Hey Cat !

Hey Cat !

Monday, 18 May 2015

Sage And Sand Records

Lonnie Barron (The Mississippi Farm Boy) with The Farm Boys.
Sage and Sand Record # 201 - 1955
You're Not The First Girl / Sentimental Me, Sentimental She.

Two years after releasing this record Lonnie Barron was shot dead by a jealous husband who caught him with his lady, he was shot three times and was wearing full western attire at the time of the shooting.

On this record Lonnie sounds like an angel and is one of my favorite country tunes by him. Starts with some fine fiddle and Steel and then you get Lonnie pouring his heart out about the girl who broke his heart, this is utter quality and should be right up there when you wanna tell someone what country honky Tonk music is......play this and remember Mr Lonnie Barron .

Gone Records !

Jimmy Stone 
Gone Recording Corp # 5001 - March 1957.
Mine / Found. 

This was the first release from New York Label 'Gone' in 1957 . The A side Mine is a likeable slow tune with full backing vocals by  a Jordanaires type outfit but really nothing to get excited about, but flip it over and you get full twang guitar intro and then heavy echo laden vocals, but even though it's late into the 50's this tune still retains it's country Rockabilly origins and boy oh boy this is pure magic.