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On the Great Highway

by Gas Food & Lodging

Americana, Country, Classical Jazz, with outstanding original compositions, musical execution, and vocal performance.
Genre: Country: Country Rock
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1. On the Great Highway
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2. Colorado Bill
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3. Fade Away
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4. Mama Don't It Look Good
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5. Train Song
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6. National Stardom
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7. When I Wanna
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8. Texas Bound
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9. I Can See the Light
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10. Send Your Lovin'
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11. Too Thick Too Quick
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12. Daily Dumplin'
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13. Look Inside Yourself
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14. Be My Love
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15. Queen of Hearts
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16. Co. Bill Boulder Dog House Man
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17. Loves' the Reason
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18. Arnold
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19. I Can Feel
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20. Nat'l Stardom Buffalo
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21. Eagles Can Fly
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22. Train Song Caboose Resurrection
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Historical Vignettes

2017 News Update: Bill has remixed/remastered almost two dozen tracks and will be making the Gas Food & Lodging band’s “On the Great Highway” album available for digital download in January 2017 on CDBaby.
Lynn Blessing (vibes, piano, drums, organ) and Bill Plummer (contrabass, electric bass) were recording and touring with the Paul Horn Quintet and Tommy Peltier’s Jazz Corps when Art Johnson moved from San Diego to Los Angeles. He formed a quartet with Lynn, drummer Ralph Humphries, and Bill for a booking at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, California.
After this successful performance, Art, Lynn, and Bill were commissioned by drummer Bobby Morin to perform Hial Bancroft King’s symphonic composition “Future Shock” which featured a Jazz/Rock quartet within a symphony orchestral landscape. They performed premiers with the Tucson and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras.
In Fort Worth, Art, Lynn, and Bill decided to form a new trio named Rosebud, featuring original compositions of Art Johnson, and began gigging at the Sundance Saloon in Calabasas, California.
We changed the name of the band to Last Chance and recorded and filmed Art Johnson’s “Look Inside Yourself”, which won the CINDY AWARD for the best Educational film score of the year.
Gary Downey became our producer-manager for Last Chance along with artist Marc McClure. Both bands were recording in Heider’s studio B. They had finished Bill’s tracks for Marc McClure’s Capitol album “’Ol Ladies and Babies,” and Marc began singing background vocals with Last Chance. With the Capitol project finished for release, Downey suggested we join forces, add Kevin Kelly from the Birds on drums, move Lynn to piano vibes organ, and form a new band keeping the name Last Chance.
We premiered the new group at the Ash Grove in Hollywood and continued our Thursday nights at the Sundance Saloon. We were still not happy with our name and trying out new ones when Art and Bill during a cosmic sabbatical to Idaho, crossed the state line and the first sign they saw was “Gas Food & Lodging”. Both agreed, they had found the new name for the band.
Returning to Hollywood we rented a production studio on Cahuenga Boulevard and named it Buffalo Gap Productions. We continued recording Art and Marc’s original compositions at Clover studios and with producer-drummer Bobby Morin at Buffalo Gap.
A group of sudden events changed the direction of Gas Food & Lodging for the next two years. Lynn Blessing started touring with Al Jarreau and became music director for Tim Weisberg, Kevin Kelly went on tour with Poco, and Bobby Morin, also Pat Boone’s musical director, contracted Art, Marc, and Bill to join The Pat Boone Show for two national tours as his backup band and a featured spot performing their show stopping rendition of the “Daily Dumplin.”
Back in Los Angeles, several TV-motion picture opportunities appeared for film scoring including; ‘The Bionic Woman’ with Lindsay Wagner, Hoyt Axton, and Doc Sevrensen , ‘Freebie and the Bean’ a motion picture with James Caan and Alan Arkin, and theme music for a new TV pilot, ‘Arnold’ of Welcome Back Kotter fame.
Returning to the studio to complete these tasks we also recorded additional pieces of Marc and Arts compositions with Ron Dunn Jones on drums-vocals, and the Arnold theme with Duayne Smith on piano. GF&L also recorded the Judee Sill-Gas Food & Lodging album “That’s the Spirit”, at this time.

Al Warbucks became our manager and we appeared many times at Tommy Thomas’s Club Palomino and The Stingaree in Encinitas, California.
In presentations to Warner’s and RCA records, RCA liked us very much. We proceeded into negotiations. Contracts ready, our A&R project champion was suddenly fired from the company. With this setback and other gig opportunities looming, we decided to dis-band.
Art began touring with Lena Horne, Ron Jones joined up with Don Ellis, and Bill and Marc became part of the new Spanky & Our Gang, touring with Willie Nelson and recording the album “Change” on Epic Records.


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