Carter ~ Keyboards
several 45's among which included:
"Tiny Tony" Smith
Dave Child ~ Bass
Lee Davis ~ Saxophone, Vocals
Dave Romano ~ Guitar
George B. Mitroff ~ Keyboards
Scott Morris ~ Drums
Woodrow Wilson "Woody Carr" Mosley ~ Vocals
Mike Newkirk ~ Bass
Anthony "Tiny Tony" Smith ~ Vocals
Gary Snyder ~ Bass
John Steen ~ Guitar
Georgia Vickers ~ Vocals
"Theme for Mr. Nobody"
several 45's among which included:
In Memory of
Anthony "Tiny Tony" Smith
In the El Caminos (aka The Entertainer's & Woody Carr), Scott Morris, the drummer, was the one person who lasted through all the changes (except for a short hitch in the reserve, when rim shot Mike filled in.
Scott and I were stolen from the "Tremblers" and added to a group which became the "El Caminos". In late '61 I ended up in the Army for three years. When I got back, Scott was still drummin' away. Everyone else was different. It was still the El Caminos. I joined as keyboard player.
One of my favorite gigs were at the BFD (R&R Church in downtown Seattle, and a battle with The Dynamics at Parker's. Of course it wasn't a real battle. The Dynamics were more polished from the start, but our lead vocal, Woody could hold his own, or more, against Jimmy Hanna.
All of us with daytime gigs too, our idea of going' on the road was Friday night in Walla Walla, and Saturday night in Lewiston, Idaho, or.... Friday night in Port Angeles, then Saturday nit in Neah Bay. I remembered the time we left Neah Bay for Seattle, got halfway to Seattle in the Big Red Band Truck, before we noticed that Woody wasn't in the truck. Guys in back thought he was up front, guys up front thought he was in back.
We faded in and out of obscurity in the Northwest until '68, when, as all bands, do, we broke up, leaving our second name "The Entertainers with Woody Carr, and our short moment in the sun, to slip away into the night.
Scott, the only level-headed member of the band (and keeper of the books & money), was to help many of us reunite after almost 40 years. It was the greatest get-together. Far Out! Outta Site, Man!
So, to all my fellow band mates, Scott, Dick E., Mark W., Mike N., John S., Woody Carr, Tiny Tony, Georgia, Dave C, Dave R., Micky E., Gary Snyder, & Gary Stackhouse....,..from me, Gary (Baron Von*) Carter, I'll be seein' ya when I see ya. Hey, at the tender age of 66, I'm startin' to think the next time I see any of you will be in ...Rock & Roll Heaven.
We called ourselves "The El Caminos", none of us seeing that we had repeated ourselves... in that "El" is Spanish for "The". arrrghhh. Micky E., our sax, should have known. He was from California.
Gary Carter, July 2009
We played a gig at a junior high school in the north end of Seattle one weekend, and a bunch of kids came up on our break and asked if a girl they knew could sing a song with us. We said ok. I think she sang... "To know him is to love him." She was in the 9th grade but looked like a senior in high school and had a great voice. She ended up singing with the band, along with Tiny Tony. I remember several gigs at the Sand Point Navel Air Station Club, where we were well liked.
Gary Carter, December 2010
Gary mentions “Georgia” as a singer with the band and in an update, later about the girl who came up on stage and sang with the band during a dance in the North end of Seattle. Well, that girl is me, Georgia Vickers. I would love to be in contact with Gary, if he is still in the Seattle area. Wow...many years have passed since those fun times!
Georgia Vickers, February 2014
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