Sunday, December 14, 2008

K/mentertainer December 14, 1968

Also a mention of the New Buffalo Springfield. Who was exactly in this group?
Tommy Roe at K/men with Dave McCormick
Coming to The Swing Chambers Brothers and The Buddy Miles Express
I Heard It Through The Grapevine-Marvin Gaye #1
Highest debut Soulful Strut-Young Holt-Limited #17
Bring Back Those Doo-Wops-Bagdads now debuting on K/men at #26
Hit Bound
East Side Story-Caretakers
She's A Lady-John Sebastion


Anonymous said...

I see KMEN finally added
the Bagdads. By this time, KFXM
had played it to death in an
effort to make it a breakout hit.

Oddly enough, it never even made
Billboard's TOP100 ever.
Not a bad tune but it just
never caught on nationally.

Anyone know more on this record?

Damon DeMilo said...

The New Buffalo Springfield was Dewey Martin’s and Mike Zalk’s (BS manager) rip-off band after Buffalo Springfield broke up. I was a huge BS fan and first saw them at The Purple Haze in Riverside on January 12, 1968 with Bruce Palmer on bass. I went to the December 6, 1968 show at Swing to see Buffalo Springfield. I wasn’t too fond of Eric Burdon and the Animals but my friend Bob Shephard was into anything British Invasion. I kept telling Bob that Buffalo Springfield was going to blow The Animals off the stage. I had heard that the band broke up in LA during the summer and the hot rumor was that the New Buffalo Springfield was Steve Stills, Ritchie Furay, Jim Messina, Dewey Martin, the returning Neil Young, new members David Crosby and - fresh off his drug bust with Young, Messina, and Furay - Eric Clapton.

Imagine my surprise when the New Buffalo Springfield came on stage with Dewey Martin fronting the band. The only other person I recognized at the time was Dave Price, a guitar player and singer I had recently seen as a stand in for Davey Jones on the Monkees tour. And there was a horn player to boot! What a kick in the crotch. They were still better than the Animals. I now know the line-up to be Martin, Price, Gary Rowles - Guitar, Bob Apperson - bass, Don Poncher - Drums and Jim Price - horns.

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