Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Garage Beat '66 Vol. 4: I'm In Need!

The Sundazed Music CD "Garage Beat '66 Vol. 4: I'm In Need!" (Sundazed SC 11150) includes no less than four (count 'em) U.P. GROOVES! tracks: "You Know - 'Til the End of Time" and She's Mean," both by Joey Gee & the Come-Ons; "Is Love Real?" by the Henchmen VI; and "Girl Talk" by Rob Kirk & the Word. Check it out and www.sundazed.com.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Cross Roads / The Lighthouse

Cross Roads - HE WAS THERE ALL THE TIME (Forrest Green Studios FGS-101); THE LIGHTHOUSE (Cross Roads 504107X). This Escanaba-based gospel group, headed by Russ and Sharon Lind, began in 1979; its first album was made in Clio, MI; its second in Cincinnati, OH, at Queen City Studios. There is no known connection between this Lighthouse and the Canadian brass-rock band, or the University of Michigan Christian performance troupe.

Fred and Nancy Spanton

Fred and Nancy Sparton - DOWN FROM HIS GLORY (no label name NR-6547). This gospel-singing couple from Iron Mountain, backed by pianist Sally Mitchell, recorded their album at Cinema Sound Studios in Grand Rapids, MI.