Bo & The Weevils
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Ronnie Williams

Colquitt, GA

#1 Mar 27, 2009
Does anyone have any info on a local group from back in the late 60's called Bo & The Weevils? They had a song that was played pretty heavily on the local stations. I think the name was Hurry up Greyhound. The only other thing I know is that the lead singer's last name was Allen. If anyone knows more about this group I would appreciate the info.
cricket

Alma, GA

#2 Mar 29, 2009
Is this the group you are talking about?
www.myspace.com/theboweevils - 118k -
Ronnie Williams

Colquitt, GA

#3 Apr 1, 2009
cricket wrote:
Is this the group you are talking about?
www.myspace.com/theboweevils - 118k -
nope the group I'm inquiring about was out in the 1960's and was from the Vidalia, GA area.
thanks for responding though!
Charlotte

Athens, GA

#4 Apr 6, 2009
Bo Allen was the lead singer. He passed away some years back.
Edward Tanner

Phenix City, AL

#5 Apr 28, 2009
Bo and the Weevils, and Beau Allen as a solo artist, had a handful of 45s (and an 8 track tape) in the late 60s. The biggest hit I know of was "My Time", originally on Allen Records (owned by Beau's dad) and then released on Scepter Records (I think). The song was No. 1 in Savannah for 6 weeks in 1968, I believe. One of their other tunes was featured on Psychedelic States: Georgia, a compilation of garage band recordings from the 60s. After the Weevils and Bo parted company, my band, The Ancestors,( www.theancestors.com ) backed Beau for several months. The 45s are still out there on ebay and webstores that cater to collectors. Bo died a good while back under what was described in the Wheeler County (GA.) newspaper as mysterious circumstances.
James

United States

#6 Sep 8, 2009
Try southerngaragebands.com and see if you can find them....I know the short guy with the guitar.
billy j rachels

Thomasville, GA

#7 Nov 29, 2009
i spent 35 years in radio and i worked with a member of weavels in 2972 name ken p. odum i thinl he played bass..the groups big song was leaving town on a fast greyhound..very good song..i hope this helps...billy j. rachels
Paul

Tucson, AZ

#8 Jan 14, 2010
I was a young US Army helicopter instructor pilot living in Sav., GA in the summer of 68 when "My Time" was a big local hit. I still have a good copy on 45 by Allen Records and would love to find a digital copy for my current iPod "playlist". Have located a downloadable version yet though. Still love the song and all the great memories of Sav. during my time there - 4/67 - 12/69.
Paul

Tucson, AZ

#9 Jan 14, 2010
Sorry, that should read "Haven't located......."
Ronnie Williams

Mora, NM

#10 Jan 22, 2010
Paul wrote:
I was a young US Army helicopter instructor pilot living in Sav., GA in the summer of 68 when "My Time" was a big local hit. I still have a good copy on 45 by Allen Records and would love to find a digital copy for my current iPod "playlist". Have located a downloadable version yet though. Still love the song and all the great memories of Sav. during my time there - 4/67 - 12/69.
I have "My Time" and a couple more of their songs in Mp3 format but the main one I liked which is "Greyhound", I haven't been able to locate.
Paul

Tucson, AZ

#11 Jan 22, 2010
Ronnie,
I never recall hearing the song "Greyhound", but have read it was considered his/their most popular cut. Do you recall where you located the Mp3 format for "My Time"? Is it possible to copy and send it to me via an e-mail attachment? Anyway, thanks for the response.

I've attached a link that you may find interesting - upper left corner of the page.

http://books.google.com/books...

Paul
Paul

Tucson, AZ

#12 Jan 22, 2010
The "link" has a tool bar at the top which will allow you to zoom and manipulate the pages of this music industry paper.

Paul
yeller jacket

United States

#13 Jan 25, 2010
Paul, I just spent like 30 minutes looking at the info on the link above, it is great stuff: Back about 69-70, I was playing in a band called Fourthcoming Yesterday from Hazlehurst/Mcrae, we were playing at some place in Vidalia, and one of our cover songs was My Time: Just so happened Bo came in, and we ended up backing him up while he sang the lead: Good times:
Paul

Tucson, AZ

#14 Jan 25, 2010
yeller jacket,
Happy you enjoyed the "link". Like you I also spent some time fliping through the pages - a lot of interesting reading for sure. And what a great story about your band, My Time and Bo. A lot of good memories of the late 60's and my years in Sav. Still need to come up with an MP3 version of the song.

Have a good one, Paul
Ronnie Williams

Mora, NM

#15 Jan 26, 2010
Paul, I got my copy of "My Time" by capturing the audio from a Youtube clip. I had downloaded a small program called vixy.exe from www.vixy.net
The program worked like a charm for a few days & then just quit. But if you have the vinyl, you can rip it to mp3 yourself. There are lots of programs that will do it. I use Rip vinyl and Audacity. Both are free but the Rip vinyl program has a short beep a few seconds into the song unless you buy the license for it. I think it's about $20
Paul

Tucson, AZ

#16 Jan 30, 2010
Success - found an aquaintance that has a USB turntable and was able to get a very clean recording of My Time from my original 45 (excellent condition) to CD. Easy upload to iTunes then to my playlist and onto my iPod. While I had the opportunity I also copied a few more late 60's early 70's 45's that I have along with a great version of Baby It's You by Smith. I'd be happy to pass along a CD with this cut if I can help anyone wanting it out.

Paul
Ronnie Williams

Mora, NM

#17 Jan 30, 2010
If anyone has a copy of "Greyhound" in any format or medium I would like to hear from you. My address is [email protected]
Paul

Tucson, AZ

#18 Jan 30, 2010
I'd be interested in a listen to "Greyhound" also.

Robert Cahill

Hinesville, GA

#19 Aug 1, 2010
Yea, I remember them. They played a lot around the Hinesville, Ga area too. They had two local hit songs. One called "MY TIME" and the other "FALLEN ANGEL" The local radio station WGML gave them a lot of air play.
Vinnie

San Francisco, CA

#20 Dec 14, 2010
Paul wrote:
I was a young US Army helicopter instructor pilot living in Sav., GA in the summer of 68 when "My Time" was a big local hit. I still have a good copy on 45 by Allen Records and would love to find a digital copy for my current iPod "playlist". Have located a downloadable version yet though. Still love the song and all the great memories of Sav. during my time there - 4/67 - 12/69.
Anyone willing to sell a copy of this 45?

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