Saturday, 12 December 2009


COUSIN ARNOLD and his Country Cousins
Jul 56 (Billboard Review on 13th Oct 56)
45-578-A - Heart Of A Fantasy
(B McCraven / A E Baynard) (Starrite BMI)
45-578-B - Sweet Talking Daddy
(A E Baynard) (Starrite BMI)

Second (and at this point in time) final offering from Cousin Arnold, or Arnold Eugene Baynard as he was called.. A side is a pleasant enough hillbilly disc, whilst the flip is again bordering on Rock-A-Billy, although this was possibly unintentional. With "Cat Music" hogging more and more of the radio airwaves, these country artists were forced to at least try to be sounding like they were keeping up with the times. Baynard was based around South Carolina for most of his life, yet born in Avondale, NC on June 8th 1930. Arnold died on 31st May 2005.(MC)

Label Shots courtesy of Terry Gordon

1 comment:

  1. Malcolm, these "no address" pressings were usually handled by Don Pierce in Los Angeles, not Pappy Daily in Houston. Therefore it's not quite accurate to have the address listed as Houston, TX on these "no address" pressings.