Friday, November 30, 2012

Jim Harden


Yale 15455/6
Year: ???

You Could Have Heard A Heart Break


I'm Proud The Baby Is Mine


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Dayton Bishop and the Clear-Tones


Playboy 45-200
Year: 1956?

Bars Around My Heart


Just For A Moment


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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Reggie Nichols


The font, typeset and color of this label are very similar to Golden Wing.


Target 101 (Kay Bank 3622)
Year: 1963

Roly Poly


One Has My Name


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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Carl Kent and the Country Knights



A-B-S (Delaware) JS-129
Year: 1961

Strangeness About You


Karen


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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Johnny Long (2nd post)




Johnny Long with Woody and the Brothers Three

Stardust 6203
Year: 1962 

Twist, Robin, Twist


It's My Way


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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Kalen Kane


Kastel 1002
Year: 1962

Tik-Tok


While I Was Stepping Out


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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Country & Western Hits



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Stan Gunn


Sight 8053 (Kay Bank 5-5639)
Year: 1965

Memphis Town


Too Weak To Whistle


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Pixy and the Bandits


Kai-Ray 40001 (Kay Bank 5-5432)
Year: 1965

River


Penny For A Thought


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Monday, November 19, 2012

Franke Fincher (revised)

Franke Fincher
Billie Dotson Fincher


Dear Derik....

I saw your blog with my grandmother's record!  I had no idea anyone else had copies of those.  Both of grandmother, and my grandfather Billie Dotson Fincher played on it--he's the pedal steel guy.

My grandmother's name was Gertrude Franke Katarine Nielsen Skanes Fincher.  She came over from Germany, escaping Hitler's rise to power in the late 1920's....she didn't speak a lick of English, and learned it through music.  She became accomplished enough to perform with the USO during WW2, and met B.D. by way of the US Navy.  He survived Pearl Harbor on the USS California and the Navy became his career.  During the late 1940's and early 50's they performed together around Southern California in various Western Swing bands at some the the great venues and ballrooms.  If I remember correctly, the B side actually charted in Los Angeles radio.  She also did Big Band vocals, and performed occasionally with jazz guitarist Buddy Fite.

There was always some great irritation that Tom Boyd took writing credit for the song "I'll Never Let You Take The Blame" because my grandmother actually wrote it.  But Mr. Boyd was the band leader (I believe) so his name went on it.  She wasn't concerned about royalties, she just wanted her contribution to be acknowledged (other than vocals).  It was semi-autobiographical about her first marriage.

I have always, ALWAYS wanted to get my scratchy old 45 turned into an MP3 and you just answered my prayers.  Do you have any of their other records??

I have attached photos of my grandmother and grandfather in case you'd like to post them along with the 45 photo.  The photo of him is a promotional photo taken around the same time as the recordings were made.  Hers is dated 1942 and it's a really nice one of her.  If you'd be kind enough to write "Photos provided by her granddaughter, Sherri Skanes." it will keep my family members happy.

Also, I believe the record is from 1954.  Not entirely sure.  I know it was early to mid 1950's.  Bill Foster was the guitar player, and my grandfather played pedal steel.  My grandmother played the stand-up bass.  I think Tom Boyd might have played fiddle, but I'm not sure.  There were a few more characters that came in and out of the "Valley Swingers" band over the years....but I don't have any names handy for you.  Both of my grandparents passed away in the last decade.  Three of their four sons are professional musicians and the fourth, my late father who was extremely talented, never went into the business.  But I had his wonderful baritone voice singing me to sleep as a child, so I was so very lucky!

Thanks so much!  I can't tell you how excited I am to have this on MP3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sherri
Ojai, California

Tulsa 2788
Year: ???

I'll Never Let You Take The Blame



I Didn't Get A Dear John Letter (vocal - Bill Foster)


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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Johnny Tate



http://www.cmshowcase.org/jimmuseum/moon_records.htm

Moon 300
Year: 1957

Keeping Your Memories


Kind And Gentle


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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Dovard DeWayne






Circle 101
Year: ???

What Will I Do


You're An Angel


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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Eldon Savoie


Here's a record for those who are excited about the new film opening tomorrow.  Can't wait to see it.

Music Marque 101
Year: ???

Mr. Lincoln


I Don't Need Your Kind Of Heartaches


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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Rhythm Guitar Read / Listen / Learn




Rhythm Guitar (RCA pressing L8OW-7678)
Year: 1959

Side 1


Side 2


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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Eddy Harrison with The Mesilla Valley Boys

 

Gum 1003
Year: 1962

Shine On My Pretty Moon


It's Up To You


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Monday, November 12, 2012

Glenda Hawkins



Orbit 107
Year: 1957

No One Can Take Your Place


You Don't Know What Your Heart Wants To Do


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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Bob Blum

 

Bob Blum obit

excerpt from obit: "In 1954, my wife and I moved to Seattle, Washington where my wife was from. I couldn't find any work in music, so we moved to Eugene, Oregon where I joined up with grand Pappy Smith and the Western Valley Boys. While in Eugene, Oregon, I cut two or three records and then we moved back to Kansas City, Missouri around 1956."

Orbit 101
Year: 1956

Thanks To You


Where Are The Stars Tonight


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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Roger Mews (2nd post)

Sherwin Linton's name spelled wrong in publishing credits.

Star 621
Year: ???

Blonde Hair Blue Eyes


I Turned And Walked Away


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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Gene Hobbs & The Hoosier Haymakers


Glenn 3900
Year: ???

All Over Town


Lovely One


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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Jimmy Parks & Ozark Hillbillies


Country Style 100
Year: ???

Blue Darling


Homestead In The Wildwood


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Monday, November 5, 2012

Hope Griffith



Man this woman sings like a bird, doesn't she?  I'm wondering if Buddy Holly plays on this record.  The not-always reliable internet says she was from Lubbock, Texas and apparently had a radio program.


Some information about this label, midway down the page:
http://www.lonestarrmusic.com/html/recording_labels_of_west_texas.html

Triple-D label based in Seminole, Tx. Owner: Chester Oliver.  Active from c.1956--60


Another Hope Griffith post:
http://lonestarstomp.blogspot.com/2008/12/merry-christmas-from-west-texas.html

Triple-D
Year: 1958

Only Once In Awhile
http://picosong.com/BimS

Don't Ever Leave Me
http://picosong.com/BimX

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