JULIUS AND ME

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By Frank “Bubba” Kavelin I met Julius when we were about 12 or so.  He played violin and I played clarinet.  We met in the volunteer orchestra associated with our in-common religion.  I lost touch with Julius for over 50 years.  During that time, we both had raised families and abandoned the aforesaid religion.  I joined the Musicians Union […]

A TALE OF TWO GAS STATIONS

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  By Charles “Fatback” Dickens aka/F.K. It was the best of times and the best of times. Gary Paxton was driving west from Arizona.  He needed gas so he stopped at a station in Mojave, CA.  In the station office sat two kids with a guitar.  Their names were Dallas Frazier and Buddy Mize. Both […]

GROWING UP IN A RECORDING STUDIO

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Lute Records was founded by violinist, songwriter, band leader and music publisher Al Kavelin in 1960.  I’m his son, Frank.  Before my father ventured out on his own, he ran the publishing division of  Arwin Records, a company owned by Doris Day and her husband, Marty Melcher.  They enjoyed much success–until they didn’t.  Things didn’t […]