Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Plant Talk / Sound Advice

Plant Talk
Sound Advice
Plant Talk Productions

Side 1 - 36415
    A1 English Ivy
    A2 Fern
    A3 Spider Plant
    A4 Schefflera
    A5 Philodendron
    A6 Palm
    A7 Baby Tears
    A8 Sun Loving Plants
    A9 Brain Cactus
    A10 Jade
    A11 Croton
    A12 Peperomia
    A13 Iron Cross Begonia
    A14 Dracaena Godseffiana
    A15 Nepthytis
    A16 Rubber Plant
    A17 False Aralia
    A18 Ficus
    A19 Benjamina
    A20 Norfolk Island Pine
    A21 Wandering Jew
    A22 Gardenia
    A23 Sansevieria
    A24 Piggy Back
    A25 African Violet
    A26 Coleus
    A27 Keep It Green

Side 2 - 36416
    B Sound Advice on the care & feeding of houseplants
Production : Jim Bricker - Voice Molly Roth
Front photograph W. Remphrey Burchell / Burchell Studios
Back photograph Fred Butz

Molly Roth and Jim Bricker

Listen to both sides at WFMU.org  here
Learn about the Plant consciouness Communication here
Track listing courtesy of rateyourmusic  (I'm too lazy today for typing all these names)

The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 133
July 25, 1976
 Molly Roth sweet-talks a plant as she is interviewed for a TV show. 'Grow, or I'll .break your stem' By DOC HOLLOBAUGH

Molly Roth says she was the hit of the Transworld Home Horticulture Exhibit For the uninitiated, the exhibit was held this past spring at the International Amphitheater in Chicago, 111., and everybody who was anybody in the lucrative world of  xxxg green houseplants, and the paraphenalia that goes with them, was then. Molly Roth's contribution to the exhibit was a record called "Plant Talk, Sound Advice for the Care and Feeding of House Plants." The tongue-in-cheek subtitle is "Do you speak English, Ivy?" and includes appropriate conversations with wandering Jew, African violets, palms, ferns, spider plants and others. "We knocked them out" said Roth from her Green Earth plant shop in Lafayette, Ind., where she deals in facts and superlatives.   Roth's theory to that most people talk to the things they love. "You talk to your cat, right? Well, there are people who sincerely believe that by talking to plants they set up good vibes." "I've talked to plants all my life. Sometimes I say, 'Grow, or I'll break your stem.'"  As for horticulturists who scoff at the talk-to-plants theory, Roth thinks many of them may have brown thumbs.   "Raising house plants to like raising kids. I've seen parents who are not In control.   Plants scare some people like "A plant has to know who is boss."  Roth has a 92,000 stereo system in her shop, "A twenty-first century looking number with purple lights." A sign says, "Play the free juke box, the plants love it" "My plants are gorgeous. They hear everything — golden oldies, add rock, country western, classical" 'Roth said. "Let me tell you about the album cover, babe. You'll love it

By the way, I got a letter from Marion, la., wanting a record. Where is that? "Well, hell get it as soon as we get the shipment     Anyway, the girl on the record Jacket looks like Lady Godiva.   This girl with long blonde hair falling all over her shoulders.   She's standing In back of my Juke box with a watering can in one hand and... it really looks like Eve in her bunch of plants. Terrific. "I think I'm so darn clever, so I wrote the script for the record. I said to myself, 'Molly, this is just pure dynamite.' "There is a plant music record out but it's just pure classical. You know, Bach, Beethoven. I don't have it    My plants have to be versatile. "If an add rock freak comes in and buys one of my plants, what happens when he takes it home if that plant has grown upon Bach? Disaster, right?" Beside*, her theory goes, if you get close enough to talk to your plants you're close enough to see if they need water or they have bugs

The girl standing In back of the Juke box with a watering can in one hand
(cover detail)

Monday, July 25, 2016

The Masonic Allstars on Soy

The Masonic Allstars
Washington, D.C.

40713 -  Save My Soul
40714 - Stand Up

Produced by James E. Smith
Rec. at Alpha Audio Richmond, Va

Soy Records
Gospel Music Inc. 836 Cameron,
St. Petersburg Va. 23803

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Zotz 101

side 1
Nancy Broom
19113 - Forever And A Day

side 2
Tony Vaughan (Vocalist)
19114 - You Just Lost Me
(Written by The Vaughans)

Zotz 101

A "White Church Custom"
 Lee Roy Abernathy
Canton, Georgia 404-479-3423

Tony Vaughn, now a member of The Local Legends, has played in several popular Atlanta Bands through the years and throughout the southeast. F******K

Norman Burns (Sterling 524)

Norman Burns And Singers

27287 -  Friendship
Virginia Wiech And Lew Tobin

27288 - Is It Wrong
Isaac Mandel And Lew Tobin

Arranger Art Kempel

Sterling 524

From http://bobpurse.blogspot.fr/2016/07/he-dont-wanna-be-right.html

Herbie Barnes on Elvitrue

Herbie Barnes
Norwood Vann - accompanist

CP-2335 – Couldn't It Be That I'm In Love
CP-2336 - The Lady With The Jet Black Hair

 Elvitrue Recordings E-59918

The Lady With The Jet Black Hair words and music © Herbie Barnes, Kenneth Spencer & James Hadley, October 7, 1959

Monday, July 11, 2016

King Rubyduby & his Buggadillies

King Rubyduby & his Buggadillies

20709 – Mmmm-yes!

20710 – Rubyduby rag

Charoy 001
Charoy Music Publishing and Recording

Oakland, Maryland

Blues instrumental obscurity.  Both sides penned by G. Smith and J. Scherb. 

According to wikipedia, Oakland is a town in the west-central part of Garrett County, Maryland. The town has a population of 1,925 according to the 2010 United States Census. Surely someone from a so little town must known something about this so remarkably named band !

Friday, May 20, 2016

Tino and the Revlons on Mark

Tino & the Revlons
CP-4421- Black Burma-mudas and Knee Socks
CP-4422 - Story Of Our Love

Both wr. R. Demart & B. Rezey
Kama Music Publ. (BMI)

Mark 154


First record of this Upstate New York combo led by Ray De Martino (Tino), real name Raymond Joseph de Martino. Tino & the Revlons are better known for their mid-sixties days in Detroit, Michigan and their Dearborn recordings.

Tino was murdered in Jamaica in January 1983. Some local thugs were mugging his wife, Tino stepped in to defend her but was then stabbed to death.

Note :  Rite numbers are in dead wax only and not on label

Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Roger Sisters on Excellent

The Roger Sisters

Recitation : Steve Taylor
CP-1152 - Jealous Hate
S. Taylor
Mooney & Lee Music, BMI

The Roger Sisters
CP-1153 - My Misery
Taylor, Colvin, Roger Sisters
Mooney & Lee Music, BMI

Excellent 310

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Hit Parade Clandestino


record no. 502

CP-4645 -   Lamento A La Cuba Herida
CP-4646 - Conga Del Miliciano

Two anti-Castro songs in spanish, presumably recorded in Florida.  Pressing is from December 1960

Air 5027 (song-poem EP)

Cara Stewart with Orchestra
 (Walter Greenlaw-Gladys Meaux) /
 I'm So Blue
 (Walter Greenlaw-Winnefred Anderson)

Sonny Marshall with Orchestra
I'll Always Love You
 (Tom Marabella)
You Want To Cry
(Charles J. Suttle)
Here, the four tracks in a zipped file

Gary Powell - Wings Of A Dove

Gary Powell
"Wings Of A Dove"

Side one (15969)
God Is Standing By / I Had A Talk With God / I Shady Green Pastures / In The Sweet By And By / Down By The River / We Shall Be Changed

Side two (15970)
Wings Of A Dove / Sweet Jesus / Jesus Be A Fence / I'll Go On With Jesus / Heartaches / I Can't Stop Loving You

Tabernacle Records #21
P.O. Box 1961
Daytona Beach, Fla.



Friday, May 13, 2016

Marti Williamson on RCM

Marti Williamson
(M. Williamson, Bill Martin Music)

41234 - The Eagle's Flight
(M. Williamson, Bill Martin Music)

Arr. Paul Martin

RCM Inc.


 Marti Willliamson (1927-2009)

Born Martine Gaynor in Tell City, Indiana. Marti was an accomplished musician, singer, song writer and storyteller. She also was the owner of “The Gathering Place, in Harrodsburg, Kentucky.


Above  - The Gathering Place : Musician and storyteller Marti Williamson performs on the hammered and Kentucky mountain dulcimers, autoharps, guitar and other instruments. Dulcimer is Kentucky's typical instrument.


The Gathering Place sports a rough wood exterior. Far left, candles illuminate a checkering harp and old-fashioned doll on a mantlepiece. The woman at the wood stove wears lacey black stockings and high button shoes. She clangs the burner tops expertly, stoking the fire with a combination of wood and coal. "There's an art to keeping a fire going in a stove like this. My mother worked at it," she says. A plume of steam rises from a tin coffee pot and the smell of fresh rolls fills the air as she takes a pan from the warming oven. Marti Williamson could be next door where things are a bit more up to date, but there are times when she likes to go back to the old ways. 

. "I grew up pretty primitive, much more than this," she says, the sweep of her arm taking in the wind-up Victrola. the collection of old-fashioned cloth dolls, the turn-of-the-century clothing and the down-home musical instruments arranged artfully in the room. "We carried in water and wood, carried out ashes We didn't have electricity." Even now. when she is entertaining folks in this room. Williamson prefers candles in wrought-iron holders to more modern forms of light. She likes to keep things as simple as possible in her "play house." She likes hanging on to the way things used to be, and she likes sharing those old ways with other people. "I think it's so important for us to keep in touch with our roots," she says, opening a 50-year-old refrigerator, a small device with legs.

Williamson has definitely kept in touch with hers. From the folk songs she sings while plucking the strings of a harp to the 19th-century dresses she wears, she reflects the era of her beginnings. It was her interest in collecting antique items and her love for performing that prompted Williamson to open The Gathering Place beside her home on U.S. 127 in Har-rodsburg two years ago. A rustic building paneled in barn wood, The Gathering Place is filled with photographs, clothing, books, kitchen implements, dishes, dolls, quilts, baskets and instruments from the past.

"Sometimes I come here in the evening and just sit," says Williamson. More often, though, she comes to the little one-room building to entertain visitors who come, usually in groups, to see and learn about the building's contents and hear Williamson play and sing. Stepping inside the heavy poplar door with its huge wooden hinges is like stepping back in time. Williamson and her husband, Forrest, who is superintendent of Harrodsburg schools, have given the place a rustic, old-fashioned look. He built the door, laid the poplar floors and paneled the room with barn wood she collected. "When I'd see barn wood, I'd just stop the car. Sometimes they'd say, 'Just take it,'" says Williamson, laughing. Her husband also constructed some benches with the wood, and those come in handy when a large group crowds into The Gathering Place.

Williamson caters mainly to groups who make arrangements ahead of time. She doesn't keep the place open all the time since she is kept busy running a motel and performing for various organizations in the area. Though she performs free of charge in Harrodsburg, she does charge a fee for groups. Those who visit her place are treated to a concert of folk music, hymns and original compositions by Williamson, who plays a variety of instruments: Irish harp, Dauphine harp, hammered dulcimer, Kentucky mountain dulcimer, autoharp and guitar. Williamson attributes her musical abilities to her father, 86-year-old Virgil Gaynor, who lives near Owensboro, where Williamson grew up on a farm. "Daddy always sang the sad old country songs," she says. Williamson learned to play the harmonica at age 5. She remembers performing while standing on top of a table in the one-room school she attended. Her repertoire and abilities grew with the years, not as a result of any training, but simply as an outgrowth of her love for music. "I always say I play by feeling." When she isn't playing her own music at The Gathering Place, Williamson might wind up one of her two Victrolas and listen to a foxtrot or perhaps a more recent record such as "The Wabash Cannonball" by Roy Acuff. At such times, her mind drifts back to those childhood days and she relives them again and again. Story and photos by Sallie Bright (From November 14, 1986 THE ADVOCATE MESSENGER WEEKEND SECTION)


Label picture and audio : this current e-bay sale
RCM, Winchester, Kentucky label discography

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Velma Cross on Fine Art

Velma Cross, vocal

piano : Etta Jean Brazil
guitar : Leroy Collins

CP-3277 - He's A Terrible Blow
CP-3278 - Darling, I'm Hoping

Fine Art 214

Velma Cross
And Her High Steppers

James Cohen, Piano
Count Monty, Sax
Leo Johnson, Drums

CP-5481 -I'll Be Oh So Good
CP-5482 - He's My Daddy

Fine Art 222

Velma Cross was born in 1915, it is believed, in South Bend, Indiana.   No further records as Velma Cross are known.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Cowboy Slim And The Clem Brothers

Cowboy Slim And The Clem Brothers

24877 - Huntsville Walls
24878 - Land Of The Living

GRS Recordings CW-101
Springfield, Missouri
Bi-Lu Enterprises


Allen G. Clem (Cowboy Slim) and brothers on a label owned by Lu Ann Wolfe (1923-2008) and Rev. Billy Wolfe (1924-1991).
The reverend and his wife also operated K.C.O.D. Broadcasting Corp.. Baptist Bible College, Springfield, Missouri.