Jan 10, 2009

PHIL & THE FRANTICS (AUDIO RECORDERS, PHOENIX,ARIZONA 1965-67)



Phil Kelsey was born into a musical environment in Dallas, both his parents had jazz and gospel experience. His family later moved to Phoenix, Arizona where in his last two years of school he fronted The Four Gants, a fifties rock combo. Kelsey put together line-up 'A' of Phil And The Frantics in 1963. Jim Musil discovered the band playing at their own Phoenix club, The Cave, and became their manager and producer. Phil renamed the club The Frantic Den and enlisted his mother's assistance to run it. Their early recordings were much influenced by the British invasion sound. The first 45 made no impact at all, the second was a local hit and the third a smash hit in Phoenix. Both sides, particularly the flip, featured haunting minor key melodies making this their best record so far. However, I Must Run, which was produced by Waylon Jennings and largely based on I Must Move, an early Zombies 'B' side, went one better charting in many parts of the country although it was not a national hit...[net]
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Georgie Hirezola said...

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Anonymous said...

Is this from a CD Reissue or the rough Diamonds LP?

Best!
George

Georgie Hirezola said...

no!...its from a Bacchus/Dionysus 1999 cd reissue.....
the cover here is from my 1985 Voxx LP....

Anonymous said...

One of my favorite albums. Thank you for posting it.

sfdoomed said...

One of the best of the '60s bands, and sadly not as well known as they should be! Thanks for posting. My Voxx copy sounds pretty weak.