Sunday, September 25, 2016

George Mack presents Kingsmen Combo

George Mack presents
Kingsmen Combo
vocal James Thompson

CP-4661 - Betty

CP-4662 - Please Be Mine
James-Calvin-Albert, Charm Music BMI

Carter 3025/6

Friday, September 23, 2016

Loyal Pritchard

 Loyal Pritchard

10765 ~ Heartbreak Party
10766 ~ Second Chance

Trepur Records
McClendon Enterprises
LaGrande, Georgia

Loyal Pritchard, Alabama songwriter and singer


Loyal and Ronnie
57 - Trepur 1002 : Darling How I Miss You / You Can't Hand Me That Line

Loyal Pritchard
61 - Moonbow 939 :  The Bounce / Driftwood
63 - Trepur 1017 :  Heartbreak Party / Second Chance
68 - Moonbow 1002 [Rite 18941/2] : It Must Be Love / Too Much Of Not Enough     
69 - Loral 19069  [Rite 23757/8] : Love By The Golden Rule / Relax And Rare Back
?? - Nervous Breakdown, unissued (White Label LP 8943)

Jo & Loyal Pritchard
72 - Loral [Rite 29561/2]  : Who Will I Will / You Cry Not Alone

Thursday, September 8, 2016

ADS Audio-Visual Productions

One of the earliest Audio-Visual Productions
from 1965

One of the most prolific producer of public service spots (video cassettes and records) was Audio-Visual Productions located in the Washington D.C. area (in Fairfax, Virginia) and presided by Art Stamler from 1962 to 1985.

Dr. Arthur (Art) Donald Stamler

Dr. Stamler began his career in broadcasting in 1952 when he joined the staff of WBUR, Boston University's FM station, as a student. He then joined WXKS in Boston as News Director.

In 1955, Dr. Stamler first entered management as General Manager of WGUY in Bangor, ME. He served two years with the United States Army and several years in the Army Reserve as a Radio Broadcast Officer. He went back to management briefly with WFAX, a Washington, DC-area station, and then took ownership of another DC-area station, WOHN. From 1962 to 1985, he was President and Executive Producer of Ads Audiovisual Productions, the nation's largest producer of public service spots for radio and television, located in Fairfax, Virginia.

The following discography is not exhaustive.  Only the records pressed by Rite Records are listed and surely many are still missing.

An Epilepsy Information Program
The Epilepsy Foundation 
12 cuts

These stars speak for Equal Employment Opportunity. Produced for the EEOC
— Stars included are: Vice President Of The U.S. Hubert H. Humphrey, Frederick O’Neal, Robert Culp, Bill Cosby, Andy Griffith, Porter Wagoner, Shirley Jones, Vince Edwards, Herb Alpert, Tammy Grimes, Count Basie, Dennis Weaver, Jack Warden, Ivan Dixon, Greg Morris, Marlo Thomas, Karl Malden, Diahann Carroll, And Florence Henderson.

Flightlines - Federal Aviation Administration
Documentary Radio Programs About Aviation In America

What Music Means To Me
The Music Educators National Conference
16 cuts— For details and track listing  see Discogs

Grange Centennial 1867 - 1967
— For details and track listing see  Discogs

Small Business Administration: Radio Announcements & Programs; SBA
— spoken w/music; features cast of the Mission Impossible TV show

Accent on Performance
Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass with Dick Clark (2 LPs);
Government Handicap Employment

Drive Like a Pro
American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators Public Service Radio Spots.
 —Promoting safe driving and responsibility. Spots are by such great TV and Movie stars of the 1960s as: Steve McQueen, Kathy Garver(Family Affair), Don Adams(Get Smart), Peter Graves(Mission Impossible), Greg Morris(Mission Impossible) and Jack Webb(Dragnet). There are a total of 20 spots in all; some as short as 10 seconds some as long as a minute. Some of the spots seem very concerned about drinking, drugs and driving.

Down By The Riverside
Office Of Public Info, Federal Water Pollution Control Admin, US Dept Of The Interior

A Place To Live" -The National Wildlife Federation.
public service announcements radio spots
Featured on these radio spots are: Thomas L. Kimball, Fred MacMurray, Robert Morse, Deborah Kerr, Carlos Saenz, Tiny Tim, Barbara Bain, Burt Lancaster, Glen Campbell, Ricardo Montalban, Hume Cronyn, Carol Lynley, Brian Keith, Deborah Kerr, George Kennedy, Sherry North, Tom Smothers, Dan Blocker & James Garner. The spots are all 30 to 60 seconds except the one by Deborah Kerr which is 20 seconds.  
 These spots have to do with air and water pollution, soil erosion, wildlife protection, forest management and more

Legacy For Tomorrow

Conservation Education Announcements from The National Rifle Association of America
Sharon Tate, Walter Brennan, Nancy Kwan

Epilepsy Information Announcements
Epilepsy Foundation Of America

Time For Hope  -  Project Hope

The Race For Safety (National Safety Bureau)
   radio spots commercials with short interviews of Indy 500 drivers about wearing their safety belts!  8 short spots ranging from 60 second (Dan Gurney) and 30 second spots by Bruce Walkup , LeeRoy Yarborough, Roger McCluskey, John Rutherford and 20 second spots with Wally Dallenbach Lloyd Ruby (10 seconds)...  .33 rpm 7" EP with Picture sleeve

Who Are the Prisoners?
A vital series of Public Service Spots from the Disabled American Veterans
   20 cuts incl. Greg Morris, Lloyd Nolan, Irene Ryan, Irene Tuttle, George Kennedy, Robert Young, Dana Andrews, Tige Andrews, Peggy Lipton, Sebastian Cabot, Dead Or Alive

Reach Out, The Future is in Your Hands; radio spots from the American Legion Reaching Out the 70's For Youth-Unity-Veterans
    Cuts by Commander Chamie, John Wayne, James Stewart, Robert Stack ,JohnnyUnitas, Martin Miler, Lawrence Welk, James Drury, Johnny Grant, Mel Allen, Bing Crosby, MacDonald Carey, Peter Graves and Leif Erickson.

Time for Hope - At Home and Abroad - Project Hope
People-to-People Health Foundation

Modern Maturity Messages
The American Association Of Retired Persons ‎

Public Service Spots To Your Health!
National Ice Association


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  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


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.