Friday, April 30, 2010

The Shift (vocal Arlo Dee)

The Charms original five members consisted of Al Finney on Guitar, Maury Finney on Saxophone, Louise Finney on Piano, Renaud on drums and Arlo "Dee" Dinusson on bass guitar.

In 1961, the group was signed to a record deal by Jerry Diamond, a Hallock businessman, who distributed records regionally under the name "Jay Dee Records." Diamond took the group to Minneapolis to the Kay Bank Recording Company to record four records that would be released on the Jay Dee label.

Performing is where The Charms became a household name. The group played for crowds all around northwest Minnesota and eastern North Dakota, including places like the Crystal Ballroom1 in Fargo, N.D., the Maple Lake Pavilion and the Battle Lake Pavilion. On one occasion, The Charms opened for the Everly Brothers in front of a capacity crowd at the Maple Lake Pavilion.

More about the Charms HERE



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