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Looking for 'Leaven' - Ron Griffin

Eddie 28 May 98 - 01:56 PM
29 May 98 - 01:51 PM
GUEST,Tom in Long Beach 28 Jan 09 - 04:31 PM
GUEST,Jim 30 Jan 10 - 12:50 PM
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GUEST,kevin 11 Sep 14 - 09:01 AM
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Subject: Looking for
From: Eddie
Date: 28 May 98 - 01:56 PM

Does anyone how the whereabouts of "Leaven" a group with Ron Griffin based in San Pedro, CA in the late '70's and early '80's? Or how to get their tapes? Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Looking for
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Date: 29 May 98 - 01:51 PM

giving you a boost back up to the top still in search of help


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Subject: RE: Looking for
From: GUEST,Tom in Long Beach
Date: 28 Jan 09 - 04:31 PM

I have also searched unsuccessfully for music and info on Ron Griffin. He gave a mission at our Church in Long Beach in the 70s and then stayed around to lead the music at our 11:30 mass for a year or so.

I did find the following post by "Bryce" who writes that Ron Griffin was his father and passed away in 1990.

http://www.recongress.org/2004/memories.htm


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Subject: RE: Looking for "Leaven" - Ron Griffin
From: GUEST,Jim
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 12:50 PM

I have his album, I was also looking for more information on Ron Griffin. did he do more then 1 album?


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Subject: RE: Looking for "Leaven" - Ron Griffin
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Nov 13 - 09:43 PM

Barbara Stam

Ron used to play in the 1970's at Pomona Catholic High School. He was at our retreat for seniors and often played at our masses and graduations. He was a wonderful person. My favorite song was Reaching Out.


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Subject: RE: Looking for "Leaven" - Ron Griffin
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Nov 13 - 01:53 AM

"Name: Bryce
Date: November 04, 2004
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Well, I've never been to one of these. But Ron Griffin was my father. He passed away when I was 2, and now I'm just a few weeks from my 16th birthday, and I have found this website."

The post mentioned earlier.


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Subject: RE: Looking for 'Leaven' - Ron Griffin
From: GUEST,kevin
Date: 11 Sep 14 - 09:01 AM

I was a kid in Holy Trinity parish in San Pedro during the 70's when Ron Griffen did the music for the masses. He was fantastic. That was folk music for the novus ordinary at its best. I remember, even at that age, getting the hairs on my neck to stand up--he was so good. Looking back on it now, it seems clear that while the introduction of folk into the mass seemed like it would lead to more congregational participation, it did and it didn't. On one hand, when done well like Ron did, the congregation was really drawn into what was happening in the mass. On the other, the harmonies of folk were too complex for congregational singing. In the case of Ron's music, whether you tried to sing along or not didn't matter as he was such a great musician--a very spiritual musician that lead you into what the mass was about. So sorry to hear of his passing. A great loss to music and the Church.


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