MUSICAL MYSTERY: Who Banned Louie Louie? by Garth Taylor Garth Taylor “Louie Louie” was recorded by Los Angeles musician Richard Berry who performed up and down the West Coast with doo-wop and close harmony groups, most notably The Flairs (Foot Stompin)....
The truth about Tom Dooley by Garth Taylor Garth Taylor The Ballad of Tom Dooley recounts the details of a crime of passion and was the number one song in America in 1958 when it was copyrighted, published and recorded by Kingston Trio. It turns out they didn’t write...
From the President – Garth Taylor Hello everyone! We are almost at the end of a year we will never forget. It was, shall we say, remarkable. There will be many songs written about it. Even with Covid and a poor economy, the School of American Music made...
Subscribe To Our E-Mail List
Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates. We will not sell or share your email address to anyone.
You have Successfully Subscribed!
…is to provide education, performance, and audience opportunities in music and the related arts in the Southwest Michigan area.