Some people celebrate Cinco De Mayo – I celebrate the first day of May. I do it by playing this song from the 1960s by a Michigan band named “The Frost”. I play this song every year (at least for the last 15 years or so) on May 1st. It’s just something I do. It reminds me of days when life was simpler, and music had some kind of magical power over the audience.
The Frost consisted of 4 players – common in a Rock band. The drummer was Bob Rigg. On bass you had Gordy Garris. Don Hartman filled the spot of Rhythm and some of the Lead Guitarist. Dick Wagner was the primary guitarist of The Frost, and while having limited success with this Michigan-based Rock N Roll band, went on to bigger and better things with the likes of Tina Turner, Lou Reed, Ursa Major, Alice Cooper – penning such songs as ‘Only Women Bleed’ and ‘Shine Silently’ both of which have been covered by many artists from Tina Turner and Nils Lofgren to Elkie Brooks and Ray Hamilton Orchestra where ‘Shine Silently’ “shines” once more on the disc ‘It Takes Two To Rumba’.