Vondells


Union City, IN 1967-8

There were three bands called the Vondells in the area, two from Dayton and this band from the Union City, IN area. 

The Vondells from Union City seem to have been a salt and pepper band. According to the info on their one and only 45, the guys names were Tevis and Huff. 

In 1968 the group recorded their record at Airtown studios in Richmond, IN and had the 45 released on the Airtown house label. The label states "custom" as the band paid for the session and record and it was not promoted like label owner Tommy Wills promoted some other Airtown artists through his huge jukebox network connections.  Too bad for them - both sides of the record are super groovy garage soul, with the frantic tambourine and organ driven "Hey Girl You've Changed" becoming a legendary spin on the UK Northern Soul scene. The lyrics mention 1960s fashion essentials such as bell bottom pants and plastic go-go boots. The flip side "Soldier Boy" is an excellent group harmony ballad.

Little else is known to us about the group, we attempted to contact one of the band members to no response, despite that we didn't ask them for a copy of the record... (a M- copy is in the editors collection...).

Discography

Hey Girl You've Changed / Soldier Boy - Airtown 012, mid 1968

Thanks to Tommy Wills for the little info we have