Thursday, October 8, 2009

The RUBBER BAND - Hendrix Songbook

The Rubber Band was an L.A. based studio group . A Michael Loyd creation it actually consisted of the same personnel as THE SMOKE . All 5 of their albums comprised cover versions of some of the original artists best known songs , though tucked away on the HENDRIX SONGBOOK is a Michael Lloyd composition RUBBER JAM . The Music style is groovin with sax & flute . Totaly NOT Hendrix style, NOT neo classical orchestrations ! I like experiments like this ...
Alternative France Cover
Stan Ayeroff (gtr)
Steve Baim (drms)
Michael Lloyd (keyboards bass vocals)

Cream Songbook 1968
Hendrix Songbook 1969
Beatles Songbook 1969 (Best avoid this!!)
Doors Songbook 19??
Creedence Songbook 19??

I Don't Know Why Love So Much This LP !!
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Stan Ayeroff was the guitarist on this record. From
After recording "The Smoke" album for Capitol Records and traveling on the road with The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band (Reprise Records), Stan Ayeroff studied composition at the California Institute of the Arts and classical guitar at California State University Northridge. During that time he played guitar with the group Delbert and Glen, legendary Texas R&B pioneer Delbert McClinton (he taught John Lennon to play harmonica) and Glen Clark (Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Raitt).

In 1971 Stan was a founding member of The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo (later shortened to Oingo Boingo and then to Boingo). He started performing the music of Django Reinhardt with this surrealistic theatre group.

Pursuing his interest in jazz of the 30's and 40's, Stan became the leader of an eleven-piece new swing band called "Dr. Jazz" and wrote books on pioneer guitarists Django Reinhardt and Charlie Christian as well as clarinetist Benny Goodman for the Jazz Masters series published by the Music Sales Corporation. Later Stan became a specialist in solo guitar playing and wrote 6 books for Warner Bros. Publications. Among them are Play It Again, Stan, Cavatina & 20 Movie Themes For Solo Guitar and The Best of Gershwin, contributing to the solo guitar repertoire.

Stan served as Orchestral Supervisor for Rod Stewart's 1993-94 World Tour and The Page/Plant (Led Zeppelin) 1994-95 World Tour and conducted Heart's concert video The Road Back Home on Capitol Records. Recently he was musical director for a project featuring Roger Daltry of The Who.

Stan continue to freelance as an arranger, composer and guitarist. He is married to Leslie Lashinsky, a bassoonist and multi-media artist. Their greatest production is Zander Raphael Ayeroff, born January 29, 1996.

Born: February 16, 1950 | Instrument: Guitar
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Stan Ayeroff - Leader, Composer, Arranger, Guitars

Stan started out playing twangy surf guitar with his Malibu buddies. He quickly emerged as a guitar-smashing heart throb on the teenage fair circuit with The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band (Reprise Record’s first group). High school graduation brought sessions for cartoons and the film “Wild In The Streets”, recordings with Davy Allen and the Arrows , Billy Joe Royal, Bobby “Boris” Pickett, Wanda Jackson, The Beach Boys, and The Beatles, Cream and Jimi Hendrix Songbooks. Stan’s band, The Smoke, recorded on Capitol Records.

While studying composition at California Institute of the Arts, Stan fell in love with swing music, especially Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of France. During the 70’s and 80’s Stan led several swing bands and wrote books on Django, Charlie Christian and Benny Goodman. He performed with Texas R&B singer Delbert McClinton and became co-musical director (with Danny Elfman) of the original “Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo”, the notorious L.A. surrealistic musical theater group. Becoming arranger and guitarist for singer Vicki Carr became Stan’s antedote to the Avant- Garde.

An active songwriter and freelancer, Stan has continued to compose and perform for films, commercials, television and record dates. From 1994-1996 he served as Orchestral Supervisor for Rod Stewart, Page/Plant, The Who and Heart, also conducting a chamber orchestra for Heart’s video “The Road Home” on Capitol Records. Since 2002 Stan has been the musical director for a series of projects featuring Roger Daltry of The Who, and completed new, longer books on Django Reinhardt and Charlie Christian for Mel Bay Publications.

In 2005 on the reccommendation of Ry Cooder , Stan was enlisted by drummer Jim Keltner to create a “Djangoesque” jingle for U.S. Healthcare. Stan assembled his musical dream team of violinist Sid Page, woodwind player Dan Higgins, bassist Dave Stone and percussionist Brad Dutz and the group “Snapdaddys” was born. Leslie joined in on bassoon for the track “Emily Jo”. Their instrumental CD “Snapdaddys” is available at the Dream Store.

For many years Stan has serenaded the stars on and off camera, once upon a time inspiring Sean Connery and Sophia Loren to dance to his solo guitar playing. Stan’s career came full circle when he returned to a Malibu beach to play ukelele for Jamie Lee Curtis in the movie “House Arrest”.

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  1. Great album,thank you!

  2. I am the guitarist on this record. Interesting to see some interest after all these years. It was done in one day (without the orchestrations). At the end of the session they needed another song so Kim just said go ahead and jam. We did.

    All the best,

    Stan Ayeroff

  3. thanx in advance for your comment dear Stan !!

  4. By the way, the other guitarist on this record was the late Warren Zevon. The session was produced by Kim Fowley who later produced one of Warren's first albums. He went on to become a very well respected singer/songwriter.


    Stan Ayeroff

  5. Can't say I've come across this one but I have The Beatles Songbook by The Rubber Band
    Johnny C, New Jersey