Thursday, February 19, 2015

Tops hillbilly collection

A few years back, Red Neckerson's Radio Roundup (whose blog is now gone) posted a collection of tracks issued on the Tops budget label.  It was a homemade compilation, much like those done by Uncle Gil's Rockin' Archives.  I have been buying lots of tops country 45s and 78s over the past few years and would like to share what I have, as sort of a continuation of what Red Neckerson started.  Call it Tops Hillbilly Volume 2, if you like.  Except I don't have the talents to produce a fake album cover.

60 tracks in all, all taken from my own vinyl or shellac.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Leon Holmes

Billboard Jan 11, 1960

Peach 730
Year: 1960
Label location: Douglasville, Georgia
Pressed by: ?

Dreams Come True

Tears On My Pillow

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Friday, February 6, 2015

Slim Anderson

Like many of the Kay Bank studio labels, this is another where very little information exists.  I am pretty sure it began in 1964 and ran until about 1970.  From '64-'66 , there was a dash in the label name (Re-Car), but then it became one word.  They released mostly 45rpm, but there are 2 LPs I know of.  One is the oddball interview record with George Harrison's sister, which I think caused a rift between them.

This label was started by Russ Holland, Henry Reget and Don K. Carter.  The name is a combination of the Reget and Carter (Re+Car).

Russ Carlyle was a lounge singer who had at least two 45s on the label.

I cleaned this record at least five times trying to get a better sound, but was unsuccessful.  So you take what you can get, until a better copy comes along.

Recar 3000 also features Slim Anderson, whose real name was Derrald "Slim" Anderson, of Park Rapids, MN.  1923-1990.

Recar 3001
Year: ? (best guess '69 or '70)
Label location: Minnesota
Pressed by: ?

Minnesota Waltz
We're Gonna Swing