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Thursday, 16 February 2017

Demo Records !


Larry Lee and The Westerneers .
Demo Records # 1029 - 1953.
Side A - Bitter Feelings.
Side B - While I Was Waiting For You .


This is the second recorded version of the classic song 'Bitter Feelings' written by Larry Lee AKA Larry Phillipson . The first was recorded on the 'Mode' label probably in 1952 and is in a more bluegrass style, this superb version on 'Demo' is more of a straight country style and is clearly leading the way to the more Rockabilly version that was to be recorded and released on the 'Cinch' label in 1959 as Larry Phillipson and the Larry Lee Trio.
This version on 'Demo' is pure classic country and is just marvelous, recorded with great feel and shows superb song writing skills by Larry and you can tell that he believed in this song and was determined to make it work no matter what it took. It is now a classic rockabilly song and the 'Cinch' version is loved by the rockin' vinyl collectors.


Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Playboy Records !


Jimmie Dawson .
Playboy Records # 346 - 1951.
Side A - Flat-Top.
Side B - Here Today Gone Tomorrow.


Here, not only do we have one helluva great looking label but we also get some great country bop from Mr Jimmie Dawson. This is red hot, hair dressing country bop with some rip roaring lead guitar and boogie fiddle, just a joyous record and by jingo this only cost me $15 !!!!!



Buddy Records !


Don Holt & The Ranch Boys .
Buddy Records # 102.
Side A - Let Me Love You.
Side B - My Baby Still Loves Me .


Manufactured by Tanner'N'Texas , San Antonio, Texas.

It's a boogie woogie rhythm from the very start with this little gem. Fiddle and sweet Steel lead this right off the bat and then some delightful lead guitar, this is raw and at the same time just like a polished diamond , great great great .


Saturday, 31 December 2016

BRC Records !


Gibson Family Singers 
BRC Records ( Broadcast Record Club) # 1024
Side A - Holy Jesus by Gibson Family Singers.
Side B - Jesus, My Savior and Friend by W.A. Newsom.

Here is some superb country gospel bop from the Gibson Family Singers on the BRC label out of Cleveland, Tennessee. Not sure of recording date but more than likely early to mid 50's .
Not much is know on the group but they did have a 45 record out on their own 'Gibson' label in 1957 with a song called 'I'm Going To Heaven' .
This is a split record with the B side by W.A. Newsom which is not the best song I have ever heard and sung in a very strange warble type style .
But the A side is pure heavenly magic, superb vocals, brilliant steel and just the sweetest guitar pickin' you'll hear this side of the sun ( check out the second solo). 
The label is based in Cleveland, Tennessee on the aptly named Bible Street.



Friday, 30 September 2016

ALBA Records !


Gordon Jennings and String Quartet.
Alba Records # 400 - 1955
Side A - Drivin' Home.
Side B - Three Day Pass.

Not too much info on ALBA or Gordon Jennings can be found on the big wide web , but this record from 1955 says plenty about Jennings and this fantastic slice of shellac. Great vocals and some lovely guitar pickin' is sometimes all you need to know . 


Monday, 22 February 2016

Liberty Bell Records !


Loy Clingman 
Liberty Bell # 9012 - 1957
It's Nothing To Me /  I'm Low, Low, low.


Fantastic moody murder ballad by the clean cut Loy Clingman. Bar room brawl, drinking and murder all in just under 2 minute and 19 seconds .......fantastic production by Lee Hazelwood make this one special record.

Loy Clingman recorded at Viv (56-58), Liberty Bell (57); Ring (57), Swan (58) and Elko Records (62). He died in February 2011. Liberty Bell, P.O. Box 7176, Phoenix, AZ. Produced by Lee Hazlewood, lead guitar by Al Casey.



Friday, 1 January 2016

Candlelight Records !


Clyde Stacy And The Nitecaps.
Candlelight Records # 1015 - 1957
So Young / Hoy Hoy .

Rompin' slap bass classic from Clyde Stacy. Hoy Hoy delivers all the goods, great voice, slap bass, pounding drums, three searing guitar breaks and above all else you get quality .......wow what a stomper ! 

Born 1936 near Eufaula, Okla. Moved to Lubbock, Texas, in 1947. On November 6, 2013, Stacy was killed in a crash when he drove into the back of a truck near his home in Muskogee, Oklahoma He was 77. Stacy was discovered by DJ Don Wallace, who became his manager and won a contract with Candlelight record label. In 1957, Stacy's first single, "So Young" backed with "Hoy Hoy", reached no. 68 on the Billboard charts.