In honor of the late David "Fathead" Newman, his sensuous version of Duke
Pearson's "Cristo Redentor" from his 2002 'Davey Blue' CD. Recorded in New York
City May 31, 2001. Newman (alto saxophone), Bryan Carrott (vibraphone), Cedar
Walton (piano), David Williams (bass), Kenny Washington (drums).
The Hollywood Argyles were an American musical ensemble, assembled for studio
recordings by the producer and songwriter Kim Fowley and his friend and fellow
musician Gary Paxton. They had a US number one hit record, "Alley Oop" (Lute
Records 5905) in 1960.
The Hollywood Argyles were a quickie act thrown together by producers Kim Fowley
and Gary Paxton, featuring Sandy Nelson. Fowley made his first recordings with
drummer Sandy Nelson during the late '50s and had already produced a number of
short-lived groups -- including the Paradons and the Innocents -- and found his
first taste of success by producing a handful of successful efforts by Arizona
schoolmates Gary ("Flip") Paxton and Clyde ("Skip") Battin, who performed under
the name Skip and Flip, who scored two Top Twenty hits in 1959, "Cherry Pie,"
(number 11 Pop) and "It Was I" (number 11 Pop). Immediately after dissolving
Skip & Flip, Paxton and Fowley created a novelty doo wop-inspired group -- a
one-off collection of local musicians and vocalists -- and called them the
In 1960, this "group" actually topped the charts with the number one smash hit
"Alley Oop," a flagrant Coasters ripoff that had been written and performed by
future country artist Dallas Frazier a few years earlier in 1957. It was based
on a popular newspaper comic strip character at the time. Fowley and drummer
Sandy Nelson, drunk as skunks, bashed empty bottles and wastepaper baskets. As
the group weren't merely anything more than a collection of Fowley's
music-making associates, they didn't have a follow-up, and Fowley and Paxton
Kim Fowley, one of the most colorful characters in the annals of rock & roll.
Kim, over the course of his decades-long career, a true jack-of-all-trades:
singer, songwriter, producer, manager, disc jockey, and published poet. He was
also the catalyst behind much of the music to emerge from the Los Angeles area
during the 1960s and '70s, guiding his associates and protégés to fame and
fortune while remaining himself a shadowy cult figure well outside the margins
of the mainstream.
Gary S. Paxton, sometimes Pax (born May 18, 1939), is an American record
producer, and a Grammy Award and Dove Award winning songwriter and recording
Sandy Nelson (born Sander L Nelson, December 1, 1938, Santa Monica, California)
is an American drummer. Nelson, one of the best-known rock drummers of the early
1960s, had several solo instrumental Top 40 hits and was a session drummer on
many other well-known hits, and released over 30 albums.
The "Alley Oop" session was produced by Kim Fowley; Sandy Nelson was the
percussionist. Sandy Nelson recalled that "all the participants were hopelessly
drunk on cider by the time they recorded the song.
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Prophet, Priest & King!
Holy, Glory, Glory, Glory, Forever and Ever and Ever to Abba Father, Jesus &
Holy Spirit, I Love, Adore and Worship YOU! Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be Done, on Earth as it is in Heaven! Laus Deo
Laus Christo Gloria!
Laus Espritu Santo Goria!
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Here is my reserve
training boat, USS Dentuta, SS-385. on which
I studied SS qualification training in her
insides in USNR Submarine Reserve Unit 12-31 at
Hunters Point Naval Shipyard from
June 1965 until I went to SP/SG training school
Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, CA
into Hunters Point, 1946 - Courtesy Larry
decommissioned 11 December 1946 and stationed in
the 12th Naval District (HUNTER's POINT NAVAL
SHIPYARD) for use as a Naval Reserve Training
Boat. Dentuda was stricken and sold for scrap
February 12, 1969 to Zidell Explorations of
Portland Or. for $55,459.00 .
Note: Assigned to
JTF 1 as a test vessel for Operation
"Crossroads," Dentuda returned to Pearl Harbor
14 February 1946, and on 22 May sailed for
Bikini Atoll. She underwent both atomic weapons
tests with her crew safely away from their
submarine, and returned to Pearl Harbor 6
September. On 7 October she got underway for
Mare Island Naval Shipyard, arriving 14 October.
She was decommissioned 11 December 1946 and
stationed in the 12th Naval District for the
training of members of the Naval Reserve.
graduating from USN Submarine Reserve SP/SG
Submarine School at Hunter's Point, San
Francisco Naval Shipyard in the Summer of 1965.
I was assigned to attend the Basic
Electricity/Electronics Prep (BEEP) School (1600
to 0100 hrs, Monday through Friday) for 6 weeks
and Torpedoman Mate's "A" (TMA) School for 8
weeks in San Diego in 1966 as a SN(SG) -
Seaman, Submarine School Graduate. Had 5
weeks more of electronics (had to build a
Superheterodyne Radio Receiver), and 3 weeks of
weapons, torpedoes and mines. I graduated
First in the Class.
Before going to
those schools, I got a copy of the manual, typed
in the text with a typewriter and hand drew some
of the drawings to highlight them for better
study. Here are some of them below on the
hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
After BEEP School
and TMA School completion, my designation was
TMSN(SG), Torpedoman's Mate striker, Seaman,
Submarine School Graduate. While serving on USS
Diodon (SS-349), I qualified on submarines as
TMSN(SS) and passed my 3rd class Service Wide
Exam and became TM3(SS). While aboard Diodon, I
later took the Service Wide Exam and passed the
exam for TM2(SS), but picked up the advancement
in rank after I was separated from active duty
and returned to Submarine Reserve Division
I returned home in October
1968 from the USS Diodon (SS-349) in San Diego and USNR
Sub-Div 12-31 had closed and I was then attached to USNR
Sub-Div 12-9 at the Alameda Navy and Reserve Training
Center with the USS Parche (SS-384) there as the reserve
After World War II, the USS
Parche served as a target ship for Operation Crossroads,
the atomic tests at Bikini Atoll. She survived both the
aerial bomb and the underwater bomb, and she underwent
decontamination before heading to Mare Island Naval
Shipyard in California. The submarine was decommissioned
on December 10, 1946, and she was reclassified as an
auxiliary submarine, AGSS-384, on December 1, 1962 to
serve as a Naval Reserve Training Submarine. She was
struck from the Naval Vessel Register on November 8,
1969 and sold for scrap on June 18, 1970. The USS Parche
received five battle stars and two Presidential Unit
Citations for her service in World War II
photo was taken, as I recall, on board one of those covered Coaxain's
This was just after i
had completed a week end working in the Torpedo Shop on the Sub Tender USS Sperry or USS Nereus.
from my Submarine Reserve Unit, TM2(SS) Ruiz. I believe, snapped this photo.
He was a photographer by trade, as I recall.
He took the photo as
we were returning to shore from the tender, which was moored out in the water at
Fort Roscrans, Ballast Point Submarine Base, San Diego, California.
January 31, 2011, marks the 43rd anniversary
of the Tet Offensive, a surprise attack by
the North Vietnamese that took place on the
first day of the Vietnamese new year -- a
day that had been expected to be a quiet
religious holiday. NavyTV is airing two
episodes of the documentary series
"Virginians At War," which feature vintage
film footage taken during some of this
historic event and first-person accounts
from Virginia veterans of the Offensive.
Above is Chapter 1, click
here for Chapter 2.
Good Read Especially Vietnam Vets & Era Vets!
I am forwarding this excellent essay on
the Vietnam experience- authored by Sen. Jim Webb(D-Va.),
His contrast of the Vietnam military with the WWII
"greatest generation" military is fascinating-
especially the point that it was the 'greatest
generation' who sent us to 'Nam.
I am personally one of those vets who believed the war
was worth fighting and one which we could have won if
permitted to do so.
Heroes of the Vietnam Generation
By James Webb