Rick Cunha

Real Name:
Richard Dale Cunha
Profile:
Owner/operator of Rainbow Garage in Van Nuys, California. His songs have been recorded by Jennifer Warnes, Iain Matthews, The Smothers Brothers, Michael Johnson and many other artists. Mr. Cunha's solo recording career began in 1974 with an album for the GRC label, that included his song "Yo-Yo-Man" which has since been immortalized on television and in concert by Tom Smothers. Born July 17, 1944. He studied Hawaiian steel guitar with Ernie Ball. Moved to Hawaii and started singing and playing at a small club in Honolulu called Hum-bums. Sang (as "The Hawaiian Hootenanny Boy") on the Lucky Luck television show in 1964. Worked Honolulu nightclubs with partner Dave Dawson through '66. Returned to Los Angeles, and with Dave and Larry Murray started the Folk/Rock band Hearts and Flowers which recorded two albums for Capitol Records. As a musician Rick has toured with Jennifer Warnes (who recorded Rick’s song "When the Feeling Comes Around" which reached the top 40 charts in 1980, Mason Williams, John Stewart, and the Byron Berline and Sundance. Studio musician credits include Emmylou Harris, Buck Owens, Dolly Parton, Jennifer Warnes, Waylon Jennings, and Rose Maddox, amongst others.
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Albums

GA 5004 (GAOJ) Cunha Songs — Rick Cunha Cunha* Cunha Songs (Album) GRC GA 5004 (GAOJ) US 1974 Sell This Version
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SRS-8707 Moving Pictures — Rick Cunha Rick Cunha Moving Pictures (Album) Sierra Records (3) SRS-8707 US 1980 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

GRDJ-1010, GRDJ-1012 I'm In The Middle / I'm Ashamed — Rick Cunha Ginger Boatwright / Rick Cunha Ginger Boatwright / Rick Cunha - I'm In The Middle / I'm Ashamed(7", Mono, Promo) GRC, GRC GRDJ-1010, GRDJ-1012 US 1973 Sell This Version
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GRC 2028 Jesse James (Is An Outlaw, Honey) — Rick Cunha Rick Cunha Jesse James (Is An Outlaw, Honey) (Single) GRC GRC 2028 US 1973 Sell This Version
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GRDJ 2016 (I'm A) YoYo Man / Wild Side Of Life — Rick Cunha Rick Cunha (I'm A) YoYo Man / Wild Side Of Life (Single) GRC GRDJ 2016 US 1974 Sell This Version
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GRC-2016 (I'm A) YoYo Man — Rick Cunha Rick Cunha (I'm A) YoYo Man (Single) GRC GRC-2016 US 1974 Sell This Version
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3-10174 Best Friends — Rick Cunha Rick Cunha Best Friends(7", Single, Promo) Columbia 3-10174 US 1975 Sell This Version