Cookiefoot “Tubin’ in Somerset”
David Anthony (known for Great Ideas both in working with bands and promoting) lives in Somerset, Wisconsin. While watching all the floaters on the Apple River, he comes up with the idea of doing a song to promote the “Tubing” in Inner tubes on the Apple River So…
January, 1972: Denny Johnson is approached by David Anthony to write and record a promotion song for the summer tubing industry, located in Somerset Wisconsin’s riverfront park area, just across the border from Minnesota.
Spring, 1972: Denny goes into Audio-tek Recording Studio, along with Robby Belleville, Lonnie Knight, Bill Swanson and Chuck Edwards and record “Tubin’ In Somerset” and the B-Side to the 45, “Gathering Time”, an Instrumental song. Both songs are written by Denny Johnson.
June, 1972: “Tubin’ In Somerset” is released on MSP International, a label run by Denny and David Anthony. The record needs a band name and Denny, while watching TV, hears the name Captain Cookiefoot on a Captain Crunch commercial and decides to use the name Cookiefoot.
The Band only played one job, a promo party for the riverfront park area, held at Archies Bar in Somerset, Wisconsin.
A record release party is held at Float-Rite Park in Wisconsin and numerous music industry professionals attend. The song gets airplay in Wisconsin and some airplay in Minnesota. Just by coincidence, Charles Kuralt from CBS television stops in the town and attends the promo party and this results in the song being featured on his weekly CBS TV Show, “On the Road with Charles Kuralt”.
Recordings – CDs
Tubin’ in Somerset – From the Cookiefoot – Audio-Tek Sessions CD – Peak Records 16031
Gathering Time – From the Cookiefoot – Audio-Tek Sessions CD – Peak Records 16031
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