Psychedelic-Rock'n'roll: The Immigrants - Immigrants '66 (CRUDE 60s GARAGE US 1966)

10 January 2010

The Immigrants - Immigrants '66 (CRUDE 60s GARAGE US 1966)


immigrants,immigrants 66,psychedelic-rocknroll,starburst,front"THE IMMIGRANTS - IMMIGRANTS '66" (CRUDE 60s GARAGE US 1966)

"The Immigrants" are a quintet of students G. Raymond Leavitt (lead guitar), Dave Mckay (bass guitar), Nick Perron (drums), Dick Reilly (vocals and guitar) and Ed Reilly (keyboards) based at Wesleyan University in Salina, Kansas, though they hailed from New Jersey, Brooklyn and Staten Island, New York.

immigrants,immigrants 66,psychedelic-rocknroll,starburst,walkin_the_dog,singleThe Immigrants: "Walking The Dog" / "Time To Say Goodbye", Starburst Recordings SR 3121, US 1966

They were signed in 1966 by "Starburst Recordings" and recorded a single in 1966 "Walking The Dog" / "Time To Say Goodbye" ("Starburst Recordings" SR 3121, 1966) and reached #175 in local chart.


The same year "The Immigrants" recorded their sole album "Immigrants '66" ("Starburst Recordings" SRA 9837, 1966): influenced by US Rock'n'Roll and instrumental groups, plus the British Invasion sounds.
"The Immigrants" released covers of "The Animals"' "House Of The Rising Sun", "The Beatles"' "Run For Your Life", "The Zombies"' "She's Not There", "Little Richard"'s "Keep A Knockin'", "Jerry Leiber" and "Mike Stoller"'s "Kansas City" and "Chuck Berry"'s "Route 66" and some great originals.
"The Beatles" influences are strong, but these guys could certainly have made a good living as a house band.

8 Comments :

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Great post and very much appreciated

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Any idea who the band members were? I only know the name of one of them.

Anonymous said...

The Immigrants:
G. Raymond Leavitt Ld Gtr
Dave Mckay Bs
Nick Perron Drms
Dick Reilly Vcls, Gtr
Ed Reilly Keyb'ds

Psychedelic-Rocknroll said...

thank you Anonymous! you're welcome with your precious informations!

Anonymous said...

Very, very great post. Amazing. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Dick Reilly is my grandfather, he is still very involved in music and has been teaching me how to play bass guitar.