Tuesday, 3 August 2010


W.B.R.T, Bardstown, KY
Sept 56
JOE BROWN and the Black Mt. Boys with Curley Sanders and the Santones
45-589-A Midnight Rhythm
(Sanders / Shirley)   (Starrite BMI)
45-589-B Fishin' Fever
(Joe Brown)   (Starrite BMI)

Once again, nothing known about Joe Brown and his band. Curley Sanders will be covered next as he has his own release after this disc. Recorded at WBRT from Bardstown, KY so perhaps Joe was a DJ there.

"Midnight Rhythm" is a nice instrumental with fiddles and a nice guitar picker (Ody Martin??) doing a fine Chet Atkins impression. (Ody was name checked by Curley in a Billboard segment.) "Fishin' Fever" is the slightly better side with fine vocals and fine support from the Black Mt. Boys and the Santones.
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So. Coventry, CT
Sept 56  (Billboard review on 5th Jan 57)
SLIM COXX and his Cowboy Caravan
45-588-A Mockingbird Special
(S Coxx / B Dee)   (Starrite BMI)
45-588-B Lonely Nights
(S Coxx / J Albert)   (Starrite BMI)

Still waiting to hear this one. Slims real name was Gerard A Miclette. He played with his younger brother, Roland "Rocky" Miclette in various bands. By the time Roland came back from serving in the navy, he joined Slim (who played fiddle like his father, George) playing bass in Slims' Kentucky Ramblers. Eventually they came to the attention of the Down Homers, which featured Bill Haley (&and Kenny Roberts) and joined them on the tidy sum of $200 a week wages. Once the Down Homers had disbanded, Slim & Rocky were playing at Lake Compounce in Slims new band, The Cowboy Caravan.

Rocky died on the 6th of May 2004 and Slim passed away October 13th 1999. 

"Mocking Bird Special" is a pleasant enough fiddle instrumental. This was reissued on Starday EP 295 and Starday LP 114, and subsequently reissued again on Nashville LP 2015 (Album release credited to "Slim Cox." Haven't heard the flip, but the lead vocalist is Jimmy Stephen.  (MC / Al Turner / Michael Proost)
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Courtesy of Al Turner