Thursday, May 16, 2019

WESN Show #25 - May 16, 2019

R&B, Doo-Wop and Teen Ballads of the 50's & 60's

Herb Price & The DartsShimmy Shimmy (Cha Cha Cha)Tempus1958Quad Cities / Peoria
Wild Child Gipson w/ Freddie Tieken & The RockersSittin' Here Cryin'HIT1958Quincy
Bobby Lee Just BeginningDecca1961Peoria
Mike Brewer b/w The GalaxiesHey! Pretty BabyGail1964Champaign
Jim Easter & The ArtisticsBonnie My BabyCha Cha1962Mattoon
Kookie and SatalitesBoy Meets GirlGMA196?Danville
Artie DillonBlueKandy Kane1964Peoria
The Beck BrothersScreamin' MamieMid West1959Colchester
The HustlersSusieReno1966Peoria
The LancersThe Girl I Never MetIT1965Quincy
Eddie SnowAin't That RightSun1955Springfield
Preston Jackson & The Rhythm AcesBe MineVee Jay1961Decatur
Ron Volz & The Rockin' R'sI'm Still In Love With YouTempus1959Metamora
The Three TwinsAll My DreamsBanana1958Bloomington
Angelo's AngelsWhich One Is To BlameFredlo1961Tonica
Little Bobby Foster w/ The PremiersShirley Can't You SeeStevens1959Granite City
Ron Ricky and The Semi-TonesThere's A Girl In My HeartSemi-Tone1960Centralia
Warner BrothersGuitar BlueEverest1965Peoria
Junior Garner w/ The Sangamon BoysBlind DateDixie1961Decatur


Herb Price & The Darts
Artie Dillon
Bobby Foster

Thursday, May 9, 2019

WESN Show #24 - May 9, 2019

Downstate Rockers & Country Boppers Pt. 3

The Brooks TwinsI Ain't Gonna LetchaBlue Ribbon1958Staunton
Bill Chambers & The HillsidersShe's Treatin' Me BadSun-Nel1958East St. Louis
Jimmie DawsonIt Took An Older WomanRustic1957Rockford
Jonnie & The CyclonesTwisted FenderMcCady1959Springfield
Jack & The ContrastsThumpin' The BluesPrecise1963Alton
Fred CunaSerious ThinkingKB196?Centralia
Howard Mayberry w/ The Sangamon BoysThis Just Can't Be Puppy LoveDixie1961Decatur
The Harmony BrothersBaby, TonightBobbin1959Springfield
Mississippi Valley BoysLooking For My BabyDHW1967Moline
Mike Brewer b/w The GalaxiesI'm All Through With YouGail1964Champaign
The LancersGoreIT1965Quincy
Lee RustScrambleRofran196?Bloomington / Springfield
Art BuchananTime Will TellFlame1959Wayne City
Fred & Jesse, the Cuno Brothers and the Dixie Rockers Mine All MineKay1960East St. Louis
Jack & Jumpin JacksMore MoreKay1959East St. Louis
Marveluss MickeyI Feel So GoodMarlo1965Belleville
Rockin' R'sNamelessTempus1959Metamora
Bill & Ben and the Arkansas TravelersThe Sun Shines BrighterTraveler1958Champaign
Wes Holly and His Rhythm RanchersHop RockWes Holly1958Dixon
Jimmy Jeffers and His JokersTeardrops From My EyesFraternity1959Nothern Illinois
Lew Ammons, Charlie Heavrin and BandCab Driver's BluesRoyce1964Oblong
Lucky Leroy and the Rhythm RamblersNow Get Goin'Go-Lish1955Harrisburg




JIMMIE DAWSON (aka Tommy Latham, Jeffrey Parnell, Dave
Farley, Jimmy Jeffers, Old Jeff Latham and the Dixie Drifter)

Thursday, May 2, 2019

WESN Show #23 - May 2, 2019

Tonica Sound Studio and Bonny Records

Angelo's AngelsMach 9[1963}Tonica
Sharon AngelloMilkman1970/71Tonica
The Country FourYou Just Lost Your Lovin' Man1971Dixon
The KrowdHangin' On1971?
Keith StreidIt Wasn't Meant To Be1974Chenoa
The CastawaysI Guess I Can See The Light1971LaSalle Co
Illinois Play Boys (vocal by Joe Durbin)My World Has Ended1971Princeton
Don KillionBlack Land Dust1972Oglesby
J.J. DickensI Don't Recall Your Name1978Utica
Mississippi Wunder BoyGirl With A Wig1971LaSalle Co
IceRetirement '751972Streator
DesireLong Hair-Short Hair Blues1979?
Anson BlueHe Took Away Her Darlin'1971Streator
Mike HigginsOn The Run1979LaSalle Co
Lloyd HaunMorbid Melody1971Bureau Co
SweetwaterIllinois Born and Raised?Mendota

All songs released on Bonny except Sweetwater (no label).  All songs recorded at Tonica Sound Studio except Angelo's Angels (Chicago Sound) and Sharon Angello (Golden Voice Recording Co).


Angelo's Angels
Joe Durbin (Illinois Play Boys)
Keith Streid
Don Killion
The Country Four