Thursday, February 19, 2015

Tops hillbilly collection

A few years back, Red Neckerson's Radio Roundup (whose blog is now gone) posted a collection of tracks issued on the Tops budget label.  It was a homemade compilation, much like those done by Uncle Gil's Rockin' Archives.  I have been buying lots of tops country 45s and 78s over the past few years and would like to share what I have, as sort of a continuation of what Red Neckerson started.  Call it Tops Hillbilly Volume 2, if you like.  Except I don't have the talents to produce a fake album cover.

60 tracks in all, all taken from my own vinyl or shellac.

There's Been A Change In Me

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Leon Holmes

Billboard Jan 11, 1960

Peach 730
Year: 1960
Label location: Douglasville, Georgia
Pressed by: ?

Dreams Come True

Tears On My Pillow

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Friday, February 6, 2015

Slim Anderson

Like many of the Kay Bank studio labels, this is another where very little information exists.  I am pretty sure it began in 1964 and ran until about 1970.  From '64-'66 , there was a dash in the label name (Re-Car), but then it became one word.  They released mostly 45rpm, but there are 2 LPs I know of.  One is the oddball interview record with George Harrison's sister, which I think caused a rift between them.

One guess about the owner is Russ Carlyle, a lounge singer who had at least two 45s on the label.  But that's only my long-shot guess.

I cleaned this record at least five times trying to get a better sound, but was unsuccessful.  So you take what you can get, until a better copy comes along.

Recar 3000 also features Slim Anderson. 

Here are all the labels I have accumulated over the past few years:

Recar 3001
Year: ? (best guess '69 or '70)
Label location: Minnesota
Pressed by: ?

Minnesota Waltz

We're Gonna Swing

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Marilyn Mattson


Another blogger wrote about this record back in 2007, but the audio seems to be missing from that post, so I thought I'd share my own.

Allied 101/102
Year: 1967
Label location: Hollywood, CA
Pressed by: ?

You Cheated

He Means So Much To Me

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Leonard Lott

Some info about E&M records:

E&M 2942
Year: 1970
Label location: Little Rock, Arkansas
Pressed by : RCA

Folks Like That

It's Too Late To Cry

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Ebay 45s vol 12

I know some of you are still waiting for me to replace download links for the other volumes, but I'm afraid it will have to wait until May.  Please be patient.

38 tracks

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