@ YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO- Pictured above is part of Billy Storm and the Tempests.  The photo was taken backstage, the night of the '66 blizzard.  That's Curtis Mayfield in the middle signing autographs.  
The Tempests opened the show there in a Youngstown skating rink converted for chitluns circuit concerts.   I figure there were at least a thousand soul folks there the night of that storm, patiently
tolerating our blue eyed soul music for hours waiting for the snow-bound late arrival of Curtis Mayfield & the Impressions. . . the 'headliners'.  From left to right is Al Eberwein- trumpet, me- piano, Denny
Welsh- trombone, Buzzy (Jeremiah) Sturmer- drums and Joe Breiker- sax.  Not in the picture is band-leader/lead singer Bill Wagner and bass player Tom Concannon.  Operate the controls below to hear
the songs 'Apologize', released sometime in '65-'66 on LeMans label #2468. The 'B side' is titled 'Common Sense'.  From the original 45rmp record!
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SIDE A-  'APOLOGIZE 2'
CHAPTER  I:
BALTIMORE BLUE EYED SOUL: '64-'67
CHAPTER IV:  
'MENDONESIA':  '75-'81
A cast of fellow magicians and street singers from Mendocino County California.   Recorded at several 'high tech campfire' studios scattered around Point Arena and there-'bouts.
All five songs on the players below feature Jimmy Hodder (of Steely Dan fame) on drums. Brian James plays rhythm guitar on ' Rollin'  and Charlie Zyche plays guitar on 'THE FIRE DANCE'.  Sharon Welsh sings  
background vocals and Gary Bloom plays the bass on 'THEY ALL LEFT FOR THE ISLANDS (version 1).  For version two we moved the whole show down to San Diego to Sound West studios where Joseph Marc plahed
bass & drums and Richard Mcgarighty played guitar.  I'm still looking for version 2.  'SOMETIMES' was recorded at 'Coast County Studio', Steven Dell instigator with Jimmy Hodder again on drums, 'Red' on Crumar key
fills, I did the bass on the Mini-Moog and also leads, at the end of the song you can hear Jimmy say 'yeah!'.     Brian James and I recorded a whole cassette release during this period entitled  'JAKE & BRIAN- LIVING
ON THE EDGE '79' with Jimmy & Mel Johnson which you can hear at  Brian's site by clicking on this link-   
bluenotejam.com
                                                                       CHAPTER III:
                                      SAN DIEGO/PHOENIX '72-'74      (the great collaboration)
                                                                                         FEATURING: ' BOREALIS':  Jake Welsh: keys and vocals
                                                                                                                                          Ed Vanfleet: bass and vocals
                                                                                                                                          David Mcbrayer: percussion & spoken parts
This excerpt from the rock opera 'DNA 7500' is entitled 'Drones Repair the Ship'.  This work was 'brainstormed' into existance by the three of us during months of jamming at our enclave in Carlsbad, California.  
COLLABORATION is a wonderful thing.
The Borealis band didn't do bars and weddings, we organized our own concerts, the best ones where at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, AZ in summer of '72 where we opened the show for BLACK OAK ARKINSAS and
filled the theatre with pyrotechnic smoke and later in '74 at Palomar College in San Diego, CA in the 'DOME'.  However people categorized the music that we wrote in this band there's one thing for shure. . .we played it
loud!
CHAPTER II:  age of the 'Wurly'
' ROLLIN Q '
'STONE SOUL PICNIC'
'DRONES REPAIR THE SHIP'
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'THE FIRE DANCE Q'
CHAPTER  V:
KAUAI '82-'07
A whole lot of music got recorded on the sweet-sweet island of Kauai, some of it got published and some didn't: (please see the music store page on this site for CD's for sale)..  The whole reason these songs appear
here is that just because they didn't make it onto a CD doesn't mean they weren't cool.  Little Sweet Stuff was recorded at Kilaeua Mini Storage in '99.  'GYPSY IN THE SAND' was recorded at a New Years Eve gig of the
Island World Band at the Tahiti Nui in Hanalei during the midnight ho-down transition from '90-'91.  It's an early version of 'HELLO SALLY B.' which DID make it onto the 'IMAGINARY BAND' CD which is available in the
music store on this site.  'MOANIN BLUES' was recorded in the back of my van, which I called the Vardo,  at the fameous 'bathrooms'  parking lot that serves Hanalei Bay.   It's one of five songs that I recorded there
and is now available in the MUSIC STORE of this site for sale on CD. . .the CD title is 'VARDO TALES'.  So many people wanted copies of 'Vardo Tales'  that it managed to jump out of the archives and into the published
stuff!
'LITTLE SWEET STUFF'
'GYPSY IN THE SAND'
'MOANIN BLUES'  
COPYRIGHT  '68 Laura Nyro
'SOMETIMES'
'THE ISLANDS 1' (version 1.)
'HAWAIIAN
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SIDE B- COMMON SENSE 2
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