Friday, April 6, 2012
Imagine it's 1966 and you go out one evening to take a walk down your block in Daytona Beach, Florida. As you pass a garage you hear a rock band inside practicing some cover songs. You stop for a minute and listen and you're blown away by what you hear. You're absolutely sure those guys are headed for stardom. You decide to stop in to say hello. Two brothers introduce themselves, Duane and Gregg Allman. Over there is Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley, Butch Trucks, and Jai Johanny Johanson. They've been playing together since 1963 and used to call themselves The Escorts. Last year they changed it to the Allman Joys, because they're as sweet as an Almond Joy candy bar. Yeah, these guys have the X-Factor all right.
Here's Spoonful by The Allman Joys on Dial 4046 from 1966:
After this they moved to Los Angeles and formed a group called Hour Glass. They put out two albums on Liberty Records in 1967 and 1968, but nobody bought them. The story continues here.
It's one of the nearly 1000 Future Superstars you'll hear on MusicMaster Oldies, along with some great music from folks who never managed to hang on to the brass ring.
Posted by joeknapp at 1:20 PM