Thursday, February 14, 2013

Chuck Jones and The Rays (Belle Meade 143)

Chuck Jones and The Rays

CP-3045 —  Sweet Sweetheart 
Floyd Fellows and ?

CP-3046 — Those Jail House Blues 
Ernest Gruntlehner-Angelo Ventura
Hillsboro Music BMI

Belle Meade 143
February 1960

Song poem record recorded by the Globe Studios, Nashville, Tennessee.  Co-writer of A_side died in 1982 :

Floyd G. Fellows – an electrical engineer and building official by vocation but a songwriter and ham radio operator by avocation – died Thrusday at the age of 75.

Mr Fellows liked to use the nickname the "Viscount of Nostalgia. "  He picked that up in 1975 when a record company released an album of songs he had written. " The record producer said my songs, most written within the past two or three years, sounded like they were oldtime songs," Mr. Fellows told a Times reporter.  So Fellows and the producer came up with the nostalgia name.

Mr. Fellows father operated a music store in Gloversville, N.Y.... Two floors of pianos, musical instruments of all sorts," he said during that 1975 interview. "I'd heard songs in my head for a long time, and in high school there was a course in melody writing.  I took it, and now, 50 years later I'm still at it.

Mr Fellows' other hobby was ham radio. "I've talked to people from all over the world," he said.  "Just about every state."

He resided at 2449 Duncan Drive in Belleair Bluffs.  He was born in Gloversville and moved here 10 years ago from Cincinnati.

Obituary, St.Petersburg Times June 25, 1982

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