Monday, January 31, 2011

Ricky Page

Spar 301
1968 or 1969

Making A Fool Of Myself

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Bob Clayton

Sims 116

Ocean Of Tears

My Heart's With You (My Darling)

Friday, January 28, 2011

Jon & Sondra Steele

The only photo I could find of the artists, on the sheet music to their hit from 1948. These records are from the 50s, but I don't know what year.

Cardinal 1048

Let Me Tell Your Future

Blue Haze In The Valley

Cardinal 1049

Easy Come, Easy Go Love


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Jack Larson

Fraternity 865

Autumn Heart

Drifting Down The River

Lee Andrews and the Hearts

Chess 1665

The Clock

Long Lonely Nights

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Hit # 21

Hit # 21

Sealed With A Kiss - Bill Swift (original hit by Bryan Hyland)

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - Bill Arndt (original hit by Neil Sedaka)

The Singing Belles

Madison 126

The Empty Mailbox

Monday, January 24, 2011

Gloria Tury

Sims 113

All Of My Life

You Lied To Me

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Eddie Fontaine

"Fontaine went into the studio at his own cost and cut a demo of a song he had written using guitarists George Barnes and Eddie O'Connor, drummer Cozy Cole and two others. He submitted the demo to publisher Gene Goodman in the hope that he would get the song placed with a record company, but there were no takers initially. Eddie then signed with Tommy Valando's Sunbeam label and rerecorded "Nothin' Shakin'" for them. Soon after the release of this new version he found out - to his dismay - that his original demo had been sold to Chess Records without his knowledge and had acquired three additional writing credits : by Diane Lampert, John Gluck, Jr (later co-writer of "It's My Party") and Cirino Colacral. This original version came out on Argo 5309 in August 1958 and climbed to # 64 on Billboard's Hot 100, the only chart entry of Eddie's career. "Nothin' Shakin'" was also released in the UK (London HLM 8711) and was later recorded by the Beatles (for the BBC), Billy Fury and Craig Douglas, among others" - Black Cat Rockabilly Website

Sunbeam 105

Argo 5309

Friday, January 21, 2011

The Songs & Sounds of France

A Mes Amis Francophones partout dans le monde. Ecoutez l'imbicile Americain dans son tour de la ville des lumières.

Side 1

Side 2

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Johnnie & Jack

This disc was part of a box set of 45s that included some Elvis, which made it more valuable. I bought it because of this song, which I had seen the carter sisters perform on Youtube

Love, Love, Love

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Blackwells

Jamie 1179

Love Or Money

b/w Big Daddy and the Cat

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Urel Albert

Spar 70001

Saturday Night In Nashville

Sweet and Lovely

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Terry Pirkle

Mariteen 6608

One Dark and Lonely Evening

Why You Lied

Friday, January 14, 2011

Jimmy Jenson

Continuing on the theme of Scandihovian. I smudged the label trying to get the price tag off with Goo-Gone. I really wish vendors wouldn't put stickers on records. It bothers me.

His name is mispelled on the label. All other records say "Jenson".

Bangar 614 (Kb 4308)

Little Grass Shack


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Hurricane Barb Huber

Found another one by Barb. Please see my other posting to read about her

Your Lovin's Done Gone Dry

The Last Thing On My Mind

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Dave Kirby

Soma 1416

An obit of Dave Kirby from 2004 ->>>

The Old, Old House

Cantalope Jones

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Cager Rose (2nd post)


Bangar records operated in Minneapolis during the years 1964 and 65. Neither Cager nor the record company would survive into 1966.  Not sure where this was recorded since there is no Kay Bank number on it.

Bangar 607
Year: 1964

Please Come Back

Let Her Go

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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Ronnie Blair

Sundown 134

Rich Man

Tell Him I'm Gone

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Slim Jim

Linear notes:

One of the most easily recognized voices in all of Twin Cities radio from the mid-Thirties to the mid-Forties, was that of Slim Jim. Farmers timed their chores so they could be in the kitchen to listen to the noon program, sponsored by a local furniture store. Slim Jim (Ernest Iverson) and The Vagabond Kid (Clarence Iverson), his brother, put on a half hour of songs, hymns, and recitations six days a week; The Saturday noontime radio show featuring talent from the surrounding area.
The Brothers were so popular that a stroll down any block in Minneapolis on a warm summer day could result in your hearing the entire program, drifting out of open windows.
Slim and his brother were a musical influence on many generations of Mid-westerners, as those who listened to them would pass those songs on to their children. Slim's untimely death in 1958 at the age of 53 brought an end to over 30 years as an entertainer, most of those years in the Twin Cities.
While early radio personalities in other locales have been well documented by re-release of old records, Slim and the Kid, as popular as they were, have had little in recorded music to remind us of those years. A few early 78's by Twinco and F/M have survived, but are not really representative of the Slim Jim radio style.
Now, with the cooperation of DeLoris Iverson, Slim's widow, we have been given permission to reproduce over 100 of Slim's songs, just as he did them years ago when music was simpler and he words were important. If this album proves successful, more will follow.

Side One
1. I Know There Is Somebody Waiting
2. Fool's Paradise
3. Peeking True Da Keyhole
4. Jeg Er Sa Glad Hver Julekveld
5. Rose Of Old Pawnee
6. When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
7. It Is No Secret

Side Two
1. The West, A Nest, And You
2. McNamarra's Band
3. Coo-Coo Waltz
4. Mocking Bird Hill
5. Play A Simple Melody
6 My God And I


Wiki article about the brothers Iverson

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Jack Barlow

Soma 1175

House of Stone

Step Down

The Mary Jaye Four

Soma 1423

Wondering Why I Can't Say

Walk A Little Longer

Monday, January 3, 2011

Leo and His Pioneers

Leo Greco was from Iowa, born in 1921.  Died in 2011.  Here's a bio:

Soma 1032 (Kay Bank 37)
Year: 1954 or 1955

You Tell Me Your Dream

Chicken Reel

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Billy C. Cole

You're Driving Me Back Into Her Arms Again


Saturday, January 1, 2011

Pete Cassell

The Legend of Pete Cassell
1. Recitation and Introduction
2. Too Many Parties
3. A Message To The One I Love
4. Letter Edged In Black
5. The Last Letter
6. Oh How I Miss You
7. Waiting For The Ships That Never Come In
8. Where The Old Red River Flows
9. 'Neath The West Virginia Sky