Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Hightide on Bejay

The Hightide

Bejay 1336

25081 - Knock On Wood
25082 - Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying

Ft. Smith, Arkansas

Produced by Ben Jack, Glen Smith

"Knock On Wood" is a cover of the Eddie Floyd hit on Stax Records by a white garagey band.

The Bejay label was an offshoot of the Bejay recording studio owned by Ben Jack. First releases on the label had a Van Buren address, home of the first Ben Jack studio. It was destroyed by a fire and Ben Jack relocated his studio to Ft. Smith, in an old converted garage.

Bejay owner : Ben Jack

Ben also manufactured pedal steels but was also an accomplished player, performing and with Hank Thompson and Bob Wills.

Up until 1992, Ben had what was once the largest private collection of vintage guitars in the world, according to Guitar Player magazine, who have featured Ben's extensive collection more than once. His collection includes 60's Rivieras, Casinos, Emperors and a Texan. The collection also includes vintage Epiphone banjos as well as rare Epiphone Electar steel guitars.

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Ben Jack's Recording Studio;

Epiphone News : Featured Dealer - Ben Jack's Arkansas Music

Bejay label discography (incomplete)


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