Archive for Jack Ely & The Courtmen

Frank Gutch Jr: Jack Ely & the Accidental Louie; Jim Terr One-Ups a Major Label; The Personal Effects of Kent State; An Apology to Marca Cassity; Plus No Notes…..

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 5, 2015 by segarini


Jack Ely‘s dead!  Long live the King(sman).  I hope that doesn’t come off as flippant for it is certainly not meant that way.  While Jack was not really a friend of mine, he was an acquaintance.  Sort of.  I knew him, though.  Here is how that came about.  (Those who already know the story can scroll down to “Jim Terr.”

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Frank Gutch Jr: The Pac Northwest— Redux….. In the Way of Explanation

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 27, 2014 by segarini

FrankJr2When I wrote this past week’s column about the Pacific Northwest music scene (read it here), I left it feeling as if it wasn’t quite done.  You may have gotten an idea of what it was like but unless you lived it, you don’t.  I knew my little corner of the Willamette Valley and I am sure that Seattle people my age knew Seattle and Portland people knew Portland, but if you weren’t there it was a different planet.  I came to that realization while re-watching the documentary which highlighted the aforementioned column— the one laying out EJD Enterprises and the part Ed Daugherty played in the lives of so many musicians and teens back in the sixties’ Willamette Valley of Oregon.

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