It’s hard for me to accept, but it was 40-years ago today that Mahone and I joined eight other guys at Project 70 Studios in Athens, Georgia, to record a demo tape of our new band. We had grafted two groups, The Dukes of York and The Bluenotes, into The Fabulous Bluenotes – here’s photo of the band without the singers – Mahone on the extreme left (ha- leftist) , Juan kneeling on the extreme right, wearing sunglasses in a pathetic attempt to fight off allergies to smoke and beer and the other pollutants common to juke joints.
Joining us was the singing trio, The Three Heads. We recorded four songs, and as long as the bandwidth holds up, I’ll leave the links up for you to enjoy. We were kind of a Stax/Volt meets Motown group that showed a lot of soul influence. Following the lead of Sir George Martin, I’ve left the recordings in their original mono.
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf
I, quite frankly, never expected us to live this long – especially Mahone.
Happy birthday, bandmate. I’m more surprised than anyone that I’m still alive. I didn’t prepare for this, ha.
Congrats to both of you. As someone who was in the music biz in the 80s, I am as surprised as you that I’m still kickin’ around! 1968 was a sad year and a year of musical discovery: Hendrix and The Doors made an impression on me at the tender age of 12. I still love the music.
How do I stumble onto these things? Haven’t picked up my bass since 1969. That’s because it was stolen along with a lot of other band gear from a rental house in Athens. Now what did I do with my tie dye shirt?