Monday, 7 March 2011

STARDAY RECORDS 622

STARDAY RECORDS 622
Mar 57
LUCKY HILL
45-622-A - Fickle Baby
(Lucky Hill)   (Starrite BMI)
45-622-B - It’s Comin’ Home To You
(Lucky Hill)   (Starrite BMI)
Billboard review on 29th April 1957.


A side is a hillbilly song, kinda like an early Lattie Moore King 45. Fiddles are the main instrument here. B side is slower and more bluesy (in a typical hillbilly sort of way). More of a Hank Williams type song, and the tune bears a passing resemblance to "You're Gonna Change Or I'm Gonna Leave".
As for Lucky himself, he appeared on the Jimmie Rodgers Memorial celebration in Meridian, MS, held over May 21st-22nd in 57. He wrote in billboard advertising this disc can be acquired from him form an address in Tiffin, OH. By July 57, having come back from an Armed forces tour of North Africa, Lucky could be found as a staff announcer over KDRO-TV, Sedalia, MO. In Dec 57, Billboard also announced that his piano player (Denny Bolin) had broken his neck in a car accident near Joplin, MO. That's pretty much all the info I have on this artist.

There was a Lucky Hill who recorded for TNT but I'm not sure if it's the same artist.  (MC)
8th March 2011:- Andrew Brown confirmed that the Lucky Hill on TNT is the same artist as the Starday Artist.

Label Shots: Neil Scott.

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JAMBOREE RECORDS 621

BILL and BOB // BILL BOLAN and the Country Melody Boys
Mar 57
45-621-A - Falling Apart At The Seams
(No info)   (Starrite BMI)
45-621-B - Country Music
(No info)   (Starrite BMI)
JAMBOREE RECORDS 621
4213 Rose Ave, Lyons, IL


No info on the artists. Musically, the A side is a weepy country ballad with that sad steel guitar sound throughout. There's a fiddle player in the background who takes a brief solo. The B side is a faster, fiddle and steel gtr led hillbilly song. Bill sounds like a real southerner when he sings, despite the label location of IL.  (MC)

14 Jul 2013 - Updated bio of artist, courtesy of Al Turner. See below with label shots.