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I'm feeling nostalgic these days. I played with these guys for at least 10 years and it formed me musically. Playing bars and festivals night after night sometimes with packed rooms of people other times empty rooms but we always gave all we had. Travelling in horrible weather from town to town playing everything from Sam and Dave to motown and some good old rockin' blues. Big Jimmy was the front man singing most of the tunes until one day we didn't have a drummer so he sat down at the kit and started playing. We didn't even know he could drum. So he became a front man drummer. He wasn't a flashy drummer but could lay down a good groove with a strong back beat and knew how to swing. Jimmy left us a couple of years ago and is now in music heaven and I guess I posted this because I've been thinking of him lately and how he influenced me musically. Dave played a hammond B3 with a leslie. On numerous gigs the belt that turned the horn in his leslie would bust so we would find a 7-11 and buy some pantyhose and he would rig up a belt with them that would run the leslie and get us through the gig. Larry played an old 60's precision bass and sometimes guitar on his own songs and I would fill in as the bass player. I played my old 63 jazz master through a twin and still play and love it to this day.

I dug this old tune out of a box last week and all I had was a cassette of an analogue recording we did back then. It was pretty warbly in spots and there were and still is some clicks and pops. I transferred it into garageband and played around with some EQ and brought up the highs which were lost from the generations of tape. Then took it into audacity and worked on it some more trying to remove the hiss and other noises. There is a click and a pop at the start that I just couldn't remove.
Our band did lots of original tunes and we all were songwriters ... this is one we did that I wrote about my guitar ... a love song LOL
I thought about re-doing it and decided to just post it as it was played back then. It's pretty well live in the room and how we sounded so I decided to post it as a tribute to these guys. In this tune Don Buchanan joined us with his sax.

So Here it is ....
Jim Wayner drums
Dave Fearnall organ
Larry Jensen Bass
Don Buchanan sax
Me guitar vocals
and I have to give credit to Sammy who was our sound man and he did his magic at the end of a snake with the board
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Uploaded: Jan 06, 2013 - 10:44:29 AM
Last Updated: Jan 12, 2013 - 07:03:50 AM Last Played: Mar 27, 2017 - 07:20:59 PM
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alackbass said 1575 days ago (January 6th, 2013)
Music of Emotion
Awesome! So cool to hear a bit of where you came from! Great band! Really digging the organ. You did a great job with the mastering. I hear no pops or clicks. At first I thought you did a new recording on your own. I was even more impressed when I learned you had taken this from an old cassette.
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Fire_Angel said 1575 days ago (January 6th, 2013)
Amazing.
This is almost like having a time machine and traveling back to the days when rhythm and blues was at it's peak! You guys made a strong sound together! I'm not surprised you look back with a nostalgic eye on those days, so would I if I'd ever managed to make a noise like this. In spite of the sound quality (which isn't all that bad, so well done on the processing) I took a download so thanks.
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perceptualvortex said 1575 days ago (January 6th, 2013)
Swingin
Yeah, I've played to empty/nearly empty rooms, haha. This is a great tune with a nice live feel, the vocals and organ really give life to the song. It must have been a great band to play with.
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lyzak said 1575 days ago (January 6th, 2013)
Fun to get an idea...
of where you're coming from.
Enjoyed reading your description while listening. Cool documented band photo adds to the story. The vibe I get is that not only does the band have chops, but a sound that comes only with loving what you're doing. I hear this joy carried on in your present day tunes and salute you!
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richard13 said 1575 days ago (January 6th, 2013)
Ahhh, those were the days, my friend
we thought they'd never end -- wait, that's a different song ;-)
Well, this is just cool: really cool how you rescued this from cassette oblivion and really cool how you and the boys could cook. I should have know that you wouldn't be in a band with a bunch of losers. Good stuff, Stan. Thanks.
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Philip18 said 1575 days ago (January 6th, 2013)
Music of emotion
Sounds great, Stan. Very together sound - everyone can be heard. Quality musicians enjoying themselves! Nice clean sound on the Jazzmaster. Did Larry ever buy a spare belt to take to gigs after having to go the pantyhose option? Excellent work on rejuvenating the tape - the sound is good! Clearly your guitar was pleased with the song, too - it seems it's been good to you for many years!
jiguma said 1574 days ago (January 7th, 2013)
Sounds great
A terrific post on all levels - love the band, and especially the B3. I had the pleasure of playing in a 3 piece with a B3 and a drummer when I was in my late teens - such a wonderful imstrument. Sammy the Snake Man got a very nice collection of tracks. Your vocal is really nice - a cool band and a great mix. Who needs a crowd? Love it!
Neil
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jiguma said 1574 days ago (January 7th, 2013)
The last chord
:)
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Narad said 1574 days ago (January 7th, 2013)
Music of Emotion
Must go in the archives ! Great song and testimony ! :)

N.B. As for the empty room I guess your music filled it out... :)
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davisamerica said 1574 days ago (January 7th, 2013)
what
a great band stan ... love this and downloaded!
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Char said 1574 days ago (January 7th, 2013)
This sounds
like a popular tune from the radio that I never heard but wish I had. Everything sounds good to me. Some nice swinging singing and "speecha-fying"from you. The organ is a star and drums and guitars are bouncing along. I loved it. Thanks.
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Feter said 1574 days ago (January 7th, 2013)
Music of Emotion
Now this is groovy , definitely why anything you do make sense and just right to the ears ..A true Musician ..thanks a lot for sharing this great song !
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Bob Rodgers said 1574 days ago (January 7th, 2013)
Yes!
What a great band and a great recording too, a nice balance in the mix.
Love the B3 and great vocals Stan.
Very much enjoyed.

Bob
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TommyBlueBoy said 1574 days ago (January 7th, 2013)
Great feeling
Stan, this is the sound of summer in Myrtle Beach from days gone by. Great work. Kudos to Sammy the "snake handler".
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ste said 1574 days ago (January 7th, 2013)
like
that bass guitar growl. Very tight playing. Nicely mixed. Enjoyed this!
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Vic Holman said 1574 days ago (January 7th, 2013)
analogue = digital
great job on the resurrection, sounds very good. your old band swings!

a pretty good laugh about the pantyhose..... genious
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TvRicky said 1573 days ago (January 8th, 2013)
Live Sound Week
Feels like I'm at the Golden Glo a Bar I loved in Michigan. For some reason you remind me of 3 Dog Night and the the Rascals. Slick uped piece..energetic and def RnB late 60;s early 70's my time yeah!

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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DWL said 1573 days ago (January 8th, 2013)
I'm so pleased
you left it as it was. This is a classy song with classy musicianship and it means something that it is a record of a previous life.

Very impressive.

Cheers

Dick
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Soundhound said 1573 days ago (January 8th, 2013)
Nice......
Them where the days...Hard on the body but good for the head....
Been there done that got the scars to prove it.... But I wouldn't do it any other way if I could do it again....It is what it is.... :-)

Got to check out that audacity....Sounds like something cool...

Well done...
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magnatone said 1573 days ago (January 8th, 2013)
Music of Emotion
wow - I love everything in here, but ESPECIALLY that killer B3!!! Fabulous upload Stan et al - congrats to the band!
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J_Gretch said 1573 days ago (January 8th, 2013)
Music of Emotion
Here in South Carolina we call this sound "Beach Music" and you guys would never have to worry about playing to an empty bar.There's still a huge following.Good stuff Stan,,,enjoyed the back story too.
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sonnyjim said 1573 days ago (January 8th, 2013)
This is a great cut.
And that guitar/bass/organ/drums is a classic line up!
Some really fine vocal turns on this one, a great, strolling vibe and solid playing. I'm more than a little jealous....!
Really good post. Thanks very much,

SJ
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MikeRobinson said 1573 days ago (January 8th, 2013)
Seriously well-done B3 ...
Must 've been that 7-11 pantyhose. But whatever it was, this is seriously good playing! Just a very nice, nice groove.
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MikeRobinson said 1573 days ago (January 8th, 2013)
Seriously well-done B3 ...
Must 've been that 7-11 pantyhose. But whatever it was, this is seriously good playing! Just a very nice, nice groove.
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Jarvoid said 1572 days ago (January 9th, 2013)
I've never been in a band....
must be one of the best feelings in the world to stand up in front of people and make 'em sway.....

Ha, I'd have difficulty making them stay !!

Great to hear this came from a cassette.....do you have a description of what that is exactly for our more junior members 80).

Great listen,great times,great fun...

Jarvo
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Henke said 1572 days ago (January 9th, 2013)
Wow
That's really impressive. The music yes, even if R&B may not be my everyday genre, but the restoration work is phenomenal. OK, I am no sound guru, but I sure couldn't tell where this has been. I would have thought it to be freshly made. Good job and a great tribute to the guys in the band!

Thanks and take care,
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Charday said 1570 days ago (January 11th, 2013)
dude!
what can I say...such a great post and thanks for the back story, I hope we all meet up in music heaven a long time from now! ;-)
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Loob said 1570 days ago (January 11th, 2013)
Bluesy rocking!
Very tight! I'd pay to see you guys! Love it!
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egobandit said 1569 days ago (January 12th, 2013)
Really tight
you guys are rocking it that organ rules all I can say is keep the flame going thanks for the down load!
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ktb said 1569 days ago (January 12th, 2013)
outstanding
Love it. Nothing beats the Hammond B3 leslie combo vibe. Just listening you can hear the connection you guys share.
Very fluid and tight. I would be growing roots at the bar, settling in for the night.
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Dadai.2 said 1569 days ago (January 12th, 2013)
This is cooool....
Well done on remastering this. Love the easy vibe you got going here, especially with your nice vox fronting your cool band. Guitar is tight with a lot of nice ear candy. Kudos.
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bud said 1568 days ago (January 13th, 2013)
Great one from the vault
you guys had a fantastic sound - and it's great you were able to restore this gem. What was the name of the band - and when was this recorded?
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gadzooks said 1568 days ago (January 13th, 2013)
Thanks Bud!
The name of the band was Sounder and it was recorded mid to late 80's.
Cheers
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dave_b said 1567 days ago (January 14th, 2013)
Music of Emotion
Tight band. I like the song, it's got that feel good Motown vibe. Great clean up work from the old cassette.
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Name: Stan Gadziola
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