Sunday, January 23, 2011

Slick Lawrence on Squire

Slick Lawrence

Squire 305

CP-4893 ~ Little Mama

CP-4894 ~ No One Can Tell

The Paramounts with Lloyd Maynard

The Paramounts
CP-4965 ~ Night Clubbin' [instr.]

The Paramounts with Lloyd Maynard
CP-4966 ~ I Want A True Love

Fern 810

The Paramounts' name was spelled Par-A-Mounts (backing band on Fern 812, Billy Adams) and Paramonts on another Fern release.

Fern Records discography


Monday, January 17, 2011

Hallmark 15389-15390

Bob Storm
Musical Director Jerry Dee


15389 - Stop Growling At Me Babe
(Lon Streater - Ted Rosen)

15390 - My Love Is Yours
(Pedro Medalle - Ted Rosen)

One of the latest offerings of Bob Purse found at his blog, dedicated to song-poem records. I can't find a thing on Lon Streater, writer of the A-side, but Pedro C. Medalle's works were sung by Terry Allen & The Flappers (Zoot Suits, Preview Records), Rodd Keith (Yellow Bag , Preview Records), Billy Joy (It Was My song, MSR Records) and Patty Wheeler (Herbie Derby, Abbey Records)

"..this is one of the logos (the label used a few) in which Halmark (the most common spelling on their records) used the correct spelling of the word, with two "l's".


Joe South (NRC 041)

Joe South

NRC 041

CP-2350 - Play It Cool

CP-2351 – Little Bluebird

Billboard review, February 8, 1960

Pressed in October ’59 by Rite Records in a batch of records done for the National Recording Corporation based in Atlanta, Georgia (incl. Lewis Pruitt on Peach 725 and Sweetie Jones on Scottie 1312).

Joe South discography (early sides) at Rockin' Country Style

Joe South biography


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Uncle Bud's Hospital Experience

Spoken words. Unknown Rite numbers.

"Uncle Bud's "hospital experience" was the result of a severe auto mishap in May, 1919. He was crossing a San Francisco street when he was struck by a car. Uncle Bud spent several months in a hospital, and several more convalescing in Los Angeles. His spiritual victories over his own physical condition and his stories about the persons he witnessed to spice the account of his remarkable recovery.

Dr D I Vanderpool, a general superintendent in the Church of the Nazarene and personal friend of Uncle Bud, gives the introduction. "

Reuben "Uncle Bud" Robinson 1860-1942

Uncle Bud Robinson was born in a log cabin in the primitive mountain region of Tennessee. When he was 16, his father died, and his mother sold what little they had and moved to Texas. After an unsuccessful endeavor as a sharecropper, Bud hired out as a ranch hand. In August of 1880, during a camp meeting, he felt deep conviction for his sin and received Christ as his Saviour and was gloriously saved. That same night, while lying under the wagon with his hat on a mesquite stump for a pillow, the Lord called him to preach.

Although he had no education and stuttered so badly that he could hardly tell his name, yet in the first year of his ministry he saw about 300 conversions in his meetings. On January 10, 1893, he married Miss Sallie Harper at Georgetown, Texas. For two years he served the Hubbard cir- cuit, but the remaining 60 years of his ministry were given to evangelism. While lacking formal education, Uncle Bud had a wisdom all of his own. It was an unusual insight into the purpose for the redeemed man here on earth, a holy walk, day by day. His philosophy is seen in the following prayer he prayed each morning: "O Lord, give me a backbone as big as a sawlog, and ribs like sleepers under the church floor. Put iron shoes on me and galvanized breeches, and hang a wagon- load of determination in the gable end of my soul. And help me to sign the contract to fight the devil as long as I have a vision, and bit him as long as I have a tooth, and then gum him till I die! Amen!"

During his long ministry, it is estimated that Uncle Bud traveled over 2,000,000 miles, preached over 33,000 ser- mons, witnessed more than 100,000 conversions, personally gave more than $85,000.00 in helping young people with their Christian education, secured over 53,000 subscriptions to his church paper, The Herald of Holiness, and wrote 14 books and sold more than 500,000 copies.

In spite of his handicaps and physical ailments, speech impediment and lack of education, he made the Who's Who of California. From Boston to Los Angeles, thousands thronged to hear him, charmed by his homespun wit and his unique presentation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. His life was one of activity, and his will to his dying hour was to serve his Lord. He went to be with the Lord on November 2, 1942.

Source :

Doug Whitley as Bud Robinson


Jimmie Murphy on Midnite

Jimmie Murphy

816 – 3RD ; N.W.
Grand Rapids, Mich.

12541 ~ There's No Use In Me Loving You
12542 ~ One Block From Home

Jimmy Murphy

Bruce Eder :

Jimmy Murphy is one of the more enigmatic figures to come out of the country/rockabilly scene of the early to mid-'50s. A virtuoso guitar player and a gifted and inspired songwriter, he had a knack for composing and performing quirky, clever songs that hooked into unusual thematic angles -- his first song, "Electricity," equated rural electrification with religious salvation, while the closest he ever got to a real hit, "Sixteen Tons Rock n' Roll," was a satire of the 1956 Tennessee Ernie Ford hit of the Merle Travis song. His music was also strangely archaic in both its form and content, elements that may have doomed his chance for a successful recording career.
.. read more HERE


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Jim Wolfe and the T-Towners

Picture credit : John Tefteller

Jim Wolfe & The T-Towners

T-Town 1001

11689 - Innersanctum

11690 - Susie

Instros from Tulsa, Oklahoma


Monday, January 3, 2011

Evelyn Harlene and Bud Titus on Sage

Evelyn Harlene With Casey Clark's Band

Sage 243

CP-1251 ~ I Wanna Be Free
CP-1252 ~ I've Got The Blues

Evelyn Harlene

Bud Titus

Sage 244

CP-1253 ~ Tomorrow
CP-1254 ~ Hocus Pocus


The Sage label was a subsidiary of Sage & Sand Records, based in Hollywood founded around 1953 by W. O. Fleener. That was three labels in one since there were '45 releases on Sage and Sand, on Sage and on Sand as well.

Ohio artists on these labels had their records pressed by King Records or by Rite Records.