Saturday, October 31, 2009

Rosemary Clooney

Anyone speak German? I'd love to know what she's singing.

The Loudenboomer Bird - 1958

Friday, October 30, 2009

Terry Shubert

All Points Bulletin!

Name - Doo
Last seen wearing - panama hat (with purple band), tan shoes (with pink shoelaces), Polka-dot vest.

comments: not very good looking, owner of submarine, limousine, bird and yacht.

Wanted for: Desertion of military duties and general beatnicking

Pink Shoe Laces

Doc Williams

The Cat Came Back

b/w The Old Ladies Home

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Rod Bernard

This is the b-side to the hit "This Should Go On Forever". 1958. The people called this stuff "Swamp Pop".

Pardon, Mr. Gordon

Monday, October 19, 2009

Margie Singleton & Faron Young

The "other" woman Faron is singing about was Hilda Margo Macon, while the "other" man Marge is singing about was Shelby Singleton. Both marriages ended in divorce, making this song seem more apt.

Ok, I made most of that up. All in fun!

Another Woman's Man-Another Man's Woman

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Smokey Rogers

This is from

Smokey Rogers, for his many years playing in the California's Western swing scene, is best known for penning the classic ballad "Gone". The song went nowhere when Ferlin Husky first recorded it in 1952, but when Husky re-recorded Gone in 1956, it went straight to the top of the country charts, where it stayed for eight weeks and even crossed over to the pop charts. Rogers also co-wrote Spanish Fandango with Western swing king Bob Wills, which was released in 1947. In 1949, Rogers had a modest hit with "A little bird told me." Beginning in 1949, Rogers appeared in some of Universal's pre-music video "musical featurettes" along with Tex Williams. Rogers worked for years with Williams, as he also did with Spade Cooley. Never camera shy, Rogers hosted his own TV show in San Diego in the 1950s. ~ Ron DePasquale, All Music Guide

This record is from 1950

Dimples or Dumplins

b/w Wedding Ring

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

Chas McDevitt

The group's cover of an Elizabeth Cotten tune went to number to number 5 in the UK in 1957. The title of the b-side might be a tip of the hat to her, using the word cotton. Or not.

The Cotton Song

Freight Train

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Shelby Flint

Shelby Flint had her biggest hit with the 1961 Angel On My Shoulder. This single is from a year later.

I Love A Wanderer

The Riddle Song

While your at it, might as well listen to Angel On My Shoulder. It's so pretty

Angel On My Shoulder

Friday, October 9, 2009

Jimmy Charles

This is the b-side to the biggest hit of Jimmy's career, A Million To One, in 1960. The a- side is bit slow for me, but turn over the record and things pick up a little. And the backup singers agree with me - "Wow, that music's really great!"

I apologize for the poor quality of my record. That's why it was only a quarter. If you want a cleaned-up version, you can buy it on iTunes. It is mislabeled as "Hop scotch Polka". This ain't no polka man!

Hop Scotch Hop

Friday, October 2, 2009

Sally Massey

I sure appreciate it when labels put which is the A side/B side. It makes things much easier for us bloggers. I also like it when you see a radio station copy that says "Plug side". However they never write anything about what to do with the other side. Here's a few suggestions:

-Don't Bother
-We didn't really think this one was good enough for an album
-You could play this side too if you have time
-The song you didn't pay for
-We didn't really want the artist to record this one, but they insisted

I Miss Those Little Things

b/w If I Have To Turn Out Bad

Ronnie Rogers

Zero information do I have on this artist/label. But that just makes me want to share it all the more. At least noone will come after me for copywrite violation!

All I Need Is You

b/w Time

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Roland Johnson

This is the last of my Todd records. Hope to get more in the future. A cover of a Red Foley tune.

Todd 1056
Year: 1960
Label location: New York, NY
Pressed by: Delta Monarch

Cincinnati Dancing Pig

I've Got Seven Notches On My Gun