There's Nothing Going For Us (James
Calire) - B-side:I'm Feeling Down (Anthony
Galla) - a single, released in Buffalo, New
York on Upstate Records (US 600-45).
The name of the band at the time the song was recorded and released was Tony
Galla and The
Rising Sons. It was produced at Spectrum Sound Productions (owned
and operated by the members of Raven, manager Marty Angelo, and "the late Carl
Album - Columbia Records
(CS 9903) - 1969
Columbia Records released one album entitled, Raven (CS
Green Mountain Dream
No Turning Back
Howlin' for my Baby
None of your Jive
Singles (2) -
Records - 1969 - 1970
A-Side: Feeling Good
Calandra/J. Calire) B-Side:
A-Side: Children at Our Feet(T.
Come a Truck(J. Weitz)(4-45163
Discovery Records (36133) - 1967
Baby, I Love You
Howlin' For My Darlin'
I Don't Need No Doctor
It's All Right
Stormy Monday Blues
Tell The World About You
You Better Leave My Kitten Alone
Up, Up and Away
at the Inferno (Discovery
Records 36133) was released
shortly after Raven's Columbia album. This album was recorded live
in 1967 on a
two-track professional tape recorder at the world famous nightclub, the Glen
was produced from the same tape Raven manager, Marty Angelo sent to "the late George Harrison" and the one
"the late Jimi
Hendrix" listened to at Steve Paul'sScene. It was not officially
released until critics
and band members complained they did not like the "studio sound"
of the Columbia LP. Many preferred the live raw energy sound Raven displayed while onstage
so the group decided to release Live at the Inferno.
was mainly distributed locally in Buffalo, New York on Discovery Records.
The group brought 50 Inferno albums with them on their
British tour and gave them away to disc jockeys, nightclub owners, and fans.
Neither Raven album was officially released in England. Columbia
Records (UK) did release the single: Children at Our Feet.
Live at the Inferno
(Discovery Records - 36133)
NOTE: When searching for Raven's Live at the Inferno
album (Discovery Records - 36133)please do not confuse the
"American" band Raven with the "British" band The
Raven, who also has an album
entitled, Live at the Inferno (Mega Force Records - 1984 release).
How or why this happened is unknown.
The "American" band
Raven formed in the
The "British" band The Raven formed
When "American" band
Raven toured England in 1969, they brought
with them 50 copies of their Live at the Inferno album (Discovery
Records - 36133). This
might be the connection to the
"British" band The Raven getting the idea for their name and
similar "live" album title.
Buffalo Music Hall of
Gary Mallaber - 1997
Tommy Calandra - 1998
Tony Galla - 1998
Jim Calire - 1999
John Weitz - 1999
Raven (U.S. Band) - 2009
Stan and the Ravens
Ain't That A Lot Of Love
Milk Cow Boogie
at El Mocambo, Toronto, Canada, 1986. The band includes Stan Szelest, Ernie Corallo, Andy Rapillo, Eli Konikoff and Al Monti.
- piano, harmonica and vocals. Inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of
Fame in 1986.
Konikoff - first drummer. Inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame
- first lead guitarist.
Corallo - second lead guitarist. Inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall
of Fame in 1989.
'Rebel' Payne - first bass guitarist. He also played with Ronnie Hawkins.
second bass guitarist.
Mahaney - third bass guitarist.
Salamone - sax and flute player. Inducted into the Buffalo Music
Hall of Fame in 2003.
"The late Stan Szelest"
"The late Stan Szelest" with
Lonnie Mack, "the late Albert Collins" and "the late Roy
"Further On Down The Road" (Live at Carnegie Hall, 12-06-85)
"Stan Szelest was a living fountain of rock and roll piano, a one-of-a-kind player. His
presence, the way he could play piano, was overwhelming. I tried to play what Stan was doing with his left hand. I wasn't stealing. I was learning. One night, Stan gave me a look while I was copying him. He stared at me with a super-conscious look in his eye - and magic! - all of a sudden I got better at doubling his left hand. He had transmitted some powerful force to me. Stan could just give it to you if he wanted."
"The late Rick Danko" - Lead singer. Bass, violin, guitar - The
Knockin... This Town's A Rockin... - A
history of traditional 'rhythm & blues' and early 'rock 'n' roll' in Buffalo, New York.
contains incorrect Raven history. The book does include many other incredible historical aspects of the
Buffalo music scene.
Longest Cocktail Party - Raven
is mentioned in this book. Author Richard DiLello writes that "the late George Harrison" instructed Apple Records representative Peter Asher to look up
Raven when Asher flew to New York City from England in 1969.
Peter Asher did
look up Raven at Steve Paul's Scene and offered Raven a recording contract with the Beatles' newly formed
record company. Raven declined Asher's offer because George Harrison
would not be immediately available to produce a record due to personal medical reasons.
manager Marty Angelo writes more about
this experience in his book, Once
Life Matters: A New Beginning.
Rising Sons - Mike Bell
(piano) - Fred Meyer
Design - Columbia Records Raven album: Billy Moore.
"The late Paula Marie Gugino"
(1951-1998) - photographer and layout designer of Raven's Live at
the Inferno album.
"The late Billy Bosworth"
"The late Eddie O'Shea" (r)- special friends and former road managers.
Poe's bird, Raven is surrounded by spiritual ties . . . Five musicians who
have found themselves through their music and continually search for the
complexity of sounds through simplistic roots. I've only known the
men who call themselves Raven for a very brief time, yet, through their
music and their minds, I've known them now and forevermore."
Murray S. Krugman (quote -
liner notes - Raven - Columbia Records)
"Was I dreaming? There I was, walking to Steve Paul’s office with Jimi Hendrix..."
"It was too good to be true! I set up the reel-to-reel tape recorder I hauled around with me.
I told Jimi I had three Raven
songs on my tape and would appreciate it if he would listen to them all. “Let’s get through the first one before I commit to the others,” he said.
“But first, let’s get stoned.” Stoned? Wow. I was going to get high with one of the world’s most famous
"I was going to party with the big boys at Steve Paul’s Scene. I had made it!"
"Little did I know I
was now on my road to nowhere..."