Scrantonian Tribune from Scranton, Pennsylvania on February 5, 1978 · 20
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Sunday, February 5, 1978
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I- l. 1070 Tile Si riiiituniiin s' Nashville Sound 6FceU the Music The Nashville Sound and the logistics of packaging that sound for public consumption provided the raw material for a year long study by l)r Richard A Thompson, associate professor of anthropology at the University of Arizona For the better part of 1077, Thompson was in Nashville interviewing and observing composers, agents, engineers, session musicians the nuts and bolts people - to find out how the industry ticks The study, funded by a grant from the National F ndowment for the Humanities, enabled Thompson to combine his lifelong interest in country music with his career as an anthropologist Although he is. still muddling through" the data he collected, he shared some of the highlights if his findings Not too long ago the music was called (owboy nr "Hillbilly" or referred to as "Hit kickin music (using a lessre-fined version of the term) Now it is known as Country Western or, simply, as ( ountry The Nashville Sound is not really the sound of "unlettered" musicians who dont know that much about formal music , it is the sound of musicians so accustomed to working together and so cognizant of trends in mode rn music that they seem to know instinctively what the ingredients are for making a hit song and how to put them together, said Thompson Chicago's Golden Ticket to Ride -The highest paid personal-irlic ity on the scene is Charlie Pnde, Nashville's most popular black singer. Thompson said ' informed estimates" place his concert date fee at $10,000 Merle Haggtfrd reportedly gets $23,000 for a live performance T op female money maker is Loretta Lynn who earns SIS, 000 to $20,000 for a concert Thompson said there is obvious "sexism" in the whole music scene, not just Country, with male performers able to command higher fees than female performers of equal stature The music evolved from at least two different strains, one of which is "pure country" Appalachian Mountain music of the southeastern United States, later dubbed Blue Grass music The other strain is classic Western music, the cowboy folk songs of the Tex Hitter, Gene Autry genre The Country Music Industry in Nashville pumps $500 million aitothe local economy annually There are 100 recording studios, 20 of which are "mainline " Only 10 t.o 25 percent of the records cut in 20,000 annual recording sessions are released Others are released but not promoted, they are cut to fulfill contract obligations but if they don't have good market potential the records are left to "languish on the shelf " There are approximately 150 musicians who make a fulltime living as session (studio) musicians (two of whom are women) They do one to three sessions a day and earn from $15,000 to more than $100,000 a year, plus a small fraction of the royalties F,lvis Presley is credited with the development d the rec- ('ountry records account for 10 to 20 percent of the total record sales in America, a sizeable chunk considering the remainder includes classical , pop, jazz, rock, folk, blues, opera and non-musical recordings Thompson, who hopes his findings will eventually appear in bxik form, said, "The market has increased slowly over the years Other music idioms have come and gone but Country has never lost ground I believe this is because it expresses powerful human sentiments, it is the music of the people By SUE BYROM Pop Scene Columnist After nearly a decade together and with their albums selling stronger than ever ( hicngo remain one of the most consistently successful groups in music today With the exception of an additional percussionist, the original line-up has remained the same, no mean feat On their longevity, trumpet player Lee l.oughane commented recently "We respect each other as musicians, which I think is important, and weve learned each others good and bad points If theres a problem, well sit there and argue for a while and work it out " Audiences never seem to tire of their music, and Madison Square Garden honored the group with a "Golden Ticket" award to commemorate the fact that in over nine sell out appearances at the Garden, they sold over ISO, 000 tickets For the future, Lee envisages million plus sellers in Britain "Less touring, more music, since the singles chart started, Were going to pick lours We "Mull of Kintyre" being the want to try to put something to- 17th There were no million sel-gether where we present ourse- lersat all between 1968 and 1074. Ives in a different way. All we Anglophiles who might like to need is the time We try biswitch know the holder of the record as much as we can but the audl- prior to Wings record will enjoy ences still want a lot of the old the irony that a song called "She material we always end our set Loves You" was the lod with 25 Or 6 To 4 and Im sure a lot of people have heard that but it never fails to work " Terry Kath, lead guitarist for Chicago, died accidentally Jan. 25 when a gun he was toying with discharged Wings Paul McCartney and Wings, it would seem, never do things by halves Having finally seen "Mull Of Kintyre go to the top of the British charts, giving the band their first homeland No I, the single has now gone on to become the biggest-selling ever in the U K According to one chart source, there have only been 16 Hazleton Art Show Planned The Hazleton Art Leagues 23rd Regional Art Exhibition, to be held at 225 E Broad St , Hazleton, April 15 through 28is open for competition to artists within a 100-milc radius of Hazleton in Luzerne County Sculpture, paintings, drawings and graphics (no crafts or photographs) may be submitted with a maximum of three per artist Works must be delivered to the Hazleton Art League, 225 E. Broad St , April I and 2 between RENE WAL Sister Regina Kelly, right, and Joanne Snopek, coordinator, discuss the spiritual renewal retreat program for single persons at Our Lady of Fatima Center. Fatima Center Offering Singles Spiritual Retreat ord industry in the city Before 9a m and5p m Nowork will be his time, Country performers accepted after that time and were usually flown to New York to record but when Elvis insisted on recording in Nashville, they recorded in Nashville. After "Heartbreak Hotel" was cut in a Methodist church, the record companies started setting up studios in the city Most of the musicians dont read music, they do head" arrangements or use the "Nashville Number System," a system of numbering chord changes which dates back to the vocal group who accompanied Presley in the 1950s. non-refundable entry fees are payable upon delivery No mail or express deliveries can be accepted it is important that artists interested in competing in this exhibition write to Miss E Ruth Howe, 438 W Broad St , Hazleton, Pa 18201, for brochures containing full conditions as no works will be accepted without official entry forms Awards totaling $1,400 will be made, including three purchase awards Top prize will be a $500 U S Savings Bond Our Lady of Fatima, the Scranton Catholic Diocese Center for spiritual fetreat, is offering a weekend single retreat program under the direction of Rev Joseph Streit and Sister Regina Kelly, RSM Under the theme, "Life and Laving . . . The Christian Challenger, the program will begin Friday at 7 p m and run to Sunday, Feb 12, at 2 p m. Makes Home Atop Garage GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (UPI ) Its a dogs life atop the' old Skaff garage but Caesar, the stray beagle, apparently loves it Sitting atop the decrepit parking garage, Caesar surveys his empire a large pile of debris in the downtown area Caesar, so named by a 10-man INCLUDES SOFA, LOVE SEAT, CHAIR, 3 TABLES & 2 LAMPS demolition team from the Caesar Wrecking Co , is a homeless black, white and brown beagle. Several people tried to claim Caesar this week, but the dog just stared, then walked away The wrecking crew found Caesar two weeks ago on the top floor of the garage, which stood 12 stories high before demolition got under way. "We adopted him as our mascot, said crew member James Boudreaux For a homeless dog, Caesar eats quite well. f "I sometimes bring him hamburger or steak, Boudreaux said And he just wolfs it down " Caesar isnt a very friendly pooch When people come near him, he turns away and hides behind piles of lumber littering the garage roof At least one woman drove 25 miles to see if Caesar was her lost dog, Sounder Arlin Whip of Wayland said shed recognize Sounder who disappeared several weeks ago anywhere "The dog had a wart on his nose and there was a scar there, she said And there also was a lump in his tail where it had been broken once. "We put the dog on the floor and it just stood there," said blockbuster as performed by the Beatles At least McCartney is keeping in the family. Shaun Cassidy Shaun Cassidy, who just been awarded a platinum for over a million sales of his LP "Born Late" (making it two platinum albums in arow), has scheduled his first concert tour of the U S The tour will kick off in Salt Lake City, Utah, on February 4, moving onto to Michigan, Vir ginia and New York at the be ginning of March, and ending at Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, on April 2. Cassidy is fitting in these concerts on week ends the only time he has left after fulfilling his filming schedule on "The Hardy Boys B.T.O. B T 0 , previously known as Bachman, Turner Overdive, have now re-formed after the departure of Randy Bachman, and are due to make their first public appearance at the Warehouse in New Orleans on February 4. The date will see new member Jim Clench making his debut as a co-lead vocalist and bass guitarist Fred Tuner is now the other lead-vocalist and guitarist, with BlairThornton on guitar and Robbie Bachman on drums BTO's first album since the re-forming is called "Street Action and will be released on February 13 Apart from the New Orleans date, there are no present plans to tour Henry Winkler After much will he-wont-hc speculation, Henry Winkler has decided to -re-sign for another year as the Fonz on the hit show, "Happy Days "Last year Winkler had said that he was undecided about another year because he wanted to concentrate on making movies Bearing in mind the less-than-ecstatic reviews he received for his recently released movie, "Heroes, ther's bound to be some comment about whether or not Winkler decided to stay with a role that he knows is a hit, rather risk the less secure field of films MUSICAL TICKET HOLDERS Super group Chicago recently received a Golden Ticket award from Madison Square for selling over 18,000 tickets over a nine-day period. (From left to right: Top Daniel Seraphine, Laudir De Oliveira, Leo Laughnane, the late Terry Kath. Bottom Peter Walt Parazaider, James Pankow, Robert Lamm). Local Cancer Society Selling Valentine Cards for Funds The Lackawanna unit of the American Cancer Society is taking orders for American Cancer Society valentines. The valentines are featured this year by the ACS as a novel fund-raising project Each valentine bears a message of hope, addressed to the individual whom you have in mind Miss Chesmck, recently selected as Miss Hope of Lackawanna County for 1978, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs Albert Chesmck, Box 12, Union Dale. As Miss Hope, Miss Chesmck will (jerve as a symbol of hope to cancer patients in Lackawanna County She will represent the county ACS unit at public education programs, special events, such as the upcoming Daffodil Days, and at the "Miss Hope of Pennsylvania" selection program in March. Patricia is a graduate of Forest City Regional High School She is a semor at Community Medical Center School of Nursing, Scranton Persons interested in ordering American Cancer Society valentines are asked to contact the ACS office at 602 Cedar Ave , Scranton. Proceeds of the Lackawanna unit's valentine sale will go towards cancer research and the offsetting of expenses incurred m educational programs, rehabilitation services and transportation of local cancer patients by the ACS. These services are offered to the public free of charge. The American Cancer Society receives no funds from United Way. HOPEFUL VALENTINE - Patricia Chesmck. Miss Hope of Lackawanna County, displays an enlarged replica of the American Cancer Society valentine. For Sale: Luck Harolds mail order business perked up when he began offering "lucky stones for sale. But postal authorities soon haled CMC Seminar d Is Wednesday Community Medical Centers him into court on a charge of program for continuing medical mail fraud. "It's a phony deal, they told the judge. "Obviously no one can promise good luck from mere rocks." But when Harold pointed out that he made no specific claims for the stones beyond their name, the court tossed out the charge. There is nothing immoral," said the court, in the belief that gems or amulets affect the wearer's fortunes; if the (defendant) wishes to sell lucky rocks for what they are, without lying about them, (he) is not acting fraudulently." The case illustrates the fine line the law must draw in decid- education will sponsor a physicians seminar on "Sepsis in the Newborn Wednesday from 11 am tol:30pm.intheSchoolof Nursing Auditorium. Guest lecturer will be Dr Paul Branca, associate professor of pediatrics at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia. Discussion leader will be Dr Vincent Ro6s, a Scranton pediatrician. CMCs physicians seminars are approved for two hours of Category I credits by the American Academy of Family Practice, the Pennsylvania Medical Society, A CONVENIENCE FOOD STORE OPEN 7 DAYS a WEEK: 7.. -II I 702 S. Main in Hyde Park teaturing a brand-new complete DELI DEPARTMENT PM J COLO CUTS PREPARE0 SALADS FRESH CHEESE H0A6IES PIZZA FRANKS BACON VAC PACK WINDSOR SHAD0WBR00K HOT DOG OR Hamburger Buns SOFT DRINK Dr. Pepper .... Iriri f vlfn lirp Sun., hb ....3 8-CI.$j Pkgs. . i thru Sul. I6-0Z. Btls. 99 Itb. I III,. ing when the mails have been Werner Paas, superintendent of .used to cheat the public. Con-thedemohtioncrew Shecalled sider another, contrasting case: and the animal just looked. If Here a man offered by mail she had been the owner, that dog to do psychic readings that would have recognized her The would reveal "the whole truth dog looked scared to death " about a persons future. His Mrs Whip, however, was not disheartened She still thinks Caesar is Sounder "Dogs are just like people," she said "Sometimes it takes a while for them to warm up after seeing their owners fora while. List Schedule For Bookmobile The schedule for the Bookmobile of the Scranton Public Library for the week follows: Monday, 9 30 to 1, St. Marys School, Old Forge; 1:30 to 2, Taylor Day Care Center. Tuesday, 4 to 7, Moscow. Wednesday, 10 to 12, Prescott Annex; 2. 45 to4. IS, River Street and S. Irving Avenue. Thursday, 9. IS to 1:30, St. Mary's School, Dunmore; 3 to 4 IS, Oram Street and Lincoln Avenue. i Friday, 9 30to2 30, Archbald, 200 Church Street. TRIBUNE CLASSIFIED ADS BRING BEST RESULTS readings were supposed to be based on date of birth, sex, and race But all the man really did was to send out an identical form letter to everybody. . This time a jury found him guilty of "conscious and intentional fraud in promising to do things he did not intend to do. And a woman ran afoul of the postal laws by operating a service for the lovelorn. Her technique was to pull in members with teaser ads such as "Wealthy manufacturer wishes to meet congenial, home-loving wife" or Wealthy young widow seeks husband and adviser. But in fact she never introduced anybody to anybody, contenting herself with simply pocketing the membership fees. F inding her guilty of mail fraud, a court said "the scheme cannot be said in any sense to be a bona fide matrimonial bureau. A public service feature of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and your local bar association. Questions or comments should be addressed to the "Family Lawyer la care of the Scranton! an. L I1 American Bsr AMooeiran WITH THE LENTEN SEASON STARTING NEXT WEDNESDAY 'flip frifamp AND THE SCRANTONIAN WILL PRESENT A SERIES OF ARTICLES ENTITLE. . . LENTEN LIGHTS THAT ILL CUSJIM E DAILY RIGHT I P TO EASTER SIM) AY This special senes of mspirationol stones for Lenten reodirvg will deal with the ongtn, meoning ond observance of this annual period of spiritual renewal os witnessed throughout the centuries The senes will be written by Rev Horry Everett 8 rooks, columnist, preocher and widely traveled observer in Europeon countries The Rev Mr 8rooks is pastor emeritus of Asbury United Methodist Church of Scranton Dor miss this inspirotionol feoture beginning Ash Wednesdoy, Feb. 8, through latter Sunday, Morch 26, hi your Tribune ond Scrontoeton. 1 I -A A. ,

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