Friday, 16 July 2010

STARDAY RECORDS 587





















STARDAY RECORDS 587
(Artist based in Oelwein, IA)
Aug 56  (BMI clearance on 17th Nov 56.)
ANDY DOLL - 6 Men and 16 Instruments
45-587-A - Goodbye Mary Ann
(A Doll)   (Starrite BMI)
45-587-B - Honey Dew
(A Doll)   (Starrite BMI)

Compared to most of the artist featured on Starday Customs, Doll is one of the more prolific artists. He had many discs released on his own AD label from Oelwein, IA, mostly pressed by RCA and by 1962, we find him the proud owner of the "Coliseum Ballroom" until 1973. He also toured extensively and backed up such luminaries as Pee Wee King.


Anyhow, the A side is a nice song, set at what I guess is a waltz tempo, whilst the flip is more uptempo with a western swing flavour. All very pleasant to be sure, but not something that would set my heart racing. His later recordings on AD bordered on Rock-A-Billy in some places, but not on this occasion.


Label Shots courtesy of Al Turner (78rpm)
and Phil Tricker (45rpm)
Flyer/Mailshot courtesy of Phil Tricker.
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Billboard review - 17 Nov 56

Thursday, 15 July 2010

PLOW RECORDS 586

PLOW RECORDS 586
Bangor, PA
Aug 56  (BMI clearance on 2nd Nov 56.)
TENNESSEE GEORGE and the Pennsylvania Plowboys
45-586-A - Cry baby
(No info)   (No info)
45-586-B - Butterball
(George Dry)   (Starrite BMI)

Never heard or seen the disc. In fact, if it wasn't for Al Turner sending it to me as an addition years ago, I would not have known of it's existence.
586-A was re-recorded by Dave Dudley on Starday 364.


Thanks to Michael Proost, I located a snippet of info from Billboard dated 16 Apr 55 (shown below). Thanks also to Bob, who produces the fantastic "That's All Rite Mama" blog for the offer of the label shot (same side as shown below).
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Label shot courtesy of Michael Proost.




Wednesday, 14 July 2010

DEL-MAR RECORDS 585















DEL-MAR RECORDS 585
Moorhead, KY
Aug 56
THE DELMAR WILLIAMS SINGERS
45-585-A - My Journey Home
(D Williams / L Williams)   (Starrite BMI)
45-585-B - The Last Love Letter
(G Williams / D Williams)   (Starrite BMI)

Judging from the writers credits, I would suggest that the Delmar Williams singers are a family affair. Not heard this disc and have no other info so feel free to add to this scant page. As you've probably figured out, both sides were pressed on 45 & 78rpm.
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Label Shots courtesy of Al Turner.



DEL-MAR RECORDS 584

DEL-MAR RECORDS 584
Moorhead, KY
Aug 56  (BMI Clearance on 2nd Nov 1956.)
THE DELMAR WILLIAMS SINGERS
45-584-A - I Wanna Walk A Little Closer
(No info)   (Starrite BMI)
45-584-B - The Gates Will Swing Wide
(No info)   (Starrite BMI)

Lovely back-in-the-hills Gospel from obscure Gospel artist. Is this the same Delmar who owned Airway records?

Sunday, 11 July 2010

UNKNOWN LABEL 583

UNKNOWN RECORD LABEL 583
UNKNOWN ARTIST
Aug 56
"I'll Fly Away With An Angel"
"Cherished By A Song"

This is a blank acetate, supplied by Dave Sax. It has no artist, label or song credits. In fact, it's totally blank. The only info is in the dead wax which has the issue number and A/B designations. As there are no titles, the ones listed here are what a few of us "think" they are - we could very well be barking up the wrong tree with these.

STARDAY RECORDS 582















STARDAY RECORDS 582
Aug 56  (BMI Clearance on 21st sept 1956.)
JIMMY AND DOROTHY BLAKLEY
45-582-A No One But You
(J Blakley)   (Starrite BMI)
45-582-B Standing In Line (For Your Love)
(J Blakley)   (Starrite BMI) 


Info courtesy of Al Turner. Dorothy played on quite a few Starday sessions. Some copies have ST-2656 & St-2657 in the dead wax. (These are probably 2nd pressings.) 582-A was also recorded by Neal Merritt on Starday 260.


Label Shots courtesy of John Burton.