Friday, August 28, 2009

The Pussycat Song

OOO la la!


The Pussycat Song


b-side - Runaway Fiddle (instrumental)

7 comments:

STingB said...

That's hilarious! Thanks! What's on the flip-side?

STingB said...

I did some searching and found it is a song called Runaway Fiddle - can you post that please if you have it?

Some Local Loser said...

posted the b-side as requested, although it's just an instrumental track. nothing special.

STingB said...

Thanks - any chance you can scan the label and leave a link to it here (so as not to clutter your blog) - I am curious about the credits on this song. I know of a version of this tune but I fail to see the connection with the artist on the A-side of the disc. If you can please - Thanks!

Some Local Loser said...

your wish is my command:


http://img171.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=97351_runaway_fiddle_122_621lo.jpg

STingB said...

Well, if that don't beat all - This IS the 'Runaway Fiddle' song my friend wrote and he wasn't given any composers credit for on the label. Interesting! Glad to have this info for my archives.

For the record this instrumental track is a song written and played here by the late and great fiddler Keith Coleman from Cyril, OK who played with Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys plus a whole lot of pther western swing and country artists including Hank Thompson and Ray Price.

This track is by Leon McAuliffe and his Cimmaron Boys out of Tulsa featuring Keith Coleman and most likely his fiddling partner Jack Stidham from Chickasha, OK on fiddles with McAuliffe on the steel break. Keith passed away in January 1977 and I believe this version of the song to have been recorded in the mid to late 60's on a small label.

I bet this is one of those recordings David Stallings (listed as 'arranged by' on the label) of Delta Records in Nacogdoches Texas was sued over. I'd forgotten his Merit label in Nashville. He had about as much to do with this reoording as Elvis did.

As for the 'Pussycat Song' I found a previous version that appears to be the original recording of it online last night in my search and found it was written and originally recorded in the 70's by Connie Vannett - here is a link to another page about this one: http://www.robrob8.com/rude_and_crude/pussy_cat_song.htm (song is downloadable too for comparison)

Thanks again for all!

STingB

Some Local Loser said...

Thanks stingb for the info. I am glad that a random posting like this could end up being so interersting to you. I myself didn't know anything about the artist/song/recording etc. The labels say 1984, so I assumed it was done then. I picked up this record in Hudson, Wisconsin at the home of a record collector who is selling his stock. He's got a garage full of about 20,000 45rpm. I've been over there about 5 times now and am almost done going through his boxes. Luckily he has one of those old Califone record players set up so I can listen to records before buying them. When I put this one on, I knew I had to have it for it's novelty quality. I'm glad I bought it.

thanks also for the link. I downloaded the track and read through the page. Interesting to read the email from Connie Vennett. I wonder if she has the version I posted?