Approximately Four Minutes Of Feeling Sorry For D.C., Where Were You, Girl's Name Misery & Ask Me If I Care.

Dick Campbell 45:
The Blues Peddlers / The People Planners
(Mercury 72511, 1965).

Dick Campbell
'Blue Winds Only Know'
Rev-Ola CD CRREV 31, July 7, 2003:
Blue Winds Only Know / Share With Me / Don't Give Up On Me / Echo / If I Didn't See You / I'll Be Alone / Love Knows Only You / Maybe / Pretend It's Me / Sea Gull / Time To Sing For You / So Long
Bonus Tracks: Window World / Peace On Earth / Sometimes / The World

The Exceptions then cut four songs for Mercury
(February 1966):

Ask Me If I Care
(words & music Dick Campbell
Copyright MRC December 1, 1965)/
Do-Do-Do Bah
(Mercury 72562),

The Girl From Chicago (unreleased) &
Come On Home (unreleased)
see Tollie T-9043 above.

The Quill Exceptions, managed by William A. McLaughlin, consisted of Peter P. Cetera, Jr. (vocals, bass guitar, Blue Island, IL), James Vincent Dondelinger (vocals, guitar, Riverside, IL), Marty Grebb (vocals, keyboards, Blue Island, IL) & William Robert Herman (vocals, drums; Chicago, IL).

In August 1967, The Exceptions' Quill 45 "As Far As I Can See" was re-issued on Capitol Records, credited to "The Exception." By this time, James Nyeholt (Harvey, IL) had replaced Marty Grebb.

The Quill & Capitol labels of "As Far As I Can See" listed the composer as "M. Grebe."

The Library of Congress Journal Of Copyright Entries assigned "As Far As I Can See" to "Martin J. Grebe."

A signature on the Exceptions' August 4, 1966 Group Recording Contract read "Martin Grebe."

So considerable evidence supports the spelling that has been branded "misinformation."

The Exception's "Business As Usual," "My Mind Goes Traveling" & the unreleased "No Great Potential" were recorded at Chicago's Ter-Mar Studios, from 1 to 4PM, August 17, 1967. The ambitious 13 musician session was led by Frank Tesinsky. In addition to arranging The New Colony Six's "I'm Just Waiting Anticipating For Her To Show Up" (Sentar 1207, June 1967; WLS #14), Tesinsky arranged Carone Productions' "Tell Him" (Capitol 5861, May 1967; Billboard R&B #22) by Patti Drew.

The Exception's third Capitol 45 featured the soul cover versions "You Don't Know Like I Know" & "You Always Hurt Me" (Capitol single 2120 released February 1968 ~ Cash Box review March 9, 1968). The band's Capitol contract expired July 31, 1968.

After The Exception(s), Peter Cetera joined the outfit that became Chicago (Chicago Transit Authority LP, April 1969). Marty Grebb moved to The Buckinghams, transforming "As Far As I Can See" into "This Is How Much I Love You" (Composer: M. Grebb, Columbia 4-44790, February 1969). Grebb later formed The Fabulous Rhinestones (with pre-Quill Exception Kal David), toured with Chicago & worked with the Band, Fleetwood Mac & Bonnie Raitt.

Billy Herman, Jim Dondelinger & Jim Nyeholt (plus Robert R. Jones) became Aorta ("Shape Of Things To Come," Atlantic 2545, July 1968; Aorta LP Columbia 9785, March 1969, Billboard #167 & "Ode To Missy Mztsfpklk," Columbia 4-44870, June 1969).

Jim Dondelinger played guitar on The Electronic Concept Orchestra's "Aquarius" / "Grazing In The Grass" 45 (Limelight 3090) and Moog Groove LP (Limelight LS86070, June 1969). The engineers of the Moog Groove LP, Bruce Swedien, Doug Brand, Hans Wurman and Chuck Lishon, were nominated for Grammy awards (Best Engineered Recording). Jim Dondelinger did not play on the (Eddie Higgins-led) Electronic Concept Orchestra's Electric Love LP (Limelight LS 86072), Cine Moog LP (Mercury) or "The Girl I Never Met" (Mercury LP SR61279, 1970), but Dondelinger arranged Coven's Witchcraft LP (Mercury SR61262, September 1969) and continued with Aorta ("Willie Jean"/ "Sand Castles," Happy Tiger 567, 1970).

Billy Herman joined The New Colony Six in April 1969. He appeared in trade ads for "I Could Never Lie To You" & co-wrote "Barbara, I Love You" (Mercury 73004; Billboard Easy Listening #37), "Free," "Ride The Wicked Wind," "Roll On" (SunLight 1001; WLS #10), "Someone Sometime" (SunLight 1004; WLS #13) & the previously unreleased "Muddy Feet On The Mississippi." Herman remained in The Colony through 1972 & participated in the 1988 reunion at Chicago's glamorous Park West.

Ray Graffia, Jr., founder of The New Colony Six, produced The Prophets' "Yes I Know," "Sad On Me" & the unissued "Twelve" (Tom Kubazek-Doug Vanderbilt) for Peter Wright's Twin-Spin label in April 1967. The Prophets' Twin-Spin songs were cut at Ter-Mar studios immediately after Syl Johnson's scorching "Come On Sock It To Me" session. "Come On Sock It To Me" (Cash Box R&B #5) became the first release on Peter Wright's TwiLight / TwiNight soul label. See TwiNight's Chicago Soul Heaven 1967-1972 (Kent CD 131, 1996) and

ECCENTRIC SOUL
TWINIGHT'S LUNAR ROTATION
Numero Group 013
March 13, 2007
2CD (54:50) (55:25)
40 Tracks Featuring
Velma Perkins
Yes, My Goodness Yes / I'll Always Love You (Twi 140),
Jo Ann Garrett
Goin' Man Huntin' (Twi 137),
Renaldo Domino
Two Years Four Days (Twi Unreleased, Originally Twi 147 B)
and The Notations
Lonely People (Twi Unreleased).


Tony Teresi, first 'manager' of The New Colony Six (& nephew of Chicago Sun-Times columnist Irv Kupcinet), produced Jimmy Watson & The Orginal Royals' "I Wanna Do It." Surprisingly, Teresi did not produce the flip side, "A Heart Is Made Of Many Things," originally on The New Colony Six's Breakthrough LP (Sentar 101, July 1966).

"The Graduation Song" by Quill's "girl group," The High-Schoolers, featured Jean Carone's lyrics & the melody of Elgar's "Pomp And Circumstance." The Exterminators' Quill 'A' side, "Voo-Doo," was derived from their "Worms (Yeeck)," © August 11, 1965. The Ricochetts are now known as Ar Stevens & The Richochettes.

Chances R's Quill 45, "I'll Have You Cryin'"/"Winds and Sea," stemmed from Edgewater contracts signed by Gary, IN's Daniel Ross White & Henry A. Farag III on May 26, 1966. According to the lead sheet: "I'll have you cryin' like I want you / I'll have you dying like I want you / You'll pay so good little girl / I'm cutting out on you."

Chances R's "Winds And Sea" was re-recorded by The Enchanters (Atco 6775, April 1970). Henry Farag & his brother, Omar, provided a valuable public service by booking falsetto superstar Lou Christie into Merrillville, IN's Holiday Star / Star Plaza Theater ten times from April 23, 1982 to October 23, 1993.


LOU CHRISTIE
ORIGINAL SINNER:
THE VERY BEST OF THE MGM RECORDINGS

(RPM 284)

LOU CHRISTIE &
THE TAMMYS:
EGYPTIAN SHUMBA:
THE SINGLES AND
RARE RECORDINGS
1962-1964

(RPM 330)


The Delights, Chicago's answer to The Zombies, signed an exclusive representation contract with Quill associate Ralph Marterie on September 14, 1966.

The Delights: Gregory Grimes, Vincent Schraub, Norbert Soltysiak, Robert A. Bluff, Louis Sanjurio & manager Gerald Germansen. Eddie Mascari, General Manager of Mercury's Near North Music publishing, was involved in The Delights' deal with Smash. Earlier in the year, The Delights had released a Carl Bonafede/Ron Malo-produced 45 on Mascari's Chicago-based Delaware label.

Managed by Lyle Gillman, The Riddles signed with Carone Productions on February 15, 1967. The Riddles: Patrick Harper (leader, vocals, lead guitar; Addison, IL), Lee Adams (vocals, subterranean bass guitar; Elmhurst, IL), Weston Dobson (rhythm guitar; Villa Park, IL; b. Liverpool UK; moved to US at age 12) & Ronald Fricano (drums; Oakbrook, IL). The Riddles' "Sweets For My Sweet"/"It's One Thing To Say" peaked at #19 on Chicago's WLS survey the week ending April 21, 1967. The Riddles & New Colony Six played a concert in Chicago's Grant Park for ALSAC (Aiding Lukemia Stricken American Children) on September 27, 1967.

The Skunks' alien soundtrack, "Don't Ask Why" Copyright July 26, 1967, was co-written by Wayne Proctor, composer of The Chocolate Watch Band's "In The Past." The Milwaukee-based Skunks were managed by actor/producer/Teen Town label owner Jon Hall. The Skunks, Tygers & New Colony Six rocked Milwaukee's Performing Arts Center on November 6, 1969.

Reviewing these notes, Peter Wright jokingly exclaimed, "It's all lies!" But the moving Quill writes; and having written, moves on.

THE QUILL RECORDS STORY CD
REVIEWS,
MENTIONS & PRESS ITEMS

+ The Skunks on Teen Town


THE QUILL RECORDS STORY
Collectables CD 0662, May 1, 1997

1. The Exterminators: Voo-Doo *
(Gary A. Sherman-John F. Pendergast-Sanford M. Smollen)
Quill 103, 1965

2. The Exterminators:
Declaration Of Independence '65 *
(Gary A. Sherman-John F. Pendergast)
Quill 103 B, 1965

3. The Ricochetts: Losing You *
(Ar Kriegel)
Quill 102 B, March 1966
A Redell Production

4. Chances R: I'll Have You Cryin'
(Daniel White-Henry Farag)
Quill 105, May 1966
A Patron Production

5. Ronnie Rice & The Gents:
Warm Baby (First-time Stereo)
(John Sebastian)
Quill 106, June 1966

6. Ronnie Rice & The Gents:
La-Do-Da-Da (First-time Stereo)
(Dale Hawkins-Stan Lewis-Louis Aldine Mathis)
Quill 106 B, June 1966

7. The High-Schoolers:
The Graduation Song
(J. Carone-J. Gold)
Quill 108, June 1966
Don Carone Orchestra

8. The Proper Strangers:
Joyce *
(James Bartelme)
Quill 109, June 1966

9. The Proper Strangers:
One In A Million *
(John Robert Siemiaszko)
Quill 109 B, June 1966

10. Jimmy Watson & The Original Royals:
I Wanna Do It
(Jerry Goldstein-Bob Feldman-Richard Gottehrer)
Quill 112, 1966
Produced by Tony Teresi

11. Jimmy Watson & The Original Royals:
A Heart Is Made Of Many Things
(Patrick McBride)
Quill 112 B, 1966
Produced by Jim Watson

12. The Exceptions: As Far As I Can See (First-time Stereo) *
(Marty Grebb)
Quill 114, August 1966 & Capitol 5982, August 1967
Produced by Carone Productions, Inc.

13. The Exception: Business As Usual **
(James Dondelinger - Gerry Richards)
Capitol 2046, November 13, 1967
Produced by Carone Productions, Inc.

14. The Commons LTD:
I'm Going To Change The World
(Eric Burden)
Mod 1005 B, October 1966
A Quill Records, Inc. Production

15. The Delights:
Every Minute, Every Hour, Every Moment (First-time Stereo)
(Gregory Grimes)
Smash 2072, November 1966
A Quill Records, Inc. Production

16. The Delights: Just Out Of Reach
(Gregory Grimes)
Smash 2072 B, November 1966
A Quill Records, Inc. Production

17. The Riddles: It's One Thing To Say *
(Patrick Harper-Weston Dobson)
Quill 116 B, February 1967 & Mercury 72669 B, February 1967
Produced by Carone Productions, Inc.

18. The Prophets: Yes I Know *
(Tom Kubazek-Ray Watson)
Twin-Spin 3000, April 1967
Produced by Ray Graffia, Jr.

19. The Prophets: Sad On Me *
(Randy Goranson-Ray Watson)
Twin-Spin 3000 B, April 1967
Produced by Ray Graffia, Jr.

20. The Night Flight: Without You (First-time Stereo) **
(Ellery J. Temple)
Quill 116, 1967

21. The Night Flight: To Color Turn (First-time Stereo) **
(Ellery J. Temple)
Quill 116 B, 1967

22. The Skunks: Don't Ask Why **
(Wayne Proctor-Clark Taylor)
Quill 120, 1967
Produced by Tony Moon

23. The Rooks: Ice And Fire **
(John B. Szmagalski-Thomas A. Engel)
Jo-Way 5000 B, May 1968
Produced by Jo-Way Recording Co.

24. The Rooks: Turquoise **
(John B. Szmagalski-Thomas A. Engel)
Jo-Way 5000, May 1968
Produced by Jo-Way Recording Co.

25. Rooks: Free Sunday Paper **
(John B. Szmagalski-Thomas A. Engel)
TwiNight 115, February 1969
Produced by G. Dixon & R. Pickup

Key:
* Recorded at Ter-Mar Studios, 2120 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL
** Recorded at Ter-Mar Studios, 320 E. 21st St., Chicago, IL


COLONIZED! BEST OF THE NEW COLONY SIX
(Rhino R2 71188; CD & Cassette; April 1993)
* CD Bonus Tracks
I Confess, Dawn Is Breaking*, I Lie Awake, At The River's Edge*, Cadillac (FIRST-TIME STEREO)*, (The Ballad Of The) Wingbat Marmaduke*, Love You So Much, Let Me Love You*, I'm Just Waiting Anticipating For Her To Show Up, You're Gonna Be Mine, Treat Her Groovy, I Will Always Think About You, Can't You See Me Cry, Things I'd Like To Say, I Want You To Know, I Could Never Lie To You, Barbara I Love You, Roll On, Long Time To Be Alone, Someone Sometime*

THE NEW COLONY SIX: AT THE RIVER'S EDGE
(Sundazed CD SC1106; August 1993)
I Confess, A Heart Is Made Of Many Things, Don't You Think Its Time You Stopped Your Cryin , Last Nite, I And You, At The River's Edge, I Lie Awake, Dawn Is Breaking, The Time Of The Year Is Sunset, Some People Think Im A Playboy, Cadillac, Sunshine (FIRST-TIME STEREO), Love You So Much, Let Me Love You, Youre Gonna Be Mine, Warm Baby, Accept My Ring, My Dreams Depend On You, I'm Here Now, Woman, The Power Of Love, Mister Youre A Better Man Than I (6:58 version from the COLONIZATION LP!)

THE NEW COLONY SIX: AT THE RIVER'S EDGE
(Sundazed LP 5007; Colored Vinyl; August 1993)
I Confess, A Heart Is Made Of Many Things, At The River's Edge, I Lie Awake, Dawn Is Breaking, The Time Of the Year Is Sunset, Mister You're A Better Man Than I (3:00 version from BREAKTHROUGH LP!), Cadillac, Sunshine, Love You So Much, Let Me Love You, You're Gonna Be Mine, Woman, The Power Of Love

THE NEW COLONY SIX: FOUR BY SIX
(Sundazed Mono 7 EP SEP 107; Colored Vinyl; August 1993)
Last Nite, Accept My Ring, Cadillac, Rap-A-Tap

THE NEW COLONY SIX: COLONIZATION
(Sundazed Stereo CD SC 6026; August 1994)
Love You So Much, Let Me Love You, Hello Lonely, Warm Baby, My Dreams Depend On You, Elf Song (Ballad Of The Wingbat Marmaduke), I'm Here Now, I'm Just Waitin (Anticipatin For Her to Show Up), You're Gonna Be Mine, Woman, Power Of Love, Accept My Ring, Mister You're A Better Man Than I, Accept My Ring (alternate), Rap-A-Tap

SUNDAZED SAMPLER
(Sundazed CD SC Pro 01; 1993)
Various Artists w/ Cadillac by The New Colony Six in Stereo

SUNDAZED SAMPLER #2
(Sundazed CD SC Pro 02; 1995)
Various Artists w/ Love You So Much by The New Colony Six in Stereo

BEST OF NEW COLONY SIX
(Japan) (Mercury Stereo CD & Cassette PHCR-1436; April 1996)
I Will Always Think About You, Dandy Handy Man, Girl Unsigned, Treat Her Groovy, Summertime's Another Name For Love, Just Feel Worse, Can't You See Me Cry, We Will Love Again, Things I'd Like To Say, Hold Me With Your Eyes, You Know Better, Barbara I Love You, Free, Love That's The Best I Can Do, Come And Give Your Love To Me, I Could Never Lie To You, Ride The Wicked Wind, I Want You To Know (ALTERNATE), Sun Within You, Blue Eyes, Come Away With You, Prairie Grey

THE QUILL RECORDS STORY
(Collectable CD 0662, released May 1, 1997)
10 (TEN) New Colony Six-related tracks:
Ronnie Rice & The Gents: Warm Baby (FIRST-TIME STEREO),
Ronnie Rice & The Gents: La-Do-Da-Da (FIRST-TIME STEREO),
The Night Flight (w/ NC6 member Ellery Temple):
Without You (FIRST-TIME STEREO),
The Night Flight (w/ NC6 member Ellery Temple):
To Color Turn (FIRST-TIME STEREO),
The Prophets (Produced by NC6 member Ray Graffia): Yes I Know,
The Prophets (Produced by NC6 member Ray Graffia): Sad On Me,
Jimmy Watson & the Original Royals: A Heart Is Made Of Many Things (Rare NC6 cover version),
The Exceptions (w/ NC6 member Billy Herman):
As Far As I Can See (FIRST-TIME STEREO),
The Exceptions (w/ NC6 member Billy Herman):
Business As Usual

THE NEW COLONY SIX:
BREAKTHROUGH
(Sundazed LP 5106 &
CD SC 6149, October 2002)
I Confess, A Heart Is Made Of Many Things, Donít You Think Itís Time You Stopped Your Cryiní, Last Nite, I And You, At The Riverís Edge, I Lie Awake, Dawn Is Breaking, The Time Of The Year Is Sunset, Mister Youíre A Better Man Than I, Some People Think Iím A Playboy, Sloopy

THE NEW COLONY SIX:
TREAT HER GROOVY
(el ACMEM51CD, September 26, 2005, Stereo)
I Will Always Think About You, Dandy Handy Man, Girl Unsigned, Treat Her Groovy, Summertime's Another Name For Love, Just Feel Worse, Can't You See Me Cry, We Will Love Again, Things I'd Like To Say, Hold Me With Your Eyes, You Know Better, Barbara I Love You, Free, Love That's The Best I Can Do, Come And Give Your Love To Me, I Could Never Lie To You, Ride The Wicked Wind, I Want You To Know, Sun Within You, Blue Eyes, Come Away With You, Prairie Grey

THE NEW COLONY SIX
RAYMOND JOHN MICHAEL
SIDES
Singles, Demos, Alternate Versions
And Unreleased Masters 1965 Ė 1974
Compiled And Annotated by
Jerry Schollenberger
Rev-Ola CR REV 231 (61:16)
3 December 2007

THE NEW COLONY SIX
01. Sunshine 2:25
02. The Power Of Love 2:12
03. Rap-A-Tap 2:05
04. The Power Of Love 2:26
05. Accept My Ring 2:17
06. Rap-A-Tap 2:32
07. Accept My Ring (Instrumental) 2:16
08. Come And Give Your Love To Me 1:57
09. The Time Is Right (Live 1965) 2:14
10. Muddy Feet (On The Mississippi) 2:56

RAYMOND JOHN MICHAEL
11. Let There Be Love 2:51
12. Feel Free 2:02
13. Rich Kid Blues 2:59
14. Hitch-Hiker 2:07
15. Rich Kid Blues 2:35
16. Bobby And Georgia 1:39
17. Hitch-Hiker 2:10
18. I Can't Believe We're Alone 3:19
19. Rich Kid Blues 3:21
20. Gwendolyn 2:56
21. I Confess 4:08

JUNIOR
22. I Will Always Think About You 2:51

THE NEW COLONY SIX
23. Can't You See Me Cry (2005) 2:34

THE GRAFFIA BROTHERS
24. Sides (2007) 2:24


"I Confess" by The Chimps (CD & Vinyl, 1999)


Things I'd Like To Say: (R. Rice / L. Kummel) 1989 REM member Bill Berry solo 12" Single entitled "13 1 11" under the pseudonym "Stashus Mute" according to: http://home.c2i.net/meatscience/T.html
mentioned here:
http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/conlin/bill.htm
'a' side is titled "my bible is the latest tv guide" label appears to be named: DOG GONE label owned by jefferson holt according to this:
http://plaza.across.or.jp/~ysuzuki/side1989.html


New Colony Six inducted into Iowa Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 2002


In 1968 the first release on former Mercury VP and Acta GM Kenny Meyers' Amaret (American Association of Recording Talents) was purchased from Bill Traut's Dunwich Productions starring child prodigy Ginny Tiu.

In 1967 The Ginny Tiu Review nearly recorded for The New Colony Six's Sentar Records, performing the New Colony Publishing composition Love Of My Own (Dan Di Silvestro - Phil Schultz) on NBC TV's Today Show (August 15, 1967) and The Jim Conway Show (August 25, 1967).


Luiz Bonfa released a cover version of the Colony's "I Will Always Think About You" on the album BONFņ (Dot DLP 25881)-- see
http://kanji.zinbun.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~yasuoka/Bonfa/DLP25881.html

The New York Times
January 17, 2001, Wednesday, Late Edition - Final
NAME: Luiz Bonfa
HEADLINE: Luiz Bonfa, a Creator of Brazilian Bossa Nova, Dies at 78
BYLINE: By BEN RATLIFF

Luiz Bonfa, a guitarist and composer who was one of the originators of Brazilian bossa nova, died on Friday in Rio de Janeiro. He was 78.

The cause was prostate cancer, said Arnaldo de Souteiro, his longtime record producer.

Mr. Bonfa, who recorded more than 50 albums, was the composer of hit songs like "Manha de Carnaval" and "Samba de Orfeu." For these melodies and for his quiet, meticulous, samba-based guitar rhythms, he would forever be associated with bossa nova, even though in some ways he predated the movement. He and Antonio Carlos Jobim were already well known in Brazil when the fad swept the country as a late-1950's youth craze.

Mr. Bonfa's style of bossa nova was fuller and more commercial than the inward, stripped-down essence Joao Gilberto made of it, and he lent himself naturally to all sorts of American jazz and pop projects with slight Brazilian flavors. During his career, he recorded with Stan Getz, Quincy Jones, Frank Sinatra and Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, and wrote a song for an Elvis Presley movie ("Almost in Love" from the 1968 film "Live a Little, Love a Little.")

Mr. Bonfa, the son of an Italian immigrant, grew up in Rio and took up the guitar at 11. He studied with the Uruguayan guitarist Isaias Savio. In the late 1940's, he joined a vocal group called the Quitandinha Serenaders, named after the Quitandinha Hotel in Petropolis, a town near Rio. The group performed on Brazil's Radio Nacional in 1946 and was somewhat successful. But Mr. Bonfa quit the group in 1953 to work alone, mostly as a songwriter and guitarist. He was a delicate, fluent samba player, and in the mid-1950's was used extensively both as a musician and as a composer by Dick Farney, the Brazilian Sinatra-like crooner.

He was already well known in Brazil when he left for New York in 1957. Before his departure, Mr. Bonfa played guitar on the soundtrack recording for what would be "Black Orpheus." "Manha de Carnaval" and "Samba de Orfeu" were the two compositions he offered to the film's director, Marcel Camus. Better known to English-speakers as "A Day in the Life of a Fool" and "Orpheus' Samba" after the movie came out in 1959, they became some of the most widely recorded and performed Brazilian songs of the bossa nova era. The film's soundtrack also included work by Jobim and Vinicius da Moraes.

In New York Mr. Bonfa worked with Mary Martin, the Broadway singer, accompanying her on a solo tour. He returned to Brazil in 1959, when bossa nova was in its ascendancy. In 1962, Mr. Bonfa appeared at a historic bossa nova concert at Carnegie Hall, performing "Manha de Carnaval," which was the best-known song of the evening. He stayed on in New York, living in hotels and returning to Brazil for a few months a year.

Mr. Bonfa lived in New York with his second wife, Maria Helena Toledo, performing and writing, often working in the late 1960's with the Brazilian keyboardist and composer Eumir Deodato, whose passage to New York was paid for by Mr. Bonfa. He wrote music for the soundtrack of the 1966 movie "The Gentle Rain," and built a reputation in the United States that was not equaled in his homeland.

Through the 60's and early 70's, he recorded a series of albums with the producer Creed Taylor, including "Bossa Nova" (1962) and "Jazz Samba Encore" (1963). His work for other producers included "The New Face of Luiz Bonfa" (1970), the solo-guitar album "Introspection" (1972) and "Jacaranda," an adventurous record with a jazz and Latin-music cast (1973).

He is survived by his third wife, Ruth de Oliveira, of Rio de Janeiro; a son, Luiz Novaes Bonfa, of Los Angeles; and three sisters.

Mr. Bonfa was less productive in the 70's, recording a few albums that were little known in the United States, among them "Manhattan Strut" (1974), made with New York jazz session players, and "Bonfa Burrows Brazil" (1984), made with the Australian saxophonist Don Burrows.

He had a short burst of renewed recognition in New York during the late 80's, playing a successful two-week run at Fat Tuesday's in 1987 and recording an album for Chesky, "Nonstop to Brazil" in 1989, with a group that included the American jazz guitarist Gene Bertoncini. His last full album project was "The Bonfa Magic" in 1991.


Liquor Giants version of "Things I'd Like To Say":

Los Angeles Times
June 26, 1998, Friday
HEADLINE: ALBUM REVIEWS / POP; FUN-DAMENTALLY SOUND; LATEST EFFORT FROM LIQUOR GIANTS REFLECTS A REFRESHING, UNCOMMERCIAL DISPLAY
BYLINE: MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER

LIQUOR GIANTS
"Something Special for the Kids"
Blood Red

After 17 years fighting the alterna-rock wars in Gun Club, the Pontiac Brothers and Liquor Giants, Ward Dotson has established himself both as the most consistently excellent songwriter the Orange County punk-alternative scene has produced, and as the one least-suited to vault into modern-rock's winner's circle. On four previous Liquor Giants albums, Dotson's mix of sumptuous, '60s-based melodies and harmonies with garagey playing just hasn't found its commercial niche.

With "Something Special for the Kids," he and his mates, including former Pontiac Matt Simon on drums, look back fondly on an era when a catchy tune and a feisty performance were enough to rock the charts.

It's an all-covers collection of nuggets from the '60s and '70s--mostly British, mostly obscure, with the more familiar choices being far from obvious. It's also a showcase for the "oohs" and "la-la-las" that bassist Mark McGroarty and guitarist Mark McNally supply nonstop in resurrecting the lost art of bringing background vocals to the fore.

Liquor Giants' unabashed love of catchy pop comes through in their handling of Tom Jones' silly-fun nugget, "What's New Pussycat?" They start it as a drunken sing-along--just what you'd expect from so-cool modern-rockers looking down their nose at oldies kitsch. But that's just a feint; Liquor Giants quickly shifts to an exuberant, straightforward, harpsichord-festooned performance that shows a full appreciation for the winking cleverness and lusty liveliness of this number by Burt Bacharach and Hal David.

Elsewhere, Dotson pays faithful homage to the Move, one of his leading icons, with covers of Roy Wood's "Fire Brigade" and "Days of Broken Arrows" from the Idle Race--the Move sound-alike band that Jeff Lynne led before he finally got promoted to the Move itself.

Aching, yearning, pure-pop splendor comes alive in covers of "Led Along" (Del Shannon), "Toast and Marmalade" (Tin Tin) and "Things I'd Like to Say" ( New Colony Six) . Fast-forwarding from the dominant '60s and early '70s time frame to 1979, Liquor Giants close with a romping take on "Boys Keep Swingin," David Bowie's ode to being cool (and, if you want to read it the way Bowie likely intended, to being gay and cool).

"Something Special for the Kids" is both a companion volume to, and a stylistic cheat-sheet for, the Liquor Giants' excellent current album of originals, "Every Other Day at a Time," in which Dotson runs his influences through the blender of his own distinctive underdog's sensibility. If Dotson's beloved Angels can prosper, maybe there's hope for the Liquor Giants, who keep swinging and connecting with juicy pop-rock that honors both the melodic emphasis of its sources and the rawness of the players' alternative-rock backgrounds.

("Something Special for the Kids" is available from Blood Red Vinyl & Discs, 2134 NE 25th, Portland, OR 97212. E-mail: bloodred@transport.com)

Ratings range from * (poor) to **** (excellent), with three stars denoting a solid recommendation.

GRAPHIC: PHOTO: (3 photos) Three live tracks serve 22 Jacks well. My Superhero's first three songs are highlights. Liquor Giants fondly recall nuggets from '60s, '70s.

Liquor Giants' web page:
http://www.space.net.au/~sammy/liquorgiants/index2.htm


By Carole Eddington
May 21, 2002
Just want to mention 1973 to 1974, the last year NC6 was together before they broke up after their first 10(?) years. It was a weird year. For some reason, the band suddenly needed a new bassist and keyboard player. My husband (then boyfriend), Steve (George) Eddington, saw the ad in the paper and auditioned to be the bass player. At the same time, John Cammelot auditioned to play keyboards. George beat out about 100 bassists. They picked John, too, and George & John became great friends. The other members were Jerry Van Kollenberg (soon to drop the "Van"), Skip Griparis (who sounded a lot like Ronnie Rice), and Billy Herman on drums. There were only 5 members for awhile. The band was excellent and became increasingly progressive during that time, but there were disagreements musically, and the band sort of divided into 2 camps. Eventually, Billy quit, to the disappointment of many, as he was an awesome drummer and singer and one of the funniest and most personable guys you could meet. (Cute, too!) His replacement was Rick Barr (say hi to him for me!) Then they decided they needed another singer, and Jamaican beauty Yvonne Anderson got the job. As far as I know , she was the only female member ever. She was a phenomenal singer with a great personality. I miss her! The group recorded a single during that time for Mercury: "I Don't Really Want to GO"/"Run". It was played in Wisconsin, but never in Chicago. Some DJ said it didn't sound like New Cology. (That kind of mindset is what makes the music business so difficult!) After too many disagreements and not enough love, George quit. When he quit, so did John and Yvonne. I think that's the way it happened. That was the end of NC6 for years. Does anyone know what year they reformed? Where's Billy? What happened to Yvonne? What's Jerry doing? Skip is now a stand-up comic and film actor. John, George, and Rick were next in Flyer together. John now lives in Evanston. And George - now Steve again - is a member of Heartsfield.


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