O'KEEFE, DANNY

Homebase: Wenatchee, WA / California
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Misc Notes: Danny O'Keefe was born in Spokane in 1942, and his family moved to Wenatchee in 1949. As a teenager he attended Pat Mason-produced shows at the D&D Roller Bowl featuring Little Richard, Fats Domino, and Gene Vincent with Jerry Merritt and the Pacers. As a lad his father took ill and the O’Keefes moved to Minnesota where his grandmother owned a motel. It was there that he took note of the Minneapolis folk scene and began playing the harmonica. His father passed in 1960, and later, feeling homesick for Washington, he returned and performed in a couple of Seattle’s folkie coffee houses, and soon took up the guitar. By 1963 he’d hitchhiked to Greenwich Village, played a hoot at Gerde’s Folk City where he met up with Bob Dylan – years later they co-wrote the song “Well, Well, Well.” “Somewhere in the fall of 1965 with a … notebook of songs I headed to Seattle to see my friend Terry Bassett who was a concert promoter and was working his way up the ranks of success. He booked all the Northwest bands: the Wailers, the Dynamics, the Sonics, Paul Revere and the Raiders...” O’Keefe soon met up with Jerry Dennon who he knew had been behind the Kingsmen’s “Louie Louie” hit. “We’d been dancing to it in the Northwest for years and believed ‘Rockin’ Robin Robert’s and the Wailers’ version was the best and had deserved to be the hit. Needless to say, it was already an anthem in the Northwest.” Dennon took O’Keefe into Kearney Barton’s studio, and in 1966 issued his debut single, “That Old Sweet Song.” By 1968 O’Keefe had formed the band Calliope – which included former Emergency Exit members Luther Rabb (bass) and Paul Goldsmith (keyboards), and ex-Dimensions guitarist Clyde Heaton -- whose Steamed LP was issued by Buddah Records. Later O’Keefe lucked into an opportunity to audition a couple songs -- with just an acoustic guitar in hand -- over the telephone, for none other than the head of Atlantic Records, Ahmet Ertegun. Among the songs was his classic, “Good Time Charlie’s Got the Blues.” O’Keefe was flown to Muscle Shoals Studio in Alabama where he proceeded to cut his debut album with some of the finest session cats in the world. That tune became a #9 Billboard hit in 1972, and was later covered by Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chet Atkins, Waylon Jennings and many others. Thus began O’Keefe’s long career of penning tunes that would be covered by the likes of: Jackson Brown (“The Road”), Judy Collins (“Angel Spread Your Wings”), Donny Hathaway (“Magdalena”), Glen Campbell (“Quits”), and Miranda Lambert (“Covered Wagon”). Asked once who were his musical heroes were, part of his answer was: I loved some of the Northwest bands and players like the Wailers and the Dynamics -- and guitar players like Larry Coryell, Rich Dangel, and Joe Johansen were influences.”

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LOCATION: Seattle
RECORDING PERSONNEL: Joe Johansen (guitar)
RECORDING STUDIO: Audio Recorders
RECORDING ENGINEER: Kearney Barton

FORMAT:disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED:45 rpm
DISC NOTES: Dist. by JERDEN MUSIC, INC.

[HEAR IT HERE] "That Old........"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22M1BHlqHp0

[HEAR IT HERE] "Don't Wake Me......."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6AHrBBG-sw

A-SIDE MATRIX: PAN - 1099 (wax); PIC - PAN - 1099 (label)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:^63799 (Oct. - Nov, 1966)
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Danny O'Keefe
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Burdette Music Co. (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX: PAN - 1100 (wax); PIC - PAN - 1100 (label)
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE: ^63799 - X (Oct. - Nov. 1966)
B-SIDE COMPOSER:Danny O'Keefe
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Burdette Music Co. (BMI)

MISC NOTES: Long thought to have been cataloged on Jerden, but never pressed or released on this label, (See instead, O'KEEFE, DANNY Piccadilly # 228) in the spring of 2016 NW Music Archives associate Dustin Hays did, indeed, find a copy of this thought-to-be -non-existent Jerden disc.

LOCATION: Seattle
RECORDING PERSONNEL: Joe Johansen (guitar)
RECORDING STUDIO: Audio Recorders
RECORDING ENGINEER: Kearney Barton

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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Known Label Designs:
2PA) A - B promotional label. White with black numerals and lettering. PROMOTIONAL COPY NOT FOR SALE.  Greenish JERDEN. It is not known if retail labels were printed/issued.*

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Side One
l.  The Queen
2. All The Little Soldiers
3, Been Nice Knowing You Baby
4. Time Was
5. I Used To Wonder
6. That Old Sweet Song
7. Don't Wake Me In The Morning
8. Ballad For Gail

Side Two
1. Goodbye Old Man
2. Saturday Morning Blues
3. Little Boy Blue
4. High Flyer
5. Tony Glover, You Better Learn
6. Today, One Day Later
7. Comin' Home
8. Graveyard Pistol
8. Talkin' Smokin'

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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
DISC NOTES: All Songs By Danny O'Keefe. Copyright Burdette Music

A-SIDE MATRIX: BUR-1-A
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: ^9828

B-SIDE MATRIX: BUR-1-B
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE: ^9828-X

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SIZE:7"
SPEED:45 rpm
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Dist. by JERDEN MUSIC, INC.

A-SIDE MATRIX: PIC - 7 (wax); 45 - PIC - 7 (label)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: ^67366 (ca. Jul., 1967)
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Danny O'Keefe
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Burdette Music Co. (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX: PAM -1118 (wax); 45 - PAN - 1118 (label)
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:  ^67367 (ca. Jul. , 1967)
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Danny O'Keefe
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Burdette Music Co. (BMI)

MISC NOTES: LOCATION: RECORDING PERSONNEL: RECORDING STUDIO: RECORDING ENGINEER: FORMAT:disc SIZE:7" SPEED:45 rpm DISC NOTES: Known label variations: 1.) A - B promotional disc. White background with black lettering and numerals. PLUG SIDE  on both sides. 2.) A - B retail disc. Pinkish-purple label with black lettering and numerals. A-SIDE MATRIX: A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: A-SIDE COMPOSER:Danny O'Keefe A-SIDE PUBLISHER: B-SIDE MATRIX: B-SIDE STAMPER CODE: B-SIDE COMPOSER:Danny O'Keefe B-SIDE PUBLISHER:

MISC NOTES: LOCATION: RECORDING PERSONNEL: RECORDING STUDIO: RECORDING ENGINEER: FORMAT:disc SIZE:7" SPEED:45 rpm DISC NOTES: A-SIDE MATRIX: A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: A-SIDE COMPOSER:Danny O'Keefe A-SIDE PUBLISHER: B-SIDE MATRIX: B-SIDE STAMPER CODE: B-SIDE COMPOSER:Danny O'Keefe B-SIDE PUBLISHER:

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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45  rpm
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MISC NOTES: Promotional release featured "standard" colorized disc label while album sleeve front cover came with the following sticker: PROMOTIONAL DJ COPY Suggested cuts for AM airplay DANNY O'KEEFE O'KEEFE l. Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues (3:01) 2. The Valentine Pieces (3:15) 3. The Road (3:48)

Side One
l. Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues (Danny O'Keefe)
2. Shooting Star (Danny O'Keefe)
3. The Question [Obviously] (Danny O'Keefe]
4. Honky Tonkin' (Hank Williams)
5. The Road (Danny O'Keefe)
6. Grease It (Danny O'Keefe)

Side Two
1. An American Dream (Danny O'Keefe)
2. Louie The Hook VS. The Preacher (Danny O'Keefe)
3. The Valentine Pieces (Danny O'Keefe)
4. I'm Sober Now (Danny O'Keefe)
5. Roseland Taxi Dancer (Danny O'Keefe)
6. I Know You Really Love Me (O'Keefe)

LOCATION:Memphis, TN/New York, NY
RECORDING PERSONNEL: Danny O'Keefe [lead vocals, lead electric & acoustic guitars]:Reggie Young [electric guitar]; John Christopher [acoutic guitar]; Bobby Wood [piano and electric piano]; Bobby Emmons [piano]; Mike Leech [organ] ; Gene Chrisman [bass]; Hayward Bishop [drums]; Howard "Speedy" McNatt [violin]; Leo LeBlanc [steel guitar]; Markie Markowitz [trumpet]; Phil Olivella [clarinet]
RECORDING STUDIO: American Sound Studios Additional Recording: Atlantic Recording Studios.
RECORDING ENGINEER: Stan Kesler (American); Gene Paul (Atlantic)
Remix engineer: Arif Marden

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SIZE: 12 "
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
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LOCATION: Memphis, TN
RECORDING PERSONNEL: See Signpost LP "O'Keefe" (SP 8404)
RECORDING STUDIO:American Sound Studio
RECORDING ENGINEER: Gene Paul

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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[HEAR IT HERE] "The Valentine...."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDQgfAywNa0

[HEAR IT HERE] "Goodtime......."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDQgfAywNa0

 

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LOCATION: Memphis, TN
RECORDING PERSONNEL: See Signpost LP "O'Keefe"  (SP 8404)
RECORDING STUDIO: American Sound Studios
RECORDING ENGINEER: Gene Paul

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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1.) A - A promo disc

2.) A - B retail disc

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A-SIDE COMPOSER: D. O'Keefe
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SIZE:7"
SPEED:45 rpm
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From the album Breezy Stories (Atlantic SD 7264)

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Side One
1. Angel Spread Your Wings (Danny O'Keefe)
2. Magdelena (Danny O'Keefe)
3. Junkman (Danny O'Keefe)
4. Portrait In Black Velvet (Danny O'Keefe)
5. She Said "Drive On, Driver" (Danny O'Keefe)

Side Two
1. Steppin' Out Tonight (Danny O'Keefe)
2. If Ya Can't Boogie, Woogie (You Sure Can't Rock & Roll) (Danny O'Keefe)
3. Mad Ruth/The Babe (Danny O'Keefe)
4. Catfish (Danny O'Keefe)
5. The Edge (Danny O'Keefe)
6. Farewell To Storyville (Good Time Flat Blues) (Spencer Williams)

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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
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A-SIDE MATRIX: ST - A - 732881 - BB
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: ^ 18095 (1)

B-SIDE MATRIX: ST - B - 732882 - BB
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE: ^ 18095 - X (1)

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LOCATION: Seattle. WA
RECORDING PERSONNEL: Joe Johansen (guitar)
RECORDING STUDIO: Audio RecordIng, Inc.
RECORDING ENGINEER: Kearney Barton

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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1.) A - B retail disc. Beige/tan label background. Brown numerals and lettering.

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1.) ^90920
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Danny O'Keefe
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1.) ^90920
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Danny O'Keefe
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MISC NOTES: Promo A - A  mono/stereo disc. Not known if A - B retail disc pressed/released.

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SIZE:7"
SPEED:45 rpm
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A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:^97417
A-SIDE COMPOSER:Danny O'keefe
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B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:^97417
B-SIDE COMPOSER:Danny  O'Keefe

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Side One
l.  Don't Wake Me In The Morning
2. Today One Day Later
3. Baby
4. 3:10 Smokey Thursday
5. Saturday Morning Blues
6. Graveyard Pistol

Side Two
l.  Goodtime Charlie's Got The Blues
2. That Old Sweet Song
4, Rainmaker's Daughter
5. Blackstone Ferry

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FORMAT: disc
SIZE:12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
DISC NOTES:All songs by Danny O'Keefe.

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A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: ^177600 (1)

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B-SIDE STAMPER CODE: ^20442-X

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SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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MISC NOTES: All song lyrics and artist photo on record sleeve

Side One
1. The Runaway
2. Islands
3. On Discovering A Missing Person
4. The Hereafter
5. You Look Just Like A Girl Again

Side Two
1. All My Friends
2. Plastic Saddle
3. In Northern California (Where The Palm Tree Meets The Pine)
5. American Roulette
6. Just Jones

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SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
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A-SIDE MATRIX: BS - 1 -  3050 LW - 1  Save The Whale
A-SIDE COMPOSER: All songs by Danny O'Keefe

B-SIDE MATRIX: BS - 2 - 3050 LW - 1
B-SIDE COMPOSER: All songs by Danny O'Keefe

MISC NOTES:

Also issued in dj format: "The Runaway" / "The Runaway (Edit)"

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Side A
1. Knockin' On The Door
2. The American Dream
3. Hey Gypsy, Where You Goin'
4. New Sweet Rolling

Side B
1. So Long Ago And Far Away
2. Death Insurance Blues
3. Witch Girl's Blues
4. Diamond Joe
5. Little Boy Blue
6. Steel Guitar

LOCATION: Seattle, WA
RECORDING PERSONNEL:
RECORDING STUDIO: Audio Recording / ???? 1966 - 1969
RECORDING ENGINEER: Kearney Barton / Michael Leary

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
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A-SIDE MATRIX: FA 7721 - A  (etched wax); F A - 7721 (label)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: L - 1437
A-SIDE COMPOSER: All Selections by Danny O'Keefe
A-SIDE PUBLISHER:  All songs Road Canon - Warner / Tamberlane Music (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX: FA 7721 - B (etched wax); FA - 7721 (label)
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE: L - 1437 - X
B-SIDE COMPOSER: All Selections by Danny O'Keefe
B-SIDE PUBLISHER:  All songs Road Canon - Warner / Tamberlane Music (BMI)

MISC NOTES:  Promo sampler of songs previously released on four different labels.  According to liner notes disc not released in retail format.

Side 1
1. The Road
2. Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues
3. Valentine Pieces
4. Magdalena
5. Angel, Spread Your Wings
6. Mad Ruth/The Babe

 

Side 2
1. So Long Harry Truman
2. Quits
3. Steel Guitar
4. The Runaway
5. Islands
6. You Look Just Like A Girl Again

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SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
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A-SIDE MATRIX:  PRO - A - 1  760 RE 1 M1
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: ^24049
A-SIDE COMPOSER: All songs by Danny O'Keefe
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B-SIDE MATRIX: PRO - A - 2   760 RE 1 M1
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE: ^24049 - X
B-SIDE COMPOSER: All songs by Danny O'Keefe
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MISC NOTES

:Promo A-A disc.likely from lp entitled The Day To Day.  Not known if A-B retail disc pressed/released

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SIZE:7"
SPEED:45 rpm
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:The Day To Day

[HEAR IT HERE] "Someday"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ny5jTyNcN1E

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A-SIDE COMPOSER:D. O'Keefe - W. Braun
A-SIDE PUBLISHER:Bicameral Songs/Slavestone Music (BMI)

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B-SIDE COMPOSER:D.O'Keefe - W. Braun
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Bicameral Songs/Slavestone Music (BMI)

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Side One
l.  Call The Nomads (D. O'keefe - W. Braun)
2. Protection (D. O'keefe)
3. The Prize (D. O'Keefe)
4. Hold Your Fire (D. O'Keefe)

Side Two
l. Along For The Ride (D. O'Keefe)
2. Night School (D. O'Keefe)
3. Someday (D. O'Keefe - W. Braun)
4. If It Weren't For The Rain (D. O'Keefe)
5. The Sidewalk Symphony (D. O'Keefe)

LOCATION: CA / CA
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RECORDING STUDIO: Warner Bros./Amigo Studios - Hitsville Studios
RECORDING ENGINEER: Mark Linette/Paul Brown - Tony Pelusa/Ralph Sutton

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SIZE: 12"
SPEED:33 1/3 rpm
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Audiophile 12: Single

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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 12
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
DISC NOTES: Promotional disc from the album The Day To Day

A-SIDE MATRIX: 5387 - A
A-SIDE COMPOSER: D. O'Keefe - W. Braun

B-SIDE MATRIX: 5387 - A
B-SIDE COMPOSER: D. O'Keefe - W. Braun

#[No # On Disc Label]
1986 - 11

MISC NOTES:

LOCATION: Redmond, WA
RECORDING PERSONNEL: Danny O'Keefe [lead vocal, acoustic and electric guitar]; Ann (Dan) Dean [bass guitar]; Chris Leighton [drums]; Beth Chandler [keyboards]; Joe Pepp [slide guitar]; Carolee Mayne, James Lee Stanley, Laurie Hare [background vocals]
RECORDING STUDIO: Triad Recording
RECORDING ENGINEER: Lary Nefsger

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
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Side One, Track #1 on compilation lp FM 99 KEZX Album Project Second Edition

COMPOSER: Danny O'Keefe - Kay Chater
PUBLISHER:  Bicameral Songs and Vogue Music /Welk Music Group (BMI)

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