Sunday, April 23, 2017

Billy Guitar

Del 103/104
Year: 1960
Label location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Pressed by: ?

It Hurts So Much To See You Go

Things That Might Have Been

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

The Deutschmeisters

In defense of Polka music:
Polka was turned into a dirty word by the rock n roll generation.  Record dealers at record shows don't go near it, record stores put it in the free box.  I wish it wasn't this way, because I enjoy listening to it, and it has a long tradition.  Generations of Scandinavians expressed themselves and entertained their friends and community members with this music.  I respect anyone who learns how to play an instrument, and gets people to come together and dance to the sound of it.

I have over 400 polka records (78s, 45s and LPs) and I enjoy them.  It's just unassuming and fun music, and admittedly a little goofy.

Recar 101
Year: 1968
Label location: Minnesota
Pressed by: Kay Bank

North, South, East, West

Concertina Bounce

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Lulu Bell & Scotty

KaHill 1003
Year: 1955
Label location: Des Plaines, Illinois
Pressed by: RCA

Any Old Time

Company's Comin'

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Ken Rogers

Driftwood 526
Year: 1955
Label location: Houma, Louisiana
Pressed by: Starday Custom

Soft Spot In My Heart

That Same Old Lie

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Steve Williams

BoBaker BB-0022/0023
Year: 1967
Label location: Forest Hills, N.Y.
Pressed by: ?

Little Teardrop

Waiting At The Station

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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Billy Dean and the Westernaires

As far as I know, the Request label was the first record company based in Minnesota.  That is if you don't count Herschel Gold Seal, which was an imprint of Gennett, in Indiana.   The Request labels were printed gold on green, which makes them difficult to read.  I would guess it started in the mid to late 1940s.  I know of about 20 or so releases on Request.

Billy Dean was a cousin of Eddie Dean

Request D-1201
Year: 1951
Label location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Pressed by:  Request (?)

Sioux City Sue

How Can You Say You Love Me

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Bonnie Baldwin (2nd post)

Source: West Virginia's Traditional Country Music, by Ivan M. Tribe, Jacob L. Bapst

Year: 1965
Label location: Bridgeport, Ohio
Pressed by: Rite

I'm The Children's Mother

The Mocking Bird

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Carl Berth

North Lake 2651
Year: 1965
Label location: Otter Lake, Michigan
Pressed by: ?

Here She Comes Heart

In From Lonelyville

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Pat Kendrick And The Western Rounders

(credit to Deadwax for some info)

Blue Diamond D-12938
Year: best guess 1965-1967
Label location: Nashville, Tn
Pressed by: ? (recorded by Damon Recordings in Kansas City, Mo)

I Can't Get Over Losing You

I Promise I'll Be Good

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