ADVENTURERS, The

Homebase: Auburn, WA.
Stats: 1959-61
Misc Notes: As seen in photo: Joe Johansen (guitar), Bill Hahn (guitar), Art Pease (drums), Keith Shoemaker (sax), and Wayne Rolfe (keys). The Adventurers also recorded discs backing other local artists.
SEE ALSO:
1.)  Little Bill (Topaz)
2.)  Ware, Curtis (KayBee)

Original members:
Joe Johansen (guitar)
Keith Shoemaker (sax)
Wayne Rolfe (keyboards)
Bill Hahn (guitar)
Art Pease (drums)

Second Lineup (1960...)
John Stone (vocals / manager)
Bill Engelhart (vocals)
Jim Michaelson (saxophone)
Wayne Rolfe (keyboards)
Bill Hahn (bass)
Tommy Vallison (drums)

Other Members:
Nancy Claire (vocals)
Steve Valley (guitar)
Brady Anderson (guitar)
Buck England (keyboards)
Dave Kennedy (keyboards)
Evan "Brownie" Brown (drums)
Don Gardner (drums)
Bernie Ledinas (drums)

The Adventurers

The Adventurers 1961: Brady Anderson, Tommy Vallisen, Nancy Claire, Jim Michaelson, and Bill Hahn.

"In 1959 I was working at Boeing and looking for a way to quit and get a job drumming. I met a guy at work who had a friend that was a member of the Adventurers. He told the band he knew a guy who had drums and a meeting was set. The deal was that they were the back-up band for Jockey John Stone and he was headed for American Bandstand. I played several jobs with them but was out of my league at that time. At a job out in the boon-docks they were pushing me to "get with it" and I stuck a stick through the snare. The rest of the night was a bust as far as I was concerned and I think for them also. I left them a short time later and joined a group that was started by a guy named Ramirez."

Don Gardner, May 2007 correspondence with pnwbands.com website, (courtesy of webmaster Sam Carlson)

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"Little Bill Engelhart sang the vocals on 'Louie Louie' with the Adventurers. Bill Hahn and I played together until 1979 when he moved to California, where he died in about 1980-81. We had a club band, mostly trio, called the Classics with a piano player named Dorin Robinson. We were together from 1967 to 1979."

Art Pease, correspondence with pnwbands.com website, (courtesy of webmaster Sam Carlson)

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"The above is the group I sang with after I left the Blue Notes."

Little Bill Engelhart, July 2014 correspondence with pnwbands.com website, (courtesy of webmaster Sam Carlson)

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LABEL
SERIAL
DATE

MISC NOTES:

LOCATION: Seattle, WA
RECORDING PERSONNEL: Joe Johansen (guitar), Bill Hahn (guitar), Art Pease (drums), Keith Shoemaker (sax), and Wayne Rolfe (keys).
RECORDING STUDIO:
RECORDING ENGINEER:

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES:

A-SIDE MATRIX: A-11
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: A-11
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Hahn - Johansen - Rolfe
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Bonnie Dee Music (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX: A-12
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE A-12
A-SIDE COMPOSER:  Rolfe - Hahn - Johansen
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Bonnie Dee Music (BMI)

MISC NOTES:

1RA.) Monarch Records pressing #s: ^36606 / ^36606 - X (Aug. - Sep., 1960)

LOCATION:
RECORDING PERSONNEL:
RECORDING STUDIO:
RECORDING ENGINEER:

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES:

Known Label Designs: 
1RA.) A - B retail label. lst "Dolphinesque/Doltonesque" design. Dark blue  background. Silver logo area, numerals and lettering.

"Little Genie" Album Reissues: 
1964.] Side One, Track #5 on compilation lp The Original Great Northwest Hits - Volume I (Jerden JRL - 7001 / JRL - 7001 - S)

A-SIDE MATRIX:
1RA.) 5-A
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1RA.) JERDEN - 45 - 5A (etched)
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Johansen - Valeson - Stone
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Burdette Music (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX:
1RA.) 5-B
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1RA.) JERDEN - 45 - 5B (etched)
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Rolfe - Hahn - Michaelson
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Burdette Music (BMI)

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: Bud Sloan
A-SIDE PUBLISHER:

B-SIDE MATRIX:
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
B-SIDE COMPOSER:
B-SIDE PUBLISHER:

MISC NOTES:

Never issued in 45 rpm format

LOCATION:
RECORDING PERSONNEL:
RECORDING STUDIO:
RECORDING ENGINEER:

FORMAT: compact disc (cd)
DISC NOTES:

COMPOSER:
PUBLISHER:

MISC NOTES:

LOCATION: Seattle, WA
RECORDING PERSONNEL: The Adventurers
RECORDING STUDIO: Audio Recording, Inc.
RECORDING ENGINEER: Kearney Barton

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
DISC NOTES:

Side One Track #3 compilation lp Stomp! Norton Records NW 906, 2001

A-SIDE MATRIX: NW 906 - A

MISC NOTES:

LOCATION: Seattle, WA
RECORDING PERSONNEL: The Adventurers
RECORDING STUDIO: Audio Recording, Inc.
RECORDING ENGINEER: Kearney Barton

FORMAT: disc
SIZE:12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
DISC NOTES:

Side One Track #2 compilation lp Stomp! Norton Records, NW 906 2001

A-SIDE MATRIX: NW 906 - A

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