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Comment Archives: stories: Music: Wayward Son

Re: “In the early '70s, Kansas City was young, high and horny, and everyone went to the Ballroom

Devin, you definitely did the right thing going to the library. The Missouri Valley room is probably your best bet in finding older things from the Star. If you haven't asked the staff for assistance, be sure to do that.

You may also want to stop by the Marr Sound Archives at UMKC. They have archival collections apart from recordings and since he was a musician there may be something there. You could pick Mr. Hadddix's brain for memories of your father as well.

Posted by The DLC on 05/22/2009 at 12:26 PM

Re: “In the early '70s, Kansas City was young, high and horny, and everyone went to the Ballroom

Devin, you definitely did the right thing going to the library. The Missouri Valley room is probably your best bet in finding older things from the Star. If you haven't asked the staff for assistance, be sure to do that. You may also want to stop by the Marr Sound Archives at UMKC. They have archival collections apart from recordings and since he was a musician there may be something there. You could pick Mr. Hadddix's brain for memories of your father as well.

Posted by The DLC on 05/22/2009 at 9:26 AM

Re: “In the early '70s, Kansas City was young, high and horny, and everyone went to the Ballroom

One more thing - Mom also used to work at the Freedom Palace.

God, things had cooler names back then...

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Posted by Devin on 05/21/2009 at 4:44 AM

Re: “In the early '70s, Kansas City was young, high and horny, and everyone went to the Ballroom

Forgot to include my contact info: Devin Sells, (816)399-5002, 3435 Holmes, KCMO 64109, cdsells1969@yahoo.com...

Thanks!

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Posted by Devin on 05/21/2009 at 4:42 AM

Re: “In the early '70s, Kansas City was young, high and horny, and everyone went to the Ballroom

I would very much like to see that film.

Turns out my father, one Steve Mitchell, met my mother (Susan - she used to work at the Cowtown Ballroom and the Genuine Article, among other places) at a concert he was playing there at Volker Park (would've been 1968, I guess - I was born in July of '69).

She mentioned that he played at The Aquarius on 39th and Main, and I used to have two clippings from the KC Star (1969 - 1971, I think, can't remember exactly). It's hard to locate old articles on microfiche at the library without an index - I did manage to find one of the two there a few years back, but it was just a small, wide-angle photo and caption.

One of them (the one I found again at the library) showed him playing at Westport Road and Pennsylvania (near Kelly's), and the other showed him playing guitar onstage at Volker Park, along with an interview with him and some lyrics from a song of his. I think the article was lamenting the hippie crowd and their pot-smoking ways[Heavens!], or something like that...

Anyhow, if any of you folks happen to remember anything about my father, Steve Mitchell, I'd appreciate it if you'd call me or drop me a line, or reply here.

I've only seen these very small, grainy B/W pics of him from the clippings, and if anyone could help me fill in a few blanks, or point me in the right direction, I would be very grateful. I don't know if he's still alive or not, or how I feel about him, or how he feels about me - but I'd still like to know a little more than I do now, y'know?

Thanks again - now, I gotta go see that movie!

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Posted by Devin on 05/21/2009 at 4:38 AM

Re: “In the early '70s, Kansas City was young, high and horny, and everyone went to the Ballroom

One more thing - Mom also used to work at the Freedom Palace. God, things had cooler names back then...

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Posted by Devin on 05/21/2009 at 1:44 AM

Re: “In the early '70s, Kansas City was young, high and horny, and everyone went to the Ballroom

Forgot to include my contact info: Devin Sells, (816)399-5002, 3435 Holmes, KCMO 64109, cdsells1969@yahoo.com... Thanks!

Posted by Devin on 05/21/2009 at 1:42 AM

Re: “In the early '70s, Kansas City was young, high and horny, and everyone went to the Ballroom

I would very much like to see that film. Turns out my father, one Steve Mitchell, met my mother (Susan - she used to work at the Cowtown Ballroom and the Genuine Article, among other places) at a concert he was playing there at Volker Park (would've been 1968, I guess - I was born in July of '69). She mentioned that he played at The Aquarius on 39th and Main, and I used to have two clippings from the KC Star (1969 - 1971, I think, can't remember exactly). It's hard to locate old articles on microfiche at the library without an index - I did manage to find one of the two there a few years back, but it was just a small, wide-angle photo and caption. One of them (the one I found again at the library) showed him playing at Westport Road and Pennsylvania (near Kelly's), and the other showed him playing guitar onstage at Volker Park, along with an interview with him and some lyrics from a song of his. I think the article was lamenting the hippie crowd and their pot-smoking ways[Heavens!], or something like that... Anyhow, if any of you folks happen to remember anything about my father, Steve Mitchell, I'd appreciate it if you'd call me or drop me a line, or reply here. I've only seen these very small, grainy B/W pics of him from the clippings, and if anyone could help me fill in a few blanks, or point me in the right direction, I would be very grateful. I don't know if he's still alive or not, or how I feel about him, or how he feels about me - but I'd still like to know a little more than I do now, y'know? Thanks again - now, I gotta go see that movie!

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Posted by Devin on 05/21/2009 at 1:38 AM

Re: “Girlfriend's Fav. Producer

Wow.. thats wats up???

Posted by Doneisha on 05/11/2009 at 11:30 AM

Re: “Girlfriend's Fav. Producer

Wow.. thats wats up???

Posted by Doneisha on 05/11/2009 at 11:30 AM

Re: “Girlfriend's Fav. Producer

Wow.. thats wats up???

Posted by Doneisha on 05/11/2009 at 8:30 AM

Re: “Girlfriend's Fav. Producer

Wow.. thats wats up???

Posted by Doneisha on 05/11/2009 at 8:30 AM

Re: “Girlfriend's Fav. Producer

D.Baker is my ninja! Hes making hella moves with his atty E. Kayira all the way up in STL and we see how big that movement is with D.Baker

Keep bringing that heat D! 2009 I see you pimp!

Posted by Darius on 05/09/2009 at 3:51 AM

Re: “Girlfriend's Fav. Producer

D.Baker is my ninja! Hes making hella moves with his atty E. Kayira all the way up in STL and we see how big that movement is with D.Baker Keep bringing that heat D! 2009 I see you pimp!

Posted by Darius on 05/09/2009 at 12:51 AM

Re: “Revenge of the Nerds: Is prog rock making a comeback in KC? I hope so.

Wonderful!
I love this article.
There is this amazing new band, Fun Machine.
They are apart of this prog 'new wave' or whatever one might call it. You might like it! I'm crazy about them!
www.myspace.com/funmachine

Thank you!
Frank

Posted by Frank on 02/13/2009 at 2:22 PM

Re: “Revenge of the Nerds: Is prog rock making a comeback in KC? I hope so.

Wonderful! I love this article. There is this amazing new band, Fun Machine. They are apart of this prog 'new wave' or whatever one might call it. You might like it! I'm crazy about them! www.myspace.com/funmachine Thank you! Frank

Posted by Frank on 02/13/2009 at 11:22 AM

Re: “Tech N9ne slays in Denver but still faces a mountain at home

KC TEA! haha Tech NEVER fails.

Posted by Kemet Coleman on 11/27/2008 at 2:02 PM

Re: “Tech N9ne slays in Denver but still faces a mountain at home

KC TEA! haha Tech NEVER fails.

Posted by Kemet Coleman on 11/27/2008 at 11:02 AM

Re: “Tommy Ramone gives the Mountain Music Shoppe a brush with CBGB

hahah Im that Joel there talkin about that day changed my life meetin a Ramone it was also great to see my name in this ha

Posted by Joel Garcia on 11/03/2008 at 7:24 PM

Re: “Tommy Ramone gives the Mountain Music Shoppe a brush with CBGB

hahah Im that Joel there talkin about that day changed my life meetin a Ramone it was also great to see my name in this ha

Posted by Joel Garcia on 11/03/2008 at 4:24 PM

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