Friday, September 30, 2016

Mary Lou Wahl on Delta

Mary Lou Wahl
Music The Crowns

CP-3627 -  Someone like you
Wahl, Ridgeway Music, BMI

CP-3628 - Mam' selle Marie
David W. Guion,  G. Schirmer, Inc

"Mam'selle Marie" was one of the five "Imaginary early Louisiana songs of slavery" composed in 1929 by David W. Guion, with words by Marie Lussi.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Country Girl Kay

Country Girl Kay

CP-5363 - .Montana Stomp  / No One Loves You Like I Do
CP-5364  - Canadian Waltz  / My Heart Say Forget

Whitkay Record Co., Inc. 501

Born Helen Evelyn Smith in Buffalo, Missouri in 1923. Country Girl Kay was a country musician at heart, and could play the following instruments by ear: guitar, banjo, fiddle, accordion, mandolin and the piano. Along with playing instruments she could read and write music. She learned this from her favorite teacher, Lois Farmer.

She and her sister Wanda, who also was musician, performed with traveling country bands in the 1940s. Some of the performances were on radio broadcasts. They played music in their duet [The Smith Sisters], until they made a trio by joining Boots Faye, another music entertainer.

When her sister Wanda get married, she formed a duet with Carson Jack Whittaker and performed at fairs and rodeos. After their marriage in the mid 40's, they continued to perform music. During that period of her life her husband decided to be her manager. Then she began to perform solo. For a while she had a recording contract with Capitol Records. One of the songs they wrote together ("Texas Boogie") was recorded by Gene O'Quin for Capitol Records.   After that she and her husband formed Whitkay Records.  About ten singles were released between 1961 and 1964.

Carson Jack Whittaker was murdered July 1964, while hitchhiking near Afton, Wyoming. According to media coverage of the crime, when the accused shooter was discovered, he had in his possession a suitcase containing "unpublished songs" written by Kay.

Kay did not record after her husband's death.

Helen Evelyn (Kay) Smith Whittaker Gardner
March 7, 1923 - March 12, 2002

Sunday, September 25, 2016

George Mack presents Kingsmen Combo

George Mack presents
Kingsmen Combo
vocal James Thompson

CP-4661 - Betty

CP-4662 - Please Be Mine
James-Calvin-Albert, Charm Music BMI

Carter 3025/6

Friday, September 23, 2016

Loyal Pritchard

 Loyal Pritchard

10765 ~ Heartbreak Party
10766 ~ Second Chance

Trepur Records
McClendon Enterprises
LaGrande, Georgia

Loyal Pritchard, Alabama songwriter and singer


Loyal and Ronnie
57 - Trepur 1002 : Darling How I Miss You / You Can't Hand Me That Line

Loyal Pritchard
61 - Moonbow 939 :  The Bounce / Driftwood
63 - Trepur 1017 :  Heartbreak Party / Second Chance
68 - Moonbow 1002 [Rite 18941/2] : It Must Be Love / Too Much Of Not Enough     
69 - Loral 19069  [Rite 23757/8] : Love By The Golden Rule / Relax And Rare Back
?? - Nervous Breakdown, unissued (White Label LP 8943)

Jo & Loyal Pritchard
72 - Loral [Rite 29561/2]  : Who Will I Will / You Cry Not Alone

Thursday, September 8, 2016

ADS Audio-Visual Productions

One of the earliest Audio-Visual Productions
from 1965

One of the most prolific producer of public service spots (video cassettes and records) was Audio-Visual Productions located in the Washington D.C. area (in Fairfax, Virginia) and presided by Art Stamler from 1962 to 1985.

Dr. Arthur (Art) Donald Stamler

Dr. Stamler began his career in broadcasting in 1952 when he joined the staff of WBUR, Boston University's FM station, as a student. He then joined WXKS in Boston as News Director.

In 1955, Dr. Stamler first entered management as General Manager of WGUY in Bangor, ME. He served two years with the United States Army and several years in the Army Reserve as a Radio Broadcast Officer. He went back to management briefly with WFAX, a Washington, DC-area station, and then took ownership of another DC-area station, WOHN. From 1962 to 1985, he was President and Executive Producer of Ads Audiovisual Productions, the nation's largest producer of public service spots for radio and television, located in Fairfax, Virginia.

The following discography is not exhaustive.  Only the records pressed by Rite Records are listed and surely many are still missing.

An Epilepsy Information Program
The Epilepsy Foundation 
12 cuts

These stars speak for Equal Employment Opportunity. Produced for the EEOC
— Stars included are: Vice President Of The U.S. Hubert H. Humphrey, Frederick O’Neal, Robert Culp, Bill Cosby, Andy Griffith, Porter Wagoner, Shirley Jones, Vince Edwards, Herb Alpert, Tammy Grimes, Count Basie, Dennis Weaver, Jack Warden, Ivan Dixon, Greg Morris, Marlo Thomas, Karl Malden, Diahann Carroll, And Florence Henderson.

Flightlines - Federal Aviation Administration
Documentary Radio Programs About Aviation In America

What Music Means To Me
The Music Educators National Conference
16 cuts— For details and track listing  see Discogs

Grange Centennial 1867 - 1967
— For details and track listing see  Discogs

Small Business Administration: Radio Announcements & Programs; SBA
— spoken w/music; features cast of the Mission Impossible TV show

Accent on Performance
Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass with Dick Clark (2 LPs);
Government Handicap Employment

Drive Like a Pro
American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators Public Service Radio Spots.
 —Promoting safe driving and responsibility. Spots are by such great TV and Movie stars of the 1960s as: Steve McQueen, Kathy Garver(Family Affair), Don Adams(Get Smart), Peter Graves(Mission Impossible), Greg Morris(Mission Impossible) and Jack Webb(Dragnet). There are a total of 20 spots in all; some as short as 10 seconds some as long as a minute. Some of the spots seem very concerned about drinking, drugs and driving.

Down By The Riverside
Office Of Public Info, Federal Water Pollution Control Admin, US Dept Of The Interior

A Place To Live" -The National Wildlife Federation.
public service announcements radio spots
Featured on these radio spots are: Thomas L. Kimball, Fred MacMurray, Robert Morse, Deborah Kerr, Carlos Saenz, Tiny Tim, Barbara Bain, Burt Lancaster, Glen Campbell, Ricardo Montalban, Hume Cronyn, Carol Lynley, Brian Keith, Deborah Kerr, George Kennedy, Sherry North, Tom Smothers, Dan Blocker & James Garner. The spots are all 30 to 60 seconds except the one by Deborah Kerr which is 20 seconds.  
 These spots have to do with air and water pollution, soil erosion, wildlife protection, forest management and more

Legacy For Tomorrow

Conservation Education Announcements from The National Rifle Association of America
Sharon Tate, Walter Brennan, Nancy Kwan

Epilepsy Information Announcements
Epilepsy Foundation Of America

Time For Hope  -  Project Hope

The Race For Safety (National Safety Bureau)
   radio spots commercials with short interviews of Indy 500 drivers about wearing their safety belts!  8 short spots ranging from 60 second (Dan Gurney) and 30 second spots by Bruce Walkup , LeeRoy Yarborough, Roger McCluskey, John Rutherford and 20 second spots with Wally Dallenbach Lloyd Ruby (10 seconds)...  .33 rpm 7" EP with Picture sleeve

Who Are the Prisoners?
A vital series of Public Service Spots from the Disabled American Veterans
   20 cuts incl. Greg Morris, Lloyd Nolan, Irene Ryan, Irene Tuttle, George Kennedy, Robert Young, Dana Andrews, Tige Andrews, Peggy Lipton, Sebastian Cabot, Dead Or Alive

Reach Out, The Future is in Your Hands; radio spots from the American Legion Reaching Out the 70's For Youth-Unity-Veterans
    Cuts by Commander Chamie, John Wayne, James Stewart, Robert Stack ,JohnnyUnitas, Martin Miler, Lawrence Welk, James Drury, Johnny Grant, Mel Allen, Bing Crosby, MacDonald Carey, Peter Graves and Leif Erickson.

Time for Hope - At Home and Abroad - Project Hope
People-to-People Health Foundation

Modern Maturity Messages
The American Association Of Retired Persons ‎

Public Service Spots To Your Health!
National Ice Association