Thursday, April 10, 2014

Buddy Livingston and the Versatones

and the Versatones
Buddy Livingston-Billy Brown,  Lowery Music Co. Inc
Scottie 1313

November 1959

"Buddy Livingston and the Versatones" played almost every night at a club called "The Bamboo Ranch" in Savannah, Georgia and even had their own 30-minute television show on WTOC for a while.. Buddy played bass guitar and was the lead man for the band which once included Billy Joe Royal, Joe South and Ray Stevens.

On the vocal side here, the (not credited) singer is possibly Billy Brown (a Versatone for a while?)  : his Columbia contract was not renewed in 1959 and he moved on to Gene Autry's Republic label, on which he had two singles released in 1960-61.

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