1 HIT WONDERS - JOHN FRED & HIS PLAYBOY BAND - JUDY IN DISGUISE


Jan 2, 2005 (Updated Jan 4, 2005)


The Bottom Line "John Fred & His Playboy Band" was formed in 1956 by "John Fred Gourrier" a basketball/baseball player at LSU and Southeastern Louisiana University

John was born on 8 May 1941 in Baton Rouge, LA and his family roots are French, like many other artists from the bayou country. John’s father Fred played professional baseball in the minor leagues for the Detroit Tigers organization. John and his schoolmates at Catholic High School grew up listening to R&B music. Some of the artists they enjoyed listening to were “Jesse Belvins”, “Bobby Charles”, “Bill Doggett”, “Fats Domino”, “Slim Harpo”, “Dale Hawkins”, “Marv Johnson”, “Big Joe Turner” and “Muddy Waters”. John first formed a group he called “The Redcaps” in 1955 but he would later find out that there was a group in the south with that name. The other members of the band were “Tommy Bryan” on rhythm guitar, “Ike Clanton” brother of singer “Jimmy Clanton” on bass guitar and “Mickey Coerver” on saxophone.

In 1956 one of the members of the group who was a big reader of Playboy magazine suggested they rename the group to “The Playboys”. “Sam Montalbano” the president and owner of “Montel” records who also managed the local Catholic Youth Center would hold dances and sock hops. He booked John and his group and a close friend “Johnny Ramistella” (better known as “Johnny Rivers”) to as many of them as they could make. Sam really liked one of the songs they regularly performed “Shirley” that was composed by both John and “Tommy Bryan”. On 23 September 1958 he took 17 year old John and his band to a recording studio owned by “Cosimo Matassa” in New Orleans. Some previous hits recorded there were “Don’t You Just Know It” by “Huey Piano Smith & The Clowns”, “Tutti Frutti” by “Little Richard”, “Ooh Poo Pah Doo” by “Jessie Hill” and “Jock A Mo” by “Sugar Boy Crawford”.

“Fats Domino” was at the studio this day and agreed to record a quick version of “Shirley”. John had already sang backing vocals on “My Girl Across Town” by Jazz singer and trombonist “Lester Robinson” on Sam’s “Montel” records. So Sam decided instead of having Fats record “Shirley” he asked John and his band to record it. Before they recorded the song Sam told him he was aware of another group called “The Playboys” and suggested they go by “John Fred & The Playboys”. They also had Fats’ band backing them up on the song. The flip side of the record was “My Love For You” a take off on the #9 pop hit and #1 R&B hit this year by “Chuck Willis” of “What Am I Living For”. “Shirley” was released in December and began getting a lot of airplay on the R&B stations until the disc jockeys found out the group was not black and stopped playing it.

The song debuted on the pop charts on 23 February 1959 and peaked at #82 and was on the charts for only 5 weeks. The song would become a top 10 hit in the UK in 1983 by “Michael Barratt” (better known as “Shakin' Stevens”). John next appeared in March on radio in New York City on “The Alan Freed Show” where he met “Clyde McPhatter”. Their second release in April was “Mirror Mirror (On The Wall)” that had “The Jordanaires” dubbed in with backing vocals but it failed to make the charts. In August they release “Good Lovin’”, written by “Robert Charles Guidry” (better known as “Bobby Charles”) who is said to be one of the founding fathers of swamp pop. This is not the same version that was a #2 R&B hit in 1953 for “The Clovers” a #81 pop hit for “The Olympics” in 1965 or a #1 pop hit for “The Young Rascals” in 1966.

John’s version of “Good Lovin” fails to make the charts and in November they release their final record on “Montel” titled “Down In New Orleans” that also fails to chart. They next began touring the US with “Jimmy Clanton”, “Roy Orbison”, “Thomas Wayne” and “Duane Eddy”. In 1960 John decides to attend college and at 6 foot 5 inches tall was a decent basketball player. He attends LSU for 1 year and then goes on to Southeastern Louisiana University for 3 more years. In 1964 after graduating he contacts his old friend Mickey and they put together a new group. The other members are “Andrew Bernard” on saxophone, “Howard Cowart” on bass, “Tommy DeGeneres” on organ, “Lester Dodge” on drums, ”Hal Ellis” on guitar, “Ronald Goodson” on trumpet, “Billy Johnson” on bass, “Joe Miceli” on percussion, “Jimmy O Rourke” on guitar and “Charlie Spinosa” on trumpet.

A pharmacist friend and record collector “Rocky Robin” convinces them to record on the small independent label “N Joy” records. In January 1965 they release “Boogie Children” (also known as “Boogie Chillen') composed by “John Lee Hooker” with “Just Want To Make Love To You” credited to “The Playboys” but it fails to make the charts. In April they release “Dial 101 (Cause I Still Love You)” on “Jewel” records credited to “John Fred & The Playboys” and it also fails to chart. In November they release “You’re Mad At Me” backed by “Lenne” on “Jewel” and it also fails to chart. John next hooks up with “Dale Hawkins” and they record together at Tyler Texas studio. They record “How Can I Prove” and then Dale leaves the studio to record an album and John and his band record “Up & Down”.

In March 1966 they release their final record for “Jewel” in “How Can I Prove” backed with “Wrong To Me” but it failed to make any of the charts. In July they sign a new contract with “Paula” records in Shreveport, LA owned by “Stan Lewis”. They release their first single on their new label in October “Making Love To You” with “Fortune Teller” on the flip side. In December they released they debut album “John Fred & His Playboys” but it failed to make the charts. It is followed up in February 1967 with “Sun City” with “Can I (Get A Word In)” on the flip side. In April “Leave Her Never” with “Doing The Best I Can” is released. None of the singles so far to date make any of the charts. In July “Up & Down” with “Wind Up Doll” on the flip side is released. It would go all the way to #1 in the Louisiana market where it stayed for 8 weeks but fail to chart nationally.

“Agnes English” with “Sad Story” on the flip side is their next release in September it goes to #1 in Louisiana but again fails to make the national singles charts. On 25 November they released “Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)” composed by both Fred and Andrew, that was a parody of “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” by “The Beatles”. Lucy was cowritten by “John Lennon” and “Paul McCartney” and appeared on their album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” this year on “Capitol” records. By 20 January the next year Judy had supplanted “Hello Goodbye” by “the Beatles”, as the number one record in the U.S. It stayed at #1 in the US for 2 weeks and peaked at #3 in the UK. Fred once stated, "Judy In Disguise" was a once in a lifetime thing. That song was us, but we were so much more, and most people never got to know that side of us."

Lucy became a #1 pop hit in the US in 1974 for “Elton John” (whose real name was “Reginald Kenneth Dwight”) with background vocals and guitar by “John Lennon” who used the pseudonym of “Dr. Winston O'Boogie”. Because of the success of Judy the group was invited to appear on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” on NBC TV on 27 December as the only guest that night. They also released their second album this month titled 㦎:40 Of John Fred” which was the length of time of all 12 of the songs that appeared on it but it never made the charts. On 27 January 1968 they performed on “American Bandstand” on ABC TV as the only guest that day. On 24 February they released “Hey Hey Bunny” with “No Letter Today” on the B-side and it peaked at #57 on the US pop singles chart.

On 2 March they appear on "Happening '68" on ABC TV with “Jackie DeShannon”, “Jay North” and “Tommy Roe”. Also this month their 3rd album “Agnes English” was released and it peaked at #154 on the US album chart. They released 4 more singles this year “Lonely Are The Lonely”, “Little Dum Dum”, “Sometimes You Can’t Win” and their version of “Harlem Shuffle” none of which made the charts. “Harlem Shuffle” was composed by and a #44 pop hit in 1964 for “Bob & Earl”. It was also a #94 hit in 1966 by “Roy Head’s” backing band “The Traits” and went to #5 in 1986 for “The Rolling Stones”. “Permanently Stated” was their final album released this year in November as well as their final original record on “Paula” but it failed to chart. “Paula” records also re-released “Agnes English” with the same album #2197 on it but with a different front cover and calling it “Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)” but it also failed to chart.

In 1968 the UK group “The Amboy Dukes” recorded Judy on “Polydor” records but it never made the charts for them. This was not the same group that had one charting US single with “Journey To The Center Of The Mind” that went to #16 in 1968. This group was formed by “Ted Nugent” in Chicago in 1965 after taking the name from a short-lived Detroit based group that had just disbanded. In 1969 John and the group released 2 singles on “MCA” records in “Silly Sarah Carter (Eating On A Moonpie)” and their version of “Back In The U.S.S.R.” but neither record made the charts. “Back In The U.S.S.R.” was another song co-written by Lennon & McCartney and was on the double “White Album” in 1968 by “The Beatles” and was a #82 pop hit by “Chubby Checker” this year.

John was introduced to “Elvis Presley” in Las Vegas and was lucky enough to have his photo taken with the King in August. John’s best friend “Wayne Cochran” arranged this meeting as he was appearing with “Ike and Tina Turner’s” revue at the International Hotel where Elvis was also performing. When they were introduced Elvis turned around and said "John Fred, Boogie Children". This really surprised John that Elvis knew about this hard rocking song of his that never charted. Elvis had heard the song played many times while driving around late at night listening on his car radio to the great “Wolfman Jack” show. They chatted about Louisiana Cajun music for a couple of hours before Elvis had to go on stage and he gave John a ticket to sit in the front row for his performance.

CBS records in the UK reissued Shirley with a horn overdub by “Sam Montel” with their version of “Hi-Heel Sneakers” on the flip side but it failed to make the charts. Sneakers was first recorded by “Jimmy Smith” in 1962 on an album. The song was composed by “Robert Higginbotham” although some sources claim that “Tommy Tucker” who was the first to have a hit with it in 1964 taking it to #11 on the US pop chart was really the composer. Some of the greatest musicians of all-time have recorded this song on a single or album or both. Here is a partial list of some of the more well known artists that covered this song.

JEFF BECK
BOOKER T. & THE MG’S
DAVID CASSIDY
SAMMY DAVIS JR.
THE EVERLY BROTHERS

“FACES, THE
JOSE FELICIANO - #25 in 1968
JERRY GARCIA
JIMMY GILMER & THE FIREBALLS
BILLY HALEY & THE COMETS
JOHN LEE HOOKER
WAYLON JENNINGS
TOM JONES
JERRY LEE LEWIS - #91 in 1964
PAUL McCARTNEY
RONNIE MILSAP
CARL PERKINS
ELVIS PRESLEY
RAMSEY LEWIS TRIO, THE - #70 in 1966
THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS
TRASHMEN, THE
PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS
JOHNNY RIVERS
ROLLING STONES, THE
SEARCHERS, THE
SURFARIS, THE
URBAN KNIGHTS, THE
MUDDY WATERS
STEVIE WONDER - #59 in 1965

John and the group next moved on to the Los Angeles based “Uni” records during that time period the home of artists like “Neil Diamond”, “Brian Hyland” and “Elton John” to name a few. They had 1 album “Love My Soul” and 2 singles “Three Deep In A Feeling” and “Julia Julia” for “Uni” but none of these made the charts. They continued doing pop songs and soul songs, recording material that had been done by “James Brown”, “Wilson Pickett”, “Otis Redding” and other well-known soul artists of the day none of which charted. They next toured through Europe, at one point playing on a card with the supergroup “Traffic” in Hamburg, West Germany. After returning from their overseas tour in 1970 the group decided to split up.

In 1973 John and Elvis met again this time at Graceland through John's pal “Dan Penn” and they chatted, played pool and listened to some of Elvis' records. Elvis was very keen on hearing all about “Slim Harpo”. The same thing happened to John when he met “John Lennon” for the very first time. He also wanted to hear all about Slim who was from the area where Fred lived. He had met Slim several different times and got to be very close friends with him. Slim hat hits on the charts from 1961 through 1968 with his biggest hit being “Baby Scratch My Back” that peaked at #16 on the pop chart and went to #1 on the R&B chart in 1966. His songs were covered by “Dave Edmunds”, “The Fabulous Thunderbirds”, “The Kinks”, “Love Sculpture”, “Van Morrison”, “Robert Randolph”, “The Rolling Stones”, “Them”, “Warren Smith”, “Hank Williams Jr.”, “The Yardbirds” and many others.

The UK group “The Moody Blues” took their name from a Harpo song. Slim whose real name was “James Isaac Moore” died of a heart attack at the age of 46 in Baton Rouge, LA on 31 January 1970. In 1978 John began producing records for other artists to include “Irma Thomas”. On 4 November 1980 Goodson died of a Brain Tumor at the age of 35. John produced “Soul Queen Of New Orleans” for Irma on the “Maison de Soul” record label in 1978 and “Safe With Me - Irma Thomas Live” on “Paula” records that was released in May 1981. He also went on to become vice president of RCS (Record Company of the South) in Baton Rouge, where he worked as a record producer. In 1984 a small independent company named “Sugarcane” records compiled and released a 12-song compilation album titled “The Best Of John Fred & The Playboys”.

On 14 November 1989 “Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)” appeared on the soundtrack album release on “Novus” records for the Crime Drama “Drugstore Cowboy”. The album had 21-hits on it and included songs by “The Count Five”, “Desmond Dekker & The Aces”, “Jackie DeShannon”, “Bobby Goldsboro” and many others. The Movie starred “Matt Dillon”, “Heather Graham”, “James LeGros”, “Kelly Lynch”, “James Remar” and others. In August 1991 “Repertoire” records re-released the album “Agnes English”. On 11 September John was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in Baton Rouge. Other inductees that day were “Arthur Guitar Kelly”, “Luther Kent”, “Cosimo Matassa, “Deacon John Moore”, “Allen Toussaint” and the late swamp blues musician “Cornelius Lonesome Sundown Green”. “Paula” records on 28 November released a 26-song album titled “The History Of John Fred & The Playboys”.

In 1993 “Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)” played in the background in the Psychological Drama “Heaven And Earth” directed by “Oliver Stone”. The Movie starred “Joan Chen”, “Tommy Lee Jones” (one of my all-time favorite stars), “Debbie Reynolds”, “Vivian Wu” and others. On 11 June 1996 the album “Society Don’t Let Us Down” on “Funky Delicacies” records by the New Orleans R&B group “The Barons” that John had produced was released. In the late 1990s Fred teamed up with bookie king “G. G. Shinn” and “Joe Stampley” of Springhill in north Louisiana to form a country music group calling themselves “The Louisiana Boys”. In March 1997 they released one album on “Bayou Music” records titled “The Louisiana Boys” they also performed at venues all throughout the state like the Louisiana Folklife Festival.

In July “Magic” records in France released “Agnes English/Permanently Stated” which was an album of all the songs from those 2 albums plus 1 additional bonus track. In 1999 John received the Louisiana Music Living Legend Award for his career accomplishments and contributions to the music industry. “Frankie Ford” who was also a Louisiana native who had 1 top 40 US hit in 1959 when “Sea Cruise” went to #14 on the pop chart also received the award as well this year. On 1 January 2000 John released his first new album in over 30 years with “I Miss Ya’ll (The Unreleased Masters)” on “Club Louisianne” records located in Baton Rogue. The 15 songs on this album were recorded at several different studios throughout southern Louisiana. The album contained a combination of new versions of some old John Fred songs with newly composed songs.

On 29 January 2001 “Westside” records in the UK released “With Glasses - The Very Best Of John Fred & His Playboy Band The Jewel & Paula Recordings 1964 - 69” with 28 songs on it. On 3 April “Fuel 2000” records located in Los Angeles, released the album “Absolutely The Best Of John Fred & His Playboy Band The Jewel & Paula Recordings 1964 - 69” with the same picture cover as on the “Westside” album with this new title and on 17 songs. This same day “Varese” records who was the company that released “The Jethro Tull Christmas Album” (I never knew they had a Christmas record) on 30 September 2003 released the same exact album as “Westside” had released. In 2002 “TJ” records located in Grosse Tete, LA released “Somebody’s Knockin’” with 10 songs on it.

According to “Bill Dunnam” many members of John’s band went on to successful careers in business. John has also worked as a high school baseball coach in Louisiana. He writes, performs and produces jingles for national advertisers like Greyhound Bus Lines, Decker Hot Dogs, the Dallas Mavericks, Ban Deodorant and the Louisiana Music Commission. John has also appeared in numerous TV and radio commercials. His biggest achievement was when he combined music with his life-long obsession of sports where he wrote and recorded the song "Baseball At The Box" for the LSU baseball team coached by “Skip Bertman”. Today, John still sings sporadically around North America at casinos, fairs, festivals, nightclubs and private parties.

John has also worked in the BREC recreation program, where he toils in another of his loves of Baseball. Every Saturday he is the host of "The Roots of Rock and Roll" from 4 to 7 PM at WBRH 90.3 FM and KBRH 1260 AM Radio studios at Baton Rouge High School. Below is a list of records released by different record labels with songs by the group, none of which made any of the charts. Most of the records on those labels are listed below with the record company name, type record and B-side song if it was a single or EP if I could locate either.

Agnes English - Album on Pye International records (UK Import) - 12 songs
I’m In Love Again/In Mood - John Fred & Creeper - Single on Bell records
John Fred & His Playboys Greatest Hits - Album on Woodford Music records (Dutch Import) - 12 songs
Judy In Disguise/? - Single on Philco records
Judy In Disguise/? - Single on Pye International records (South Africa Import)
Judy in Disguise/Hey Hey Bunny - Single on Collectables records
Judy In Disguise/Mother-In-Law - John Fred/Ernie K. Doe Single on Eric records
Judy in Disguise/No Letter Today - Single on Hip-Pocket records (Canada Import)
Judy in Disguise/Out Of Left Field - Single on Marconi records (France Import)
Judy in Disguise/Out Of Left Field - Single on EMI records (Swiss Import)
Judy in Disguise/When the Lights Go Out - Single on Columbia records (German Import)
Judy in Disguise/When the Lights Go Out - Single on Elk records (Netherlands Import)
Judy in Disguise/When the Lights Go Out - Single on Festival records (New Zealand Import)
Judy in Disguise/When the Lights Go Out - Single on Oldies But Goldies records (German Import)
Judy in Disguise/When the Lights Go Out - Single on Pye International records (UK Import)
Judy in Disguise/When the Lights Go Out - Single on Uniwave records (Canada Import)
Juke Box - Album on Guinness records - 10 songs
Judy In Disguise/My True Love/Personality/Shakin’ All Over - John Fred/Jack Scott/Lloyd Price/Chad Allen EP on K-Tel records
Up And Down/Hey Hey Bunny - Single on Paula records (Canada Import)
We Play Games/? - Single on Elk records (Netherlands Import)
We Play Games/3 other songs - EP on Festival records (Australian Import)
What Is Happiness/? - Single on Marconi records (France Import)

My only CD by John and his band is ”THE HISTORY OF JOHN FRED & THE PLAYBOYS” on “Paula” records in 1991. The songs on this album are listed below in the order, as they appear followed by the length of each song and my rating of each.

1. Judy In Disguise (With Glasses) - 2:47 - 5
2. Agnes English - 2:11 - 5
3. Up And Down - 2:25 - 3
4. Sometimes You Just Can’t Win - 2:57 - 3
5. She Shot A Hole In My Soul - 2:06 - 5
6. Boogie Chillen' - 2:55 - 5
7. Night Owl - 2:02 - 3
8. Sun City - 2:20 - 4
9. Shirley - 2:05 - 5
10. Back In The U.S.S.R. - 4:36 - 4
11. When The Lights Go Out - 2:01 - 4
12. You’re On My Mind - 2:44 - 4
13. Down To The Boogaloo - 2:45 - 4
14. Doing The Best I Can - 2:21 - 3
15. Harlem Shuffle - 3:03 - 5
16. Silly Sarah Carter (Eating On A Moon Pie) - 2:10 - 4
17. Mary Jane - 2:51 - 4
18. Hey Hey Bunny - 2:21 - 5
19. Must Unlikely To Succeed - 2:17 - 3
20. Can’t I Get (A Word In) - 2:54 - 4
21. Make Love To You - 2:14 - 4
22. Out Of Left Field - 3:13 - 5
23. How Can I Prove (It To You) - 1:53 - 4
24. Love Comes In Time - 3:18 - 3
25. Wind Up Doll - 2:40 - 4
26. Sad Story - 4:45 - 4

TOTAL POINTS: 106 POINTS DIVIDED BY 26 SONGS = 4.07 or 4 STARS

Rating Key:
5 - Great
4 - Very Good
3 - Good
2 - Fair
1 - Poor
0 - This song does not belong here!


Billboard US Top 100 Pop Singles for “JOHN FRED & HIS PLAYBOY BAND”

1. Shirley - “John Fred & The Playboys” - Debut 02/23/59, Peaked at #82
2. Judy In Disguise (With Glasses) - Debut 11/25/67, Peaked at #1 for 2 weeks (GOLD)
3. Hey Hey Bunny - Debut 02/24/68, Peaked at #57

Billboard US Top 200 Pop Albums for “JOHN FRED & HIS PLAYBOY BAND”

1. Agnes English - Debut 1968, Peaked at #154

SONG SONG LYRICS

BOOGIE CHILLEN'

When I first came to town people
I was walking down Hasting Street
Everybody was talkin about Henry Swing Club
I decided to stop in there for awhile
And man when I got there
Yeah they were really havin a ball

Well I feel so good
I wanna boogie I wanna boogie I wanna boogie
Well to the break of day
Say it again

Well I feel so good
I wanna boogie I wanna boogie I wanna boogie
Well to the break of day
Alright

When I was a young boy
I was layin down one night
And I heard ma and pa talkin
I heard pa tell ma
Hey come on let that boy boogiewoogie
Cause you know it's in him
And it's just got to come out
Cause it's in him
And it's just got to come out

Well feels so good child
I wanna boogie I wanna boogie I wanna boogie
Lord til the break a day
Chillen I'm chillen here

HARLEM SHUFFLE

You move it to the left
And you go for yourself
You move it to the right
Yeah if it takes all night
Now take it kinda slow
With a whole lot of soul
Don't move it too fast
Just make it last

You scratch just like a monkey
Yeah you do real cool
You slide it to the limbo
Yeah how low can you go
Now come on baby
Don't fall down on me now
Just move it right here
To the Harlem shuffle
Yeah yeah yeah to the Harlem shuffle
Yeah yeah yeah to the Harlem shuffle

Hitch hitch hike baby
Across the floor
I can't stand it no more
Now come on baby
Now get into your slide
Just ride ride ride
Little pony ride

Yeah yeah yeah do the Harlem shuffle
Yeah yeah yeah do the Harlem shuffle
Do the Monkey shine
Yeah yeah yeah shake a tail feather baby
Yeah yeah yeah shake a tail feather baby
Yeah yeah yeah do the Harlem shuffle
Yeah yeah yeah do the Harlem shuffle
Yeah like your mother told you how
Yeah yeah yeah do the Harlem shuffle

JUDY IN DISGUISE (WITH GLASSES)

Judy in disguise
Well that's what you are
Lemonade pie
with a brand new car

Cantaloupe eyes come to me tonight
Judy in disguise with glasses

Keep awearin your bracelets
and your new ra ra
Cross your heart
with your living bra

Chimney sweep sparrow with guise
Judy in disguise with glasses

Come to me tonight
come to me tonight
taking everything in sight
and zip up the strings of my kite

Judy in disguise
Well what you aiming for
A circus of horrors yeah
Well that's what you are

You made me a life of ashes
I guess I'll just take your glasses


JAGUARDOG’S FINAL THOUGHTS

His music was first considered Cajun swamp pop but then he also did soul ballads, R&B pop rock, pop psychedelia and Bubblegum. Over the years since the original release of “Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)” the record has sold more than 5 million copies. The only record I ever owned by John and his band was Judy until I purchased this CD recently. The first few times I heard this song I thought they were really singing Judy In The Skies and where they sing Keep awearin your bracelets and your ra ra I always heard unicorn or uniform instead of ra ra for some strange reason. I also never knew they were singing Cross Your Heart With Your Living Bra but I can’t for the life of me remember what I thought they were singing in that line? This groups’ music was amiable, carefree, celebratory, cheerful, earnest, exuberant, fun, gentle, gleeful, happy, playful, rollicking, silly, sweet and whimsical.

Well I hope you all enjoyed this review, as it was very hard to find enough information on them to put this together. I assume because they are a one hit wonder group there just is not enough anywhere on them. In case you might be wondering my definition of a one hit wonder artists is any artist that has only one song on the US pop chart in the Top 40. I expect to be covering a few more one hit wonder artists this year if I can piece together enough information to make it interesting enough? You may notice below I have greatly expanded my list of Proposed Artists to do reviews on by adding some one hit wonder artists and some country artists as well. Happy New Year to everyone, thanks for dropping by to read, rate and comment and God Bless You All.


POSSIBLE UPCOMING REVIEWS:

(F)

GLEN FREY
FRIENDS OF DISTINCTION, THE
FRIJID PINK
LEFTY FRIZZELL
MAX FROST & THE TROOPERS
BOBBY FULLER FOUR, THE
BILLY FURY

(G)

PETER GABRIEL
GALLERY
GAP BAND, THE
LEIF GARRETT
LARRY GATLIN & THE GATLIN BROTHERS
MARVIN GAYE
CRYSTAL GAYLE
GLORIA GAYNOR
G CLEFS, THE
J. GEILS BAND, THE
GENESIS
GENTRYS, THE
GERRY & THE PACEMAKERS
ANDY GIBB
TERRI GIBBS
DEBBIE GIBSON
DON GIBSON
DON GIBSON
NICK GILDER
JOHNNY GILL
VINCE GILL
MICKEY GILLEY
GIRLS NEXT DOOR, THE
GLASER BROTHERS, THE
GARY GLITTER
GO GO'S, THE
GOLDEN EARRING
BOBBY GOLDSBORO
GOO GOO DOLLS, THE
DICKIE GOODMAN
LESLEY GORE
EYDIE GORME
VERN GOSDIN
ROBERT GOULET
BILLY GRAMMER
GRAND FUNK RAILROAD
AMY GRANT
EARL GRANT
GOGI GRANT
GRASS ROOTS, THE
GRATEFUL DEAD, THE
DOBIE GRAY
GREAT WHITE
R B GREAVES
AL GREEN
NORMAN GREENBAUM
JACK GREENE
GREEN DAY
LEE GREENWOOD
GUESS WHO, THE
BONNIE GUITAR
GUNS N ROSES
ARLO GUTHRIE

(MORE TO COME)

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http://www.allrecordlabels.com
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http://www.home.att.net
http://www.louisianasmusic.com
http://www.rockabillyeurope.com
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Location: Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Reviews written: 236
Trusted by: 482 members
About Me: I LOVE Music/TV/Movies & sports like Football - NFL/College, Baseball, Olympics - Summer/Winter and Wrestling.