Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Handy Andy

Patti Mack

Handy Andy

1961?


Out of Mobile, Alabama, this Cinema label had only a few releases. Label owner was probably Jimmie Rogers who wrote the song and also owned the slightly bigger Astro label.

The late Jimmie Otto Rogers was the son of Jesse Rodgers an artist on the RCA Victor Bluebird label in the early forties,know also as "Ranger Joe" a #1 TV show produced out of Philadelphia in the early 50's and 60's. Jimmie's dad Jesse was also the cousin of the Famous Blue Yodeller the late Jimmie Rodgers.

He wrote many songs, some under the Jimmie Rogers Ainsworth alias, some in collaboration with Earl Lee (also known as Luke McDaniel), notably "Midnight Shift" (recorded by Buddy Holly), "Rock and Roll Angel" (recorded by Ray Smith on Sun) and "Foxy Dan" (Luke McDaniel).




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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Oh, Anna Lee!


Bill (Ramblin' Man) Foster

Oh, Anna Lee!

Virgelle

Seattle, Washington


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Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Hunch

First pressing?
no mention of producers and distributor

Second pressing?
producers : Johnny Power - Trade Martin
Distr. by Triodex Incorporated


Mad Mike & The Maniacs

The Hunch

from... 1961!

Warren Nichols - lead guitar
Jimmy Lurschner - bass
Mad Mike" Porcelli - guitar and vocal
Bobby Columbo - drums
Doug Neale - sax



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Friday, November 19, 2010

Roll Over Beethoven


Fox and the Raiders

Roll Over Beethoven

Disaster DR-140

Chuck Berry cover out of Indianola, Mississippi




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Thursday, November 18, 2010

I'm Walkin'


Clara Ann Fowler (born November 8, 1927), known by her professional name Patti Page, is an American singer, one of the best-known female artists in traditional pop music. She was the best-selling female artist of the 1950s, and has sold over 100 million records. Her nickname is The Singin' Rage.

I'm Walkin'

Rec. 17 November 1961 Bradley Film & Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashvile 3, TN

Producer: Shelby Singleton, Jr.



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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thirty Days


Ernest Tubb

Thirty Days



Rec. 26 October 1955 [19:30-23:30]
Bradley Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville 3, TN

Billy Byrd [gt],
Dickie Harris [steel],
Jack Drake [bass),
Farris Coursey or Buddy Harman[drums],
Tommy Jackson [fiddle],
Owen Bradley [bass].

Producer: Paul Cohen)


Label picture credit : Terry Gordon (Rockin' Country Style)
Session information : Praguefrank




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Monday, November 15, 2010

The Metal Monster


Jerry Clayton

The Metal Monster

One of the three Jerry Clayton records listed by the Rockin' Country Style discography. Surprisingly, "The Metal Monster" seems to have been never compiled?

All his sides (on Uptown Rhythm, Big "I" and K-Ark) were written by Ivan (Glenn) Washabaugh.


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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Rocking Chair


Bill Bryan and the Gold Tones

Rocking Chair

Pike Records

Produced by Hart & Flowers



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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Show Your Love


Betty Jayne and the Teenettes

Show Your Love


Carellen Records




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Friday, November 12, 2010

Crazy Maisie

Vinnie Rome and the Rainbeaus

Crazy Maisie

Apt 25035

Vinnie Rome is Vince Ferrizzi, from Philadelphia who is the composer and lead singer of both songs. The Rainbeaus was Johnny Krill, Ron Vitello, Tony Seferrretti, Rich Bruno, Don Danielli. (information received in comment from diana).

Not to be confused with Vinnie Rome (r.n. Vincent Montenegro) who recorded for Fargo, Decanter and other labels.



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Thursday, November 11, 2010

You're Much Too Pretty For Me


Eddie Curtis

You're Much Too Pretty For Me


I'm giving up trying to figure out which Eddie Curtis is this Eddie Curtis. Because I've found so much confusing information during my research.

Gee (54), Okeh (55), Atco (56), Bear Cat (60), Parkway (61), Decca (61-62), Jell (65), Josie (66), Todd, Raftis and ABC are labels who released Eddie Curtis records. But it's quite possible that there is at least two or three different Eddie Curtisses!



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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Folsom Prison Blues


The Country Boys
Mike Wright, Mike Petry

Universal Promotions Recording
Ninth And Pacific St. Omaha, Nebraska

Folsom Prison Blues
(Johnny Cash)


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Monday, November 8, 2010

I Believe You Cared


I Believe You Cared

This is the top side of Ralph Jerome's second release on K.P. Records. The flip is the more rocking "Rockhouse" (the Roy Orbison song).

Ralph Jerome was born in 1940 in Brooklyn N.Y. His band was The Plaids (Bass John Weegar - Guitar John Morrison - Drums Denny Spampinato - Guitar Ralph Jerome). The group was together from 1958 - 1962 They traveled and played all thru Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virgina.



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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Marvin Fields : Love Me


Marvin Fields
a.k.a. Marvin Benefield
a.k.a. Vince Everett

Love Me


According to the artist himself, this was his first record :
Following graduation, I went to work for Square D Company in Atlanta as an electrical products assembler. After winning the singing contest at the East Point City Auditorium, I was able to make a local recording, produced by Ray Stevens, from which I made an appearance at Avondale High School in 1960. This is where I met my first wife and we married in 1961. I was then given the opportunity to record on ABC Paramount records in 1962, 1963, and 1964, by a fellow I had met on the Georgia Jubilee by the name of Felton Jarvis. Felton chose the name Vince Everett as my stage name, which was the name of Elvis’s character in “Jailhouse Rock”. “Such A Night” was the most popular recording that we made. On the Paramount recordings, I had the opportunity to work with some of the best talent in the music industry, such as Floyd Cramer, Boots Randolph, Jerry Reed, Ray Stevens and the Jordanaires. These experiences are among some of my fondest memories.
An earlier Vince Everett release (Town label #1964 : Buttercup / The Lane of No Return) isn't by the same artist, in my opinion. But he is likely the same Vince Everett who recorded for the Washington, D.C. Saga label in 1959. Both labels (Town and Saga) were almost certainly owned by Jack Gale.


SEE Vince Everett discography at Rockin' Country Style

Label picture credit : Terry Gordon


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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

N-A-C-L (Sodium Chloride)


This is Tony Moon, later member of Dante and the Evergreens on Madison, and then Nashville record producer. Pan World Records was owned by Aki Aleong.