Saturday, October 26, 2019
Saturday, October 12, 2019
I often have relatives contact me through the blog, telling me about their father, uncle, brother, or whatever, who made that record, and they appreciate it. I've even sent a few records to them, when they say they don't have a copy in the family.
The most fun for me has been finding records, learning about them, and sharing them with you all. I don't know how significant the blog is, now that most of this type of music is on youtube, but I suppose I'm going to keep doing what I've been doing. Most of the blogs that were around when I started are gone, Red Neckerson's Radio Roundup being the one that inspired me to start this one.
I thank all those who have left comments, providing information, opinions, thoughts, etc. You make this blog worth doing. Each time I click "submit", it is in the hopes someone will leave a comment.
The links to the music have long since expired, and I don't have the time or energy to go through every post, uploading new links. I would like to offer another alternative for those who would like to have the music. If you send me a usb drive, I will copy all the music I have posted. It amounts to about 13 gigabytes. I would need return postage as well. I have more than 550 gigabytes of music on my computer, so if you are seaching for a CD compilation, I might have it if it relates to 50s and 60s country. I also have just about everything posted by Red Neckerson and Hillbilly Researcher blogs, when they were active.
Just send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I will be writing new blog posts soon.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
|Image from the back of his K-Ark LP|
|Cousin Merle Kessler (at left)|
Merle was from Riceville, Iowa, and recorded for K-Ark in Nashville. He had one LP and 4 singles that I am aware of.
I don't own a copy of LP, but, I got the audio from somewhere a while back, so it's also in the download folder.
The K-Ark Cat # 1093 was used twice, probably inadvertently.
Label location: Nashville, Tn
Pressed by: ?
Shoe Shiner's Daughter
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Les Backer recorded for Brunswick and Gennett. He was part of the St. Paul, Minnesota Gennett sessions at the Lowry Hotel. I will post more about that in future, when I have all the audio files to share.
This record is not one I own, unfortunately. In my editing of his discography on Discogs, I did a lot of googling, and found this record in the archives of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill library. I sent them an email to request images and audio files. They provided them for a fee of $8. I edited them a little, turning up the gain (volume) and processing them with declicker. In the download folder you will find the files that were provided to me, as well as my edited versions.
I couldn't find much biographical information about Les Backer. These tracks were recorded in Chicago on July 18th, 1928. Les does his best Jimmie Rodgers impression on this disc. The 5000 series of Vocalion focused on country, even though all the other recordings I have of Les Backer are fox trots and vocal ballads.
Label location: Chicago, Il
Pressed by: Brunswick
Les Backer's Yodeling Blues
Downhearted Yodel Blues
Thursday, April 18, 2019
|George A. Whiting|
I couldn't find the lyrics to this song anywhere online, so I transcribed them.
Lyrics: George A. Whiting
Music by: Charlie Abbot & Rubey Cowan
Summer’s Coming, and my heart’s hummin’ a love songAnd I’m wondering if you’re hummin’ one too.It seems, when I was yessin’, you keep me guessin’It’s all wrong and you hear the bluebirds callin’ to youEach little star belongs to the skyAnd each little tear belongs to a cryIs It Gonna Be Long? (‘till you belong to me)Now each little leaf belongs to a treeAnd each honey sip belongs to a beeIs It Gonna Be Long? (‘till you belong to me)Birdie’s mate and then they build a nestThey know Best. Birdie’s never do go wrong.Everyone but you and me, seem to be, happy dear where they belongEach drop of rain belongs to the dewI’ve got a heart belonging to youIs It Gonna Be Long? (‘till you belong to me)All our troubles will fade like bubbles, away dearWhen I take you and only make you my ownAnd dear then I’ll not worry, if you just hurry and say dearThat I’m yours and you’re mine aloneEach little yes belongs to a noEach little heel belongs to a toeIs It Gonna Be Long? (‘till you belong to me)Each little eye belongs to a browEach little calf belong to a cowIs It Gonna Be Long? (‘till you belong to me)Birdie’s mate and they build a nestThey know Best. Birdie’s never do go wrong.Everyone but you and me, seem to be, happy dear where they belongEach little trout belongs in a brookOld mother goose belongs in a bookIs It Gonna Be Long? (‘till you belong to me)
Unknown who Chuck And Buddy Golden were. Sound like Jones and Hare?
Irving Kaufman credited as Horace Winters on his Champion issues.
Kaufman also recorded this for Columbia with the Lou Gold Orchestra, which was issued on the Diva / Velvet Tone / Harmony labels, but the lyrics are truncated. You can hear it here
Frankie Master's version on Victor
An instrumental version was issued on Columbia potato head label by Paul Whiteman: Youtube
If anyone else has a version I haven't covered, please share in comments. Thanks.
Label location: Richmond, Indiana
Pressed by: Gennett
That's My Weakness Now
Is It Gonna Be Long