Friday, November 18, 2011

Little Aldene

C.A.R. 105
Year: Unknown

I'm Making Love To A Stranger

Jimmy Did

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DrunkenHobo said...

Only Thing I have listed on C.A.R. (WA) is 45 - 106 : Lucky Lee - Looks Like You Don't Care / ? Never heard this.

No Date but is listed as Rockabilly

Derik said...

Red Neckerson posted a record by an artist named Ray Pridie. The song was "Lonesome Broken Hearted Me". C.A.R. 102

here's a link to the posting:

Bruce said...

Thanks for the NW label post!! I'll see what I can find out about CAR records, thought it might be associated with Ray Pridie, but guess not looks like they had more artists.

Mr. Hobo from what I found Lucky Lee (Walter Evan Leise), at some point was Washington based and fronted among other bands the Blue Diamonds who's line up included Dewey Martin the drummer and founding members of Buffalo Springfield. He performed from the 50's all the way into the 90's and died in 2010. You have any of his music Derik?

Jason Odd said...

The Blue Diamonds were really Sir Raleigh & The Coupons, a Los Angeles outfit that Lucky Lee convinced to moved to Seattle (he might have been part of their Jerden deal) and they used the Blue Diamonds name whenever they backed Lee.

Dewey Martin, Norm Raleigh, Johnny Meeks, Al Harris, and Sneaky Pete Kleinow were the Blue Diamonds - Sir Raleigh band, which before Dewey Martin joined, were the house band at the Lazy X Club.
All of them were country musicians who had worked with different acts at the Palomino Club in North Hollywood. Yes, Al Harris had worked with Ricky Nelson, Johnny Meeks was a former Gene Vincent sideman and later went with Red Rhodes Detours, Michael Nesmith's Second National Band and Merle Haggard's Strangers.
Sneaky Pete is the former western swing steel guitarist who later worked with Troy Walker and the Flying Burrito Brothers. Meeks, Kleinow and Raleigh all later recorded solo albums, while Dewey Martin is indeed a former member of country singer Faron Young's band, and a member of Buffalo Springfield.

Lucky Lee passed away in 2010.

Here's his Death and Memorial Notice, published Apr 25, 2010


May 2, 1930
April 17, 2010

Born May 2, 1930, in Ketchikan, Alaska, Wally Leise died April 17, 2010, in Port Angeles.

His survivors include his wife, June; sister, Judy Estep; brother, Ralph Leise; children, Martin, Ronald, Leslie and Stanley; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Lucky was a professional musician with many friends and fans. He worked construction and music in the Seattle, Washington, area for many years.

He wrote many songs, including "Pygmy Love" which became a hit record for Sheb Wooley.

Lucky also recorded his original songs on Decca Records and released several CDs on his own label.

He had been elected to The Seattle Western Swing Music Society's Hall of Fame and was working on a CD of his songs when he passed away.

Lucky Lee will be remembered and greatly missed by his friends and fans.

A celebration of life will be at Hillcrest Baptist Church on April 30, 2010, at 1 p.m.


Jason Odd