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While Bill's right, the site does not endorse any business, I have personally used CDNow and received my orders promptly, correctly, and in good condition. CDNow is listed in PC Magazine's(a leading computer magazine) Top 100 Web Sites.

Pete

 


Pete no problem i used it also :) Tom

 


Hi Pete et all,

Yesterday I learned that the two Dave Mason LP's Mark Stein played on and wrote songs for are availible on cd. Both cd's were produced last year on Onw Way Records, an affiliate of Sony Corp.

Mariposa de Oro is CD #A 26887

New Crest on a New Wave is CD #A 26886

Last time I checked CD Now wasn't carrying them so check out your local cd stores. I found mine at the Virgin Records Mega Store in San Francisco who also had the Fudge's import cd, "Near the Begining" in their imports section.

Peace, Bill

 


**Yesterday I learned that the two Dave Mason LP's Mark Stein played on and wrote songs for are availible on cd. Both cd's were produced last year on Onw Way Records, an affiliate of Sony Corp.**

Hi Bill,

I've checked countless music stores in my area to no avail. The only Fudge CD available around is album 1. I've finally, via the web, collected all but Renaissance. I'll keep my eyes open for the Dave Mason CDs. Mark did some great work on them. Thanks!

Pete

 


Hi Pete,

Correction: the Dave Mason cd's are on the "One Way Records" label, an affiliate of Sony Corp. Sorry for the typo.

Frankly this was also the first I'd heard about Sony owning "One Way Records". I thought they used to be an independent company. The consolidation in the recording industry can only lead to more creative restrictions, IMO. Even Rhino is now owned by Atlantic which in turn is owned by WEA.

All the best,

Bill

 


Another source for Vanilla Fudge import cd's is "Music by Email" of Palm City, Florida. Their online catalog has a very large list of European and Japanese imports including all the Fudge titles as well as the Japanese version of Renaissance and "Best of". There web site:

http://musicbyemail.com/

Note: they list some of the best retail prices I've seen for Vanilla Fudge's German cd's. The Japanese cd's are considerably more expensive.

I have not ordered anything from "Music by Email" before and cannot vouch for them, so use them at your own risk.

 


FYI: further search of "Music by Email's" catalog demonstrates they also have Japanese cd's of the first two King Kobra LP's (Carmine Appice's 80's band)and a "Live" cd of Appice & Rick Derringer's band, "DNA".

"Vinyl Online" also has several Fudge & Cactus vinyl Lp's in M-/M- condition including "Mystery". Another place I can't vouch for from experience. Their address:

http://www.lp-net.com/index.shtml

 


Concerning several topics discussed here, I have an order placed at this time with Music By E-Mail. It was placed about three weeks ago. They claim it takes from 4 to 7 weeks.They don't warehouse the imports. After you place your order they then order the cds from their suppliers in Europe or Japan. I ordered from them because they had some titles that I had not seen anywhere else and believe me I am always looking for titles from the mid 60's to late 70's that haven't been released in the US. This brings me to my second point. There is no better place to search for available cd titles than "GOLDMINE" magazine. After reading about the two Dave Mason cds containing back-up music by Mark Stein, I picked up my most recent copy of "GOLDMINE" and in less than 5 min. I have found a dealer selling both titles @ $11.00 each + postage (5.00). The dealer is YODELIN' PIG CD & COLLECTABLES, 10435 REISTERSTOWN ROAD, Bld. 3,OWINGS MILLS MD. 21117. Phone 410-654-0516. They accept credit cards. Their ad is on pages 44 & 45 of the July 18,1997 issue of "GOLDMINE". I have ordered from them in the past and also they have a 2 page ad in every issue of the magazine so I don't think you'd have to worry about their reputation. By the way I don't work for either the magazine or the cd dealer. I have subscribed to "GOLDMINE" for at least 15 years non stop. That is where I compleated my Vanilla Fudge on cd collection including the Japanese "The Best Of Vanilla Fudge" wich includes Fur Elise-Moonlight Sonata as one of the cuts. Of course back when I started my subscription I was into collecting vinyl. That's how I found a copy of the Pigeons lp also several other Fudge related lps and cds. Through the years I've ordered hundreds of lps & cds from "GOLDMINE" advertisers and I still am. Last I have several cds on the One Way label. Two from about 1991 "The Sixties Rule" vols. 1&2 They are on One Way / MCA Special Products. Then from '95 or '96 I have a Royal Guardsmen" Best Of' and a Music Explosion "Best Of" also several Jan & Dean 2on1 cds all on One Way / A Product of CEMA Special Markets (Capital Records) so who knows. Any questions or comments? Thanks!!! STAN



Hi Stan,

Thanks a lot for the very helpful advice you posted for everyone. I certainly agree with your recommendation concerning Goldmine magazine.

Also, thanks for telling me a bit more about the "Best of" Japanese cd. Having Moonlight Sonata definitely qualifies it as something very worthwhile. I'd seen it listed but didn't know much about it.

I also agree concerning Yodelin' Pig records. They provided the page a couple of the cd's we're awarding in our monthly trivia contests. Yodelin' Pig advised me that Near the Begining has gone out of print although some shelf and wherehouse stock remains. Hopefully someone else will begin reissuing it on cd soon.

BTW- do you know if Jan and Dean's LP, "Filet of Soul" was ever reissued on cd? I really enjoyed that album although I don't think it sold as well as some of their earlier stuff. Havcen't heard it in years.

Also have you ever had any luck tracking down any of Tim Bogert's vinyl discography such as Marcus or Pipedream? Calalbums still has both his solo LP's (Masters Brew & Progressions), the Pigeons album, and even Mark Stein's "Boomerang" but I haven't had much luck tracking down the Pipedream and Marcus LP's.

I think the first One Way cd I ever bought was Flo and Eddie's "Illegal, Immoral and Fattening". They've put out some pretty nice reissues over the past few years.

I hope you'll feel free to post any more notices you run across here in our forum regarding Vanilla Fudge and related or other collectable rock recordings.

Thanks again! :-)

Peace, Bill

 


I have found a cd available from Collectables Compact Discs COL-0571 Marcus/ST (feat. Rusty Evans of "The Deep"). There is no mention of Tim Bogert.I don't own the cd but I will probably order it and check it out. Also I wanted to mention a video I've had for years that I originally purchased because of it's Vanilla Fudge connection, being the Fudge freak that I am and have been for 30 years. It's a Sony Video LP. There is no product number to be found on the box or tape. It is copyright 1982. The title is "Rick Derringer's Rock Spectacular". The contents: Rick Derringer "Easy Action" 3:00/ Karla De Vito "Is This A Cool World, Or What" 3:13/ "Just Like You" 3:22/ Southside Johnny "Honey Hush" 3:09/ "Five Long Years" 4:31/ Rick Derringer "Rock 'n Roll Hoochie Koo" 3:44/ CARMINE APPICE "Have You Heard" 3:20/ TIM BOGERT "Lady" 7:23/ Ted Nugent "Cat Scratch Fever" 4:46/ "Oh, Carol" 3:43/ Rick Derringer "Party At The Hotel" 4:00/ Ensemble "Hang On Sloopy" 5:39/ One more thing that I haven't mentioned in any of my messages, I saw the Fudge in concert four times in the span of two years. The first time was at the Zembo Mosque in Harrisburg PA. The third time I saw them was at the Shady Grove Music Fair in Gathersburg MD. Of course there are stories in all of the concerts but there is one thing that these two have in common for me, I recorded both concerts. I had never done it before this and I haven't done it since. I just loved the Fudge so much I wanted a momento of their concert. The only thing is I no longer own a reel to reel tape deck and I think they are hard to come by these days. The first recording was done on an Aiwa portable reel to reel at 1 7/8ips. The second was done on a Sony reel to reel identical to the one pictured on the picture sleeve of the Plastic Ono Band's "Give Peace A Chance" 45. It was recorded at either 3 3/4 or 7 1/2ips. I don't remember which. I would love to have a reel to reel deck that played all speeds and perhaps an equalizer of decent quality to be able to transcribe these tapes to cassettes or whatever. I have a great stereo system but I don't use an equalizer and I haven't owned a reel to reel deck since I sold that Sony deck in about 1971.



Hi Stan,

Text written by Stan Vaughn:

(I have found a cd available from Collectables Compact Discs COL-0571 Marcus/ST (feat. Rusty Evans of "The Deep"). There is no mention of Tim Bogert.I don't own the cd but I will probably order it and check it out. )

I believe there are 2 or 3 bands which have been named "Marcus" since the 1970's. The only album I can place Tim Bogert on is the SelfTitled LP "Marcus" by Marcus (United Artists#668). The bands personnel were: Marcus Malone-Vocal; Tim Bogert- Bass; Gene Block- gtr; Randall david-gtr; Dandy Holmes-drms. My source is the notoriously inacurate AMG database who says the band issued 2 other LP's in 1979 & 1996. I believe I read some where Tim only worked on the one LP with Marcus.

Text written by Stan V.:

(he title is "Rick Derringer's Rock Spectacular". )

That sounds like an incredible find, Stan! I didn't know Appice had done any video from his solo LP (ie "Have You Heard"). Rick Derringer, a great guitar player and SOngwriter (Johnny Winter And & White Trash & The McCoys) has worked on a number of recording projects and concert tours with Carmine and Tim. He was in the shortlived band "DNA" with Carmine Appice and worked on Tim Bogert's second solo LP. "Master's Brew" (a veritable "Super Session" type album with some of the finest Session musician's working in the early 80's-including Mark Stein and Carmine APpice, Les Dudek, Brian Auger etc). Tim's song on your collection, "Lady" is a very intersting rarity as it wasn't on either of his solo LP's but, as you know, is a song from the Beck Bogert Appice days. If Tim recorded a version with Rick Derringer I'd love to hear it!

Your concert tapes are really wonderful, Stan! Have you thought about taking them to a local recording studio and having them remixed by a professional? You could probably do it for a couple of hundred dollars. There's also amateur enthusiasts who have private recording/taping studios at home. Check around at some of your local music stores for some good leads. Something that rare needs to be preserved. Thanks for your "inspirational" message this morning! (VBG).

Peace, Bill

 


One Way cd # S21-18448 Jan & Dean 2 lps on 1 cd "The Little Old Lady From Pasadena/ Filet Of Soul" a 1996 release. I have not been able to locate anything from Marcus or Pipedream. More to come!!!

Stan

 


Hi Stan,

Text written by Stan Vaughn:

(One Way cd # S21-18448 Jan & Dean 2 lps on 1 cd "The Little Old Lady From Pasadena/ Filet Of Soul" a 1996 release. )

Outstanding & thanks! I really enjoyed their version of the Beatles "Norwegian Wood" on Filet of Soul. I'll get me a copy!

(More to come!)

Far out! All information and help is very welcome around here.

Peace, Bill

 


Hi People,

Following Stan's recommendation concerning Goldmine magazine, Monty Chapman also has an ad in the current issue of Goldmine for some Mint- vinyl LP's (not cd's) some of you might want to fill out your collections.

1. Beck, Bogert & Appice Live in Japan, double vinyl LP, cover and record in Mint-, for $30.00.

2. Cactus: One Way or ANother (with poster!), vinyl LP, cover and record in Mint-, $20.00

3. He also has the first Cactus LP (20.00) and the Restrictions LP (18.00) both in M- condition.

4. Vanilla Fudge he has: Rock & Roll (10.00), Renaissance (15.00) & In (sic) The Begining (10.00). All are vinyl LP's in Mint- condition (covers & records)except for Near the Begining which has a "cut out" hole in the corner of the cover.

We can't vouch for Monty Chapman or any other business. You can call Monty Chapman for details or to order at (770) 925-7803. Monty Chapman's address is: 4060 Peachtree Rd., Suite D216, Atlanta, Ga., USA, 30319.

 


Hello, Rhino has relesed a sort of best of Cactus collection Catology. Thanks for info. regarding Cactus Vinyl. I will call and hopefully get my hands on all fresh Cactus albums. Cactology is a pretty good sampling of the incredible power and intensity of the band, and I personally feel die hard Fudge fans would be interested in the band due to Carmine and Tims involvement. They along with Rusty Day{RIP} and Jimmy Mccarty were the premiere hard core blues rock band of all time.Timand Carmine both have web pages that are informative and allow you to keep current with their projects. Living in the Detroit area, I can tell you that Jim Mccarty, after Cactus formed the Rockets. Then for several years was with the Detroit Blues Band{2 releases} and is now currently working with a project called Mystery Train. I have yet to catch this group live, but with jims influence I am sure they will be very good.Check out his guitar work with Cactus, and I think tou will agree that he is an unheralded master musician. Keep up the good work. Thanks K.C.

 


Hi K.C.,

Thanks for your comments on Cactus and Jim McCarty! Please be advised that Jim and Tim have both recorded some tracks on Vince Martell's solo LP, we hope to see released later this Spring.

Please let us know if you ever catch Jim McCarty & Mystery Train live in Detroit. We'd love to hear your review of their concert.

Peace, Bill

 


Hello Bill, I have to say that I have never seen such dedication as you exhibit to the Fudge cause. I see your name and comments on other music forum pages, and no matter the subject, you succesfully interject the Fudge. Keep up the great work. I wish I could be as succesfull as your efforts as concerns Cactus. Peace to you also. I will see Mystery Train [Jimmy MCcarty's new project] and reply. Thanks K.C.

 


It's me (Stan) again. I've got another interesting collectable. How's the Vanilla Fudge on CD ROM sound? It's title is Rhino Rock Expedition: The 1960's. It contains 10 artists from the sixties ranging from the Fudge and Iron Butterfly to The Vogues and The Monkees. What's here on the Fudge is YKMHO single version, a discography, a short history of the band, an audio interview with Mark Stein, and a short video clip of the band doing YKMHO live somewhere but the audio is from the single. The CD ROM was released in 1995 by Compton's New Media. Some of the credits listed in the booklet for the Fudge section are: photos from Michael Ochs, Ed Sullivan estate, and Mark Stein's private collection. Video footage courtesy of A.R.I.Q. Footage Inc.(anyone know who or what this is?). This same treatment is done for all of the ten groups on the CD ROM. It also comes with a cd with just the tunes on it. Fudge Fan Forever,Stan

 


Hi Stan,

I'm finally back! (phew!).

Text written by Stan Vaughn:

(How's the Vanilla Fudge on CD ROM sound? It's title is Rhino Rock Expedition: The 1960's. )

Outstanding discovery, Stan! Thank's for another heads up (busily scribbling down all the details and wondering whom to call to locate a copy....)!

Yesterday I received a cancelation on an order I had placed for a Dutch cd reissue of "Near the Begining" (I was curious to see if they had made a better remastering of it). It seems that cd edition is also unavailible or going out of print (Repertoire already has). Just a reminder to all the fans who read this - handle your Fudge cd's very carefully! Replacing them might prove somewhat difficult and expensive from here on.

Peace, Bill

 


I just felt like sending a message so I'm going to give some info on the Japanese best of cd. Title: "THE BEST OF VANILLA FUDGE" # : AMCY-322 Atlantic/Atco Manufactured by MMG INC. Tokyo, Japan

TRACK 1:You Keep Me Hanging On/ 7:27: TRACK 2 :Ticket To Ride/ 5:54: TRACK 3 : Eleanor Rigby/ 7:51: TRACK 4 : Fur Elise-Moonlight Sonata/ 6:39: TRACK 5 : Season Of The Witch/8:55: TRACK 6 : Thoughts/ 3:34: TRACK 7 : Shotgun/ 6:11: TRACK 8 : Some Velvet Morning/ 7:44: TRACK 9 : Need Love/ 5:00: TRACK 10 : The Windmills Of Your Mind/ 6:06: TRACK 11 : Lord In The Country/ 4:33. I don't think I ever mentioned the" ATCO RECORDS Promotional LP For Record Department In- Store-Play " I have. Side one, TL-ST-141-A is excerpts from Atco SD 33-278 Vanilla Fudge "Near The Beginning". Side two, TL-ST-141-B is excerpts from Atco SD-7001 Cream "Goodbye". More to come.

Fudge Fan Forever, Stan

 


Hi Stan,

Text by Stan Vaughn:

(I just felt like sending a message so I'm going to give some info on the Japanese best of cd. Title: "THE BEST OF VANILLA FUDGE" # : AMCY-322 Atlantic/Atco)

That sounds like an incredible find Stan - thanks for telling us a little more about it. After you told me it had Moonlight Sonata on it I ordered a copy from Music by Email I'm still waiting for. :-) BTW- another place that lists the Japanese "Best of" CD you describe is CD Europe. Both them and Music by Email are, as we discussed earlier, company's who special order import cd's into the US but don't have any ready stock on hand. SO if anyone orders from them expect about an 8 week delay, if they can fill the order at all (I have my fingers anxiously crossed).

Text by Stan Vaughn:

(I don't think I ever mentioned the" ATCO RECORDS Promotional LP For Record Department In- Store-Play " I have. Side one, TL-ST-141-A is excerpts from Atco SD 33-278 Vanilla Fudge "Near The Beginning". Side two, TL-ST-141-B is excerpts from Atco SD-7001 Cream "Goodbye". More to come.)

Outstanding! About 3 months ago I received a catalog that listed a copy of a double album (aka "Two Originals"-2 LP's) which contained both Cream's "Goodbye" and the Fudge's "NTB" LP's. It was gone by the time I tried ordering it. I have since heard that ATCO also released another pairing of Cream's "Goodbye" LP with the Fudge's "R&R" LP. This is the first I've heard of a single LP with excerpts from both bands LP's one disc.

You know, this whole Fudge/Cream thing gets back to a bit of FUdge apocrypha I heard over 25 years ago concerning a mythical LP called "Cream-Fudge Psychedelic Light Effect". It was a limited edition LP recorded live (legally-not a bootleg) by a Boston radio station at a peace rally. There were only about a 100 copies printed and sold in order to raise money for the anti-war movement or something. One side of the LP is the Fudge doing an instrumental live jam and the other side is Cream doing an instrumental live jam. I don't have the name of the songs they palyed on it. I've begun to wonder if that little story is based on something like your own album with the live tracks from NTB (ie "Break Song") and Goodbe, although Creams live tracks weren't instrumentals on the Goodbye album (ie I'm SO Glad, etc). Anyways, I've always liked to dream such an LP was out there somewhere in the world waiting to be collected by me (sigh).

Stan, is there any chance you could send Casey a scanned image of your promotional album cover of NTB/Goodbye to include in our discography page? That is, assuming it's not the plain white promo cover the record companies often used for their promo editions.

Also, I'd also like to ask you, Tony, Phil and anybody else if they have ever heard of a VF LP titled: "After the Pigeons Then Came". The reason I ask is last night I stumbled across a listing for such an LP at RPM records website. I'm wondering if it's merely a typo of the Pigeons LP, "While the WHole World Was Eating" (Wand label). In any event I ordered it last night on the off chance we might have turned up something interesting. But if you know otherwise let us know so we won't be too disapointed when it comes. :-(

Casey is presently working around the clock to update our discography, complete with graphics of all the album covers we have - his Mark Stein discography is a killer. If you or anyone else can provide him with scanned images of your own Fudge related recordings or rarities, we'd really appreciate it and say wonderful things about you forever! :-)

Peace, Bill

 


Bill,

Concerning the scanning of the promo lp cover, it might take a little while. I am awaiting the arrival of a scanner that I bid on , and won, from First Auction.com. It will be the first one I've had so it will take a little while for me to catch on to it but one of the reasons I got it was to be able to do just what you asked. By the way the cover is white and all printing and graphics are black. As for the lp "After The Pigeons Then Came" I can honestly say I've never heard of it. Of course that doesn't mean it doesn't exist but over the years I've tried to seek out everything I could connected to the Fudge but I have never come across an lp with that title. Keep us posted.

Fudge Fan Forever, Stan

 


Hi Stan,

Text by Stan Vaughn:

(Concerning the scanning of the promo lp cover, it might take a little while. I am awaiting the arrival of a scanner that I bid on , and won, from First Auction.com. It will be the first one I've had so it will take a little while for me to catch on to it but one of the reasons I got it was to be able to do just what you asked. By the way the cover is white and all printing and graphics are black.)

That's great, Stan. With your advanced knowledge and collection on the Fudge you've been a real assett to our page already. Our fearless Webmaster, Mssr. Casey Butler, is our artistic & technical guru around here and if you run into any problems with the scanner, send him an email. Casey's wonderful about answering some of my truly "dumb" questions so I know he'll find your own questions very refreshing for a change! :-)

Text by Stan Vaughn:

( As for the lp "After The Pigeons Then Came" I can honestly say I've never heard of it. Of course that doesn't mean it doesn't exist but over the years I've tried to seek out everything I could connected to the Fudge but I have never come across an lp with that title. Keep us posted.)

LOL! None of us have any idea what I've ordered (smile) but we'll keep you all posted. Most of us think it's simply the old Pigeon's LP, mistitled by whomever composed the record list. But who knows? Sometimes really cool stuff happens! Then again, sometimes it doesn't....(vbg)

Peace, Bill

 


Well it's been several days since I've visited the site but I've been busy. I mentioned earlier in this thread that I had recorded two Fudge concerts in the 60's but that I needed a three speed reel to reel to be able to do anything with them now(I sold my reel to reel years ago). Well I still need a three speed reel to reel but while digging through a box of 8 track tapes that I had put away probably 15 years ago I found a couple of goodies. First a copy of 'The Beat Goes On" on 8 track, then I came upon a copy of "While The World Was Eating Vanilla Fudge" by the Pigeons on 8 track. Of course mixed in with the commercial titles were many tapes that I made for myself on my 8 track recorder and as you may have guessed by now one of the home-made tapes is titled"Fudge at Shady Grove 1969". Anyone who has tried to play an 8 track in recent years that has layed around for at least 15 years knows what a headache it can be. To make a long frustrating story short, after tearing the cartridge apart and replacing the foam pressure pads and replacing the metal sensing strip that connects both ends of the tape and supposedly tells the player when to change tracks I was able to record the 8 track to cassette. It's playing as I type this message. Mark is doing his solo in "Breaksong". Vince did a fantastic solo at this concert. The concert takes place in early September 1969 just before the release of "Rock & Roll". They do "Street Walking Woman" and anyone who has heard both album versions (A & C) will know what I mean when I say Vince did the" A" version here. In 1969 the Fudge opened their concerts with "Shotgun" but back in 1967, wich is the year of the other tape I have, they opened with "She's Not There". The Temptations were in the audience at Shady Grove and before performing YKMHO Mark dedicated the song to them. Just thought you might like to know. Until next time Fudge Freaks...

Fudge Fan Forever, Stan

 


Hi Stan,

Text by Stan Vaughn:

(while digging through a box of 8 track tapes that I had put away probably 15 years ago I found a couple of goodies. First a copy of 'The Beat Goes On" on 8 track, then I came upon a copy of "While The World Was Eating Vanilla Fudge" by the Pigeons on 8 track.)

Stan, that's a wonderful find! Could you send Casey some photos of the 8 track tapes or scanned images? We'd also like to have the date, label and number of each commercial tape so we can post them in the discography section of this site.

Text by Stan Vaughn:

(To make a long frustrating story short, after tearing the cartridge apart and replacing the foam pressure pads and replacing the metal sensing strip that connects both ends of the tape and supposedly tells the player when to change tracks I was able to record the 8 track to cassette. It's playing as I type this message. Mark is doing his solo in "Breaksong". Vince did a fantastic solo at this concert. The concert takes place in early September 1969 just before the release of "Rock & Roll". They do "Street Walking Woman" and anyone who has heard both album versions (A & C) will know what I mean when I say Vince did the" A" version here. In 1969 the Fudge opened their concerts with "Shotgun" but back in 1967, wich is the year of the other tape I have, they opened with "She's Not There".)

We hererby award thee the honorary Ordo Ab Fudge for heroic service over and above the calling of Fudge Freakdom.

Text by Stan Vaughn:

(The Temptations were in the audience at Shady Grove and before performing YKMHO Mark dedicated the song to them. Just thought you might like to know.)

That's a wonderful story Stan. I know previously you've mentioned you had some stories related to the 4 (I think!) concerts you attended during the Golden Age.

We've been kicking around some ideas on how we can build a "sense of" or "virtual" community between all the Fudge Freaks who visit the site. Before Pete went away he posted his idea for a Fudge convention on the east coast. That would be great if we can make it happen but we also want to get more of our fellow Freaks involved in this theoretical community.

Frankly, folks like you, Tony, Phil, Wido etc. (among others) know as much/more about the Fudge as we do. We want to see some of you starting to write some feature articles for the page - if you're free and willing to do so.

I don't know what research facilities you have in PA (ie University & Public Libraries)but your tapes and recollections of the concerts you attended is the raw material that needs to be written down and preserved for the benefit of future generations. For besides being a virtual community of people who were touched, moved and inspired by the same music, we want this page to be the very best/positive memorial to that music all of us *together* can make it.

Some ideas for feature articles for you and some of the others to consider (BTW- if you have your own idea - go for it!):

1. A collection of all known printed reviews on the Fudge records and concerts (especially the "fair" ones).

2. In addition to articles on US concerts we also need articles on Fudge records and concerts in countries outside the United States. Note Shawn Perry's article on the Atlantic Aniversery concert. A first person account of what he saw, felt and experienced there as a staff member. We also want the first person recollections of the fans too!

3. Articles on the recording industry and it's media as they have "related" to the Fudge over the past 30 years.

4. Articles and photos of Shadow Morton, Phil Bassile, Adrian Barber, & Joey Brenan.

5. We also want to hear from and obtain photos/scans of any memorabelia, posters,records, tapes or "other" stuff any of you have. We'd love to find someone who was once a member of the Vanilla Fudge fan club who could provide us with information on it's activities and whatever materials were distributed by it.

These and other ideas you folks can come up with and help us implement is the positive direction we want/hope to go in. We hope all of you will stick with us as active or passive participants in this ongoing memorial and virtual community of Fudge Freaks around the globe. The Fudge or muse which once inspired that music is still a part of all those who have listened and loved her. Let's all go forward and see what happens...

Peace, Bill

 


Hi Bill,

As I mentioned earlier, I do have a scanner on the way but it hasn't arrived yet. It will take me a while to get the hang of it and if I get into trouble I have a younger brother who is a computer wiz who could advise me. Also I have a tv to pc program that has video capture. I thought of possibly using my video camera to get pictures of the larger items, such as the in store play promo lp I have, into the computer. I am very much a novice at all of this. I have never even taken typing class. I use the "hunt and peck" method and any lengthly piece is a major undertaking for me, although I do have to admit the hunting part is not taking as long as it used to. I do have things I would love to contribute to the sight such as concert photos, a local newspaper ad for the Harrisburg, PA concert with the Moody Blues listed as the opening act. They had visa problems and were replaced by a local band at the last minute. This concert is one I taped and at the end I remember one of the band members announcing that they would be on the Ed Sullivan show in February. Of course I watched and I do believe I have the TV Guide for that week somewhere. I just haven't found it yet. By the way the date for this concert was Friday Dec. 13, 1968, at the Zembo Mosque, Harrisburg, PA. After doing some research and old calander hunting today I found out that what I thought was a 1967 concert was a 1968 date. I guess that shows how time can erase details from our memories and why posting as much on this site as possible is important. Once it's here it won't be forgotten. Back to the concert. I do recall there were two shows that night although the newspaper ad doesn't list two times. That leads me to believe that the tickets sold out quickly and they added a second show. I went to the second show. I WILL try to be as helpful as possible and will contribute as much as I can. I am so glad this sight exists and I thank everyone responsible for putting it here.

Fudge Fan Forever, Stan

 


Hi Stan,

Text by Stan Vaughn:

(I guess that shows how time can erase details from our memories and why posting as much on this site as possible is important. Once it's here it won't be forgotten.)

Really! The stuff you keep posting has proved invaluable to all of us. Recently I read a book listing all of LEd Zeppelin's concert dates and bootleg recordings. I've read other books documenting everyone from the Beatles to Elvis, and often those books were made possible because of the fans who had actually documented, taped or remembered those events throughout the bands history. Too often music performers have failed to document their own careers. For some of them the 60's remain a blur of half remembered impressions. The record companies have been gobbled up by other companies and much of the material their staff once recorded and preserved has been either lost or discarded if the band wasn't commercially relevant to the newest owner of that record company.

So before all the middle aged Fudge Freaks grow old and die off or forget everything they once knew, we hope to recover and preserve their memories here.

I'm just so glad your willing to help out the Vanilla Fudge's cause. Keep on rockin'!

Peace, Bill



Midnight Records has a copy of VF's "Rock & Roll" cd for 19.99. Their web site is:

http://midnightrecords.com/cgi-bin/search.pl

Vinyl Vendors has a great selection of rare VF 45's including 7" editions of Mystery (with The Stranger or Mystery as B-side - ie. Two versions of the 1984 single distinct from the 12" single of Mystery I own), Season of the Witch 1&2, People, and an Italian single (with picture sleeve) of VF's Need Love/Windmills of YM single. They also have a copy of the rare VF/Pigeons LP, "While the World Was Eating" for 12.00. Vinyl Vendors Website is at:

http://www2.vinylvendors.com/Vinyl Vendors/

 


It's been a while since I've posted anything in the forum. I've been busy with a few other things as well as suffering with an ear infection last week. I have also received the scanner I ordered and I have been getting acquainted with it very slowly. I have a couple of interesting items to mention here to let you all know that there are great things still available out there. A cd I just got of a radio show from England titled "BBC Classic Tracks" show #96-10 "Beatle Covers" for the week of March 4, 1996 includes a 7:35 segment of Vanilla Fudge doing "Ticket To Ride" live. The performance was recorded during their 1987 nostalgia tour of the states as stated in the cue sheets. Elsewhere in the forum Italian 45's are discussed. Here's what I have for those of you who are in search of them. These all have picture sleeves. YKMHO b/w Take Me For A Little While, Beethoven's Fur Elise Moonlight Sonata pt.1 b/w pt. 2 (this has a gatefold glossy sleeve), The Look Of Love b/w Where Is My Mind, Ticket To Ride b/w Bang Bang, Some Velvet Morning b/w People, Need Love b/w The Windmills Of Your Mind, Lord In The Country b/w I Can't Make It Alone. That's all the import 45's of the Fudge that I own. They're all Italian. By the way, in the poster/ collectibles auction that was mentioned in the forum I was lucky enough to win the Family Dog poster and the Dr. John/ Vanilla Fudge program. I am awaiting their arrival. That's it for now. Fudge Fan Forever, Stan

 


Hi Stan,

Great to see you back! I am truly overwhelmed by the Italian records you've collected and look forward to seeing them eventually added into our disography.

Congrgulations on the new scanner too! WE just got one ourselves but I have to depend on my wife to run the thing for me.(smile)

I'm also so glad you were able to win some items from the auction. I was very tempted to bid on the Fudge/Dr. John item but just couldn't swing it right now.

Very BEst Regards! Bill Bates

 


Hi All,

Two other online sources for Fudge CD's:

BC CD's http://www.sprockets.com/index.html

CD Banzai http://www.cdbanzai.com/

On the vinyl front. If you're interested in Fudge, Cactus, or Beck Bogert APpice singles (even a solo single of Carmine's - "Be My Baby") check out Vinyl Vendors at:

http://www2.vinylvendors.com/VinylVendors/

These folks also list some pretty rare LP's

As usual we cannot vouch for any of these retailers.

 


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