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Celebrating 58 years of Music in 2016
all the dedicated fans of The Original Moods, we want to inform you that
after the New Year’s Eve dance at Shiner KC hall, we will stop playing
regularly scheduled hall engagements. The band will entertain engagements for
special occasions. For special engagement bookings after New Year’s Eve,
please contact Fred Frazier at 830.203.1280 or 830.540.4553.
been a tremendous trip all these years, and we’ve enjoyed it immensely--getting
to know not only our fans, but many of their families as well. We’ve
enjoyed the dances, proms, anniversaries, birthdays, and festivals we shared
over the years, and we really have as much fun as the fans do when we play. We
look forward to staying in touch with many of you after New Year’s Eve.
We hope you come out and see us before our last performance in Shiner or at
least join us there for one last fun time together.
This is one of The Moods
original trailers that was on display at the Luling Watermelon Thump. As you can see, all The Moods have autographed it.
Central Texas’ Favorite 50’s & 60’s Rock and Roll Band
Original Moods are entertaining young and old
alike at dancehalls and venues
of years gone by....Places like Hallettsville KC Hall, Turner Hall,
Alps, Schroeder Hall, Moulton, Shiner, Luling, Lockhart, Seguin,
Beeville, Nordheim, Gruenau, Lindenau and many more. If you enjoyed them in the past, now
they are ready to do it all over again for your dancing and listening
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.
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June 4 Luling Pavillion-Luling H. S. Family & Friends Reunion
Original Moods and The Velvets
(no cover charge, but donations accepted (8-12)
July 23 Private-Kingsville
Aug. 13 Gruenau
Aug. 27 Seguin KC Hall
Nov. 12 Nordheim
Dec. 31 NYE-Shiner KC Hall..LAST PUBLIC DANCE BEFORE THE MOODS ENTER RETIREMENT!
COME OUT AND JOIN US FOR ONE LAST TIME!
NOTE: All CD's below are $15 each and shipping for 1-3 CD's is $5. Send check or other payment to:
Refugio, TX 78377
Be sure to include a "Ship To" address with your payment. Thanks!!!
The MOODS "Live At Turner Hall" CD
If you were there when
it was recorded, you remember the crowd noise, the music, the sound of
people having a good 'ol time listening to great 'ol time music at
Turner Hall. It's all captured on the remastered CD
.....dedications to students at "Southwest Texas State" , "Texas
A&I" and lots of others can be heard being requested and
announced. A real trip down memory lane has been recorded for your
listening pleasure. Here is what the cover, CD itself, and back cover look
like. By the way, one of the original "Live At Turner Hall"
vinyl LP's just sold on Ebay for nearly $800 recently. Order by email or get them at a
performance near you!
Below is the back cover with the song listing and some pics of Turner Hall taken recently.
"Original Sounds Of The Moods" CD
This Moods CD is titled "The Original Sounds" and features 23 of The Moods
original 45's that have been digitally re-mastered for our
fans' listening pleasure. These songs were for the most part
written by Jimmy Bazar, Fred Frazier, Ross Whiteside, Jr., and Clyde
Wallace and feature many early members of the group. There are
songs that you will remember and those that were on the backside of
popular records that have been forgotten. We hope you will enjoy
listening to the music of years gone by. There is also one song,
"Let It Be Me"
written by Fred and sung by David,
that was recorded in the late 60's at RCA in Nashville by The Moods of
Country Music. The records for this CD were obtained from the
collections of members of The Moods and some had never been out of the
jackets before they were remastered. We hope you enjoy this trip
down "memory lane" with us.
Here is the back of the case with listing of the songs that are on the CD
"The Original Moods" CD
A limited edition digital remaster of The Original Moodscassette
that was originally recorded in the mid 90's features 14 songs that The
Moods perform at all their dances and is now available for your
listening pleasure. Here's an image of the cover and the CD.
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!!
To order a CD, contact email@example.com, or better yet, visit us at a dance near you soon and pick one up there!!
Here is a link to a presentation on The Eyes of Texas
that was done about The Moods several years ago during the Reunion Tour
I that featured the group...very interesting to see some of the history
(click on "The Eyes of Texas" to watch the video)
This link will take you to new video of a home movie (taken by J. T. Blackwell) featuring The Moods
playing a concert in downtown Luling and the second part is taken at
the opening of the Dairy Mart in Luling. There was no sound
available on the home video, so a couple of The Moods records were overdubbed at a later time. This video is a longer version of the previous one that was posted here.
(To watch the video, click on either one of The Moods)
Here is a link to a video featuring "Lady Of The Sea" one
of The Moods songs written by our keyboard player, Clyde Allen Wallace,
when The Moods were just getting started. The original recording
was done on the Sarg Records label owned by Charlie Fitch of Luling who
ran a record shop and had a recording studio in the back of the
shop. This song, along with several other Moods original songs,
is now found on several European companies CD and album offerings
featuring various Sarg artists that tell the Sarg Anthology. The
Moods are finding that some of their recordings were hits in Europe and
elsewhere and are sought after by record collectors and are listed in
collector books featuring older records.
This video was produced by Ross Whiteside, Jr. and features underwater
shots from his and his wife Terri's, diving trips around the world.
(To watch the video, click on Lady of the Sea)
Members of The
Original Moods and
Fred Frazier-rhythm guitar/vocals
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.
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.
Sylvan started playing
music in the late 1950’s with Victoria area bands including Johnny & the
Wild Ones before forming The Venturas, a band that played central and south
Texas for six years into the mid-60s. He then joined The Moods while serving in
the 4th Army Headquarters Band at Fort Sam
Houston in San Antonio. He played with
Gene Thomas of Houston (Sometimes, This is the
Last Song), Freddy Cannon of Los Angeles
(Palisades Park, Abigale Beecher), Roy Head, Arnold Parker
& the Mustangs and many other regional musicians. He spent over 30 years in
corporate technology ending his career with EDS. Sylvan formed a non-profit
which provided 30 week-long
wilderness workshops to over 1,000 inner city teens who were considering
dropping out of school, partnering with members of the Texas Legislature, Texas
Parks & Wildlife, Sul Ross University and the HoustonUniversity
of Texas. He is currently managing a non-profit in Schulenburg and Weimar,
providing Tutoring, Parenting Education, Mentoring and Health Promotion to
local youth and their families.
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.
Clyde Causey-lead guitar
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.
Don Causey- bass
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. Afterserving 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,
flooring company that is headquartered in Lockhart. His youngest
son , Jason, helps Dennis with the sound system for
Dennis Ellinghausen-sound technician
and his wife Bernice live in Moulton (home and Pavlas' Tavern) since
Dennis recently retired from working as a manager for Waukesha-Pierce
in Houston. He was employed with W-P 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
over the years, original records and tapes, and many pictures of the
it’s history. He has handled the sound system
for many years and can be found wandering throughout the venues where
performs, listening to make sure the sound is being mixed correctly.
booking information, contact Fred Frazier
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