Goin’ Places like: tux rental shop, limo rental shop, plane rental shop, girl rental shop…

executives The Executives
“Goin’ Places”
Executive # 301

From the liner notes:  “The first thing you notice is the incredible number of instruments on the stage.  Could they possibly use them all?  No way.  Nobody could be that versatile. that talented you say.  But as soon as they step on stage, you know that you’ve underestimated them.  The way they look, the way they act tells you that the Executives are professionals.  They are in charge.  The show starts and for the next hour or so you become involved.  Your emotions are touched.  You laugh, you listen, and you’re moved… because the Executives deliver.

It’s always over too soon and before you know it you’re walking out into the night to your car.  On the way home you try to pick out your favorite number, your favorite joke, your favorite moment.  And it’s not easy to decide.  It isn’t until later, until after you’re home that you discover you’ve been changed a little.  From now on it’s just going to take more to entertain you.  A little extra to reach you.  Because you’ve been spoiled.  You’ve been to see the Executives.”

Don Reo (note: Mr. Reo was the first comedy partner of comedian Slappy White.  He then worked as writer on the JIMMY DURANTE PRESENTS THE LENNON SISTERS SHOW.  Mr. Reo currently writes for T.V.’s LAUGH – IN.)

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Yakity Slacks

gospelsaxMr. Gospel Sax
(Riginald LaFaye)
“Just A Closer Walk With Thee”
Wine Skin # 259-23

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Romancing the Sax

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Orange you glad that’s not your car

Keith Williams
“On Our Way”
Valon #1006

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The Zara’s: International Show-Band

The Zara’s
“The Zara’s Hits”
Kerston #FKLP 65003

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A later pic from the “pleather & porn-stache” days:

Toto Zara, then and now:

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Licking the Keys

Eddie Baxter
“The Tasty Touch”
Rendezvous # M-1308

“The album title is an expression borrowed from KPOL’s ‘Man About Midnight’, Mark Dunhill.  He has often used the phrase to describe Eddie’s records and you are sure to agree that the Baxter touch is ‘THE TASTY TOUCH’”

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Banjos in Spaaaaaaaaaaccccce!

Skip DeVol
“Ultrabanjo”
cover art: Pat Lazelle-Sweeney
1978, Artco records #70-1156

“A Message to Disbelievers:  The Speeds of Certain Tunes On This Album Are The Speeds They Are Actually Played”

Check out Skip doing the Star Wars theme:

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Died 2011

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Before PSY there was…

PY
“CABOOM presents a Saturday Night With PY”
Clark Air Force Base Officers Club
Victor Japan #SPEC-007

From the liner notes:  “That’s what you’ll find in this album; many memories of pleasant and relaxed evenings you spent at CABOOM, listening and dancing to “PY ” and his band.  There are many clubs in the Air Force, all offering their own brand of entertainment.  Very few however can offer oustanding quality of music available to Clark Air Base Officers Open Mess members and their guests.  The reason….. Pacifico Young and his 17-piece “Big Band” sound, including those forever delightful vocalists, Connie Lopez and Cil Castro.  These three headliners are the best to be found anywhere.

A word about the music on this album…..  It combines that infectious local rhythm with a true American sound.  The songs ring of happiness, sadness, and vivaciousness.  Most of all they ring of the unique “PY” styling that will once again bring you back to the CABOOM.  Who can forget “Yellow Bird” or “The Cure” as Connie and Cil do it.  “On Top Of Old Angeles” will sound a familiar cord [sic] to those who will dare to remember.”

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Uh oh… Better get Maaco.

Tommy Ellison
“Let This Be a Lesson To You (Drunk Driver)”
1985, Atlanta International Record Co., #AIR-10086

Died 2009

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The Demon Possessed Boy

T. L. Osborn
“The Demon Possessed Boy”
Osborn Foundation #R33-HT

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Died in February.

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2 from Just Us 2

Just Us 2
(Phyllis & Bryan Barnes)
s/t
Lost Creek # 74-7

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Just Us 2
“Live”
Lost Creek # JU2

“RECORDED LIVE AT THE LAPIROGUE LOUNGE, THIBODAUX, LA & STEAK & ALE, HOUSTON TX”

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