Thursday, April 21, 2005

Groovy Joe Poovey

dallasobserver.com | Legendary stardust cowboy | 1998-10-15: "Legendary stardust cowboy
'Groovy' Joe Poovey dies just as his Greatest Grooves are set for release"

The link leads to an article that's seven years old. I found it because yesterday I was looking at a list of new CD releases and saw one by "Groovy" Joe Poovey. When Judy and I were just married and living in Denton, Texas, we listened to the country station (probably KPCN, judging from the article) where Groovy Joe was a DJ. He played some great music, including, now and then, some of his own. I hadn't heard much about Groovy Joe in the intervening years, but according to the article I've linked to, he was a Texas music legend. I know one thing: he had a great name. I'm sorry to see that he's no longer around, and I hope the new CD does something to bring his music to a new generation. Apparently he's always been popular in England, where they have better taste in music than we do here. The song of his that I remember best is "Ten Long Fingers." Should've sold a million.

6 comments:

Jim Rose said...

Hello. My name is JIM ROSE. JOE POOVEY and I were DJs at KPCN-730 in Dallas in 1967. Then I moved over to WFAA-820 in Dallas from 1967-68. Actually, the KPCN transmitter and studios were located in Grand Prairie, between Dallas and Ft, Worth, but KPCN sent a strong broadcast signal all over central Texas up into Oklahoma. Found that out one day because a young guy with his wife and baby were waiting for me to arrive so they could get an autogtaph. They said they drove down from Oklahoma. The DJ line-up was BILL MACK, sign-on to 9am, JOE POOVEY, 9am-noon, JIM ROSE (myself), noon-3pm and the BIG R, RANDY RYDER, 3pm to sign-off. GROOVY JOE POOVEY was KPCN's Music Director. ED MILTON (MILLER) was Manager, News Director and morning drive newscater. ED had a fabulous deep-voiced news delivery style. All of us had a ball each and every day. KPCN was a fun place to be in radio. KPCN was a daytime only radio station. It was during that summer of 1967 that one of Dallas' two Top 40 radio stations, KBOX-1480, switched formats to modern Country music. KBOX had a 24 hour broadcast day. That pretty much began to shoot KPCN out of the tree. But, for many years, KPCN was the Country music voice in Dallas=Ft. Worth and all of central Texas. Still miss being there even as these words are written. JIM ROSE, Houston, Texas, July 15, 2005 [Friday - 8pm]rosekkkj@earthlink.net

Bill said...

Thanks for the great comment, Jim. I remember you, Randy Rider, and Bill Mack well. When I was a teenager, KBOX was the big rival of KLIF in Dallas, and I figure its change to country was the beginning of the end of a lot of things, but I didn't know it knocked KPCN off the air.

Jim Rose said...

Boy, that was fast! Trying to figure out how to operate your machine. Am having quite a time with my ISP's web site builder. My website is Jim Rose Renmembers Radio http://home.earthlink.net/~rosekkkj/jimroseremembers/ But, after 69 columns, it began to not prodess my text properly. Earthlink is my ISP and Trellix is its site builder. Both got tpo be terrible. Somuch so that it will not accept any more of my columns. Resorted to writing them via email since a little over a week ago. My column is twice weekly on Tuesday and Friday. You can srtill pull up #41-70, but #70 is a mess and it refuses to let me fix it or publish another. Really do need help from someone who knows the Internet because I have only been online for a little over a year.

Jim Rose said...

Boy, that was fast! Trying to figure out how to operate your machine. Am having quite a time with my ISP's web site builder. My website is Jim Rose Renmembers Radio http://home.earthlink.net/~rosekkkj/jimroseremembers/ But, after 69 columns, it began to not prodess my text properly. Earthlink is my ISP and Trellix is its site builder. Both got tpo be terrible. Somuch so that it will not accept any more of my columns. Resorted to writing them via email since a little over a week ago. My column is twice weekly on Tuesday and Friday. You can srtill pull up #41-70, but #70 is a mess and it refuses to let me fix it or publish another. Really do need help from someone who knows the Internet because I have only been online for a little over a year.

Jim Rose said...

Looks like I made a double0-shot! Sorry about that. Maybe if you wrote me at rosekkkj@earthlink.net we could communicate a little better. At least on my side of the screen. Jim Rose

dcb188 said...

since about 1963 I have been looking for the recording I must Have Some Relief By Joe Poovey. Have never been able to find it. Any info on it? Thanks dave bruce dcb188@uid.onemain.com