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Though the recording quality ranges from bad to poor, these songs recorded between 1968 and 1970 capture the energy, passion, and delight that was and remains the exclusive legacy of the incredibly infectious 1010 Balloon Activities Group.  If you have not already done so, I strongly suggest you read the "1010 Story" in the "Stories and Articles" section before listening to the music. 

 


Apples Cherries Lemons Limes: Recording I produced in my bedroom circa 1969.  This is an original Chris Rhodes song.  Chris Rhodes, Matt Morrison, and Scot Robinson on Guitar, Oz on makeshift cowbell,  Me on Triangle, All Penny, and all of us singing. 

 

 

Everything Gets Back to You  An original by Chris recorded by John Wallerich in Terry Brummel's basement in 1968.  Performed by the 1010 with Chris, Scot, Russ, Frank and Me.  Russ and Chris harmonize on lead vocal with Scot singing back up. 

 

 


Light Black: An original by Chris recorded by John Wallerich in Terry Brummel's basement in 1968.  Performed by the 1010 with Chris, Scot, Russ, Frank and Me.  Russ and Chris harmonize on lead vocal with Scot singing back up.  Note double tracked drums played by ME! 

 

 

 


John Camera: An original by Chris recorded by John Wallerich in Terry Brummel's basement in 1967.    Performed by the 1010 with Chris, Scot, Russ, Frank and Me.  Russ and Chris harmonize on lead vocal with Scot singing back up. 

 

 

 

Sea and Sky: An original by Chris recorded by John Wallerich in Terry Brummel's basement in 1968.  Performed by the 1010 with Chris, Scot, Russ, Frank and Me.  Russ and Chris harmonize on lead vocal with Scot singing back up. 

 

 

Where is Ann An original by Chris (inspired by the way cool Ann Deeley) recorded by John Wallerich in Terry Brummel's basement in 1968.  Performed by the 1010 with Chris, Scot, Russ, and Frank.  Russ, Chris, and Scot sing together in beautiful harmony. 

 

 


Up On The Roof: One of the 1010's signature songs, a version of the Cryan' Shames cover of the classic Drifter's hit.  Recorded in my bedroom circa 1969.  Al Penny lead vocal, Chris, Scot, and Russ sing backup.  Chris, Oz, and Scot on guitar.

 

 


It's Only Love:
A cover of the Beatle classic. 
Recording I produced in my bedroom circa 1969. Chris Rhodes, Matt Morrison, Al Penny, and Scot on vocals.  I created the echo live as they sang by routing the playback head on the tape deck to the record head. 

 

 


Hung Upside Down: Buffalo Springfield classic.  Recording I produced in my bedroom circa 1969.  Russ Fields lead vocal backed up by Chris, Scot and Al.  Oz plays lead guitar. 

 

 

I Feel Free Impromptu recording at our Michigan Ave. rehearsal space in Chicago circa 1968.  Lee Pence and Frank Luchsinger on guitar, Scot on bass, me on drums and Russ singing lead vocal, Al, Scot, and Lee sing back up.  

 


Mr. Soul: Impromptu recording at our Michigan Ave. rehearsal space in Chicago circa 1968.  Lee Pence and Frank Luchsinger on guitar, Scot Robinson on bass, me on drums and Russ Fields singing lead vocal, Al Penny sings harmony, Scot and Lee sing back up. 

 

 

You've Got to Hide Your Love Away A cover of the Beatle classic.  Recording I produced in my bedroom circa 1969.  Chris Rhodes, Matt Morrison, Al Penny, and Scot Robinson on vocals. 

 

 

I'm So Glad Impromptu recording at our Michigan Ave. rehearsal space in Chicago circa 1968.  Lee Pence and Frank Luchsinger on guitar, Scot on bass, me on drums,  Russ sings lead vocal, Al, Scot and Lee sing back up.

 

 

 


"Working in a Factory" Original Chris Rhodes song I recorded during Chris's solo performance at the Hinsdale Community House in 1970.

 

 

Ophelia Original Chris Rhodes song recorded at Streeterville Studio in 1970 courtesy of Bob Lewis.

 

 


Russet Hair on Calico Original Chris Rhodes song recorded at Streeterville Studio in 1970 courtesy of Bob Lewis.

 

 


Cut #1: Original Bill Shaw Track. Bill Shaw on drums and keyboards, John Wallerich on guitar recorded by John Wallerich circa 1971

 

Cut #2: Original Bill Shaw Track. Bill Shaw on drums and keyboards, John Wallerich on guitar recorded by John Wallerich circa 1971

 

Cut #3: Bill Shaw on tablas and keyboards, John Wallerich on guitar. and Russ Fields vocal.  Recorded by John Wallerich circa 1971

 



VIDEO: Mike Rider and the M80's with Bill Shaw on drums 2008

 

 


Bill Shaw "Triumph" with photographs by John Hora and Hubble Telescope

 

 



Billy Shaw: "Tribute to William H"  (Billy's Dad) Music by Billy and Photographs by John Hora

 

 


My son, Justin's first attempt at multi-track recording mid December, 2005.  He recorded these two songs on our home PC using the little microphone that came with the computer.  Not bad for his first attempt!  I am enormously proud of my Justin and his serious diligence to follow in his father's musical footsteps.  Hope you enjoy! 

 

I'm Looking Through You

 

And I Love Her 

 



Justin, The Marachi & Mrs. Robinson: Impromptu invitation to the stage at local Mexican restaurant Spring of 2011.

 

 

 


It's About Time: Here is Justin circa late 2006.  It's an original song.  He plays everything except harmonica and drums and sings all vocals. 

 

 

 


Justin Hora plays impromptu "Love You To" on banjo 09/09

 

 


 


Justin Hora Castles Made of Sand and Little Wing 2008

 

 


Justin Hora Homeward Bound 2008

 

 


 
Justin Hora and Dad "Manic Depression" Live in Palatine April 2010

 

 



Justin Hora and Dad "Toad" and Sunshine of Your Love" Live in Palatine April 2010

 

 


Justin Hora and Dad "I Saw her Standing There" Live in Palatine 2011

 

 


Justin Hora and Dad "Hard Days Night" Live in Palatine 2010

 

 

 


Justin Hora, Matt Morrison, and John Hora "Wind Cries Mary" September 2011

 

 


Justin Hora, Matt Morrison, and John Hora "Born Under a Bad Sign" September 2011

 

 

 


Justin Hora, Matt Morrison, and John Hora "You Can't Do That" September 2011

 

 

 


Justin Hora, Matt Morrison, and John Hora "Bring it on Home" September 2011

 

 

 


"Route 66" Matt Morrison and John Hora, September 2011

 

 

I am one of the founding members of the GREAT praise and worship band, "Judah", that originated from Praise Fellowship Church in Wheaton, IL.  I was blessed and proud to play drums with Judah from 1979 to 1990.  Judah performed every church worship service at Praise Fellowship Church during that period and also at many other churches and conferences including McCormick Place Convention Center and TV 38.  Judah issued many tapes and records and was in the forefront of and greatly influential ushering in what is know as contemporary praise and worship now widely popular in the evangelical Christian church world.  Bill McKenzie led Judah.  Bill is an extraordinarily gifted worship leader.  His seamless transition from song to song is unsurpassed. The music alone was worth the visit and the worship astonishing.  I was uniquely blessed to play drums with Bill McKenzie and Judah.  I pray that your heart will join in the spirit of Judah in worship of our Great God. 

 


The "Exaltation Medley" (20 minutes long) and "Blessed Redeemer" are from the audio track of a video tape of the original Judah ensemble (Bill McKenzie, Ann Glen, Freda Dresmala, Bruce Schlut, Ted Henning, and me) performing a worship service at Praise Fellowship Church in 1982 then meeting at the Glen Ellyn, IL Holiday Inn. I handed a video camera to friend Tim Augustine and told him to just keep keep it running for the entire concert.  This tape captures the innocent glory days of simple earnest congregational worship Judah was best known for.  These are big files so either have high speed connection or lots of patience.  If you are a Christian believer I am sure you will find the long download time well worth the wait.  Please contact me if you want to hear these and other fabulous Judah recordings.  I will host them online again soon. 

 


Enjoy this recording of "Runner" Performed live by "Judah" in 1986.  Lead vocal by Ann Glenn,  Chuck Zell on piano, Joe Barlow on bass guitar, Bruce Schult on rhythm guitar, Becky Bustin singing back up vocal, and FANTASTIC WORLD CLASS DRUMMING by the incomparable John Hora *wink*.  This video is from a tape recorded by Tim Augustine during the very first service held in the church building Praise Fellowship built in Wheaton after relocating from rented quarters in the Glen Ellyn Holiday Inn where it met for many years prior.  Other recordings exist and will be posted here as time permits. 

 



George "Oz" Ostrum's classic Christmas Greeting

 

 

Links to other sites where you can listen to music...

 

http://www.chrisrhodesmusic.com
Yes... this is THE Chris Rhodes, musical genius, inspiring founding member of the 1010 Balloon Activities Group.  Follow this link to learn what Chris is up to these days and also to HEAR streaming audio of his always beautiful singing and masterful guitar playing.

 

http://teardroprecords.com/samples.htm

Hear samples of Hinsdale's own Joe Kelley's lastest CD.  Joe was a leading inspiration behind the 1010 Balloon Activities Group and the man who gave us our name. 

 


http://www.littlestevensundergroundgarage.com/

MAJOR RECOMMENDATION!!!!!!!!!

If you are not already turned on to Little Steven's Radio you should click this link and enjoy the best of the best.

 

http://www.opmband.com/index.html
Follow this link to find recent music by Al Penny, John Wallerich, & Friends.  Also find some of John Wallerich's photographs from the old days.  These guys are having lots of fun!  

 

 


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