The Fabulous Dudes

Sad news: guest lead vocalist Bobby Nelson, who sang on "The Fabulous Dudes" and "Wendy," passed away on July 26, 2018. In tribute, "Wendy," which appears on the CD below with essentially a demo instrumental track behind it, now has a full band and has been uploaded to Soundcloud. Here it here:  https://soundcloud.com/country-paul and enjoy Bobby's great rock 'n' roll voice in a new setting!


New original songs by THE FABULOUS DUDES, written and produced in 1950s and 1960s group-harmony (doo-wop) styles. Had they come out "at the right time," we think that most of these songs would have been hits. Never giving up the dream, we're extending the fun, excitement and beauty of that music into the present with authentic yet creative new tracks: lush ballads, rock & roll, even a little rockabilly.
We DO make them like they used to!!
 
           
 

Hear and download tracks or buy the CD at http://fabulousdudes.bandcamp.com and
Also on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon

 

 

 

A Holiday Editorial Comment: It has been a bit difficult to get into the holiday spirit this year. It’s not about a specific religion, as every major faith and culture notes some kind of solstice observation, but the season’s spirituality seems to keep getting more deeply buried. Strident commercialism, polarized politics and partial collapse of the social contract seem to have pushed the holidays’ true meaning into deep background. So many charities and politicians have been begging incessantly to meet artificial deadlines “or the matching fund expires” (really, if they’re a few dollars short of their goal, will the matching donor really walk away?), and every imaginable retailer is having a now-or-never sale followed by yet another one. Black Friday and traffic jams almost subsumed Thanksgiving, once the last uncommercialized holiday, and now the Christmas/Hanukkah/solstice season now seems to be measured by how much one buys or “gifts.” (Note from my late English-teacher mother: “gift” is not a verb.)

It’s hard to remember that there is still good in the world which one can find if one looks for it, and that life doesn’t have to be a zero-sum game. Perhaps our view is colored by friends and family passing, other friends moving, and so on. But my wife decorated our Christmas tree, we lit our menorah, we have great friends here and around the country and world, we try to focus on doing things rather than amassing stuff, and we are doing our best to stay optimistic. Good friends and good adventures go a long way to make that happen. And making what we hope is good music helps it all go down more smoothly! Thank you all.

Best wishes of the season,

Paul