Thursday, 3 February 2011

MARYLAND RECORDS 612

MARYLAND RECORDS 612
RFD No. 1, Laurel, MD
Feb 57
THE GOSPEL TROUBADORS  Gospel Vocal by Henry Noe
45-612-A - Cry Aloud And Spare Not
(Noe)   (Starrite BMI)
45-612-B - Ananais
(Noe)   (Starrite BMI)

Not heard this disc as yet, but I managed to snag label shots from long time collector of all good records, John Burton. They're a little blurred so maybe I can get better ones.(MC)


(12 Apr 2011) - Better label shots sent by John Burton. 


Label Shots: John Burton.

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UNKNOWN LABEL 611

UNKNOWN RECORD LABEL 611
UNKNOWN ARTIST
Jan 57
"All I Do Is Cry Over You"
"One Dark Sunday Night"

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.


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TARHEEL RECORDS 610

TARHEEL RECORDS 610
Jan 57   (BMI Clearance on 5 Apr 57)
LEVON McCALL
45-610-A - I Lose Again
(No info)   (No Info)
45-610-B - If I Don't Change My Mind
(No Info)   (No Info)

Nothin on the above artist or label. Still, at least I have a record listed, which is more than I can say for the next issue. (MC)

STARDAY RECORDS 609

STARDAY RECORDS 609
Jan 57   (BB rev = 9 Mar 57)
BUDDY SHAW
45-609-A - Just Like A Fool
(Ruth Snider / B Shaw)   (Starrite BMI)
45-609-B - I belong To You
(Ruth Snider / B Shaw)   (Starrite BMI)

Two ballads from Buddy. Both are pleasant without being exceptional. Nice snippet of overloaded each just as he starts singing on the A side. I especially like Buddy's "Hick" Vocals. Band lend fair support with steel guitar being the prominent lead instrument. My notes from the 80's note the artist was possibly from Kentucky, but I have no way of knowing if that's true. (Probably not bearing in mind the source of the info). Luckily for guys like me who crave the more RaB type of music, Buddy comes alive later on in the series. Both sides are co written with Ruth Snider -  A name I've seen before on writers credits but can't place where. (I'd never make a journalist - can't locate facts and can't afford to tap into peoples mobile phones {UK readers will understand that statement} but I could always make it up as I go along, therefore securing a job at one of the Red Top Newspapers).


UPDATE 2 hrs later :-)


Gee, no sooner than I file this, I find the photo at the end of this blog on a CDR of saved material. As the fan club is based in Texas, is it safe to assume Buddy is from the same state?

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STARDAY RECORDS 608

STARDAY RECORDS 608
Jan 57   (BB rev = 6 Apr 57)
LUCKY WRAY with Link and Doug Wray
45-608-A - Teenage Cutie
(H Albert / C Davis / L Wray)   (Starrite BMI)
45-608-B - You're My Song
(B Baker / J Williams / L Wray / C Davis)   (Starrite BMI)

Killer Rock-A-Billy and classy ballad from Lucky and Link. A side is fast, mean and moody with Lucky's understated vocals threatened by Link who threatens to steal the proceedings with a flick of his pick up switch. The ballad side is a dreamy affair with Link almost sounding like a steel guitar in parts. Sadly this was their last appearance on a Starday-Custom pressed disc (as far as we know anyways). Both Link and Lucky (to a lesser extent), went on to bigger and better things. I saw Link Wray quite a few years ago in the UK and my hearing still hasn't recovered!

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STARDAY RECORDS 607

STARDAY RECORDS 607
Jan 57   (BB rev = 9 Feb 57)
DON OWENS and the Circle "O" Ranchboys
45-607-A - Last Chance
(Owens)   (Starrite BMI)
45-607-B - A Thief (In The Heart Of A Rose)
(Owens)   (Hank Snow Music)

A pleasantly sung country/hillbilly song. The A side has a bit of, perhaps, "Rhumba" influence. Taken at a brisk tempo, it has nice accoustic guitar accomp. with sawing fiddles and steel guitar sharing the solo. I can hear Hank Snow singing this. Odd to mention Snow as he's the writer of the B side. This is a ballad sung with feeling. There's a small bio on Don on his previous Starday Custom Release (#559). (MC)

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Label Shots: Neil Scott.