Label : B C records
The sounds of DAVE MAJOR & THE MINORS have been combined to produce an extraordinary new record. Not only are violins added to the groups long list of instruments that they have already mastered, but also the writing talent of DAVE PERRY (MAJOR). Dave has displayed this talent by composing five original tunes out of the ten songs that make up their new album. Dave's goal has always been to compose music but has hesitated until now because of competition from such artists as Burt Bacharach, Henry Mancini, The Beatles, Neil Diamond and others. He has always wanted to write music that could be understood and accepted by all generations. The same desire is very noticeable during the appearance of DAVE MAJOR & THE MINORS in the night clubs throughout the country in his ability to bridge the generation gap with his selection of music. On this record, Dave has blended the sound of the four and five part vocals, as well as the modern harmony voicing, and has added brass along with the driving rhythms that make up the material for their second record album. Dave realizes that there is more to writing a song than just music and lyrics. The vital part is yet to come.
The quality of musicianship of the men that back up his compositions during a recording session becomes the main link to a hit song. Dave therefore turned to the talented men who have appeared throughout the country with him during their night club engagements, namely: DICK RICHARDS, tenor, from Pawtucket, Rhode Island who plays trumpet, valve trombone, slide trombone, flugel horn, mellophonium, bass guitar and harmonica. GARY WILLIAMS, tenor, from St. Louis, Missouri who plays trumpet, valve trombone, flugel horn, mellophonium, harmonica and conga drum. LUCKY LeMIRE (DAVE), baritone, from St. Paul, Minnesota who plays Hammond B-3, Fender keyboard bass, RMI electric piano and harpsichord. STEVE JOYCE, tenor, from Kansas City, Missouri who plays drums and flugel horn. Dave then joined the above talented musicians with his array of instruments and experience. DAVE PERRY (MAJOR), baritone, from Dixon, Illinois plays 12-string guitar, 6-string guitar, baritone sax, alto sax, soprano sax, clarinet, valve trombone, bass trombone, trumpet, piccolo trumpet, flugel horn, mellophonium, banjo, violin and bass. Now Dave was ready to record at Dave Kennedy Recording Studios in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This was the moment that he was waiting for, after months of rehearsal, planning and arranging behind him and the final product ready to be produced. Johnny Palmer was then brought in as Director of the session, along with Dave Kennedy's arrangements for the violin section. After many hours spent in the Studio, the musical and vocal tracks were completed. The next phase of the recording was the balancing and mixing of the individual tracks. At this point, Dave found a truly dedicated person in Dave Kennedy. He had spent many extra hours to make sure that Dave Perry's final dream of a good recording would succeed. We, therefore, hope that you will enjoy the enclosed record with the same enthusiasm that went into this production.
Dave Major and The Minors - Baby you are really groovy
Dave Major and The Minors - I want you
By Electric Looser