Today’s edition of Mid-Week Mid-Ohio Music brings another example of the wide range of musical talents that have made or now make their home in this part of the state. This week, we’re again looking back a bit – not quite as far back as last week’s Mozart, however.
Today, Richland County boasts a number of musicians not only entertaining audiences, but trying to possible move into the world of professional music. This was no different in the late 1950s, when the up-and-coming generation made their music known.
One such aspiring talent was named Harvey Connell. Hailing from Mount Vernon, he sang on several records, was a songwriter, started a record label, and ran a recording studio. He began as a rocker under the name “Cash T. Woodman,” and his first 45 proudly proclaimed that it was “from Mansfield, Ohio.” Connell had business interests here.
Cornell later joined a group, the “Efics,” which almost had a hit – the song “Autumn Heart.” He passed away in 2012.
Here is the “A side” of his debut 45, “Maxine.” released in 1959. Click on the arrow below and enjoy! On mobile, click on “Listen in browser” or, if you would like, you can download the SoundCloud app from iTunes or Google Play.
Source: Buckeye Beat