|By MEL&THEN SOME (184.108.40.206) on Saturday, October 26, 2002 - 11:51 am:|
Count,I dont know if theres been a thread about you or not?If not,any chance of you letting me/us know all about your fine self.MEL.
|By thecount (220.127.116.11) on Saturday, October 26, 2002 - 01:23 pm:|
AAWWW MEL,thanx for that kind word and the intrest.In some of the past archives there are somethings of my juvenile self and refuseing to ever grow-up.It would probably be a boring thread due to I was just a want to be and always was a perfectionist,so if I could of been happy with what I and we (The 5ive INVICTAS )had,success might have been a full time part of my musical life.Even though I got to be with many of the greats that you see and read about here,and made so many friends with from being in the MOTOWN (DETROIT)area durring those ass kicking times.I've always been a doo-wop fan and live for the doo-wop sound.I might get a little deeper into my past and present latter,but I sure need help in my GRAMMER and SPEllING and TYPING,I was always a hell raiser and was just a hi-school drop in.I would drop in from time to time.One thing that is a every day memory that I think about is I had a chance to be a drummer for "THE ROYALTONES",this was an early start of my drummin years,but when "BROTHER GEORGE "THE KAT" seen my drums,he said man your drums are too UGLY to be a "ROYALTONE".So right he was because they were old and non matching.I cried for a long time,and when I told my parents this,and that they better buy me a new and modern set of drums or I'll quit school and leave home.I left home and my mother got hold of my brother(DADDY-O)and said they would buy new drums if I went back to school and came home.Well,I went back home,went to Anderson music store,got a brand new set of "SLINGERLAND GENE KRUPA MODEL BLUE SPARKLE DRUMS,went back to school the day after and quit the next day.But just think,if GEORGE would of let me join the "ROYALTONES",they would of never got to the top of the ladder,and became as successful as they did.by having one of the finest drummers on this earth as LITTLE BO "BILL SAVICH".R.I.P.BO.When GEORGE gets well maybe we can reminise a little more on this.But this is just a start for now,as I do become very boring.I've been an auto KUSTOMISER" and KUSTOM painter all my life even durring my musicial carrier,and still to this day,I've built and painted many KARS for the rich and famous and am featured in over 25 hot rod and other KUSTOM magizines.If you ever seen the movie "COBRA",I did the MERCS for that movie,and just resently,did a HOT ROD for LINDA VAUGHN(the first lady of motorsports and better known as MISS HURST SHIFTER)I better leave now MEL,more latter if your interest grows.Thanx again MEL for the interest and am so glad we became friends here.Hope to meet someday soon.Where are you located?I'll be in ITALY in JAN.2003,I know there must be some northern soul clubs there somewhere,let me know if you or anyone else knows of any in MILAND ITALY. P.S. I can already hear RALH saying,:shut the f---up.Sorry RALPH.
|By Ralph (18.104.22.168) on Saturday, October 26, 2002 - 02:19 pm:|
I would NEVER shut you up pal. You're one unique dude and were lucky to have you around. Talk all you want.
|By Dick Gamble (22.214.171.124) on Saturday, October 26, 2002 - 07:10 pm:|
Hey Count,what more could a person ask for listening to good music on WLAC with Gene Noble playing the Moonglows,Five Satins,Dells,Dubs.A custom 50 Merc.parked nearby and the smell of Lacquer.Wash that down with a good cold bottle of beer(the kind you needed a opener for) just doesn't get any better then that..
It sounds like you have the same outlook on life as I do. My favorite saying is "Growing old is mandatory" but "Growing up is optional"
|By thecount (126.96.36.199) on Saturday, October 26, 2002 - 09:01 pm:|
HEY DICK,so glad to hear from you.Hope to see you soon,before our dance anyhow.Let me know if you need tickets,as I doubt there will be any at the door.Yea man,you sound like my kind of guy.What else is there?People say I live in a world of my own,but thats okay,they know me here.Call me when you can,maybe we can meet up somewhere.
RALPH.Thanx man,I appreciate that.
|By MEL&THEN SOME (188.8.131.52) on Sunday, October 27, 2002 - 02:50 am:|
Hey Count,many thanks mate,I to am so glad we became friends.I am always interested to hear from you,take it easy my friend.MEL.
|By MEL&THEN SOME (184.108.40.206) on Sunday, October 27, 2002 - 03:58 am:|
Hey Count,a few Doo-Wop that a mate turned me onto yeaers ago.The Chords-ShBoom-Cat.The Clovers-Love,Love,Love-Atlantic.The Jay Hawks-Everyone should Know-Alladin.Lewis Lymon and the Teenchords-Too Young-End.Moonglows-See Saw-Chess.The Cues-I Fell For Your Lovin-Jubilee.The Drifters-Ruby Baby-Atlantic(have you heard Drip Drop by the superb Drifters with Bobby Hendrix on lead for this one,outasite).Also stuff by The Dominoes,3 Friends,Gladiolas,Cliques,5 Keys,Cadets,Richard Berry and the Pharoes,Starlighters,4 Sounds,Pearls,Heartbreakers,Sensations,The Flamingos as well as a lot of others,although not my forte,I can sure dig a good sound when I hear one.Best,MEL.
|By Lynn Bruce (220.127.116.11) on Sunday, October 27, 2002 - 07:35 am:|
Hey Count,I hear your girls a coalminers daughter---you can tell by the slag in her pants.
I digress,the count is cool and we just found out we could probably walk to each others house(i'm sure after a few of our sessions at each others house that might be the best mode of transportation.) The count,s got a million stories,so keep em coming man.
Slainte Va and Salud (for my italiano friend the count)
|By thecount (18.104.22.168) on Sunday, October 27, 2002 - 09:20 am:|
HEY MEL,thanks man.So glad to hear your a d00-wop lover.So many great groups back then and even today.There are new groups forming the d00-wop sound and so many reuniting,as long as an origial member or two are still around,then I believe in them being back together.(yea-bomp-shobe-doobe-bomp,yep-yep-yep-yep-bomp,well I got a pal his name is MEL,yea-bomp,getting to know him sure is swell,brrrrrrrrrrr-dom-bedo-bedom,wha,wha,wha-whhoooo,this kat MEL is kool as hell,whooly-gobah-bob-bobah-gob). Oh well,anyhow MEL it sure is swell rapping with you and shareing our love of music and lives together.Let me just say one thing here about what got me into doo-wop,and this is when doo-wop wasnt even known as doo-wop yet.When we first started putting our group together,we were just a lot of loud chording and drum pounding,realy no musical notes to speak of(about 1957)then when GET A JOB by THE SILHOUTTES came out,I fliped the record over and played "BING BONG",man right there and then my AUDIO G-SPOT was hit.Today the 5 guys in my KAR KLUB that sing with me,we do this song and it is still bad as hell.If you have this song,play the flip side,you'll agree with me.(my, DEBORHA,shes gone away,come back to me one day and stay,and set my poor heart free,dim-adim-adim-ahh-dim-dim-dim-dim)and dig the bad ass bass singing,just as kool as MELVIN FRANKLIN and ROBERT BATEMAN.Mel,I hope we can continue on like this,because there are so many MOTOWN groups that I concider hard core DOO_WOP .The early MOTOWN sound was breaking out all over,but ,it was still the doo-wop sound,tight harmony,non-sence syllables,and human bass sounds that no musical insturment could ever duplicate.After all,the human voice was the first musical insturment,and thats what took me to MARV JOHNSON,and I could'nt stop there.But everything I was trying to prove to my band of white boys and was looking for a break in acheiving the sound I could hear,but could not produce,became more stronger and larger,with the proof of what went on and what we have here.Lets face it(you other 5ive INVICTAS,MOTOWN was bigger than CONGRESS,and MOTOWN won) I'am starting to piss myself off MEL.Good seeing you hear.E-MAIL me your phone # and I'll call you sometime. "COUNT"
|By thecount (22.214.171.124) on Sunday, October 27, 2002 - 09:33 am:|
HEY LYNN,thanx man,your a kool fool too,probably cause us drummers were born that way.Yea,your right walking back home would probaly be best.Please do come over today if you can make it.(got some good home-made "DAGO RED")Say man,your so ugly when you were born the doctor should have spanked yo MA-MA. HEY VATO. "COUNT"
|By MEL&THEN SOME (126.96.36.199) on Sunday, October 27, 2002 - 11:09 am:|
Hey Count,many thanks for the info,always good to hear from you.Regards my location,I am just outside Liverpool.Did you send that Beatles,butcher L.P. Through the band-saw like you stated a while back?By the way,the sleeve (in the u.k.)is quite expensive,so just put the record through and flog(sell)the actual sleeve.An absolutley hilarious story regards that Beatles crap,do you have any more?Regards the Bing Bong track,Im not sure if it came out over here as a B side but my mate is checking on his copy.Later mate.MEL.
|By STUBASS (188.8.131.52) on Sunday, October 27, 2002 - 12:49 pm:|
COUNT; COMING THROUGH LOUD AND CLEAR...KEEP IT UP...STUBASS
|By thecount (184.108.40.206) on Sunday, October 27, 2002 - 05:40 pm:|
OKAY STUBASS,YOU TOO,PLEASE DO THE SAME.
MEL,this year FEB.is when I shoved the Butcher Album through the band saw,album cover and all.Those a--holes were in butcher coats,holding babys body parts.Next year is gonna be a Gary Lewis and playboys album if I can find one.Every year it's for "THE 3HREE STARS"Have you ever heard 3hree Stars by EDDIE COCHRAN?.A tear jerker indeed.Well ol lady is calling,dinner is ready.
See Ya soon."COUNT"
|By Mark Speck (220.127.116.11) on Sunday, October 27, 2002 - 05:46 pm:|
Count, you can't find a Gary Lewis album? I usually see 'em at Salvation Army or some such place!
Nice thread here--good to see some mention of doo-wop! And anything by Eddie Cochran is great!!
|By STUBASS (18.104.22.168) on Sunday, October 27, 2002 - 10:24 pm:|
COUNT; HOW CAN WE GET MEL&THEN SOME TO DO SOME TALKING HIMSELF, ABOUT HIMSELF??????STU
|By MEL&THEN SOME (22.214.171.124) on Monday, October 28, 2002 - 12:17 am:|
Stu,Mel has just left the country.Dont even go there mate,Im not a musician just a fan.MEL.
|By MEL&THEN SOME (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, October 29, 2002 - 12:38 am:|
Hey Count,still waiting for the time you met Marv Johnson in the record shop mate.MEL.
|By MEL&THEN SOME (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, October 29, 2002 - 03:20 pm:|
Hey Count,where are you man.MEL.
|By mrbassman (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, October 29, 2002 - 04:28 pm:|
Hello Mel,count says to e-mail him your phone #.
He dont care if it is in liverpool.You will love talking with him.He's been a very bad boy here,even though I dont think it was anything to condemn and I'am sure everyone else thought it was very cool and innocent.It's too bad he didn"t get the chance to tell about when Bobby Darin used the blade when he was singing MACK THE KNIFE.A really neat story.COUNT has left the forum.But he is still one of the coolest cats I've ever known and so good hearted and yes,very crazy,and one hell of a drummer.Count,we all love you man .
|By Ralph (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, October 29, 2002 - 05:00 pm:|
The Count was hardly bad. Just a momentary indescretion with the knife pics. He's gotta know he's loved here and all is forgiven. Geez Count...do I have to come to the D a smack you one ya crazy stunade?
|By Lynn Bruce (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, October 29, 2002 - 05:10 pm:|
Count,MA FUNGGOOL,YOU STUGATZ,NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO BE GOING TO THE MATTRESS.
SLAINTE VA Y SALUD
|By Lynn Bruce (22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, October 29, 2002 - 05:12 pm:|
Count,MA FUNGGOOL,YOU STUGATZ, NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO BE GOING TO THE MATTRESS.
SLAINTE VA Y SALUD
|By Ralph (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, October 29, 2002 - 05:14 pm:|
Are you listening to us Count. I mean it pal. get your ass back here or I will be pissed!!!!!
|By Millie (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, October 29, 2002 - 11:40 pm:|
I never received the e-mail with your home address. Please be sure you're using the correct address: email@example.com
It was good talking with you today..keep your chin up, buddy. See you soon.
|By MEL&THEN SOME (184.108.40.206) on Wednesday, October 30, 2002 - 12:07 am:|
Hey Count,Ill even jump on a plane with some of the Merseyside Mobsters if you dont come back on line.Were just getting to know one another,Lets Get it on man.MEL.
|By MEL&THENSOME (220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, October 30, 2002 - 12:09 am:|
MrBassman,I havent got the Counts E.Mail address,so he has to come back.MEL.
|By David Meikle (18.104.22.168) on Wednesday, October 30, 2002 - 05:20 am:|
There is NO WAY that crap is acceptable.
|By David Meikle (22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, October 30, 2002 - 05:45 am:|
Re-reading some of these posts, I've changed my mind.
I'll leave you to it.
|By MEL&THEN SOME (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 08:54 am:|
|By MEL&THEN SOME (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 04:02 pm:|
Count,I have a team of the Merseyside Mafia waiting for you to come on line,and tell us about that story with Bobby Darin and also the long awaited story regards the great Marv Johnson.Come on Count,your buddy MEL.
|By MEL&THEN SOME (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 04:16 pm:|
I would just like to emphasise that I mean The Merseyside Soul Mafia.So dont go thinking that Im some sort of Hood.MEL.(phew,nearly gave it away there).
|By mrbassman (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 04:49 pm:|
HELLO MEL,I just left the count and gave him my axe to do his wild pin stripping designs on.If you click on the count,it will bring up his e-mail.He love's everyone here and i'am sure i'll get him back on the forum,a little help from his other buddy lynn bruce would probably help.This f'er is crazy,he's telling me he's going to jamies tonight for the holloween party,and is wearing a smock,nothing on underneath.Then he shows me,and says he's going as an ORGAN DONOR,he wants to donate it to all the girls.So he's not doing any tricking,just treating.Well,I expect to see him on the bus heading to dehoco tonight.But knowing as much as jamie loves the count,he wont let that happen.HAPPY HOLLOWEEN TO ALL.mr.bassman
|By MEL&THEN SOME (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 05:00 pm:|
MrBassman,magical stuff,many thanks for taking the time.MEL.
|By Lynn Bruce (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 05:04 pm:|
Hey Count---- On Halloween I hear your mama made you wear a Wolfman mask so you wouldn't scare the kids with your REAL FACE------I KNOW THATS RIGHT!!!! OHH YEA
Been a little busy this week call you soon
|By MEL&THEN SOME (126.96.36.199) on Friday, November 01, 2002 - 06:23 am:|
MrBassman,If your in touch with the Count,I would appreciate it if you can tell him that I have sent him an E.Mail.With thanks.MEL.