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Catalog #BB 110

SURE THING

1981 - 1982

BILL & BARRY

 

1981 and 1982 was probably the most prolific period for Bill Kern and Barry Knoedl. Within this 2 year period, Bill & Barry recorded 40 songs, including 32 originals. In addition, they produced almost 60 songs by Jimi Lalumia & The Psychotic Frogs, The Noogs, John Sheridan, Dwight Hobbes, Fran Parker, and a few others. Many of Dwight Hobbes songs were co-compositions by Dwight and either Bill or Barry, and all of Fran's songs were originals by Bill or Barry.

Bill, Barry, and Ralph were in the studio at least 2 days a week over this 2 year period, working on Bill & Barry material. Many major artists are not afforded the amount of studio time that they logged at this time.

Just about all of these tracks began with just Bill playing drums, and Barry playing bass. There are a few exceptions. Sometimes Barry would start on piano with drums, and Bill would overdub the bass. In the case of "Cashing In" & "Sure Thing," neither Bill nor Barry plays any instrument on the tracks. For the sake of a different feel, they brought in Michael D'Ambrosio on drums, Bobby D'Ambrosio on bass, and Thorne Ventura on guitar. Bill & Barry later did all the vocals, and brought in Thorne and Ray Knoedl to finish of the tracks with some great guitar work.

It is with great pride and pleasure that we present the entire Bill & Barry collection, digitally remixed.

SONG SELECTIONS

 

   

mp3's

When Someone Does This To You (Kern) Add to Cart
I Think It's Best (Kern - Knoedl) Add to Cart
Cashing In (Kern) Add to Cart
Sure Thing (Knoedl) Add to Cart
Murder Mystery (Kern) Add to Cart
We've Been Together So Long (Kern) Add to Cart
Always (Knoedl) Add to Cart
Slow Down (Knoedl) Add to Cart
Michael (Kern) Add to Cart
Leaving Here Today (Kern) Add to Cart
I Don't Need You (Knoedl) Add to Cart
Nothing But Heartaches (Kern) Add to Cart

 

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Credits

Barry Knoedl - Vocals, Keyboards, Bass, & Percussion

Bill Kern - Vocals, Guitars, Drums, Bass, & Percussion

Produced by Barry & Bill

Additional Musicians
Ray Knoedl - Lead Guitars
Thorne Ventura - Lead Guitars
Jimmy Yaeger - Synthesizers
John Sheridan - Drums
Michael D'Ambrosio - Drums
Bobby D'Ambrosio - Bass
Fran Parker - Backing Vocals
Ralph Mori - Backing Vocals

Engineered & Mixed by Barry Knoedl
Additional Engineers
2nd Engineer - Ralph Mori
Recorded & Mixed at Kno Studio, Patchogue, NY; Medford, NY; Tyler TX

Copyright 2013 Beat Bad Records

All songs Big Baad Jams - BMI

 


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