Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Danny Harris & The Peacemakers

Danny Harris & The Peacemakers

Cleo MC745

33243 - Miss United America

33244 - Never Endings

Recorded at Mother Cleo Productions Studios, Newberry S.C.
Both sides wr. Danny Harris, Sweet Polly Music BMI
Produced by Danny Harris
Arranged by Bruce Wallace


Mother Cleo Productions founder, Hayne Davis

Mother Cleo Productions [ now DaviSound ] was begun, in 1970, by founder, Hayne Davis
as a recording studio/radio production offering "Unique Services from a Unique Location" (Newberry, SC).
In-house record labels included Mother Cleo, Cleo and CUB Records with publishing wing Sweet Polly Music, BMI.

Information below from the DaviSound own website :
We were very active with in-house, worldwide broadcast productions. This was a time when broadcast radio programming and production were considered true art forms. And, as such, stations were individually, creatively programmed and often exciting and entertaining to listen to as opposed to being the predictable, sound alike "jukeboxes", or the conglomerate owned propaganda machines, most have become today.

Amongst a list of over twelve hundred worldwide clients, were such giants as WNBC Radio, New York, The BBC (London and Bristol), Radio Luxembourg WTBS Atlanta and many others.

We were particularly well-known in Canada for our novelty commercials and in England and Europe for our famous "Talking/Singing Moog" Synthesizer radio promo productions with agents operating in Ontario, London and Sweden (One of these agents happened to be Igil Aalvik ... who later became the infamous "Swedish Eagle" on "K-ROCK FM", Los Angeles!).

Among the many talented voices heard on MCP jingles over the years were native Newberrians ...
Kiki Kirkland (former Miss South Carolina/USA) ...
Brantlee Price (former Miss South Carolina and WIS television personality) and ...
Tommy Funderburk (noted professional studio singer in the Los Angeles music scene and composer of the number- one Starship single, "It's Not Enough").

Other talented Newberrians who frequently contributed to in-house recordings over the years were ...
Mary Ann Davis Hayes, Melissa Turbeville Crocker, Lloyd Brigman, Wayne Golden, Ryan Jones and
Bruce Wallace.

In the "Glory Days" of radio promos and jingles, some of our more popular voices were Newberry College Music Department students and they included Margie Fritz, Karen Hull, The Anderson Sisters, George Liebenrood, Gary Griffith, Dean Yates and Michelle Herbin.

Many of the studio musicians over the years were from the neighboring counties of Union, Laurens, Saluda, Spartanburg, Greenville, Lexington and Richland. Some of those included, Mandale "Pickle" Eaves, Ronnie Hayes, Andre' Kerr, Freddie Vanderford, Don Reno, Curt Bradford, James Meadows, Lisa Miller, Sharon Dimmery, Bonnie Glenn and Vanessa Gaye.


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