Sunday, 23 June 2013

COWTOWN RECORDS 700

HARRY PEPPEL and his Shenandoah Valley Rangers
(Side A by Tommy Donohue)  (Side B by Dick Dorn)
Mar 58
CP-1444 - One Night's Love  (Starrite BMI)
              Oh My Aching Head   (Stephenson Music)
CP-1445 - Thermostat baby   (Starrite BMI)
              Old Fashioned Waltz   (Starrite BMI)
COWTOWN 700
Po Box 1694, Ft Worth, TX  (JW Stephenson)

Another Rite pressed Starday Custom. JW Stephenson owned Cowtown Records which dabbled in Song/Poems and self-financed record releases on the label, as well as taking a punt on a few with his own money. Cowtown issued some fine music here and there. Label based around Avery, TX, although here Fort Worth is mentioned as the address. The Dick Dorn sides are especially nice on this EP.
Harry Peppel is a mystery to me - although I am informed his name appears on a few more records dotted around the US, but I have no details at present. (He does appear on an earlier Cowtown release in this series.)

I have to mention that there is another contender for the #700 spot - see next post - but with the Rite information, the dating of this record seems to fit in the listing quite nicely.

Source: Terry Gordon




Wednesday, 5 June 2013

STARDAY RECORDS 699

BILL JOHNSON and the Dabblers
Mar 58   (BMI Clearance on 31st May 1958. )
45-699-A - Lonesome Daddy Blues
(Johnson)   (Starrite BMI)
45-699-B - Umm Boy, You’re My Baby
(Johnson)   (Starrite BMI)
STARDAY RECORDS 699
(Unknown Location - possibly KY)

Source: Terry Gordon




PLAYBOY RECORDS 698

PLEZ GARY MANN
Mar 58  (Billboard review on 5th May 1958.)
BMI Clearance on  30th April 1958.
CP-1442 - Cheer me Up
(Mann)   (Starrite BMI)
CP-1443 - I Want To be True
(Mann)   (Starrite BMI)
PLAYBOY RECORDS 698
Yolyn, WV

Source: Neil Scott




BLUE SKY RECORDS 697

JEANIE CHRISTIE with Earl Durrance and the Blue Sky Boys
Feb 58   (Reviewed on Country Music Round-Up on 22 Sept 58.)
CP-1438 - Flying High
(J Christie / E Durrance)   (Starrite BMI)
CP-1439 - Sunshine
(J Christie / E Durrance)   (Starrite BMI)
BLUE SKY RECORDS 697
Box 381, St Cloud, FL
Label owned by Earl Durrance. 

Source: Al Turner




STARDAY RECORDS 696

JOHNNY TOOLEY
Feb 58   (BMI Clearance on 31st March 1958.)
45-696-A - King Of Dreams
(Bobby Anderson)   (Starrite BMI)
45-696-B - Looking Glass Heart
(Bobby Anderson)   (Starrite BMI)
STARDAY RECORDS 696
(Artist based in KY)
(Pressed for Bill Anderson, owner of Summit Records, Central City, KY.)

Source: Lars Lundgren




STAR RECORDS 695

DAYTON HARP and his Dixieland Drifters  with Dot Anderson (pno)
Feb 58   (BMI Clearance on 30th April 1958.)
CP-1434 - Man Crazy Woman
(Harp)   (Golden State BMI)
CP-1435 - You’re One In A Million
(Harp)   (Golden State BMI)
STAR RECORDS 695
1148 Oak Hill St, Lakeland, FL.
(Vcls on CP-1434 is by Dayton Harp and Dot Anderson.)

Source: Phillip J Tricker




STARDAY RECORDS 694

TAYLOR PORTER
Feb 58   (BMI Clearance on 31st March 1958.)
45-694-A - It’s Over Now
(Porter)   (Starrite BMI)
45-694-B - No More Lovin’ You
(Porter)   (Starrite BMI)
STARDAY RECORDS 694
(Unknown Location)

Source: Lars Lundgren






VALLEY RECORDS 693

DALE ANDERSON
Jan 58   (BMI Clearance on 31st March 1958)
CP-1411 - You’ll Never Know
(D Anderson / D Thomason)   (Starrite BMI)
CP-1412 - Long way To Go
(D Thomason / S Harrington)   (Starrite BMI)
VALLEY RECORDS 693
Radio WCYB, Bristol, VA.

Source: Lars Lundgren





DIXIE RECORDS 692

J C SAWYER / HOWARD BINGHAM and the Rockets
Dec 57   (BMI Clearance on 31st March 1958.)
CP-1391 - Goin’ Steppin’
(Kenneth Ellis)   (Starrite BMI)
CP-1392 - Baby Love
(Howard Bingham)   (Starrite BMI)
DIXIE RECORDS 692
(Unknown Location)
(The date above reflects the possibility that, despite the issue no. of 692, this was pressed  before Mystic 689 and Listen 690 and 691.)

Source: Steve Holloway






LISTEN RECORDS 691

AL SIMS and the Alpine Two
Jan 58
CP-1409 - Eskimo Sweetheart
(Sims)   (Starrite BMI)
CP-1410 - Party
(Sims)   (Starrite BMI)
LISTEN RECORDS 691
Box 6601, Roswell, NM.
(CP-1410 is a different take to the version on LISTEN 681.)

Source: Neil Scott




LISTEN RECORDS 690

AL SIMS and the Alpine Two
Jan 58   (BMI Clearance on 31st March 1958.)
CP-1407 - Your Love Is A Prison
(Sims)   (Starrite BMI)
CP-1408 - Little Red Caboose
(Sims)   (Starrite BMI)
LISTEN RECORDS 690
Box 6601, Roswell, NM.

Source: Terry Gordon




MYSTIC RECORDS 689

BILL GOODWIN
Jan 58    (BMI Clearance on 31st March 1958.)
CP-1405 - Angel In Disguise
(Gene Hopkins / Earl Brewster / Bill White)   (Starrite BMI)
CP-1406 - It Don’t Cost A Dime To Dream
(Gene Hopkins / Bill Goodwin)   (Starrite BMI)
MYSTIC RECORDS 689
Cannon City, CO

Source: Lars Lundgren




STARDAY RECORDS 688

BOB and CINDY DEAN
Jan 58   (BMI Clearance on 31st March 1958)
688-A - Long Time Gone
(Dean)   (Starrite BMI)
688-B - Gone For Another
(John Hammer / Joan Dassau)   (Starrite BMI)
STARDAY RECORDS 688
(Unknown Location)

Sopurce: Phillip J Tricker / John Burton




FARRALL RECORDS 687

JIMMIE DALE
Dec 57   (BMI Clearance on 31st March 1957.)
CP-1383 - Man Made Moon
(Murrell Farmer / Thomas Allen)   (Starrite BMI)
CP-1384 - For A Day
(Murrell Farmer / Thomas Allen)   (Starrite BMI)
FARRALL RECORDS 687
1834 Nelligan Ave, Louisville 3, KY.

Source: Lars Lundgren




STARDAY RECORDS 686

LLOYD McCULLOUGH
Dec 57   (BMI Clearance on 31st March 1958.)
45-686-A - Half My Fault
(McCullough / Bond)   (Starrite BMI)
45-686-B - What Can I Tell Them
(Bond / McCullough)   (Starrite BMI)
STARDAY RECORDS 686
(Unknown Location - possibly Nashville, TN)

Source: Terry Gordon




STARDAY RECORDS 685

GENE SCARBOROUGH
Dec 57   (BMI Clearance on 31st March 1958.)
45-685-A - Wanted
(Scorbrough)   (Starrite BMI)
45-685-B - Lonesome For Someone
(Scarbrough)   (Starrite BMI)
STARDAY RECORDS 685
(Unknown Location)

Source: Phillip J Tricker




STARDAY RECORDS 684

MAY HAWKS
Dec 57  (Billboard review on 27th January 1958.)
45-684-A - Talk A Little Louder
(May Hawks / Les Thomas)   (Starrite BMI)
45-684-B - Forever And A Day
(May Hawks / Les Thomas)   (Starrite BMI)
STARDAY RECORDS 684
(Unknown Location)

Source: Lars Lundgren




STARDAY RECORDS 683

KELLY BROTHERS (Abner and Newt)
Nov 57   (BMI Clearance on 31st March 1958.)
45-683-A - Flying Saucers
(A Kelly / N Kelly)   (Starrite BMI)
45-683-B - Hero
(A Kelly / N Kelly)   (Starrite BMI)
STARDAY RECORDS 683
(Unknown Location)

Source: Neil Scott




UNKNOWN LABEL 682

(UNKNOWN ARTIST)
Nov 57
45-682-A - (No info)
(No info)   (No info)
45-682-B - (No info)
(No info)   (No info)
UNKNOWN RECORD LABEL 682
(Unknown Location)




LISTEN RECORDS 681

AL SIMS and the Alpine Two
Nov 57  (BMI Clearance on 31st January 1958.)
45-681-A - Party
(Sims)   (Starrite BMI)
45-681-B - Girl Without A Heart
(Sims)   (Starrite BMI)
LISTEN RECORDS 681
Box 6601, Roswell, NM.

Source: Terry Gordon





CEDAR RECORDS 680

SLIM FOSTER and his Cedar Valley Boys
Nov 57
45-680-A - (No info)
(No info)   (No info)
45-680-B - Singin’ Guitar
(Slim Foster)   (Starrite BMI)
CEDAR RECORDS 680
(Unknown Location)

Source: Michel Proost / Ebay



MYSTIC RECORDS 679

BILL GOODWIN
Nov 57   (BMI Clearance on 31st January 1958.)
45-679-A - So Wrong
(Gene Hopkins / Shorty Sasser)   (Starrite BMI)
45-679-B - I’ll Stand In Line
(Gene Hopkins / Earl Brewster)   (Starrite BMI) 
MYSTIC RECORDS 679
804 Main St, Canon City, CO.

Source: Lars Lundgren




STARDAY RECORDS 678

SINGING WILLIS FAMILY
Nov 57
45-678-A - He’ll Answer You
(Red Smith)   (Starrite BMI)
45-678-B - I Need The Lord
(Bob Wills)   (Starrite BMI)
STARDAY RECORDS 678

Source: Lars Lundgren




COWTOWN RECORDS 677

GENE RAY
Nov 57
45-677-A - Rock And Roll Fever
(Gene Ray)   (Starrite BMI)
  If I’d Been Asked
(Mary L Miller / John Stephenson)   (Starrite BMI)
45-677-B - Achin’ Heart
(Harry Fousse / Jack Phillps / John Stephenson)   (Starrite BMI)
Love Proof
(Mary L Miller / John Stephenson)   (Starrite BMI)
COWTOWN RECORDS 677
Po Box 1694, Fort Worth TX.

Source: Terry Gordon




STARDAY RECORDS 676

AL RUNYON
Nov 57   (BMI Clearance on 31st January 1958.)
45-676-A - The Day Before The Night
(Florence Wilson / Ray Baker)   (Starrite BMI)
45-676-B - Baby Please Come Home
(Al Runyon / Jimmie Skinner)   (Starrite BMI)
STARDAY RECORDS 676
(Unknown location - possibly KY)

Source: Terry Gordon




UNKNOWN LABEL 675

(UNKNOWN ARTIST)
Nov 57
45-675-A - (No info)
(No info)   (No info)
45-675-B - (No info)
(No info)   (No info)
UNKNOWN RECORD LABEL 675


STARDAY RECORDS 674

FRANK EVANS and his Top Notchers
Oct 57  (Billboard Review on 18th November 1957.)
45-674-A - I Got A Patent (On My Kind Of Love)
(Jimmy Dunklin)   (Starrite BMI)
45-674-B - Lonesome Love
(Bonnie Burke)   (Starrite BMI)

STARDAY RECORDS 674
(Artist based in Tampa, FL)

Source: Terry Gordon



STARDAY RECORDS 673

BILLIE and GORDON HAMRICK with Red Farrell
Oct 57  (Billboard Review on 23rd November 1957.) 
(BMI Clearance on 27th December 1957.)
45-673-A - Cruel Jealous Heart
(Nell Palmer)   (Starrite BMI)
45-673-B - Gypsy Waltz
(Nell Palmer)   (Starrite BMI)
STARDAY RECORDS 673

B Side notation reads “ . . with Red Farrell with Smokey Joe Ellis and Frank Addis, twin fiddles”.

Source: Lars Lundgren