Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Kenny Owens on Reka

Kenny Owens

Reka 401

13317 - Wrong Line
13318 - Come Back Baby

Kenny Owens had records on Lou Krefetz's Poplar Records as Kenny Owen (58), on Ollie McLaughlin's Ruth label as Kenny Owens, on the Chance label out of Fayetteville, Arkansas as by Ken Owens And The Del-Rays and on his own Ork (Kenny Owens initials spelled backwards) label as Kenny Owens.

Kenny had a large following in the Jonesboro area. He had a TV variety show on KAIT Jonesboro in the late 60's. He recorded with Larry Donn (of "Honey Bun" fame -Vaden Records) an album issued on his own Ork label.

Larry Donn :
In 1969, Kenny Owens came to me with the idea that he and I should be partners. He was good at booking jobs, and I had a good band, so we joined forces. In '70, we went to Wayne Raney's studio in Concord, Arkansas, and recorded an album for road sales ('Kenny Owens & The Travellers With Mid-American Music' - Ork LP 1003). Kenny did one side and I did five songs on the other side.
The Reka label was owned by Meteor recording artist Jimmy Lamberth. See Reka Records where you can listen to the Kenny Owens' Reka sides.


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