David Dennard

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Legacy's Releasing Three "Unreleased" Johnny Cash Songs Recorded in Dallas. Unreleased?

    Johnny Cash at the Big "D" Jamboree in the mid-'50s​A good Friend of Unfair Park who knows of my fondness for Johnny Cash and the old Big "D" Jamboree -- and those magical moments when they meet on a piece of paper -- was kind enough to send along this Columbia/Legacy press release issued yesterda ... More >>

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    May 16, 2011

    Since You'll Probably Never Get to Go Inside 508 Park Ave., David Dennard Tours It For You

    Photos courtesy David DennardThe makeshift studio in which Robert Johnson, Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys and the Light Crust Doughboys, among others, recorded in the mid-1930s​It would seem 508 Park Avenue's been heavy on my mind of late, even more than usual, what with Robert Johnson's just-pa ... More >>

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    April 26, 2010

    The Great Floyd Dakil, Who Taught Dallas to "Dance, Franny, Dance," Has Died at 63

    The great Floyd Dakil, at far left, died over the weekend.​David Dennard just sent some devastating news: Floyd Dakil is dead. Circumstances remain a little murky, but his bandmates in both Floyd Dakil and the Pitmen and the Floyd Dakil Combo confirm that the man behind the quintessential Dallas r ... More >>

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    February 13, 2009

    More Potentially Embarassing Footage Of A Young Rhett MIller

    Yep, that's a young pre-97's Rhett MIller in the video from 1987, posted above--just part one of a two-part Hi-Res Diner interview (part deux is after the jump) Dragon Street Records' David Dennard posted to Youtube last week. It's a continuation of this performance, which we showed you last month. ... More >>

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    January 13, 2009

    N.C.M.'s David Hill Died This Morning

    David Dennard sends along the sad news today: David Hill (pictured right), guitarist and singer in seminal Dallas new-wave band N.C.M., died at 4:30 this morning after a bout with liver cancer. Dennard has known Hill since the 1960s, when Dennard was in the Novas and Hill was playing in the competin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009

    From The Archives: A Very Young Rhett Miller and A Very Young Salim Nourallah

    Some great stuff from the "way back when" files popped up on the Internet this morning, courtesy Dragon Street Records owner David Dennard, who, once upon a time, helped produce Deep Ellum greats like Shallow Reign in the studio and put out the earliest Tripping Daisy releases on his label. Wanna s ... More >>

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    November 14, 2008

    Echoes And Reverberations: Hitchhiking Along Post-Industrial Boulevard

    Noise is not for everybody. Some people hear a jackhammer on the street corner and promptly cover their ears; others hear a subsonic melody and random harmonic movement in the staccato repetition of mechanized machinery. “Industrial music” is the umbrella term used to describe artists who e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2007

    Cash and Carry a Sportatorium Memento

    So, the deadline's came and went yesterday, without a single soul bidding on Johnny Cash's signed contract to play the Big "D" Jamboree at the Sportatorium on April 19, 1956 -- for the whopping sum of $175. The Austin-based collector trying to part with the contract, which bears the signatures of bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2006

    Something Special

    Helen Hall, one of the great gals of the Big "D" Jamboree, died this week. She was 78. Five years ago I wrote a story about a country singer who was this close to becoming famous but instead became only a legend. In March 2001, Helen Hall, who was born October 20, 1927, in Navarro County, was singin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2006

    Groovy, Far Out and Monkee Business

    Hey, hey, it's Mike Nesmith--the Thomas Jefferson High School alum who was more than a mere Monkee. What's that smell coming from today's offerings? Incense, most likely--something, anything, to mask the musk engulfing the late 1960s punk-pop-a-roll coming outta Big D waaaay back when. It's a crazy ... More >>

  • Music

    February 28, 2002

    Various Artists

    The Guys of the Big "D" Jamboree (Dragon Street)

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    February 14, 2002

    A Loss for Music

    Dallas says goodbye to DJ Rich Soul

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    January 31, 2002

    A Marked Man

    Pimpadelic, Tommy Boy Records split

  • Music

    March 1, 2001

    Girl Power

    The Gals of the Big "D" Jamboree remain the sweethearts of the wrestling ring

  • News

    January 6, 2000

    Good rockin' last night

    A new CD resurrects the echoes of the long-gone Big "D" Jamboree, where Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and some forgotten heroes made Saturday nights swing

  • Music

    November 4, 1999

    "...and that was Wes"

    Friends and family say farewell to Tripping Daisy guitarist Wes Berggren

  • Music

    September 23, 1999
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    January 28, 1999
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    October 15, 1998

    Legendary stardust cowboy

    "Groovy" Joe Poovey dies just as his Greatest Grooves are set for release

  • Music

    August 20, 1998
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    August 20, 1998

    Jerry Lee, Dino, and Homer Henderson

    The "Amazing One-Man Band" signs on with one of the greatest living American writers

  • Music

    August 13, 1998

    Not fade away

    Two garage-rock compilations raise The Esquires, Irving's psychedelic-rock greats, from the dead

  • Music

    July 9, 1998

    Run its Course

    A decade later, Course of Empire utters its last words

  • News

    July 2, 1998

    Getting the business

    With the new Jesus Hits Like The Atom Bomb, Tripping Daisy has made the best record of its seven-year career. So what took so long?

  • Music

    March 26, 1998

    Git it

    After years of detective work, Gene Vincent's Lost Dallas Sessions resurface

  • Music

    January 29, 1998

    Facing the music

    Local music exec's departure is a sign of better things than you might at first think

  • Music

    December 4, 1997

    Girl in the spotlight

    Lisa Loeb, figuring it out in public

  • Music

    September 4, 1997

    To every season

    The times they are a-changin' at the Sons of Hermann

  • Music

    August 14, 1997

    Lilith of the valley

    Gal-lapalooza sports the best outdoor vibe so far

  • Music

    May 15, 1997

    Rapper's delight

    Erotic D looks Beyond 2000

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    August 29, 1996

    Blast from the past

    In days of old, when nights were bold

  • Music

    February 8, 1996

    The art of implication

    Vince Bell's been dead once, and he's got the record to prove it

  • Music

    January 4, 1996

    The Dr. is out

    Dre and Snoop Dogg, the boys who cried wolf, cancel yet another Dallas show

  • Music

    December 14, 1995

    Silver linings

    Rainmaker Records gets the credit line it deserves

  • Music

    May 18, 1995

    West Texas waltz

    Pop-rockers return from the dark side of the Moon Festival

  • Music

    January 26, 1995

    Trance-induced state

    Austin label showcases some of the best Texas has to offer

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    December 15, 1994

    Home grown

    Are local record labels a springboard to success, or success itself?