Saturday, 12 December 2015

LINCOLN RECORDS 758

LYLE KEEFER
Jan 59
45-758-A - A Fool Doesn't Know   (Starday Music)
(Lyle Keefer)
45-758-B - Come Back To Me   (Starday Music)
(Lyle Keefer)
LINCOLN 758
Elmwood, IL

This is a King Pressing. Matrix in DW (A Side) shows 45-758-A-X1
B side is a great country bopper with some fab "Chet Atkins Style" Git-Fiddling. I have also seen this with a blue label. Not sure which one came first.

Source: Mark Greenaway / Terry Gordon




Tuesday, 8 December 2015

UPTOWN RECORDS 757

JOHNNY NELSON with The Fairlanes
Jan 59  (BB = 16 March 59)
45-757-A - Alvin At The Crawdad Hole   (Bayou State BMI)
(Seth Seman) 45-757-B - I'd Rather Lose You   (Bayou State BMI)
(S Seman / B Adison) UPTOWN 757
Box 6244, Shreveport, LA

Source: Phillip Tricker




Monday, 30 November 2015

N and R RECORDS 756

DANIEL NIX and The Compensation Boys and Girl
Jan 59
756-A - I Love You   (Golden State)
(Nix)
756-B - Unlucky Man   (Golden State)
(Nix)
N and R RECORDS 756
Route 2, Box 893, Zion, IL

Source: Terry Gordon






Friday, 27 November 2015

RAYMONDS RECORDS 755

MIKE FERNANDEZ with the Del Royals Orch
Jan 59
45-755-A - A Bomb Bop
(M Fernandez / F Kramer Jnr.)
45-755-B - Brake Jake
(M Fernandez / J McCeerman)
RAYMONDS 755
902 Front Street, Morgan City, LA


Fernandez re-recorded both sides which were issued on DEMO 4 as by Mike Fern. Most copies of the above disc have the publishing house scratched out. DJ copies however, seem to leave the publishing intact. (See Red Labels)

Source: Terry Gordon (Blk) Apres Ville (Red)






Tuesday, 24 November 2015

ROCKET RECORDS 754

RAY STRONG
Dec 58
45-754-A - You're Gonna Reap What You Sow   (Starday Music)
(Julia and Ray Strong)
45-754-B - Love Shadows   (Starday Music)
(Virginia and Ray Strong)
ROCKET 754
Route 4, Box 1740, Marshall, TX

Source: Terry Gordon





Saturday, 21 November 2015

GE-MO RECORDS 753

POLLY FEAZEL
Dec 58
45-753-A - I Love Everything About You  (Ge-Mo Music)
(Feazel)
45-753-B - Settle Down  (Ge-Mo Music)
(Feazel) GE-MO 753
2701 37th Street, Lubbock, TX

I was told many years ago that Norman Petty had something to do with this record. Maybe it's a tenuous Lubbock link, maybe he recorded it - I have no clue. I do notice however that the record has it's own publishing and not a Starday / Golden State Publ. 

Source: Lars Lungren





Wednesday, 18 November 2015

SKYLINE RECORDS 752

JIMMY WERT and The Four Squirts
Dec 58
45-752-A - Please Believe Me   (Starday Music)
(Wert / McClintock)
45-752-B - Bingo Blues   (Starday Music)
(Wert / McClintock)
SKYLINE 752
Chambersburg, PA


Source: Terry Gordon




Thursday, 5 November 2015

FRANTIC RECORDS 751

JERRY COXX with The CAVALIERS
Dec 58  (BB = 23 Feb 59)
45-751-A - Debbie Jean   (Bayou State BMI)
(J Coxx / J Sanders / T Kirk)
45-751-B - Sherry   (Bayou State BMI)
(J Coxx / J Sanders / T Kirk) FRANTIC RECORDS 751
Box 6305, Shreveport, LA

I have this listed as a very rare vocal group disc, but I'm yet to hear it.

Source: Terry Gordon





Wednesday, 14 October 2015

ROCKLAND RECORDS 750

ERNEST AND AGNES JOINES
Nov 58
45-750-A - Falling In  Love Again   (Golden State Songs)
(E Joines)
45-750-B - Brown Eyes And Brown Hair   (Golden State Songs)
(E Joines)
ROCKLAND RECORDS 750
Sparta, NC

Source: Unknown - initials are NG

Uploaded on Feb 11, 2012
Rockland 750 Starday Custom Nov 1958 Superb! Ernest was born in Alleghany County where he has lived all of his life except for one year in Pennsylvania. His maternal grandfather played the banjo, and he remembers hearing a lot of music in church when he was young. "Back when I grew up, it was just oldtime," he remembers. When he was about nine years old, Ernest started playing a guitar his father bought him. He was exposed to a lot of music in the area, but when asked how he learned, Ernest says, "I just picked it up myself."

He immersed himself in oldtime and bluegrass music and learned to play several instruments. "I learned to play the guitar," he says, "Then I started playing mandolin." He has also played bass with a number of bands. Ernest played on a radio station in Galax around 1947-48 with Del Reeves, Fred Roupe, and Dean Mains. He often played for square dances and box suppers. "There weren't too many musicians around Sparta back then," Ernest says. So, he played with musicians around the region such as Larry Richardson's Blue Ridge Boys, with Uncle Joe Johnson and with Benton Flippen and the Smokey Valley Boys from Mount Airy.

Ernest worked for the highway department for nearly thirty years. During this career, Ernest played closer to home. He and his wife Agnes performed as a duet with guitar and mandolin and made some recordings in the 1950s. When Ernest retired in 1990, he and his wife started the Alleghany Jubilee in downtown Sparta in an historic theatre that has hosted musicians including Mainer's Mountaineers, Reno and Smiley, Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys, and Uncle Dave Macon. Ernest and Agnes keep the Jubillee as a pastime, but it keeps them busy as it is open four or five nights a week for live music and dancing. "I just wanted to keep olditme music going," Ernest says when asked why he started the Alleghany Jubilee.

Ernest has put together three groups that perform at the Jubilee, and other bands from the region play there also. Ernest's bands are Blue Ridge Partners, Rise and Shine Band, and Old Country Grass. Rise and Shine Band has been together for about seven years. They play bluegrass and bluegrass gospel and have produced a recording. Blue Ridge Partners has been together for about a year and a half, and they play bluegrass and some old country. Old Country Grass has only been together a short while; they perform oldtime music.

In 1956 sales of Country music had dropped disasterously and the industry`s answer was to drop most of their artist and move the others to a more "pop" sound. Early efferts with choral backings such as Sonny James "Your love", Ferlin Huskys "Gone" and Jimmy newmans "Fallin Star" were (unfortunately) very successful and the sound of just a year erlier was artificially cut short while the steel guitar and fiddle were vanished from the studios.
But What was happening outside the studios? Countless bands were still active and playing the same music as they had previuously there was little that was new that they could relate to and perform live at this point but the music was only recorded and heard on small label and "Custom" releases. It was not until the maturity of the new "Nasville Sound" in 1958-59, as well as the beginning of new sounds from the west coast, that the smaller bands begun to change. Most of the 1956-57 Hillbilly recordings were only cut thanks to the availability of custom services.

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Saturday, 10 October 2015

UNKNOWN LABEL 749

(UNKNOWN ARTIST)
Nov 58
45-749-A - (No info)
(No info)   (No info)
45-749-B - (No info)
(No info)   (No info)
UNKNOWN LABEL 749
(Unknown Location)

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Tuesday, 6 October 2015

PEACH RECORDS 748

PETE HARDIN
Nov 58   (BMI Clear = 31 Jan 1959)
45-748-A - Love Me Or Leave Me   (Starday Music)
(Peaches Hardin)
45-748-B - Baby Be My Chicadee   (Starday Music)
(Peaches Hardin)
PEACH RECORDS 748
606 Pierre Ave, Shreveport, LA

Source: Terry Gordon

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Friday, 2 October 2015

BRITE STAR RECORDS 747

RAY GUYCE and The Lonesome Valley Boys
Nov 58  (BB = 16 Feb 59)
45-747-A - Please Don't Set Me Free   (Starday Music)
(Ray Guyce)
45-747-B - Lonesome Guitar   (Starday Music)
(Ray Guyce)
BRITE STAR RECORDS 747
Mt Vernon, IN

Label owned by Floyd Wiseman. The Brite Star Label is a little confusing. A fre months from this release, they issue another which then continues it's numbering series. Some arepressed by Rite of Cincinnati, OH, whereas some labels are printed by King Records. The general agreement is that if it's published by Starday (or one of its custom publishing affiliates), then it counts as a Starday Custom Pressing. However, other records on different labels fill in the gaps in the numbering series. Since the next one isn't until #763, then we can deal with it then.

Source: Lars Lundgren

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Monday, 28 September 2015

FERN RECORDS 746

VIRGIE FOSSETT
Oct 58  (BB = 15 Dec 58)
45-746-A - The Gypsy's Mistake  (Bayou State BMI)
(V Fossett - J Bennett)
45-746-B - City Sidewalk    (Bayou State BMI)
(V Fossett - J Bennett)
FERN RECORDS 746
5838 Fern Street, Shreveport, LA

Source: Lars Lundgren

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Thursday, 24 September 2015

HOBO RECORDS 745

DEAN EVANS
Oct 58   (BB Rev = 15th Dec 1958)
45-745-A - One Boy, One Girl   (Bayou State / La-Dee BMI)
(D Evans - H Miller)
45-745-B - Unfinished Castle   (Bayou State / La-Dee BMI)
(D Marais - G Elliott)
HOBO RECORDS 745
Box 6305, Shreveport, LA

First in a small line of records pressed in and around Louisiana that were published by Bayou State BMI. The labels of these are of a slightly different design, which makes me wonder if the labels were printed elsewhere.

Underneath these labels is a label shot sent from a guy called Apes Ville. This looks more like a Satrday Custom, judging by the label. Which makes me wonder if the green label was a second pressing. It does look newer than the blue label.

Source: Phillip Tricker / TomKat / Apes Ville

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Sunday, 20 September 2015

BEVERLY RECORDS 744

THE GREEN BROTHERS QUARTET
Oct 58   (BMI Clearance 31st January 1959)
A - Judge The Tree   (No Info)
(No Info)
B - Tell The News   (No Info)
(No Info)
BEVERLY RECORDS 744
(Unknown Location)


No info on this, apart from the fact it's probably gospel.

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Wednesday, 16 September 2015

TEX-TAN RECORDS 743

DICK FAWCETT
Oct 58
45-743-A - Talkin' Thru Your Hat   (Golden State Songs)
(Fawcett)
45-743-B - My Boyhood Days Back Home   (Golden State Songs)
(Fawcett)
TEX-TAN RECORDS 743
Yoakum, TX

Source: Lars Lundgren


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Saturday, 12 September 2015

ELM RECORDS 742

BETTY PARKER with Eddie Jackson and his Swingsters
Sept 58
45-742-A - Couldn't See   (No Info)
(No Info)
45-742-B - Love Is Even Colder   (No Info)
(No Info)
ELM RECORDS 742

Staying up north, and probably Michigan, judging by Eddie Jackson and the Swingsters backing band.Not heard either side.

Source: Drunekn Hobo / D Olsen

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Saturday, 5 September 2015

N and R RECORDS 741

DANIEL NIX with The Compensation Boys
Sept 58
45-741-A - Just As Lonesome As Can Be   (Golden State Songs)
(Nix)
45-741-B - Compensation Blues   (Golden State Songs)
(Nix)
N and R RECORDS 741
314 Enoch Ave, Zion, IL

B side is a top notch, well crafted song - could be classed as a country bopper if you're into classing music as such things. Not heard the A side.

Source: DrunkenHobo

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Wednesday, 2 September 2015

BLUEGRASS RECORDS 740

ARVEL LEWIS
Sept 58
A - Pine Mountain Boogie   (No Info)
(No Info)
B - I Knocked On Your Door   (No Info)
(No Info)
BLUEGRASS RECORDS 740

The only thing I could find about this record, apart from the fact that the "Pine Mountain Boogie" is an excellent primitive country rocker, is finding a death notice for an Arvel Lewis in Fort Lauderdale, FL - so i'm not even sure if it's the same guy.

No label shots - never heard the B side.

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Tuesday, 7 July 2015

HI-LITE RECORDS 739

RAMON "Ray" LANGLEY
Aug 58  (BMI Clear 31 Jan 59)
45-739-A - I Hear It In The Bells
(Langley)   (Golden State Songs)
45-739-B - If You Just Knew
(Langley)   (Golden State Songs)
HI-LITE RECORDS 739
637 Shawnee, Montgomery, AL
King Pressing 

Source: Unknown



Tuesday, 30 June 2015

VOLUNTEER RECORDS 738

ENOS JIM AUSTIN
Aug 58
45-738A - Salt Creek Blues
(Austin)    (Golden State Songs)
45-738B - It Was All Her Fault
(Austin)      (Golden State Songs)
VOLUNTEER RECORDS 737
Box 829, Elizabethton, TN
(Both Sides Listed As “Recitations”)
King Pressing (Acc No. 595)


Source: Al Turner



Tuesday, 23 June 2015

VOLUNTEER RECORDS 737

JOHN AND MARGIE COOK and the White River Valley Boys
Aug 58
CP-1603 - The Love I Have For You
(J and M Cook) (Golden State Songs)
CP-1604 - Do I Have To Stay Alone
(J and M Cook) (Golden State Songs)
VOLUNTEER RECORDS 737
1745 Lamar Ave, Memphis, TN


Source: Phillip J Tricker



Tuesday, 19 May 2015

HI-LITE RECORDS 736

GILBERT HEADLEY
Aug 58
736-A - I Tried To be Fair
(Headley)   Golden State Songs 736-B - I Love Only You
(Headley)   Golden State Songs
HI-LITE RECORDS 736
Montgomery, AL

Source: Barney Koumis

Terrific moody rocker from Mr Headley. I'm presuming this is the same label that issued the Hank Spurlin disc amongst others.



Thursday, 19 March 2015

BLUE SKY RECORDS 735

FRANKLIN BROTHERS
Aug 58
45-735A - Mr Policeman
(B and L Franklin)   (Golden State)
45-735B - Oh Laura
(B and L Franklin)   (Golden State)
BLUE SKY RECORDS 735
Box 381, St Cloud, FL    (Earl Durrance)

Source: Terry Gordon and Phillip J Tricker






Wednesday, 18 February 2015

MYSTIC RECORDS 734

DON WILMOT and Babe Humphrey
Jul 58
734-A - Today’s Special
(Wilmot - Humphrey)     (Golden State Songs)
734-B - How Lucky Can You Be
(Humphrey)    
(Golden State Songs)
MYSTIC RECORDS 734

CO??

I am presuming this is the same Mystic label as Warren Robbe (Colorado), but I've not heard it. Thankfully, thanks to PJT I've at least seen it!

Source: Phillip J Tricker




Sunday, 15 February 2015

DIXIE RECORDS 733

JOE POOVEY and the Royal Dukes
Jul 58   (
BMI Clearance on 31st October 1958.)
45-733-A - Careful Baby
(Orville Couch / Eddie McDuff) (Golden State)
45-733-B - Move Around DIXIE 733
(Les Gilliam) (Golden State)
DIXIE 773
(Location : Dallas, TX)



Source: Terry Gordon



Thursday, 12 February 2015

NOMAD RECORDS 732

JIM PIERCE
Jul 58
45-732-A - Don’t Tell Me
(Pierce)   (Golden State)
45-732-B - I Tore Up Your Picture
(Pierce)   (Golden State)
NOMAD 732
NOMAD RECORDS: Box 667, Sugarland, TX

Another blank, although I have it listed in an old notebook as "…both sides country" which is about as much as I can say at this point. 

Monday, 9 February 2015

STARDAY RECORDS 731

THE LEWIS FAMILY
Jul 58
731-A - Born In Bethlehem
           He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands
731-B - Beautiful City
           
Paul And Silas
STARDAY 731

No info and no label shots. I suppose this is the same singing family that appeared on Sullivan records (# 557 and 558). Like those two earlier releaes, I've yet to hear this EP.