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JB’s Album (Minnesota Woman) and JB Lite (the yard party) music


For those of you visiting my website for the first time, I hail from a little prairie town in South Dakota where we were entertained by the local, homegrown entertainers, circa 1978. The local, hard working  people always had a place to go and enjoy a part of life so few know today. It was an innocent time where laughter flowed as free as the people. I was fortunate to be in the middle of this and will forever be thankful!

Ronald Douglas Drobeck

highlight the album (newer computers)                                                                                  

Minnesota Woman (whole album)

or (for older computers) highlight the individual track!

So Close and Yet So Far Away (written by Joe Campbell)

My Way

Wonderful World


I Want You, I Need You, I Love You

Minnesota Woman (written by Joe Campbell)

I Can’t Help Falling in Love

Fools Rush In

Send in the Clowns

You’ll be Cryin’ When He Leaves (written by Joe Campbell)

His players:

Guitar:  Joe Campbell, Dave Austin, Jerry Berens

Bass:     Joe Campbell, Bob Lavoy, Dave Austin

Drums: Ron Drobeck, Cheri Austin, Denny Comfort

Piano and Organ:     Bob York

Vocals:  Jerry Berens, Joe Campbell

Ron Drobeck, Jim Thomas

Sherry Austin, Bob York

JB Lite

Courtesy of Debi and Chuck Corkins, and thank the Seaton’s for this is a recording done at their house party. It was just JB and me enjoying ourselves! Vintage 1983 Loveland, Colo.

Once upon a time in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, there were two minstrels…..

Until the Last Teardrop Falls

Go Away Little Girl (we’d never done this one before!)

Cab Driver

Hot Apple Pie (written by Jerry)

Old Rivers

Elvira – with Chet Corkings (Chuck) doin the Uum papa mow mows!

Who’s Sorry Now/All of Me (I only have a partial)

How Great Thou Art

Ghost Riders

Suspicious Minds Medley

If I Had a Bat Like Reggies

El Paso

Amarillo By Mornin’ and Getting Drunk on Jesus

Rindercella and Mariah (from ‘Paint Your Wagon’)-Ron

That’s What It’s Like To Be Lonely


My Walkin’ Stick


The Friendly Bartender/Save the Milwaukee-JB (Music)


I wrote ‘Save the Milwaukee’ while tending my cash register during the noon rush at my restaurant! LOL

Jerry added a verse when we needed to meet the time criteria.

JB wrote ‘The Friendly Bartender’ while bartending. I think he had just about used up all of his ‘friendly’ that day!

The Friendly Bartender (I’m Bill, the guy at the bar)

Save the Milwaukee                                        77

Jerry Berens Live at the Town House 1984 music


I have had the only tape of JB and Soda that I own, remastered. It sat in a drawer with batteries and magnetic things, odd keys, pieces and bits of life.

Remember, this was done live on a Wednesday night, with a stereo reel to reel, and two microphones hanging from the ceiling over the dance floor. There was no board, and no one manning the tape recorder. You can hear JB turn away from his microphone to look at the Db meter.  There is also some fade from the years that have gone by.

Play it through some decent speakers so the ‘bottoms’ come out.

I’m trying to locate more music and some film, so if you have some to share, I’ll try to get it on this site.

And Now

Once upon a time in a small prairie town, there were three minstrels……

Falling In Love With You  jerry

Almost Like a Song jerry berens, me hitting the highs

Statler Bros. Trilogy jerry, doug, me

Come With Me doug, me hitting the highs

You Gave Me a Mountain jerry

You Mean All the World to Me me

My Way jerry

Blue Suede Shoes jerry

The Last Farewell jerry

Cab Driver (my little daughter, Jaime, over-recorded in one spot)

The Rose me trying to sing it in the original key

Love the One You’re With doug

Every Now and Then jerry

Runaway me

American Trilogy jerry, doug, me

Goodbye Everybody!