Those Things You Do - The Knights

Lance Records (L-2015)



      The Lance Monthly 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, a group that made a huge impression in Albuquerque during the city's early to mid - '60s rock-and-roll days. One of the tracks is the historic "Weatherman's Song" 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.

TRACKS: 1. I Don't Need You (Delta 1966) 2. How About Now (Delta 1966) 3. Precision (Red Feather 1963) 4. That's the Way It Goes (Delta 1965) 5. Those Things You Do (Delta 1965) 6. Moonbeam (Red Feather 1965) 7. Why (Delta 1965) 8. Work Out Sally (Lomas 1966) 9. I Want To Love You (Delta 1965) 10. Lonely By the Sea (Red Feather 1965) 11. Cut Out (Red Feather 1963) 12. Weatherman's Song (Lomas 1966)

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 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED! Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.  


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