Thursday, December 31, 2009
Arnold Van Winkle and The Gospel Meltones (A Side)
22355 ~ Old Brush Arbors / I See A Bridge
Arnold Van Winkle and Doyle Crawford with Paul Fox & Kelly Caudill (B Side)
22356 ~ Way Up On The Mountain / I'm Ready To Go Home
Jalyn EP 327, Rite Acct. #448 - Issued 1968
This elusive release fills a gap in Jack Lynch's Jalyn Records discography and may be the final recording made by Arnold Van Winkle in a fairly prolific recording career. I met him and purchased records from him in the 1990's as he had discovered some of his recordings had become valuable and he was able to find records he had given to family members years earlier and resell them. He grew up in Richmond, Indiana and his first recording was probably on the Singable label. He then recorded a nice bopper on Larry Short's Ruby label. The photo below was shot in 1957 in the Ruby Recording Studio in Hamilton, Ohio.
He created a rockabilly classic in 1960 with "Servant Of Love" on Poor Boy 111 which was re-released in 1962 on Walton 003. If one existed, a full biography of Arnold would be interesting!
Jalyn photos courtesy of No Hit Records with special thanks to Malcolm Chapman.