Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Dead Duck and the Three Juicy Gooses

Dead Duck and the Three Juicy Gooses

22707 - Skip Talkin' Daddy

22708 - Uncle Charlie

Dead Duck ProDUCKshuns
Same Rite account number as Band Box Records.  Has to be from Denver, Colorado. From 1968.  
Audio file from the Collector CD "Move And Rock" (CLCD4519 (CD) (Netherlands)

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Paul Helms, Jughead Godwin and the Allen Brothers

Paul Helms - Jughead Godwin
with Allen Brothers

35967 - Jugheads Flop-Eared Boogie 
wr. C. Helms-Godwin

Paul Helms and the Allen Brothers

35968 - Tax Happy State
wr. Paul Helms

Tennessee Valley Boys Recording

Scottsboro, Ala.


Jugheads Flop-Eared Boogie was penned in 1953 by Eskil M. Godwin.   Godwin was born on Sand Mountain near Grove Oak, Alabama in 1925. Early in his life he became an entertainer.  He has traveled extensively and appeared with such famous named stars as Uncle Dave Macon on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Bill Monroe, Hank Williams, Lester Flatt and others.

In the sixties, he sold peanuts for a living.  He had a peanut stand at a corner of the courtsquare of some Alabama town : 
Although he is handicapped, he asks no favors.  In this day of welfare and the dole, Godwin is a good example of American ingenuity and freedom of enterprise.  Each week, he buys and roast 150 pounds of peanuts.  He roasts his peanuts in an old refrigerator he has modified, using charcoal to heat them.  Godwin told the Advertiser Interviewer he walks 15 miles per day peddling his sacks of peanuts. 
Godwin has what he calls a specialty act.  In reality it is a one man show.  Godwin plays his harmonica and accompanies himself by “flopping his right ear,” slapping it vigorously with his hand, making rhythmic sound similar to a bass fiddle.  He also buck dances….all at the same time.

Godwin has a record of a song he wrote in 1953 called “Jughead’s Flop Eared Boogie”.  He also has other songs he has written and hopes to record.
Eskil "Jughead" Godwin passed away in 1992.


Mike Ryan And The Teen-Tones

Mike Ryan And The Teen-Tones

11209 ~ Long Cold Winter Ahead
Paul E. Hertel, Cedarlane BMI

11210 ~ Hurtin' And Cryin'
Paul E. Hertel, Cedarlane BMI

Premier IV Records 368-JBP

Mike Ryan

The Teen Tones were a band of musicians from South Bend Riley High School.   Mike Ryan on vocal and sax, Ken Kidder on Wurlitzer Piano, Tom Hemminger on Lead, Roger Lacky on Rhythm, Lew Kimble on Drums. Very popular in Northern Indiana, and one of the busiest and sought after bands for teen dances, proms, etc. 
A native “Hoosier,” Mike Ryan grew up in South Bend, Indiana. After high school he attended Ball State University where he received a B.A. and M.A. in Elementary Education and minored in “Road Music.”   Mike has been an educator and musician for over 40 years.  He taught 4-6 grade and was a Principal for 33 years in Muncie. Mike’s musical career has spanned over 37 years with many bands; The Teen Tones, The Other Five, Decembers Children, Walking Catfish, Poppa Jazz and The Souled Out Band

Besides music, Mike is a family man. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Cathi, and has one son, Michael. He believes in giving back to the community. He has participated in many fund-raisers for American Cancer Society, NAACP, Red Cross, and the Muncie Children’s Museum. As a member of Theta Chi Fraternity, he constantly donates his talents to raise funds to promote academic excellence nationwide.

Mike Ryan/ Teen Tones discography

Premier IV - 368 (1963)
Long Cold Winter Ahead
Hurtin' and Cryin'

T and T Records (1964)
Do You Want to Dance?
Long Cold Winter Ahead (different version)

Don and Mira (1964)
Poison Ivy
Fortune Teller

Paul E. Hertel
Paul E. Hertel was born in South Bend, Indiana in 1928. He served in World War II. He was a lifetime songwriter and publisher who owned and operated Tune and Talent Promotions during the 60s. He managed and recorded many local entertainers such as Danny Gates, The Delairs, The Accents, Redcoats, The Music Project (Rimfires), Gina Marie and the Scat Kats, The 4 Bermuda Triangle, Larry Coverdale and the Four Horsemen, the Accidentals, Survivors, and many more. He wrote a column for the Tri-County News with information on local entertainment. He lived in Nashville for 10 years where he wrote the articles for the National Entertainer out of Michigan called "Paul's tidbits around Nashville" and worked with local entertainers and bands. He also ran his own business as Paw Paw Painting, in which he was noted for painting homes in the Historical District of Nashville.   Retired from the Bendix Corporation, he died in 2008.

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

The American Lads on Black Eagle

The American Lads 
 (Bob Arns, Smokey Mt. Music BMI)

CP-4508 ~ Good By Now
(Bob Arns, Smokey Mt. Music BMI)

Black Eagle 100
Box 22 West Alexandria, Ohio

Billboard rev. 14 Nov 1960

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Ronnie presents New Songs of Today

Ronnie presentsNew Songs of Today
 Sung by Ben Tate

Ronnie  L-230
Distributed by Paragon Productions
 1265 Broadway, New York

Side 1 (19519)
1. It Will Never Change (Joseph J. Larue)
2. It's Springtime Once Again (Joseph J. Larue)
3. Memory Of A Broken Heart (Helen Markwardt)
4. Let Jesus Come In (Anne Mayer)
5. Brown Eyed Baby (Wilbur C. Long)
6. Memories, Wonderful And Gay (Elfriede Soond)
7. My Lord (Mrytle Dunning) Sic
8. Life  (Rose Anderson)
9. I Want To Go Fishing With You (Arthur F. Wendland)
10. Don't Quit (Ruth A. Wray)
11. You've Torn My Heart To Shreds (Ada Redford)

Side 2 (19520)
1. Bunny (Bert J. Blickenstaff)
2. Rose, Throw Me Your Rose (Anthony Belanger)
3. Silvery Georgia Moon (Marvin E. Reed)
4. Lonesome Lee (Eugene L. Mullinix)
5. Cling To Me (Joan Landi)
5. No One Knows (Hubert Bridges)
7. You Want To Ry (Charles J. Suttle)
8. Life (Lucille Respress)
9. Really Real (Harrison Arnold)
10. Happy Memories (Leroy Thomas)
11. Goodbye Forever (Katherine Crowe)

The Country Cruger Sisters : The Middle Cross

The Country Cruger Sisters

The Middle Cross

Side 1 (15665)
Life's Railroad
Have A Little Talk
Savior Like A Shepherd
He Bought My Soul
Man On The Middle Cross

Side 2 (15666)
Above All Else
Jesus The Nazarene
Footprints Of Jesus
I'll Never Be Lonely
Pass Me Not-Jesus

Among the most talented and charming all girl gospel singing groups in the Northwest are Gloria, Carolyn and Cathaleen, who are known as the "Country Crugers."  Wherever they appear at church gatherings, people are always impressed by this trio's pure "country" style, - yet precise harmony and original arrangements.  It is little wonder they blend so nicely however, as they have been singing together since they were old enough to carry a tune.

Their musical careers and personal lives of dedication to the Lord have been under the steady and talented direction of their mother, Virginia, who accompanies the girls on the piano.

They have appeared repeatedly in Conventions, Youth for Christ Rallies, Camp Meetings and local churches in the State of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and as far as Springfield, Missouri, also on Radio and Television.

Gloria, who is 21, is a working girl in an accounting office.  Along with her singing talent, taking the tenor part, she plays the piano and accordian.

Carolyn, 19, the "Tom Boy" is a sophomore in college.  Besides playing the bass fiddle with the group, her outside home chores of chopping wood, milking the cow, and helping to build the family house keeps her busy.
Cathaleen, 17, a senior at East Valley High School does most of the lead and solo worl.  She plays the piano for the school choir.

This inspiring collection of old and new songs of faith is the second album by the Country Crugers.  If you like good country gospek singing, we're sure you will enjoy many hours of pleasurable listening herein.

(liner notes by country-gospel recording artist, Gary Williams)

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Churchmen Quartet : "Love Is Why" (You And I Are Free)

The Churchmen Quartet (With Jimmy Barkley At The Piano)
Presents  "Love Is Why" (You And I Are Free)  (1965)

Side 1  (15429)

The Churchman Medley :
I Am Resolved
Power In The Blood
Showers Of Blessing
Kneel At The Cross

Welcome Home My Child
Precious Memories
When We All Get To Heaven
Love Is Why

Side 2  (15430)
Satisfied With Jesus
On Bended Knees
Keep On The Firing Line
Dear Jesus Abide With Me
How Great Thou Art

The Churchmen Quartet was organized in the latter months of 1960 in Savannah, Georgia.  Membership was composed of two local business men and two enlisted Air-Force men.

From the beginning the expressed purpose of the group has been to witness for Christ through the ministry of Gospel singing.  To this end they have appeared regularly in church services, revival meetings, hom-coming and special events in churches of various denominations in Savannah and adjacent communities.  Their ministry includes periodic permormances on television and radio programs.

Since 1963 personnel changes occured and the present group felt a change in name was in order.  Prayerfully they sought the leadership of the Holy Spirit, and after consultation with a local clergyman, individually and collectively God appropriately led them to "The Churchmen."

James W. Barkley — accompanist.  Jimmy is 49 years of age and the newest member of the quartet.  He joined the group in September 1964.  He is the only bachelor in the group and is in the floral business.

Owen T. Brown — bass.  Owen is 55 years of age, is one of the founders, is married, has two sons and one daughter, and has the distinction of being the only "Grandpa" in the group.  He is employed by the State of Georgia.

George L. Harrell — baritone.  George is 45 years of age, is married and has a son and two daughters.  He is also one of the founders.  He is employed by the Federal Government.

William R. DeWitt — 1st tenor.  He is married and has three sons.  Bill joined the quartet in November 1963. He is employed in one of the local banks.

Cecil E. Milligan — 2nd tenor.  Cecil is 41 years of age, joined the quartet in February 1964, is married and has one daughter and two boys.  He is employed in a large paper mill.

The Casuals on Battlefield

The Casuals

7721 - The Casual Twist (Lott, Davayre Music)
7722 - You In My Heart (Gilbert, Davayre Music)

Battlefield 100

May 1962

Also known as The Casuals Four.  The Casuals were Ted Gilbert, John Lott, Barclay Collins and Guy Weikert all of Gettysburg High School students, managed by James Davies.

The Gettysburg Times :
FULL HOUSE FOR CASHTOWN TALENT SHOW The Cashtown Lions Club's first talent show contest drew a packed house in the Cashtown Community Hall Friday evening with profits going to the Warner Hospital. An estimated 350 persons saw the two-and-half-hour show with first honors going to a quartet of Gettysburg High School boys singing under the name of the "The Casuals." The $25 first prize went to the four who sang "East Virginia" and "Casual Twist."
The Gettysburg Times from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania · April 14, 1962, page 1