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WGE Productions was formed in 1968 when a project called “Sing-A-Long At Shakey’s”, an LP on location stereo recording of the live sounds of the singing/dixie style of music that Shakey’s Pizza Parlor was producing across the USA. The musicians were Bruce L Warden, piano, and Frank Guzzardo, banjo who were appearing five nights a week providing singalong music for the audience as they ate pizza. For the recording session at the parlor, Mr. Max Ellis, string bass was added to give richness and bottom to the recording live sound. Through the association of three persons in this endeavor, the company name was developed and established from their first initials and has been in existence ever since developing different styles of projects in the music industry. Therefore, WGE Productions was born and is active currently even though the passing of Guzzardo and Ellis, Bruce L Warden is owner and CEO of the WGE complex.
In 1969, Bruce L Warden was accepted into the American Society Of Composers, Authors, & Publishers (ASCAP), first as a composer of songs.
WGE Music Publishing Company, ASCAP
In 1975, WGE Music Publishing Company was also accepted into the ASCAP music society venue to be able to house and control new song creations in addition to the first few written that were needing security and copyright protection through a publishing firm.
In 1979, WGE Records was created to inhouse some of the different project and music endeavors that needed a recording label. A list of projects are as follows:
|1. Sing-A-Long At Shakey’s||LP||Bruce L Warden & Frank Guzzardo|
|2. Which Way To Go||LP||The Kings Men Four|
|3. Morningstar||LP||The MorningStar Trio|
|4. Maidan Voyage||LP||Bob Mathews|
|5. Flukes Of Dixie On Tour?||LP||Flukes Of Dixie|
|6. Everybody On The Floor||45 Single||Tease|
|7. Part Of Me||45 single||Frank Fiedler|
|8. Just Say No||45 single||Jim Robinson|
|9. Sunshine Down The Middle||Cassette Album||Bruce L Warden|
|10. Ross Can Do It!||Cassette Single||Bruce L Warden|
|11. United We Stand, America!||Cassette Single||Bruce L Warden|
|12. Live At the Figgs Café’||CD Album||Bruce L Warden & The Fravida Counts Four|
|13. Does Cubs Can Do It!||CD Single||Bruce L Warden|
|14. Payin’ Through the Nose!||CD Album||Bruce L Warden|
|15. Mr. Groovy GroundHog||CD Album||Jack Farina Big Band|
|16. Reflections Of My Heart||CD Album||Benny Jackson|
|17. A Real Swingin’ Christmas||CD Album||Benny Jackson|
Warden & Williamson, the Bastille Boys American Songbook
After being contacted and finally chosen as the composer for a new Broadway musical development called, “The Cotton Club”, Bruce was advised to look for a collaborator to develop song melodies and lyrics. Mr. Mike Williamson of Rockford, IL became the lyricist associate with Bruce. From this, in 2010, the music composing team of Warden & Williamson was then established and started to develop a catalogue of songs in the various styles and venues in the music world for placement.
Warden Sound Studios is a small studio layout for electronic type equipment that can accommodate some live recording, dubbing, and post mastering production for certain types of projects.
Our Available CD’s
Singalong at Shakey’s
Payin’ Through the Nose
Swingin’ Live at the Figgs
Mister Groovy Groundhog
Flukes of Dixie