Friday, 3 October 2014

Ouch!

Welcome to the utterly deluded world of Melvin G Fromm Jr, the singer-songwriter who, for the last 15 years or so, has quietly been beavering away at the coalface of country-lounge music. Hailing from the town of Gap in Pennsylvania, since 1999 Fromm’s fertile mind has been responsible for more than 270 finished and recorded songs: all of which are, at the very least, a little off-kilter and some of which are hideously brilliant. 

When listening to the wild song stylings of Melvin G Fromm Jr I am immediately reminded of two of my favourite bad singers – Nicholas Gilio and W L Horning, both of who have featured on this blog before. Often, as was also true of both Gilio and Horning, Melvin has employed modern-day song-poem outfits and session singers to add a bit of spit and polish to his tunes. Again like both Wesley and Nick, Melvin also occasionally takes his own turn behind the microphone – with spectacularly inept results.

“A lot of people always ask me how did I get started in music,” says Melvin on one of his many internet pages. “Well I sat down and wrote a song about my then girlfriend, now wife, and sent it with other songs I wrote to overseas radio on CD just to see what would happen. I had a Canada DJ named Carmen Kilburn like my music and we became good friends & he really helped me in my music in a big way. Carmen past away (sic) in 2006 but he will always have a special place in my heart for all he did for me as he told me I should start my own record label for my own music.”

That Canadian DJ has a lot to answer for – although don’t get the idea that he was the Kenny Everett of the Canucks: Carmen Kilburn, who actually departed from this earth in June 2005, only became a volunteer DJ on community radio after retiring from a lifetime working in law.  Discover for yourself what Mr Kilburn saw in our Mel by listening to the two tracks I’ve included here: Bowled a Strike and Ouch, Love Struck Me (are you sensing a theme here?)

Inspired by his international success, Melvin formed the four-piece band Fromm's Country Music to create what his official press release describes as ‘an exciting, diverse sound which appeals to lifelong country fans as well as bright eyed newcomers. With plenty of contemporary pop sensibilities and a strong inflection of Christian values, Fromm's Country Music fits comfortably into fan's minds and hearts’.The band has issued four albums along with many, many download-only tracks.

More recently Melvin has attempted to branch out into the song-poem field on his own, offering would be hit songwriters the chance to have their poems enhanced by a Melvin G Fromm tune. I’m guessing his latest business venture proved unsuccessful: at the time of writing Mel’s website www.frommscustomsongs.com is in hibernation.

All of Mel’s tracks can be purchased from www.productiontrax.com and a whole bunch are available via CDBaby and iTunes. Go have a listen…you’ll find some perfectly ordinary country songs performed by various members of Fromm’s Country Music as well as many. Many examples of Melvin at his best (or worst).

Enjoy!

30 comments:

  1. He's tone deaf. Nothing wrong with that though. Reminds me a bit of Ireland's legendary Bog Men.

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  2. It's ok today Melivn is doing instrumental music and working his way into film and tv work keep going and never give up no matter what anyone says as who cares what people thinks it's what God thinks and no one can stop God's plan for anyone even from a cheap blogger thoughts real means nothing with the grace of God. Go Melvin!

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  3. I was researching Melvin Fromm and came across this blog and wonder if the blogger knew Melvin is doing brand new music of all styles of instrumental that is really really good. I'm glad to see Melvin keeps growing and moving forward in life and shows others keep going toward a goal and who cares what people think as God will put the right people in your life to help you. It's easy to be little someone in life but to keep going on in good way is truly something to root for. Talk is cheap and this blogger needs to be a positive in life as any one can trash and bad mouth anyone but I pray Melvin really breaks out with his new music and never gives time to people like this no name blogger as they only drag people down instead of lifting people up and never will be blessed like Melvin as Melvin seems like a positive light in life with the grace of God.

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    1. Thanks 'anonymous' (I'm always a little wary of replying to anonymous posts, as it could be the artist involved himself or our old friend Meade writing), but if you expect me to be 'lifting people up' you've clearly come to the wrong place: this blog is called the World's Worst Records after all! It's never my aim to 'trash and bad mouth' anyone but to have a little fun. However, using phrases like 'cheap blogger (whose) thoughts mean nothing' and 'this no name blogger' is a fair old case of the pot calling the kettle black, n'est pas? And as for 'no name blogger' my name is Darryl W Bullock and it appears as such all over this blog, and in a great many other places too. It's not me hiding behind the 'anonymous' tag, is it?

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  4. If God goes before you who dare goes against you as God is truly amazing and opening doors that no one can ever close as it's time to move onto bigger and better things with God and not give a heart beat to small stuff like this as in God's eyes it goes no were and a true waste of time and effort. In music people will either like it or not keep moving forward trust in God only and not in people and God will bring the right people in life and open up much bigger things for you and can put the right people in life as God is truly amazing and no words or people can ever compare to God or stop what God can do. Time for a brand new exciting way with God now for Melvin that no can every stop no matter what! --A very good friend of Melvin's

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  5. Dear Melvin,
    Please don't worry about this blogger trying to kick up some drama just to try and sell their lame book only....(hahaha would not pay a penny for the book).
    Best of luck with all you music Melvin
    God Bless!

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  6. This blogger got it wrong about the DJ in Canada playing Melvin's music as I tuned in every week to the show online to hear Melvin's songs as Carmen never played the songs listed above Carmen played the songs "My Mom"--"Heart Runs To"--"Music In My Heart" those kind of songs as the songs above Carmen never be played on the radio show. Melvin even wrote a song about Carmen Kilburn called "Thank You Carmen Kilburn" and was on Carmen's radio show many times by phone as they sound like they had a great friendship and at least someone helped Melvin. Regardless what someone writes that is false can't stop how good someone is to help people and a good person at heart. If someone lies just to try and sell a book does not look bad on Melvin as people need to get the facts instead of making up flub to sell a book. I am a proud fan of Melvin's music and enjoyed Carmen's show online weekly as no one can ever change my mind about that.--Harry Smith Big Fan of Melvin's & Carmen Kilburn Show

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  7. This blogger when they leave this earth and go before God has truly a lot to answer for trying to make a buck on a book and just writing no truth junk. Research this blogger name and you will see they are a true no body that no one knows or ever gave help to in their life or ever will to go to the next level. This blogger knew nothing about Carmen Kilburn (my dad) his radio show what kind of music Carmen played and what kind of music Carmen played of Melvin's on his show. Carmen was a good man a lot of people in Canada that knew him love and respected him. Did this blogger know that a newspaper where Melvin lives wrote a story on Melvin and Carmen and the reporter checked out everything to make sure it's true and not the funny songs Melvin did above ever made it to Carmen and his show as Carmen knew a lot about music to not just law. If you check your facts blogger Melvin did the songs above after Carmen past away and this blogger is mad because someone took these funny songs of Melvin and made YouTube videos and said how Melvin wrote something no one will ever do to this blogger who writes anything with out true real research just trying to make a buck for their self. Did you know my dad Carmen called Melvin every week off air at Melvin's home and chatted an hour as they became great friends and my dad Carmen always asked Melvin to come live to the radio studio for a show and stay with my dad Carmen. I'm very proud of my dad and all he did and how he helped Melvin get to the next level in music as it brought Carmen my dad great joy toward the end of his life and Melvin is a very down to earth hard working guy that just keeps moving forward in life without lies to make a buck like this blogger...Love you dad so proud always remember and so glad your my dad rest in peace--Son of Carmen Kilburn

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  8. You know life is very funny that people think they can say whatever with out true facts and going to tear someone down to gain something for their self like this blogger over a book. The truth is people are shinning a light on Melvin and Carmen this blogger had no idea about and makes the blogger really look foolish. The truth is this blogger will not get rich off this book as God will never bless it. My wife follows Melvin and knows a lot about Melvin and his music and we all start some where small and with the grace of God keep growing with the right people in the right way and Melvin has learned and branched out with the grace of God. Today my wife told me Melvin is getting record deal offers on his new music, a lot of radio station want to play his new music, many people want to write stories on Melvin and his music, and major music libraries want to add Melvin's music for film tv and more to get work with now I ask you does all these people know nothing about music or has Melvin really grown with the grace of God. Sorry no small time blogger can stop Melvin and what God can do but I will say with the actions of this blogger they will stay small time only never be blessed and no one will every trust them because of the lies for a dollar.---Bill & Jill Young big fans of Melvin!

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  9. I ran a search online of Carmen Kilburn wow what a man he was with the police and so many awards and so sorry to here Carmen past away on vacation June 2005. This blogger is truly off base as I ran a search on his name and nothing on them really a nobody as it's funny a nobody always runs their mouth on somebody that has much more class then they will ever have or hope to have. Big deal you have a dump blog but that's all that bad mouth others takes no skill or brains to do that. One thing for sure no one will ever write a story on this blogger or give them a hand to reach for a dream just turn them off and laugh at them how much a fool they truly are once the truth comes to light. BEWARE PEOPLE THIS GUY SAYS HE TELLS TRUE STORIES IN HIS BOOK BUT THIS BLOGGER IS A TRUE LIER TO MAKE A DIME AND LIED LIED LIED RIGHT HERE. Hope you can rest at easy at night because I would not want to be in your shoes in life and what you have to face when you face God. Glad God shined the true story on Melvin and Carmen they are truly great men that deserve God's full blessing no matter what a no body (means no one knows you) has to write or think. God Bless Melvin and Carmen's Family! Joe Grate

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  10. I agree with the write this blogger is a no name (meaning run your name online search can't find anything on you and you don't stand out a true no name.) Wow Melvin really stands out in search online and a radio station put one of Melvin's songs in their hall of fame (hmm blogger missed that very poor fact finder or very bad liar.) Also I found the story on Melvin and Carmen great story these to guys are truly something else and glad to read the truth about their life not trash and non truth. I also agree with the writer this blogger is nothing but a cheap low down person to write false facts on someone to try and sell their book that would not even make good ass paper for me. Anyone with a brain would not take a word of someone but research someone before they agree or disagree as it's so easy to do now days. Don't you think all the people that play Melvin's music or did stories on Melvin check Melvin out first before going forward about Melvin and put their ass on the line. (Guess you missed that lesson in life blogger.) Also all the music fans and people that like music run searches also to see if someone is a liar and just a crazy hopeful person that's going no where like this bad blogger. I think this blogger needs to find a nice warm rock and crawl back under it because a liar and a fool no one has time for in their life and your right blogger you'll never be a positive light in any part of your life just a cheap low down liar that leaves out the truth to try and gain some money! AND MY NAME IS HANK HILL WRITING THIS POST!

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  11. Ha Ha Ha looks like is blogger will only make the hall of fame for lairs or just another cheap blogger in life as they will never reach any real credits or levels in life. Go around planting bad seeds in life about people and that's the only thing you harvest in your sad dead end life hoping for money. By the way this sound like a rip off to American Idol show of bad singers this blogger is hopping to cash in on but will only falls way short with the mounting pile of truth coming out about Melvin & Carmen. This blogger is a true fools of fools in life and will have to answer for what they do here on earth in front of God. Have to say nice to laugh at people that are truly foolish only in life.
    Thanks for the laugh blogger you just got busted!---Pat Stark

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  12. Hey blogger are you related to Brian Williams of Nightly News for the USA?.... I have to ask because you both seem to spread lots of bull shit that turns out not to be true and every one gives you no credit or time from this point on. Wow so dump to shot yourself in the foot with nothing but lies. Not a role model not a leader just breathing lies with your time here on earth and have a true lack of class when it comes to life and others as people like you are a dime a dozen and truly worthless......Cody Springer

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  13. Check out Melvin's brand new music @ productiontrax.com search Melvin Fromm Jr as their is more then 600 instrumental tracks as wow they are really good sounds like Melvin is working with pros in studio with this music as it's really amazing. Good job Melvin you found your calling with God keep going and we will hear your music in film tv and other places. I am a huge fan of your now Melvin keep up the great work--Best Wishes & God Bless you Melvin--Graham Bryant

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  14. Ha Ha Ha this blogger been doing this blog since 2007and only has 74 followers and tries to put out a very lame book to make money off of?. Now I have to ask you who is living in a utterly very deluded world hoping to become something they never will but a liar and very low down person. This blogger will never ever be in the same league as Melvin and Carmen as know one will look up to respect or help a low life liar in any way shape or form in this lifetime. This blogger never thought so much support would be behind Melvin and Carmen but God shines a light on the good people and favor never seems to fall on liars and cheats trying to make a buck off someone else with lies filled stories. I think this blogger should stay with their day time job oh maybe that
    is filled with lies and being untruth person also. Just another lame no name person (means you will never reach fame) that will never be nothing in life as things fall short. I put my 100% behind Melvin & Carmen's family as may God Bless you and keep touching your lives each day----Lorraine James

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  15. This blogger can add spit and polish to this blog and it still adds up to lies and cheap way to make a buck or should I say try to make a buck from a stupid book idea. This bad blogger looks like they are not a favorite of hardly anyone with just 74 followers since 2007 just truly shows how lame they are in what trash they write filled with lies and no true facts. For sure no one where every they came from or what they did would ever help this bad blogger get any exposer any were just in the bottom of a trash can where their words lies and thoughts will only land along with their so called book a very nice resting place at bottom of a trash can is the only exposer the right people will ever give to this bad blogger. Their are many ways to reaching goals in life and if you do things right and treat people right the good people will find you with the grace of God but if you act like trash and talk like trash well you will be a dime a dozen people that fall short and people only view your thinking and thoughts as trash only and have no value in life like this bad blogger puts himself out to be with his own lies in writing with no real facts just make up anything to write to try and make a dollar. Sure glad my life's thinking don't follow the way of this so called blogger-----Jane Weaver

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  16. I came across a radio show called "Artist First Radio" and a one hour radio show of Melivn Fromm done I think end of Sept 2014 and the dj interviewed Melvin and played his music called "Mom"-(Radio dj like this song and the dj works in the music field not some nobody like this blogger) -"Stars & Stripes Fly"--"When Somebody Loves You" all songs these songs very good and all pro sounding. They even played 3 new songs Melvin wrote and produce of instrumental music that was very good. Wow Melvin is really something and Melvin talked about the Canada dj who called Melvin and talked to Melvin after he got his music (Sounds like a classy guy that Canada dj to me.) This dj even told Melvin here really has a great attitude about music and all the bad that people can say and has a secret to keep moving forward called God Melvin feels helped him. To everyone that comes to this blog listen to Melvin's radio interview and you'll find out that this blogger it truly cheap on their facts and not worth a dam what they write they just lied to try and sell a book. It's so easy to be a trash can shaking trash around in life like this blogger but truly hard to be something in life and keep moving forward like Melvin and that Canada dj. For sure this radio show would never give time to this so called book writer of this blogger lies don't go far in life for sure!---Jill Storm

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  17. Ouch! looks like this blogger isn't that popular since doing this blog since 2007 worldwide don't have many fans and followers but thinks they can put a book out for money of an untrue story here to gain money. Ouch kind of crazy to think that Carmen Kilburn who's a cop wouldn't check out Melvin or talk to him to find out what kind of person he was. (Maybe if Carmen talked to this blogger he would of known that this blogger does lie and runs non-truth trash and never gave this blogger anytime because they really sound stupid in what they wrote to try and be little Carmen and Carmen's honor truly a trashy person in my eyes.) We can see who really has no skills by running trash to boost books sales and not finding true fakes that they are in a true dream world of dead end that no one will ever care about in this blogger. This blogger is like bad gossip that no one cares to hear or see as you have to laugh and say thank God your not in their crazy dumb world. The truth always shines as you can't hide from lies that some dead end blogger spreads to try to make a buck. This blogger will have a lot to answer for in this story in front of God to try and make a dolor. Hope it was worth it blogger you really look dump!----Sam A Hank

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  18. Melvin's new music makes me in a jazzy relaxed mode every time I hear his music and Melvin's new music is really SPECTACULAR!!..I can't say the same for this blogger as I have to laugh at the cheapness of their words in this blog and no facts to back it up. (ha ha ha) God bless you Melvin and keep going!----A brand new big fan Charmaine Rain, New Jersey

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  19. Melvin's brand new music is really good love it love it------A new fan--cacho @ madeloud

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  20. Melvin's pro background music is really awesome songs I never heard anything this good in a long time--Tigerissa

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  21. I think the Canada police should put out an arrest warrant for this lame non-truth blog that is really dumb to try and sell a really dumb book. You can tell this is some lame overseas blogger not from the USA trying to spread shit to gain something that they can't do on their own with their own no talents that really show up in this laughable blog filled with crazy non truth and stupid trash talk for a track can book kind only that will not even sell to make this nobody blogger a million. Just another lame blogger in the world is all that no one cares about and has a good laugh at how dumb they truly are! ---Toby Keith USA

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  22. I just heard Melvin's new instrumental music on the radio here in the USA and dam it is really really good as Melvin has a true gift not the trash this crazy so called blogger got to say as this blogger should stick to their day job whatever it is as hope they are better at that then writing a bunch of lies....Go Melvin love your music---Mark Santo

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  23. I guess anyone can try and write a lame book and hope to sell it in the world filled with lies and really dumb worthless stuff like this blogger that has no followers and hoping for something that will never be because this blogger is a nobody and nobody seems to care about the trash they write. I heard a song by Melvin on the radio a few days ago seems like Melvin is popping up everywhere and wow Melvin's new music will even grow more and be much bigger then this crazy lie filled blogger that's really a joke. Keep going Melvin your future is very bright seems like you got a good music team around you now. May God bless all your dreams ad goals Melvin......Roger Moore

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  24. I'm only here as support for Melvin as I just heard 2 of Melvin's new instrumental songs on the radio and researched Melvin and found this and wanted to say congrats to Melvin as the radio dj was saying the 2 new songs she played of Melvin's just got placed in a major USA film and will be out soon. God job Melvin keep up the great work and God Bless! ----Amy Spill Texas USA

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    1. That's great news Amy. What's the name of the film?

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  25. I'm only here to show love and support to Melvin Fromm Jr as I have a friend working with Melvin in the recording studio on Melvin's new music and my friend let me know Melvin has had offers from many record labels for his new music, many music libraries want to add Melvin's new music for all kinds of media work, many radio stations worldwide want to play Melvin's new music, and a huge worldwide video game company is reviewing Melvin's music for their new top notch video game line, wow Melvin's new music is really making some great waves and keep up the great work Melvin so so proud of you and bet your friend in heaven Carmen Kilburn is truly smiling down on you today as God is truly amazing in the dreams he puts in people's hearts. Much love to you Melvin....Sherry Longhorn New York

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  26. Really, really, great story done on Melvin Fromm Jr. by Exposed Vocals May 17 2016 sounds like Melvin's new music is doing well and the right people our taking notice of Melvin as it goes to show keep moving forward and let not what anyone says stop your goals God put in your heart. NO one or nothing can stop you even if people try to gain a buck on bad writing or just write junk about you. SO PROUD OF YOU MELVIN! Tim Shields USA

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  27. Wow Melvin's new music is truly amazing and it sounds like Melvin's music is standing out to the right people worldwide. With Exposed Vocals feature, feature radio music special, a really outstanding music review, social exclusive set for Aug. 10th 2016 on Melvin's music, a ton of radio stations playing Melvin's music, a company helping Melvin getting his new music in ads and a lot of film & tv people looking at Melvin's music. Way to go Melvin keep moving forward and sharing you story the right way a you have a lot of talent and Go's favor on your life. WELL DONE--Wilma Baits LA USA

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