Monday, 9 November 2009


Dec 55 (BMI clearance on 9th December 55)
45-535-A - Puttin' On The Dog
(Gibson)   (Starrite BMI)
45-535-B - Oh Brother
(Gibson)   (Starrite BMI)
On the 3rd December 1955, Billboard mentions a Joe Gibson who was still fronting the Georgia Peach Pickers for Curley Williams, having his first record released on Starday so I’m presuming this is the same guy. I can’t say more than that at present. The A side is a tough, Texas shuffler with a nice guitar and steel guitar solos. (It has the type of infectious rhythm that gets PJ Tricker hopping about the kitchen whilst making the tea - and all of us scrambling to get out of the way!). The B side is pleasant uptempo hillbilly with a honky tonk piano, fiddle and steel guitar all taking small solos. (MC)

Label Shots: Kent Heineman and Lars Lundgren

1 comment:

  1. Joe had a great career with Chart Records for most of the '60s. He produced, wrote, and recorded. After he left Chart in the early '70s, he headed Prize Records for a few years before founding National Sound Distributors. NSD distributed many small labels in the Nashville area.