Thursday, January 26, 2012

Allen Shepard And The Countdowns on Redstone

Allen Shepard And The Countdowns

CP-5639 - Scrumshus
CP-5640 - Hands Of Time

Redstone Records - RS-001
4837, Mitchell Ave.
Detroit 7, Michigan


"Chalypso-Style" beat b/w ballad (e-bay)

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First release on the Redstone label, formed in 1961 by Owney Burnett and Bob Holiday (Billboard, May 15, 1961). Names of the label, of the artist & of the band were undoubtely inspired by the first manned space mission of the USA : launched by a Redstone rocket, astronaut Alan Shepard piloted a 15-minute spacecraft on May 5, 1961, three weeks after the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin had carried out the first orbital spaceflight. He was the first American in space,

Bob Holiday is the pseudonym of Robert Senecal. And Owney Burnett is the pseudonym of Norbert S. Biernat, previously owner of Star-X Records.

Sammy Marshall, the ubiquitous song-poem singer, had a release on both labels, Redstone and Star-X.


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