1983, i had retired from traveling and performing my original material,
and was enjoying a long, much needed, rest from the road. i
singing and playing guitar occasionally with local friends, musical
amateurs, just for fun. we sat around for hours, playing old
American standards, everything form Steven Foster through the
'30s. our guiding theme was often simply pure 'corniness'.
when we 'played out' it was usually at an old folks home, or a workshop
for retarded adults. they seemed to enjoy our
after a few years, 2 of the original members, Watson Reid and
Robin Carnes, moved away, and the group was re-organized on a somewhat
more 'professional' basis. i began to take more care writing
the 5 part vocals for each singer. over time we discovered
hard it was to find and keep a tenor singer. all in all,
were a number of personell changes over the 4 year span till we broke
up in '87. i'll try to list everyone including
on the 'notes' page. the singers on this recarding are:
Landis, soprano, Carol Raynsford. alto, Paul Ruest, tenor,
Lord, baritone or bass. I switched off with David singing the
bass or baritone part as needed. David played rhythm and i
lead guitar. sometimes we performed with bass and drums, as
this recording. sometimes we added piano as well.
there are no alternate recording of these songs at present. click titles on the alt. page to go directly to 'song notes'.