Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Craftsmen (Tropical 110)

The Craftsmen

13403 - Today In Omaha (Albert E. Bly, Alison ASCAP)
13404 - Diddy Wah Doo (Albert E. Bly, Alison ASCAP)

Tropical 110


Song-Poem record. A made up studio band, The Crafstmen, is also credited on the following Tropical release (#111) : "My Honey / Big Foot Wallace", in all likehood also pressed by Rite Records.

Albert Earl Bly name is also found on both sides of Film City 1070. (Rod Rogers, 1964) : "Draft Board" b/w "Save A Little Lovin' For Me".

Evidence of Albert Bly's song writing urge is found as early as 1943, year of the copyright of one of his songs "I Picked Some Oranges in California", possibly an autobiographic song, as he was then located in Santa Rosa, California!


1 comment:

  1. I find that his song writing urge even goes further back than 1943. On July 7th 1934 when he was still living in Illinois he copyrighted "Why Don't Someday Care" / "Waltz Song" with the all important ukelele arr. He was born in Illinois on 11/22/1892 and passed away Alameda county Calif. (around Frisco) on 4/23/1969.