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Wednesday, 27 May 2015

4 Star Records !

Sammy Masters & His Rocking Rhythm.
4 Star Records # 1695 - 1956
Pink Cadillac / Some Like It Hot 

Ralph Roe on (lead guitar), Jerry Miller (steel) and Jimmy Randal (drums) cut at least five rockabilly tracks for Four Star. At this time, Sammy had a day job working as a used car salesman in Los Angeles, and he wrote Pink Cadillac about one of his customers. This was a primitive piece of rockabilly with sparse backing and a driving beat. Coupled with the equally good Some Like It Hot, the Guitar solo on here is pure heaven and turns a good song into a great one .Pink Cadillac became Sammy's first release on Four Star.

Rocky Bill Ford and his Rocky Road Ramblers !
4 Star Records # 1662 - 1954
At My Expense / Have I Overstayed My Welcome ? 

Rocky Bill Ford on this record shows us two really good Honky Tonk shuffle songs. Bill sure has a strong and pure country voice and this sits perfectly alongside the players on this record. 
He also recorded for Gilt-Edge, Blue Ribbon and most famously his killer 45 'Have You Seen Mabel' / 'Mad Dog In Town, released on Starday in 1956.

Jimmy Short and his Silver Saddle Ranch Boys.
4 Star Record # 1538 - 1951
Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby/ Please Come Back

Rex Griffin wrote this fine tune in 1936 ! and has been covered and adapted by many a fine artist/band ever since. The York Bros, Carl Perkins and The Beatles .
But Jimmy Short and the boys do a real fine job on their version from 1951, western swing at times, pure hillbilly at others, great song done with class by Mr Short.

Marvin Rainwater & his Ridge Riders.
4 Star Demo Record # 6726 - 1955
I Gotta Go Get My Baby / I Gotta Go Get My Baby by Teresa Brewer.

Before Marvin joined MGM he done some demos over at 4 Star and this little beauty is what emerged. Marvin showing us his powerful voice and owning the song from the very 1st bar.

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