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DRUMMER DRUMMIN'

It's mixed music.

The first set of 8 photo links are of one of the two Praise Team Bands
in Celebration, Florida, in which George was the drummer,
about one year in each of two churches.

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He Reigns Christmas Eve Grace Like Rain I Want to Know You
He Reigns Christmas Eve Grace Like Rain I Want to
Know You
 
My Desire Nothing Compares
The Famous One
Bells Will Be Ringin'
My Desire Nothing
Compares
The Famous One Bells Will
Be Ringin'
 

Former Member of
American Federation
of Musicians

Local #1
and Local #389

 

 

The following audio tracks are from audio tapes of the original Between Time program, video-taped each Sunday and aired each Monday evening on WCPO-TV... for 13-weeks (no more, no less), during the first half of 1965.

The reel-to-reel audio tapes (video not available) have been in a carton traveling several thousand miles over the past 51 years before they saw the light, again. Final post-production of these audio files from .wav to .mp3 format is by Stan Hertzman. Paul Simons and George Makrauer contributed to this effort, which was accomplished cooperatively, because none of the three made of us any smart-alec political cracks or ad hominem remarks about each other or political candidates.

All music was performed live on tape; no pre-recording and lip-syncing. Lead vocals were performed by Stan Hertzman, Paul Simons and Eugene Katona, depending on the song; all three sang back-up and harmonies, as required. (George Makrauer didn't sing; he typed, pre-digital days.)

For our Between Time performances, Hertz carried rhythm guitar, Euge a busy driving bass line, Si delivered spectacular lead guitar solos, and George just pounded away. The program producer's audio objective was to meld the band's performance with the audience and dancers' reaction and participation, such as hand-clapping. Open studio mics over the audience captured their "contributions." The result is a fairly "echoey" overall ambiance, not merely adding, for example, reverb effects to the vocals and/or instruments..

     
SONG TITLE AUDIO CONTROL SONG HISTORY,
MOSTLY FROM WIKIPEDIA
     
GOOD LOVIN'
Lead Vocal - Stan Hertzman
"Good Good Loving" writing credits as "Shubert-Brown." Albert Shubert and James Brown. Released by Chubby Checker in 1961.
     
JOHNNY B. GOODE
Lead Vocal - Paul Simons
"Johnny B. Goode" is a 1958 rock and roll song written and originally performed by Chuck Berry. The song was a major hit among both black and white audiences peaking at #2 on Billboard magazine's Hot R&B Sides chart and #8 on the Billboard Hot 100.
     
REELIN' AND ROCKIN'
Lead Vocal - Stan Hertzman
Written by Chuck Berry. First Played in Concert January 16, 1963 by Cliff Richard & The Shadows at St. Georges Cricket Ground, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Most Recently Played August 19, 2015 by Tom Jones at Bratislava Castle, Bratislava, Slovakia.
     
ROCK 'N' ROLL MUSIC
Lead Vocal - Stan Hertzman
"Rock and Roll Music" is a 1957 hit single written and recorded by rock and roll icon Chuck Berry. The song has been widely covered, and is recognized as one of Berry's most popular and enduring compositions. In the fall of 1957, the song reached #6 on Billboard magazine's R&B Singles chart and #8 on the Hot 100 chart.
     
SHAKE A TAILFEATHER
Lead Vocal - Stan Hertzman
"Shake a Tail Feather" (Otha Hayes, Verlie Rice, and Andre Williams) is a song originally recorded in 1963 by the Chicago-based group The Five Du-Tones.
     
SLOW DOWN
Lead Vocals - Stan Hertzman & Euge Katona
"Slow Down" is a 24-bar blues written and performed by Larry Williams. Released as a single in 1958, it was a rhythm and blues hit that influenced the growing Rock & Roll movement of the time. It was released as a 7" single (45RPM). The A-Side was "Dizzy Miss Lizzy" and the B-Side was "Slow Down", which were both covered by The Beatles in 1964 and 1965, respectively.
     
TELL HER NO
Lead Vocal - Eugene Katona
"Tell Her No" is a hit single by British rock band The Zombies in 1965, featured on their debut album The Zombies. It peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States in March 1965 and was one of three big American hits by The Zombies (the others being "She's Not There", in 1964, and "Time of the Season", in 1969).
     
WATERMELON MAN (INSTRUMENTAL)
Lead Guitar - Paul Simons
"Watermelon Man" is a jazz standard written by Herbie Hancock, first released on his debut album, Takin' Off (1962). First version was released as a grooving hard bop and featured improvisations by Freddie Hubbard and Dexter Gordon] A single of the tune reached the Top 100 of the pop charts. Cuban percussionist Mongo SantamarĂ­a released the tune as a Latin pop single the next year on Battle Records, where it became a surprise hit, reaching #10 on the pop charts. SantamarĂ­a's recording was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998.
     

TONIGHT I'M
GONNA FALL
IN LOVE AGAIN The Teardrops - I'm Gonna Fall in Love Again Teardrops' Hit Single
Live instrumental
back-up of Teardrops
by THEM

For The Teardrops guest performance of their top hit, THEM provided back-up instrumental for this live-on-tape appearance.

That was much to the disappointment and irritation of their band, which showed up at the studio with the singers. But, since possession is nine-tenths of the law -- especially when what's possessed is a small stage from which THEM's members were not of a mind to de-possess THEMselves -- and THEM had practiced to play the Teardrops' hit, we sat still and asked the singers if they wanted to do a run-through.

We did one run-through with the singers; no changes requested.

When that show's taping was over and the girls were leaving, THEM's drummer said to one of the girls, "You sounded great, and we really enjoyed backing you up... hope you liked it." She replied -- reading their band's displeasure in not playing -- "You guys did a great job," and she gave a wink for the four of us, which was the real compliment, not wanting to say more that her band could have heard.

The Teardrops were an American girl group popular during the 1960s. The Teardrops were formed around 1961 by two friends, Dorothy Dyer and Linda Schroeder, (both girls were 14 years of age at the time) in Cincinnati, Ohio. They later recruited ... friend Pat Strunk as the third voice. During 1962-63 the trio (was) performing at local teen venues in Cincinnati until ... spotted by musician/arranger George Bud Reneau (and) his partner, songwriter, Paul Trefzger. The trio signed with Bud and Paul's Saxony Records in 1964; along with the deal came fourth member, Wanda Sheriff. The now quartet recorded "Tonight I'm Gonna Fall In Love" / "That's Why I'll Get By" in the fall of 1964. It received local airplay in Cincinnati and other cities across the US. The Teardrop's local success had them opening for The Beach Boys and Sonny and Cher.

     

 

 


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