Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Backstreet - California Dreamin' [unreleased, 1970/71]

Backstreet (previously known as Backstreet Majority) had band members from Bloomington, Pontiac and Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.  Their cover of "California Dreamin" was recorded sometime between 1969-1972.   Members at the time were likely Michael Day, Harry Washburn, Bobby Carlin and Howard "Leon" Reeder.

For more about Michael Day's life and career:  Michael Day  

Thursday, December 9, 2021

WESN Show #66 - December 9, 2021

Rockin' R'sMean Woman BluesNorton1959Metamora
Arlie MillerYou Tear Me UpBuffalo Bop1959Danville
Fred NethertonMatchboxRural Rhythm1962Sullivan
Jerry Moore & The Drifters FourMy BabyDen Ric1964Rockford
Keith Kallen & The ThuderbirdsHey JoeRoyce1964Oblong
The VanguardsRoll Over Beethoven- no label -1966Mendota
Dean CarterForty DaysBig Beat196?Champaign
Rockin' R'sWhole Lotta Shakin' Goin OnNorton1959Metamora
Lenora CriderOh Lonesome MeCal-Gor, Inc1965Quincy
Art BuchananHi Yo SliverDixie1963Wayne City
The NomaddsLucilleRadex1965Freeport
Bobby LeeEverydayDecca1961Peoria
John MarkTribute To Tobin (Think It Over)Big J1962DePue
Patey Bros. (Eddie & Lee)Hey Doll BabyRon-Mar1959Belleville
KookieOoby DoobyMilky Way1965Danville
DeWayne BeaversJohnny Be GoodBonny197?LaSalle Co
The Black Hollow Ramblers and SharonKansas CityBonny197?LaSalle Co
TobiasBlue Suede ShoesMRS1979Clinton
The InmatesCarolReaction1966Bloomington-Normal
The Other SideLawdy Miss ClawdyMotion1969Peoria
Dean CarterJailhouse RockMilky Way1967Danville

Thursday, December 2, 2021

WESN Show #65 - December 2, 2021

Roy WaldrupChokin' My ChickenT.P.1980East Peoria
Wildchild Gipson & Sharon BryantBobby "Kewanee" BrainsMusic 551989Peoria
Country FriendsGrandma Was A Go Go GirlBonny197?LaSalle Co
The New Watermelon Rhythm BandLengthy ConversationRumble1979Peoria
Pork & The Havana DucksThe Drummer Calls Her Darlin'- no label -1979Decatur
Poker FlattsRed Neck DaughterSilver Dollar1977Macomb
MackinawI Gave Her The RingGDS1979Peoria
Fuzzy DeLisleShe Got The DogRiverdog1980Champaign-Urbana
J.J. DickensTeardrops On The RocksBonny1978Utica
Mike HigginsSeagrams FeelingBonny1979LaSalle Co
Red TuckBarroom SocializingTall Tree1981Streator
Lloyd Benton & The Country FourMonkey See Monkey DoMootrey's Studio1972Ashton / Franklin Grove
Jeris RossI'd Rather Be Picked Up Here (Than Put Down At Home)ABC1975East Alton / Bloomington
Jan Croxton & The RythmairesI Know Everything About HerTower-Tone197?Peoria
Johnny DurhamHolding Things TogetherMusic1977Fairbury
Arkansas TravelersJust One MoreTraveler1960Champaign-Urbana
Frank DurbinA Drink Of CourageMerryman1969Kappa
Maxine HouseThe Bottle Took Control Of YouLincoln Land1973Springfield
Jerry MooreDrink To MilwaukeeIllini1973Rockford
Lonesome Jay and The Bush HoggersOne More Drink- no label -1979Sparta

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