Friday, April 8, 2011

Mr. Roberts and The Rhodesmen (Aircap)

Here's a nice garage record from 1966 by a group called  Mr. Roberts and the Rhodesmen. Both sides are great . They did a very good version of "my little red book".

12 comments:

  1. Really amazed how you find these gems. I am a major collector of songs off 45's of the 60's. I have just under 52,000 but you seem to find ones I don't have and am able to give a decent rip. Thanks

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  2. First of all, thank you for your comments. I try to feature the more obscure or the lesser known bands. As far as the sound quality, lot of it depends upon the record of course. I have some 45's were the vinyl look's great but don't play well, while others the vinyl looks bad(scratches,scuffs,warped), but plays very good. The equipment I use for recording is an inexpensive Pyle Pro turntable, with a Shure 97x cartridge with 97xE stylus.I hope that helps you. The sound quality come out good enough for my big ears.

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  3. I'm really glad to see that this record is appreciated. My Dad, Doug Bailey was in this band and played on this record. He passed a few years ago so I'm glad to see his music is still alive. I must have listened to this record a million times. Thanks for posting it!

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  4. .. much appreciated, both sides are great and Red Book is one of the best versions of the many I've heard. Any idea about the whereabouts of Mr Robert &Co...?

    saluti!

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  5. Hello Troy, I'm sorry to hear of the passing of your father. It was my pleasure to feature a 45 of his band.

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  6. Wow this is so cool, my Dad was in this band and I am happy that you have these posted on here.. I have the original 45 but nothing to play it on so really excited to listen to them on here...It is great to hear after all these years as we used to listen to all the time :) :)

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  7. This is FANTASTIC. My dad was "Mr. Roberts"

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  8. I have some old reels of recording sessions that I found in his things and was wondering where to get them translated to CD. Anyone have advice? My dad, Wayne Roberts, died June 8, 2010, in Colorado Springs, from lung cancer. He was working on re-making Johnny B Good up until nearly the end.

    I have one of the Mr. Roberts and the Rhodesmen band posters.

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  9. Hello Staci
    You know, one of the reason I created this blog was to high lite lesser known bands of the 1960's and to remember their contribution to the rock and roll scene. Staci,Brenda and Troy I'm sure your fathers were very proud of their achievements and of this 45, its a great record. Staci If you have anymore information or photos of band I would be more than happy to post them on the blog. Good luck to you bringing your dad's recording to a CD.Thank you for your comments

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  10. I'm sure you already know but Doug Bailey was lead singer on Mr. Pitiful.

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  11. The only one of the band left is Ronnie Williams and he lives in Colorado Springs and is in bad health. I am Doug's x wife Linda and I get together with Wayne's x, Sharon and Ronnie's x, Vicki. We all get together a couple times a year. This was really nice that you put this record up for everyone to hear and see. Thanks.

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  12. When I featured the group's 45 I only knew the year of the record, but now thanks to you, Troy,Staci and Brenda its been great to learn a great deal more about the group. Thank you for your comments.

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