Double CD Collection
CD: 60sgaragebands.com CD Series NSS-014 (April 2003)
|1.||Apollos: Rockin' Horses|
|2.||Apollos: Just Dreaming|
|3.||Apollos: Walk By Myself|
|4.||Apollos: I Found A New Girl|
|5.||Birdwatchers: Love, Emotion, Desire|
|6.||Birdwatchers: I Don't Care|
|7.||Birdwatchers: Blue Suede Shoes|
|8.||Birdwatchers: She Tears Me Up|
|9.||Birdwatchers: Wake Up Little Susie|
|10.||Gary Stites & The Birdwatchers: Real Appeal|
|11.||Gary Stites & The Birdwatchers: While I'm Gone|
|12.||Birdwatchers: It's A Long Way Home|
|13.||Birdwatchers: It Doesn't Matter|
|14.||Birdwatchers: Girl I've Got News For You|
|15.||Birdwatchers: Eddie's Tune|
|16.||Birdwatchers: I'm Gonna Love You Anyway|
|17.||Birdwatchers: A Little Bit Of Lovin'|
|18.||Birdwatchers: I'm Gonna Do It To You|
|19.||Birdwatchers: I Have No Worried Mind|
|20.||Security Blankets: Schroeder|
|21.||Birdwatchers: Mary Mary (It's To You I Belong) (Alternate version, different guitar / no organ)|
|22.||Birdwatchers: Mary Mary (It's To You I Belong)|
|23.||Birdwatchers: Cry A Little Bit|
|24.||Birdwatchers: Turn Around Girl|
|25.||Birdwatchers: You Got It|
|26.||Birdwatchers: Put A Little Sunshine In My Day|
|27.||Birdwatchers: Than You Say Bo Bah|
|28.||Birdwatchers: Can I Do It (as featured in the film WILD REBELS)|
|29.||Sammy Hall w/ Birdwatchers: Just Be Yourself|
|30.||Sammy Hall w/ Birdwatchers: Weeping Analeah|
|31.||Glass Bubble: Dreamin' In The Rain|
|32.||Glass Bubble: You Don't Need A Reason|
|33.||New Rock Band: Rock Steady|
|34.||New Rock Band: Little David|
|35.||Mousetrap: Spinning Wheel|
|37.||Birdwatchers: Mr. Skin|
|38.||Birdwatchers: Come Home Baby|
|39.||Sammy Hall: Drug Talk|
Duane Allman plays on tracks 33 & 34.
(The Birdwatchers used various aliases: The Apollos, Security Blankets, Glass Bubble, The New Rock Band, and Mousetrap).
1) Stuart Krause: 'Duane Allman: The Studio Recordings' published in the November 2005 issue of 'Discoveries'. According to Stuart Krause, Duane plays slide guitar on these tracks.
2) The booklet of the CD release of Clarence Reid's 'Dancin' With Nobody But You Babe' (Water 121, 2003).
. . . . . In the summer of 1968, Alaimo and Shapiro scored a huge local hit with "Sandcastles", by a Jacksonville band called the Bitter Ind. When the famous club The Bitter End asked that the band's name be changed, the group was told their new name from that point on would be THE 31st OF FEBRUARY.
The 31st of February was a trio, but they'd be joined in performance by a pair of brothers from Daytona Beach, Duane and Gregg Allman. All would do session work at Henry Stone's Tone Studios in Hialeah.
One session featured members of the Birdwatchers jamming with Duane Allman (on bass). What resulted was the track "Rock Steady", issued on Henry Stone's Scott label under the name "THE NEW ROCK BAND".
"Rock Steady" reached #27 on WQAM in December 1968. The airplay prompted Laurie Records to take a chance on the track.
The flip side, "Little David", was merely the instrumental track to "Rock Steady". . . . .
Update January 27, 2010:
According to Craig Caraglior of 'The Birdwatchers' the musicians on the 'The New Rock Band' tracks are:
Craig Caraglior (stage name: Craig Curtis) - Guitar
Bobby Puccetti - Piano
Eddie Martinez - Drums
Duane Allman - Bass
(Thanks to Jeff Lemlich of http://www.limestonerecords.com/ for the additional information).