Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Ronnie 2061

Ben Tate
10501 - My Gratitude
(Mallie Lee Drawdy)

10502 -;Jackie (Sweetheart of U.S.A.)
(Charles A. Bultman)

Ronnie 2061

Not mentioned on the "Jackie" side is F. J. Cusenza, credited on the copyright as the music composer, while Charles Bultman wrote the lyrics.

Interesting enough, a similar title by Bultman and Cusenza was copyrighted in 1954 : "Mamie; [or] Sweetheart of U.S.A.,".
Frank Jerome Cusenza (1894-1987) was a music teacher and composer. According to his obituary,
he was born in San Vito, Italy, in 1894 and began his musical education at age five. He received a degree at the Royal Conservatory in Palermo, Italy, in 1917 and led a military band during World War I. Mr. Cusenza came to the United States in 1920 and taught music at the Detroit Conservatory of Music, the University of Detroit and the Detroit Institute of Musical Arts. He wrote many music books and compositions…

J. D. Jarvis (Ark 266)

J. D. Jarvis
Accompanied By The Rocky Mountain Boys

10355 ~ The Orbit Song
10356 ~ Farther On

Ark 266


Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Conrad And The Van-Dells on BMC

Conrad And The Van-Dells

CP-2260 - Rambling
CP-2261 - Dead End

BMC 1001

Conrad Puzan wrote the two sides (instrumentals).  Label from Dayton, Ohio owned by Les Bodine,  a country DJ for 42 years.  He worked at WSMK, WHIO, WONE, and WING in Dayton, where he had a music store. Les Bodine died in 1969.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Jane Davis on Cowtown

Jane Davis

CP-6573 - (He's My) Dreamboat
Loudermilk, Acuff-Rose, BMI

CP-6574 - Dancing In The Shadows  
John Steagerman, Blue Ribbon ASCAP

Cowtown 810

The voice is familiar.  She certainly sounds quite like song-poem sultry singer Cara Stewart. Actually I think she IS Cara Stewart using the Jane Davis moniker.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Little Norma on Patch

Little Norma Sings
36661 - A Sweeter Love
36662 - Man, What A Man My Man Is

Recorded at RMT Studios, Baltimore, MD

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Palmer Brothers on Big Pool

Palmer Brothers

15879 - Homecoming In Heaven
15880 - I Touched The Hem Of His Garment
(Buddy vocal)

Country style
R.E. Resh - steel guitar 
B. Pittman-bass 

Big Pool BPS 102

Steel guitarist Ralph Resh had his own record on Big Pool (see 45cat). A Big Pool, Maryland  resident [Population : 82 in 2010 according to Wikipedia] Ralph Resh was possibly the owner of the label, The Palmer Brothers were known from Virginia.

Donnie on Bittner's


16177 ~ You're No Good
(D. Hunter)
16178 ~  Goin’ Away

Music arr. Larry LaVigne
Bittner's Recording Co. No. 1013
Somerset, Pennsylvania

This is Don Hunter from Shanksville, Pennsylvania.  Both sides of the 45 were recorded in the basement of the Moby Dick seafood restaurant, which was also ran by Dick Bittner, who ran Bittner's Recording.

The Great Pretenders

The Great Pretenders

RR-42312-A - Husky Fever, On Two
RR-42312-B - Husky Fever, On Two

Great Pretender Records
9712 1st NW
Seattle, WA

Some info about the band HERE

Saturday, September 21, 2019

The Voice and Harp of Harvi Griffin

Side 1  [27039]

Lara's Theme
The Shadow Of Your Smile
Satin Doll   

Side 2  [27040]

Watch What Happens    
Never On Sunday    
A Time For Us

Harvi Griffin,
a pioneer in electric harp, grew up in Detroit and at age 14, he was playing the piano and stringed and wind instruments. He first became interested in harp under the instruction of Velma Froude.  While continuing his private instruction with Froude, Griffin earned a degree in arts and drama from Michigan State University.  He died in 2005.

Harvi Griffin's picture is from the
Coalition of Harpists of African Descent website

Friday, August 23, 2019

The Enalpria on Moonport

The Enalpria

20999 ~ You Keep Me Hangin' On
21000 ~ Purple Haze

Moonport MNPT-100

My name is Ted [Williams] and was a founding member and lead vocalist/guitarist with "Enalpria" in Cocoa Beach during the mid to late 60's. The other members of the group were: Lynn Maddock (Lead Guitar), Kim Holmes (Bass), Bill Ball (Drums) and Danny Rodriguez (Keyboards). We did have two other members initially (Johnny Strong (Drums) and Dennis Brickey (Keyboards) however, they left the band early in our"career" Unfortunately Lynn and Bill passed away a few years back, Kim went on to bigger and better things (Under Secretary of State during the Bush years) and Danny is an unknown.

I  went off to college in late '69 and spent some 20 years in and around Aspen, Colorado working in the resort industry and playing music in taverns, clubs, festivals, etc. 

Sunday, August 4, 2019

DeBow : The Unicorn Project


[41015] -Crime
[41016] - Improve Yourself

(Rite numbers in dead wax)

    Presented by The Unicorn Project
    Producer : Ray Johnson
    Written-by Clinton Coleman

A Neighborhood Anti-Crime Program, funded by the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration.

A community project 45 given away free to promote anti-crime in Louisville, Kentucky. Members of DeBow are Joe Debow and Rick Debow + four.

Improve Yourself

Note: images courtesy of  discogs

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Luke Hollandwsorth

Luke Hollandwsorth
P. O. Box 15544, Tulsa, Okla. 74115
Time is Running Out!


Side I [30261]

1. Current Events in Bible Prophecy
2. Startling Newspaper Headlines
3. Does God See This Generation?
4. Ecumenical Churchanity

Side II [30262]

1. The United States in Bible Prophecy
2. The Setting Up of Tribulation Events
3. The World Racing to Disaster
4. The Greatest Event of the Ages

Rev. Luke Hollandwsorth"The Walking Bible"

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Vera Bloom

Vera Bloom

 22881 - Now It's Raining  
22882 - Baby What You Want Me to Do

Arr by Sherry Taylor, produced by Scotty's studio

Vera Blum (or Bloom), country singer and musician (electric bass). She started playing music at age 14 and has played in several country bands since then. Vera says she “made a few records but did not have a hit. I used the name Marie Mills because they didn’t think Vera Blum would do anything for the public. Neither did Marie Mills.” Vera lives in Wright City and continues a busy musical career.

Vera Blum was, with Dennis Boren, the main stars of the Oran Brook's All-Star Midwest Opry at the end of the sixties. She still performs today in Missouri with the Silver Wings Band.

Pete Martin And The Versatile Keys

Pete Martin And The Versatile Keys

26991 - Peace Of Mind
26992 - You Can't Take It   

wr. Lenny and Lu Groah
prod. by Lenny Groah