Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Hank Penny

This was pressed in 1955, quite a while after fighting in Korea had stopped. I like the way he says "Korear", with "That Plain Ol' Country Boy" slur.

Bloodshot Eyes

b/w Letter From Home

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Disk Jockey Favorites Top Hits Promenade #54

Here's a set of two 45s, each with six songs. All budget covers.

One sample:

Mediafire all 12 tracks

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Hit Records #88

A lot of people are listening to the Witmark demos this week, and I thought I'd post a record that relates to those sessions. This is why Bob went in and made the demos in the first place, so that they could be recorded by other artists and reap the royalties. So Bob apparently got 2 cents of the 39 cents they charged for this record, although I think his manager Albert Grossman took one of those pennies.

Bob's demo version:

Hit Records version:
Don't Think Twice, It's Alright

b/w That Sunday, That Summer

Red Sovine


Class of '49

b/w I Hope My Wife Don't Find Out

Friday, October 22, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Gilmar 116

A little scratchy, but no one ever took care of these budget records. All six tracks in one download

David Price

I Need A Friend

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Red River Valley

From someone's childhood. I would go camping with this guy.

Red River Valley

Friday, October 15, 2010

Benny Barnes


Pretty Little Girl

b/w Message In The Wind

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Jimmy Dean

I can't get over how much he sounds like Webb Pierce here. This was issued in 1955, before he traded his diamonds in for sausages.

Big Blue Diamonds

b/w False Pride

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Jimmie Skinner


Wooden Angels

b/w One Dead Man Ago

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Dewey Groom

I think Dewey owned the Longhorn label. He also owned the Longhorn ballroom, after Jack Ruby. This is from 1962.

You're Tearing The Heart Out Of Me

b/w Walking Papers

Monday, October 11, 2010

Anita Carter

1951. Never was as good a woman made for perposin'.

Right Way, Wrong Way

b/w I'm Crying

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Slim Whitman


Love Song of the Waterfall

b/w My Love Is Growing Stale

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Melvin Endsley


Keep A Lovin' Me Baby

b/w Lonely All Over Again

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Charline Arthur

A nice page on the life and times of Charline Arthur ->>>>
I find it interesting that her record label dropped her because she wouldn't wear dresses and behave like a lady onstage. But she stood up to them. Can you imagine the shoutin' in the boardroom of the company that day!

This one is from 1955.

Flash Your Diamonds (and show your gold)

b/w Too Long, Too Many Times