The New Session People

Famous Songs From Days Gone By
Amarillo (ACM-605) CD 1997

Making Believe
Elmer's Tune
Is It True What They Say About Dixie?
Oh, Why Did I Kiss that Girl?
Show Me The Way to Go Home
You Can't Be True Dear
I Don't Know Enough About You
Yellow Rose of Texas
Shine On Harvest Moon
Dark Town Strutters Ball
Ain't She Sweet
My Blue Heaven
Ebb Tide
I'm Confessin'

This project is a tribute to Ken Griffin which means it is comprised mostly of cheesy organ and vocal numbers. However, many of the songs were picked from my 78rpm collection. Many old standards and even a Griffin original were performed by Steve Hansen or Rick Bishop on organ with the vocal stylings of Charles Gocher and others. (others are Patrick Barber, Gregg Turkington, Scott Colburn and Steve Hansen). This was recorded on the 80-8. Most of the organ tracks are on a DX-7 with the leslie effect from the Alesis Quadraverb. The vocal were done either with a TOA K-4 condensor or a SM57. Gregg Turkington emailed one day and said that he saw a review that said this was probably the worst record ever recorded. Now that's not easy to achieve! Fire Breathing Turtle also release a cassette of most of these songs in their original form recorded directly from a 1925 Victrola Lowboy. this collection is titled "From the Collection of the Late Dr. S. William".