Thursday, January 18, 2018

Paul & Archie (2nd post) - Golden Country Memories LP

back (detail)

link to first post:

Slade 05179
Year:  1979
Label location:  Crookston, Mn
Pressed by: Nashville International

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Jimmie Karlin

Mark M115
Year: 1958
Label location:  Utica, NY
Pressed by: ?

Have You Really Gone
Please Don't Walk Upon My Heart

Note:  A happy ending to the recent youtube drama.  The youtube uploader and I have buried the hatchet and have decided to work together, not against each other.  So there's proof civility can go a long way.  I will continue to distribute the audio files via email, because there are others on youtube who would take my files.  So far I have 13 people on the email list.  Send me an email to be added.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Cenith Opkis

I couldn't find any info about any of the artists on these discs.

With the Sioux Valley Barn Dance Gang.  Was it an actual thing or just made up as a name for her backing group?

Kay Bank 1518
Year:  1960
Label location:  Minneapolis, Mn
Pressed by: Kay Bank


Heartbreak 620
Year: 1961
Label location:  ?
Pressed by: ?

deadwax etching:

      DW CODC1-45 Diskmakers

      DW CODC2-45 Diskmakers

with Bud Lane, Gene Cummings, steel guitar

guitar solo, Don Cummings

Citation in Billboard April 17th, 1961

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Maynard Britton

 This record was given to me by a record dealer.  I saw it sitting on top of a stack of his recent arrivals.  It had a crack that rendered it unplayable, so I asked if I could have it and he gave it to me.  I posted on the 78rpm facebook group, to see if anyone knew how to repair such a crack.  I got a reply from a guy named Don Wilson in Philadelphia, PA.  He has a side-business making reproductions of pre-war 78s.  I sent the disc to him, and he was able to heat it up with his lab equipment, allowing the shellac to be pushed back together.  He then applied a bonding agent and a bit of candle wax as filler.  I got the disc back and am so happy with the result.  Being able to play this disc is really something.  It has a new life.  So a big thanks to Don for all he has done.

The audio from this disc hasn't been issued on CD, as far as I know.  Maynard Britton made two records for Gennett, according to Tony Russel's book.

some pics of the repair:

In the heater

Setting the bond
Finished repair

Superior 2624
Year: 1931
Label location:  Richmond, Indiana
Pressed by:  Gennett

Note:  Due to youtube uploaders, I will no longer post the audio files here for anyone to download.  Instead, the audio files for each post will be emailed to those who opt to join an email list.  Please send an email to me at to request to be added.  I'm sorry I have to add this extra step, but I don't see another way.  If anyone has any suggestions better than the one I've come up with, please let me know.  Thanks to all of you honest music lovers who visit and comment regularly.  I do this for you. 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Billy Bee

Thanks to Mike of Shakopee, Mn for letting me use his audio and scans for this one.

K-Son 7-7771
Year: 1957
Label location:
Pressed by:  RCA

Bopcycle Man

Antidote For Love

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Hank and Sonny - The Pell Brothers (2nd post)

The Aside is on youtube, but the bside isn't, so I'm posting the entire disc here.  All my audio.

Jay 200
Year: 1960
Label location: Sidney, Ohio
Pressed by:  Kay Bank 2164