Saturday, 12 December 2009


Tulsa, OK
AL CLAUSER and his Oklahoma Outlaws
Jul 56 (BMI clearance on 28th Sept 56)
45-576-A - Cloudy Love
(Goldie Hood / T Conrad) (Starrite BMI)
45-576-B - Who's Fooling Who
(Goldie Hood) (Starrite BMI)

Alas, although I have label shots, I have yet to hear either side of the disc. But at least I have some info, courtesy of the excellent and informative sleeve notes on the Bear Family Nashville Hillbilly Box Set. Clauser was first heard of playing with bands in Preoria, IL in the mid twenties and first recorded for ARC Records. He was based most of the time (at this point) around Cincinnati, OH and played on WCKY before relocating to Tulsa, OK, with a stint in Fort Worth, TX. After recording for Bullet Records, he also had releases on Arrow and Skyline from Tulsa. (Anybody got any details on these?). He also launched the recording career of Patti Page.

Backed by his Oklahoma Outlaws, he self released this fine Western Swing / Hillbilly disc on his own H&C label for local promotional purposes. What happened to him after this disc is a mystery to me.

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Label Shots courtesy of PJ Tricker.

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