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The Charles River Valley Boys


Among the initial urban bands to try out bluegrass and old-timey music, the Charles River Valley Children helped to spark the folk revival of the first 1960s. While their primary repertoire focused around music by Uncle Dave Macon, Charlie Poole and Gid Tanner & His Skillet Lickers, the group’s 1966 record, Beatle Country, proclaimed among the earliest types of the United kingdom rock band’s music getting rearranged as nation music. The genesis from the Charles River Valley Children started when Bob Siggins, a banjo participant and pupil at Harvard School, and Ethan Signer, a Yale School graduate who found Cambridge to review biophysics at M.We.T., fulfilled Eric Sackheim, a transplanted New Yorker who was simply a enthusiast of old-timey music and acquired a big repertoire of music along with a crateful of uncommon recordings. Acquiring the band’s name from a pun over the Laurel River Valley Children, the Charles River Valley Children produced their debut at Harvard University’s Lowell Home Eating Commons. They continuing to attract interest with frequent performances on school radio place WHRB’s displays Balladeers and Hillbilly at Harvard. Tapes from these displays were released over the band’s self-produced debut record, Bringin’ within the Georgia Email. Over the following couple of years, the group became regular performers at Tulla’s Coffeehouse in Harvard Square. After conference Paul Rothchild, a salesman for Dumont Record Vendors, they released an record on Rothchild’s short-lived Mt. Auburn label. Because the Charles River Valley Children’ full-time group position became even more solidified, the account transformed. By 1966, the music group contains Siggins, Joe Val, Jim Field and Everett Allen Lilly. The kid of immigrant Italian parents, Val, who proved helpful being a typewriter repairman, was a professional of bluegrass mandolin and acquired an memorable high tenor tone of voice. After seated in often using the Lilly Brothers and Don Stover in the Boston bluegrass golf club Hillbilly Ranch, he previously met and shaped a music group with Expenses Keith and Jim Rooney. When Keith became a member of Expenses Monroe’s Bluegrass Young boys and Rooney visited Greece to review under a Fulbright scholarship or grant, Val became a member of the Charles River Valley Young boys. New York-born guitarist and vocalist Field have been the lead vocalist of the brand new York Ramblers, an organization that presented mandolinist David Grisman. Straight bass participant Lilly was the boy of Everett Lilly of the original bluegrass music group the Lilly Brothers. After Elektra Information employed Paul Rothchild as an A&R maker, the Charles River Valley Young boys delivered him a demonstration tape of four tracks, including bluegrass-style renditions from the Beatles music “I’ve Simply Seen a Encounter” and “HOW ARE YOU AFFECTED.” Impressed with what they noticed, Rothchild and co-producer Peter K. Siegel conceived the thought of expanding the idea to some full-length assortment of Beatles tracks. Augmented by California guitarist Eric Thompson, who got also used the brand new York Ramblers, Nashville fiddler Friend Spicher and Western Virginia dobro participant Craig Wingfield, the music group recorded Beatle Nation in Nashville in 1966. The recording became a much-sought-after enthusiasts’ item and offered for just as much as $75 a duplicate before becoming reissued by Rounder in 1995.

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Music Songs I've Just Seen a Face, What Goes On, Paperback Writer, Norwegian Wood, I Feel Fine, Baby's in Black, I Saw Her Standing There, Ticket to Ride, Yellow Submarine, She's a Woman, And Your Bird Can Sing, Baby-O, Comin' From The Ball, Those Flying Saucers, There Ain't Nobody Gonna Miss Me, Front Porch Backstep, My Gal's A High Born Lady, I See A Bright Light Shining, Uncle Pen, I'll Meet You In the Morning, Angel Band, Short Life Of Trouble, Foggy Foggy Dew, Goodbye Old Pal, Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar, Beautiful, Beautiful Brown Eyes, Soldier's Joy, The Auctioneer, Before I Met You, Easy Winner, Cherokee Shuffle, Oh Me, Oh My
Albums Beatle Country, Bluegrass and Old Timey Music, Bluegrass Greatest Hits

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1 Members have included Johnny Bond, Wesley Tuttle, Jimmie Dean, Paul Sells



Song of the Range 1944 performer: "Saddle Pals", "Keep Rolling One", "When the Sunset Bids the Desert Goodnight", "Goodbye, Old Pal"
Oklahoma Raiders 1944 performer: "Out on the Open Range", "Roll On, Little Dogies, Roll On", "Starlight on the Prairie"
Marshal of Gunsmoke 1944 performer: "My Saddle Serenade", "Git Along Little Dogies", "La Golondrina"
Arizona Trail 1943 performer: "Stars of the Midnight Range", "Ridin' Down to Santa Fe", "Stay Away From My Heart"
Frontier Law 1943 performer: "Where the Prairie Meets the Sky", "Call of the Range"



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Marshal of Gunsmoke 1944 Musicians
Arizona Trail 1943 Musicians / Cowhands
Frontier Law 1943 Band Members (as Johnny Bond and His Red River Valley Boys)

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