Sunday, January 17, 2016

The Airs of Harmony (Key Records)

The Airs of Harmony
Lead J.B. Wells

14875 – When I Was A Sinner
14876 - Searching For My Mother

Key Records
Raebet's Productions

The Airs Of Harmony, a male group that included William Seldon, J. T. Pearson, Roy Ozier, C. Edwards, J.B. Wells and others. In 1959 they had a session for Gotham but nothing was released. In 1961 they tried again, this time for the Choice label from Newark, NJ. A single was released and two more tracks appeared on Choice LP 504.

Members of this group formed the Michigan Nightingales in 1972

Saturday, January 9, 2016

The Personals

The Personals

14635 - Dance All Night
14636 - To Be One

Personal 1001

16363 - Don't Say You Love Me
16364 -  To-Morrow
Personal no #
Hills Sound Service, Worcester, Mass.

A four man rock and roll band from the central Massachusetts area. Group members Mike Gribauskas and John Barton. "Dance All Night" was heard locally on radio stations WORC-AM and WAAB-AM.

Label shots : The Basement Walls
Audio file : YouTube (Rusty Potts)

The Polkasonics

The Sounds Of  The Polkasonics
Ever Recording Co. Ever ES-1200

Side one  [31375]
Yes, Sir, She's My Baby Polka. Vocal - V. Kudra - J. Krakowski
Jigsaw Polka. - Instr.
Early Morning Oberek. Vocal E. Kudra
Mountaineer's Polka. Vocal E. Kudra
Lovesick Polka. Vocal E. & V. Kudra
Fiddler's Polka.  Instr.

Side two   [31376]
Mountaineer's Farewell Polka. Vocal  V. Kudra
Teriyaki Polka. Instr
Stay Single Oberek. Vocal E. Kudra
Where Were You, Johnny Polka.  Vocal J. Krakowski
Play Gypsy Waltz.   Vocal E &  V. Kudra
White Table Polka. Vocal E. Kudra

Ernie Kudra - Accordion, Concertina, Vocals
Vickie Kudra - Bells, Tamburine, Vocals
Jerry Krakowski - Drums, Vocals
Jim Kunc - Trumpet, Trombone
Bob Slavik - Clarinet, Saxophone
Bob Owen, Bass


Vickie and Ernie Kudra

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Juanita Stewart Miles (Tieway Records)

Juanita Stewart Miles

Accompanied By The Joy Singers of Detroit

Tieway 847
Side A — 33393
1. Give Me Wings (Trad., Arr. J. Miles)
2. Have You Tried Jesus 
3. How Big Od Is
4. I Saw The World Shining A Hope For Me

Side B  —33394
1. Lord Make Perfect And Whole
2. God Is Everywhere
3. O Lord You Consider Me
4. I Got That Feeling

Joy Singers
Mildred Hoard - 1st soprano
Delsi Adams - 2nd soprano
Barnetta Norwood - 1st alto
Charles Tompkins - Tenor
Frank White - organist
Milton Pullen - piano
Bass & tambourine - Dave Hamilton

Produced by Dave Hamilton & Juanita S. Miles
La Frieda Miles - Album cover
Engineer Dave Hamilton

All songs written by Juanita S. Miles and published by Tieway Music, BMI  with the exception of "Give Me Wings"
Mrs. Miles started singing at an early age of ten. She studied music at the Robert Nolan School of Music and the Art Center School of Music at an early age in Detroit, Michigan.

Juanita Stewart Miles

Friday, January 1, 2016

B.B. Guns and Cannons

B.B. Guns and Cannons 
feat. Kathy Belanich and Andrea Nelson

KB 45001 — Santa, I've Been Good All Year (Kathy Belanich) /  Entrance RR-42396-A

KB 45002 — Do You Believe In Santa Claus   (Gordon Kjellberg  ) Exit RR-42396-B

Engineered by Gordon Kjellberg   

Killer Bullet Productions
© 1982 for Fire Records

Kathy Belanich, guitar, vocals, bells, crumar
Andre Nelson, clavinet
Michael Creary, bass
Martin Samuel, drums
Gordon Kjellberg guitars, bells, background vocals
Barry Kennely, bass, piano

Recorded at Studio1, West Seattle
Engineered/Mixed by Gordon Kjellberg
Jacket design by Kathy Belanich
Gordon Kjellberg played music since the mid-sixties and was a member of The Enchanters, The Liberty Party (Jerden Records),   Merrilee & the Turnabouts,  The Feelies   (Jerden Records),  Cherry Fizz,  Blue Mountain Eagle and The Rockets.

Kathy Belanich (now Kathy Childers) still plays music and is with the Seattle band  City Zu.  Occasionally Jerry Zu and Kathy Childers perform as a duo called the Magnetics and they do 60s tunes," the kind some of us remember from the KJR top 4o days when the music had a good beat  and you could dance to it."

Kathy (Belanich) Childers
A copy of this record including the picture sleeve autographed by Kathy Belanich is currently on sale here