THE RECLAMATORS

featuring JAREMA

MIDNIGHT STAR

single available now CD/digital

JAREMA’S STORY

Songwriter, singer, producer and recording artist Jarema has placed the country world in his sights with the release of the single “Midnight Star” by his group The Reclamators. The song is a follow up to last year’s single release “Let’s Boogie Together”, which buzzed all over the globe on internet radio and various digital platforms.

Jarema is no newcomer into this business. In the early 1960s, he regularly took a bus from Wayne, NJ to New York City with his guitar by his side and a tape of his songs. He would visit “Tin Pan Alley” around Broadway and knock on the doors of publishers and record companies, trying to get any one to listen to his music. One day he got lucky and was able to get the ear of one the executives at Screen-Gems Music. They had a pool of songwriters that would crank out tunes in their song factory. Although he was never on their payroll, Jarema was partnered to work with writer and singer Ron Dante, lead singer of The Archies. Together they came up with some demos, and in 1963, Ron helped him get his first song published and recorded. The song was called “Rumble In The Night” performed by Mike Minor. Some time later, Ron was instrumental in securing a recording contract for Jarema with Stan Shulman’s Dunes Records. This led to his first professional release in 1965 on Mala Records of the song “I’m Sticking With You”, under the pseudonym Ronnie Michaels. This can still be heard on YouTube!

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Concurrently, Jarema was attending a small college in Iowa, and hoping for a hit record. After graduation, Jarema, through his personal manager and close friend, Vic Piscatello, got contracted in 1968 to Laurie Records (home to such artists as Dion, The Chiffons and The Royal Guardsmen) with his new group, The Yellow Brick Road. From ‘68 until ‘73, they released 15 records. They were able to have many regional hits, many of which exist in collections of vinyl singles all over the world.

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Fast forward to the present, Jarema is still pursuing his dream by independently releasing his own singles and albums on his own record label, Crooked Walls Records.

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