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I had the pleasure of playing rhythm guitar alongside Ritchie in a number of sessions back in the '60s, mostly Gary Usher productions including (among others)some Hondells album tracks and Superstocks hot-rod tracks.

I was asked a few years back to record "Stranger From Durango" for the intended RP tribute CD, and I was disappointed that this project never came to fruition. So this now seems like the appropriate place to dust off that track and share it with you:

http://pjmoto.com/play2_sinlge.php?u=45

PJ -

Paul Johnson
Surfaris / Duo-tones / etc.
www.pjmoto.com

Awesome, PJ! Don't be afraid to tell us more Hondells and Superstocks stories!!!! Very cool. Yes

"Think Fink" Ed "Big Daddy" Roth
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That is awesome! Thanks for sharing it, Paul.

Bob

Very nice Mr. Johnson...beautifuly performed like the master you are that we all look up to.
So generous with your time, music and friendship!
Aloha from Kauai,
The TakeOffs
Cool Cool Cool Cool

The TakeOffs
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That's really nice and dreamy Paul, thanks!

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Paul, that's really beautiful! Thank you very much letting us hear it!

A Podolor track that I always loved (and there are SO many!) was Rising Surf. LOVE the middle-eastern tonalities in that one. Really glad that I got to play it during the Convention jam last year with Danny, Jonpaul and Jeff! (Starting at the 2:20 minute mark in the below video, if you want to check it out.)

Ivan
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Last edited: Feb 25, 2012 19:43:54

IvanP wrote:

A Podolor track that I always loved (and there are SO
many!) was Rising Surf. LOVE the middle-eastern
tonalities in that one. Really glad that I got to play
it during the Convention jam last year with Danny,
Jonpaul and Jeff! (Starting at the 2:20 minute mark in
the below video, if you want to check it out.)

Confused Missing the aforementioned video.

-Damon.

Last edited: Feb 25, 2012 18:01:19

Ooops! Now attached above.... Thanks!

Ivan
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That brings back some great memories!

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IvanP wrote:

Ooops! Now attached above.... Thanks!

No prob, glad to finally see the video! Yes

-Damon.

I just received the brand new Pipeline magazine, and it has an EPIC cover story on Ritchie Podolor!! 16 pages, tiny type!!!! Full discography!! Bunch of photos - we finally see what Podolor looks like!! Wow, incredible. I really look forward to checking this out!

Ivan
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Wow! And apparently he likes Wheat Thins!

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I might have to pick this issue up!

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Awesome. Thanks for the heads up on that! Gonna order it and a couple of back issues.

"Think Fink" Ed "Big Daddy" Roth
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Breaking news, breaking news!!! Podolor used both a '51 goldtop Les Paul and a '61 three-pickup Les Paul/SG with a vibrato on all of those instrumental tracks!!! Gibsons infiltrated the '60s surf world!

Mr. Green

An amazing article, just astonishing. SOOOO much new information! (Most of it from Podolor himself!)

Ivan
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The Space Cossacks on Facebook

Last edited: Feb 27, 2012 20:14:51

Ok, I'm getting this!

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Keep an eye on these:

http://richardpodolor.com/
http://americanrecording.com/

"They have also spent the last three years transferring thoussands of tapes into ProTools and scanning 22,000 pictures so that a large chunk of their history will be available on their websites."

Ivan
The Madeira Official Website
The Madeira on Facebook
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Very cool. Killer song! A classic surf tune covered by many and released in '59!

Man, I'm chompin' at the bit to read the article. How extensive is the discography? Does it mention this song by The Daywinds released in 1960 on ARWIN RECORDS owned by Doris Day and husband Marty Melcher?

"Think Fink" Ed "Big Daddy" Roth
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Last edited: Feb 27, 2012 21:19:33

IvanP wrote:

Breaking news, breaking news!!! Podolor used both a
'51 goldtop Les Paul and a '61 three-pickup Les Paul/SG
with a vibrato on all of those instrumental tracks!!!
Gibsons infiltrated the '60s surf world!

Mr. Green

An amazing article, just astonishing. SOOOO much new
information! (Most of it from Podolor himself!)

Very interesting. I always had trouble trying to figure out what kind of guitars he played on all those recordings. I was stumped. Now, going back and listening, it all makes perfect sense.

Ryan
The Secret Samurai Website
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shivers13 wrote:

Very cool. Killer song! A classic surf tune covered by many and released in '59!

It's a bit busier than the later Quiet Surf, which in many ways I really like. They're both great in their own ways!

Man, I'm chompin' at the bit to read the article.

I read about 75% of it - really interesting! Extremely well done.

How extensive is the discography?

It only includes the stuff released under Ritchie's various names, not the stuff he played on or wrote, which would be a HUGE list. However, in the article itself it mentions a lot of the more notable sessions he did with various people, though I don't remember seeing anything about the Daywinds. Reading the article one gets the impression that these guys recorded THOUSANDS of hours of music, with hundreds of different artists! Podolor was constantly busy in his studio, either producing, writing (often on the spot!), or playing for various artists. The list of all the stuff they'd done must be just gigantic.

Anyway, thank you VERY MUCH to Dave Burke and Pipeline for this amazing article on Podolor! I never expected this much info would ever be released about him, simply since it hadn't been until now. So, this is just a gift! Thank you!

Ivan
The Madeira Official Website
The Madeira on Facebook
The Madeira Channel on YouTube
The Space Cossacks on Facebook

Just ordered the Richie issue and a couple of others. Pipeline is a real in-depth style magazine/fanzine and really worth checking out. They take PayPal! Be sure to check out the other great articles in their back issues! Go to... http://www.pipelinemag.co.uk/

Their pricing on the back issues is in British pounds but I emailed Alan with the issues I wanted and a price quote and and he emailed me right back.

BTW, The Surfaris recorded a rippin' version of Samoa with awesome Polynesian-syle drumming by Ron Wilson. You can find it on Wipe Out!: The Best of The Surfaris.

"Think Fink" Ed "Big Daddy" Roth
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