Monday, August 29, 2011

"Some" Clarification




There have so been so many people upset about what I wrote in my June Webb posting that I have removed what I said about her. It seems some have misunderstood the meaning of the name of this blog, that I am calling the artists losers. That is simply not true.

The name of this blog was taken from a song by Bob Dylan, "Desolation Row".

The lyric is

Dr. Filth, he keeps his world
Inside of a leather cup
But all his sexless patients
They’re trying to blow it up
Now his nurse, some local loser
She’s in charge of the cyanide hole
And she also keeps the cards that read
“Have Mercy on His Soul”
They all play on pennywhistles
You can hear them blow
If you lean your head out far enough
From Desolation Row

I thought naming my blog with this title was clever, because it used a lyric from my favorite artist and described how I sometimes feel sitting in my basement listening to my records. It is a solitary hobby, and sometimes I feel like I'm the only one around who cares about these forgotten records. I also like to post records that come from Minnesota, giving additional relevance to the word "local" in the title. So now I hope you all can see the title of this blog refers to ME and NOT the recording artists who have been featured.

Thanks for visiting,
Derik

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Rene Waters




In 1964 Amos Heilicher took out a full page ad in Billboard advertising his recent releases. This was listed in the ad.

Golden Ring 3035 (Soma Pressing)
Year: 1964

Pass A Bale On Down


Sleepy Time


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Monday, August 22, 2011

Merv Shiner





RCA-Victor 47-6171
Year: 1955

I Ain't Much Of A Hand At Lovin'


Don't Believe


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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Bill Anderson




My first posting was a Bill Anderson record. This was the record that directly followed it.

Decca 9-30993
Year: 1959

It's Not The End Of Everything


Dead Or Alive



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Friday, August 19, 2011

Brother Fidelis


Was Friar Jeremy listening to Bob Dylan when he wrote this?

Bangar 640
Year: 1964

Free From Evil



Try To Remember



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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Jimmy Jenson



The singing swede meets the singing ranger.

Minnesota towns Jimmy "has been in":

St. Paul, Moorhead, Fergus Fall, Minnetonka, Bloomington, Fridley, Anoka, Virginia, Austin, Wilmar, Crystal, Hibbing, Detroit Lakes, Granite City, Lake City.

Jimmy now lives in Alexandria, Mn.

Twin Town 731
Year: 1967

I've Been Everywhere


Out Behind The Barn


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Denise Lor




More about Denise on this blog

Majar 27
1954



If I Give My Heart To You


Hello Darling


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Monday, August 15, 2011

Promenade 54 & 55






Here are two promenade records. When you find these, seems about 90% of the time they are pretty far gone. People just didn't take care of them. Side A of 55-12 is unplayable and I wasn't able to get mp3s from it. So there are only 8 songs in the zip file. I didn't include theme from a summer place because it's an instrumental and who cares about another orchestral cover.

The folks who made Promenade (read about it here) were accused of not paying royalties for the records they issued. Their defense was that since these records were intended for home use only and not to be played on the radio, it was not necessary for them to pay anyone.

What In The World's Come Over You



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Saturday, August 13, 2011

David O'Connor




At the Minneapolis record show, everyone has their table and their genre. I was picking through records at a table with mostly R&B, and found this country gem for a buck. He had written on it "buddy holly sound".

Startime 3317 (RCA Custom Pressing)
Year: 1960

Thump-I-T-Y Bump-I-T-Y Oh!


Fourteen Hundred Teardrops



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Friday, August 12, 2011

Barbara Hill




Life is for living and records are meant for playing.

Custom 137
Year: Unknown

Life Is For Living


Until Then


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Monday, August 8, 2011

Marie Strong




Green Mountain 2108
Year: Unknown

Something Fishy Going On


D-I-V-O-R-C-E


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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Johnnie & Jack




RCA-Victor 47-5880
Year: 1954

Beware Of It


Kiss-Crazy Baby


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Friday, August 5, 2011

Gary Buck




Petal 1011
Year: 1963

Savin' All My Love For You


Happy To Be Unhappy


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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Frank Luther




This vocal sure doesn't sound like a 27 year old, which is how old Frank was in 1928. Could it be another vocalist?

Conqueror 7227
Year: 1928

That Big Rock Candy Mountain


The Bowery Bums


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Monday, August 1, 2011

Marlon Raimey/Eddie Williams




Gateway Discography

Gateway 1138
Year: 1955

All Right


If You Were Me


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