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Those Things You Do

by The Knights

Mostly '60s frat-rock style vocals with early '60s guitar rock instrumentals
Genre: Rock: 60's Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. I Don't Need You (Delta 1966)
1:48 $0.99
2. How About Now (Delta 1966)
2:38 $0.99
3. Precision (Red Feather 1963)
2:26 $0.99
4. That's the Way It Goes (Delta 1965)
1:56 $0.99
5. Those Things You Do (Delta 1965)
2:57 $0.99
6. Moonbeam (Red Feather 1965)
3:15 $0.99
7. Why (Delta 1965)
2:37 $0.99
8. Work Out Sally (Lomas 1966)
2:40 $0.99
9. I Want to Love You (Delta 1965)
2:12 $0.99
10. Lonely By the Sea (Red Feather 1965)
3:17 $0.99
11. Cut Out (Red Feather 1963)
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12. Weatherman's Song (Lomas 1966)
1:39 $0.99
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Album Notes
Those Things You Do – The Knights
Lance Records (L-2015)

"The Lance Monthly" Internet newsletter is sponsoring a special vintage series of CD albums, which will include the eventual two-album releases of all the ‘60s Lance Records’ 45-vinyl songs. “Those Things You Do” is the first of these “Lance Monthly Vintage Series,” which contain all of the ‘60s releases by The Knights. This group made a huge impression in Albuquerque during the city’s early to mid-‘60s rock-and-roll days, and one of the tracks is the historic “Weatherman’s Song” sung by retired weatherman, Howard Morgan of KOAT TV. The following is a brief history of The Knights:

The Knights (a.k.a. King Richard and the Knights) had its beginnings in 1961 in Albuquerque, New Mexico (U.S.A.), during a time when instrumental rock ruled the world with The Ventures and The Fireballs leading the way. Thus, the band (or combo as it was called back then) became a Ventures/Fireballs-style band, playing 40 to 50 instrumental guitar songs per gig with no vocals other than a Chuck Berry tune here and there to break the monotony.

By 1963, the band finally developed an identity and released "Precision" on an Albuquerque, New Mexico rock-and-roll AM radio station, KQEO. But when the Beatles invaded the U.S. in Feb. of 1964, it was a bad omen for The Knights. Dot Records reneged on a promised national release of “Precision” and the original lineup of The Knights (featured on the cover of this album), with the exception of Stewart, disbanded in 1964. Dick Stewart hired a new cast of players, including a keyboardist and a saxophonist, and added “King Richard” to the band’s name. Six-piece bands that consisted of electric bass, drums, two electric guitars, keys and a sax became the new rage.

PLAYERS: Dick Stewart (King Richard) - lead guitar - all tracks, vocals - #2, #4, #5, #7, #9; Larry Longmire – rhythm guitar - #3, #6, #10, #11; Gary Butler – bass - #3, #11; William “Corky” Anderson – drums - #3, #6, #10, #11; Gil Shepherd – sax - #5; Larry Reid – sax and vocal - #1; Jack Paden – drums - #4, #5, #7, #9; Les Bigsby – drums - #1, #2, #8, #12; Mike Celenze – Keys - #1, #2, #8, #12; Johnny “Appleseed” Salisbury – vocal - #8; Jerry “Toad” Hutchins – bass - #1, #2, #8, #12; John Milligan – rhythm guitar - #4, #5, #7, #9; Dick Miller – rhythm guitar - #1, #2, #8, #12, ; Howard Morgan (retired KOAT TV Weatherman) – vocal - #12; Dave Bonham – piano and keys - #3, #10; Gary Snow – Although Gary played a principal role as The Knights’ bassist during the band’s live performances in its earliest years, he did not participate in any of the group’s ‘60s recordings.

CREDITS: All tracks composed and arranged by Dick Stewart except #12 (Howard Morgan). Johnny Salisbury co-wrote #1, #2, #8; all tracks recorded at John Wagner Studios; all tracks Cool Links Publishing BMI except #1, #2, #4, #7, #9 (Scovel Music BMI); arranger – Dick Stewart; album-cover identification – (left to right): Gary Snow, Dick Stewart, Larry Longmire, (standing): William “Corky” Anderson (circa 1962); album-cover design – Jason Scott Stewart; producer – Ritch Todd Stewart; Copyright 2011 RvStewartProductions, P.O. Box 613, Sandia Park, NM 87047 www.lancerecords.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED! Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.



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