The Soul Survivors Denver Band
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The Soul Survivors Denver Band
The Soul Survivors
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Background information
Origin Denver, Colorado, United States
Genres
1960s
Labels Dot
The Poor, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Rick Nelson's Stone Canyon Band
  • Allen Kemp (deceased)
  • Gene Chalk (deceased)
  • Bob Raymond (deceased)
  • John Day
  • Pat Shanahan

The Soul Survivors were an American garage rock band from Denver, Colorado, who were active in the mid-1960s. Included in their roster were Allen Kemp and Pat Shanahan, who later become members of the Poor before joining Ricky Nelson as members of his "Stone Canyon Bad" and later the New Riders of the Purple Sage in the late 1970s. They are not to be confused with the Philadelphia group of the same name.

The Soul Survivors were founded in 1963 in Denver, Colorado.[1][2] Their membership consisted of Allen Kemp on lead guitar, Gene Chalk on rhythm guitar, Bob Raymond on bass, John Day on organ, and Pat Shanahan on drums.[2] The band would practice in garages and backyards, sometimes to the dismay of neighbors who complained of the noise.[2] They signed with Dot Records of Los Angeles and released two singles in the mid-1960s. In October 1965 they cut their debut single for Dot, the fuzz-drenched "Can't Stand to Be in Love With You" backed with "Look at Me."[1][3][4] In March 1966 they followed it up with "Hung Up on Loosin' b/w "Snow Man", also on Dot.[1][3][5] Group members Allen Kemp, Pat Shanahan and John Day moved to Los Angeles and teamed up with Randy Meisner, previously with the Drivin' Dynamics, and Randy Naylor to form the Poor.[1][6][7][8] After the demise of the Poor, Kemp and Shanahan went on to play in Rick Nelson's "Stone Canyon Band" ("Garden Party") and later in New Riders of the Purple Sage.[1][6] Day would join the short-lived group Two Guitars, Piano, Drum and Darryl. Meisner would later join popular 1970s rock bands the Eagles and Poco.[1][6] Raymond would later join the group Sugarloaf (band).

Membership

  • Allen Kemp (lead guitar)
  • Gene Chalk (rhythm guitar)
  • Bob Raymond (bass)
  • John Day (organ)
  • Pat Shanahan (drums)

Discography

  • "Can't Stand to Be in Love With You" b/w "Look at Me" (Dot 19793, October 1965)
  • "Hung Up on Loosin' b/w "Snow Man" (Dot 16830, March 1966)[3]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f Unterberger, Richie. "Soul Survivors: Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network, LLC. Retrieved 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "The Soul Survivors". The Denver Eye. The Denver Eye. Retrieved 2015.  - reprint of clipping
  3. ^ a b c Markesich, Mike (2012). Teen Beat Mayhem (First ed.). Branford, Connecticut: Priceless Info Press. p. 220. ISBN 978-0-9856482-5-1. 
  4. ^ "The Soul Survivors [Denver]". 45cat. 45cat website. Retrieved 2015. 
  5. ^ "The Soul Survivors [Denver]". 45cat. 45cat website. Retrieved 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c Unterberger, Richie. "The Poor: Artist Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network, LLC. Retrieved 2015. 
  7. ^ Eder, Bruce. "The Poor - Help the Poor: review". AllMusic. All Media Network, LLC. Retrieved 2015. 
  8. ^ "Randy Meisner". Nebraska Rocks. Nebraska Rocks. Retrieved 2015. 

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