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Re: The Ventures
« Reply #60 on: September 07, 2012, 04:51:31 AM »

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Re: The Ventures
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Re: The Ventures
« Reply #61 on: September 07, 2012, 08:26:54 AM »
Just one man's thought! I think we should do our next get together whenever G-Man has a gig! We could all catch the G-Man in action! Any other thoughts?

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Re: The Ventures
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Re: The Ventures
« Reply #64 on: October 20, 2012, 09:47:50 AM »
One of the greatest instrumental groups of the time. Numerous hit singles and albums (you know those vinyl 33 1/3 RPM records that came in a cardboard sleeve.) Sad to read recently that Nookie Edwards of the Ventures suffered a stroke or some other debillitating illness. If you ever have a chance to hear their redition of Gary Lewis' "Green Grass" or another favorite "Slaughter On Tenth Avenue", take a listen. It's damn good music.

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Re: The Ventures
« Reply #65 on: October 20, 2012, 03:48:36 PM »
That was great!

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Re: The Ventures
« Reply #67 on: November 01, 2012, 10:56:22 PM »
http://www.flixxy.com/the-diamonds-little-darlin-1957-2004.htm#.UJMPjWeaKSo

   50 years ago and those Diamonds can still put on a show. I them them a couple of years ago at a Bouzer Doo wop Show at the Mohegan Sun Casino. They were Great along with all the other Great Doo Wop groups that were there.

  I recently heard that one of the members of the group passed away. I'm not sure which one.

  And if anybody wants some good Doo Wop DVDs, "Doo Wop 50 and 51" are Great. Another good one was "Rock, Rythum, and Roll". They might be tough to find though.

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Re: The Ventures
« Reply #68 on: November 27, 2012, 02:36:56 AM »
RIP to Earl Speedo Carroll..... 75 years old...he started w/the Cadillacs then joined the Coasters in 1961 & stayed w/them for the next 20 yrs...he was a Custodian at PS 87 in NYC......   

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Re: The Ventures
« Reply #69 on: November 27, 2012, 08:14:38 AM »
I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Carroll once at the public school on Amsterdam Avenue during my early years in EMS. What a gentleman to talk to for a few minutes. Very unassuming and just a guy who you would want to sit with and have a cold one.
From "Speedo" to "Gloria" and "Peek-A-Boo" and others he was quite a showman. Rest in Peace Earl. Heaven must have some great doo-wop shows.

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Re: The Ventures
« Reply #70 on: November 27, 2012, 11:52:34 AM »
  I knew him very well, lost count of the number of shows I worked with him and the Cadillacs
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Re: The Ventures
« Reply #72 on: February 13, 2013, 04:33:25 PM »
http://www.ny1.com/content/176851/one-on-1-profile--musician-kenny-vance-lost-his-home-to-hurricane-sandy--but-his-doo-wop-lives-on?ap=1&MP4
Yes, kenny Vance is a good friend, for the past 10 years my band was paired with Kenny's act for many shows and cruise ship oldies concerts. Kenny Vance & the Planatones have a huge loyal fan base that we nicknamed the "DooWop Grateful Deadheads". The same folks show up religiously at every show no matter where it is.

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Re: The Ventures
« Reply #73 on: February 13, 2013, 04:36:23 PM »
Formerly of the the original "Jay & The Americans" in the Jay Traynor days if I'm not mistaken.

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Re: The Ventures
« Reply #74 on: February 13, 2013, 04:41:28 PM »
Formerly of the the original "Jay & The Americans" in the Jay Traynor days if I'm not mistaken.
YES, BTW, Jay Traynor currently sings with Jay Seigel & the Tokens and Jay Black is still performing although his age is starting to show.