The Fabulous Overtones

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I guess this was my first Professional Recording Session. It wasn't really that professional; I think it was an 8-track rigged up in someones house. But it was a great experience for me and I felt right at home. Ray Baillergeon - vocals, Mike Boyer - Drums, James Hartley - Guitar, we had two different bass players and I can't remember their names right now, also Jody Galic was a sax player with us for awhile. Larry Ayre was also the original guitar player. See the Overtones Bootleg for more notes on the origins of the band.

This picture was proudly displayed for many years at The Bagel Deli among many famous Hollywood stars that had dined there. For starving artists a bowl of Benny's soup with bread was a big meal for the day. We often met there as did many of my friends for Sunday brunch after a late night gig. People loved the dis-service you got there. Long before the 'Soup Nazi' the waitresses at the Bagel didn't take kindly to people giving them orders. Once a Jap (Jewish American Princess) with lots of 'special requests' was taken aback when the waitress answered. 'Who do you think you are? The Queen of Sheba? Im too busy for this, go somewhere else'. Benny who owned the restaurant and stood in the front cooking, would just shrug his shoulders. The waitresses really ran the place, he just cooked the eggs and onions.


released March 28, 2015



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