Sunday, April 22, 2007

 
Artist: Hugo Smooth
Label: Big Time Records (HS9125)
Year of Release: 1980
Album Title: The Hugo Smooth Band
Stand out Track(s): Noodles; Play It Cool; Couldn't Stop It If You Tried

8 comments:

donaldhanes said...

I was in Indy in 1980 and heard a free concert including Hugo Smooth as the closing act. I was very impressed and picked up a tape before I left. I enjoyed it for about 5 years when it was stolen from my car with my other tapes. I would love to get another copy if anyone knows where I can purchase one. donaldhanes@aim.com

Thumper said...

Hugo Smooth is probably one of the best bands to have performed in Indy during the 80's. I had the pleasure of working with them for awhile. Wish they were still around!!!

Anonymous said...

Used to groove to Hugo Smooth at the Hummingbird and also at the Vogue many, many times during the 80s, one of my all time favorite bands from that era. Also really loved the band Light, the tightest cover band I've ever heard in my life.

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! I used do the Hugo Smooth mailing list. I Loved them. my name is on the back of the album under: "Special Thanks to... Eric Robinson. They were so awesome. I wonder what happened to Wayne & Joni? eric_wayne_robinson@msn.com

Anonymous said...

Saw them many times in Bloomington, including opening for Spyro Gyra (twice I think). Good music.

rusty100@bluemarble.net said...

Wow...I forgot how much I liked them. And how great someone has tipped the hat to Light...they were the best cover band I ever heard! I am fortunate to have transcribed the HS vinyl to CD and continue to enjoy it.

joan said...

Eric...email joane52@yahoo.com. I used to work with Jeff from Light...can hook you up w/ him also.

Barry Scott said...

In my opinion, the stand out tracks are "Mysteries Eyes" and "Won't Play Bumpum Cars". I didn't discover them until about 1994 when my then-wife turned me onto them. She was a grad student at IU in the mid-80s and saw them play with Flora Purim. As for what happened to Wayne Hall, I saw his obituary online a few years ago. He died in the early '00s, I think, and I'm pretty sure he was still married to Joan. I found it quite sad, because even tho I never saw them in person, I've been enjoying their album for nearly 20 years, and especially because his soprano sax solo in Mysteries Eyes is so excellent.

 

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