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Once Upon A Rock

by American Peddlers

When THE PEDDLERS disbanded in 1988 their official fan club had over 20,000 active members. 'THE REDNECK MOTHERS' CLUB" fans remain loyal to their wonderful memories of… "THE AMERICAN PEDDLERS".
Genre: Rock: Classic Rock
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1. Crazy People
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2. Places & Faces
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3. Eberle Park
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4. Circle Song
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5. You Got The Music
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6. Gotta Be Number One
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7. Sealed With Goodbyes
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8. Shotgun Berry
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9. Hackhorn Blues
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Album Notes
The AMERICAN PEDDLERS formed in the early 1970's in San Antonio, Texas. Later known as "THE PEDDLERS" this rock and roll band rapidly became the most popular band on the US Air Force circuit. Their popularity with the young airmen soon took them to Air Force Bases all over America. In 1976 THE PEDDLERS put together a 2 hour show called "ROCK & ROLL AMERICA" in conjunction with Americas' bicentennial celebration. The show covered the evolution of rock and roll music from it's beginning in the 1950's to the most current rock of the 1970's.
THE PEDDLERS recorded three albums of original music. Their first album was called "ONCE UPON A ROCK". It contained contributions from band members KEVIN DOOLAN JOE TORRA, GLENN SMITH and AARON BARKER. Recorded at Pecan Street Studios in Austin, Texas this album contains songs such as "YOU GOT THE MUSIC", "EBERLE PARK", and the timeless classic "THE CIRCLE SONG". The second album by THE PEDDLERS was recorded live at various Air Bases across America. Titled "REAL TO REEL" this album contains many live versions of the bands studio album as well as live renditions of some newer material. This recording features the blistering lead guitar solos' of GLENN SMITH and of course the amazing keyboard work of JOE TORRA on " THE CIRCLE SONG".
The final album by THE PEDDLERS was called "SURVIVE". This was a tribute album to all the airmen who made the Peddlers so popular for so long. This album featured songs about "Basic Training" and life in the Air Force. With titles like "YESTERDAY I WAS A RAINBOW", "SURVIVE" and "WHAT STATE ARE YOU FROM" this album soon became the most popular PEDDLERS' album amoung the troops of the United States Air Force. THE PEDDLERS dissolved the band in 1988 and went their separate ways. Although none of the recordings are currently being distributed, I am trying to remaster the old records due to their phenominal impact on the soldiers they touched.


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Jim Watts

American Peddlers OUstanding just like i had hoped to hear again ..CD BABy did a great job with this cd and shipping was beyond fast great job I will be getting another CD here very soon ..okay more like now!

James Leslie

Once Upon A Rock
I was stationed at Lackland from 1983-1987. I was turned on to "The Peddlers" by a friend and we went to see them as often as we could when they were in town. I bought the LP of Once Upon a Rock the first time that I saw them. The Circle Song soon became one of my all time favorite songs. Unfortunately, I had a few too many beers while listening to that album over the years and when I tried to digitize it on my own, it was terrible. So off and on over the years I have searched for "The Peddlers" on CD. Three weeks ago I came upon this site and order both this album and Survive. The trip down memory lane has been fantastic. Thank you Aaron Barker and CD Baby! You have given me back one of the greatest songs, and albums, of all time.

Chuck Yates

A great 70's Album!
This takes me back to Lackland in the early 80's and seeing this truly "super group" from the good ole USA. The Peddlers concert was definately my favorite memory from that whole San Antone experience. Seeing the Alamo was a close secound! Thanks CD-Baby!

Peggy Leatherman

It's been awhile since I heard these songs
I was stationed at Wilford Hall Med Center, Lackland AFB from May 1976 till September 1979 and I can remember going to see the Peddlers as much as possible when they appeared there at the base. I've been looking and wondering whatever happened to the group. I worked in the Plastic Surgery Clinic at the hospital and was very interested in photography at the time, they allowed me to go back stage and take a few photos of them one time when they were performing there on base. I had a great time and will never forget that time. Thank you to the Peddlers and there helpers.

Peggy Leatherman

I remember Circle Song
That song takes me back to a more simple time in my life when things were so much simpler. Thank you.