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Commander Cody

Rest In Peace George Frayne

Submitted by Roanman on Mon, 09/27/2021 - 07:49

Better known as Commander Cody.

Piano player - pretty good. Frontman - extraordinaire.

Arguably the best band ever to come out of Ann Arbor, Michigan, certainly the swinginest.

Here's the great Bill Kirchen playing that car passing music on his "coal burning guitar", Billy C. Farlow and John Tichy on rhythm guitars, Buffalo Bruce Barlow on the bass, Lance Dickerson on the drums, the also great Andy Stein on the fiddle and the equally, also great Bobby Black on the steel guitar.

This is Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen.

Hot Rod Lincoln.

My Pappy said son ...

Tall Paul don't care

Submitted by Roanman on Fri, 04/23/2010 - 06:39


Tall Paul don't care.

I'm quoting here,

"As long as they're not coming for me, I don't give a damn."

"Seems kind of selfish don't ya think?" I ask provocatively.

Nothing ... then what appeared to be some thinking ... then finally,

"What else ya got."

OK, OK ..... I know when I'm whipped. 

I got Ann Arbor's own, the great Bill Kirchen on lead guitar, George Frayne (U. of M. 66) on vocals, Swingin Andy Stein on the fiddle, Dr. John A. Tichy Ph.d.(U. of M. a mess of times) and Billy C. Farlow on rhythm guitars.

I got Bobby Black (I think) on the pedal steel guitar, Buffalo Bruce Barlow on bass, and Lance Dickerson on drums.

I got that band of heroes that called themselves,

"The Lost Planet Airmen"

and their Commander ....... Cody.

Live at the 10 for 2, Free John Sinclair concert in Ann Arbor Michigan, 1971.

Hot Rod Lincoln.


I have always wanted to do that.


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