Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Nick Foley & the Rambling Esquires on Country Star

Nick Foley & the Rambling Esquires
featuring Bill Neat (guitar), Rex Roat (banjo), Casey Jones (fiddle & harmonica) and David Atkinson (bass)

Songs from Old Kentucky –NO 1

Country Star LP 1
(A subsidiary of Process Records)

Side 1 (13769)

1. Sometimes A Mountain
2. Crossin’ The Bridge
3. Firin’ The Strings
4. Turkey Feet

Side 2 (13770)

1. White Mule
2. John Henry
3. Casey’s Blues
4. Swing Low Sweet Chariot

Nick Foley & the Rambling Esquires
featuring Bill Neat (guitar), Rex Roat (banjo), Casey Jones (fiddle & harmonica) and David Atkinson (bass)

Songs from Old Kentucky –NO 2

Country Star LP 2
(A subsidiary of Process Records)

Side 1 (13771)

1.Green River Blues
2.Old Blue
3.Rosin’ the Bow
4.Turnip Greens

Side 2 (13772)

1.Roses While I’m Living
2.Bruning Stump
3.Blue Bird
4.Cripple Creek


These two albums are not listed in this Bluegrass Discography


Sonic Explosion on Big City Sounds

Sonic Explosion

Big City Sounds

Big Dog Productions
135 East 18th Ave. Tusc. Al.

Produced by Sonic Explosion for Big Dog Productions
Tuscaloosa., AL

39581 - We Belong Together
(Hayward R. McKanstry, Bee Dee Publ. BMI)

39582 - I'm A Believer


You can hear both tracks HERE (Digging for Diamonds in Mountains of Mediocrity, blog)


The Notes of Melody of Chicago

The Notes of Melody of Chicago, ILL
Lead T. Howard

Amos Hunt

24343 - You Can Depend On Me

24344 - I Wait On Jesus

Chicago black gospel


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Gospelaires on Jordan

The Gospelaires

26617 - Oh Lord (G.Jimson, Zap-Zap Music)
26618 - You Got To Walk That Lonesome Valley

Jordan 001

Produced by Midnite Sound


Black Gospel recorded in Danville, Illinois at Midnite Sound Studios, owned by Dean Carter and Arlie Miller


Sight and sound :


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Wandering Souls on TWS

The Wandering Souls


7467 - Who Found Me /I Want To Hear “Well Done”

7468 - Let's Have Church / I Found Love

Dayton, Ohio

Black Gospel



Pictures credit : http://myworld.ebay.com/rocksteady/


The Bronner Brothers on Shippings

The Bronner Brothers Spiritual Quartet

9643 ~ Walking Through The Streets

9644 ~ You Ought To Pray Sometime

Shippings 14778

3126A Easton Ave., St. Louis 6, Mo.


Black Gospel


Betty New on Alco

Betty New and the New Boys

27811 – Bright Lights
27812 – My Reason For Livin’

Alco 2911


C&W out of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Curiously enough, release number has "1196" as a prefix which is also the King Records custom number on two releases of another Alco label out of Dayton (Ohio) released earlier in 1965 and 1966, but listed separately in the 45 RPM records discography. The two Alco labels are perhaps related in some way after all.

Alco (Dayton) discography

Alco (Cincinnati,) discography


Pictures credit : e-bay http://myworld.ebay.com/dadshotwax


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Miss DeLois and The Music Men

Miss DeLois and The Music Men

29389 - Take Me Home Country Roads
Denver, Danoff & Nivert, Cherry Lane Music ASCAP)

29390 - Daddy Was A Preacher And Mamma Was A Go-Go Girl
(Jo Anna Neal & Bob Neal, Four Star Music BMI)

New Colony


Recorded In the Country" At Appalachia Sound Recording Studios, Chillicothe, Ohio

DeLois LaDelle

Delois has worked as a singer and dancer professional, since she was eighteen. She sang with Charlie Spivak's band, worked with Jerry van Dyke, Vaughn Monroe, Henny Youngman, Don Rickles and Jerry Lester. She has traveled throughout the United States and other countries entertaining at some of the finest hotels and supper clubs in the world. http://www.bellydanceintensive.com/pag_cms_id_42_p_delois-ladelle.html

She was also known as DeLois Phillips, DeLois Dudley and DeLois Stallcup.

"Daddy Was A Preacher But Mama Was A Go-Go Girl" was previously recorded in the early seventies by Jo Anna Neel for Four Star Music and Joe Johnson and issued on Decca in September 1971. Credited as songwriters are Jo Anna Neel and Bob Neel.

Also in the early seventies, the same song was recorded by Betty Jo Bangs on Tal Star, label out of Amarillo, Texas. And the songwriter credit, this time, goes to Betty Jo herself.

The Tal Star distributor, Sounds of Music, placed the above ad in Billboard on March 20, 1971, that is six months before the JoAnna Neel release on Decca. (Note the spelling Betty Jo Bongs).

This should be the definitive answer to the question : which version of the "Daddy Was A Preacher But Mama Was A Go-Go Girl" came first?

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Soundfiles and New Colony label picture : http://myworld.ebay.com/turnblue/?_trksid=p4340.l2559 (e-Bay)


Monday, May 16, 2011

Lynn Ready on Cowtown

Lynn Ready

Cowtown 809

CP-6453 ~ Jeremiah Peabody's Poly Unsaturated Quick Dissolving,
Fast Acting, Pleasant Tasting, Green And Purple Pills

(Ray Stevens)
CP-6454 ~ Rhythmin-Him (John Steagerman)


Avery, Texas

Lynn Ready
(picture Mickey Mouse Club Show)

From the Mickey Mouse Club Show :

A third season replacement, Lynn had already appeared on television before joining the Mickey Mouse Club. Lynn got to perform on both the Mouseketeer segments and in a serial. After leaving the show, he continued in show business for a number of years as an actor, singer and musician.

Born Lowrey Lynn Ready to Robert and Myrtle Ready, in Dallas, Texas, he began dancing and singing lessons at an early age, and soon was winning amateur contests in the Dallas and Ft. Worth areas. Lynn, who was always billed by his middle name, sang on local radio and television shows from age three on, and later learned to play piano and the steel guitar. Lynn's first professional engagement was in February 1957, on a local Dallas television program, The Curt Massey Show. Shortly afterwards, Lynn took part in a regional audition for replacement Mouseketeers, and became the only Mouseketeer ever hired whose family wasn't already living in California. (...)

Before the Cowtown release, there was one song on the Air label (EP), "A Night For Love" in 1959 and a release on the Spin label in 1960 ("Pogo Stick", picture above).

These three labels (Air, Spin and Cowtown) are all listed in the Phil Milstein' Song-Poem Discographies.

Lynn Ready was later member in 1965-1966 of the Bostweeds on the Chattahoochee label and on a one-sided record for Eve Productions with a song featured in the Russ Meyer movie "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!".

And he was one of the Teddy Neeley Five LP on Capitol in 1966.