Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Chicken Mash

Dennis Weaver


The Chicken Mash / The Apes
 Hal Moffett-Bob Summers
Exbrook Music, BMI
Produced by Hal Moffett
Eva 103
Box 2921, Hollywood 28, Calif. 
Dennis Weaver, of part-American Indian background, served as a pilot in the U.S. Navy during World War II.  He was a struggling actor in Hollywood in 1955, earning $60 a week delivering flowers when he was offered $300 a week for a role in a new CBS television series, Gunsmoke (1955). After nine years as Chester, who he played with a stiff-legged gait, he was earning $9,000 a week.

Mainly known as actor, Dennis Weaver was also a musician.  In 1958, he formed a singing trio with Milburn Stone and Amanda Blake. In 1960, the trio broke the house record for the Albuquerque Arena during the New Mexico State Fair.   Dennis Weaver recorded three albums of country music in the seventies.

Dennis Weaver discography
1959 — Cascade 5906 : Girls (Wuz Made To Be Loved) / Michael Finniga
1963 — Eva 103  : The Apes  Chicken Mash
1963 — Warner Bros 5352 The Sinking Of The Reuben James/ Genesis Through Exodus
1969 — Century City  : Days Like These / Cobwebs Of Your Mind
1973 —  Im'press 716  : 20th Century Man / No Name
1975 —  Ovation 1056 : Hubbardville Store / Prairie Dog Blues

1972 —  Im'press 1614  Dennis Weaver
1974  — ABC 847 : People Songs
1975  — Ovation 1440 One More Road

1 comment:

  1. Very nice. Explains why that truck driver tried so hard to run him off the road to his death...