Happy In Bag

Friday, January 23, 2009

Blooze Power















For a few summers in the '80s there was only one place to be on a Saturday afternoon. The deck of what's now the Riot Room hosted an intoxicated sea of lewd behavior as the Bon Ton Soul Accordion Band performed. My interest in the local blues scene has waned as the music has since been tempered and tamed. Even so, I've already attended a couple Saturday afternoon jam sessions at B.B.'s Lawnside BBQ this year. While the music is safe and predictable, it's a smile-filled, joyous event that reminds me why I love Kansas City.

11 Comments:

  • At 10:52 PM, Blogger Cheryl said…

    Any idea where one could get a tape or LP of the Bon Ton's recordings? We used to live in KC, and loved that band. My husband got his collection of tapes stolen out of his car, and I am trying to replace the Bon Ton recordings as a BD surprise. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

     
  • At 8:17 AM, Blogger Happy In Bag said…

    Cheryl: Here's a copy of the classic LP. It's $9.99.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/BON-TON-Soul-Accordion-Band---LP-Still-in-Shrink-Wrap_W0QQitemZ280308099471QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20090130?IMSfp=TL090130154001r23050

     
  • At 9:38 PM, Anonymous Cheryl said…

    Thanks. I did see that one, and will probably get it, but I am also looking for the one with "Camel Toe" on it. I think it was a live recording, but the name escapes me.

    Cheryl

     
  • At 9:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Search for Bon Ton Soul Accordion Band on Yahoo Groups. I've got one started and can trade two of the Bon Ton albums you mentioned. -- Frank

     
  • At 5:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'll look too! I had their Live album and LOVED it. But I had an accident and all my CD's were lost, and that one I have never seen anywhere since. I'd LOVE to get my hands on it again!

     
  • At 5:36 PM, Blogger Happy In Bag said…

    I acquired an Ion USB turntable for Christmas. The low end models cost less than $100. I'm in the process of converting my old vinyl into MP3s and CDs. For personal use only, of course... I encourage all you like-minded people to do the same.

     
  • At 9:19 PM, Anonymous Mark "TheHarp" said…

    Hi Cheryl, I, slso a Bon Ton Fan (who has been looking for any bon ton albums, cd's' whatever. I DO HAVE TWO of there albums that I picked up when I was gig'in in K.C. years ago. The only problem is that there on cassett tape. They have been played so much there almost wore out! but Ill be glad to copy them & send them 2 U. The two that I have are; DIRT MUFFIN & ONLY IN IT FOR THE MONKEY
    GREAT STUFF! If you find where to buy any of there music, please let me know & I'll do the same. DOES anyone know if the're still together?? Later,Mark "The Harp"

     
  • At 3:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I have the tape and digital songs from Dirt Muffin. Would love to trade for other albums. Can contact me at travelworld1000@hotmail.com.

     
  • At 10:19 AM, Blogger COIXT RECORDS said…

    Aloha, I have personally digitized versions of the self-titled album (from vinyl) and the album "Taint...Nothin' But a Party" (from cassette), plus "Dirt Muffin"ripped from CD; if anyone is interested in a swap please reach out: Are there ANY online resources for this severely underrated band?? Even basic information such as discography, lineup, etc. seems to be non-existent.

     
  • At 10:28 AM, Blogger Happy In Bag said…

    You'd think a member of the band or a fan would create a Facebook page...

     
  • At 9:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Everyone, I have started a Bon Ton Soul Accordion Band webpage with many, many of their albums: http://www.kcvjmc.org/bon-ton-soul-accordion-band.php

    Feel free to download what you want.

    -- Frank

     

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