Carl Edmondson and the Driving Winds / Dolphins / Eddie Carl and the Emblems


Cincinnati, 1960 - early 70s

During the 1960s Carl Edmondson was the guitarist and singer for several bands that used different names but included mnay of the same people. The group was originally known as Eddie Carl and the Emblems (Eddie Carl was Edmondson's stage name) and released a couple 45s on their own label, Oh My records. They changed their name to the Driving Winds when they started recording for Fraternity records in 1963.

In 1964 he released a 45 using the name Dolphins which became his biggest hit and one that got reached the national charts. The song was "Hey Da Da Dow". The Dolphins were actually the singing trio of Carl, Marv Lockard, and Paul Singleton, backed by the Driving Winds. Kenny Smith is credited with helping on the production.

After another 45 or two the Dolphins were beached and the Driving Winds were the only name used. They released a few more 45s during the 1960s

Carl Edmondson is considered one of the fathers of Cincinnati rock-n-roll, and he (and the Driving Winds name) are still active in the greater Cincinnati area.

Discography:
Eddie Carl and the Emblems - Little Willie Wampum / Every Little Dream Comes True (Oh My 1000) 1962