Wednesday, 18 July 2007

The Band - Lovin' Zone / Mr Guitar Man

The Band - Lovin' Zone / Mr Guitar Man (Tener 106)

Not the hairy Canadians, but a Florida garage band of the same name.

Tener Records were an Orlando label formed by Eric T. Schabacker & Bob Johnson, who were also responsible for Bee Jay Bookings & Recording Studio. Tener put out some killer 45s by the Barons, Burlington Squires, Little Willie & The Adolescents (featuring Eric T. Shabacker) and the Rockin' Roadrunners.

Florida band The Mor-loks were set to cut a version of "Mr Guitar Man" as the b-side to a re-release of "There Goes Life", but this didn't come off.

Tener released some killer garage 45's, and while this isnt up to the standard of a 5-star screamer its still a cool mid-60s beat record.

Check out Jeff Lemlich's excellent Limestone Lounge for more on the Florida 60s scene.

Update: Moptopmike has provided some more info on The Band & Tener Records:

A bit of info for you and the blog-readers:

The Band were from Tulsa, Oklahoma. The songs were initially issued on the Pride label in mid'65. When Tener started operations later that year, they acquired a few masters from outside their FLA locale. The Band , and the Wave Riders were two groups sporing 45s on the Tener imprint that are not of Florida sunshine origin.

Also, Tener did have national distribution, not just the stereotypical assumption of "local-only". There was a main office in Manhattan (NYC) in '66-67. The operation was out to make money, of course, not content to issue vanity pressings for local groups.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much
and I wish you a very nice
prolonged holiday.
Joe

Anonymous said...

... 3 great new gems, so sorry you're vacations's finally over (on man's joy is the other one's grief....just kiddin)

thanks a lot & keep on postin' the cool (uncomped) stuff!

Michael Vee
Milano

MopTopMike said...

A bit of info for you and the blog-readers:
The Band were from Tulsa, Oklahoma. The songs were initially issued on the Pride label in mid'65. When Tener started operations later that year, they acquired a few masters from outside their FLA locale. The Band , and the Wave Riders were two groups sporing 45s on the Tener imprint that are not of Florida sunshine origin.
Also, Tener did have national distribution, not just the stereotypical assumption of "local-only". There was a main office in Manhattan (NYC) in '66-67. The operation was out to make money, of course, not content to issue vanity pressings for local groups.
Great site, interesting tunes!

RP said...

Thanks for the info MTM!

RP