Monday, September 9, 2013

"Skip" Connors on Circo

"Skip" Connors

16643 ~ White Rose
16644 ~ Hearts Win You Lose

Circo Records 102

A Product Of Stereophonics Corp.
New Bedford, Mass.


Stereophonics was owned and managed by W Edward Metcalf.  Sound engineer (and also acting as producer) was Carl German. From 1966 to 1966, some 50 singles were issued on Circo and Arco, two labels who shared the same numerical series.

In 1968, Stereophonics was renamed Metcalf Recording Studios with records issued unto the seventies on labels such Sadbird and Laurel.

Arco/Circo discography (45s only, but at least one LP was issued : "Fabulous New Organ Sounds of Dave ' Mr Talent'  Fredericks".

Monday, September 2, 2013

A Hodge-Podge Of Off-Beat Jazz

Music For Collectors
A Hodge-Podge Of Off-Beat Jazz

857 45th Avenue
San Francisco Calif 94121

Late 1969 or early 1970

Side 1 –  #25555

That's a plenty (Slim and his Hot Boys) --
St. Louis blues (Broadway Broadcasters) --
I'm wild about horns on automobiles (Billy Hays orchestra) --
Gut bucket shuffle (Harris Brothers Texans) --
Goin' back to Tennessee (Boyd Senter and his Senterpedes) --
The same old moon (Virginia Willrich and her Texas Rangers) --
Down where the blue bonnets grow (Phil Baxter orchestra) --
She's a gorgeous thing (Doc Daughertry orchestra) -

Side 2 –  #25556

Aristocratic stomp (Paul Tremaine orchestra) --
Wha'd ja do to me (Snooks and his Memphis Ramblers) --
Band box shuffle (Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra) --
In a corner (Cecil Scott and his Bright Boys) --
You need some lovin' (Johnny Dunn and his band) --
Variety stomp (Fess Williams and his Royal Flush Orchestra) --
Weary stomp (Curtis Mosley and his Dixieland Blue-Blowees) --
Washboard wiggles (Tiny Parham and his musicians).

1927-1931 jazz band recordings regrouped by San Francisco collector Stephen Prosper.  Further Stephen Foster compilations for collectors were re-issued on Alan Roberts' Sunbeam Records, a jazz re-issue label out of Van Nuys.

Stephen Prosper died sometimes in 1974 or 1975.

(Record found at Alexander Stewart's blog Collector Not Complelist

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Alicia Karrol on Jon-Don

Alicia Karrol

14939 – You Excite Me
E. Forest & P. Connelly, Sandra Music Publishing Co. BMI 

14940 – Feeling Of Love
E. Forest & N. Meadows, Sandra Music Publishing Co. BMI

Arranged-engineered by Earl Forest

Jon-Don 2011


Unknown torch singer Alicia Karrol, perhaps from Memphis.
For another record arranged and engineered the same year by drummer and singer Earl Forest, see