Sad news from Jim Erwin:
Our condolences to friends and family
of Tom Pohling, of C.A. Quintet,
who passed away July 16, 2003.
Quintet (1966-1971) had a hit single, "Mickey's Monkey". They also issued
one of the most legendary Midwest (and expensive collector's, $1,500-2500) albums
"Trip through Hell" on Candy Floss label in 1969. It was also later
re-released by Sundazed.
The band consisted of Jim Erwin: bass, Ken
Erwin: vocals, trumpet, Tom Pohling: guitars, Doug Reynolds: keys, Rick Johnson:
drums, Toni Crockett: vocals.
Thru Hell" cover art:
Designed and shot by Rod Eaton.
to Tom Pohling:
The main thing that sticks in my mind about Tom Pohling's
guitar playing is this. After playing 3 nights a week for 5 years with Tom, you
would think you would have heard everything he had to play. No Way. I can honestly
say that every time Tom went to bend those number 12 strings, I could not wait
to hear the results. You can listen to the trip many, many times and you will
hear things you had not picked up about Tom's licks. We have a recording of a
job in 1971. Tom does thing's that should not have happened in the days before
electronic effects. I loved to close my eye's and listen.
I still do.
Jim Erwin, C.A. Quintet
Revised Jan 20, 2010