Starday Records # 189 - 1955
You'll Look A Long Time / Six Feet Of Earth
Sonny Burns produces here some fine country Honkytonk with this lil' beauty, pure gold, superb Steel by Herb Remmington and Fiddle by Ernie Hunter. This is what Starday is all about to me, great vocals, great song (Written by Glenn Barber) and just lifts you up out of your chair with a smile !
January 1955 Goldstar Recording Studio, 5628 Brock St., Houston, TX – Sonny Burns (Sonny Burns [vcl/gt], Hal Harris or Glenn Barber [gt], pro. Herb Remington [steel], ? [bass], Ernie Hunter [fiddle], Doc Lewis or Dewey Meadows [piano]. Producer: Pappy Daily)
020 ST-2238 SIX FEET OF EARTH 78-189
021 ST-2239 YOU’LL LOOK A LONG TIME 78-189
Starday Records # 118 - 1953
Too Hot To Handle / Powder And Paint.
In 1953 Burns cut some demos accompanied by Noack that first led to a regional release on HJA Records, and then a record deal with the Beaumont, Texas-based label Starday Records. Burns' second release for Starday, "Too Hot to Handle,"
Sonny Burns and the Western Cherokees - 1954.
Starday Record # 131.
Side A - A Place For Girls Like You.
Side B - Heart Like A Dollar Sign.
February 1954 Jack Starns home studio, 11325 Voth Road, Beaumont, TX - Sonny Burns and The Western Cherokees
(Sonny Burns [vcl/gt] + The Western Cherokees: Robert Larry “Blackie” Crawford [ld gt], poss. George Jones [rh gt], poss Corlue Bordelon [steel], prob. Bob Heppler or Buck Crawford [bass], Olen “Big” Red” Hays [fiddle], Kenneth “Little” Red” Hays [fiddle], Milburn Annett [piano]. Producer: Jack Starns).
Sonny Burns never lets you down with his Starday releases and # 131 also hits the high spot. Just superb delivery from Sonny and this along with beautiful fiddle, and top quality steel playing. Both songs are strong and proved that with just a little bit of luck and less drinking Sonny could have been a massive country star.