Thanks to George Gimarc and His Ginormous Stax o' Wax, You Can Now Do "The Dallas Push"

The great George Gimarc called yesterday to talk about ... look, I forget what. But at some point, the man who introduced me -- and a generation of kids who would have otherwise been stuck listening to Boston and Styx and Kansas in the early 1980s -- to punk rock suggested I take a look at the photos page maintained by the just-moved-to-Waxahachie Texas Musicians Museum, which used to be further south in Hillsboro.

George, God bless him, has spent the last few weeks posting ... let's see if I have this straight ... 1,358 photos to the site, including promo photos of such local luminaries as The Chessmen, The Rogues and The In-Crowd on the set of Bonnie and Clyde. And since the end of May, he's cataloged hundreds and hundreds of photos of 45s cranked out by long-forgotten labels (Bismark, Castle, Donnybrook) and their longer-forgotten artists. "It's just a start," he says. "When I find a little bit, I just grab a box and go for it."

But one in particular, posted yesterday, was completely new to me: Wes Reynolds's "The Dallas Push." I asked George if the mid-'60s single was all right. He said it was "pretty good" -- not as good as, say, "Dance, Franny, Dance," but it's got a good beat, and you can dance to it. At which point he kindly ripped and converted a copy, which he said I was free to share with the Friends of Unfair Park. Feel free to thank him next Wednesday, when the Vinyl Preservation Society has its monthly "spin-o-rama" at the Bryan Street Tavern at 8.

Wes Reynolds, "The Dallas Push"

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Yeah, oopsie. It's NEXT wed. Which was so fun explaining to my czech friend, who was ready for her first VPS experience (we even went vinyl shopping together) only to show up to...NOT VPS. I explained, "it was my goof--no worries," all in Czech.

Ask Gimarc if he has anything in Czech. She's superhot, and will trade translating some VERY DIRTY words.

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