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groupie, leave your shout-outs for your favorite groups
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it if you would Add Your Shoutout !
huge fan of SLAVE. can anybody tell me what "THE HANSOLOR"
youngstown, oh USA - Wednesday, March 26, 2003 at 08:59:19 (CST)
hi to all my friends still living in Dayton.I still remember all the good times we had at Dunbar and Roosevelt
Winky T.,Larry W.James&Larry A.James M.Hanging out ,playing good music and having the time of our lives.The 60's was the best of all.
Lawrence Taylor <firstname.lastname@example.org>
killeen, tx. USA - Saturday, February 15, 2003 at 16:35:39 (CST)
My recollections Part 3!!! --- And I missed some other young cats from Roth HS. Danny Webster (no relation to me, Mark Adams, Mark Hicks went on to start Slave. Tim Abrams (spell name check) went on to record with New Horizons. Steve Arrington went to Col. White but grew up with me at 1st Dayton Little League, I remember when he used to practive on a stack of magazines. Tony Allen, Keith Patton, and John Tinsley had the Over The Hill Gang, Corny and Ron Parker had RoundTrip Ticket, there was so many groups and bands. Teddy Dunn had Soul Experience and I ended up playing with them in 1973. Then in 1975 I started Cypress with Kevin Hurt, Delbert Jones, my brother Dallas Webster, and Cheryl Rutledge on keys. That band led to Record Player forming in 1976, until we moved to Cali in 1983. Places we all went too jam and see others work at included Club Ebony, Astro House, Rhino Club, Miracle Lane Shopping center, Silver Foxx, Palladium, Spunky's, to name a few.
Lamar Webster <Lamar@tdubs.com>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Friday, February 14, 2003 at 15:00:18 (CST)
My recollections part 2!!!!! - Now we go to 1967-1968 my 8th grade at Roth HS. And I saw Dean Hummings (with the Scott brothers on guitars) play SummerTime and Hip Hugger by Booker T. & The MG's at the Fine Arts talent show. And that was it. I knew I was gonna be playing music then. Man was it a cool scene back then. Everyone was so competitive and good. I played again with Corny in a band to start the Delvons, but all the schools were jamming so tuff. Roosevelt, Dunbar, Roth, Fairview, Col. White, we all had talent shows and all of the bands went there to show there stuff. Roth had so many musicians who were bad ass cats. Delbert Taylor, Cedell & Sam Carter, Dana Meyers, Lloyd Rock Jones, Bruce Napier, Curtis Hooks, Marvin Craig, Otis & Arthur Stokes, Larry Hines, are just a few of the names who went on to record with Slave, Platypus, Ohio Players, Lakeside, and Sun. And there was a ton of bassists just at my school Roth. But it was a really cool time to be a musician then. Competitive but funn at the same time.
Lamar Webster <Lamar@tdubs.com>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Friday, February 14, 2003 at 14:51:28 (CST)
Recollections of a Young Funkster! (Part 1)
Man! I don't know where to begin. First of all I have been sleeping on this link to the Shout Out. Just now read it today. 2nd I just read all of the entries here, and started smiling at some of them. First of all this book is gonna start getting hit hard soon.
I grew up with my first band, when I was in the summer of 1966. John Fedricks on sax, Corny Woodall on guitar, Mark Adam Woods, Jr. on drums, and myself on bass. We used to practice on John's back porch in the day time. Mrs. Fedricks was cool to let us get our groove on. I took Steve Neal's place on bass. Steve had challenged me and Corny one day to pick any 45 record from his collection, and he could play it. He said that is a good way to practice and learn all styles, which I ended up doing.
Corny (who goes by North Woodall now) took me over to Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner's home on Burleigh Ave. one day to borrow a guitar pick. All I remember is that when he came down the stairs, he had two pairs of all type of shoes on both sides of the winding stairs. I mean gators, stetsons, boots, of all kinds and colors. I was like man, this is what a musician can do, buy expensive leather shoes! LOL!
And of course I guess the Show Wagon in the Summer parks was my first hint of being on stage. Man I remember when the Ohio Players played at Westwood Park on one and they did Ball of Confusion by the Temptations, man did they hook it up, Ohio Style! Although there were a lot of bands back in the day, The Continentals, Shades of Brown, Overnight Lo!, Mr. G & The Sidewinders, Lil Roger & The Human Body, it was the Ohio Players who got Dayton put on the map for FUNK! for me.
Lamar Webster <Lamar@tdubs.com>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Friday, February 14, 2003 at 14:40:24 (CST)
Peace and I am back again. Serious that old Slave FUNK is
still powerful no doubt.
Still be grooving to We are Stellar.
Just can't seem to find no new FUNK like that at all
Somebody needs to put together the Greatest Hits by all
the dayton,ohio bands and call it something.
If I could do it,I would do one just for all the roller skaters in the city for sure.
OHIO Old Roller FUNK
Peter Slaughter/Pro-Black Fist <email@example.com>
Amsterdam, NY USA - Tuesday, July 09, 2002 at 20:29:47 (CDT)
That was tight. Somehow, I stumbled on this site and ended up spending most of the afternoon reminiscing. I was a little shorty during the late 70's and a lot of what I was reading was my childhood. I really tripped when I saw Bubbi and Greg Vance's group listed. They lived down the street from me. I remember their group well. I also noticed you given a lot of Love to Record Player, and at the same time I kept wondering, where is my man Dallas' group at. Then it all came back to me. "I am record player..." That's why them lyrics keep running through my mind. I usta watch them rehearse at St. James.
Now that I know where to find you I'll be sure to point other native Daytonians to the site. For me, from around 1976 until I graduated HS in '82, Dayton was the only place to be.
Peace and Love
Tim Roberts <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cincinnati, Oh USA - Monday, May 06, 2002 at 16:43:18 (CDT)
Peace and happen to run across the sight.
The history on the Show Mobile,Skateland,The old Gangs
like the Chains and Vanguards I can bear witness to for
real.Saw it all as a kid.
A fun and exciting time to be black and growing up in
dayton,ohio on the west side before all the guns,the kkkrack,and the 40oz's.
It would be nice if more black youth in the city could
relate and draw off of that history,which could help
them as they move further along in this short life.
I think that more info need to be added about the
effect's that the old FM WDAO use to have on the city.
They use to play all the old classic FUNK jams back then
back to back.
As a kid,if I was not going skating,I would be at home
grooving to WDAO all night,with my roller skates on in
my bedroom on Oakridge Dr. having a real good time.
Also the history about the model cities program and all
the fun block parties they use to throw in the summer.
Also,try to mention this roller rink out in Huber Heights
that use to jam from 12am to 6am every friday that had
crowds from all over parts of ohio.
Huber Heights roller rink use to be off the hook back
then for real.
Peter Darryl Slaughter <email@example.com>
Danbury, Ct USA - Saturday, April 06, 2002 at 23:49:58 (CST)
Shout out to Steve Arrington who I hope knows that while he may be out of sight, he's not out of mind.
Patrisha "The Original Boo" T <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Washington, DC USA - Saturday, February 23, 2002 at 21:08:42 (CST)
Nice site!! Grew up in the Gem City graduate of Colonel White High(82') right down the street from Troutman Sound Labs. Have a independent label here in Dallas. Any musicians
have in tracks for artist go ahead and lets hook the home thing back up. First artist on my label is a r&b pop singer named Autumn.. check her out at www.autumnworld.com and hit me at email@example.com
Anthony Love <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dallas, TX USA - Wednesday, February 06, 2002 at 13:48:18 (CST)
OK, I've been away from Dayton for awhile. I meant the Lakeview Palladium.
Charles, do me a favor edit my "moment" for me! ~Peace&Love~ Alan
USA - Friday, February 01, 2002 at 18:54:01 (CST)
Done, My brother...
I remember back in the day when Charles was in Satori and I was a young hungry
teenager. I thought Satori was somebody like Parliment-Funkadelic or The Commodores.
I used to listen to them from the alley while they rehearsed and would watch them
come out carrying guitar cases and water jugs. And one day I got the nerve to
ask could I roadie one of the gigs. They said yes, And I got to go to one of they're
shows at UD. And then I remember I joined a band called Coast To Coast with with
my boy Paul Hawkins & Thomas Black. I used to hang out by the school where Record
Player rehearsed and just listened in awe. I used to beg them to let me come up
and check them out. But that mean ass Lamar would say Hell No!!! :) I remember
forming my first real band with Shawnie Mack and was just amazed at how talented
this brother was at such a young age. And to this day, I still think our horn
section (feat. Rodney Evens & Bill Roberts and my boy Eric) were the baddest horn
section in the city! Hollar Back! I remember meeting Sheldon Reynolds when he
was with Sun. He used to let me come in and watch him rehearse. This lead to my
first recording session. (I got to do hand claps on the "Sun Is Here" album. And
then I ventured to California and eventually hooked up with Little Richard and
traveled the world playing in his band. Talking about being in school, what a
learning experience. Richard taught me so much, not just about the music business,
but life lessons in general. I said all that to say, those experiences formed
who I am as musician today. I think that's what's missing in music today. We get
the meat but it hasn't been seasoned yet. Sitting up in a room with Thomas Black
playing Chic records all day long, going to bed with my guitar (which I still
do today!), sneaking into concerts to watch Maurice White at UD Arena. Sneaking
Lakeside Lakeview Palladium to watch B.B. King and then going
downtown to the Holiday Inn hoping to meet him (and I did!!!) Those are the things
that season you. It's about the music, I'm not "famous" but I still get a rush
when I play even if there's only my band and the bartender in the club! So to
my brotha's in music Charles, Lamar, Shawnie Mack, Sheldon, Thomas, Little Richard,
and the bands Ohio Players, Slave, Parliment-Funkadelic, Prince, E,W&F and all
the other people in my life that have influenced me and inspired me and especially
my family and my sons, I just want to say thank you for helping me find my purpose
in life...creating, playing and talking about music!!! ~Peace&Love~ to you and
yours. And to the keepers of the flame... Pass it on!!!
Alan Foster <Afredemption@aol.com>
La La Land, CA USA - Friday, February 01, 2002 at 18:45:02 (CST)
Anyone out there know the where abouts or info on the group Timeless Legend who I believe came from ohio.They released one album and two or three singles during the 1970s and mid 80s.
London, UK - Sunday, December 30, 2001 at 13:46:53 (CST)
This site is truly a marvel and represents true soul history. Where else in the world can you read about Platypus and Melvin Payne on the same page? If every city had a representative site like this one, there would be no such thing as an obscure or forgotten musician.
Keep on, keep on.
Dante Carfagna <email@example.com>
Chicagi, IL USA - Friday, December 28, 2001 at 04:15:40 (CST)
To the writer of the previous message. Interesting perspective, although quite silly. Many people are not personally mentioned on the site. (Leroy Bonner, Roy Merewether - The Ohio Players etc.), not deliberately, or out of a lack of knowledge, just a lack of time. Since nobody is paying a brother, we start with some of the less popular artists and work our way out to the most successful, which would probably be Naughty Shelby.
Will Shelby is a friend of mine. He showed me his gold LP with Will Smith at his East Dayton Studio.
LA, CA USA - Thursday, December 20, 2001 at 21:29:38 (CST)
I AM WONDERING WHY THERE IS NO INFO ON THE SHELBY BROTHERS? I'VE
SEARCHED THROUGH OUT YOUR SITE ON DAYTON BANDS AND ARTIST. NOTHING WSA
SAID ABOUT THEM. I COULD FIND NOTHING UNDER THIER NAMES. THEY WERE NOT
LISTED UNDER THIER NAMES. I FEEL THIS IS A TRUE INJUSTICE! I SAW PEOPLE
LISTED WHO HAS DONE LESS,AND WAS LESS A OF IMPACT IN DAYTON AS WELL AS
THE WORLD.WHEN IT CAME TO THE MUSIC INDUSTRY! WHAT,S UP WITH THAT!!!!!!
I'M HOPING THIS WAS FROM A LACK OF KNOWLEDGE RATHER THAN DELIBERATE.
TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT. THOMAS SHELBY TOMMY OWENS AND MIKE WATTS AS
WELL AS BRUCE MILLS. WERE THE ORIGNAL MEMBERS OF THE BAD BUNCH! ANY ONE
WHO WAS AROUND AT THAT TIME CAN TELL YOU THAT! THOMAS SHELBY AND
WILLIAM SHELBY WENT ON TO RECORD OVER 7 GOLD ALBUMS AND CASSATES.
BETWEEN THEM.WILLIAM SHELBY HAS AS I SPEAK 4 PLATINUM ALBUMS AND
CASSATES.JUST REASONLY WILLIAM SOLD 6 MIILLION COPYIES ON WILL SMITH
C.D. I CAN GO ON AND ON. BUT I WON'T.GET IT RIGHT GUYS DO YOUR TRUE
USA - Thursday, December 20, 2001 at 21:21:23 (CST)
Almost like being back at home.
Danny Perry <>
Toledo, ca USA - Friday, December 07, 2001 at 18:36:21 (CST)
Thanks for the memories. This took me way back.
R. Roebuck <firstname.lastname@example.org>
USA - Sunday, October 28, 2001 at 13:05:32 (CST)
excellent trip down memory lane...i started off at highview
in the 60's flowed through wogaman..lived in the joy apartments
and the desota bass..swam at the boys club and at mallory
park...was scared as hell of the marzettii's and the
tollivers...anyone remember that fool who was shooting at us at
nite? it went on for years..it was safer at times to walk in the
dark allys..hoover lanes...i was there that night when they
snatched the white man of of his car and beat him up in the
middle of the street...cornell heights middle school..then
finished up at colonel white in 76 ( i played in the same
backfield with john smith (pleasure plus pain)...played football
on scholarship at indiana state...not bad for a former member of
the chains of rap brown huh..i rubbed elbows with doug
"funky pearl" parker...bip bop and bam mclemore..uncle
bob...ali khan...leslie day at colonel white...my mother hung
with satch and sugarfoot...hung out at the chesterfield as a
roadie with the image at the tender age of 12 or was it 13...your
site should be featured on BET..to give it some national
exposure..keep up the good work..
barry johnson <email@example.com>
cinti, oh USA - Sunday, July 22, 2001 at 13:37:40 (CDT)
Damn. I'm not from Dayton, but it sounds like y'all had
some great week-ends back in the 70's...
Rome, GA USA - Tuesday, July 03, 2001 at 19:21:04 (CDT)
WOW. I wanna give shouts out to anybody I have been in
previous bands with. Shawnie Mack....(I was the "chick"
in his band The Package in the early 80's....played guitar and
keys. Everybody said I looked like Wendy from Purple Rain!
LOL!!!) Great site. Seeing all the old familiar names really
brought back some memories. And made me realize what a HUGE POOL
of talent this town has always had!!!! It makes me proud to say
that me and my R&B were totally raised on the Dayton funk
scene. I can only hope to represent a tiny portion of that genius
in my own way. Peace! =)
Wilson Lee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dayton, USA - Friday, March 30, 2001 at 00:05:37 (CST)
Aiight!! Great to see Formula LX23 added to the roster! I
actually had the pleasure of doing THREE stints with this band,
as vocalist, drummer and keyboardist. I'll always remember this
band as maintaining a high standard, both in performance and
business. Always lots of laughs and good gigs, and you always
knew where the money went! :-)
john mortimer <email@example.com>
USA - Sunday, February 25, 2001 at 17:59:07 (CST)
Great Website!!! Definitely get some Formula LX23 on there.
They were most definitely THE FUNK!!!!
Keith (Rick) Combs <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dayton, Oh USA - Saturday, November 11, 2000 at 12:21:24 (CST)
Great Job! Ya think some info on Formula LX-23 would be
considered useful. Many out of LX-23 are still active musically.
Also Jackie Dale has much, in terms of contribution &
following, to offer.
Victor Pate <Vexdream@aol.com>
Dayton, Oh USA - Sunday, November 05, 2000 at 14:47:55 (CST)
wassup, DMG? It is so good to see a site such as yours, I
have been telling all of my friends about it, Keep up the great
work you're doing!
john mortimer <email@example.com>
dayton, oh USA - Saturday, October 07, 2000 at 15:12:24 (CDT)
Looking for old 45rpm records from Dayton on a label called
PORK. One of the groups was called the Young Mods. Email me if
you have any of these old records and would be willing to part
Hoboken, NJ USA - Friday, September 29, 2000 at 09:20:40 (CDT)
I like it.
Johnie Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dayton, OH USA - Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at 16:27:01 (CDT)
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