The Sparkletones "BLACK SLACKS"! Special photos. Joe Bennett, rest in peace*

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  1. -=Rudy=-

    -=Rudy=- ♪♫♪♫♫♪♪♫♪♪ Staff

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    B-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-black slacks! :thumbsup: Classic!

    Ben--how rare is that LP? I might try to track it down locally on a future record hunt.
     
  2. Steve Hoffman

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    Hey, Ben, what was on side one of that LP I did? It's been a long time...
     
  3. -Ben

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    That I can help you with.... hold on!!
     
  4. -Ben

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    Here we go. Side one (Ten Rockin' Bopin' minutes):
     

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  5. indy mike

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  6. -Ben

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    I'm not sure. :shrug: Luck is all it takes. Took me a year to find a sealed copy back in 2003 (after Indy and Steve raved about it :winkgrin: ).
     
  7. Steve Hoffman

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    Thanks. That was the entire output of the group. Two ten minute sides!
     
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  9. Steve Hoffman

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    Still love those Sparkletones. Wish I could play guitar like Joe Bennett....
     
  10. indy mike

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    I bought that lp and the Johnny Burnette/Rock and Roll Trio album for about $4 each when they came out. :D
     
  11. Steve Hoffman

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    Ah, YOU were the guy that bought them! :)

    All this time I thought it was my mom.
     
  12. Not at the moment Steve, but I'm working on it.
    Took me about 20 minutes, a total fluke. Wasn't expecting to find anything. Found a Buy it now copy of the LP on eBay for $20. U.S. from Solid Viper Records. And I did! :goodie:

    http://cgi.ebay.ca/Sparkletones-Bla...geNameZWINQ3aPOST0Q3aRECOQ3aBINQQcmdZViewItem

    With eBay it's always about timing. Right place, right time.
     
  13. Steve Hoffman

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    Enjoy it; great Boppin' music!
     
  14. indy mike

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    The link I posted above is from a pretty scratchy sounding 45 of Boppin' Rock Boogie. As for me buying the only copy, I also saw both of them in the New Albany, Indiana public library around 1986... :D
     
  15. jsayers

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    Excellent clip, Steve. YouTube is, well, great. By the way thanks for the compliment on my avatar. Christmas 1965 in Oahu, Hawaii <Kaneohe Marine Corps Air Station, base housing>, no prize for guessing my fave present! It's a screen grab from a dvd dub of my Dad's old super 8 <I think> home movies made at the time.
     
  16. Steve Hoffman

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    Bet it was Christmas '64.. Think about it!
     
  17. Claus

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    great stuff... like it!!!
     
  18. jsayers

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    Oh my. I never knew that. Oh well, I was 10 instead of 11 years old. Thanks <I think!> for pointing that out, Steve! I know that it had just come out, didn't think it was in 1964... hmmm...ya got me!:)
     
  19. Steve Hoffman

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    Yup, it would have been called "Beatles '66" in December, 1965! :)
     
  20. indy mike

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    I emailed a link to this thread to Joe Bennett - he was kind enough to respond. Joe was appreciative of Steve's putting out that Sparkletones lp, and he was pleased to see his old band get some chat time online. :)
     
  21. Steve Hoffman

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    Great. Joe's one of the good guys in the business!
     
  22. quicksrt

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    The're totally on fire!!!!!
     
  23. Steve Hoffman

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    Just got a nice email from Joe Bennett. He sez "thanks to all the SH Forum members who commented on this thread; I sure appreciate it".

    Joe told me he has been teaching guitar for 40 years and his chops are even better now. I'd dearly love to record him; he needs to make more music!
     
  24. indy mike

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    Sounds like an Acoustic Sounds project - get Mr. Bennett in that studio in Kansas to play some real rockabilly. :)
     
  25. Steve Hoffman

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    Chad would probably go for it, if Joe was black and sang the blues.
     
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