Check out "Highs in the Mid-Sixties: Revue Spotlights West Michigan ’60s Garage Bands and Fenton Records 45s" by Rich Tupica for REVUE Magazine.
It's a very nice overview of a bunch of Fenton favorites including the Renegades, SoulBenders, JuJus, Quests, and even my beloved Chentelles!
June 8, 2016
September 12, 2011 | Comments (Closed)
And South Haven!
Got an email today from a guy who has compiled a collection of Phalanx Records artists from Kalamazoo, plus singles from the South Haven area.
See the track listing after the jump...More...
April 21, 2011 | Comments (10)
A Night With Me & Dem Guys - This great new site shares a bunch of live recordings. Very cool!
August 13, 2010 | Comments (3)
From the Lansing City Pulse: Back to the Garage by Rich Tupica. Interviews with members of the Plagues, the Ones, the Woolies, the Ferraris, Tonto & the Renegades, and the Beaux Jens. Nice!
June 17, 2010 | Comments (Closed)
"The Kingtones, Grand Rapids’ original garage band, finished first in the 2010 email balloting for induction into Michigan’s on-line hall of fame at www.michiganrockandrolllegends.com. Early Detroit recording stars, Hank Ballard & The Midnighters finished second in this year’s vote, closely followed by Motown’s famous house band, The Funk Brothers. Two outstanding Detroit/Ann Arbor rock bands, The Rationals and SRC (Scot Richard Case) were also voted in. This year’s honorary induction went to the great songwriting/production team of Holland-Dozier-Holland. One hundred ninety-six Michigan artists received at least one vote in the balloting. The six inductions bring the total number of inductees in Michigan Rock and Roll Legends to forty-eight. The on-line hall of fame was established in 2005."
June 3, 2010 | Comments (0)
Michigan 60's Garage Bands on Facebook. Run by Kip Brown, publisher of late 1980s/early 90s zine "12 O'Clock July."
Become a fan!
February 23, 2010 | Comments (2)
A message from the Kingtones!
The Kingtones have been asked to play Pulaski Weekend, Oct. 3 & 4, at St. Georges' Hall in Grand Rapids. Although we have been retired, we do remember the clubs and people that were good to us when we were playing on a regular basis and have decided that we will play for them. So on October 3 & 4, come on down to St. Georges' Hall and join the party with us. This could be the last time you will ever see the Kingtones playing together.
Check out the Kingtones Web Site, www.kingtones.com, "Tour Dates," for further details. We hope you can make it and would love to see you. Take care.
Should be a good show!
August 18, 2008 | Comments (3)
An update from Aris Hampers of the Soulbenders and Phlegethon:
It's nice to finally see the posts are being accepted at this site again. I tried for the first half of the year to make some corrections, but the site had errors. Dave Kalmbach made a wonderfully surprising visit to my Disc Shop (when it was still open) at the cd release party for the Soulbenders/Phlegethon "Michigan Tapes" cd release in 2000. It was difficult for him to walk, but there were lots of smiles as we both reminisced about making our two SoulBenders records in Sparta in the glory days. His battle with MS has probably taken it's toll by now, but I wish him the very best.
Earlier this year, just for grins, I created 4 videos of our 2 SoulBenders 45's and posted them on YouTube. Take a look if you find some time. (and make sure you click on the 'watch in high quality' blue link just below the YouTube player, if you want the audio to be in-synch with the video...a big difference.)
Now...regarding the 'missing numbers' in the Fenton numbering system...folks, those were 'not' Fenton numbers. Those numbers were assigned by American Record Pressing plant in Owosso before it burned to the ground decades ago. If you didn't request a number, they issued one of their own. The missing numbers could have been issued to 'anyone' 'anywhere' who pressed a private issue. (They pressed a lot of out-state records as well) Hope that clears it up for some. I've been trying to post that info here (among other stuff) for years, but the site wouldn't let me.
-Aris (of the SoulBenders and Phlegethon)
August 12, 2008 | Comments (1)
Phlegethon - Last Voyage Home b/w Prelude To An Odyssey (Pre-Heat 202) went for $19.99 (VG) on June 11, 2006.
The Jades - Surface World b/w We Got Something Going (Fenton 2236) went for $100.99 (new, unplayed) on June 18, 2006.
Sheffields - Please Come Back to Me b/w My Lovin Days are Through (Destination 613) went for $19.99 (VG++) on June 21, 2006.
Don Hanke & Echo Men - You Put A Tiger In My Tank b/w You Are The One (Fenton 2064) went for $23.00 (VG+) on June 22, 2006.
Sheffields - Nothing I Can Do b/w Do You Still Love Me (Destination 621) went for $14.99 (VG+) on July 3, 2006.
July 5, 2006 | Comments (Closed)