Floyd Pink and the O.K. Chorale

Posted: October 28th, 2009 | Author: Barry | Filed under: Uncategorized | 7 Comments »

Back in the mid-80’s, a little 45 EP wandered its way into KGNU. It was by Floyd Pink and the O.K. Chorale. It featured low-fi country twang songs with a very dry wit. Frankly, hilarious. It was an instant hit on KGNU.

Being a 7″ piece of vinyl, it was prone, like all others, to fall through the many cracks at KGNU. Years later, I went looking for it. No luck. For 10 years, I would occasionally scan the large rack of 7″ vinyl to see if it resurfaced. In the 90’s and 00’s, I started searching the world wide interwebs, assuming that someone would have posted this little gem. Not only no luck, but nary a mention of the group’s existence at all.

One day earlier this year, I was on the air for my Friday afternoon show and noticed one of the Honky Tonk DJ’s getting ready for her show. I said Hi. She said Hi. Later, as I walked out of the air studio to go back into the main CD library, I saw something sitting in the middle of the floor in the hall. It was Floyd Pink staring up at me as though no time had passed. Turns out Celeste, the Honky Tonk DJ, found it in the country stacks and accidentally dropped it in the hall. My heart raced as I dropped the needle on this lost gem and introduced it to my listeners.

Here now, for your listening pleasure, is Floyd Pink and the O.K. Chorale.
Telephone Tribute To Dolly Parton
Armadillos Get Prettier at Closing Time
Lets Go Bowling
She’s In Missouri, I’m In Misery
Self Made Genius, Adult Prodigy
A Chef Named Sous


7 Comments on “Floyd Pink and the O.K. Chorale”

  1. 1 Anonymous said at 4:19 pm on October 30th, 2009:

    fantastic! I too spent many a year looking. thanks for allowing Floyd and all to live on.

    ec

  2. 2 Craig said at 4:19 pm on March 19th, 2014:

    My dad brought a cassette tape of these home sometime in the mid ’80s. I’ve searched for the last 15 years for either that tape or for someone to post them to the internet. THANKS!

  3. 3 Barry said at 5:08 pm on March 19th, 2014:

    Glad to help. I also spent several years looking.

  4. 4 johanna said at 11:34 am on November 12th, 2015:

    Floyd Pink has a new song! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAcFYkwr0f0&feature=share

  5. 5 Barry said at 11:36 am on November 12th, 2015:

    Very exciting! Thanks for sharing.

  6. 6 Christine said at 8:36 pm on November 12th, 2015:

    Everything falls into place at the right time. Happy for u.

  7. 7 Stephen Landes said at 12:30 am on November 13th, 2015:

    I am a great Fan of Doug’s work..Love his Mind…


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