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Thursday, 4 June 2015

Capitol Records !

Ramblin' Jimmie Dolan 
Capitol Records # 2244 - 1952
Hot Rod Mama / Nicotine Fits

The year 1952 saw Jimmie moving further north to sign with KYA radio and KGO-TV, both in San Francisco. On the radio he had two shows a day. Recording wise he remained prolific, but the raw edge of the fiddle was gone, although he was still laying down good things like 'Rubber Ball Heart'  (2118) and the superb twin-sider 'Hot Rod Mama/Nicotine Fits' (2244). 

Gene O'Quin 
Capitol Record # 2075 - 1952
Mobilin' Baby Of Mine / I'll Never Be The Same.

Pure Hillbilly bop like you ain't never gonna hear again. 
Gene rips through this number like a derailed freight train, this is what it's all about, the finest country sizzlin' bop. Gene's vocals are pure and country and they make you wanna go back to 1952 !

30 January 1952 [no. 2514, 14:30-17:30] Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA – Gene O‘ Quin (Gene O‘ Quin [vcl], Jimmy Bryant [ld gt], Billy Strange [gt], Speedy West [steel], Cliffie Stone ]bass], Muddy Berry [drums], Harold Hensley [fiddle], Billy Liebert [piano]. Producer: Ken Nelson)

Goldband Records !

Eddie Shuler's All Star Reveliers
Goldband Records - # G 1021 - 1951
Ace Of Love / Hiding My Tears In The Rain.

In 1945 he recruited his own All Star Reveliers modeled after the Texas swing bands of Spade Cooley and Bob Wills. Much of the success of the Reveliers could be attributed to Eddie, himself, who emceed a radio show four days a week at station KPLC in Lake Charles. At KPLC in 1944, with either a wire recorder or primitive, one-track tape machine, he also recorded his first 78 rpms which were used mostly as demos to promote his band. In 1955 the Reveliers disbanded. "Not only was I tired of all the long nights and travel but also it was wreaking havoc on my marriage. You know how musicians always tend to attract the girls," he always said with a wink.

Although most of the early Goldband releases were dominated by the Reveliers, including the local hit of 1951, "Ace of Love," G 1021 - this issue was only ever released on a 78 rpm.