$10 Reunion Of One Of The Triangle’s Favorite Party Bands – The Bondsmen!
Durham, NC (1966-1970).
Formed in 1966 by friends from Northern High and Durham High, The Bondsmen quickly became a regional favorite. Covering the popular dance music of the day, the band played events from school sock hops to local teen clubs, as well as civic and private club parties. After releasing a couple of James Brown covers (“Out of Sight” and “I Love You, Yes I Do”) on Justice Records (which now trade among collectors for $200-$300), the band released their second single in 1968 on AMH Records. More than a decade later, both tracks from that session appeared on Ken Friedman’s now legendary “Tobacco A Go-Go Volume One” album documenting the 1960’s garage band scene in North Carolina. The album’s opening track is the band’s cover of the Five Americans’ “I See The Light.” That track along with “Our Time To Try,” which the band wrote along with song writer/producer/musician John Santa, has also appeared on numerous other compilations....