Thursday, February 28, 2013

Frankie And Jari with Ginny Kay Trio

Billboard August 10, 1959


Ray (Kay Bank 1382)
Year: 1959

Troubles On My Mind

I'll Follow Your Footsteps

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Monday, February 25, 2013

The Cackle Sisters

Thanks to Bob with help in correctly identifying this record.  Apparently not the Dezurik Sisters, as I had thought.  Who knows why the artists on this record would use the same name.  Not the first time a reader has corrected me.  Sorry that I jumped the gun here.

Mar Kay 903 (Starday Custom)
Year: 1960

Gee It's Lonesome Here Tonight

Call My Name

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Lennie Dircks

This is the fifth record I've posted from this label, and I still don't know anything about it.

Star ST 9164
Year: ???

Crying In My Sleep

How Do You Say Good-Bye?

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Junie Lou And Her Pine Hedge Ranch Hands


Process 101
Year: 1961

Ballad Of Lookout Mountain

Oh, So Many Years

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Tyler Bros. (Doyle And Wink)


Big "T" Records 111
Year: ???

I'm Feeling Sorry For Myself

I Know It's Wrong

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Larry Nolen

Renner 211
Year: 1961

What Heartbreak Really Means

Remember Me

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Monday, February 18, 2013

Johnny Barfield

Jay Bee JBR-1749
Year: 1960

Please Go'Way And Let Me Sleep

I Guess I Am No Body's Darling

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Bashful Vic Thomas And The Stringdusters

Bashful Vic recorded these songs eight years earlier in Texas, for the Premium label.  One of those records is featured here.  The other is included in the download link below.

Applause was a Nebraska label

Applause 8-1240 (Kay Bank 1894)
Year: 1960
You're Gonna Change (or I'm A Gonna Leave)

Ramblin Fool

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Joe The Teamster

The Teamster (Kay Bank 2239)
Year: 1961

Trucks Upon The Tracks Part I

Trucks Upon The Tracks Part II

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Eddy Gober


Eddy Gober:
     "I was born in 1932 during what people call the great depression. Five of us lived in a borrowed shack. It was borrowed because they couldn't rent it. The owners let us live in it to keep it from falling down. It leaked in all three rooms and there was no glass in the windows. We were so poor we couldn't even afford to build an outhouse.

     When I was 11 years old, I stood in my front yard and set some goals. I vowed I would never live like this. I would marry a good woman, give our kids a college education, retire at 62 debt free, and write a song that people would want to hear the second time. I didn't realize how hard all that would be, but I have achieved all my goals except the song thing. I\'m still working on that.
If you are listening to one of my songs and it brings a smile to your face, a tear to your eye, or makes your day go a little better, you are making my dream come true and I want you to know I appreciate you."

Don't know much about this label, except I think it was a subsidiary of this one:

Alphawest 605
Year:1967 (?)

I Ain't Lost

Blue Oh Me!

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Little Red Riding Hood

Caravan Records # 3 (78rpm)
Year: ???

Side 1

Side 2

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Leo And His Pioneers (2nd post)

Leo Greco on left with accordion
1st Post

Sunny Sue Webb and Dick Harvey

These folks used to play on radio station WMT in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Mastertone W-1007
Year: ??? (best estimate 1953)

Let's Be Sweethearts Again

Nincompoops Have All The Fun

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Grace Lex as Danny Hall

Billboard (April 23, 1955)

South Dakota Phonograph Operators Association 2897

Dakota Dan

I Come From South Dakota

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Ben Baker And The Petit Jean Valley Boys


Cool CJ-129
Year: ???

Tomorrow Your Leaving (not my misspelling)

Too Late Now

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Bud-Jet Country Western Hits Vols. I, II, III

These records compile Kay Bank recordings from mostly midwestern country artists from the 1960s.  The songs were originally issued on labels such as Golden Wing, Bangar, Twin Town and Re-Car.  Bud-Jet also issued another set of records called Top Teen Ballads, which compiled Kay Bank garage bands.  There was also a polka series, and an album by Jerry Smith called "Best Loved Hymns".  David Hersk, after he moved on from recording his Gaity records, got into printing and graphics, and did the covers for Bud-Jet LPs.  He says the original artists were never given royalties from the Bud-Jet discs.  They were sold for 99 cents in drug and dime stores, and probably gas stations.

I lugged these all the way over to the University of Minnesota map library so I could get high quality scans of the covers.  See how much work this blog is.

Bud-Jet 301,302 & 303
Year: 1966

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(note: this is a revision of an earlier post)

Monday, February 4, 2013

Kay Bank Test Pressing

This is a 10'' disc

Found in Dick Van Hale's collection.  Barabara Lee = Barabara Lee Mac

This Is It (unissued)

Memories Of You (issued as Golden Wing 3001 in 1962)

The Greatest Man Alive (issued on Mercury LP "Dave Dudley Country" in 1967 )

Under Cover Of Night (issued as New Star NS-6420, in 1962 and as Jubilee 45-5436)

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