Memphis Rock-N-Roll band from 1968 "The Changin' Tymes" on eBay for sale!
- From: rockskipper <Jamsprks@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2007 16:18:10 -0000
Check out this auction on eBay -- ITEM # 270155799104
Original Master Rec. - Memphis R & R "garage band" 1968
This auction is for one eight track reel-to-reel master tape, on one
inch Scotch tape, containing six songs recorded in January 1969, by
the Memphis, Tennessee rock band - 'The Changing Tymes' -- at:
Sounds of Memphis, recording studio. **This one inch tape has six
songs on it, all recorded in Jan. 1969, and all produced by me, James
Parks, when I was an 18 year old recording engineer and record
producer, working at the studio owned by Stan Kesler, in Memphis.
**These six specific tunes were all recorded at the "temporary"
studio, which was located in an old cigar warehouse, on Camilla
Street, in an alley, near the Medical Center in Memphis.
This auction is for one REEL of one inch 8 track tape, which contains
the original six songs recorded by the Memphis rock (psychedelic)
"garage" band, named: 'The Changing Tymes.'
***Here are the titles to the songs included on these tapes: "HARK
THE CHILD" (eery psychedelic mantra against the war in Vietnam):
"Karolina Kroone" (a very harmonic and humorous take off, from a tune
which I heard in a Laurel & Hardy show. We put words to that tune and
came up with this very creative and original "spooning tune");
Three different versions of "Blue Music Box" (one slow and one
faster, one more psyched out); and "Something They Ate" (a real 12
string psyche tune, reminiscent of The Byrd's) all about taking acid
in the 1960's.
These six songs were recorded in Memphis, at the 'Sounds of Memphis'
temporary studio, which was located in an alley off Camilla Street,
near the Memphis medical center, prior to Sounds of Memphis moving
into it's newly completed recording studio on Rayner Street. *Albert
Collins, and The Dixie Flyers recorded in that temporary studio, which
had been constructed inside of an old cigar warehouse. *And to
quote Jim Dickinson "It was a great little blues studio, and they
should have never moved out of there into the new place!" Jim
played on many sessions in this "alley studio" including his doing the
overdubs on old Johnny Winter material for Bill Hall.
So much for the background on the studio. It's just that I rarely
read about it in print, or hear it mentioned in documentaries, which
are concerned with that period of Memphis music history -- the late
1960's and early 70's.
I was the engineer/producer on these tapes, so I can recall from
personal experience, exactly what went down during that period, and
how these songs by The Changing Tymes were actually recorded. **In a
recent book about these times, written by a local author , it is
mistakenly mentioned that this band and these songs were recorded at a
different studio, called: Beautiful Sounds. *That is incorrect.
Years later I worked for Dan Penn, at Beautiful Sounds recording
studio, which was located on Highland Street, next door to Channel 13,
but it was at "the temporary studio" -- "the alley studio", where
these recordings, by The Changing Tymes were done!
Two of the songs on this master tape, were released around the
beginning of 1969, on an independent 45 vinyl single -- the Memphis
Underground Music Association label (M.U.M.A.). *A photo of that
record is included in this ad. **This was done by their manager,
Parks Matthews, without my permission, and that is what ended my
relationship with this band, and it's manager Mr. Matthews. **I had
given Parks a 'mix-down' of two of the tunes on these tapes, on a
cassette tape, and apparently that is where the tracks for pressing of
the 45 single came from! ***So now, for the past 38 years, these
tapes (this band -- and these recording sessions) have been sitting in
my Mother's closet, rolled up, 'tails-out' all these years!
***About four years ago, I transferred these recordings to a CD, at
the studio of Mike Durf, which was located down on Main Street in
Memphis, next-door to the world famous 'Arcade Restaurant.' ***Mike
actually did the work on transferring these songs to CD form, and was
amazed that the tape had not broken once, and that the sound quality
was as good as it had been the day after they were actually
recorded! **Several times during the transferring session at Durf's
analog studio, he made specific comments to that effect. ***The
tapes are in super excellent condition, and will pose NO problem to
the buyer of this master reel, when it is played, and/or utilized to
mix down the songs on this tape to a product!
***You can read about this band and the review of the 45 record of
1969 in: -- Fuzz, Acid and Flowers: a Comprehensive Guide to American
Garage, Psychedelic and Hippie Rock (1964-1975), by Vernon Joynson.
*the following is from the above titled book:
Changin' Tymes Personnel:
BRUCE BARHAM bs, vcls A
CHARLES FERRER gtr A B
GLEN FRAZIER ld gtr A B
LARRY MOORE drms A B
BRIT WARNER 12-string, organ, vcls A B
WAIN BRADLEY bs B
1 Chicago Street Fight / Blue Music Box (M.U.M.A. Muma 1) 1968
"A gloriously rare 45 on the 'Memphis Underground Music Association'
whose design incorporates the peace salute and which gives off
'heavy' vibes, man. The choice cut Blue Music Box - "a ferocious 1968
grinder that's reminiscent of a track off MC5's Kick Out The Jams" -
off the essential CD compilation A Lethal Dose Of Hard Psych."
More recently the track appeared on A History Of Garage And Frat Bands
Memphis (CD) compilation, whose companion book by Ron Hall gives the
personnel above and tells their story ('Playing For A Piece Of The
published in 2001 by Shangri-La Projects, ISBN 0-9668575-1-8).
(Max Waller/Erik Lindgren)
****"Blue Music Box" is also found on a locally produced compilation
CD: "A History of Garage and Frat Bands" -- which may also be
purchased on the internet, or at a local record shop, in Memphis,
TN. (I included a photo of this CD - and you can buy it through
Shangri-La Records in Memphis).
PLEASE BE ADVISED: ****This auction is for the original tapes of
those recordings just mentioned, AND several other recordings of
original tunes by The Changing Tymes, which I just happen to think are
better that the ones that are being circulated. ***To the buyer of
this tape (the winner of this auction), will also receive from me ALL
rights (legal and otherwise) that I may have, as the producer and
originator of this music recording -- period! ***In other words --
YOU BUY IT, it's ALL yours -- to do with what you want, and that
includes any legal rights I may posess relative to these
recordings! They become your property -- in toto! ****Although,
if you release these tunes, I would appreciate it if you would list
me, on the CD credits, as the PRODUCER, since that would be the
truth! Thank you.
*****BUYER AGREES TO PAY FOR: UPS Special Delivery, with insurance
for twice the amount you end up paying for them! ***The buyer also
purchases these tapes with the knowledge that there is NO RETURN & NO
REFUND offered on this purchase. ***You buy them and their yours!
****ALSO, whomever wins this auction, MUST PAY in FULL within 3
days of the close of this auction! This can be done with 'PAYPAL, or
CASHIER's CHECK. **These will be the only two methods of payment
accepted for the payment of this auction! ****Overseas buyers MUST
pay with CASH or PAYPAL, and be responsible for the shipping fees
appropriate to their respective country!
*** All questions answered by eMail, at: Jamsprks@xxxxxxxxx --or,
feel free to telephone me, at: 662-578-2830.
It is what it is and it is what I said it was -- and you'll never have
a chance to buy it again! I promise! Good Luck, and happy
eBaying -- from the Mississippi Delta. PEACE.
****YOU CAN SEE PHOTOS INCLUDED IN THE EBAY AUCTION BY VISITING eBay
Auction # 270155799104
CHECK IT OUT, and eMail me -- or telephone me, with ANY questions
about these tapes, or this band. PLEASE -- & thank you!
JAMES PARKS 662-578-2830
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