Change Log

SonobeatRecords.com website updates

A running log of changes we make to the SonobeatRecords.com website. The log is updated on the same day a material change is made to any page on the site (we don't show corrections of spelling or grammatical errors on the change log). Updates are removed from the log after three months. Pages are listed by title and, when multiple pages are changed on the same day, in alphabetical order.

April 8, 2018

April 7, 2018

April 2, 2018

March 24, 2018

  • Home: Sonobeat Seasons graphic and blurb changed from Winter 1967-'68 to Spring 1968; other minor graphics changes
  • Sonobeat Seasons: Changed content from Winter 1967-'68 to Spring 1968; banner graphic replaced

March 18, 2018

  • The KAZZ-Sonobeat Connection: Expansion of KAZZ-FM's early history based on new research in the Austin American-Statesman newspaper archives; added newspaper ad graphics

March 17, 2018

  • Fran Nelson: Expansion based on new research in the Austin American-Statesman newspaper archives; added newspaper ad graphic promoting Fran's appearance at Austin's The 11th Door folk music cabaret

March 3, 2018

  • Wali and the Afro-Caravan: Expansion based on new research in the Austin American-Statesman and University of Texas Daily Texan newspaper archives; added 2018 remixed and remastered excerpt from Into Darkness from the Afro-Caravan's second, unreleased album, Shades of Africa

February 26, 2018

  • Don Dean: Additional expansion based on new research in the Austin American-Statesman newspaper archives; added Villa Capri Circus Room newspaper ad graphic
  • New Atlantis: Added 2018 remixed and extended excerpt from Song For Suzanne and 2018 remastered and extended excerpt from I Got The Feelin'
  • South Canadian Overflow: Added additional detail based on new research in the Austin American-Statesman newspaper archives; added Club Saracen newspaper ad graphic

February 19, 2018

  • Don Dean: Extensive revisions and expansion based on new research in the Austin American-Statesman newspaper archives; added additional graphics

February 18, 2018

  • Cody Hubach: Added additional detail and newspaper quote from Cody; added newspaper ad graphic
  • Paul New: Added additional detail, photo of Paul New and the Crew, and a newspaper ad graphic

February 17, 2018

  • Home: Banner graphics update

February 15, 2018

  • Home: Graphics updates

February 12, 2018

  • Home: Valentine's Day updates

February 9, 2018

  • Whistler: Extensive revisions and expansion based on new research in the Austin American-Statesman newspaper archives

February 8, 2018

  • Royal Light Singers, The: Corrected name of group (Royal Light Singers rather than Royal Lights Singers) and added group personnel

February 7, 2018

  • Conqueroo: Expanded early history of the band, when it formed as a jug band under the name St. John the Conqueroo Roots
  • Geneva and Her Gentlemen: Extensive expansion based on new research in the Austin American-Statesman newspaper archives

February 6, 2018

  • Don "Skipper" Young: Extensive expansion based on new research in the Austin American-Statesman newspaper archives

February 5, 2018

  • Conqueroo: Added year Charlie Prichard was inducted into the Austin Music Awards Hall of Fame; noted Charlie's passing in 2017
  • Genesee: Added year Gary P. Nunn was inducted into the Austin Music Awards Hall of Fame
  • James Polk and the Brothers: Added year Dr. James Polk was inducted into the Austin Music Awards Hall of Fame
  • Lavender Hill Express: Added years Gary P. Nunn and Rusty Wier were inducted into the Austin Music Awards Hall of Fame
  • Mariani: Added year Eric Johnson was inducted into the Austin Music Awards Hall of Fame
  • Ray Campi Establishment: Added years Ray Campi was inducted into the Austin Music Awards Hall of Fame and the Rockabilly Hall of Fame
  • Johnny Winter: Added years Johnny Winter and Tommy Shannon were inducted into the Austin Music Awards Hall of Fame

January 20, 2018

  • Home: Replaced "All the Artists Sonobeat Recorded in 1967" carousel with "All the Artists Sonobeat Recorded in 1968"

January 13, 2018

  • Lavender Hill Express: Added Cash Box review insert that Sonobeat packed with promo copies of Watch Out that it distributed to radio stations in 1968

January 11, 2018

  • Sweetarts: Added Record World mention of A Picture Of Me as a KONO, San Antonio, Texas, radio station pick of the week in October 1967

January 10, 2018

  • Johnny Winter: Added March 29, 1969, Billboard magazine review of Johnny's album The Progressive Blues Experiment, Sonobeat's first album sale to a national label (Liberty Records's Imperial label)

January 6, 2018

  • Sonobeat History: Today: updated to include the 50th anniversary (2017) digital reissues of A Picture of Me and Visions and 2018 digital reissue schedule
  • 1968: Yesterday Once More: Added Zilker Hillside Theater item and photo and IBM Selectric typewriter manufacturing plant item to the "In and Around Austin" section

January 4, 2018

  • Home: Replaced link and graphic for A Picture of Me's 50th anniversary reissue with link to new feature, 1968: Yesterday Once More
  • 1967: Yesterday Once More: Retired "1967: Yesterday Once More", but it's archived and accessible using this link, if you'd like to take a look
  • 1968: Yesterday Once More: Added new feature, "1968: Yesterday Once More", a look back at Austin and the world 50 years ago
  • Sitewide: "1967: Yesterday Once More" selection in Features drop-down menu changed to "1968: Yesterday Once More"

January 3, 2018

  • Home: Changed banner and related graphics (Visions 50th anniversary); updated description of Visions 50th anniversary digital edition

December 31, 2017

  • Home: Changed banner graphic ("Sonobeat Wishes You a Happy and Safe New Year's Eve")

December 25, 2017

  • Home: Changed banner graphic ("Getting ready to celebrate the New Year!")
  • Our Bookshelf: Replaced 1967: A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love by Harvey Kupernik with Nineteen Sixty-Eight in America: Music, Politics, Chaos, Counterculture, and the Shaping of a Generation by Charles Kaiser

December 23, 2017

  • Home: Changed banner graphic (Letter to Santa from Jan); added link to Change Log page
  • Lee Arlano Trio: Removed references and links to Groove Music (music.microsoft.com) because Groove will no longer sell music after December 31, 2017

December 22, 2017

  • Sitewide: "Features" drop-down menu changed from single column to two column to avoid the bottom entries becoming inaccessible in some browsers; change rolling out over several days
  • A Picture of Me 50th Anniversary Reissue: Removed references and links to Groove Music (music.microsoft.com) because Groove will no longer sell music after December 31, 2017
  • Conqueroo: Graphic of Cash Box Best Bet review added
  • Home: Sonobeat Seasons graphic and blurb changed from Autumn 1967 to Winter 1967-'68; other minor graphics changes
  • Lavender Hill Express: Removed references and links to Groove Music (music.microsoft.com) because Groove will no longer sell music after December 31, 2017
  • Plymouth Rock: Removed references and links to Groove Music (music.microsoft.com) because Groove will no longer sell music after December 31, 2017
  • Sonobeat Seasons: Changed content from Autumn 1967 to Winter 1967-'68; banner graphic replaced
  • Sweetarts: Removed references and links to Groove Music (music.microsoft.com) because Groove will no longer sell music after December 31, 2017
  • Sweetarts Celebration: Removed references and links to Groove Music (music.microsoft.com) because Groove will no longer sell music after December 31, 2017