Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Wilbert Lombard and the Kartels on Deb

Wilbert Lombard and the Kartels

CP-6065 - That's How We'll Be

CP-6066 - Lovely, Wonderful, Beautiful

Deb Records #1002

Nashville, Tenn. or Beaumont, Texas ?


Black vocal group

Both songs written by Wilbert Lombard and published by Nash-Beau Music Co. BMI.

Another release on the same label is Jim Caraway and Jumpin' Jacks listed in the Rockin' Country Style website (unknown location). Publisher of "Cry Little Boy" is also Nash-Beau Music.

Nash-Beau Music was formed by Bill Hall and Jack Clement who had worked together in the business since 1959. They owned also the Big Bopper, Dixieanna and Tracie companies, and in 1962 formed the Hall-Clement Publishing.

William G. (Bill) Hall (1929-1983) achieved success as a music producer, promoter and publisher. Born in Brookhaven, Bell County, Texas (which is now located on the Fort Hood Army Reservation) in 1929, Hall moved to Beaumont with his family as a child and graduated from South Park High School and Lamar State College of Technology. He began his music career in Beaumont, opening a recording studio and working as a booking agent for such artists as George Jones and Benny Barnes, eventually becoming Jones' manager. Hall also had hits with J.P. Richardson's "Chantilly Lace" in 1958 and Johnny Preston's "Running Bear" in 1960. Later, he joined with Sun Records engineer Jack Clement, to form the Gulf Coast Recording Company,

An undocumented Jack Clement and/or Bill Hall production ?


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