Thursday, February 19, 2015
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
Friday, February 6, 2015
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.
One guess about the owner is Russ Carlyle, a lounge singer who had at least two 45s on the label. But that's only my long-shot guess.
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.
Year: ? (best guess '69 or '70)
Label location: Minnesota
Pressed by: ?
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