Melvin (Tony) Harrod

Jegna Guitar Instructor

Study with Tony

1969: Joined a group, THE MAR-TRIBS opening for groups such as;

THE DYNAMIC SUPERIORS, KOOL and the GANG, THE DETROIT EMERALS, THE SOUL CHILDREN, THE DELLS, ect….played for opening of Eddie Day’s SHOWBOAT LOUNGE  (18th @ Columbia RD,NW D.C.)with Eddie Day and the Four Bars..

1972-74: sideman for such groups as: The Commissioners, The Merrimacs (Wash, DC-Alex, VA) Scacey and the Sound Service, Third World Revolution ,Actor Carl Anderson ( and later in’1980), The UNDISPUTED TRUTH (of Motown records)

1974-75: Joined group, The Sounds of Us: opened for Maxxanne, Edwin Birdsong, THE DELLS, MILLIE JACKSON,

1975-76: joined group Hot, Cold Sweat

1976-78: sideman for Wayne Davis (Atlantic Records),Joined group, The Gants Of Sound (leader Tommy Bryant), …recorded on HUMPPIN’ Records release GALACTIC INTERLUDE as guest artist and contributed to arrangement of  title cut…co-founded group, GOLDEN STORY with Allen Barnes and Perc Jacobs ( of the BLACKBYRDS)…played at the time the largest outdoor concert in the Wash metro area, TAKE IT EASY RANCH (with Wayne Davis)…WMAL TV Telethon (with Wayne Davis) …

1979-81: joined group Baby Waldo, later changed To WALDO and singed to CBS records( executive producer LARKIN ARNOLD)…co-wrote 6 songs on “LOVE DON’T GROW ON TREES lp…wrote song “LOVED BY YOU” and recorded with group, VISIONS  led by Reggie Staggers…played TV show “STUFF” for WRC TV with VISIONS…recorded “MESMERIZED” produced by Reggie Staggers and Clifton Dyson (tracks 5,11,12)…played “REGGEA SUN SPLASH” in Montego Bay,Jamaica (with Jonathan Brown)

1982-83: recorded “THIS IS THE WAY” by MASTREFUL BAND for an independent label produced by Bill Crews….wrote song: “THOSE OLD MEMORIES” produced by Al Johnson and sung by Tyrone Burwell…

1984: played Dunbar High School when Jessie Jackson announced his candidacy for President…(later played for election dinner of second run)…

1988-89: played United Negro College Fund Dinner, guest speaker, President RONALD REAGAN…

1999-2002: sideman with KSP (on Electric Bass)…joined group “EDDIE and DENISE and the GOOD TYME BAND)…later recorded “SEXY SENIOR CITIZEN and “SOOTH ME BABY” on DAYCO records…sideman for Gene Chandler (Rainbow ’69, Duke Of Earl) on Electric Bass

2007-present: recorded :”Eclectricity” for violinist Dave Kline for an independent label… joined group, ONE NITE STAND and currently performing with them…played Blues Alley with,

Lil’ Margie and Jacque Johnson, LEDISI, Dexter Wansel, And Marilyn Brown..played inauguration dinner @ Willard Hotel for second election of President OBAMA