Available for bookings for private as well as public performances, the group includes some of the best musicians around to perform all the "Oldies" as well as some country music just like you remember them from those wonderful, care-free times of the old dance halls as well as the modern venues that are popular today.
Here's the cover..... .....and here's the actual CD
Songs include: Satisfaction,
Cherry Pie, Soul & Inspiration, Over The Mountain, Gloria, For Your
Love, Donna, Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye, Old Time Rock 'N Roll,
Matilda, Proud Mary, Talk To Me, My Girl, and Last Song
We hope everyone enjoys the CD as much as they did the cassette...The sound is awesome!!
Members of The
Original Moods and
Fred is one of the 4 members of the original group and has spent his entire musical career exclusively with The Moods, playing rhythm guitar and singing. He also handles bookings for the band as well as serving as its manager as he has done for many years. He graduated from Southwest Texas State College with a chemistry degree and worked at various companies before he started Kooney X-Ray in Katy, a company that specializes in industrial and pipe line x-ray services throughout the southern states. Fred has retired from day-to-day operations at Kooney and he and his wife, Barbara, moved back to her hometown of Gonzales where he raises poultry.
Ross Whiteside played saxophone for The Original Moods from
1958 to 1969. After graduating from Southwest Texas State
University with a M.A.degree in 1967, he joined The Dow
Chemical Company in Freeport, Texas.
Ross developed numerous epoxy resin products and earned 13 U.S. patents from
his inventions before he took early retirement from Dow in 1995 and moved to
Kansas City to work as a Development Scientist for a paint company. In
1999, he and Terri moved back to Houston where he
now works as a coatings consultant. After leaving The Moods in
1969, Ross had an opportunity to play with several bands in the Kansas City and Houston area and opened for
Freddie Fender and Chubby Checker. One of
the best gigs of his life, was playing saxophone for Vince Vance and Valiants
for the Endemyion 25th Anniversary celebration at the Superdome in New Orleans in 1991. Vince Vance and the Valiants
shared the stage with Michael Bolton, The Four Tops, Fats Domino
and Natalie Cole. Ross' main hobby is scuba diving.
He and Terri are Dive Masters and organize dive trips to the
Carribbean and Pacific. Best dive ever, was diving right next to a
whale shark for 10 minutes at the Flower Gardens in the Gulf of
Mexico. Ross has three grandsons; Dalton, Garrett and Jake from his
daughter, Janine. Janine and Jeremy reside in Angleton. His son, Brent lives in Huntsville.
Clyde Allen (also known as “Big Foot” due to his being related to the original Big Foot Wallace of Texas history fame) started playing the piano for The Original Moods in 1958. As with several of the other original group, he has played exclusively for The Moods his whole musical career. He has written many of the groups original songs recorded in the early years such as Lady of the Sea, Little Alice, Rocking Santa Claus, and many others that are now considered collectors items in the US and Europe. Clyde recently retired after a career in teaching and coaching in several schools in Central and South Texas. He was a football, baseball, and basketball coach and his teams were very successful under his guidance. His passion is golf and he was the course manager at the beautiful Luling Municipal course where you will likely find him playing on most any day. He currently resides in Luling with his wife, Janice.
lives in Refugio, TX and is
retired from teaching Technology Education after a 40 year career in
classroom. He has an Associates degree from Del Mar College in
Corpus Christi, and a bachelors and
masters degree from what is now Texas State University. He builds
customized golf carts and radio controlled airplanes and boats in his
shop. He started playing
professionally while in
grade in Woodsboro with a band he helped form, along with
several of his school friends, called "The Clues". The band
performed from 1958-1964 at various rock-and-roll shows
and dances in the South Texas area. The
band appeared with Roy Orbison, Bobby Goldsboro, Jan & Dean, T.K.
Ray Stevens and many others during the 6 years the group was
together. Before joining The Moods, he played with
several musicians around the San Marcos area. Among those were Tommy
(guitar player for The Traits), and Rusty Weir. Barry started
playing with The Moods in 1964 and feels that
playing with this group has been the highlight of his musical career,
like the members of the group are like his “extended family”. One
of the highlights of his career with the group is that he met his wife
of 45 years, Marilyn, at a
dance the first weekend he started playing with The Moods.
1957, Clyde (a student at San Marcos High School) helped form a band called “The Traits”. Later known as Roy Head and the Traits, the group recorded
several songs, some with regional success.
Roy Head went on to record the national hit, “Treat Her Right”. In 1958,
Clyde Causey left San Marcos and his lead guitar position
with The Traits to join the Navy. While serving in the Admiral’s staff, Clyde
traveled to exotic “ports of call” like Hong
Japan, Australia, Hawaii, and most places of interest
in the South Pacific. Upon completing
his military service, Clyde settled in the Central Texas area and went to work
as an Internal Auditor for the Treasury
During the late 60’s through 2007, Clyde was involved with several local bands,
playing lead guitar, in and around the Austin area. In 2001, he and other members of the original Traits, including
Roy Head, reunited for a short tour.
The group was called back to San Marcos in 2007 for a “final”
performance at the San Marcos High School All-Inclusive Reunion. During
that same time period in 2007, Clyde joined The Moods Reunion Tour.
has recently returned to The Moods, this time as our bass player. He is
the brother of
Clyde Causey, our Lead Guitar player. Don grew up in a musical
family and started playing the drums at an early age (he says the
reason he played drums is that there were no more guitars left in the
house for him to play). He played with numerous country and
rock bands until high school when he joined the Austin Musicians Union
and played behind such greats as Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, Hank
Thompson, and Faron Young. He joined The Moods in the early 60's
playing the drums, and continued until he joined Scotty Decker and The
Sands playing in New Orleans. After serving in Viet Nam, he started a
band called Country Rain and has played bass since then with several
local and area bands.
David has played with The Moods through several stages of the group’s existence including the period that the group was known as “The Moods of Country Music”. He plays guitar, fiddle, sax, and sings making him a very busy performer. He also plays for some of the area “Jamboree” performances and benefits in the Central Texas area. He and his wife, Mary, split time between their country home in Ezzel, and Lockhart where David owns Floors Plus, a custom flooring company that is headquartered in Lockhart.
Dennis, and his wife Bernice, split time between Sugar Land and Moulton (home and Pavlas' Tavern). Dennis is recently retired from working as a manager for Waukesha-Pierce in Houston where he was employed since graduation from Moulton High School. He is a collector of music and perhaps has the best collection of Moods memorabilia anywhere, from various posters of the band's many member changes over the years, original records and tapes, and many pictures of the group throughout it’s history. He has handled the sound system for many years and can be found wandering throughout the venues where the band performs, listening to make sure the sound is being mixed correctly.