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A stunning 2-CD Set – marking the historical return of a long, lost rock band from the late 1960's.

Original core members of Paul Revere & the Raiders – Fang, Drake, & Smitty – recorded three albums for RCA Victor before disappearing into obscurity. The music remains as a testament to the "leap of faith" these three rockers embarked upon, despite the risk of leaving all the fame & popularity behind that they had enjoyed as original Raiders in their zenith. This package will include a complete biography of Brotherhood in a beautiful 24 page color booklet with many never-before-seen photos, and a tribute message written by the last, living founding member of Brotherhood, Phil "Fang" Volk. Remastered and sounding better than ever, this music will surely resonate with young and old alike as you enjoy the creative journey taken by this band of brothers at a time in the late 60's when music was exploding in so many new directions, and relevant social messages & protests were hanging on every lyric, and the sound of every edgy chord rang out with the angst of the ever changing tumultuous times. It's been 45 years since this music originally hit the streets. The songs are as relevant as ever...


Hitting the streets 2/4/14 and available onAmazon.com, I-tunes.com, CDbaby.com and many other music sites

A New Look – a New Dimension – a New Era for Fang, Family & Friends
A new and exciting frontline awaits audiences on the concert circuit. Fang is joined on stage by his famous wife, Tina Mason, Capitol Records recording artist, and singing star of Dick Clark's mid-sixties TV show "Where The Action Is." Together again on stage, Fang & Tina are joined by their two beautiful and multi-talented daughters, Kelly and Jessica

Below: Fang, Family & Friends performing at the Zucchini Festival in Hayward, California August 20th & 21st, 2011 before an audience of over 3,500 people

Bottom left: Fang makes a spectacular leap at the end of a song, proving his athletic ability as well as his indomitable & ageless rock and roll spirit.

"From a Raider to a Crusader. . ."
This new, hard driving rock version of the Dylan classic "The Times They Are A-Changin' " written over 47 years ago
is officially released May 1, 2011. This is truly "a song for a world in turmoil," and could easily become the new "battle cry"
for all those who stand ready to see things change for the better. This electrifying version is a clear and present reflection
of the universal concern over the turbulent times we now live in, and the uncertainty of that which is to come. Fang digs deep
into his musical roots to deliver a power punch on this particular song that has never been heard before - a unique and original
musical arrangement that delivers passionate rock energy on all levels. The lyrics are more relevant today than they've ever been!
(this song is a approximately five and a half minutes long - complete album to be released in the near future)


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Phil "Fang" Volk
The Original Core Member & Bass Guitar Player
Paul Revere & the Raiders

All you "FANG" fans out there, come on in & get caught up with "FANG's" 40 years of past
Rock & Roll history, going all the way back to his
High School & College bands, & leading up to his
big break with
Paul Revere & the Raiders
followed by the
Brotherhood, then on to
Ricky Nelson's Stone Canyon Band,
through 70's & 80's & all the Disney years with wife
Tina Mason
performing in the
Great Crowd &
Friendship Train and beyond...

Also – Including Fang's Current band
"Fang & The Gang"

Have A Great Rockin' Time & Keep Smilin'

Paul Revere & the Raiders in their prime, performing above on the Smothers Brothers TV Show in 1967. To the right, Mark, Fang & Drake are seen in concert at a large arena, during one of their many road tours, & showing the massive crowd appeal the group garnered in the mid-sixties, breaking all records for concert attendance. "Raider-Mania" was in
full bloom. Evidence of the evolution of the unique Raider uniform can also be seen here when you compare an early
vintage photo of the original Raiders in traditional blue revolutionary garb (on the right side) to the more sleek and sexy
white tights, hip length form-fitting jackets and knee-high boots. (above) The Raiders pictured (above right) with their brand new Vox gear is another symbol of their road to success, following the endorsement of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. The Raiders were the first American group to be endorsed by Vox, which proved to be a very lucrative move for Vox since Paul Revere & the Raiders were seen daily - with this gear - on national TV on Dick Clark's "WHERE THE ACTION IS." Sales of Vox gear skyrocketed, but the big winner was Fang himself who adopted the white Phantom IV bass guitar and ultimately used the backside as a "billboard" for his famous nickname as picture above with Jim "Harpo" Valley. One providential day Fang asked one of the electricians on the set of "Action" to loan him some black tape, & "Fang" history was made, and yes, it stuck!!! This famous bass guitar with the original black tape is on display in the Northwest Rock Hall of Fame.
In concert on a road tour with Mark, Fang & Drake
The Raiders broke all concert attendance records
The traditional blue revolutionary jackets
(from left: Drake, Fang, Mark Smitty & Paul)
A rare shot of a different kind of Fang Bass
Collector's Choice Music has released The Complete Columbia Singles anthology of Paul Revere & the Raiders on a 3-CD album box set which will include, not only the 'A' sides, but all the 'B' sides of the singles as well, which makes for a very colorful & interesting collection, since the 'B' sides were never heard on the radio. This wonderful, and historical collection of music will also include many incredible and never-before-seen photos, along with extensive liner notes by Ed Osborne who had the awesome task of interviewing all the Raiders and re-telling the story from the beginning. The songs are all being remastered by the talented Bob Irwin.

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The Essential Ride of Paul Revere & the Raiders Re-visited
Now featured on the most complete anthology to date – The Complete Columbia Singles from Collector's Choice Music
66 Tracks on 3 CD's
Remembering Drake Levin: August 1946 - July 2009

"...meet you on the other side of Forever..."

I've lost my dear friend, my Raider buddy, and the music world has lost a guitar icon.

Drake and I met over 50 years ago in Nampa, Idaho. He was a city boy from Chicago, and I was a city boy from Los Angeles. Our families transplanted us to the farmlands of Idaho, where we became fast and loyal friends, and aspiring musicians. I had just got a guitar for Christmas (1959) from my parents, and Drake and I set out to conquer the world with our music. Although we weren't sure how we were going to do that, we had a dream that some day it would happen. Five years later, the dream was happening. Drake and I were filming a TV show with Dick Clark called "Where The Action Is." Some of the guests artists were Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, Jan & Dean, The Supremes, Bobby Rydell and Frankie Avalon. These artists were already well on their way to super stardom, and our little rock band, Paul Revere & the Raiders, was now riding the same "glory train" with them and the adventure of a lifetime had just started for me and Drake. Several national tours followed, along with 5 gold albums and 12 hit singles, before Drake, Smitty and I broke out on our own to form The Brotherhood, who produced 3 albums for RCA Victor. The last tour Drake, Smitty and I did together for the Raiders in March-April of 1967 was a massive success. We played almost every major arena in the country, and on many occasions had double-billing with The Beachboys & the Rolling Stones. Our music dreams that Drake & I had formed way back in the farmlands of Idaho, surrounded by sugar beet fields, corn fields, and golden fields of wheat & barley, had come to pass – we were actually living the dream. We were "brothers" in music, and The Brotherhood was a natural transition after the Raiders broke up. It was always our resolve to write music that would promote peace, love and unity in the world. We wanted to create music that had a real positive message. Drake and I became a very prolific songwriting team. At the end of that last Raider tour, I got a phone call from home that my older brother George had just died in Viet Nam. Drake was the first person I told, and he held on to me while I broke down in tears. He was a true and loyal friend. Drake always considered my family his "second family" because he spent more time at my place then anywhere else. George had helped him learn to play guitar, and because of our close friendship Drake was more or less "adopted" into our family When my mom passed away in 2006, he shed so many tears as if it was his own mom. I've always appreciated how much love Drake had for my brothers and sisters and my parents. We all will miss him greatly, as we do "Smitty" who we lost in 2001.

Drake leaves behind his loving and loyal wife Sandra of 37 years, his mom Charle, his brother Jeff, his sister Lori, and his two sons David and Darby. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them in their time of grief.

Drake Maxwell Levin also leaves us a stunning and soulful legacy of music as one of the seminal pioneers of some awesome rock & roll music and some of the most memorable guitar solos during the "glory days" of the 1960's.

One of my last conversations with Drake at the hospital in San Francisco was awkward and difficult. It's hard to know what to say when you know you won't see your buddy again, (that is, until the New World and the resurrection that Jesus promised in the Bible) I finally mustered the courage to say: "...alright my brother, I'll see you down the road..." I heard him say as I walked from the room, holding back the tears: "I'll be waitin' for ya..."

Drake, Fang, Smitty
Fang & Drake at 16,
Nampa, Idaho
Smitty, Mark, Fang, Drake
1997 Raider Reunion Portland Oregon
Drake and Phil "Fang" Volk
in Concert Atlanta, Georgia 1966
(All music and videos produced and arranged by Phil "Fang" Volk)


Kelly J. and Producer Phil "Fang" Volk have been working very hard in the recording studio for the past year and are eager for her fans and his fans to hear and enjoy this awesome collaboration of two great talents from two different eras and genres - she from country and he from rock. The cross-over appeal will be instantly noticable as you view these videos and watch the "groove" come to life before your eyes. Not since the collaboration of Shania Twain and producer Mutt Lange, has a team come along and merged these two musical worlds together with such great energy and class. Fang and Kelly are also adding a bunch of their original tunes to the stack, along with a number of gifted Nashville songwriters who were ready, willing and able to add their signature to this mix.

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