Thursday, February 28, 2019

WESN Show #14 - Feb. 28, 2019

Downstate Garage: Original Punk from the Psychedelic Sixties

Meat DeptThis Weeks ChildrenPolar Bear1967Decatur
Third BoothSound Inc. (I Need Love)Thunder1968Canton
The FurnitureI Love It BabyStature1967Galesburg
The CobblestonesI'll Hide My Head In The SandMobie1967Bloomington
The BacardisDon't Sell YourselfMidgard1966Rantoul
Suburban 9 To 5Elevator OperatorLedger1967Peoria
The VectorsWhat In The WorldAnalysis1965Macomb
The IntrudersBringin' Me DownClaremont1966Rockford
Beggars Opera CoGone From MeGolden Voice1968Farmington
Barry Ebling & The InvadersI Can Make It Without YouNorman1967Granite City
The CliquesSo HardCustom1967Champaign
The VanguardsWhat's Wrong With You- no label -1966Mendota
The IntrudersShe's MineIT1966Pittsfield
The InspirationsBaby Please Come HomeFeature1966Rock Falls / Sterling
The RegimentMy Soap Won't FloatG & G1967Champaign
Fugitive Five(I Ain't Gonna Give Up) My Way Of LifeCell1966Decatur
The Raindear ArmySubterranean SunsetLedger1967Springfield
Livin' EndBut I'll LiveKB1968Breese
Kracker-Barrel KomplexDifferent Than MePage1968LaSalle-Peru
Rod & The SatalitesShe CaresIrish1965Quincy
The MaraudersWarningHeads1966Granite City
The NomaddsDon't Cheat On MeRadex1965Freeport
Mystery MeatGive Me Your LoveDirector1968Carlinville
The PaegansI Can Only Give You EverythingRampro1967Rockford




Thursday, February 21, 2019

WESN Show #13 - Feb. 21, 2019

Soft, Southern, Country & Blues (Rock) 1975-1982

Robert BogaertOzark BarbequeIndependent StudyWhy?1979Bloomington-Normal
Poker FlattsLake Of FireS/TStacked Deck1977Macomb
BuckacreLove Never Lasts ForeverMorning ComesMCA1976LaSalle-Peru
Timothy P & The Rural Route 3Restless Runnin' 'RoundHot On The TrailMailbox1981Bloomington-Normal
Pork & The Havana DucksOperatorTwo- no label -198-?Decatur
MackinawI Gave Her The RingLegends In Their Spare Time?GDS1979Peoria
Cliff AnglenFade Away- Somerset1975B-N
AppaloosaMorning RiserMorning RiserWhite Gold1980Champaign
TL WahlThursday MorningA Face In The CrowdFarthest Fringe1979Pekin
Dave Chastain BandSunshineRockin' RouletteRumble1980Peoria
Michael ClarkMidnight RendezvousSave The NightCapitol1979B-N
Suzy BoggussDance Around The CampfireSuzyOld Shack1981Aledo
Duke Tumatoe & the All Star FrogsGoodtimeRed Pepper Hot!Trouserworm Tunes1976Champaign-Urbana
TobiasFifth Set- MRS1979Clinton
Dixie DieselsWhen The Whiskey Took Control- - no label -1977Carbondale
Jim Rice & The GemsNo One To Sing For But The BandS/T- no label -1982Bloomington-Normal


Pantagraph Sep.26, 1981

Pantagraph Sep.26, 1981

Pantagraph, Sep. 17, 1979

Pantagraph, Nov. 2, 1975

Thursday, February 14, 2019

WESN Show #12 - Valentine's Day 2019

Love Is The Answer

Creative Arts EnsembleCaveman LoverCreative Arts1984Bloomington-Normal
Just UsHow I Love YouVincent1973Rockford
Bobby LeeSugar LoveDecca1960Peoria
ChessmenShe's MineRiot-Chous1963Decatur
George JacksLove Is FineBig Beat1968Danville
Marty RobertsBrand New Love AffairCoral1954Chenoa
ShagsDid I Say (That I Love You)Golden Voice1967Peoria
Dean CarterLove's A-Workin'Big Beat1968Danville
Chuck and MacPowerful LoveTwinight1970Cairo
Dick BushNobody But YouHIT1963Peoria
Gidians BibleLove Is The AnswerGolden Voice1969Bloomington-Normal
Bruce ChamberlainNo Love Have IHIT1962Peoria
New VicountsYour Kind Of LovinGolden Voice1967Bloomington-Normal
Shades Of BlueNot The Way Love Should BeShades1967Danville
Tyme (505th Air Force Rock Band)I'll Be Good To YouSilver Dollar1978Rantoul
Don KillionLove's DefinitionBonny1972LaSalle Co
BushesI Love You More Than You'll Ever KnowGrowth1968Galesburg
WombatsShould LoveAlona's Dream1967Metamora
RainLove's Funny That WayThor1968LaSalle-Peru
J.J. Dickens & The Barrier BreakersI Want The Whole World To Love YouMountain1970LaSalle-Peru

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Arlie Neaville / Dean Carter Discography


7" Singles

  • Arlie Neaville “Angel Love” / “River Of Life”, Ping #8001, 1961
  • Arlie Nevil “Alone On A Star” / ”The Skip”, Fraternity F-900, 1962
  • Dean Carter “Sixteen Tons” / “The Lucky One”, Limelight Y-3019, 1964
  • Dean Carter “Number One Girl” / “Fever”, Milky Way MW-003, 1965
  • Dean Carter “The Rockin Bandit” / “Care”, Milky Way MW-004, 1965
  • Dean Carter “Run Rabbit Run” / “Soul Feelin”, Milky Way MW-010, 1966
  • Dean Carter “Rebel Woman” / “Jailhouse Rock”, Milky Way MW-011, 1967
  • Dean Carter Sound “Mary Sue” / “Wandering Soul”, Tell International 45-369, 1967
  • Dean Carter Sound “Good Side Of My Mind” / “Do I Need A Reason”, Tell International 45-373, 1968
  • Arlie Neaville & The Lindsey Sisters “Alone On A Star” / “Sunday Mornin”, Tell International 45-375, 1969
  • Arlie Neaville “Drink My Wine” / “Tawney”, Tell International 45-378, 1969
  • Arlie Nevil "In God We Trust" / "Gospel Music Man", Fraternity 211221, ?
  • Arlie Nevil “Brighter Days” / “Don’t Throw Any Stones”, Fraternity F-1202, 1973
  • Arlie Neaville “Sweet Side Of Life” / “In God We Trust”, Shout N Shine IRDA 143, 1975
  • Arlie Neaville “Indianapolis” / “Good Samaritan", Shout N Shine IRDA 215, ?
  • Arlie Neaville “It's Only Make Believe” / “Breathless”, Shout N Shine IRDA 294, ?

12" LPs

  • Arlie Neaville He Saved My Soul, Fraternity, ?
  • Arlie Neaville The Gospel Music Man, Fraternity F-1025, 1969
  • Arlie Neaville The Birth Of Christ, Fraternity 3102, ?
  • Arlie Neaville  In God We Trust/Love Your Neighbor, Gospel Music Center 288-01, ?
  • Arlie Neaville Gospel, Gospel Music Center 288-02, 1985


  • Arlie & Anthony Neaville God Save Our Children, 288-03, ?
  • Arlie Neaville God's Symphony, 288-04, ?
  • Arlie Neaville Songs Of Love, 288-05, ?
  • Arlie Neaville Song I Sing, 288-06, ?

Compilations (containing previously unreleased material)

  • Arlie Miller/Arlie Neaville Buffalo Bop: The Bop That Never Stopped Volume 40, Buffalo Bop LP 2052, 1986
  • Dean Carter Call Of The Wild, Big Beat CDWIKD 213, 2002
This discography is a work in progress. Last updated on 5/7/19.
The music of Arlie Neaville was featured in the Downstate Sounds WESN Show #11.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

WESN Show #11 - Feb. 7, 2019

Danville's Midnite Sound

Arlie MillerBig Black Train1959Buffalo Bop
Jim Foley & The Big BeatsBlues In The Morning1960Lucky
Arlie NeavilleI'm Leavin'1959Big Beat
Dean CarterSugaree1964Big Beat
Dave MartenYou Gotta Love Me196-?Big Beat
Dean CarterFever1965Milky Way
The CobrasTry1966Milky Way
Willie & The TravelairesThe Fiery Stomp1966Milky Way
Dean CarterRebel Woman1967Milky Way
Kookie CookWorking Man1966Big Beat
The Four A WhileLow Class Man1966Big Beat
Dean CarterCall Of the Wild1968Big Beat
Kookie CookRevenge1966Big Beat
George JacksLook1968Big Beat
Dean CarterDon't Try To Change Me1968Big Beat
The 12th KnightRebel Woman1972Big Beat
Dean CarterDobro Pickin Man1968Big Beat
Danny MacklinHome Of The Blues1969Redd Hedd
The CorpsWindow Room1970Redd Hedd
Arlie NeavilleAir Mail1969Fraternity

Danville's Midnite Sound: An Arlie & Arlie Production

The story of the Midnite Sound studio is the story of two musicians named Arlie:
Arlie Neaville
Arlie Miller

Neaville and Miller began performing and recording in the late 1950s and were some of the earliest purveyors of rock'n'roll in all of downstate Illinois.   Neaville from Champaign-Urbana was performing with his Rock-N-Roll Devils and later with the Rocking Stars and released a couple singles on various labels in the early 1960s:

  • Arlie Neaville - "Angel Love"/"River Of Life" Ping #8001, 1961
  • Arlie Nevil - "Alone On A Star"/"The Skip"  Fraternity F-900, 1962
In Danville, Arlie Miller and fellow musicians Jim Foley, Ronny Roach and Johnny Coons released a trio of singles in 1960 on Lucky Records:
  • Arlie Miller and the Bullets - "Lou Ann"/"You're The Sweetest Girl"
  • Jim Foley and the Big Beats - "Goodbye Train"/"Blues In The Morning"
  • Ronny and Johnny - "Massacre"/"Jungle Boogie"
By 1963, Neaville had adopted the stage name Dean Carter.   Around that same time he and Miller (along with bass player Dave Marten) joined forces to form the Lucky Ones:

By 1964, tired of driving to Nashville or Chicago to record, the two Arlies purchased a townhouse on the south side of Danville and converted it into a makeshift recording studio, Midnite Sound, where they began recording themselves, their band mates and other local musicians.   Soon after the two men started their own record label, Milky Way Records, which released eleven singles between 1964 and 1967:
  • MW-001 June Kinney - "The Hands You're Holding"/"I'll Be A Long-Time Gone" 1964
  • MW-002  Dorothy Barnes - "Baby, We're Really In Love"/"This Little World" 1964
  • MW-003  Dean Carter - "Number One Girl"/"Fever" 1965
  • MW-004  Dean Carter - "The Rockin Bandit"/"Care" 1965
  • (MW-005)  Kookie - "Ooby Dooby"/"You Took Her Love" 1965
  • MW-006  The Cobras - "Try"/"Good Bye" 1965
  • MW-007  Willie and the Travelaires - "The Fiery Stomp"/"I Had A Girl" 1966
  • MW-008  June Kinney - "Look Out Heart"/"Good Luck and Goodbye" 1966
  • MW-009  Ed Mason - "You Don't Know Me"/"Oh Lonesome Me" 1966
  • MW-010  Dean Carter - "Run Rabbit Run"/"Soul Feelin" 1967
  • MW-011  Dean Carter - "Jailhouse Rock"/"Rebel Woman" 1967
In 1967, Miller's divorce as well as a cease and desist from the makers of Milky Way candy bars put an end to the label.  The Midnite Sound however carried on and despite just a handful of official releases, the studio had made dozens if not hundreds of recordings during the period of 1964-1968.  Most of them went unreleased and would have been lost and completely forgotten if not for two great compilation CDs released in the early 2000s by Big Beat Records in the UK:

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By 1969, Miller had started a new record label, Redd Hedd Records, producing a handful of singles into the 1970s of mostly local Danville musicians:
  • #001 Danny Macklin - "Take A Stool"/"Home Of The Blues", 1969
  • #002 The Fronge - "Love Is Fine"/ "It's Gone", 1970
  • #003 Gene Cooper - "One Of A Kind"/"Forever", 1970
  • #004 The Corps - "New York City"/"Window Room", 1970
  • #005 Freddie and the Freeloaders - "Last Night"/"Freddie's Blues", 1971
  • #007 Spice - "Broken Down In Tiny Pieces"/"Save It For A Rainy Day"
Around that same time, Arlie Neaville dropped the Dean Carter moniker and turned away from rock'n'roll to focus strictly on gospel music.