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Tag: Nick Clooney

"A Time for Peace"

Mike Reid’s Bengal Ballad

I remember as a young Cincinnati Bengals fan what a brain-tickling proposition it was to have an NCAA All-American and All-Pro NFL defensive lineman who, when out of uniform, would play the piano with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and how this activity amusingly defied expectations of manly behavior in a

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"See What's Right"

The Wyngates on Nick Clooney’s Bandstand

Northern Kentucky, who launched its own Music Hall of Fame in 2013, produced a pair of Nuggets-era garage rock classics:  New Lime‘s “Perfect Girl” (magic blend of organ + vibes), as well as The Wyngates “See What’s Right,” both issued on Cincinnati’s Counterpart Records in 1967.  Check out this archival

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"Love Me When I'm Down"

Soul Inc’s A-Side Turned B-Side?

Louisville’s Soul Inc. is another music group from my hometown’s Ohio Valley region that recorded a local hit (“Love Me When I’m Down“) on a local label (Counterpart) that had been recorded locally (at Ray Allen‘s studio in Louisville perhaps?) and played on local AM hits radio station WSAI (thus,

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