Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Tune Toppers


Sound Recording Company
In 1951 Paul W. Carter (d. 1991) started the Sound Recording Company at his home on East Sinto Avenue in Spokane. By the following year SRC was based out of a storefront shop on South Howard Street and was advertising its services as "Complete recording facilities, commercial pressings, radio productions and transcripts, audition and reference recording, recording supplies, sales and service on all audio equipment."
SRC Records was launched in 1951 with 78 rpm singles by Spokane's Scandinavian polka band, Arly Nelson & the Tunetoppers, and by 1957 the firm had moved (200 Symons Building) where it -- including Carter's wife, Irene (d. 1996), who reportedly began engineering as well -- recorded various country bands (Charlie Ryan and the Timberline Riders), and teenage rock 'n' roll bands including Bobby Wayne and the Warriors ("War Paint"), the Four Playboys ("Jungle Stomp"), and the Renegades ("Black Jack"). (source: http://www.historylink.org)

Year: ??? (early fifties)

Banjo Nola (banjo by Arly Nelson)

The Broken Picture (vocal Gen Adkins)

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