Junior Smoots And The Disturbers: Live At The Harbor Inn

  • Tuesday / May 3, 2011
Junior Smoots And The Disturbers: Live At The Harbor Inn

Junior Smoots And The Disturbers: Live At The Harbor Inn

Junior Smoots And The Disturbers: Live At The Harbor InnEver since my first blog post about my friend Gary Crosslin’s band Junior Smoots And The Disturbers, people have come in droves. It amazes me still! One … that people Google Junior Smoots. And Two … that I’ve reconnected with all the (living) members of the band and quite a few fans. One of the people who recently found me was Bruce St. Laurent. Bruce was the sound man for the Smoots band in the early days. And thank goodness he did. Because now boys and girls … we have thirteen … count them … thirteen well recorded live songs, recorded direct from the sound board,  from an early gig at the Harbor Inn in Brielle, NJ.

If you were a Smoots follower … you know The Smoots band played the Harbor Inn A LOT! When I was living with Gary, Judy, & Kenny at the Smoots house in Wall Township, I’d go to most of the shows. I know I’d go and dance all night long too! We all would … you know who you are! ;)

Without any further fanfare …

Junior Smoots And The Disturbers: Live At the Harbor Inn.

BTW … there’s a link at the bottom of page to download all the songs here in MP3 format. Happy listening!

Don’t forget to tip your bartenders & waitresses!

Update: This show was recorded on March 11, 1983. That night new guitarist Denny Kronemeyer was introduced.

 

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Joe Streno

Joe Streno

artist . musician . photographer . apple computer consultant . residing on planet earth with his two cats rocky & rose & living to tell tales about it

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Hello Disturbers, I learned of the band in the mid-‘90s from a coworker that used to roadie for you guys. I was in the midst of getting my fledgling ska band off the ground when he handed me a cassette saying that I would love it. He was right. Thanks for the inspiration through the years!

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The track listing:
1. Night Boat to Cairo
2. Book of Rules
3. Six Million Dollar Man
4. How Come
5. Auld Lang Syne
6. Don’t Be Angry
7. Memorial Avenue
8. OK Fred
9. Movin’ Out
10. Louie Louie
11. Dog no Zo Nowene
12. Minnie the Moocher
13. Man In the Street
14. Operation Radication
15. Police & Thieves
16. What You Talkin’ Bout
17. Do You Love Me
18. Door Peep
19. Lip Up Fatty

I will rip it to MP3 one of these days.

Joe Streno

Hi Tedford,

Greetings from Asbury Park!

Another ripped show would be awesome! Do you know the date & where it was from? Well I guess from “Auld Lang Syne” it was a New Years show. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I’m still amazed how many people still look for the Smoots band & end up here. Thanks for stopping by.

Joe

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I think it was ‘82 into ‘83, but I’d have to check the tape. Left you a message on Facebook too.

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Tracy Lawrence, keyboard, checked out on purpose Jan/18/2017.. Many great memories at Harbor Inn…Thankful my kids can visit Jr.Smoots & their Dad whenever…same for me..I love this music, always have !

Joe Streno

Tracy Lawrence @ Harbor InnKaren …

My condolence to you and your family. Tracy was always a sweet & talented guy, with a huge heart. It’s how I will always remember him.

I spent plenty of time with the band, having lived in the Smoots houses in Wall & Lakewood. I can’t tell you how many times I helped carry that Hammond B3 to & from gigs! lol But it was all worth it! They all brought so much joy to so many people — and still do.

I always loved the Harbor Inn, and skankin’ the night away. Hey even Bruce came to see the band at the Harbor Inn. ????

I’m happy I can give people a small place on the Interwebs to see, listen & remember the Smoots band.

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Can’t believe I spelt keyboard wrong for all eternity..lol.guess he had that coming…..Thankyou for your condolences…means alot !!!

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Lol..I remember stone pony…Rock n Roll only..This Reggae band was a first to pack the house …well, no thanks to me giving out a zillion flyers lololol

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Hey joe…kevin ward showed me this site aka as my ex husband lol… thank for all the work you’ve done. My favorite songs are here!

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So sorry to hear of Tracys passing we had quite a time at the house we shared in Asbury

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thank you for this. Gary put together a killer band. i have nothing but respect for JS&tD.

Joe Streno

I’m still amazed, after all these years, people still love Gary and the band and search for him on the web. Thanks for stopping by & leaving a comment.

Don’t forget to tip your waitresses! ;)

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