Performer and Recording Artist
In the early 1970's he and his two older brothers formed a trio called The Eli Victor Show, named after their father who really enjoyed watching them perform. However, they got their musical talent from their mother, Frances. They entertained audiences mostly west of the Mississippi river. The group traveled the Pacific Northwest and from California to Kansas, including Reno, NV, to western Canada. After several studio sessions, they released a single, recorded 2 albums and had a TV special on KHQ-6, a local station here in Spokane.
"We would start off in tuxedos doing top-40 dinner music and say that these other bands were coming up. Then we would change costumes during the break and come back as The Wayward Three, a folk trio, for some foot-stomping and hand-clapping tunes.
Then we would become Johnny Spangle and the Spangledeers, a country western spoof. I was the legendary Johnny and my brothers as Red and Barney would horse around behind me.
To end the evening we changed into The Mellowtones playing rock-n-roll from the fifties and sixties. Duke Diamond and the Chryslers showed up for the last 20 minutes as "greaser" characters. We had a lot of fun but being on the road can be exhausting."
Mr. Draggoo researched, designed and built two recording studios in homes he has lived in. He has engineered and recorded several local Christian artists and groups who wanted to make demo tapes. He played trombone, bass, acoustic or electric guitar, synthesizers or other keyboards as needed to complete the tracks.
The studios used a TASCAM 8 channel recorder and various mixers, a Crown stereo mastering recorder and numerous other pieces of equipment by AKG, Shure, Crown, Altec-Lansing, Klipsch and TEAC. He also designed and built headphone amplifiers, remote switches and patch bays from various electronic parts using schematic diagrams.