Taylor’s Supper Club sign


LP cover with a rendering of the sign in front of Taylor’s Supper Club, an entertainment institution on West Colfax in Lakewood from the 1940s through the 1970s. Run by Sammy Toole and starring The Taylors, who put out many local LPs aside from this one.

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17 Responses to “Taylor’s Supper Club sign”

Bob Hoffman October 24th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

Does anyone know the where abouts of Ray Taylor. I have not seen him in years. We are good friends. If you can help, I sure would appreciate it. Thank

B moffett November 12th, 2010 at 4:46 pm

Try Taylor’s Rental up on Mississippi at Wadsworth. They can get you in touch with Ray

Richard Steffen February 19th, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Went there on my honeymoon. I remember the Tayor Four (?) and THE HOUSE OF BLUE LIGHTS. Great group. For some reason Asleep at the Wheel reminds me of them. Am I nuts?

S. Grout February 28th, 2011 at 2:09 pm

My father, John Grout, used to sing with The Lawmen at Taylors-Seems like forever ago, miss those days alot.

Tom Lundin March 1st, 2011 at 8:12 pm

Well, then, you will like my next post!

Kurt April 5th, 2011 at 9:48 am

I remember seeing the Lawmen as a Kid and them singing Sweet Caroline. Bow (The pilsburry dough boy used to let me push his tummy and he would do the laugh. (I WAS 7) I remember one time we went and they gave me a cumber bun so I could be a big boy LOL. They taught me how to wear it with the ruffles up to catch the crumbs.. those were very diffrent times and truly wonderful… If anyone has or knows where the Lawmen record can be found please let me know… I’d love to listen to those times again…

Kurt April 5th, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Corection Memories are fuzzy but it was John I think whow was the Pilsburry dough boy, and gave me the cumber bun. anyway it was fun times… Still looking for a record or the video they made at Taylors…

Lin (little linny loveable) Gillham August 8th, 2012 at 7:39 pm

This is lin of the Warming Trend! Had a blast working and playing at Taylor’s! The Warming Trend is alive and well and living mostly in Colorado! Anyone know what happened to Buddy & Kenny or the Taylor’s quartet? I know we’re all getting up there, but….

Lin (little linny loveable) Gillham August 8th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

I have lawmen and Taylors records as well as a few Warming Trend ones!

Terry McEwen January 5th, 2013 at 7:52 pm

I literally grew up at Taylor’s Supper Club – my parents owned McEwen Music on West Colfax (Len and Alice McEwen), and many of the musicians who performed at Taylor’s bought instruments from us. Ray Alburn also worked at our music store – wound up marrying my mom after my dad’s death. Alice passed away in 1982 and Ray passed away a few years ago in Savannah, Missouri.
Lost track of everybody else: Buddy, Kenny, the Lawmen, members of the Action Brass, Sammy Toole, the amazing wait staff, etc.
Great times at Taylors – started going there when I was about 5 or 6 years old (back when there was a Taylor’s Four).
Would love to hear from others associated with Taylors!

Bob Mallon February 24th, 2013 at 12:08 am

I used to take customers there for the great steaks and great entertainment

Cheri May 9th, 2013 at 8:18 pm

I believe Buddy passed away several years ago. Sammy passed away last year or the year before. Joni Janek sings at Cafe Del Sole. Ginny (waitress up by stage) married my old doctor after her husband Dick passed away and lives in I think it is Arvada but possible Wheat Ridge. The last I knew (about 30 years ago) Jerry Carter of the Lawmen was living in Parachute. Can’t think of any other names right off hand.

Sherrie Leonard October 11th, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Let me introduce myself as the daughter of Jerry Carter who was the lead singer of the band of The Lawmen. It was cool to find this site and read that you all remember my dad! Sad to say he has passed on now but remained well liked. Before he passed he was running for mayor in Holister, Missouri. I have some photos of him and the band in the White House with President Nixon.So cool… I miss him! Would love to hear from people and see if there are more photos out there!

Keith Myaths October 28th, 2013 at 8:43 pm

Bo Cottrell is still doing well and living in Colorado. He was with The Taylor’s for a while and then went to The Lawmen. I think John Grout was the “doughboy laugh” guy from the Lawmen.

Who were the members of the Warming Trend on this album? Are there other Warming Trend recordings out there?

Also, unless I am mistaken, one of the members of The Cowboys (who performed on track 4 on each side of this album) was Gary Morris who went on to star as Jean Valjean in the Broadway version of Les Miserables as well as a stack of country hits including the CMA and ACM 1993 song of the year, Wind Beneath My Wings.

M November 16th, 2013 at 8:16 am

where can I find a listing of some kind of the people who performed at Taylor’s Supper Club. Would Odetta, Josh White, New Society have appeared there in the 60’s?

Connie Beever February 28th, 2014 at 11:34 pm

Hello everyone. My name is Connie Smith Beever and I am Kenny Smiths sister. I am so very sad to report that Kenny passed away just a couple of weeks ago. He had several heart attacks and was diabetic. I can tell you that he had his wonderful sense of humor his entire life. He has been cared for for about six years by his son. I know that Buddy Greene is still alive and lives in England. I do believe most of his time has been spent in the theater. I was told that Bo Cotrell visited Kenny a few days before he passed away. I remember when I was a teenager and also as a young child with my parents visiting Denver from Missouri and seeing their show. Frankie Berg passed away many years ago, if you remember him. Originally the Taylor Four was Al Fike, Frankie Berg, Buddy Greene and Kenny Smith. What a great group and so much fun! I remember seeing Taylor Four, the Taylers and than seeing Buddy and Kenny work together. Buddy’s Sunrise Sunset and Frankie’s amazing piano and singing Tom Dooley! Of course, I couldn’t be any prouder of Kenny drumming Paradilla Joe! It was an amazing time. I remember the line circling the building waiting to get in for dinner and the show and how special I felt to be able to just walk in because Kenny was my brother and Sammy knew me. I know there is a short video on UTube taken during a live performance. I would love it if anyone has any more. If anyone can add to this or has any questions please feel free to post or contact me at conniebeever@hotmail.com. Thanks

Sherrie Leonard March 19th, 2016 at 12:22 pm

If anyone out there has any photos or memorabilia of the Lawmen I would really like to see them! I have some of my dad Jerry Carter. Please contact me with any info you have! Does anyone know what Taylors did with the photos that were down in the basement of the restaurant where they also played? Please contact me at sherrieleonard99@yahoo.com
Thank you!

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